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Guest Post by Raymund at Ang Sarap: Caprese Panzanella Recipe

Our guest today is Raymund at Ang Sarap (a Tagalog word for “It’s Delicious”) Raymund and I started blogging at the same time—really, within days of each other—and we have followed each other ever since those early days. As I remember, it was his gorgeous photos that first caught my eye and his ability to post almost […]

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Caprese Salad

In March, the food world turns its attention to everything green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, but for me the focus is on four weddings in the next two months. Since I am involved in three of the bridal showers, ivory and white have overshadowed the green theme. In the midst of planning appetizers […]

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Zak! Table Art 7-piece Flame-Shaped Serving Bowls: Enter to Win a Set!

This drawing ended on Saturday, October 1st, 2011. We are in the final week of Emeril’s One-Pot Blogger Party finishing in style and celebrating the release of Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders by giving away Zak! Table Art 7-piece Flame-Shaped Serving Bowls.  You are going to love these!  The bright red color is ideal […]

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Emeril’s Wok-Seared Duck Salad Recipe: Romantic Sizzling Skillets

When the email arrived from The Secret Ingredient with three recipes we could share from Emeril’s Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders, I admit, there was a hint of skepticism when I saw this one.  Not really a big fan of duck, but I knew I could not recommend something I hadn’t tried.  Although there […]

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Labor Day Eats: Feature Fridays

Labor Day became a federal holiday 117 years ago, marked by parades and parties recognizing trade and labor organizations.  Today, families enjoy one last vacation before school starts, NFL and college football seasons begin, and backyard parties abound.  If entertaining or creating a dish for a potluck is on the agenda for this three-day weekend, […]

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Spinach-Cherry Salad with Yogurt-Marinated Grilled Chicken

The challenge of creating a meal from whatever is on-hand generates flavor combinations I would not otherwise consider.  This Spinach-Cherry Salad was one of those use-what-you’ve-got weekday meals, which brought words like serendipity to mind.  An abundance of organic cherries from a sale at King Soopers, leftover Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken, an orange and cilantro […]

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Garnishing a Meal: More Than Just A Pretty Plate

So, you have dinner on the table with the last ounce of energy you could muster for the day and the thought comes to you, how I can garnish it? … Uh, hardly.  I know, it should be enough to have dinner done every day, but a simple garnish can transform a meal from ho-hum […]

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July 4th BBQ Menu: A Declaration of Flavor

Before loading the blanket in the car and heading for the annual fireworks and funnel cakes extravaganza, something has to hit the grill for the evening barbecue.  Everyone has a favorite that speaks “July 4th backyard barbecue” to them—pasta salad, watermelon, hamburgers, macaroni salad, baked beans, BBQ pork sandwiches, potato salad, steaks, apple pie, and […]

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Beyond Classic Slaw: Test Kitchen Tuesday

Coleslaw is a fresh, crisp, traditional barbecue companion.  As much as I love classic slaw made with cabbage, it is inspiring to find new, creative ways to use the abundance of summer produce available now. In a recent issue of Bon Appétit, there was a variety of beautiful and creative combinations for slaw to accompany […]

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Caesar Salad: A Tableside Classic

If you’ve had the pleasure of Caesar salad prepared tableside at a restaurant or made fresh for dinner, you already know there is no bottled dressing that compares.  Clinging to crisp Romaine, the lemon, anchovy, and Parmesan anchor bold, rich flavors, the egg’s creaminess is unmatched.  There are always variations, even for the classics—anchovy or […]

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