It’s always a good idea to have a collection of good summer dinner recipes on hand for when the heat takes its toll and you don’t want to be slaving in the kitchen.
Whether planning on a simple dinner for two or entertaining a crowd, you want mouth-watering dishes that feature fresh summer fare and taste scrumptious.
All the better if they are simple to make or even allow for shortcuts, like a little cheating with store-bought ready-made ingredients to help save a step or two… […]
There’s nothing like a bevy of refreshing drinks to put the pep back in your step on a hot summer day.
If you’re entertaining, consider adding a little extra flair to dinner or even a backyard party: offer a selection of good summer drinks and watch the invigorating effects on your guests.
Playing host or hostess doesn’t have to break the bank either. Keep your drinks non alcoholic, or just add a little splash of alcohol. Better yet, play with herbal and fruity flavor pairings and create your own delightful combos. […]
Who says you can’t hold a good party once the Holidays are over? And Super Bowl Sunday seems perfectly timed to celebrate. The trick is to plan ahead and get as much done as possible as early as you can.
First on the list is deciding what food you are going to be serving. Do you want a formal dinner with everyone gathered around the table, or a more casual seating arrangement? […]
1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 egg whites
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ cups sweetened flaked coconut […]
1/3 cup red onion, chopped
4 tablespoons lime juice
1 small jalapeño pepper (2 for added heat)
4 avocados, peeled and pitted
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 large mango, peeled, seeded and chopped […]
White Bean Soup
Ingredients (serves 8):
1 pound Great Northern beans
2 quarts water
2½ pounds ham hocks or shanks
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1 cup yellow onions, diced
1 cup celery, chopped […]
Though beer first comes to mind when you think of game day drinks, you might want to get a little more fancy for a special occasion. The following Super Bowl drinks are sure not to let you down!
Ingredients (1 serving)
1 1/2 ounce vodka or light rum
1/2 ounce PIMM’S No. 1
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup […]
Getting healthy winter meals on the table in time becomes increasingly challenging as days get shorter and shorter, and we struggle to accomplish more with shrinking energy. And with temperatures dropping, grilling outside is not attractive…
Heavier meals are also on the menu in order to help maintain body temperature and keep energy flowing. But cooking hearty food traditionally requires a considerable amount of elbow grease and plenty of cleanup. […]
Cranberry Tequila Margaritas
Traditionally considered a warm weather drink, margaritas have gained in popularity and are now enjoyed all year long. This holiday-friendly version simply requires a fun garnish to complement its appropriately seasonal splash of color.
Yield: 1 margarita
Total Prep Time: 5 minutes
3 oz tequila […]
Still wondering what holiday party food to serve that will wow your guests? Fret no more: we’ve come up with yummy holiday finger foods that should inspire you to get in the kitchen and start cooking up a storm!
While it’s true that some recipes are easier than others, keep on the lookout for components like our orange-cranberry relish that can be made ahead of time.
Oh, and by the way, these recipes would make great Christmas party finger foods too! […]
It may surprise you to hear that next to apple, pumpkin drinks are some of the most popular fall alcoholic drinks.
Not entirely surprising, as they rely heavily on pumpkin spice spices, a winning combination of flavors which can be found in many seasonal comfort foods. […]
While fall automatically brings to mind apple cider, there are numerous other apple drinks you can make yourself in no time.
Enjoy the following recipes, from a simple harvest punch to all sorts of fall alcoholic drinks that are perfect for a fall dinner party. […]
Spicy Crockpot Cider
This warm, spicy concoction is a delicious treat on a crisp autumn day. Take a minute or two to add the ingredients to your one pot cooker and before you know it, you’ll be serving up a special treat for everyone to enjoy.
Added bonus: your kitchen will be filled with the welcoming aroma of warm spices! […]
With Thanksgiving over and the mess cleaned up, you find yourself with a refrigerator full of Thanksgiving leftovers.
Sure, you can serve up the traditional holiday dinner once or twice, but by then, you’re ready for something different. The good news is that you won’t have to cook for a week or so. […]
Have you been racking your brain trying to come up with healthy Thanksgiving food ideas with nothing to show for it?
Here are a few options to get you started so you can conjure up your own tweaks and make this holiday healthier for everyone. Don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild and create your own masterpieces. […]
If you find yourself hosting your first family Thanksgiving meal this year, no doubt you’re feeling under pressure. No need to worry: a quick look at our Thanksgiving dinner recipes, and you’ll start decompressing.
Why? Because they’re full of time-tested tricks that enable you to accomplish the most with minimal effort – including three Thanksgiving casserole […]
Sausage-Stuffed Mushroom Caps
A guaranteed hit whether you’re hosting a lavish party or a simple lunch with the girls, but why not elevate dinner and surprise everyone with this super tasty appetizer?
For best results, select mushrooms with small to medium-sized caps. A mixture of baby Portobello and white mushrooms looks particularly attractive.
Just know that Portobello caps will add their own […]
Easy Cinnamon Apple Tarts
1 pack frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon water
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into thin slices
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 pint heavy whipped cream […]
Pumpkin Spice Paleo Pancakes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
6 large eggs
2/3 cup pure pumpkin puree
2 tablespoon honey
½ cup almond flour
½ cup coconut flour
1½ teaspoon baking powder […]
Braised Beef Burgundy Stew
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 3-3½ hours
6 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
2 lbs beef chuck, cut into 1-inch pieces
Sea salt and black pepper to taste […]