Quick Tip: How To Make Ice Cream

A quick tip on making Ice Cream with put and ice cream maker. Ingredients: 1 cup half-and-half 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract 3 cups of ice 1/3 cup of kosher salt Instructions: In one Ziplock bag, combine the half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla. Make sure you get as much air…

Tailgating Foods: Hawaiian Sliders

It is that time of year for tailgating at football games, ballgames, etc. Tired of the same old menus and recipes? All this month and next we will be providing new and different recipes to try one your next tailgating party. Hawaiian Sliders Ingredients: 24 slices of deli honey ham 6 slices Swiss cheese, cut…

Christmas in July with Nantucket Lobsters

Christmas in July is a second Christmas celebration held around the summer season, mainly during July. It is centered around Christmas-themed activities and entertainment, including small gatherings, seasonal music and specials, and shopping, with the goal of getting the public in the “Christmas spirit” during the summer season.  This years celebration is the weekend of the 24 and 25…

How to Plan an Romantic Shakespearean Picnic Dinner

A romantic picnic dinner at a Shakespeare Festivals makes for a wonderfully delicious time.  It is a delightfully way to tell the one you love that he or she is special.  It also makes it very special if the play is Romeo and Juliet.  But no matter the play, plan to have a good time….

Summer Mini-Series: Grilled Chicken Breast

In this last installment of the summer mini-series, we bring you Grilled Juicy Chicken Breast. We have given you a beef and pork recipe so now we complete this trifecta with yummy chicken. So, you have a variety of meats to choose from for all your sunshine weather festivities. Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon…

July Soup and Salad Supper: Watermelon Gazpacho

When it is in the heat of the summer, cooking in the hot kitchen is a nasty business.  So why not pick up some fruit and veggies from the local farm and create a refreshing supper out on the deck.  Make the soup fun by serving the soup in the smaller half of watermelon. This cool,…

Fourth of July Menu

It is that time of year again!  Thinking of an outside BBQ in the park or backyard?  Try this tasty menu of stuffed burgers, potato salad, and cake.  Bacon Stuffed Hamburgers: Ingredients: 1 ½ pounds ground beef 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon hot sauce Salt and pepper 4 bacon strips, diced ½ onion, chopped…

Teriyaki Pineapple Marinade for Grilled Chicken

I love grilled teriyaki chicken for an afternoon alfresco dinner. Add a salad and grilled fresh pineapple and the taste buds are jumping. If you are looking for more recipes and menus, check out my cookbooks on Amazon. Teriyaki Pineapple Marinade Ingredients: 1 cup teriyaki sauce ½ cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated…

Pool Party Menu

Strawberry Lemonade Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 2 cups boiling water ½ pound fresh strawberries, quartered 12 cups cubed watermelon 1 can, frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 3 tablespoons lemon juice Ice cubes Directions: Dissolve sugar in boiling water. Place strawberries and watermelon in batched in blender, mix until well blended. Pour fruit through a mesh strainer….

Beach Party Menu

Ocean Water Punch Ingredients: 1 gallon bottle Polar Blast Hawaiian Punch 2-liter bottle lemon-lime soda Swedish fish Directions: Refrigerate Hawaiian punch and lemon-lime soda overnight. Fill your punch bowl or pitcher halfway with the punch. Fill rest of the way with lemon-lime soda. Serve over ice and top with Swedish fish. Sweet and Spicy Sriracha…