Category: Recipes

Picnic Series – Cook it in a COOLER Corn

 (scroll down for the recipe!) Picnic. For centuries, that word evoked images (literally artist’s renditions) of family or community meals held outdoors in some picturesque setting. A picnic was a meal shared by all and contributed to by everyone who attended. It offered a respite… Continue reading

Bacon Milkshake – Done Right!

  The late 1800’s saw life reaching the pinnacle of greatness. There was almost nothing that mankind thought they couldn’t achieve. Utopia seemed to be on the horizon. It’s easy to understand why so many felt that way – the word “milkshake” was used in… Continue reading

Best (and Easiest) Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

  Thirty years or more ago, a typical weekend summer evening (especially Memorial Day weekend) might have included sitting on the porch cranking the ice cream churn, slowly adding salt to melt the ice.  If there was more than one kid in the family, each… Continue reading

Authentic Guacamole Recipe – Thank the Aztecs!

  If you own a molcajete and tejolote, then you probably don’t need this post. If you don’t have the above AND you love avocados and authentic guacamole, then this post is specifically for you! Bookmark it or Pin It.  (it’s ok, we’ll be right… Continue reading

The Best Margarita Recipe? You Decide!

  It really is the simple pleasures that make life enjoyable.  A warm summer afternoon, a comfortable chair to lounge in and an adult beverage.  Today it’s a margarita… There are literally thousands of recipes for margaritas.  Most of them don’t technically even qualify as… Continue reading

Dry Aged Beef – You can taste the difference!

  Can you remember the last delicious juicy, richly beefy tasting burger you had? Cooked to perfection. (our individual ideas of perfection may vary, but it was perfection none-the-less) What was it that made that burger taste so good? At the end of the day,… Continue reading

Celiac Awareness Month – Dualing Frittata’s

  Imagine having a food allergy so serious that every time you ate what you weren’t supposed to it made you sick. You are imagining the life of a celiac. That’s someone who is allergic to gluten for those of you who don’t know. No… Continue reading

The thrill of the grill!

  The month of May brings us National Barbecue Month, Beef Month, Hamburger Month, Asparagus Month, Strawberry Month, Egg Month, Salsa Month, Salad Month and Celiac Awareness Month. If you’ve been paying attention along the way, you are quite aware of our fondness for grilling… Continue reading

Feeling Saucy! – Filet w/ Grilled Asparagus & Brandy Mushroom Cream Sauce

  Do you know the difference between mother and daughter sauces? Should you? Does it really matter? Probably not. But for the sake of a brief education (no, you can’t claim any continuing education credits for this one) we should review the five mother sauces.… Continue reading

Backyard BBQ – Simple. Easy.

  Just a few weeks from now summer will be in full swing again.  The grills are already coming out, tongs are being dusted off.  Beer fridges are being…who are we kidding, beer fridges are ALWAYS stocked. Putting together the guest list and the menu… Continue reading