Thanksgiving Recipes – Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce & Cole Slaw

Mashed Apple Butter Sweet Potatoes 2

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

Mediterranean Ratatouille

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

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...]