Coffee- and Spice-Rubbed Lamb
Six-Course Dinner -
Menu and Recipes
guests will definitely love this wonderful Coffee- and Spiced-Rubbed Lamb
Smoked Salmon and
Goat Cheese Crostini
A very simple and easy-to-make appetizer that will please your guests!
When I first saw this
recipe using cauliflower, I though "How interesting. I must try this
one." Naturally I can't leave any recipe alone and had to make a few
changes. You and your guests will definitely love this unusual
For a wonderful refreshing presentation, serve this delightful low fat, low calorie, and low
carbohydrate Ceviche Martini. The acidity of the lime juice
actually "cooks" or "pickles" the shrimp and firms the flesh.
guests will never believe
how much garlic there is in this soup. After the garlic has been cooked slowly
for a certain length of time, it loses its harsh rawness and becomes delicate
and refined. This will be one of
your favorite soup recipes.
My all-time favorite salad is the Caesar Salad. To many, including
myself, this is the King of salads.
Insalata Caprese is one of the simplest and most delicious of salads. This is basically a summer dish
and it should be made only with local vine-ripened tomatoes that are red, juicy
with Minted Coffee
This delicious lamb
recipes calls for
using pinot noir
wine, but you can
with the lamb.
Cheese Boards, Cheese Plates, and Cheese Platters
Entertaining frequently includes some kind of cheese tray, often
with fruit or vegetables or meat or a combination of these foods. If
you are short on time you can, of course, buy a fruit and cheese
tray at most good quality grocery stores or online.
But if you have the time this is an opportunity to be creative and
introduce your guests to some new cheeses. It's great fun!
coffee granita is served in tall glasses filled halfway with granita
and topped with whipped
cream. Granitas are as cool and delicious as ice
but they're much lighter, more refreshing,
and a lot easier to make.
This course can either be served at
your dining table after clearing the dishes or in the living room.
A good way to end a meal is with a (decaf) latte.
Learn how to make a
perfect cup of
Cooking With Wine
Restaurant and Dinner
Party Manners and Etiquette.
Check out all of Linda's wonderful
Party Menus (includes recipes)
- (Hors d' oeuvres, Starters, Amuse-Bouche,
How many appetizers to make for your party?
out more of Linda's wonderful
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.