American Classics

Independence Day Lobster Club Sandwich

July 2, 2013

Independence Day Lobster Club Sandwich Here is an Independence Day Sandwich that will knock your socks off!  Don’t waste time with those lousy mayo laden lobster rolls.  Kick it up a notch and enjoy the freedom to eat well. INGREDIENTS 1 Live Lobster (1 1/2 Pounds) 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise 2...

Rhode Island Johnnycakes

July 1, 2013

Rhode Island Johnnycakes Let’s start July 4th out right with delicious Rhode Island Johnnycakes.  Easy to make and such a great tribute to such a great state that truly contributed to American independent thought. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 Cups Stone Ground Cornmeal (Yellow or White) 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 3 Tablespoons...

A Few Words About Hamburgers

June 30, 2013

A Few Words About Hamburgers A delicious, juicy, tender hamburger can be yours, if you choose the right ground beef.  The amount of fat directly contributes to the juiciness of the burger, so the leaner the beef, the drier the burger.  Some markets state the cut of beef used for...

Camille’s Guacamole Bacon Burgers

June 27, 2013

Camille’s Guacamole Bacon Burgers Add some green to your Red, White & Blue!  This July 4th kick up the classics and put a little green in your Red White & Blue with fresh avocado. INGREDIENTS 1 Pound Ground Beef 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce 1 Egg 1 Pound Thick Cut Bacon...

Marinated Cucumber & Onion Salad

June 24, 2013

Marinated Cucumber & Onion Salad I love this salad.  It’s easy to make and makes a great side dish.  If you plan on marinating the salad overnight make sure to cut the cucumber a tad thicker.  This way it will keep more of a crunch.  You may use any type...

Classic Black Beans & Rice

June 21, 2013

Classic Black Beans & Rice Everyone needs a few easy weekend night meals to pull out of their hat.  Here is a wonderful Classic Black Beans & Rice recipe that is truly a faithful friend.  If you want to add meat then either add chicken or fish.  Shrimp is a...

Camille’s Smoked Salmon Frittata

June 19, 2013

Camille's Smoked Salmon Frittata Victoria and Camille have been cooking together almost from the moment Camille was born.  Camille’s tiny hands broke eggs for cakes, stirred frosting and of course licked the beaters.  Victoria couldn’t keep Camille out of the kitchen so she purchased a little lightweight stool for her...

Spicy Onion Rings

June 15, 2013

Spicy Onion Rings In preparing the onion rings maintain the oil at 350º F during cooking.  If the temperature drops below 350º then the onion rings take longer to cook and tend to absorb too much oil.  Plus they don’t get crisp like they should.  Try and prepare the steak...

Grilled Lime Marinated Flank Steak

June 14, 2013

Grilled Lime Marinated Flank Steak Father’s Day is one special occasion when many families try to pull out all the stops to make sure that Dad knows that he’s appreciated.  No one wants Dad to go hungry and most (not all) Dads love steaks…especially grilled steaks.  You may want to...

Tomato Bisque

June 9, 2013

Tomato Bisque Juicy red tomatoes, butter, cream, salt & pepper are all one needs to make this understated soup.  Serve as a starter or as a main course for lunch or dinner. INGREDIENTS 4 Medium Tomatoes 3 Tablespoons Butter 6 Tablespoons Cream 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground...

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