Late Summer Appetizer: Charcuterie With Pickled Pear Crostini

With summer quickly coming to an end, and fall on the way, flavors of pumpkin, pears, and apples are on our mind. Chef Eric LeVine, New Jersey based multi-award winning restaurateur and author shared with us his take on an elegant pear appetizer that’s sure to please dinner guests. Wine Pairing: This appetizer pairs well with […]

Summer Wine Pairing: Grillo with Zesty Fettuccine with Asparagus and Burrata

Burrata cheese and pasta: a delicious combination, especially when paired with the crisp, bright flavors of a summery white wine. Burrata cheese is, in layman’s terms, a soft, mozzarella cheese exterior, filled with pure cream like a little pouch, waiting to be opened. Much softer than you might usually choose to serve with pasta, it […]

The Perfect Diet Conscious Burger Recipe For Summer

What’s perfect for one person may not be for another, but trust me when I say you will think this veggie burger recipe is as near to perfect as one can get.

Summer Wine Pairing: Grillo with Farmers Market Pea Salad with Shaved Pecorino Romano

Below is a fresh pea salad, enhanced with cooling mint, spicy radish, and savory, creamy Pecorino Romano-a sure hit at your next summer soiree or outdoor barbecue and wine pairing.

How to Cook Octopus: Local 92’s Spanish Octopus With Spaghetti Squash and Leek Emulsion

Octopus as a dish, may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of summer inspiration. Typically found on high end restaurant menus, it can be a bit daunting to prepare-either because of those squiggly tentacles, or perhaps that beak, reminding you of those childhood nightmares from watching Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the […]

Summer Cocktail Recipe: Lavender Lemon Martini

Need a light and refreshing summer cocktail? Try this fragrant, tart cocktail from Waiting on Martha’s Mandy Kellogg Rye.

Grilled Garlic and Summer Squash Skewers with Chimichurri

Summer begs for grilling, and this grilled squash skewers recipe is perfect for taking advantage of the outdoors.

7 Summer Cocktail Recipes For Picnics, Barbecue, and Grilling

As the burgers are cooking, the pool splashing, and the sun shining, complete your weekend with a few delicious summer cocktail recipes

5 Low Calorie Cocktails To Enjoy This Summer

This summer, skinny cocktails, antioxidants, and ‘healthy’ beverages continue to grow in popularity, especially as the beach and pool party season beckonds for you to come and play. We know that feeling – the kids are out of school, the temperature is rising, and you’re just itching to enjoy some fun in the sun! While […]

10 Beef-Free Burger Recipes For Summer Grilling

Everyone loves a good burger and this list provides 10 non beef burger recipes for your summer grilling pleasure

Summer Sweet Treats: Vegan Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

Everyone has that one late night, online mega-store driven moment of weakness. Bathed in the etheral blue light of your super phone,  you think: ”This is a great deal. I need one of these. How could I have lived so long without one?” Click. Just as simply, in 5 to 7 business days, you find yourself […]

Watermelon Lemonade Cocktail – The Spring Pink from Croft

Think pink this spring with a refreshing cocktail from Croft. With flavors of watermelon, pink port wine, and lemonade, this drink is refreshing, and perfect for poolside sipping! Spring Pink 6 oz Croft PINK Port 6 oz watermelon juice 1.5 oz simple syrup 1.5 oz fresh lemon juice Top with fizzy lemonade (or a tart lemon soda) […]

Early Spring Comfort Food: Delicious Vegan Mac & Cheese

Unending Spring Mac & Cheese 1/2 pound Brussel Sprouts (approx 15 sprouts) 1 half bunch of Kale (curly, red, lacinato, your fav) Olive oil (for roasting) 1/4 tsp Garlic powder (for roasting) 3 Tablespoons Flour 3 Tablespoons melted Earth Balance 2 cups plain, unsweetened Soy milk (or other non-dairy) 2 – 1/2 cups Treeline Cheese, […]

Spring to Summer Cocktail: A Citrus Peach Mint Julep

If you’re planning cocktail recipes for your Kentucky Derby Day party, mix it up a bit and go ‘Florida style’ with this citrus infused Kentucky Julep recipe. With oranges, grapefruit, and mint, the combination of sweet and sour is sure to please. Citrus–Peach Mint Julep Ingredients: ½ cup sugar ½ cup water ¾ cup peach […]