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…

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…

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…

Dad’s Day with Beer Butt Chicken

Beer Butt Chicken seems a favorite with the beer drinking Dads.  A beer in hand, grill going strong with favors of chicken fill the neighborhood, and kids out paying in the slip in slide.  It is the start of the summer grilling season, with a big push from Dad and his grill.  Add potato salad,…

Summer Mini-Series: Grilled Baby Back Ribs

                For part two of our summer mini-series, we will be making ribs on the grill. Juicy, tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs. Another BBQ favorite for everyone to enjoy during the summer. Don’t forget to bring your wet naps; You’re going to need them! What you will need: 3 slabs pork baby back ribs RUB: ¼ cup…

Kitchen and Patio Gardens

          Wanting to do something different this year? Let’s try planting a kitchen or patio garden! Fresh herbs and vegetables right in your kitchen window or back porch. No need to go to the grocery store and deal with people, when everything is right there, fresh for the picking for you!           Some of the…