This is the perfect recipe to make use of extra tomatoes you have lying around. I grew a few different tomato varieties and although I didn’t get a huge harvest, I was happy with my results. For this recipe, I’m using a combo of Big Rainbow and Paul Robeson tomatoes. These little tarts are perfect on their own or paired with a small salad for a light lunch.Continue reading “Heirloom Tomato Tarts”
Fried Green Tomatoes and a BLT
I picked up some green tomatoes from the farmers market and figured I’d try my hand. It was actually my first time ever having green tomatoes and making them. Continue reading “Fried Green Tomatoes and a BLT”
This recipe is nice and light making it perfect for summer. It’s super easy to make and only uses a few ingredients.
Cranberry Sparkler and Cranberry Compote
I know I’m a little late with this one because it would have been perfect for Thanksgiving, but it will still make a great choice for any Holiday party. Continue reading “Cranberry Sparkler and Cranberry Compote”
Crispy Baked Five Spice Wings
It’s wing season and I don’t think I know anyone that doesn’t like wings. The good thing about this recipe is that the wings get nice and crispy without frying them. I can’t take credit for this method, I actually saw this used by Alton Brown. It takes a little more preparation than the traditional fried wing, but the results are well worth it!
Beer Battered Onion Rings with Roasted Garlic Ranch
These onion rings are perfectly crispy and the homemade ranch dip is just perfect. The batter also has the addition of vodka. I have to admit, all I had was cake flavored vodka and it actually was great. It gave the onion rings a slightly sweet taste. For step by step instructions. visit my YouTube page. This batter is also great for chicken, fish or shrimp!
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Corn Cakes with Tequila Lime Shrimp and Mango Salsa
I know what your thinking…Finally a food post! As you can tell I enjoy making cocktails, but it was definitely time for some food! Summer is almost over, so I wanted to make something fresh and full of summer flavors. Continue reading “Corn Cakes with Tequila Lime Shrimp and Mango Salsa”
Grilled Meyer Lemon Chicken
Now that the heat wave is over here on the East Coast, it’s possible to go out and grill again. If you are unable to find Meyer lemons, you can substitute with regular lemons. If you are using regular lemons, add an extra tablespoon of honey. I served this chicken kabob style with a quick grilled flat bread that I made using some left over pizza dough. Just lightly brush the dough with olive oil and grill for just a few minutes on each side.
Herbed Ricotta and Pistachio Crostini with Honey
This crostini is great for cocktail parties or a quick snack. It takes just a few minutes to put together so it’s a great option if you have a few people over and only have a little prep time. You can use any fresh herbs you like, whatever you have around will work. I used truffle honey but any honey will do. Use a good quality hand dipped ricotta for this, it will really make a difference. Serve with a nice glass of bubbly and enjoy!
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Roasted Beets and Crispy Goat Cheese with Honey Balsamic Glaze
Beets and goat cheese are two of my favorite combinations. The beets get nice and tender from roasting and the crispy goat cheese is a nice contrast in texture. Enjoy alone or in your favorite salad.
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