Friday, September 28, 2018

Brat Burgers with German Red Cabbage

Local Food Rocks: Brat Burger with German Red Cabbage and Sweet Beer Mustard Sauce

Even though I pretty much consider myself an Italian girl, I am in fact, part German, among other things. (This may or may not explain my love of beer and meat.) Since September is Oktoberfest, I could not let it pass by without sharing a recipe that celebrates my German heritage.

Served on a pretzel bun, these pork burgers are seasoned just like bratwurst and topped with tangy German red cabbage (rotkohl), sauteed onions, and a sweet beer mustard sauce. This one recipe combines all of my favorite Oktoberfest food flavors into a burger form that, of course, pairs well with beer.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Apple Chia Muffins

Local Food Rocks: Apple Chia Muffins

Now that Fall is officially upon us, I am ready for all things pumpkin, apple, and spice. To mark the occasion and get the season started right  I felt it appropriate to share a Fall flavored breakfast idea. These Apple Chia Muffins are seriously some of the best-tasting muffins I have ever made, and are definitely some of the best looking.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Le Coupe Gives Baked Goods A Professional Edge

Le Coupe Pro

Perfectly square brownies and bar cookies evade me. I try really hard, but I just tend to cut things askew. Squares are a bit more rectangular, and not every piece comes out the same size. Sometimes I feel the more I focus on cutting things perfectly, the more slanted they tend to come out. Well, Le CoupĂ© Pro, a new kitchen product created by one Connecticut entrepreneur could give the perpetually angled cutter like myself, a professional edge.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Stacks

Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Stacks with Mozzarella and Pesto | Local Food Rocks
I am not ready to let summer go just yet. That's why we are still all about grillin' and chillin'. This recipe is kind of a hybrid of Caprese salad and eggplant parm. It's got grilled smoky eggplant layered with thick, juicy grilled tomato slices and fresh mozzarella accented with fresh basil pesto. It's a tower of late summer's bounty.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday Favorite: Avon Prime Meats


Local Food Rocks Visits Avon Prime Meats
Photo by Renato Ghio
I'm reviving my Friday Favorite posts, where one Friday a month I write about a recipe, store, cookbook, event, or product that I am really liking at the moment. It's not a sponsored post; it's just me sharing something I think is cool, fun, delicious or all three.

This month, I'm talking about a store I visited for the first time last Fall - Avon Prime Meats. At the time I wrote a bit about the store, but mainly I focused on a mouth-watering maple mustard pork tenderloin recipe.  (You can read the post here.) The thing is, Avon Prime Meats is actually a lot more than "just meat."
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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Cinnamon Ricotta Grilled Peaches

Cinnamon Ricotta Grilled Peaches | Local Food Rocks

There is nothing like a fresh, ripe local peach. It's dessert unto itself but with a little ricotta, cinnamon, nuts, and honey, you have a simple summer delight fancy enough for a dinner party, easy enough for any night of the week.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Lemon Dill Ricotta Dip


If you want a crowd-pleaser for summer get-togethers, make this lemon dill ricotta dip. It blends creamy ricotta with garden fresh herbs and lemon plus a touch of chipotle mayo for some spiciness. It’s creamy, fresh, and only takes five minutes to whip up. Serve it with cruditĂ©, crackers, toasted bread slices, or, of course, chips.

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