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Casual Food & Drink Recipes
Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker
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Smoked turkey is easy to cook on the grill and using the grill frees up oven space for all sorts of yummy side dishes. Brining creates a perfectly moist turkey.
Apple, Truffle and Roasted Garlic Pizza is one of my favorite pizza’s. The combination of roast garlic, apple, and truffle oil make this amazing and easy to make. Topped with arugula and walnuts this is sure to become a new favorite.
Shrimp and Asparagus in Black Bean Sauce is a quick, healthy and filling. Serve over rice or noodles. The black bean sauce is the perfect complement to shrimp.
This Classic German Potato Salad is always a hit at potlucks, picnics, and barbecues. Everythings better with bacon and potato salad is no different. The dressing is vinegar and mustard based and absolutely delicious.
This classic campfire french toast is always a family favorite. A couple of drops of vanilla with powdered sugar make these outstanding.
Three Bean Edamame Salad – is a three-bean salad made with edamame, buttery young soybeans. This is wonderful as a relish to serve with grilled meats.
This Pear & Blue Cheese Green Salad is the perfect complement to any meal. This tart, savory green salad features pear, walnuts, and crumbled bleu cheese. Yum!
This Easy Chili Con Queso Party Dip will be a hit at your next party, potluck or camping trip. This spicy cheesy goodness is addicting. Serve with tortilla chips.
Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich is an iconic sandwich from Louisville, Kentucky’s Brown Hotel. The perfect for your Kentucky Derby party.
Viva Mexico – Throw an Awesome Cinco de Mayo Party. Get the complete party plan and recipes to throw the best ever Cinode Mayo Party.
Once you've tried this citrus brined recipe you'll never roast a turkey in tehoven again. The brine keeps your turkey moist and delicious. Plus, if you are like me you have lots of other dishes that need the oven space, with the turkey on the grill you now have your...
Festive enough for special occasions – simple enough for every day. The Blueberry BBQ sauce recipe makes ordinary chicken skewers extra special.
Lobster Mac and Cheese is an all-time favorite. Grilling the lobster before adding to the mac and cheese Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe a true standout.
Simple and easy green bean recipe. Honey and orange combine with the green beans to create a unique side dish.
Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Recipe No Derby Party is complete without the Mint Julep which has been the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century. Easy to make and delicious, just remember this is bourbon with little sugar and...
Filled with tons of crab and gooey cheese – this is always a favorite. This is the dish everyone asks me to bring to potlucks.
Kentucky Derby Pie is the perfect combination of pecan pie and chocolate. Ooey gooey goodness filled with pecans and chocolate. The perfect dessert for your Kentucky Derby Party.
Looking for a fun and different party idea for spring? Throw a Kentucky Derby Party! The race is always the first Saturday in May and is a super fun themed party complete with betting games, Derby food, and the signature cocktail a Mint Julep. Start planning now!
Time to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Grab a margarita or a Mexican beer and make these coastal-inspired fish tacos. When I lived in California there were so many awesome places to get fresh fish tacos right off the beaches. Nothing better…
Strawberries and salad greens come together to make a delicious and beautiful salad. Dressed with a champagne vinaigrette this is easy enough for every day and perfect for a special dinner.
Who doesn’t love a good party? We love to entertain. Any excuse to get the gang together is a great reason for a party. We do lots of easy poolside BBQs + lunches, snack, and cocktails on the boat. I spent years throwing parties that we great for guests but I never left the kitchen. Now I’ve learned to make entertaining spree-free and fun for me and my guests. I’ll share what I’ve learned and hope it will make it easier for you to throw awesome parties – that get you out of the kitchen and into the party.
Let’s get this party started!
Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker