fresh bourbon cranberry sauce

Fresh cranberries, a splash of bourbon, a sprinkling of brown sugar and a touch of vanilla. We have created the perfect companion for Tom turkey, the star of the Thanksgiving dinner table. This recipe is quick and simple with plenty of wiggle room for improvisation. Whether you like your sauce thick or thin, your cranberries whole or mashed, this recipe will accommodate any flavor and … Continue reading fresh bourbon cranberry sauce

smoked salmon, cream cheese, horseradish and dill on rye

I first shared this recipe with my Basil & Salt Magazine readers over the last holiday season. It’s a rich, delicious appetizer that my guests and I have enjoyed each cocktail season. I enjoy all the recipes I’ve added to Basil, however in light of a recent health concern, it’s necessary I drastically modify my diet. What’s a food writer to do? My answer was … Continue reading smoked salmon, cream cheese, horseradish and dill on rye

Cucumber Rolls with Ham and Cheese

Ahhh. Spring. My mind immediately wanders to backyard barbecues, garden parties and outdoor festivities. In reality, spring in the northwest is a combustible combination of all four seasons, often happening at the same time. Even though Mother Nature isn’t going to cooperate and bring us warm weather right away, we are throwing a garden party. This recipe is one of my favorites not only in … Continue reading Cucumber Rolls with Ham and Cheese

Holiday Moscow Mule

Pomegranates are in season October through February, making them both a  colorful and delicious addition to the holiday season. When choosing your pomegranate look for a deep color with a red to reddish-brown outer rind. If it’s ripe it will feel heavy for its size. It will keep chilled for 3 to 4 weeks if unopened. How to de-seed your pomegranate Using a paring knife … Continue reading Holiday Moscow Mule

Basil & Salt Magazine’s ‘HolidayCheer’ now available for pre order

Planning a dinner party in a way that you’re actually capable of getting it done without panicking is important. It’s bad hospitality for the host to be freaked out.  ~Ted Allen basil & salt magazine is pleased to introduce its signature cookbook series. HolidayCheer is the first in our series and the inaugural issue is a collection of both culinary and cocktail recipes combined with … Continue reading Basil & Salt Magazine’s ‘HolidayCheer’ now available for pre order

Chef Adrianne shares her Maximum Flavor style Chilaquiles!

What’s on your ‘Cinco de Mayo’ Fiesta Menu? Cinco de Mayo arrives on a Friday this year and that means there’s an enthusiastic and aggressive enjoyment of tequila shots, margaritas, and tacos. However, this Miami Chef is unleashing her Maximum Flavor on this Must- Try Mexican classic, chilaquiles. Chef Adrianne shares her recipe with us and it is sure to make your bash the celebration to attend every year. … Continue reading Chef Adrianne shares her Maximum Flavor style Chilaquiles!

Tommy Bahama’s Coconut Eggnog Martini

Toast the Holidays with Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar No holiday celebration is complete until eggnog has been served… kick your holidays up a notch with the Coconut Eggnog Martini from Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar. This festive drink is full of everything we love about the holidays – booze and eggnog. Dazzle your guests with this delicious, creamy cocktail! Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan … Continue reading Tommy Bahama’s Coconut Eggnog Martini