Something Sweet: Strawberry Cheesecake Cones

If you are like me, you are always looking for a sweet little something to end the day with. My niece came up with this yummy dish. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Strawberry Cheesecake Cones Ingredients: Cones: Strawberry wafer cookies Golden Oreos White chocolate chips Strawberry Cheesecake Filling ½ cup plus…

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…

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…

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….

Greek Festival Specialty: Spanakopita – Spinach Cheese Pie

June is the start of festival season in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Over the years, going to the various festivals have become tradition and a unique way to socialize and party with friends.   All over the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Atlantic areas are international festivals, such as Greek, Italian, Irish, Scottish and German.  All are favorites with lots…

What is Heritage Cooking?

By Lisa Skinner, guest Author A fantastic food trend for 2021 is Heritage Cooking.  It is a trend that I can take delight in.  Heritage cooking is immersing yourself into a culture through the food. Delicious recipes that our ancestors before us have made. All over the TV and Internet, you will find heritage cooking…

Summer Mocktails

          Drinking by the pool on a hot day is great for anyone. Sun’s out, fun’s out; Am I right? Some people like to kick back with a beer or some other alcoholic refreshment, whereas others do not. This summer, we are all about mocktails. Some of your favorite adult beverages without the liquor, for…

Kentucky Derby Bourbon Chicken Skewers

May 1st is Derby day! Are you ready to kick off the outdoor party season?  The Kentucky derby is a great way to start the season off right.  Invite a few friends over and set the TV outside for a fantastic party event. Even if your backyard isn’t very large, you can still create a…

Irish Fairy Cakes

 Irish America Fairy cakes are favorite just like hot cross buns in March. Fairy cakes have magical properties besides enabling you to see fairies it will also heal the sick, but only if baked on the day. In America though, you will know these as cupcakes! Ingredients 1 stick of butter 2⁄3 cup sugar To eggs,…