Category: Recipes

A Chef’s Advice: How to Turn Your Backyard BBQ into an Elegant Meal

Everyone love’s a backyard barbecue in the summer time. The weather is nice, the food is great and the company is even better. Barbecue dinners with the family can be pretty laid back and easy to do. So why not combine an easy meal with an elegant evening? Here’s how you can turn your backyard barbecue into a classy meal for a fine dining evening.

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Ryan C Heffernan: Beat the Heat with these Summer Cooking Tips

Beat the Heat with these Summer Cooking Tricks

The dog days of summer are well upon us, and as much as I love a good home-cooked meal, I am starting to dread turning on the oven. If your house is anything like mine, leaving the oven on for 30 minutes to prepare dinner makes the kitchen turn into a sweat lodge, and by the time that piping hot dinner is ready I just want to ditch it for ice cream! If you’re not ready to admit defeat by eating out all summer, never fear. Turn the summer heat into a creative burst of culinary inspiration with a few simple tricks to eat well while staying cool. Who knows, the summer menu may even become one the best things about the season. Read more →