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On the Menu This Week

I wish I had a really good tale to share in this issue, but I don't. A combination of busyness and laziness has kept me at home for most of the week. I have, however, been trying some new recipes that I thought Vince and I would enjoy. So, they're my column for this week. Lucky for all of us, the recipes are easy and delicious. Each one boasts a brightness of fresh citrus. Great for dinner on hot nights, the Vietnamese Pork Salad and Beef Satay Noodles only need a chilled glass of wine to make a complete meal. Trust me, you'll love the icing on the cake. Excellent summer supper food!Vietnamese Pork Salad1 pound ground pork9 tablespoons fresh lime ...

Barbeque for the Groom

Do you like to cook and entertain? Want to do something special for your fiance? How about throwing a party for your groom and his best friends? Easy and fun, these simple recipes guarantee a successful event.Plan your party during football, basketball or baseball season. If your fiance is into car racing, plan it on race day. Hopefully the weather will be beautiful so that you can set up some cornhole boards outside for the guys. Cornhole is all the rage in the south. It's a lawn game where players toss bags filled with dried corn or dried beans in a raised platform with a hole in the far end. It's very popular during tailgating season. Cornhole ...

“They Say It’s Your Birthday” ♪♫•*¨*•♪♫

One of the advantages of having a lot of friends, is celebrating a lot of birthdays! The past couple of months have been a whirlwind of birthday soirees. As is custom with the best of friendships, someone unfailingly volunteers to bring a home-baked birthday cake. The sweet confections are not always beautiful, but they're always delicious. That's one of the serendipities of desserts baked with love. So far this season, we've been fortunate to sample assorted chocolate cakes and several strawberry cakes made with fresh berries from Dempsey's Farm. I've even baked a couple of cakes for the festivities. This week's recipes are some of my offerings. I'm ...

Spanish Tapas & Wines 101

On November 18th, wine aficionado Larry Bernard and I taught a wine and food pairing class for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at USC-B. Our class was limited to 30 people and sold out in the first few hours that it was offered. The recipes this week are a sampling of some of the wines and food that were served during our presentation. Larry and I will be offering a bourbon and food pairing class on February 2nd. For more information, contact Andrea Sisino at OLLI.Pinchos (Wine: Avinyo Reserva Brut Cava NV)Pinchos are tavern snacks served in northern Spain. They're called pinchos because many of them have a pincho (Spanish for spike), ...

Malted Milk Ball Cake

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a chocolate cake covered with balls of candy! Photography by Susan DeLoach Photography - Beaufort, SC This fun cake is pure eye candy! It's also delicious and requires no bakery experience to decorate. Make this dessert for Santa and you'll be certain to get lots of presents under your tree. Merry Christmas! Malted Milk Ball CakeOne of the yummiest chocolate cakes I've ever eaten! Don't let the whipped ganache frosting intimidate you. It's actually very easy to make.For the ganache frosting:2 cups heavy whipping cream1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chipsFor the cake:1 (15.25-ounce) ...

Charming Bridal Luncheon

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! With the right vendors and planning, you can have the wedding and reception you’ve always dreamed about. Planning your wedding reception is an exciting experience! Having a caterer that you have complete confidence in to guide you throughout the planning process and execution of your wedding celebration is priceless. Most caterers have endless resources at their fingertips. They are available to assist you with every aspect of your wedding from exceptional food to location selection, event planners, bar service, linens, china, flowers, photography and entertainment. The success of every wedding depends ...

Lemon-Blueberry Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Lemon-Blueberry Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting Easy and delicious! For the cake: 1 (15.25-ounce) package lemon cake mix 1 (21-ounce) can blueberry pie filling For the frosting: 2 sticks butter, softened ½ cup lemon juice 1 pound confectioner's sugar Zest of 1 lemon Fresh Blueberries, to garnish Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, making two 8-inch layers. Pour cake batter into greased and floured cake pans.  Place dollops of blueberry pie filling evenly on top of each layer. Cut pie filling into batter with a butter knife. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 37 minutes or until toothpick inserted into ...

Mardi Gras

MARDI GRAS is Fat Tuesday! It's the last night of eating rich and fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season which begins the next day on Ash Wednesday. Fat Tuesday is sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday -- from the word “shrive” meaning “confess.” KING CAKE is a southern Mardi Gras tradition served throughout the Carnival season which lasts from Epiphany Eve through Fat Tuesday. Inside the cake you'll find a trinket -- traditionally a dried bean or a small plastic baby representing the baby Jesus. The person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket has various privileges and obligations. It has become customary in ...