simple blueberry pie

As spring teases us with sprinklings of summer-like weather, I have a tendency to pull up the cook-out recipes. I love planning neighborhood backyard barbecues, romantic picnics and weekend camping trips and as March rolls into view I can’t wait to dive into outdoor foods. Farmers markets and road side stands are posting their spring schedules, and soon we will have access to fresher fare … Continue reading simple blueberry pie

seared scallops with pan sauce

Lovely and delicate, scallops are a delicious favorite to pair with great conversation and a chilled sauvignon blanc. A light salad, simple greens and crusty bread for the extra pan sauce, are excellent companions for this gorgeous dish. When prepping, note the scallops need to be as dry as possible. Blot delicately between paper towels at least twice. Place on a plate and sprinkle with salt and … Continue reading seared scallops with pan sauce

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

smoked salmon, cream cheese, horseradish and dill on rye

I first shared this recipe with my Basil & Salt Magazine readers over the last holiday season. It’s a rich, delicious appetizer that my guests and I have enjoyed each cocktail season. I enjoy all the recipes I’ve added to Basil, however in light of a recent health concern, it’s necessary I drastically modify my diet. What’s a food writer to do? My answer was … Continue reading smoked salmon, cream cheese, horseradish and dill on rye

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