Squash blossoms are the quintessential summer dish in my house because my mom used to make them in August, when they first appeared in the markets. So I thought it would be a great idea to share our family’s favorite stuffed squash blossoms, and my own non traditional recipe, squash blossom pasta, while the season is just getting started. …
Have you ever been stuck deciding what to drink on a hot summer day? Struggling to choose from a classy cocktail or a refreshing brew? Recently, I decided I can have the best of both worlds, and tried my hand at the Beer Cocktail.
Despite featuring beer as the main ingredient, these cocktails pack an unexpected punch. They will cool, refresh, and impress you on those hot summer days. (The men in your life will love them too!)
Memorial Day welcomes us into the summer season with backyard barbeques, poolside parties, and get-togethers galore! Be prepared to welcome your guests with a couple of easy cocktails perfect for summer sipping.
We find our spirits in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at New York Distilling Company. The distillery produces two brilliant gins that will highlight your cocktail hour- Perry’s Tot Navy Strength Gin and Dorothy Parker American Gin. Different botanicals and alcoholic strengths separate these gins stylistically while they share an artisan spirit of New York City’s fascinating historical culture….
With warm weather on my mind (I’m dreaming of my Caribbean vacation), I decided to start summer early by creating signature summer cocktails. These light and bright drinks, inspired by Vita Coco Pure Coconut Water, will transport you to a sunny and warm beach even in the coldest of seasons. Warning! Tiny drink umbrellas are not included.
Rev up your spoons, grab your sprinkles, and get ready to deck your bowls, this summer, to give your ice cream sundae a whole new look.
Sure, by now we’ve all mastered the art of piling up fresh strawberries and banana bits, adding fluffy pockets of whipped cream, and sprinkling chopped nuts over drizzled caramel and flavored syrups. It’s all very delicious. But where have all the ice cream wizards gone? You know, the confectionery aficionados, the culinary brave hearts who mix flavors and insist it’s absolutely fabulous way before the spoon hits their lips?
I think I found some. I poked and prodded looking for adventuresome sundae-creators. I discovered they have no formula, no real filter, and sometimes no shopping list. They start with ice cream and often open the fridge or the cupboard and survey their surroundings for what’s good. Here are some of the better concoctions you may want to give a whirl:…
I tend to be a bit delusional when it comes to summer. All winter long, I think, “This would be so much easier if it were summer. I can’t wait until it’s warm.”
And then summer comes and I remember that extreme heat makes every chore more arduous, and I end up counting the minutes until I’m in an air-conditioned room as soon as I step outside. In other words, I’m a whiny baby all year long.
So it’s hard to save money in sweltering months because my instinct is to keep the stove off and eat out instead. To resist the urge, I have some go-to, easy favorites that are cool, tasty, and more about compiling than actually cooking. Since they’re cold, they’re also great to make on Sunday and bring to work during the week….
I remember growing up there were several summers where my dad would grill burgers by the pool.
My brother and I would race to see who would pick toppings first. I’d toss to Dad some cheese (yellow American) so he could melt mine right on the burger itself, then I’d assemble the rest of the toppings on the bun.
My brother didn’t care – he was off building a mountain of goodies, complete with stacks of onions, tomato, lettuce and mustard, which he used to refer to as “the glue,” between each layer.
Ahh, memory lane. As we head full swing into summer, I thought I’d ask some colleagues at FreshDirect what toppings they like on their burgers. Sure enough, whenever I stopped to ask one person, others perked up. Apparently, toppings are a topic of interest.
Here are some office favorites:…
Forget cramped restaurants, crowded sidewalk bistros, and hoping to score a reservation.
Instead, this summer take “eating out” at its worth — grab a basket, fresh fruits, and head out for a savory do-it-yourself adventure, picnic-style.
Not sure where to start? Here are some quick ways to build a picnic basket:…
We’re back delivering to the Hamptons and Memorial Day is coming up, kicking off the start of summer. That means our favorite time of year is back: cocktail hour with friends and drinks by the pool (or, in my case, drinks on a Brooklyn roof while imagining drinks by the pool). Experimenting with cocktail recipes is the most fun you can have with a blender, and the best part is: they’re almost impossible to mess up. Seasonal fruit, juice, and quality wine—where can you go wrong?
So in anticipation of the season, I ordered our freshest fruits and my favorite wines, invited a friend with discerning tastes (just kidding, he’ll drink anything), and started mixing things up in the kitchen!
I’m not really one to follow recipes closely—which I think stems from a problem with authority, even in the form of recipe directions—so I added basic drinks to our One-Click Recipe section and new Facebook Recipe Finder. That way you can get some ideas while substituting your fruit and alcohol faves….
Today FreshDirect is launching an exciting new partnership with Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food® magazine!
From simple weeknight dinners to accessible entertaining ideas, we love the ease, quality and delicious flavors that Everyday Food brings to the table, so we’re thrilled to bring that know-how to the MyFD section.
What does this mean for you? Delicious new food and cooking content each month. Look for Everyday Food recipes, cooking tips, recipe contests, sweepstakes and more!…