Recipe: 4th of July Lemon Meringue Tart

For the graham cracker crust: 1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers (about 8 whole crackers) 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Combine crushed graham crackers, melted butter, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl and mix well. Press mixture evenly into a 9-inch metal [...]


Recipe: Bang Bang Monkfish with Red Quinoa Arugula Salad

This Summer Fish dish is fast, fun and wonderful server hot or chilled. Bang Bang Monkfish is a dish that can be a meal or a quick healthy snack. To begin, prepare a spicy sauce that will last under refrigeration for 30 days. In this recipe, you will also create an arugula salad sautéed in [...]


Recipe: Daddy’s Smoking Pig & Slaw from Hell

Summer is grilling, smoking and family time. This slow cooked sweet, spicy, and tender pork will make you the Mac Daddy for a few hours, until they are all feed, then your back to just Dad still rules.  Total Time: 12 Hours              Prep Time: 45 Minutes           Cook Time: 8 Hours 30 Minutes Ingredients: Rub for [...]


Recipe: Golden Beet & Arugula with Sweet Goat Cheese

This summer Beet salad is light tasty and very easy to prep using only 2 small sauce pots. The dressing is made from the beet cooking liquid. Colorful and easy to prepare. Yield: 8 – 10 salads     Total Time: 45 Minutes          Prep Time: 20 Minutes           Cook Time: 15 Minutes Ingredients 6 Golden Beets (size of [...]


Recipe: Salad Nicoise

Ingredients 1/2 pound new potatoes (quartered) 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup pitted nicoise olives 1/2 onion, thinly sliced 1 (5 ounce) can tuna 1/3-pound fresh green beans - rinsed, trimmed and blanched ½ pound mixed salad greens 1 cup lemon vinaigrette 3 hard-cooked eggs, (quartered) 3 roma (plum) tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon [...]


Recipe: Creme Brulee

Crème brulee also known as burnt cream, crema catalana, or Trinity cream is a dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel. It is normally served at room temperature. This is a year round dessert. Majority of the times it is requested for holidays and family gatherings. Yield: [...]


Recipe: Thai Lettuce Wraps

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup nee vinegar 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise 2 tablespoons reduced-fat creamy peanut butter 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce 1 garlic clove, chopped 3 tablespoons canola oil 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro [...]


Recipe: Maple Mustard Pork Tenderloin

3 tablespoons Dijon mustard, divided½ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 pound pork tenderloin, 2 teaspoons canola oil ¼ cup cider vinegar 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1½ teaspoons chopped fresh sage Instructions Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine 1 tablespoon mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl; rub all over pork. Heat [...]