Recipes

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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Recipe: Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Carrot Cupcakes

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Recipe: Bittersweet Chocolate Souffle

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Chill Out this Happy Hour with Ice Wine!

My passion for wine and spirits began early on when I spent everyday following in my father and grandfather’s footsteps, tending to the fruit in our family’s vineyards. Years of experience in the beverage industry has led me to where I am today, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of the […]

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The “Roots” of Comfort Food

We’re just over 3 weeks into the chilliest season of the year and everyone’s traded their flip flops for snow boots and rakes for shovels! Well, almost everyone. I was born in Lima and grew up in Miami, so for me, talking about winter fashions is like asking an eskimo how she chooses her bikinis. […]

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