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Here are five delicious summer cocktail and beverage recipes that are great for entertaining or simply to enjoy after a long day of work. The stacked beverage server from Horchow is also the perfect container for dispensing your refreshments of choice.
Remember when you were sick as a child and your mom fed you a bowl of homemade chicken soup? It made you feel warm and comforted on the inside. Often times the recipe was handed down from your grandmother to your mom and eventually to you as you grew older. These five, soup recipes from Food and Wine are just as hearty and comforting as grandma's but with an enticing international flavor. Quick and easy to make, the five recipes make a wonderful opening course.
A few weeks ago I saw Sherri Shepherd from The View, on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Sherri was on to promote her book, Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It). Sherri recalled that when she was young, she would hear family members talking about someone having Sugar, but not paying too much attention to what Sugar was. Even when someone showed up with a missing leg, it didn’t register. The same with me. As a child in Barbados, the term Sugar was often used. No one used the word diabetes. I now know the correct name for Sugar and as it was when I was a child, I also have friends and family members who are living with the disease.
- 5 Big Causes of Diabetes in Children (epicahealth.com)
- Live A Better Life With These Diabetes Tips (early-symptoms-diabetes-type-2.back-pain-and-treatment.com)
As the big entertaining season approaches, I've been on the hunt for new dessert recipes to test out. Yes, we will have mom's traditional favorites at our holiday table but both she and I like to try something new each year. Actually, I'll be truthful and admit that I'm on the hunt for new recipes for mom. Even though she doesn't do it as much as she did in the past, at 83 she is still a great cook and come the holidays, the kitchen belongs to her.
She plans the menu and cooks almost everything herself. Jennifer and I just help as needed. We know that we should be the ones doing all the hard work while mom rests. However, cooking for the family has always been one of mom's greatest joys and so as long as she can still handle doing the work, we let her have at it. She would be hurt if we told her that we were taking over and we are so happy to still have her with us that we would never take the joy away from her. We are happy to just handle the clean up. So in my hunt for some new deserts to try this year, here are some yummy delights that I've discovered
Pumpkin Cheese Cake from Martha Stewart
Bourbon Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel from Food & Wine
Harvest Mousse with Spiced Almond Tuiles from Food & Wine
Apple Cranberry Pie from Whole Living
Spiced Blackberry, Quince and Apple Pavlova from Cooking Channel
Granny Smith Cobbler with White Cheddar Biscuits from BHG Written by Sandra
Ginger Orange Cheesecake from BHG Savory Cheesecake Appetizer from Pham Fatale No Bake Raspberry-Lemon Cheesecake from My Baking Addiction
One of the favorite pastimes of New Yorkers is to meet for Sunday brunch to catch up with friends and have a mimosa or two. The brunch menu would be missing something if it did not include a traditional strata dish. I recently discovered this scrumptious Ham-Asparagus and Cheese Strata
Here are 4 quick and easy summer salad recipes that are anything but ordinary. These light and refreshing recipes are sure to be enjoyed by your guests at your next picnic or barbecue.
THAI CRAB SALAD by Daniel Boulud on Elle Decor
Served with crisp slices of cucumber, ripe mangoes, and papaya, the kicky salad can be premade and presented on individual plates or arranged buffet style so guests can create their own. Click here for recipe.
FRESH CORN SALAD from BHG
Summer-ripe sweet corn blends with fragrant basil and the zip of jalapeno in this mouthwatering summer salad recipe.
CUCUMBER AND RADISH SALAD by Michael Lindley - from Bon Appetit
Cool and refreshing cucumbers are the perfect ingredient for a summer salad. They stay fresh for a long period of time and so work wonderfully in picnic salads. Click here for recipe.
AVOCADO FRUIT SALAD from Southern Living
This fresh summer salad combines avocado, fruit and mint. Click here for recipe.