The Weekend Cocktail: Very Black Licorice Martini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I am always looking for interesting ways to learn create new, fun and exciting cocktails. This week I am inspired by National Licorice Day. A yummy confectionery taken from extract of the licorice plant, licorice contains a … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: The Perfect Couple — Grilled Cheese and Soup Recipes to Savor

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY April is National Grilled Cheese Month, and I couldn't be more excited to pay homage to the classic American sandwich. Often paired with a piping hot bowl of soup, this kiddie’s favorite has grown up beautifully. With the … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Chocolate Mousse Cocktail

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It is National Chocolate Mousse Week and I personally can’t think of a better reason to celebrate. I love a great sweet, creamy delicious chocolate mousse! The most elegant one that I have ever had was sprinkled with the French … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: A Dozen Leftover Egg Recipes

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY While exploring the history of the symbol of the Easter egg I also realized that it is represented in many other faiths. Eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility, and rebirth, pre-dating Christian … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Passover meets Easter 2013

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Last night was the first night of  Passover. It is observed for eight days here in the United States.  Easter is coming up this Sunday, so I thought to offer recipes for both holidays. I am ready for Spring, but not really … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Spring Fling Strawberry Basil Margarita

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This week spring has sprung and as we start preparing for seasonal celebrations the flavors of March are fresh, fragrant and alive.  Enjoy this cocktail with your friends as you bask in the beauty of the garden. … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: An Olive Lesson with Recipes

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY The olive tree is very hardy and can withstand drought, disease and fire, while living to a ripe-old age. That is why for thousands of years the olive branch has been a symbol of peace and goodwill. Olives come in all … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Luck O’The Irish

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY When Irish eyes are smiling, sure 'tis like a morn in spring. In the lilt of Irish laughter you can hear the angels sing, When Irish hearts are happy all the world seems bright and gay, And when Irish eyes are smiling, sure, … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration for Everyone

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Before Saint Patrick’s Day became a secular celebration of Irish Culture, it was a religious holiday that honored the most commonly recognized of the Patron Saints of Ireland. Due to food and alcohol restrictions because … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail

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  BY GWEN KENNEALLY While the east coast and mid-west wait for the first green buds to peek through the snow, March is full of spring hope. In the month of March, we celebrate March Madness, Saint Patrick’s Day, Saint Joseph’s Day, … [Read more...]