American Classics

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers

September 17, 2013

Today is Constitution Day (Constitution Week is from Sept 17th – Sept 23rd), which commemorates the formation, and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.  Our Constitution was signed on...

Pack Your Omelet Full Of Goodness

July 22, 2013

Pack Your Omelet Full Of Goodness Omelets are one of those dishes that you can have for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  The versatile omelet is low in calories too especially if you start with one egg and two egg whites (about 100 calories).  Add the fillings of your choice and...

Kentucky Benedictine Sandwiches

July 17, 2013

Kentucky Benedictine Sandwiches Make the Kentucky Benedictine spread.  With a round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut rounds out of the bread slices.  Spread the mixture on half of the rounds and top with another round.  Garnish with a sprig of parsley or watercress if you want to get fancy.  

All-American Hot Dogs

June 10, 2013

All-American Hot Dogs Summer is here and why pay top dollar going out when you can make delicious hot dogs at home?  Here is a guide to the different ways Americans make their frankfurters around the country.  I had the Sonoran style hot dogs while I was in Tucson in...

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 10, 2013

Mother’s Day Brunch Put mom in a good mood this Sunday and make Mother’s Day a special day with a memorable brunch.  When my children were younger they often made me breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day.  They made me promise to stay in bed propped up on pillows while...

Mac & Cheese Please!

April 9, 2013

Mac & Cheese Please! Forget that horrible box stuff and make your own delicious Mac & Cheese.  Here is a different spin on the usual cheddar cheese macaroni & cheese dish.  Using the brie, cream cheese and mascarpone makes it nice and creamy.  I used macaroni pasta here, but you...

Easter Menu Ideas

March 30, 2013

Easter Menu Ideas The greatest feast of the Christian Church takes its name from that of Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn.  The feast, however, has another name, the Pasch, the Greek word coming from the Hebrew pesakh, the Passover.  This is the term for the feast which is...

Past Inaugural Luncheon Menus

January 21, 2013

Past Inaugural Luncheon Menus Today President Obama will serve his second inaugural luncheon.  Last year he served Lincoln inspired foods such as pheasant, whipped sweet potatoes and cinnamon apple sponge cake.    At President Clinton’s second inaugural luncheon he served shrimp, oyster & scallop pie before serving beggar’s pudding and...

Butter Cookies

November 24, 2012

Butter Cookies It’s time to start thinking about making Christmas cookies.  1 1/2 Cups Softened Butter 1 1/2 Cups Sugar 2 Eggs Lightly Beaten 3 Cups Unbleached Flour 1/3 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1/4 Cup Sifted Powdered Sugar (Optional) Cookie Press Preheat your oven to 375° F.  In a large size bowl...

Building A Healthier Burger

June 19, 2012

Building A Healthier Burger   Nothing says grilling season like a hot & juicy burger.  You can enjoy an American favorite that is new and improved by giving your burger a healthy twist without skimping on flavor.  Here are some things that you can do to create a better burger. ...

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