Recipes

Shrimp Tostadas with Watermelon Salsa

Tostadas are essentially open-face tacos. Tortillas are usually fried in oil, but this recipe cuts the calories by baking them in the oven instead. Shrimp Tostadas with Watermelon Salsa

Sweet and Spicy Beer Glazed Wings

Chicken wings are the perfect party food. A local craft beer is used to make a sweet and spicy glaze with tremendous flavor. This recipe doubles easily to feed a crowd. Sweet and Spicy Beer Glazed Wings  

Tortellini Primavera

The word primavera refers to pasta being served with fresh vegetables. Translates to “spring pasta.” Pasta primavera is almost always a simple-to-prepare dish using fresh vegetables of the season. It’s a quick and easy meatless pasta dish that highlights seasonal vegetables. Tortellini Primavera

Blueberry Crumb Pie

April 28 is National Blueberry Pie Day. Celebrate this delicious holiday with a scrumptious blueberry pie topped with crisp pecan-oat crumbs. Blueberries are one of the only natural foods that are truly blue in color, and the antioxidants found in blueberries have significant health benefits from improved circulation to smooth skin. Not only is this pie […]

Pimento Cheese Arancini

I’m very particular about pimento cheese, and I would rather make it myself than take my chances with a store-bought brand. So when I was asked to come up with a recipe using Queen Charlotte Pimento Cheese Royale pimento cheese I was a little skeptical. I’d been burned too many time by bad batches of […]

Stout Braised Beef Sloppy Joes

This recipe uses the robust flavors of stout beer and pot roast to make a grown-up version of a childhood classic. Chuck roast is an inexpensive flavorful cut of beef with lots of tough connective tissue that will only soften when cooked low and slow. The roast will end up being tender and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Stout Braised […]

Corn Flake Crusted Fish Tacos

This recipe not only celebrates America’s favorite breakfast food but, transform it into a sexy dish with ingredients designed to add a little oomph by boosting the chemical reactions in the body that stimulate the libido. Yay! Corn Flake Crusted Fish Tacos  

Thai Spareribs with Blue Chili Barbecue Sauce

This recipe was inspired by the Thai Cowboy Ribeye recipe I prepare in Beringer’s Great Steak Challenge back in 2010.  It’s a combination of flavors that include sweet, spicy, sour and salty. Fresh ingredients common in Thai cooking along with fresh blueberries take classic barbecue sauce to a whole new level. Thai Spareribs with Blue Chili […]

Watermelon Panzanella

A refreshing take on the classic Tuscan salad typically made with stale crusty bread and summer-ripe tomatoes. Panzanella is best eaten the day it is made. Do not refrigerate because you will ruin the texture and flavor of the tomatoes. Watermelon Panzanella

Blueberry Muffins

Buttery, moist muffins with a burst of fresh blueberry in every bite. These cakey muffins stay moist for a few days. Reheat in the microwave or oven to refresh. Blueberry Muffins