Chef Virginia Willis shares six summer sides to beat the heat

Hot temps call for cool sides. Chef Virginia Willis offers six simple summer side dishes that are perfect for parties or easy suppers at home. Your family and guests will love these creative and light recipes that draw on fresh seasonal ingredients to bring a bright new dimension to the table "Each of these recipes takes a … Continue reading Chef Virginia Willis shares six summer sides to beat the heat

Colavita’s Thai Grilled Skirt Steak

A tasty recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to put on the table, start to finish. Ingredients 2 lbs. skirt steak1/2 cup Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil3 tbsp. fish sauce1 tbsp. honey2 tbsp. lime juice2 - 3 Colavita Hot Chili Peppers, minced2 tbsp. fresh ginger, finely chopped2 tbsp. garlic, minced2 … Continue reading Colavita’s Thai Grilled Skirt Steak

The sweet flavors and aromas of fall: delicious apple butter

The aroma of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and cooked apples waft through the neighborhood as apple butter is being prepared and put up. These autumnal flavors are just one of the gifts Mother Nature gives us this time of year and with all of the choices at my fingertips to whip up for the dessert … Continue reading The sweet flavors and aromas of fall: delicious apple butter

The sweetest time of the year: National Ice Cream Month

The inside scoop to celebrate America's favorite dessert Summer is in full swing, and ice cream lovers everywhere are finishing their time in the sunshine with the treat they love most. That's why the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) is celebrating America's favorite dessert this month. And there is a lot to celebrate … Continue reading The sweetest time of the year: National Ice Cream Month

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

As expected, Redfin reports asking prices down from the all-time high

A record-high share of home sellers are dropping their prices after this month’s historic mortgage-rate hike put a damper on homebuyer activity More and more, home sellers are ceding to the mounting pressure on affordability posed by this month's rapid mortgage-rate hike, according to a new report from Redfin (redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. The median … Continue reading As expected, Redfin reports asking prices down from the all-time high

Nick Lachey’s Hawaiian Burger with Grilled Pineapple

When it comes to grilling, it's all in the preparation and allowing enough time to let the flavors blend. Hawaiian Burger with Grilled Pineapple serves 4 Ingredients 1 pound ground pork1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper1/4 cup finely chopped green onion2 tablespoons McCormick® Grill Mates® Sweet & Smoky Rub, plus more for sprinkling4 fresh pineapple … Continue reading Nick Lachey’s Hawaiian Burger with Grilled Pineapple

Summer Strawberry and Citrus Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

A healthy and delicious way to keep cool on a sweltering summer day Bring your favorite ingredients to the table and toss them on your salad. Recipe Notes If you would like to try other flavors for your dressing, see our chart directly below the recipe. Remember to wash produce thoroughly before consuming Summer Strawberry … Continue reading Summer Strawberry and Citrus Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

An ‘Apotheberry’ experience featuring California Strawberry farmers, Christina Milian and other LA influencers

California Strawberries celebrates the "Million Ways to Love Strawberries" Scroll for a slideshow and a recipe from today's event! Today the California Strawberry Commission hosted an exclusive "Million Ways to Love Strawberries" event at the Santa Monica Proper Hotel to celebrate peak strawberry season, the unique versatility and love consumers have for the vibrant, healthy … Continue reading An ‘Apotheberry’ experience featuring California Strawberry farmers, Christina Milian and other LA influencers