How to be The Perfect Host for Your Summer Holiday

How to be The Perfect Host for Your Summer Holiday

Delicious and fun foods and activities to fill your 4th of July

Growing up for me, the Fourth of July has always been family, food, and fun. Nothing screams this holiday more than hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill and an intense game of corn hole. In order to achieve “Perfect Host” status, try adding a special element to your Fourth of July this year with some unique and unbelievably delicious burgers and sausages.

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Squid Ink Pasta with Scallops and Shrimp

How to Make Savory Squid Ink Pasta with Shrimp and Scallops

Summertime is when seafood shines and a mouth-watering meal from your favorite ocean-side restaurant sounds better than ever. Summer is my favorite time of the year. The weekends are meant for rest and relaxation, and holidays like Fourth of July, are meant for vacations to the beach. Nothing sounds better to me in the summer than a meal that encapsulates the savory flavors of the sea. The best dish to make, whether you are on vacation or daydreaming about it, is a seafood pasta dish that packs the perfect hint of sea saltiness. Don’t forget, you don’t always need to be at the beach to eat like you are! Here is a recipe and “how to” for a squid ink seafood pasta dish. 

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How to Cook Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

How to Cook Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

Here is a creamy garlic pasta recipe I myself used last week for the first time. Other recipes have you use chicken broth, flour and butter... to me that can lead to the dish becoming too salty. I substituted these ingredients for heavy cream, Parmigiano Reggiano, and salt to taste. This way the saltiness of the dish is attributed to the quality of our PDO Parmigiano Reggiano, and if you prefer more salt you can adjust with a pinch here and a pinch there. Buon Appetito!
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The Complete Guide To Olive Oil; How to use Olive Oil and How to Pair Olive Oil

The Complete Guide To Olive Oil; How to use Olive Oil and How to Pair Olive Oil

Here I will be walking you through one of the most multi-purposed oils you will ever find in a kitchen. 

Olive oil has a very wide range of use. It is used for anything from salad dressing to sautéing to even drinking! 

Olive oil is produced by pressing fresh olives together which produces a beautiful dark green or golden hue and bold flavor. It has been a staple in Mediterranean cuisine since the beginning of time. Majority of the world's olive oil is produced in Greece, Italy, and Spain. 

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