seared scallops with pan sauce

Lovely and delicate, scallops are a delicious favorite to pair with great conversation and one of Gibson Wine Company's chardonnays. A light salad, simple greens and crusty bread for the extra pan sauce, are excellent companions for this gorgeous dish. When prepping, note the scallops need to be as dry as possible. Blot delicately between … Continue reading seared scallops with pan sauce

tomato and cream cheese tulips

These delightful spring bites are sure to be an instant family favorite. The Hotel Saugatuck in Saugatuck, Michigan, has a special recipe they offer each year to coincide with a nearby tulip festival and they are a perfect appetizer for every spring gathering, especially Mother's Day. The "flowers" only take a few minutes to whip … Continue reading tomato and cream cheese tulips

Chef Adrianne shares her Maximum Flavor style Chilaquiles!

What's on your 'Cinco de Mayo' Fiesta Menu? Cinco de Mayo arrives on a Friday this year and that means there's an enthusiastic and aggressive enjoyment of tequila shots, margaritas, and tacos. However, this Miami Chef is unleashing her Maximum Flavor on this Must- Try Mexican classic, chilaquiles. Chef Adrianne shares her recipe with us and it … Continue reading Chef Adrianne shares her Maximum Flavor style Chilaquiles!

Cocina 214’s Famous Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole is personal. That may sound a bit dramatic, but rarely do two people prepare it exactly the same way. As with all foods, over time it takes on the personality of the individual who is preparing it. A variety of ingredients can be added; tomatoes, sour cream, garlic, and I have recently spied a … Continue reading Cocina 214’s Famous Guacamole Recipe

Two Fresh Twists on the Classic Easter Brunch with Jarlsberg® Cheese

Irresistible Jarlsberg® Croquettes and Jarsleberg® Corn Muffins Reprint from 2016 Out of all the tasks on the "to do list" before family arrives on Easter Sunday, creating the menu is my favorite. I spread many recipes out in front of me and begin pairing appetizers, main dishes and desserts, switching them out several times before the final … Continue reading Two Fresh Twists on the Classic Easter Brunch with Jarlsberg® Cheese

deviled eggs with bacon

It's that delicious time of year when "fresh" begins to dominate the menu. Days are lengthening, gardens are being prepped and foods are lighter. The deviled egg is so basic, yet can be dressed in so many accessories. Here we add a bit of bacon and green onion rounds both for their deliciousness and color.  … Continue reading deviled eggs with bacon

Twice-Sautéed Champignons in White Wine Crostinis

This is one of the simplest and most delicious appetizers you'll make this spring If you love recipes that can be easily adjusted and customized, then this appetizer is for you. This recipe can be customized to suit the season, utilizing fresh ingredients, oils, cheese, spreads and different types of mushrooms. You choose which cheese … Continue reading Twice-Sautéed Champignons in White Wine Crostinis

Friday’s Pair & Pour: Sauvignon Blanc with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Honey

Crisp, green and herby, sauvignon blanc is the perfect companion for early summer dishes. Summer may be on the horizon but here in the pacific northwest we still have a bit of damp weather and chilly temps. In other words, a typical June. This means a lot of our entertaining is still indoors, at least … Continue reading Friday’s Pair & Pour: Sauvignon Blanc with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Honey

Chef Anthony Stewart’s Tropical Salsa

Feeling the cold winter blues? Pretend you're in the tropics! This gorgeous salsa is not only great for the bod, it's also full of flavor and perfect for any season. Bring a bit of the tropics to your hungry football crew this weekend. We are dishing out recipes for delicious bites and winning cocktails through … Continue reading Chef Anthony Stewart’s Tropical Salsa

Colavita’s Black Garlic Hummus

Colavita and The Black Garlic Market are the perfect pairing for this spectacular appetizer Colorful raw vegetables, pita bread, chips or crostinis are perfect dippers for this vibrant dish. COLAVITA'S BLACK GARLIC HUMMUS SERVES 4PREP TIME 10 mins COOK TIME 45 mins Ingredients 14 oz can chickpeas, drained 3 cloves black garlic - The Black Garlic MarketJuice of 1 lemon 1 tsp sea … Continue reading Colavita’s Black Garlic Hummus