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Getting Ready for a Backyard Party: 3 Tips

Before the caterers arrive, make sure your yard is ready for guests. Remove Clutter: Ensure the party area is clear of unnecessary or unsightly items. Remove toys, tools, excessive knickknacks and decorations, unneeded grills and outdoor furniture, and pool cleaning supplies. Mitigate any trip hazards. The garden hose can be stored in a hose hideaway […]

Lemon Mint Sorbet

Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice To Make:  In a saucepan bring the water and sugar to a simmer over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Mix in the mint and […]

Mint Iced Coffee

Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1 cup fresh mint leaves 1 vanilla bean pod Iced coffee Milk or cream To Make:  Scrape the insides of the vanilla bean pod into a saucepan with the water, sugar, and mint leaves. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly until the sugar dissolves. Let […]

Tequila Lime Sorbet

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups water 3/4 cups sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lime zest 2 tablespoons tequila 1/2 cup fresh lime juice To Make:  Combine water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil, just until sugar is dissolved. Remove from hear and cool completely. When cooled, combine with zest, tequila, and lime juice, […]

Tequila Chile Verde

Ingredients: 1 pound pork tenderloin 1 pound tomatillos, chopped 1 4.5 ounce can green chiles 2 cups chicken broth 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 3 tablespoons cornmeal 1 tablespoon chile powder 2 tablespoons tequila 1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped To Make:  Cut pork into 3/4 inch cubes and […]

Sesame Garlic Asparagus

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pound asparagus, washed and ends trimmed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon sesame oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted Salt To Make:  Preheat oven to 425. Toss asparagus with oils and garlic. Arrange on large baking sheet and sprinkle with sesame seeds and a good pinch of salt […]

Asparagus Goat Cheese Quiche

Ingredients: 1/2 pound asparagus, washed, ends trimmed, and cut into 1-inch pieces 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup finely chopped roasted red pepper 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese 1 cup half and half 1/4 Parmesan cheese, finely grated 3 eggs Salt and pepper Prepared pie crust To Make:  Preheat oven to 375. Press pie […]

Carrot Muffins

Ingredients: 2 cups shredded carrots 1 3/4 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cups plain yogurt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 egg To Make:  Preheat oven to 375. In a large […]

Carrot Slaw

Ingredients: 2 pounds carrots, peeled and trimmed 5 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/4 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped Zest of 1 lemon Salt and pepper To Make:  Grate the carrots either in a food processor or with a box grater. Whisk together other ingredients and season to […]

Ginger Cilantro Swordfish

Ingredients: 2 6-ounce swordfish steaks, skin removed 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely minced 2 garlic cloves, finely minced 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon honey To Make:  Combine all marinade ingredients and add, with swordfish, to a large ziplock bag. Refrigerate […]