Recipes

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings with Soy-Garlic Sauce

Kick off Memorial Day weekend with this twist on an old time favorite.   Ingredients: 2 lbs. chicken wings, washed and dried Dry rub: ½ cup granulated sugar 1 tbsp. cumin 1 tbsp paprika 1 tbsp. garlic powder 1 tbsp. onion powder 2 tbsp. canola oil Salt to taste Pepper to taste 1 cup of […]

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Banana Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

On May 15 celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day with some of these tasty banana zucchini chocolate chip muffins.   Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour ½ cup brown sugar 1 tbsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup grated zucchini, lightly squeezed and drained 2 cups mashed […]

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Margarita, the Cinco de Mayo Cocktail

Grab your sombrero and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this tasty Margarita. Fancy glass not necessary. Cheers!   Ingredients: 6 oz. Tequila 4 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice 2 oz. Cointreau 1 oz. agave nectar Ice, as needed to mix ½ cup kosher salt 1 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. cayenne pepper   Preparation: Mix the salt, cumin and […]

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Old Fashion Derby Cocktail

A day where seersucker suits and big hats are essential is a great day. Gear up for all the excitement with one of Chef Jorge’s favorite southern charm cocktails.   Ingredients: 1 sugar cube 3 dashes angostura bitters 1 tsp. club soda 2 oz. rye whisky or bourbon Garnish: Orange peel   Preparation: In a […]

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Warm Bourbon Apple Cider

Ingredients: ½ gallon of fresh apple cider 3 cinnamon sticks 1 tsp grated nutmeg 3 cloves 1 tsp fresh grated ginger 2 cups of bourbon ½ cup honey Juice of one lemon Garnish: Apple slices cut very thin Preparation: • Place all ingredients except the bourbon and lemon juice in a pot • Bring to […]

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The Dog Days of Summer: Grilling Tips

The sultry hot days of summer are almost over, the kids are back to school and your vacation…well, its done. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the remaining days of the season cooling off and grilling. Grilling is one of the most primitive forms of cooking, and man has spent ages perfecting the art […]

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Beer-Can Chicken with Paprika and Herbs

When planning out a summer picnic, tailgating event or sunday dinner, you can never go wrong with chicken and beer. Put these two ingredients together and as Emeril would say, BAM! You have Beer-Can Chicken with Paprika and Herbs. This is a perfect “feel good” meal that will have your family and guests raving on […]

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Quinoa and Lentil Salad with Feta and Mint

Lately, we’ve been asked by clients and members of our cooking class group for vegetarian-friendly ingredients and recipes for the summer. I like to keep it interesting with my salads by integrating protein substitutions, textures and flavors. One of my favorite vegetarian protein options is Quinoa. Quinoa pronounced “keen-wah”, is the queen of whole grains because […]

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Celebrate Spring’s Holy-days with Five Fresh Ingredients

Springtime is finally upon us, and with it comes warmer weather (hang in there, Northerners), more daylight, new beginnings and the holy holidays of Easter and Passover. Each season offers its own fresh selection of fruits, vegetables and herbs at their flavor peak, and spring brings some of my favorites. “Peas Please!” These green little […]

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Recipe: Chilled Pea Soup

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