How to make Corn Fritters

I love fresh corn and growing up in New Jersey we couldn't wait for the time of year when the Jersey Fresh Corn was available!  And since moving to Florida from the Garden State I've been pleasantly surprised at just how good our Fresh From Florida produce really is.  Not only is the sweet corn delicious but its available throughout most of the … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Recipes – Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce & Cole Slaw

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays.....well except for the ones I've worked.   It's a day to see family and friends, a time to come together and give thanks for all the blessings  you have in your life.   This year we'll be celebrating at home in Florida and it will be the first Thanksgiving in a long time that we didn't have … [Read more...]

Ratatouille Two Ways – Around the Kitchen Table

One of the great pleasures in life has got to be vegetables cooked and seasoned properly.   There's something so wonderful about the fresh taste that nature has given to us in so many different flavors, shapes and colors.   And cooking them properly is really easier than you think! Many years ago I learned how to prepare a classical version … [Read more...]

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

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

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

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...]

Crab Cake Sliders

I do love crab cakes 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

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

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...]

Palak Paneer with Zesty South Indian Kitchen

One of the best things about Google+ was being able to reconnect with all my friends from Foodbuzz (RIP), and making many more new friends along the way!   For those of you that don't know, I started a Food Bloggers Community on Google+ back in December when communities were first made available to their chosen plussers.   Luckily I was one of … [Read more...]