Cinnamon Apple Butter

Simple and delicious, this tasty fall treat will quickly become a family favorite. Are you ready? It's that time of year again when heavier flavors begin to dominate menus across the country. Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, apples, squashes and deep cooked meats are once again on the menu. When the sidewalk is littered with dry … Continue reading Cinnamon Apple Butter

Quick and easy ideas for your Fourth of July

It's potluck season! As friends and family gather for Independence Day and beyond this summer, here are a few simple ideas to get the party started. I've gathered a few of my favorite "go to" ideas for summer gatherings - first, are a few quick tips and tricks to turn the celebration into a Fourth … Continue reading Quick and easy ideas for your Fourth of July

Angel Food Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting and Fresh Berries

Light and airy, this angel food cake deserves a frosting that won't overpower its delicate flavor Note: Angel food Cake 'sets' during the cooling process. Turn your cake upside down on a wire rack to cool, otherwise your cake will collapse. Note: I have included a recipe for Stabilized Whip Cream Frosting - delicious - … Continue reading Angel Food Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting and Fresh Berries

Two Fresh Twists on the Classic Easter Brunch with Jarlsberg® Cheese

Irresistible Jarlsberg® Croquettes and Jarsleberg® Corn Muffins Reprint from 2016 Out of all the tasks on the "to do list" before family arrives on Easter Sunday, creating the menu is my favorite. I spread many recipes out in front of me and begin pairing appetizers, main dishes and desserts, switching them out several times before the final … Continue reading Two Fresh Twists on the Classic Easter Brunch with Jarlsberg® Cheese

boneless ham with brown sugar pineapple glaze

A simple and delicious Boneless Ham centerpiece, plus a bonus side dish recipe, Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce It's that wonderful time of year again and coloring eggs for Easter baskets and creating festive games for the egg hunt adds more joy to the occasion. As we prepare for Easter Sunday and add sweets to the … 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, … Continue reading Chef Adrianne’s Spring Lamb Maximum Flavor Make Over

Maria Rodale’s Scratch Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner is easier than you think. Maria Rodale shares her thanksgiving menu with tips from her  cook book Scratch, which is filled dozens of home-spun recipes. When Maria Rodale cooks her annual Thanksgiving Dinner, nothing comes out of a can or a box, not even the cranberry sauce. Her menu this year includes tried … Continue reading Maria Rodale’s Scratch Thanksgiving

basil & salt’s last minute sides, tips, tricks and ideas

Slicing, dicing, baking and prepping. The countdown begins. If you are looking for a couple of quick and simple side dishes, we have you covered. The best part about these two recipes is, these work any time of the year. Before we launch into those though, we have a few tips and time savers that … Continue reading basil & salt’s last minute sides, tips, tricks and ideas

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