Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with the Cheeses of Europe

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day! We have been experimenting with grilled cheese from the Cheeses of Europe website for a couple of weeks now and since we have found our favorite, we want to share it with you. Bonus Each recipe comes with a suggested beer pairing. Pop on over and poke around while you are there, we promise you the entire site of CheesesofEurope.com … Continue reading Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with the Cheeses of Europe

deviled eggs with bacon

It’s that delicious time of year when “fresh” begins to dominate the menu. Days are lengthening, gardens are being prepped and foods are lighter. The deviled egg is so basic, yet can be dressed in so many accessories. Here we add a bit of bacon and green onion rounds both for their deliciousness and color.  I hope you experiment a bit with different flavors, twist, … Continue reading deviled eggs with bacon

Salmon Deviled Eggs and Crab Cakes in a Tangy Sauce

From the archives: With Easter a tad further down the calendar than usual, we have a bit of extra time to prep, plan and create our menus. My traditional Easter menu has always included simple appetizers, ham and a decadent cake for dessert, however this year a change is in the wind. While I haven’t settled on a precise menu to date, I have been … Continue reading Salmon Deviled Eggs and Crab Cakes in a Tangy Sauce

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

espresso rubbed steak with horseradish cream

The recipe below is quick, simple and can be prepped a day ahead and chilled overnight. It’s perfect in an artisan roll or tossed with tomatoes and wrapped snugly in a tortilla. Pair with an ice-cold brew and enjoy!   Thank you for visiting basil & salt! We look forward to bringing you great content for gardening, parenting, health and beauty and of course, delicious … Continue reading espresso rubbed steak with horseradish cream

Chef Adrianne Calvo’s Roasted Tomato + Crispy Cilantro Pico De Gallo

Miami Chef, Adreianne Calvo, uses umami to revamp the upcoming Grilling Season Nothing enhances the beauty of the outdoors during spring and summer and captures the culinary essence of these seasons like a freshly grilled cut of meat, chicken or pork. With the time for backyard barbecues, beach cookouts and lakeside picnics fast approaching, award-winning, Miami, Florida-based Chef Adrianne Calvo has put her trademark Maximum … Continue reading Chef Adrianne Calvo’s Roasted Tomato + Crispy Cilantro Pico De Gallo