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Classic, Perfect Pear and Cucumber Chili: 3 Marvelous Margarita Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo wouldn’t be complete without a refreshing Classic Margarita, but we love to explore new twists on this ubiquitous Mexican cocktail recipe.

James Beard 2016 Restaurant and Chef Winners

The results are in and this year's James Beard restaurant and chef award winners have been announced.  These chef and restaurateurs are masters of their craft and tonight have received the highest honor in the food industry.

James Beard 2016 Cookbook and Media Winners

Winning a James Beard Award is the equivalent to winning an Oscar or Tony for a food writer or chef.  This prestigious award recognizes the best and the brightest in the food industry.  Check out the winners of the book, broadcast and journalism winners below.

The Prospector's Julep: A Classic Julep with Hints of Ginger

If you plan on watching the Kentucky Derby this weekend (May 7, 2016), then you'd better stock up on bourbon and mint! Derby Day just isn't the same without this classic Southern cocktail.

Blackberry Cobbler with Lemon-Rosemary Biscuit Topping

This Saturday we'll be preparing a Southern-style spread in honor of the 142nd Kentucky Derby and what better way to top off this down home feast than with a scrumptious blackberry cobbler? We love this easy cobbler recipe that features a flavorful lemon- rosemary buttermilk biscuit topping.

Strawberry Pavlova for Passover

Pavlova is a light and airy dessert that originated from New Zealand.  Large disks of meringue are stacked high with whipped cream and topped with fresh berries.  If you are preparing pavlova for passover, make sure that you are using all kosher ingredients.

Celebrate National Shrimp Scampi Day

National Shrimp Scampi Day is a delicious food holiday that we can get behind! Living on the coast of Maine, our freezer has seafood in the same way that it held beef when we lived in Nebraska. This is a great way to incorporate some of that plentiful bounty in our everyday meals. 

Family Dinner: Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

When you ask the little chefs what they want for a favorite family dinner, they always ask for Mexican Night. I have made my cooking and menu planning easier by having one night a week for certain types of meals. Meatless Monday, Pasta Tuesday, Mexican Wednesday, that sort of thing.

Quick and Easy Brown Butter Asparagus with Caramelized Shallots

Brown butter asparagus with caramelized shallots is an amazing spring side dish that you will want to cook all season long.  Bright green asparagus spears are roasted until just tender and seasoned with brown butter and caramelized shallots.

Pan Roasted Chicken with Moonshine Raisin Sauce and Creamy Grits

It’s the sauce that makes this chicken dish a winner. It takes time for the sauce to cook as the stock first needs to reduce, but then the magic begins. Moonshine and raisins are simmered together until the fruit becomes scrumptiously plump.

Beautiful Rose Meringue Cookies for Mother's Day

Instead of the usual bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates, bake mom a batch of these beautiful rose meringue cookies.  Many beginner bakers are intimidated by this cookie because it consists mainly of egg whites and sugar but is really an easy dessert to prepare.

4 Kentucky Derby Inspired Recipes

Can't make it to Churchill Downs? No worries! Put on your biggest hat and serve these classic Kentucky Derby inspired recipes from your place. We love them all, and hey-Every day is the perfect day for a mint julep, right? Let's get started! 

Kentucky Derby Shrimp and Smoked Grits with Tasso Gravy

Did we have you at "smoked grits"? One bite of these creamy, smoky, goat cheese-loaded grits with sweet shrimp and spicy pork and coffee-based gravy will have you saying giddy up!

Green Super Food Smoothie Bowl

My first introduction to smoothie bowls was on the streets of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.  Throughout the city there are small stalls where they serve fresh juices and acai bowls.

Best Blueberry Coffee Cake

Busy spring means lots of snacks. Yep, this weather signals one of our busiest times of the year on the farm. Getting ready for planting time means we work hard and don't have a lot of breaks.

Meatless Monday: Seitan and Mushroom Barbecue Sandwich

Barbecue season is almost here and this delicious seitan and mushroom barbecue sandwich is a recipe you won't be able to live without.  This classic Southern dish has been modified for vegetarians and vegans.

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