Classic Beef Kabobs

The three-day weekend is almost here and America's favorite way to cook for Memorial Day is on the backyard grill. Heat up the outdoors instead of the kitchen and create a memorable culinary experience that suits your guests and family's style, taste and love of the grill. The Beef. It's What's For Dinner. brand, managed by the … Continue reading Classic Beef Kabobs

margherita pizza

Weekend perfect, you can make the dough ahead of time or pick up fresh-made dough from your local deli. Have your hungry crew top their own pie with their favorite flavors. Late summer shows off Mother Nature's best work of art. Leaves become restless in anticipation of the fall dance, gourd foliage is in full … Continue reading margherita pizza

espresso rubbed steak with horseradish cream

Espresso rubbed steak is of our favorite summer recipes! Prep a day ahead, chill overnight and you have a quick, simple and colorful lunch or dinner the next afternoon. 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! Are you ready … Continue reading espresso rubbed steak with horseradish cream

DIY Mimosa Bar

Keeping Sunday simple with a delicious DIY Mimosa Bar As we head back to the office, weekends mean something again and the Sunday mimosa is back. Pour sparkling wine, your favorite juice, drop in some fruit, add a sprig of rosemary or thyme for garnish OR keep it simple with only a simple fruit garnish. … Continue reading DIY Mimosa Bar

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

Friday’s Pair & Pour: Sauvignon Blanc with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Honey

Crisp, green and herby, sauvignon blanc is the perfect companion for early summer dishes. Summer may be on the horizon but here in the pacific northwest we still have a bit of damp weather and chilly temps. In other words, a typical June. This means a lot of our entertaining is still indoors, at least … Continue reading Friday’s Pair & Pour: Sauvignon Blanc with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Honey

Take control of your diet with these healthy shopping tips

By Elizabeth DeRosa of Finding the Way Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & Author Tips to Help You Navigate the Grocery Store Trying to choose healthy foods while navigating the grocery store can be confusing and overwhelming. Here are my top 10 tips for a successful trip. Eating healthier “whole” foods increases your intake of necessary vitamins, minerals, … Continue reading Take control of your diet with these healthy shopping tips

Two thirst-quenching cocktails to celebrate National Margarita Day.

Of course, here at basil & salt, we don't care what day it is. It's always a good day for tequila! Why is today National Margarita Day? Every February 22, we come together for National Margarita Day to pay homage to our favorite celebratory cocktail. The margarita — triple sec, tequila, and lime juice — … Continue reading Two thirst-quenching cocktails to celebrate National Margarita Day.

Let’s make an Eton mess

Spring desserts are on our radar and we are ready for berry season. So let's make an Eton mess! This traditional English dessert is so simple and can be customized in various ways to fit all the favor profiles in attendance at your backyard summer gatherings. Note: Tossing a few blueberries in the mix will … Continue reading Let’s make an Eton mess

Disney Launches New Business to Develop Residential Communities

Storyliving by Disney will feature distinctively designed spaces, unique amenities and world-renowned service Do you want to feel Disney magic every day? As more and more fans look for new ways to make Disney a bigger part of their lives, the company today announced plans to introduce Storyliving by Disney, vibrant new neighborhoods that are … Continue reading Disney Launches New Business to Develop Residential Communities