Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Garden Fresh Pesto Sauce
If you're lucky enough to have fresh basil growing in your garden or available in a veggie market, this recipe is the perfect way to use it. Serve over pasta with cut-up pieces of chicken. Your long weekend guests will love it! More »
Red Snapper & Vegetables
When you cold-smoke snapper and vegetables, the food stays its natural fresh color while still taking on the smoky flavor. More »
Veggie Kabobs
the long weekend, these kabobs are equally delicious served hot or at room temperature. More »
Smoked Chicken–Stuffed Yellow Pepper
This makes a perfect hand-held appetizer. The sweetness of the yellow pepper contrasts with the smoked chicken beautifully. Now, go and enjoy the long weekend / party! More »
Twisted Butterfly Shrimp
Twisting two halves of shrimp creates an interesting presentation. Although an important aspect of cooking is creating food that tastes wonderful, it is important that it looks great, too. Serve with a classic cocktail sauce and you'll have the perfect long weekend appetizer. More »
Escalivada with Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette
Escalivada refers to roasted vegetables in Spain where an oven-roasted version of this dish is a very popular tapas item. Grilling the eggplant, peppers and zucchini gives them additional appeal. It’s wonderful with lots of crusty bread to mop up the juices. Slide a couple of water-soaked... More »
Mango-Spiked Salmon Ceviche
Because it is made from a cold-water fish, this is not a traditional ceviche but it is delicious nonetheless. Serve it on tostadas, tortilla chips, plain crackers or even crisp lettuce leaves such as hearts of romaine. If you’re offering larger servings, think about spooning it into chilled martini... More »
Fennel, Orange and Olive Salad
Unmistakable for its delicate crunch and licorice undertones, fresh fennel becomes even more enticing when paired with fresh oranges and topped with sweet-hot red onion, cooling mint and briny olives. More »
Barbequed Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Seeking delicious long weekend fare? Ready-to-use Chinese hoisin sauce delivers a deep, round intensity to plain chicken, turning it into something sumptuous. Earthy mushrooms and a scattering of green onions ensure that each forkful is a hit. More »
Mother's Day Rose Garden Gravity Cake
 The sweetest gift for the sweetest mother! What better way to show your mom how much you love her than to bake her this scrumptious Rose Garden Gravity Cake?Simply click on the below links to view step-by-step, full color, detailed instructions on how to make your very own Rose Garden Gravity... More »
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