Fresh Watermelon Salsa with Homemade Tortilla Chips

This watermelon salsa is so refreshing and hydrating

Markets are now brimming with crates of juicy watermelon, so it is tempting to grab an entire melon, and in the spirit of summer, throw caution to the wind about what you will actually do with it all. Sure, you can slice it for...
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Mom’s Oven-Fried Shrimp and Vegetable Eggroll Recipe with Soy-Mustard Sauce

  Everytime I make the trip to visit Mom, she asks beforehand, “What would you like for dinner?” I always respond, “Your eggrolls”. When I was a kid, “Eggroll Night” was a special time. Mom’s recipe calls for deep-frying (not that there’s anything wrong with...
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Oven-Fried Cheese Sticks with Marinara Sauce Recipe

My favorite thing about game days is the food. Fried mozzarella cheese sticks rank in my “top five”, along with bean and guacamole nachos, baked Buffalo wings kissed by ranch dressing, chicken tenders, and 7-layer dip. I feel much better about my version of...
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Court Bouillon Poached Shrimp with Creamy Dijon Sauce Recipe

I have fond memories of sitting at my grandma’s kitchen table as a child eating piles of classic shrimp cocktail on New Year’s Eve. While I still look forward to the classic on special occasions and Sunday dinners, my updated version of the recipe might...
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Parmesan Rosemary Popcorn Recipe

Makes 4 ample servings. Takes 15 minutes to prepare. It felt like a mafia movie scene – an offer I couldn’t refuse. While visiting my friendly colleague Amy at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, she looked me straight in the eye, gifted me...
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Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

This dip can be prepared a day in advance before baking. My Wisconsin cheese head uncle asked for this recipe, so you know it’s got to taste good. Makes 20 servings (5 cups) 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2-10oz chopped frozen...
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