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Theater Food Staple

A movie-goer’s staple is popcorn. It’s ceremonial, coveted and oh so satisfying. It punctuates a good thriller when unsuspecting viewers hurl it into flight. It has seen many film genres, and homemade takes and concoctions. It is served salted, peppered, sweetened, drizzled and paired with candies and nuts and just about anything from hot sauce and cheese to sweetened condensed milk and spices. In celebration of film-making and the arts, we are serving up a popcorn recipe for the sweet tooth. More...

A Sweet Turnover for Mom

To celebrate Mom, start Mother’s Day off with a little pampering from the heart! Serve her breakfast in bed with a menu of heart-shaped turnovers, sweet breadsticks, juice, and a floral bouquet side. For ALL that she does (for your entire life without praise), and ALL that she is (the depth of which is not explored until later life), a few recipes are outlined below. Add her favorite juice, fresh or cut fruit garnishing, and your personalized decor touches to the breakfast tray. And don’t ...

Nesting Cupcakes

Who doesn’t like a gourmet cupcake, or any cupcake for that matter! These sweet indulgences will complement any seasonal gathering, dinner party or holiday luncheon. For starters, make a batch of cupcakes (your choice), using your favorite family recipe or packaged variety. Cool and let rest. Whip up the following basic cream cheese icing fixings below, along with other essentials. Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 8 ounces cream cheese 4 cups confectioners' sugar 2 teaspoons ...

Boxty-Style Tatters

And so, the old Irish limerick goes… Boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan; if you can't make boxty, you'll never get a man. What is “boxty,” you say? Boxty is yet another example of a simple, hearty food made from ingredients that were close at hand for the traditional Irish farmer. The main ingredient – potatoes – could be grown in the harshest, rockiest of climates. Boxty, or potato pancake, was often made from the leftover mashed potatoes from a prior meal. Typical sides such ...

Luck O the Irish Brew

Before the bastardization of Irish brew and additive tweaks like Bailey’s and a Maraschino cherry, stands the original Irish Coffee classic! Back to Irish basics…. Ingredients: 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 jigger Irish whiskey (1 1/2 ounces or 3 tablespoons) Heavy cream, slightly whipped Directions: Fill footed mug or fluted glass with hot water to preheat it, then empty. Pour piping hot coffee into warmed glass until it is about 3/4 ...

A Sweet-Hearty Start

Start Valentine’s Day off right with a sweet-hearty breakfast for your significant other. This romantic twist to the standard eggs and toast fare is heart healthy, nutritious and thoughtful. You should have all staple ingredients on hand, and prep time is under 10 minutes. First, pan fry an egg or two and pop in a few slices of toast. If time permits, you can substitute toast for pancakes, waffles or biscuits. Cut items in heart shapes, snacking on scraps. Top the toast with butter, or ...

Fit for a King

Mardi Gras would not be complete without the famed King Cake, especially when the recipe is super easy and takes around 15 minutes to prep, under 1 hour to rise (no supervision needed), and 35 minutes to bake and decorate. But before we dish out the recipe, here’s a serving of history about this festival favorite… The King Cake is believed to have originated in France around the 12th century. Early Europeans celebrated the coming of the three wise men bearing gifts to the Christ Child. ...

A Bowl of Good Luck

Ring in the New Year with a ladle of good luck! Ditch the standard serving of black-eyed peas for a bowl of hearty Black-eyed Pea & Rice Soup. Serve it up with a sampling of optional vinegar condiments (white wine, cider or hot pepper infused). Supplement your bowl of good luck with a baked side of your favorite cornbread recipe, a prepared package of Martha White (follow instructions on back and be sure to add a douse of piping hot bacon grease to the batter), or with assorted artisan, ...

A Cup of Jack

The holidays are an intimate time for us to gather ‘round the tree with family, friends and neighbors. We like to serve up hot chocolate with a dash of bourbon and Frosty perched on top. It’s always an attention grabber, and a seasonal favorite. Reference the list below of items you’ll need to build your snowmen. First, count out 5 pretzel sticks and 3 marshmallows. You can also use small candy canes instead of pretzel sticks, but you will need to break off the hooked ends. With one ...

Harvest in a Bowl

Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated with the signature Tom, stuffing made to one’s liking, a variety of regional sides and garnish. And did I mention the reconstituted leftovers for days and weeks… But there’s a lighter side to the autumn menu that’s warm, satisfying and choked fully of wholesome goodness. Hence, a bowl of hearty soup served with your choice of salad and bread. Roasted squash, sweet potatoes and garlic create a colorful, aromatic and yummy harvest in a bowl. See ...
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