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 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...]

Crabcake Sliders

boardwalk fries, cole slaw

I do love crabcakes just about anytime of the year, but summer is always the time I enjoy them the most.   When I can find fresh crabmeat in the market, you can be sure these little beauties will be on the menu at home! You may remember I made these sliders for a challenge I did with Epicurious earlier in the year, and for some reason I never … [Read more...]

Chicken Florentine – Deconstructed

Seared Chicken 2

As I set up my mis en place for dinner, I began to envision the dish I was about to make and how I would assemble it.    I knew I wanted potatoes and I wanted them sliced and crisp, sautéed with garlic.  I had baby spinach in abundance so that had to be worked into the recipe,  as well as mushrooms and boneless  chicken thighs. I began thinking … [Read more...]

Deconstructed Chicken Stew – Comfort Food at it’s Best

deconstucted Chicken Stew 2

This time of year nothing says Comfort Food more than a hearty delicious stew.   While I did cut down drastically the amount of gravy that normally would come with a stew,  being a southern boy I decided to bread and pan fry my chicken for the added flavor.  But if you'd like to make this even more healthy and lose the extra calories from frying … [Read more...]