Backyard Blackberry Margarita

I can’t put down the Summer Cocktails book. The titles of the drinks intrigue me. And the recipes are fantastic. So, I’ve put stickies on another 25 drinks. Seriously. And I entered the entire list of them in Excel with a column for the key ingredient that goes in...

Chilled Avocado Soup with Chile-Lime Pepitas

Avocados are a miracle food. Yes, they have a high fat content, but it’s the good fat. And, avocados are so satisfying that you couldn’t possibly eat more than one two three or so. Beyond the delicious flavor and wonderful texture, avocados offer another benefit: they...

Strawberry Agua Fresca

Fruit flavored waters, the agua frescas of the world, are terrific beverage alternatives in our summer heat. Sometimes, even the best of pure water can be boring. Conventional sodas have those lovely additions of caffeine, sugar, corn syrup and other wonder chemicals...
A Small Plate [Food Styling for Foodies]

A Small Plate [Food Styling for Foodies]

  Presentation of your food is very important. For your guests, the actual taste of the food will be their last sensory experience of your dish. They will smell your cooking first, then see it, and then finally taste it. Smell can affect your guests the moment they...