Enjoy A Soda Again, Italian Style

Enjoy A Soda Again, Italian Style! Not interested in the fuss? Want a simpler drink? Make an Italian Soda using a low sodium mineral water (i.e. San Pellegrino) & a fruit syrup! You'll might be surprised to learn that there are dozens of flavors available at specialty markets and on-line. Obviously, you'll need to avoid sugar [...]

By | 2018-06-04T01:11:22+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Beverages, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Enjoy A Soda Again, Italian Style

Cool Summer Drinks – Fresh Herb Sun & Sweet Tea

Fresh, Herbal Sun & Sweet Teas Sun tea today is a far cry from the sun teas made popular by Lipton years ago. Using fresh herbs and fruits, you can create fabulous ice teas that will quench your thirst during the hottest days of summer. All you need is a large glass jar with a [...]

By | 2018-06-04T01:20:22+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Beverages, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Cool Summer Drinks – Fresh Herb Sun & Sweet Tea

Cool Summer Drinks – Infused Spa Waters

Infused Spa Waters Restaurants & spas do it, why not you? Placing fresh herbs and/or fruit in a gallon of water and leaving it in the refrigerator overnight is a great way to add flavor and reduce the boredom of drinking plain water.  In fact, the "Classic Spa Water" is simply chilled spring water with [...]

By | 2018-06-04T01:35:13+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Beverages, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Cool Summer Drinks – Infused Spa Waters

Ice Cold Berry Milkshakes

There's nothing quite so satisfying as an ice cold vanilla milkshake on a hot summer afternoon. The challenge? Aside from often insane calories, many of the milkshakes available from fast food outlets are filled with extra ingredients that can irritate, such as preservatives, colorings and flavorings. I find it better to make my milkshakes at home, [...]

By | 2018-06-04T01:36:50+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Beverages, Flavor Fun, Fruit|Comments Off on Ice Cold Berry Milkshakes

Strawberry Cream Popsicles

As hot days beckon, finding that perfect after dinner sweet that's light and refreshing is a must. Some prefer icy fruit popsicles while other savor a little cream action. Here's a sweet recipe that was added to the IC Chef Cookbook on the IC Network website by ICN member Carole that's a dream! Four ingredients, [...]

By | 2018-04-23T03:44:59+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Desserts, Flavor Fun, Fruit|Comments Off on Strawberry Cream Popsicles

The Ultimate Spring Fruit – Strawberries! Organic, of course!

Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are some of our favorite springtime fruits and you'll find plenty in your local supermarkets. Unfortunately, those beautiful fruits have a secret... many contain high levels of pesticides. Every year, the Environmental Working Group reviews the testing done by the USA Food and Drug Administration to determine which foods are [...]

By | 2018-04-23T04:17:11+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Desserts, Flavor Fun, Fruit|Comments Off on The Ultimate Spring Fruit – Strawberries! Organic, of course!

Grilled Shrimp – Celebrating Summer’s End

Summer is waning and the days are shorter but sweeter. Even the sunset seems longer and lazier.  It’s still warm enough to fire up the grill for some turkey burgers, but it’s not quite time to bring out the pumpkin spices or the mugs for hot tea.  Leisurely evening walks on the beach or through [...]

By | 2017-09-08T03:32:49+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Fall Recipes, Fish, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Grilled Shrimp – Celebrating Summer’s End

Cooking With Cinnamon

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons—not for crisp air or the dusting of snow on the mountain peaks— but for the warm and spicy aromas flowing out of homes and stores. My favorite bakery is featuring their gingerbread again-- the scent of ginger and cinnamon from their baking permeates the air! ( I bet the [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, Holidays|Comments Off on Cooking With Cinnamon

Favorite Fall Recipes With Pumpkin And Butternut Squash

There’s something about the Fall season that inspires even reluctant cooks to venture into the kitchen to take a stab at making something seasonal. From pumpkin bread to butternut squash soup, the flavors of fall are rich, healthy and, thankfully, very bladder friendly! Winter squash is also packed with nutrients. A cup of butternut squash [...]

By | 2018-03-26T20:40:19+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Favorite Fall Recipes With Pumpkin And Butternut Squash

Enjoy Southwestern Flavors Again – Low Acid Style

When you think of dishes from the southwestern U.S., do you think of burning hot chili peppers and acidic tomatoes? I do too-- but the flavors of the region are so much more than that! Southwestern cooking borrows much from the cuisine of our neighbor to the south, Mexico, but also adds influences of Native [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Flavor Fun, Mexican|Comments Off on Enjoy Southwestern Flavors Again – Low Acid Style