Buffalo Chicken Tacos with a Bleu Cheese Slaw – Around the Kitchen Table

bleu cheese slaw

One of my favorite meals growing up was tacos,  not only did tacos remind me of  Texas but they were a lot of fun to eat  and I have to admit  they still are fun to eat!   Over the years the lowly taco has gone through many culinary changes with the hard shell crunch taco giving way to the soft flour tortilla version that you find on most … [Read more...]

How to Make Pan Seared Scallops with a Summer Corn Medley – Around the Kitchen Table

Corn and Peach medley

It's officially summertime and that means eating lighter.  But that doesn't have to mean eating less delicious meals, on the contrary with all the fresh produce in the markets there's an abundance of flavors availble for you to share with your family and friends. So' don't be afraid to experiment and blend ingredients together. It's no … [Read more...]

How to Make Caponata – Around the Kitchen Table

with caponata

One of the best things about summer are all the fresh local vegetables available in the markets, and finding delicious ways to use them is always high on my list.  And one of my favorite summertime or for that matter anytime dish is a very simple Italian Classic, Caponata. You can find as many different Caponata recipes as you can find Italian … [Read more...]

How to Make Pesto Three Ways – Around the Kitchen Table

spaghetti alla Pesto Genovese

To me fresh basil and classical Pesto Genovese will always mean summer, the aroma of fresh basil always transports me to a warm and sunnier climate no matter what time of year it is.   For me basil is a state of mind, a calming herb.  But it's also has been touted as an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and helpful in improving your cardiovascular … [Read more...]

How to make Root Vegetable Paella – Around the Kitchen Table

Root Vegetable Paella 2

A few weeks ago I made my version of a Tex-Mex Jambalaya on Around the Kitchen Table and during the show the question came up about Vegetarian Options for the dish and I mentioned a Root Vegetable Paella.   I had never made this version of Paella and although I strayed considerably from the Classical Interpretation of this dish it proved to be … [Read more...]

How to make a Cajun Style Florida Snapper

with lime margarita sauce and fresh fruit salsa

When you're talking about fresh fish in Florida there are two that always come to mind, Grouper and Snapper.  And today I was lucky enough to pick up a beautiful  Yellowtail Snapper at Whole Foods. There are many ways to prepare and enjoy Snapper, but I was in the mood for one of my favorite restaurant dishes and decided to prepare it Cajun … [Read more...]