Category Archives: Kitchen

Seasonal Favorites

Seasonal Favorites Timing is everything with specialty dishes. STORY BY: AMI BROWN Fresh seafood is abundant in this area and the local restaurants really know how to deliver! Some of my favorite local dishes include the grouper salad at Provisions

Gourmet Botanicals

Edible flowers not only make your dish gorgeous, they taste delicious too! STORY BY: AMI BROWN A recent encounter at a dinner party inspired to me write this article. While helping the host prepare a cheese platter, I was given

Sláinte!

Ye Olde Irish Desserts to Warm Ye Belly Is it the luck of the Irish? Or is it just a great cook in the kitchen needed to create these yummy treats? As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, I

Figgy Pudding??

                    Real or Myth? STORY BY: KRIS BEASLEY   We’ve all heard the song “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and chances are that is the only time and place that

Three Ways to Cook Turkey

  Throwing a Twist on Tradition STORY BY: KRIS BEASLEY If I close my eyes, I can smell the mouth-watering aroma of the Thanksgiving turkey roasting in the oven at my folks’ house. I am not sure if there is

Picnic Baskets

The perfect excuse for a romantic date night! BY: KRIS BEASLEY There is no better time than the month of May to pack up a basket full of goodies, grab a blanket and have a picnic with your loved one. In our

Homemade Treats for Animals

  Save money and enjoy making these tasty treats. BY KRIS BEASLEY PICTURE BY BO MASHBURN AND KRIS BEASLEY This may be politically incorrect, but our dog, Ozzy, loves duck treats. It was the only treat he would eat and, for

The Shucking truth about Oysters

Breaking it down with an expert Story by Kris Beasley and Chef Stephen Phipps Photos by Kris Beasley When the month of November rolls around and it starts to get cool outside, I get a hankering for oysters. To me,

Stuffing vs. Dressing!

  Discovering the secrets behind the debate of the ages! STORY BY: KRIS BEASLEY   I grew up in Vienna, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC. From the time I can remember, Thanksgiving was always my favorite meal. Even sitting at

A Tasty Halloween

                  5 scary-good recipes for young & old alike Story and photos by:  Kris Beasley Halloween is my favorite holiday!  Not because I worship Satan or anything, but because I love the

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