Lemon Drop Martini from @creativculinary

  This is a post I did a couple of years ago that I decided to publish again for a couple of reasons. I was reminded of this Lemon Drop Martini when my blogging pal John at Kitchen Riffs shared a post yesterday with the Lemon Drop Martini. It's more the standard version I use and they are so good. But when I have a bit extra time I really crave this Lemon Drop and Vanilla Bean version. It is a fantastic blend of fresh citrus juice and rind with vodka and vanilla bean. A large number of ... read more

Zucchini and Potato Frietter with Garlic Herb Sauce from @creativculinary

There was a time in the not so distant past when getting mail was still fun. Now my mailbox is a block away stacked with the other community boxes and if that's not drudgery enough every day, rain or shine (bad knee), once I get there and pick up the mail it's typically nothing but garbage. I mean really. I come home and sort the vast majority of it into the trash before ever walking inside. Still there are a few bright spots. I got a lovely card from a friend a few weeks ago after my brother ... read more

Best Fresh Margarita from @CreativCulinary

There was a time when I would only drink (and serve) margaritas in the summer. That pretty much still holds true except for this blood orange margarita that I'll start craving right after the holidays when blood oranges come on the market. Beyond that fantastic cocktail, there is just something about them that screams summer to me. And this cocktail is the one that started it all. The Margarita love. Which over time became The Cocktail love. This is THE cocktail that friends used to clamor for ... read more