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Summertime Side Dishes

Written on August 5, 2014

For many of us, summertime is synonymous with cookout season. While some of our favorite grilling recipes may be the star, these side dishes just may steal the show for your next cookout:

Summertime Side Dishes

Bowtie Aglio – serve hot or try it as a cold pasta salad!

Fresh Heirloom Tomato & Mozzarella Salad – depicted above

Asparagus Lemon Pasta Salad by Food Network

Caprese Salad with Prosciutto & Fried Artichokes by Food Network

Macaroni & Potato Salad by Martha Stewart

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Handcrafted Classic Cocktail Recipe: Florodora

Written on July 21, 2014

Available through July 30, 2014

Florodora was one of the first successful Broadway musicals of the 20th century.  The show opened in London in 1899, and then to even more popularity in New York in 1900.  The show was famous for its chorus line of “Florodora Girls.”  The runaway hit, “Tell Me Pretty Maiden,” sung by the “Florodora Girls Sextet” was very popular, and provocative, for the time.  The cocktail was created to commemorate the show, and we know it was served at the infamous Waldorf-Astoria bar.  With such staying power for both the musical and the drink itself, we know that you will love it.

Handcrafted Classic Cocktail Recipe: Florodora

Ingredients

1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin
½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz Simple Syrup
1 Strawberry, de-stemmed and cut into quarters
2 oz Fever-Tree Ginger Beer

Instructions

In a cocktail shaker, muddle strawberry quarters with Simple Syrup.   Add gin and fresh lime juice.  Fill shaker halfway with ice and shake for 30 seconds.   Add 2 oz Fever-Tree Ginger Beer and gently roll.  Strain into chilled Collins glass filled with ice.  Garnish with lime round and enjoy this refreshing, summer cocktail.

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Red Wine vs White Wine

Written on June 24, 2014

We are in the midst of the world’s greatest soccer tournament, but we have a different type of score to settle: #TeamRedWine vs #TeamWhiteWine. We know there are strong feelings about one or the other, so today is the day they go up against each other. What team are you on? Watch the comments on Facebook today, you will ultimately decide.

Red Wine vs White Wine

#TeamRedWine. Red wines are the preferred choice in countries like Italy and France. These wines have rich flavors due in part to the dark red and black grapes, including their skins. In fact, the antioxidants found in the skin gives this variety heart-healthy qualities. The most popular reds are Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah and Zinfandel.

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#TeamWhiteWine. Most white wines have a light and fruity taste, but there are other varietals with a richer flavor. Just to name a few – Champagne, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier – are familiar types of white wines. Did you know that Champagne has been found to be as beneficial as cocoa?

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Father’s Day Recipes for Every Type of Dad

Written on June 5, 2014

You know how they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach? If that notion holds true, then why should dads be any different! Father’s day is June 15th, and we think we may be able to help you showcase your culinary talents to make different types of fathers feel special.

Father's Day Recipes for Every Type of Dad

For the DIY dad, you’ll want something that may look effortless, but comes together with some good elbow grease. For this type of dad, we recommend Chicken Pesto Genovese.

For the king of the grill dad, impress him in the comfort of your own backyard with a delicious dish that screams summertime with its great flavor like our Chicken & Sausage Spiedini.

For the cocktail connoisseur dad, get your shakers ready and create our Handcrafted Classic Cocktail, the Manhattan.

For the foodie dad, how cool would it be to make your own pasta from scratch?! Try our Mushroom Ravioli recipe. You’ll be glad you did!

For the new dad, he’s got his hands full and you probably do to, so here’s a quick and easy-to-prepare recipe that he’ll be talking about until next Father’s Day: Spaghetti with Mascarpone, Meyer Lemon, Spinach & Hazelnuts.

The health-conscious dad may want to splurge on his big day, so our Grilled Vegetable & Goat Cheese Salad is the best of both worlds with big flavors and leafy greens.

For the no frills dad, keep things straightforward with our Pork Medallions.

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