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These chicken kabobs will be your new go-to recipe for BBQ season

Kabobs are one of the easiest entrees for summer entertaining. And with this marinade recipe, they’ll also be the tastiest.   Kabobs may just be the perfect summer party food. They’re easy to munch while holding a cocktail and mingling with friends, stress-free for the host to prep and serve, and they leave no dirty plates or utensils to clean up afterwards. Even better, you can please vegetarians and meat lovers alike without having to make two separate entrees. The secret to a juicy, flavor-packed kabob is all in the marinade, which is prepped a day before, meaning less to do the day of a gathering. If you still haven’t found one that does the trick, don’t worry. This recipe from Andrea Correale, celebrity caterer and Founder of Elegant Affairs, is perfect for feeding a crowd in your own backyard or bringing along to a Memorial Day party this year. “If you are using wood skewers make sure you soak them overnight first before putting the meat and veggies on them. Also make sure they are 12” skewers,” says Correale. “In order to get a good flavor, soak the meat and veggies for 24 hours before skewering.” She also suggests using chicken thigh meat instead of breast meat for the most tender kabobs, and recommends always cooking them at about 350 degrees or medium heat. (If using a thermometer, meat should be 165 degrees.) While the kabobs themselves are packed with flavor, Correale likes to serve them up with a few different dipping sauces as well, which makes the spread even more fun by letting your guests customize their meal with an extra pop of...

How To Stay Cool This Summer

With pool parties, summer corporate outings, outdoor showers and more sunny soirées coming up this season, it’s important to make sure your guests are comfortable in the heat. Parasols, fans, and branded sunglasses are just a few ways to keep your guests cool. But why not make your tastebuds tingle as you beat the heat? For this week’s Tuesday Top 5, we’re sharing our favorite desserts, drinks, and treats that’ll keep you chilling all summer long. 1. Every Detail Was Personalized at This Bar Mitzvah — Here’s the Most Delicious 2. Spinkle Sorbet & Complementing Cocktails Add Color to a Neutral Palette 3. Floral-Filled Ice Cubes Keep Your Rosé Chilled All Day 4. The Catering at This Vintage America Party Was Anything but Old Fashioned 5. See How Your Favorite Ice Cream Brand Celebrates Summer...

THE BEST LAST MINUTE FOURTH OF JULY RECIPES!

As America’s most patriotic holiday is just around the corner, we all need some fun new summer food recipes, both for the holiday and in general. We would love for you to consider recipes from Glen Clove-based celebrity caterer Andrea Correale, the founder and president of Elegant Affairs. Andrea serves up fun, festive and delicious recipes daily for events in the Hamptons, New York City and the Gold Coast of Long Island. Andrea has been producing custom designed, award-winning New York catered events for more than 20 years, careering for such A-listers as Brooke Shields, Mariah Carey, P. Diddy, Billy Joel, and Jimmy Fallon – to name a few! Andrea shares her favorite recipes for gorgeous, delicious, easy to make patriotic selections with KDHamptons below.. All American Blueberry Crumble! Yields: 6 Servings. Blueberry Filling Ingredients: 4 Cups Blueberries, 1/3 Cup Honey, 3 TBSP Orange Juice, 2 TSP Almond Extract, 1/8 Tsp Salt, Zest from One Orange. Crumble Ingredients: 1 Cup Almond Flour, ½ Cup Coconut Flour, ¼ Cup Shredded Sweetened Coconut, 2 TSP Baking Powder, ½ TSP Cinnamon, 1/8 TSP Salt, ½ Cup Sweetened Apple Sauce, 1 TSP Almond Extract. Directions: 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Mix the blueberries with all the ingredients minus the crumble ingredients. 3. Add the coated blueberries to a cast iron skillet or Pyrex dish and pat down lightly until the mixture is evenly distributed. 4. In a separate bowl, mix the crumble ingredients together. 5. Using your hands, crumble the mixture on top of the blueberries in the pan. 6. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes. The top should be slightly browned. 7. Remove...

5 Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes from Celebrity Chefs & Caterers That Mom Will Love

From savory dishes to sweet desserts, today’s entertaining guide shares 5 gourmet Mother’s Day Brunch recipes from celebrity chefs and caterers that will knock Mom’s socks off. Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes Whether you’re hosting a brunch for the family or you just feel inspired to serve her breakfast in bed, these Mother’s Day Brunch recipes will surely win her heart. After graduating from Baltimore’s International Culinary College and the La Varenne Cooking School in Burgundy, France, Jamie McFadden worked abroad under Master Chef Petter Timmins at the Park Hotel in County Cavan, Ireland. As the Executive Chef of Cuisiniers Catering & Events, his ability to produce gourmet cuisine and to turn any event into an elevated dining experience has made him one of the most sought after, award-winning caterers in Florida. Here is one of his favorite Mother’s Day Brunch recipes that goes above and beyond basic fare. Mother’s Day Brunch Recipe: Peruvian Pisco & Citrus Cured Salmon Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 1 ea. 2 lbs. Salmon Fillet, Skin-on ¼ cup Kosher Salt 4 tbsp Sugar ¼ cup Pisco 2 tbsp grated lemon zest 2 tbsp grated lime zest 2 tbsp grated orange zest Note: Pisco is a grape spirit from Peru, which is available in most liqueur stores. Instructions: Place salmon skin side down on a large piece of plastic wrap. In a small mixing bowl combine salt, sugar, pisco, lemon, lime and orange zest. Spread this mixture over fleshy side of fish, pressing it into flesh. Wrap fish in plastic and place on a cookie sheet, next place a second cookie sheet over fish setting bricks on top to weigh down. Refrigerate 48hours. Prior to serving unwrap the...

The Epicurean’s Guide to Easter Brunch Recipes

If you’re hosting Easter Brunch at home this year, it’s the perfect time to plan your menu. To inspire you to get creative in the kitchen, today’s entertaining guide features 5 delicious Easter Brunch recipes from celebrity chefs, cookbook authors, and restaurateurs. From juicy smoked brisket, eggs, and veggie side dishes to a decadent dessert, these recipes will surely wow your guests (and win you extra points with the Easter Bunny!).   Lynx Grills’ Executive Chef, Andrés Dangond, who we caught up with at Pebble Beach Food & Wine last weekend, recently shared with us one of his tasty Easter Brunch recipes – a juicy brisket, made on the Sonoma Smart Smoker. Not only is this recipe easy to make, to make life easier – the WiFi and app-enabled Sonoma Smart Smoker (with an integrated LCD touchscreen and dual racks for food placement) makes cooking it a breeze. Easter Brunch Recipe: Brisket Ingredients: Beef Brisket, any size Preferred rub or seasoning Instructions: Generously sprinkle rub or seasoning to the brisket on all sides. Set smoker to 225° F, load smoker box. Once it starts smoking, place brisket on top rack towards the front, insert probe on the thickest part of the brisket and smoke until it reaches 165° F. Remove brisket from smoker, wrap it tightly in foil. Return to smoker and cook at 300° F until it reaches 203° F. Remove brisket from smoker and let sit (still wrapped) for 1 hour. Carve and enjoy!   McCormick recently shared a food study with us, which assessed that nearly 61% of Americans plan to make and/or eat deviled eggs this Easter. To equip these egg-eaters with unique and tasty recipes, McCormick teamed...

The Best Frozen Cocktails to Sip on All Summer Long

During the summer there’s no better way to enjoy the warm weather than with a delicious and refreshing frozen beverage. Whether you’re sipping on a margarita or blending up a batch of frosé, these frozen cocktails are a festive and sure fire way to beat the heat. So pull out your blenders, and make sure to have plenty of ice on hand, because here are the best recipes for frozen cocktails for summer 2019.   Frozen Margarita Ingredients: 2 oz tequila 1 oz triple sec 1 oz lime juice 1 lime cut into wedges Instructions: Using a lime wedge wet the rim of the glass and dip into salt dish until it’s an evenly coated. Combine all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into salted glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.     Stellarita COURTESY STELLA ROSA Ingredients: 1 can of Stella Rosa Platinum 1 can limeade concentrate water 1 1/2 cups orange juice 1/2 cup Corralejo Silver Tequila Sea salt and limes for garnish 2 cups of ice Instructions: Add 2 cups of ice and pour Stella Rosa Platinum into blender. Pour tequila, limeade, and orange juice into blender and process until mixture is smooth. Pour into glasses, add sea salt and lime slices for garnish. Piña Colada COURTESY Ingredients: 1.75 oz pineapple-infused rum 1 oz pineapple juice .75 oz lime juice 1.25 oz Coco Lopez .25 oz St. Germain Instructions:  Shake, strain into rocks glass with crushed ice. Garnish with pineapple leaf and vanilla bean, finish with freshly grated nutmeg.   Ingredients: 12 parts Three Olives Rosé Vodka 18 parts frozen pink lemonade concentrate...

Dragon’s Deviled Eggs

Dragon’s Deviled Eggs is one in a series of recipes created by Andrea Correale, founder and president of Elegant Affairs. These recipes are designed to take your “Game of Thrones” final season watch party all the way to the Iron Throne. Find cocktails and other appetizer recipes here. Ingredients 12 large eggs Equal Parts blue, red and yellow food coloring (to make black/gray) To taste salt and pepper Preparation 1 Using a large pot, submerge eggs in water. Make sure water covers eggs. Add food coloring to obtain a black color. Bring eggs to a boil and remove from heat. 2 Cover and rest for 10 minutes. Remove eggs but keep water in the pot. 3 Lightly crack each egg on ONE side of each egg. Transfer eggs back into pot with colored water. Allow eggs to rest in water until completely cool. 4 Once cool, peel and discard shells. The webs will appear on eggs. 5 Cut each egg in half, top with salt and pepper (or topping of your choice). 6 Plate and serve! source: https://foodchannel.com/recipes/dragons-deviled-eggs  ...

The Hounds Claws

The Hounds Claws is one in a series of recipes created by Andrea Correale, founder and president of Elegant Affairs. These recipes are designed to take your “Game of Thrones” final season watch party all the way to the Iron Throne. Find cocktails and other appetizer recipes here. Ingredients 12 jumbo prawns, peeled and deveined, tail on 2 cups crispy puffed quinoa 1-1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup corn flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup olive oil 3/4 cup water To taste salt and pepper For frying vegetable oil Preparation 1 In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Brush on each shrimp and refrigerate 25 minutes. 2 Using a separate bowl, combine flour, corn flour, baking powder, olive oil, water and salt and pepper (to taste). Whisk together until a nice batter forms. Set aside. 3 In a separate bowl, place puffed quinoa and set aside. 4 Using a wok or skillet, heat up frying oil. When hot, begin dipping each shrimp first in batter then in the puffed quinoa and fry over medium heat until golden brown. When done, set out over a paper-toweled plate to absorb excess oil. 5 Platter, serve and enjoy! source: https://foodchannel.com/recipes/the-hounds-claws  ...

Targaryen Charcuterie

Targaryen Charcuterie is one in a series of recipes created by Andrea Correale, founder and president of Elegant Affairs. These recipes are designed to take your “Game of Thrones” final season watch party all the way to the Iron Throne. Find cocktails and other appetizer recipes here. Ingredients 12 jarred piquant peppers 2 ounces cream cheese 1 ounce ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon oil, from the jarred peppers To taste salt and pepper Preparation 1 Using a medium size bowl, mix together the cream cheese and ricotta cheese until thoroughly combined. 2 Add in the oil and again, thoroughly mix together until smooth and creamy. 3 Add a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. Mix together and taste. Add more if necessary. 4 One by one, fill each pepper with the cheese mixture. Serve and enjoy! source: https://foodchannel.com/2019/winter-is-here-game-of-thrones-watch-party-ideas  ...

Winter Is Here: Game of Thrones Watch Party Ideas

For fans of the HBO original series, Game of Thrones, winter has finally arrived. In the eighth, and final, season, the story, based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series, reaches its conclusion in the battle for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Watch parties will abound, as the final season debuts on April 14. Impress your friends with these clever appetizer and beverage concepts. What Is Dead May Never Die This cocktail, inspired by House Greyjoy, was crafted with Deveron 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch from the Deveron Distillery in northeastern Scotland. The scotch is nuanced with the flavors of dill and caraway from Aquavit and a touch of dried seaweed from Dashi. Created by Andrew Record, National Single Malts Ambassador for Deveron in San Francisco. Ingredients 1-1/2 ounces Devron 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch 3/4 ounce Svöl Danish Style Aquavit 1 ounce Meyer lemon juice 1/2 ounce Dashi syrup Directions Dashi Syrup: Make a simple syrup by combining a near-boiling 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup cane sugar. Steep one sheet of nori and 1/2 cup of bonito flake for one minute in hot liquid. Fine strain to remove all solids. Chill syrup before using. Cocktail: Combine ingredients in shaker tin over ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into large rocks glass over ice. Garnish with sheet of seaweed. The Usurper, Lord Paramount of the Stormlands Inspired by House Baratheon, this cocktail pairs Royal Brackla 12 Year Old Scotch Whiskey with the richness of Fino sherry and a zip of passion fruit to create punch fit for a king. Created by Andrew Record,...



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