Robert Simon’s Smoked Turkey Breast

Direct from the kitchen of chef Robert Simon, aka Chef of the Future Brand Seasonings  

Party Perfect Fall and Harvest Cocktails

“There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir: We must rise and follow her, When from every hill of flame She calls, and calls each vagabond by name.” ― William Bliss Maple. Caramel. Apple. The flavors and aroma of fall. Harvest parties, Halloween and Thanksgiving are all just around the corner and it’s […]

Warm up chilly nights with Orange Mulled Whiskey Cider

Now that the air is cool and crisp, we enjoy welcoming colder temperatures with toasty beverages to chase away the chill. Nielsen Massey Vanilla’s Pure Orange Extract adds a zesty twist to classic hot beverage recipes. Pure Orange Extract’s bright citrus flavor lightly balances the luxurious depth of chocolate and softly complements other citrus flavors like lemon. Warm those chilly […]

Two Fresh Twists on the Classic Easter Brunch with Jarlsberg® Cheese

    Out of all the tasks on the “to do list” before family arrives on Easter Sunday, creating the menu is my favorite. I spread many recipes out in front of me and begin pairing appetizers, main dishes and desserts, switching them out several times before the final decision. It’s a simpler process and there […]

Memories of Christmas Past and Traditional Gingerbread Cookies

Hot chocolate, crackling fire and Christmas carols in the background are  perfect ingredients for trimming the tree. ‘Tis the season for traditions, eggnog and holiday cookies. One of my favorite memories of Christmas past, is making whimsical shaped gingerbread cookies and adding a little hole at the top before popping in the oven. After decorating the little guys with […]

Get in the “Spirit” of Halloween with a Spooky Smoked Maple Cakes Cocktail

Prepping your home for the invasion of little goblins and ghouls on Halloween is a festive occasion. While your hanging decorations and pouring treats in the cauldron, whip up a tasty delight for yourself. After all, you deserve a bit of play time too.

Celebrate Fourth of July with Gordon, Graham and Christina’s ‘MasterChef’ Holiday Recipes

The Fourth of July holiday is drawing near, and grocery lists everywhere are being tweaked as we add and subtract recipe ingredients. The availability of ideas in blogs and on social media platforms is one of the many items I love about online communication in today’s world. Our favorite television chefs and judges are open with their ideas, […]

Red, White and Blue Desserts for Your Fourth of July Celebration

Barbecue masters across America will be cooking a variety of delicious foods this Independence Day and one of the tastiest parts of the festivities are the gorgeous Red, White and Blue cakes, pies and goodies on the dessert table. When time is on a short string and creating a stunning dessert is on the list, […]

Herb and Spice Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mint Chutney

The perfect centerpiece for your holiday meal. We thank Chef Charles, Vis a Vis Restaurant – Brighton Beach, New York for sending us this gorgeous and delicious recipe for our site. If you haven’t finalized your holiday dinner menu yet, consider adding this to the list! “This is one of my closely guarded favorite recipes. The Lamb comes […]

Appetizers to usher in the Holiday Cocktail Season

Thanksgiving is almost here, menus are being finalized and shopping lists are being created.  Holiday parties are in full swing and will continue through New Years Day, so having a diversified array of cocktails, appetizers, main and side dishes is a must. Toasted rustic bread smothered in a warm and tasty spread or dip is […]

The sweet flavors and aromas of fall: Delicious apple butter

Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and cooked apple aromas waft through the neighborhood on the afternoons that apple butter is being prepared and put up.  These autumnal flavors are just one of the gifts Mother Nature gives us this time of year and with all of the choices at my fingertips to whip up for the […]