chef adrianne calvo’s “grilled” cajun shrimp boil + lemon aioli

Miami Chef Adrianne Calvo gives a Cajun classic, a global makeover! Miami based Chef Adrianne Calvo, author of Maximum Flavor Social, shares a recipe inspired by a recent culinary discovery, just in time for grilling season. In a recent visit to the South, Calvo enjoyed her first crawfish boil, a Louisiana staple bursting with spicy flavors. A classic crawfish boil has crawfish, red potatoes, corn, … Continue reading chef adrianne calvo’s “grilled” cajun shrimp boil + lemon aioli

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

Talk to Food Network with Google Assistant

Food Network makes the most of the Google Assistance’s new features. Thinking out loud about what you want to eat just became a lot more efficient when you’re on the go. Following the successful launch of Food Network’s action for the Google Assistant on Google Home devices, Scripps Lifestyle Studios is continuing to evolve Food Network’s experience to provide even better recipe inspiration thanks to … Continue reading Talk to Food Network with Google Assistant

Punting For Dinner by Ginger Johnson

Hmmm….what to eat for dinner? Whenever I find myself with that question rolling around in my grey matter, I invariably take stock of, well, my kitchen stocks. What’s in the fridge that needs to be eaten? What’s in the larder to support the fresh goods? What looks appetizing? Who am I feeding? All those, and sometimes a few more, tend to get my cooking juices … Continue reading Punting For Dinner by Ginger Johnson

A must for every kitchen; Jamie Geller’s Joy of Kosher

Cookbooks have evolved over the years and definitely for the better.  Our mothers and grandmothers purchased impersonal cookbooks filled with delightful recipes, some with photographs, some without. Today we have a delicious glimpse in to the culinary authors world that gives us a sense of connection.  The days of the generic cookbook are long past.   Jamie Geller’s Joy of Kosher gives us more than … Continue reading A must for every kitchen; Jamie Geller’s Joy of Kosher

Football Fever; Let’s raise a glass, or three!

  The weekend is taking shape to be a football lovers paradise.  Preseason football is finished as Thursday kicked off the 2013 season ~ the 94th in NFL’s history. Yes! It’s time to set the college game day menu and prep the NFL hungry football crew finger foods docket. We will spend the next few weeks filling these pages with delicious football fare and pitchers of … Continue reading Football Fever; Let’s raise a glass, or three!

The Flavors of Autumn: Pork Loin in Port Wine Reduction Sauce

’tis the season for autumn comfort foods. When fall rolls around,  Mother Nature gives her best bounty, squash, pumpkins, zucchini, apples, peaches, corn, melons and blackberries. The flavor combination possibilities are endless. Now officially deep into the cinnamon and clove season, apple and pumpkin pies have been steadily rolling of my oven for a week and the aroma wafting through the house has been divine. … Continue reading The Flavors of Autumn: Pork Loin in Port Wine Reduction Sauce

Summers last hurrah; Labor Day grilling

Leaves are changing color, the morning air has taken a cool, crisp edge and the days are shortening.  Grills everywhere are going to get a workout as friends and family make this one last traveling vacation weekend of the year really count.  It’s the annual last hurrah, of summer. Whether you are providing the entire fare for your friends and fam or you are packing … Continue reading Summers last hurrah; Labor Day grilling