Quick Pickled Shrimp

Quick Pickled Shrimp

I made these recently for a meal that needed to satisfy carnivores and pescatarians alike. The shrimp were on top of a romaine lettuce, lightly sautéed corn and roasted red onion salad. Sometimes the best eats are simple eats! 
July 29, 2020 by Evelyn Smith
Grilled Sea Bass

Grilled Sea Bass

Summer is here and we're eating all the seafood! Whole fish on the grill is one of our favorite summer meals because its so simple. This is a very quick recipe, but the end result is bound to impress even the most discerning dinner guest. 
July 10, 2020 by Evelyn Smith
Berry Shortcake

Berry Shortcake

Is there anything better than fresh berry shortcake? It is strawberry season in Maine and we've indulged in this recipe a few times over the last few weeks. The biscuit recipe is from an old New England cookbook we've had kicking around the house for years and somehow the book always manages to open to this page. We've updated it a bit to feature SKORDO ingredients and have to say, the additions are pretty delicious! 
July 10, 2020 by Evelyn Smith
Smoked North Carolina Chicken Wings

Smoked North Carolina Chicken Wings

North Carolina Barbecue Rub is my go to for chicken wings. It's hot with a subtle sweetness and not too much of a smoky flavor. This recipe is a favorite with our friends and family and always leaves them coming back for more. Not a huge fan of heat? Pair these wings with Ranch Dip. The cool dip balances the heat of the wings - even people who prefer sweet chicken wings will fall for this winning combination!
May 15, 2020 by Julia Bretz
Grilled Street Corn Dip

Grilled Street Corn Dip

Grilled corn is one of our favorite summer staples. There's nothing better than the mix of smoky and sweet! A couple of weeks ago we kicked off grilling season with an all day friends and family grilling extravaganza. This dip was a highlight! It's great paired with veggies or chips and hearty enough to work as a side dish. 

May 14, 2020 by Julia Bretz
Chicken and Porcini Mushroom Soup with Turmeric and Sweet Smoked Paprika Rice Cakes

Chicken and Porcini Mushroom Soup with Turmeric and Sweet Smoked Paprika Rice Cakes

Chicken is a staple in our kitchen and a whole roasted chicken is a typical Sunday night meal. We’re in waste not – want not mode, so this week’s roasted chicken leftovers were repurposed into a Chicken and Porcini Mushroom Soup. We happened to have day old rice in the fridge and decided to make griddled rice cakes to go along with the soup, but you could always add noodles or a wild rice blend for added texture and flavor.
March 25, 2020 by Evelyn Smith
Garbanzo Bean and Chorizo Soup

Garbanzo Bean and Chorizo Soup

I had this for the first time at a friend’s house. She’s known for hosting spontaneous dinner parties of 8 to 10 people that are always perfect – fun, simple, welcoming and just the right amount of chaos. It’s the kind of house where you walk in and immediately feel welcome and at home 

Our group is filled with dietary restrictions (gluten free and dairy no gos), vegetarians who are occasionally pescatarians, dedicated meat eaters and kids ranging in age from 3 months to 8 years old. This soup satisfies all kinds of diners. Right up until you plop yogurt on top, it’s dairy free. Kid’s will happily eat it and the veggies hidden within. It’s gluten free (check your bouillon and Chorizo) and filling. And, most importantly, it’s quick to make! 

January 13, 2020 by Evelyn Smith
Apple Crisp with Pumpkin Pie Spice

Apple Crisp with Pumpkin Pie Spice

This recipe is inspired by the apple crisp in Sam Sifton's Thanksgiving - How To Cook It Well. Fruit crisps are a favorite in my kitchen because they're quick to make and fun to adapt. Mr. Sifton also appreciates the flexible nature of crisps and says that 'on Thanksgiving, only apples are appropriate'. We agree with Mr. Sifton and took this seasonal variety one step further by adding our Pumpkin Pie Spice
November 02, 2019 by Evelyn Smith
(The Best) Margaritas, Two Ways

(The Best) Margaritas, Two Ways

Use the base of the recipe and adjust with your favorite flavors! The possibilities are endless. 
July 09, 2019 by Ala Oleksy
Chickpea and Grilled Pepper Burger with Dill Dunked Cucumber Salad

Chickpea and Grilled Pepper Burger with Dill Dunked Cucumber Salad

From a brand new summer vegetarian cookbook, Green Burgers, comes this fabulously refreshing burger. A great balance of flavors: smoky filling (two types of chile powders infused into chickpeas), an acidic and herby topping (cucumber salad), and succulent, rich oven-baked onions.
June 17, 2019 by Cari Karonis