boneless ham with brown sugar pineapple glaze

Don’t let social distancing prevent you from cooking, gathering and celebrating with friends and family. Facetime and Zoom are great companions during these times of missed fellowship.   It’s that wonderful time of year again and Easter baskets for the littles are so much fun to put together. My favorite candy to drop in the basket have always been the long-eared cottontails. Did you know … Continue reading boneless ham with brown sugar pineapple glaze

Chef Adrianne’s Spring Lamb Maximum Flavor Make Over

Jazz up your Easter menu with Miami Chef Adrianne Calvo’s Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops. Spring is an extremely exciting time for food and tradition. Miami’s Chef Adrianne Calvo, who coined the catch-phrase “Maximum Flavor”, is proving why this Easter, it’s not about the bunny, it’s about the Lamb in more than one way. Calvo, who states every Thursday on her NBC Miami segment, Maximum … Continue reading Chef Adrianne’s Spring Lamb Maximum Flavor Make Over

Basil & Salt’s Holiday Moscow Mule

Pomegranates are in season October through February, making them both a  colorful and delicious addition to the holiday season. When choosing your pomegranate look for a deep color with a red to reddish-brown outer rind. If it’s ripe it will feel heavy for its size. It will keep chilled for 3 to 4 weeks if unopened. How to de-seed your pomegranate Using a paring knife, … Continue reading Basil & Salt’s Holiday Moscow Mule

fresh, bourbon cranberry sauce

Fresh cranberries, a splash of bourbon, a sprinkling of brown sugar and a touch of vanilla. We have created the perfect companion for Tom turkey, the star of the Thanksgiving dinner table. This recipe is quick and simple with plenty of wiggle room for improvisation. Whether you like your sauce thick or thin, your cranberries whole or mashed, this recipe will accommodate any flavor and … Continue reading fresh, bourbon cranberry sauce

Rolled, Stuffed Turkey Breast

A beautiful and delicious recipe for smaller holiday celebrations Intimate, cozy celebrations are a great way to really enjoy your guests and have great conversations. This dazzling centerpiece is perfect for a ‘lighter’ gathering of friends and family. Your local butcher will gladly butterfly the breast for you and then it’s a simple process to simply fill with stuffing, roll and tie before roasting. Fennel … Continue reading Rolled, Stuffed Turkey Breast

Basil & Salt Magazine’s ‘HolidayCheer’ now available for pre order

Planning a dinner party in a way that you’re actually capable of getting it done without panicking is important. It’s bad hospitality for the host to be freaked out.  ~Ted Allen basil & salt magazine is pleased to introduce its signature cookbook series. HolidayCheer is the first in our series and the inaugural issue is a collection of both culinary and cocktail recipes combined with … Continue reading Basil & Salt Magazine’s ‘HolidayCheer’ now available for pre order

basil & salt’s summer berry cocktail

A bottle of gin, a hot summer evening and great conversation create the most dazzling of cocktails. Join us in ushering out summer and bringing in fall with our Summer Berry Cocktail. Use all raspberry or blackberry purée or follow our lead and use equal parts of each. Cheers! Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into … Continue reading basil & salt’s summer berry cocktail

Holiday Cocktail: Sinfully Delicious Yule Nog

As the temperature drops and with the holiday season in full swing, there is no better way to celebrate than with a traditional festive beverage. Eggnog, a spiked mixture of egg yolk and milk, has been around for centuries and is often enjoyed around Christmas time. In the American North it is mixed with coffee or rum, a technique brought to the Northern coastal states … Continue reading Holiday Cocktail: Sinfully Delicious Yule Nog

Whimsical Eggnog Cookie Gift Tags

A festive holiday idea the entire family can do together. Why label gifts with a slip of paper when you can use cookies instead? This a festive holiday project the entire family can do together. Mix food color and vanilla extract to paint designs on frosted, gift tag-shaped eggnog cookies. Then, thread a ribbon through the cookie, wrap it in a cellophane bag and attach … Continue reading Whimsical Eggnog Cookie Gift Tags

Guests For The Holidays? Simple Recipes Could Elevate Your Hosting Reputation

The holiday season has arrived, which means it’s that time of year when guests expect you to bring them some figgy pudding – or any type of pudding for that matter. After all, those guests likely subscribe to the idea that grabbing an extra slice of ham or overindulging in that box of chocolate-covered cherries couldn’t hurt the waistline all that much. “Luckily, it’s also … Continue reading Guests For The Holidays? Simple Recipes Could Elevate Your Hosting Reputation