What to Make for Labor Day: Recipe Round-up!

Recipe ideas to make for your Labor Day weekend grill-outs go more smoothly!  The key is make-ahead components!     Savories Sides, Salads, and Main Courses Peach Burrata Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette A stone fruit salad with creamy burrata cheese on a bed of spinach and dressed with my favorite simple vinaigrette (made with champagne vinegar and fresh orange juice!). The vinaigrette can be made up to 3 days head! Did I mention the salad can double as your centerpiece? Once assembled, this salad is as colorful and beautiful as it is delicious!  To the recipe… Lightened Goat Cheese Dip with Pistachio Basil Pesto The lightest airiest goat cheese dip…

What to Make for the 4th of July: Recipe Round-Up!

Grill outs, fireworks, beach volleyball, parades, popsicles, and anything else you associate with the fourth of July!  The holiday is supposed to be a day of relaxing with family and friends, not slaving away in the kitchen.  So lets all spend more time with our friends and fam this holiday.  And here’s what to make for your 4th of July weekend celebrations! Main Course Grilled Curry Coconut Milk Pork Skewers Savory and sweet coconut milk, curry, and turmeric marinaded pork shoulder.  Inspired by Thai street food but without the firey spices!  To the recipe…. Balsamic Herb Chicken Skewers Balsamic, olive oil, a mixture of fresh herbs, and other spices make…

What to Make – 4th of July Edition: Grilled Curry Coconut Milk Pork Skewers

Burgers and dogs get all the 4th of July hype.  Why is that?  The last time I had a memorable one of either item was…… *Cue crickets chirping*  Or for those of you paying attention to American politics, to quote Jeff Sessions: “I don’t remember.” There are a few reasons to make hot dogs and/or burgers.  Beginning with: They are cheap. And ending with: They are easy.  But since shaking things up seems to the the theme of 2017 in the US, I am going to shake things up too… With these pork skewers!  They are marinated in a savory coconut milk and curry spiced mixture that is sweetened a bit with…

What to make for Father’s Day: Recipe Round-Up

Are you making something special for your Dad, Grandpa, or another father figure in your life this weekend?? We will be doing a combination grill-out and raw oyster tasting bar for Father’s Day this weekend!  If you are still deciding what to make, consider one of these Dad approved favorites!! Main Course Marinated Flank Steak Korean Style This flank steak is best when allowed to marinade in the Korean inspired flavors for 24-48 hours.  This flavorful and easy to make steak is what we will be making on Father’s day! Raw Oyster Tasting, Serving, and my favorite Mignonette Treat your dad to a oyster geography lesson by following the directions…

What to Make for Father’s Day: Flank Steak Korean-Style

I rarely take issue with the timing of a holiday but I have to say… Father’s Day probably is one of the worst. Graduations.  End of school.  Class parties. Beginning of summer.  Too. Much. Happening.. From what Google says, the first Father’s Day occurred in 1910 after a woman was inspired to honor her father during a Mothers day church sermon the year prior.  Ironically, some form of Mother’s day has been celebrated since Greek and Roman times!  How do you think dad feels about that?   Mother’s day is pretty uneventfully placed in the middle of May.  On paper, it sounds logical to place father’s day a month later.  I’m sure…
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