Submitted by Melissa on November 12, 2012 - 9:10am
To Brine or not to Brine?
Yes – definitely Brine your Thanksgiving turkey, unless it is a butterball, which has already been brined, which is why they always come out so juicy and flavorful. Brine is simply a salt water solution with herbs and seasonings, and is the secret to a juicy, flavorful turkey. Salt causes the meat tissue to absorb water and flavorings. It also breaks down the proteins and makes a more tender turkey.
Submitted by Melissa on November 12, 2012 - 8:51am
Enjoy your time with friends and relatives and leave the stress to us this Thanksgiving. We are offering a “ To Go “ menu featuring an entire Thanksgiving Dinner or you can order traditional sides just to take the pressure off of all that you have to do. Our turkeys are brined and roasted to a juicy tenderness that your guests will love. Our cornbread dressing is just right, as is all of our traditional sides, not to mention our homemade breads and desserts.
Submitted by Melissa on October 13, 2012 - 11:35am
Submitted by Melissa on September 25, 2012 - 9:57am
It’s Time for us all to get healthier
Today I am inspired to write a blog on something healthy. The reason I am so inspired is that this weekend, here at the Phoenix Expo Center, we hosted the Women’s Living Expo. There were tons of booths displaying lots of interesting businesses. But one thing that caught my eye was the number of booths that were showing healthy foods and or ways to lose weight.
Submitted by Melissa on July 31, 2012 - 3:47pm
The Brides United Bridal Fair is moving at full speed ahead. Vendors are signing up two by two each day! We are on track to double the size of 2011.
The event will be held on August 26 this year. Many of you requested a fair for this time of year. We are happy to accommodate you. We will have a great selection of vendors to answer all of your questions. You will have the area’s leading vendors show casing their services including decorating, gowns, DJ and entertainment, venues, make up, hair, catering and fitness options. There are some nontraditional vendors as well.
Submitted by Melissa on July 30, 2012 - 4:22pm
Submitted by Melissa on July 16, 2012 - 2:41pm
Light meals for the summertime
Submitted by Melissa on July 1, 2012 - 2:46pm
Fourth of July cocktails
The fourth of July is already upon us, so I thought I would break out some recipes and ideas for festive Independence Day Cocktails. The weather is hot and being at the pool will be a great way to spend part of the day, and having a refreshing frozen cocktail that will last a long time makes everything that much better.
Submitted by Melissa on July 1, 2012 - 2:27pm
The Barbecue Story
Barbecue is an art. It is not the type of food that you follow recipes too close. It is more about technique.
First off, there is a big difference between food that is “Smoked” or “ Barbecued “ , and food that is “Grilled. “
Submitted by Melissa on May 21, 2012 - 3:17pm
Memorial Weekend Cookout Tips for Burgers
This weekend is Memorial Weekend, which is one of the biggest cookout days of the year. I always cook my “Now Famous “Memorial Burgers, which have gained quite a reputation over the years.
The first thing to do is to buy a good 80/20 ratio ground chuck. This tells you the fat to meat ratio. 80/20 is the best to use for a cookout. If it is any leaner it just won’t have enough flavors, and if it is fattier, such as 70/30 then it shrinks too much and even falls apart.