August Suppers: Lemon Basil Avocado Soup

Chilled Lemon Basil Avocado Soup Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados roughly chopped 1 cup coconut milk 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth Zest from 1 lemon 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon basil 2 teaspoons shallots 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt Instructions: Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until exceptionally smooth….

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…

Flounder Rolls

Summer is a great fishing time with friends and family. This recipe brings a bit of Ireland flavors to the dish. If you like this recipe check out the new book coming out in August entitled “Galway Bay to Chesapeake Bay” . Ingredients: 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon chopped shallots 1 teaspoon…

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…

Something Sweet: Cider Donuts

Ingredients For the Donuts:  11.2 ounces apple cider 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons coconut sugar 1/3 cup apple sauce 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cup flour 3 tablespoons almond flour 1 teaspoon baking powder pinch of salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon apple vinegar Preparation In a…