Learn how to cook the
Perfect Prime Rib.
Check out all of Linda's
Beef Recipes using
various cuts of beef.
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Party Menus (includes recipes)
Restaurant and Dinner
Party Manners and Etiquette.
- (Hors d' oeuvres, Starters, Amuse-Bouche,
How many appetizers to make for your party?
Food Safety Pages. Check them out!
Buffet and Party Safety
Also includes what to do if your guests have been
delayed at least an hour
Golden Rules of
IF IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT! If you have any
question in your mind about the freshness or safety of eating a food product,
throw it out. It is better to be safe than sorry!
Picnic Safety Tips
is nothing more American than the picnic. Picnics can take on many forms,
such as the community picnic, friends and neighbors, tailgate parties, or
ball games. There is also one sure thing at every picnic-lots of good food.
The important point is to have safe and healthy food, not food that can
cause food borne illness. Always prepare and store food properly.
Summer is the time for barbecues and picnics.
The biggest party crasher
at summer picnic and buffets is food borne bacteria. You can't see them
you can't taste them, but you sure can feel them if illness occurs
hours or days later.
Four-Course Dinner -
Menu and Recipes
Summer Salmon Dinner Party
Roasted garlic is a
Squeeze the pulp out
of the cloves and
spread on the bread
of your liking.
and family will definitely love these shrimp!
French Bread Baguette
with the Roasted
Garlic and the
A light, cool,
refreshing soup from Spain. The Spanish call Gazpacho "salad." However,
to an American it is a soup. This soup is perfect for those hot summer days.
Garden-Fresh Tomato Soup
This vivid uncooked soup is a delicious way to use fresh tomatoes from your
garden. It would make a great palate cleanser (such as a sorbet) between
courses. Serve with a Sauvignon Blanc wine.
Salmon with Dill Mustard Sauce
Baked salmon is so easy to
make and so delicious! The wonderful Dill Mustard
compliments the salmon's delicate flavor.
Linda's Smoked Salmon
Every time I make this smoked
salmon and serve it, I get raves! For best results you will need a proper smoker/cooker
that has a water tray for moisture. The smoking method I use is called
Insalata Caprese Salad
(Tomato and Mozarella Salad)
Insalata Caprese is one of the simplest and most delicious of salads. It requires only the right ingredients and the right season. The season first. This is basically a summer dish from which follow the ingredients: it should be made only with local vine-ripened tomatoes that are red, juicy and flavorful but not overly soft, and preferably unrefrigerated.
Grilled Corn On The Cob
Grilled Corn is especially
delicious when you add herbs and spices to the ear of corn before
grilling it. The herbs and spices liven up the flavors and add an
interesting spin on basic roasted corn. Plus it’s easy to do -
just use your favorite!
This is a French dessert that is so easy
and so elegant - very gourmet. My husband gave this a "10" rating. Be sure and
try Peches au vin when fresh peaches are in season.
I just love grilled pineapple!
Grilling does wonderful things to fruit as it caramelizes the sugars creating a golden
brown color and intensity of flavor. This very simple and elegant dessert is the perfect
ending to a heavy barbecue. The pepper brings out the "grilled" flavor and adds
A good way to end a meal is with a (decaf) latte.
How to make a perfect cup
How To Use a French
Press coffee press, plunger
press and/or press coffee