I was invited to spend some time at the Ameristar Casino and Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri this past week, and was fed food fit for royalty.
As I was updating my favorite summer drinks list this morning, it occurred to me that a round-up of favorite summer recipes might be helpful as well. I'll keep it short, summer-friendly recipes I have a special fondness for, and revisit regularly. Show More Summary
I used to think fruit pies were a hit-or-miss proposition, but after digging into the science behind fruit, sugar, and starch, I can assure you that failures are a thing of the past. Here's everything you need to know about making the ultimate cherry pie.
All pie fans should be making turnovers on a regular basis. They’re quicker to make than full sized pies and they’re a lot of fun to eat. I like to experiment with the fillings in my turnovers because the small size of the dessert makes them the perfect place to test out new pie fillings,...
Pavlovas are giant meringues with soft, marshmallowy interiors underneath a crisp shell. Like angel food cakes and sponge cakes, they are meant to be accessorized with fresh fruit, whipped cream and other wonderful sauces. I love it when I get a good one – and these Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlovas are good enough to love. The pavlovas...
The fourth of July is just days away and that means that it is time to prepare some summer desserts. I like to make naturally colorful fruit desserts for summer celebrations and, while red, white and blue desserts are always a favorite, I’ll take any dessert with fruit in it this time of year. The...
The 4th of July is a holiday that calls for the bold red, white and blue colors of the American Flag. It’s easy to find decorations in these colors if you’re having a backyard barbecue or pool party and want to create a festive atmosphere, but it is difficult to find food in these colors...
We have no shortage of barbecued rib recipes to choose from, whether you've got the equipment and time for true low-and-slow smoking, or simply an oven and a powerful desire for tender meat with a crusty bark. This collection will teach...Show More Summary
Along with hamburgers, hot dogs are the quintessential 4th of July food. The grill is lined with franks getting their char on while eaters patiently wait for their order to be up.
Mini firecracker pop rock cake are crackling with flavor. This colorful 4th of July dessert is a great way to involve the whole family in the festivities. Boxed cake mix is the secret to crafting this treat because it makes for quick and easy preparation.
YouTube Link: Grilled Asparagus Tomato Feta Salad More Videos: Helen's Kitchen Channel Serves 4 1 Lb asparagus 1 Lb tomatoes 1/2 red onion (about 1/3 cup paper thin slices) handful or mint, parsley, dill, basil, or cilantro 1/3 cup crumbled Valbresso feta 1/2 lemon, juiced (about 2 Tbsp) 2 tsp Dijon mustard 3 Tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper to taste
A fun and festive cocktail is in order when celebrating the US independence day. These two tequila cocktails pack a punch of flavor using premium spirits and fresh fruit. Shake them up individually or serve them in a punch bowl for everyone to enjoy at their leisure.
In Cuban cooking, mojo refers to a sauce made with olive oil, garlic, and typically sour orange juice (also called bitter orange juice). Roasting pork in this simple blend of ingredients results in an unctuous dish that packs an amazing punch of flavor.
Southern California is experiencing one of many summer heat waves. I can't stand the thought of turning on the oven and the thought of cooking makes me avoid the kitchen entirely.
Hosting a party this Independence Day? Here’s our guide to tried-and-true recipes for burgers and steaks on the grill, picnic-friendly mains and sides, sandwiches for a crowd, classic desserts, plus cocktails and nonalcoholic drinks to wash it all down.
I get emails from readers packed with fun stories, family recipes, and interesting tips, techniques, and questions all the time, but it's rare that I get one with a technique that blows my mind. This is one such occasion. Here's the short of it: You can use gelatin to filter cruddy used deep-frying oil until it is crystal clear. Show More Summary
Amazon is providing the Kindle Fire HDX for the giveaway. I've known Amazon.com since the days when the site was all text, and the logo was some funky "A" with a river running through it! In 1995, I worked in Business Development for a major Internet company. Show More Summary
I think it's fair to say that any kind of summery outdoor celebration flat-out requires a few handheld foods—something your guests can bite into without having to set their beers down. To that end, it's only logical that you supply them with burgers at a Fourth of July cookout, and sandwiches at a picnic. Show More Summary
During the summer, we drink a lot of extra water to make up for the exercise and outdoor time we take part in. It can be difficult to refill that glass for the 10th time when drinking plain water, so the solution is infusing it with healthy flavor!