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Summer Sweet Corn Soup

2019-11-09T11:13:16-05:00August 1st, 2014|Categories: Food Columns, Soups, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , |

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…and the corn is sweet and bountiful.  As residents of New Jersey, we are blessed with some of the best corn in the country. New Jersey’s sweet corn is one of the reasons for its well-deserved “Garden State” moniker. Sweet corn is in season from May to September.  While the [...]

Salade Nicoise

2019-08-26T11:02:23-04:00August 1st, 2013|Categories: Cooking Light, Fish, Food Columns, Salads, Vegetables|Tags: , |

A Salade Nicoise is a classic French composed salad.  The salad has its origins in Nice, a city in the Provencal Region of southeastern France. Many of its ingredients such as tuna, tomatoes, green beans, olives, anchovies and capers are indigenous to the region. Because Salade Nicoise is composed and not chopped or tossed, its [...]

Grilled Hamburgers with Fireworks Coleslaw

2019-08-25T17:59:16-04:00July 1st, 2013|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Fourth of July, Meat and Poultry, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , , |

We Americans are an independent lot.  Imbued with free spirits, we embrace  individuality, creativity and self reliance. Since we so admire the self-made, do-it-yourself attribute, a burger bar is the way to go for your July Fourth festivities.   Essentially, you will provide your guests with burgers and all the fixings, so that they can create [...]

Watermelon Gazpacho and Curried Coconut Chicken Salad

2019-08-13T19:29:29-04:00August 1st, 2012|Categories: Appetizers, Food Columns, Meat and Poultry, Salads, Soups, Vegetables|Tags: , , , |

During the dog days of summer the last thing we want to do is prepare food in a hot kitchen over a hot stove. We seek fare that requires little or no cooking and that can be prepared early in the day, cooled, and then served chilled directly from the refrigerator.  Watermelon gazpacho comes together [...]

Pigs in Blankets

2019-08-13T18:58:24-04:00July 1st, 2012|Categories: Appetizers, Food Columns, Fourth of July|Tags: |

Here are some fun and creative recipes to enliven your July festivities.  Pigs in blankets—hot dogs wrapped in puff pastry—add a delicious gourmet touch to the common hot dog in a bun.  For those in a red, white and blue state of mind—the fruit kebabs and potato salad will be sure to please.  To make [...]

Chicken Kebabs with a Honey Mustard Sauce

2019-08-13T18:43:39-04:00June 1st, 2012|Categories: Food Columns, Meat and Poultry|Tags: , , , |

It’s grilling season—time to cook outdoors, to smell the flowers and enjoy the sunshine. Here are two great recipes to add to your repertoire of outdoor cuisine.  Chicken kebabs with a honey mustard sauce is delicious accompanied with vegetable kebabs and served over a bed of Israeli couscous.  To ensure success, make sure that the [...]

Grilled Chicken Paillard on a Bed of Mixed Spring Greens Salad

2019-08-12T14:13:45-04:00June 1st, 2011|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Meat and Poultry|Tags: , |

June is upon us!  We’re in high spring with summer just around the corner.  It’s time to fire up the grills!  Here’s a recipe for grilled chicken paillard that may very well become your go-to recipe for grilling season.  Paillard is a technique that involves flattening or  pounding the chicken cutlets until they are very [...]