Eat & Drink

INSPIRED DINING TO PREPARE AND ENJOY AL FRESCO

Outdoor kitchens make figuring out what’s for a dinner a breeze. Many appliances and finishes are made to be weather resistant, giving you an array of options when creating your dream outdoor kitchen. Upgrade your kitchen with features that are your style, be it a wet bar, wine fridge or kegerator! Don’t forget the grill and a pizza oven while you’re at it!

Avocado and Feta Dip

A tasty twist to avocado spread that relies on the saltiness of Feta cheese for texture and flavor depth. Ingredients 1/2 red onion, diced 1 jalapeno, diced and seeded 1 avocado, diced 1 cup cilantro, chopped 3/4 cup crumbled feta 1/4 cup lemon juice 3 tbsp vegetable oil Salt to taste Preparation Cook red onion…

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Mozzarella and Pesto Twists

Ingredients One 8-ounce tube refrigerated crescent dough All-purpose flour, for dusting 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella (about 5 oz) 1/4 cup store-bought basil pesto Preparation Preheat the oven to 375º F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Unroll the crescent dough sheet onto a lightly floured work surface and gently stretch into a 14-by-8-inch…

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Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle

Ingredients 20 bocconcini 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 20 basil leaves 2 pints grape tomatoes Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Preparation Put the bocconcini in a large bowl with the olive oil, red pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper.…

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Polenta Rounds

Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tube (about 18 oz) prepared polenta, cut into 1/4″-thick rounds 16 oz grated parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to taste Preparation Place a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and fry the polenta until golden and crisp, about 4 minutes, flip sprinkle parmesan cheese…

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Spicy Potato Chips

Jazz up a bag of potato chips for easy, last-minute appetizer fit for any party. Ingredients 1 bag of potato chips Salt Chili powder Paprika Ground mustard Cayenne pepper Preparation Spread the chips on a baking sheet and warm in a 350 degrees F oven until they look oily. Sprinkle with chili powder, paprika, ground…

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Sausage Parmesan Palmiers

Ingredients 2 tbsp butter 2 onions, sliced 8 oz breakfast sausage 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (from a 17.3-ounce package), thawed Flour for dusting 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 1 large egg Preparation In a skillet over medium heat, brown the onions on butter until dark, 40 to 45 mins. Set onions aside. Add the sausage…

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