Essential Baking Company’s Take & Bake bread is what you need in your pantry now.

We love it when we find a delicious product that makes life easier. And while we enjoy everything that The Essential Baking Company has to offer, their organic Take & Bake bread is by far our favorite. Simplicity rules with this bread. Buy it, put it in the cupboard and as long as you don’t open the package, it will remain fresh in your pantry … Continue reading Essential Baking Company’s Take & Bake bread is what you need in your pantry now.

Cucumber Rolls with Ham and Cheese

Ahhh. Spring. My mind immediately wanders to backyard barbecues, garden parties and outdoor festivities. In reality, spring in the northwest is a combustible combination of all four seasons, often happening at the same time. Even though Mother Nature isn’t going to cooperate and bring us warm weather right away, we are throwing a garden party. This recipe is one of my favorites not only in … Continue reading Cucumber Rolls with Ham and Cheese

Four Bold Game Day Tacos

These four bold, authentic original Mexican dishes will take your football party to the next level. No matter who you are rooting for this Super Bowl season, good food is on the menu. And as life gets busier, schedules get tighter. When we take small short-cuts to feed a hungry crowd, we still want great flavors made with real ingredients. Impress your football crew with these … Continue reading Four Bold Game Day Tacos

Chef Adrianne’s Ghost Pepper Candied Almond Bacon

Are you busy prepping your Friday night menu? If you’re a bacon lover this recipe is for you!  This addictive snack is sweet and spicy, salty and crunchy and satisfies all the cravings.  Pair with a Cinco de Mayo cocktails and enjoy!   About Chef Adrianne Calvo Adrianne Calvo is the Executive Chef and owner of Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, Host of Maximum … Continue reading Chef Adrianne’s Ghost Pepper Candied Almond Bacon

Tomato Cream Cheese Tulips

Surprise Mom with “Edible Flowers” this year. The Hotel Saugatuck in Saugatuck, Michigan, has a special recipe they’re offering guests this May to coincide with a nearby tulip festival. Although these beauties are for spring flower festivities, Mom would also love these little delights! The “flowers” only take a few minutes to whip up and would be a sparkling surprise for Mom on the brunch … Continue reading Tomato Cream Cheese Tulips

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Date Night Doins’ Venison Tenders

A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe by DateNightDoins.com Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 2 ½ hours @ 400 degrees (205c) Grill: Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill Pellets: Pacific Pellet Gourmet BBQ Pellet Mountain Maple   Links:  You can find more recipes like this at Date Night Doins and Chef of the Future Seasoning is available at COF.Rocks   Continue reading Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Date Night Doins’ Venison Tenders

The Must Have Elements of the Perfect Guacamole

It’s not a Cinco de Mayo party without chips, salsa and guacamole. Before we headed to the kitchen to begin prepping for the big day, we asked Cabo Flats chef Antonio Brodziak, for a few tips promised to impress. Buy the right avocado: Everybody knows that guacamole is consisted of avocado, but people often use just regular avocados, losing flavor in the process. Ripe Hass avocados … Continue reading The Must Have Elements of the Perfect Guacamole

Game-Day Menu; Bloody Mary’s and Baby Back Ribs

We all have our favorite foods to eat with our hands on game-day.  Would it really  be a pigskin party without chicken wings and the ultimate finger food, baby back ribs? You have heard me say it before and I am shouting it out again.  It is much more fun to watch the game and enjoy your guests than to work in the kitchen trying … Continue reading Game-Day Menu; Bloody Mary’s and Baby Back Ribs

Game-Day Appetizers & Finger Foods

Getting ready for the big games this weekend doesn’t just mean cleaning the family room or man-cave, putting out the props and buying a brew or two.  There is quite a bit of prep work involved in planning, shopping and preparing a feast for the hungry, and loud,  masses during the playoff’s. My favorite food for game-day is not a finger food, unless the guys … Continue reading Game-Day Appetizers & Finger Foods