These red, white and blue cheesecake-stuffed strawberries come together in minutes and are perfect for festive Fourth of July treats. They'll be the hit of your backyard barbecue or potluck picnic this weekend. Yesterday I packed up the car with the kids and headed towards … [Read more...] about Red, White and Blue Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries for the Fourth of July
Summer is here. Cool off and take refuge from the sun with some homemade ginger ale, perfect for sitting by the pool, with rum as a cocktail or with dinner on the patio. (Note to self: finish patio construction.) Most days, my mornings are hectic. I get up to the sound of … [Read more...] about Homemade Ginger Ale for Summer Evenings
A new way to utilize your grill: for dessert with salted maple grilled bananas, served up on thin ginger cookies with just the slightest bit of chocolate for a new take on the traditional s'more. Plus, an evening with fellow foodies at Caribbean restaurant Caribe in St. Paul for … [Read more...] about Salted Maple Grilled Bananas for Big Banana Night at Caribe
One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we're benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. … [Read more...] about Weekly Dinner Menu: 9/26/10 and a Giveaway!
Fall came in this week with a burst of cool wind, bringing out our sweaters and socks, sandals packed reluctantly away as we prepare to move into the next season. Still, though, there are tomatoes and summer squash at the farmers market, hopefully for a few more weeks, sitting … [Read more...] about Saying Goodbye to Summer: Thai Red Curry Shrimp