Réveillion Cocktail

December 27, 2017 0

Réveillion Cocktail A Réveillion is a dinner party which comes before Christmas or Christmas Eve.  It is a European tradition which carried over to particular […]

Yukon Gold Baby Potatoes

December 25, 2017 0

Yukon Gold Baby Potatoes This is a great side dish that can be served with beef, chicken, meatloaf, or any other dish where potatoes and/or mashed […]

French Mussels

December 24, 2017 0

Classic French Mussels I love fresh mussels, but like most shellfish, it can be tedious to clean, debeard, cook, and sort out the dead ones […]

Biscotti

December 23, 2017 0

Biscotti Biscotti in Italian means “twice baked”, and that is the process for making these.  They say that these were one of Christopher Columbus’ favorites, […]

Stuffed Mushrooms

December 20, 2017 0

Stuffed Mushrooms Stuffed mushrooms are easy to make, bake and are great appetizers. The hardest part is the preparation which is really fairly easy. This […]

Marechiara

December 18, 2017 0

Marechiara Zuppa di Pesce Italian Seafood Soup for Pasta Marechiara or Zuppa di Pesce is an Italian light seafood tomato based broth which is fine […]

Bee’s Knees

December 13, 2017 0

Bee’s Knees This is a classic prohibition cocktail that is very simple and easy to make.  The name was a term in the late 1800s […]

Venezuelan Christmas Meatloaf

December 11, 2017 0

Enrollado de Carne Navideño (Venezuelan Christmas Meatloaf) This is a Venezuelan Christmas tradition. My wife first spoke of it a couple of years ago, but […]

Basic Sauce

December 8, 2017 0

Basic Sauce Basic Sauce is a base tomato sauce that can be used for anything from just the way it is, to creating other great […]

Brussels Sprouts

November 28, 2017 0

Brussels Sprouts Brussels Sprouts are from the cabbage family.  Imagine them as miniature cabbage about the size no bigger than a walnut or golf ball […]

Puttanesca Sauce

November 26, 2017 0

Puttanesca Sauce A classic Italian pasta dish is Puttanesca. The name is a curious one, and yes, it does mean “prostitute” in Italian, the question […]

Nutmeg Syrup

November 15, 2017 0

Nutmeg Simple Syrup   Nutmeg syrup is ideal as a secret ingredient to your Tiki and Polynesian drinks as a sweetener, but it is great […]

Shrimp Fra Diavola

November 15, 2017 0

Shrimp Fra Diavola Diavola simply means “devil” in Italian, but when it comes to food it means very spicy or hot.  It is incredibly simple […]

Peligroso Old Fashioned

November 10, 2017 0

Peligroso Old Fashioned I came across this while in Aruba at the Blue Bar at the Renaissance Marriott located in the downtown shopping district.  While […]

Sweet Bell Pepper Syrup

November 10, 2017 0

Sweet Bell Pepper Syrup While in the Caribbean I came across a pepper so hot, its actually supposed to be hotter than Scotch Bonnet.  Its […]

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