Cool Cucumber Canapés

Hot meats, burgers and hot dogs from the grill and heavy, carbohydrate-rich side dishes tend to dominate outdoor barbecues in the summer. This fresh vegetable treat can bring some balance to your next barbecue. Continue reading Cool Cucumber Canapés

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Beginning something new with Alinea

Dining at Alinea stimulates all of the senses (taste, touch, scent, sight, and sound) and explores elements of earth, wind, water and fire. Continue reading Beginning something new with Alinea

New Orleans inspired dinner with wine pairings for a cause

The uniquely American cuisine of Creole and Cajun food in Louisiana influenced by French, Spanish, West African, Amerindian, Haitian, German, Italian, British and Irish influences made sense for this year’s dinner. Continue reading New Orleans inspired dinner with wine pairings for a cause

Blue Apron misses the mark in this week’s vegetarian adventure 

I most looked forward to trying the Skillet Vegetable Chili of the three received meals this week because the thought of drop biscuits baked atop a pan of chili presented a new twist for me. But my expectations proved too grand. Continue reading Blue Apron misses the mark in this week’s vegetarian adventure