August 2017 Culinary Creations

The busy pace of back-to-school schedules can make it feel like nearly every aspect of life has you under a time crunch. Fortunately, when it comes to feeding the family, there are some simple foods you likely already have on hand that can provide easy solutions for snacks and mealtime alike.

CULINARY CREATIONS

Sliced or diced, grilled or blended, there are countless ways to prepare watermelon. With some fruits, half or more is wasted when you throw away the seeds and peel, but you may be surprised to learn that you can use an entire watermelon, including the rind, to make delicious and refreshing dishes.

Hot for the Biscuit

At a recent gathering of the Hot Box Biscuit Club, culinary Nirvana was achieved through Paris Hilton. No, the socialite and heiress has not refashioned herself as a chef, nor was she cannibalized. The Paris Hilton . . . That’s Hot was actually the name of the centerpiece dish. It (or she?) was accompanied with a selection of other cleverly…

A Smooth Way to Start your Day

A wealth of research shows that starting each morning with a nutritious breakfast delivers benefits throughout the day. If you’re pressed for time or simply need to mix up your morning routine, put a fresh spin on a time-saving favorite by making a smoothie bowl.

Marscarpone Iced Italian Chocolate Cake

This is not a regular menu item so you will need to call ahead to get a slice of this magical culinary delight. Aventino's Italian Restaurant 5800 Lovell Fort Worth TX 76107 817-570-7940 2 years ago Chris Hight ( Aventoino's Chef/Owner ) surprised me with a piece of cake. I can't explain how in love I fell with this resplendent…

A Sweet Surprise

As the holidays approach once again, most people’s minds turn to the beloved traditions that make the season special. For some, nothing beats the glorious sight of a full Thanksgiving spread: the illustrious centerpiece, the varied, steaming dishes of sides and vegetables, and, sitting above it all like a castle on a hill, the bronzed, glistening turkey. For others, the…

Patty’s Potato Salad

Place the potatoes and eggs in a large pot filled with heavily salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the eggs are hard-boiled, about 12 minutes. Remove the eggs to a medium bowl and place them in the sink. Run cold water over the eggs until they’re cool enough…

Popovers with Strawberry Butter

I recently purchased a new popover pan from Amazon because Mike had no idea what I was talking about when I mentioned I wanted popovers. When the pan arrived it reminded me of lunches at the Zodiac in Neiman Marcus with my mom. I thought that my prime pan purchase was a great deal at only 13.99 and free shipping.…

Recipes to Savor

A major component of the fine dining experience is exclusiveness — not so much waitlists and reservations, but food that’s beyond the capabilities of most home chefs. For a special dinner out, you want food that feels, well, special. Two signature dishes found at Fort Worth’s Reata Restaurant and Buffalo West hit the sweet spot of deliciousness and exclusivity, and…