We belong to a yacht club in our town and over the 4th of July weekend they held a New England Clam Bake and were charging far too much for it…especially when I know my kids wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole. So I set out to make my own New England Clam Bake from the comfort of my own kitchen
I have come to love delivered, prepare-at-home meal kits because they are easy to make and come with the exact ingredients and amounts you need. Yet, since summer is here I was searching for one that was healthy, somewhat dietary as well as tasty. That can be a tall order. So I just tried the Pangea Modern Mediterranean Diet and I have to say, I’m rather hooked.
Since mint is taking over my garden I am trying to use it. I came up with this easy and delicious Grilled Salmon with Mint & Basil recipe. Try it.
I’m a foodie and finding a restaurant I love on Northern Long Island was a challenge until I discovered Lola Mediterranean in Great Neck, NY. Here’s my review.
I have become known for this delicious leg of lamb with gratin recipe. It’s easy to make and you only need one oven. Here is the recipe.
This easy-as-pie (or pork) recipe has become a family favorite. It’s so simple to make I just had to share it. You probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen anyway, so a quick trip to the store is all you need.
I love homemade guacamole! If I can get it served tableside I’m in. But I never liked my own that much until I worked hard to master it. I like my guac chunky. In fact the chunkier the better! So without further ado here is how you can make guacamole that will make your friends envious! This recipe serves 4.…
Come winter there is nothing that warms me better than soup. I can’t get enough. I will buy soups but I prefer to make them myself so I know exactly what ingredients are being used. Even though this lemon and spinach lentil soup is vegan, I am not, but I know many who are so I find myself making this soup quite a bit.
Want to be the hit of every party or dinner you are invited to? Make this cake and I promise…mission accomplished! I first tried this cake after my Dad had died. I had no appetite and people kept dropping food off at my mom’s house. One of my mom’s friends made this cake and I was told I had to try it. I did and could not stop eating it! It’s that good. In fact, I think it was all I ate for 2 days.
My eldest son is the world’s pickiest eater. Yes, I know it’s a control thing – and it works. He eats about 5 foods at any given time and of course, he loves snacks. So on one of the kids’ more recent days off from school (do they ever go to school?) I took them to our local farmer’s market. They sampled some organic chicken burgers and Liam flipped over the Buffalo chicken wing flavored one. Woot! So I paid $20 for 12 patties and he ate them all within 2 weeks!
No I did not say “boujey” gifts, I said boozey as in gifts meant for the bar and they make prefect hostess gifts. You can visit other blogs to find food and “proper” hostess gifts, but here at Fountain Of 30 we like to stay preserved and booze helps! That’s how we roll. So here are some items that are perfect for any man or woman who loves a well stocked bar and wine fridge as much as we do!
I know there is a “National” Day for everything (did you know was National Watermelon Day?), but this is one I can get behind! It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, August 4, 2016! I mean, who doesn’t love Chocolate chip cookies? That’s like not liking pizza. And that’s just crazy talk
Salmon and Pineapple Salsa is a delicious and beautiful summertime dish, fit for a special occasion or just to impress your family plus it’s really easy to make. I’m not much of a chef so trust me…if I can make it, anyone can! I even goofed up a few things. For example, I don’t own potato peeler for the cucumber ribbons, so I improvised. (No one would know and maybe you wouldn’t notice if didn’t point that out!) Luckily this recipe does not have to be made perfectly. The flavors are amazingly favorable, with a mix of sweet, tangy, salty and a little kick of chili pepper.
Sure, there will always be red and white wines but you can easily come back to those. Whenever you feel like champagne just might be a little too fancy for the occasion, there’s the one that always looks beautiful, smells like summer no matter what time of year, and tastes amazing. It’s the flowery, pink-y hued libation – rosè! And it’s everywhere this summer.
Joan has been my BFF since we were tots and we share many interests, including our love of food and recipes. She gave me this one which she found on Facebook and tweaked it a bit – that’s what we do. Joan can make a meal out of virtually anything. She used to do it constantly at my house when we were teens. My mom only kept WASA crackers (we called them WASPY crackers), tuna in water, and Peter Pan peanut butter in our house. Nothing really had calories, fat or taste. Joan could assess the contents in the cabinet in 2 minutes and whip up something tasty to eat. It was truly amazing. I learned to cook later, but still confer with Joan on recipes all the time!
Anyway, this grilled corn and avocado salad makes the perfect side dish or add shrimp or chicken to make it a luncheon course. It’s the perfect summer salad.