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Reuben Sandwich

Reuben Sandwich

In 1914, the Reuben was reportedly created in New York by restaurant owner Arnold Reuben, Jr. for a hungry actress named Annette Seelos.  The Reuben was also supposedly invented in 1925, when Omaha grocer and poker player Reuben Kulakofsky made this sandwich for his fellow poker players, one of them being Charles Schimmel who added […]

Apple Chips

Apple Chips

Apple chips are really easy to make, and are a sweet, healthy, crunchy snack addiction.  You don’t need to add anything at all – just bake a bunch of apple slices at 200F for an hour, then flip them and continue baking until mostly dry.  Brushing with a little optional maple syrup and cinnamon makes […]

Grilled Peaches with Rosemary & Balsamic Vinegar

Photography of Grilled Peaches w/ Balsamic & Rosemary

We recently went on a Bucks County Food Tour and were introduced to quite a few local Pennsylvania farms we’d never visited before.  One memorable stop was Manoff Market Gardens where you would have to be completely crazy to leave without at least a dozen ripe, gorgeous peaches or without petting Hale, their Public Relations […]

Dark and Stormy Cocktail

Dark & Stormy

The forecast tonight calls for a Dark and Stormy cocktail – a beautifully layered drink with the sharp bite of Ginger Beer, tempered with a moody wash of tropical Dark Rum.  As the unofficial drink of Bermuda, this cocktail’s name is actually trademarked by Gosling’s and must be made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum to […]

Stormy Morning

Stormy Morning Cocktail

I first encountered the Stormy Morning on my birthday last year in New Orleans at my favorite restaurant, The Bayona on Dauphine St. in the French Quarter. We arrived early for our reservation and I ordered a Stormy Morning from the drink menu while waiting for our table, intrigued by the mention of Créme de […]

Red, White and Blue Berry Tart

Red White and Blue Berry Tart

This colorful treat is always a winning dessert for Memorial Day, Independence Day or any day you just need to have an excellent, creamy, cool berry tart.  It’s both luxurious and light with a filling of low-fat greek yogurt blended with Neufchâtel cream cheese and a hint of maple syrup.  The graham cracker crust is […]