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Recipe: Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce

The basic barbecue sauce is made by simmering together a tomato base (e.g. tomato puree or ketchup), and adding a little sweet (e.g. molasses or sugar), salty (e.g. salt or Worcester sauce), spicy (e.g. paprika or chili), smoky (e.g. chipotle), some acidic (e.g. apple cider vinegar). This recipe is incorporates hard apple cider and is...

Happy Mint Julep Day on May 30th

Happy Mint Julep Day on May 30th

Mint julep is a cocktail comprised of four main ingredients – bourbon, sugar, water and mint. This cocktail is most commonly known as the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, which took place earlier this month. The mint is lightly smashed and bruised to release it’s distinct and refreshing flavor. Here’s a recipe for mint...

Kitchen Crafted Spices and Rubs

Kitchen Crafted Spices and Rubs

Spice blends are essential in the kitchen. With the right combination of herbs and spices, it can turn any simple dish into a flavorful and enticing feast. I recently received a collection of spices from Kitchen Crafted to sample and I’m excited to share some of the ones I’ve tried so far. Their BLND line...

Pan Seared Halibut and Potatoes Recipe

Pan Seared Halibut and Potatoes Recipe

Sometimes all you need to a nice seasoning blend to elevate a dish. Urban Accent makes a Fisherman’s Wharf spice blend that’s great for fish, seafood, eggs, and vegetables. The blend features a lemon and pepper base with green onions, garlic, and parsley. Here’s a recipe for pan seared halibut and potatoes adapted from Urban...

Oven Baked Spicy Citrus Salmon Recipe

Oven Baked Spicy Citrus Salmon Recipe

One of my favorite and convenient ways to cook salmon is to bake it in the oven. The process is simple and involves minimal preparation and clean up. Season the salmon as desired and place it in heated oven. Salmon is done when it flakes pretty easily. Here’s a recipe for spicy citrus oven baked...

Recipe: Caramelized Potato and Rutabaga Mash

Here’s a simple recipe that incorporates hard cider into your usual mash potato dish. It combines russet potatoes and rutabagas resulting in a golden color, and sweet and savory flavors. This recipe for Caramelized Potato and Rutabaga Mash is courtesy of Angry Orchard. Ingredients (about 3 cups): 1/2 lb Russet potato, peeled and cut into...

Recipe: Oven Roasted Lamb Rack with Cider, Apples, and Mint

Angry Orchard shares cider-inspired holiday dishes that will elevate your dinners and feasts this holiday season. Here’s a recipe for Oven Roasted Lamb Rack with Cider, Apples and Mints courtesy of Angry Orchard Apple Cider. The lamb rack is lightly seasoned then roasted in the oven, and served with caramelized fresh apples infused with hard...

Nando’s Shares Spicy Summer Grilling Recipes

Nando’s Shares Spicy Summer Grilling Recipes

PERi-PERi sauce is the unique ingredient found at Nando’s Restaurants worldwide. It’s what makes their flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken such a star. Their sauces are also available online and in select retailers across the US so that you can bring the same flavors home too. Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce is made with sun-ripened lemons, onion, a dash...

Recipe: Glazed Garlic & Ginger Chicken Wings

Recipe: Glazed Garlic & Ginger Chicken Wings

Here’s a recipe for Glazed Garlic & Ginger Chicken Wings, courtesy of Nando’s PERi-PERi featuring their popular PERi-PERi sauces. Serves: 4 Preparation: 10 minutes, plus at least 6 hours to marinate wings Cooking Time: 25 minutes Ingredients, for the wings and marinade: ½ cup Nando’s PERi-PERi Sauce 6 cloves garlic, peeled 1 small onion, peeled...