The Recipe Box: Warm weather dishes

GOLDEN GAZPACHO Bryan Malcarney, Blue Lemon, 15 Myrtle Avenue, Westport, Conn., bluelemonrestaurant.com; Rorys Restaurant, 415 Post Road, Darien, Conn., rorys.net   Ingredients: 2 lb. golden beets 1 large cucumber 1 yellow pepper 1 stalk of celery 3 cloves garlic 2 1/2 cups water ¼ cup sherry wine vinegar 1 lemon Salt and pepper 4 T. … Read more

Flower power

As spring unfolds in bursts of peonies, day lilies, and other nascent flowers, the sweet perfume and bright colors of seasonal flora entice the senses. While it is common to appreciate the sight and smell of the warmer season’s blossoms, many will also be indulging in floral tastes. Food enthusiasts, florists, and chefs alike will … Read more

The Recipe Box: "The Spice of Life – Mexican Fiesta!"

Our recipe category for next month:  “Make the Most of Summer Fruit.” Please email your  main dish, grilled, side, salad, dessert and beverage recipes which include your favorite summer fruits to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. MINI CHICKEN & CHORIZO QUESADILLAS (Serves 6) … Read more

The Recipe Box: "Let's Get Bathing-Suit Ready!"

Our recipe category for next month: “The Spice of Life: Mexican Fiesta!” Please email your favorite Mexican main dish, side, salad, dessert and beverage recipes to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. CHICKEN, CELLOPHANE NOODLES, AND VEGETABLE LETTUCE WRAPS (Serves 6) www.theweiserkitchen.com Fresh vegetables … Read more

The Recipe Box: Signs of Spring

Our recipe category for next month:  “Let’s Get Bathing-Suit Ready!” Please email your favorite healthy main dish, side, salad and dessert recipes to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. GARLIC-LEMON SHRIMP SKEWERS W/ZUCCHINI QUINOA (Serves 4 – 6) Janine Vairo, PartyStyle Box Stylishly themed … Read more

The Recipe Box: Hearty Winter Soups, Stews & Chilis

Our recipe category for next month:  “Signs of Spring” Please email your favorite springtime recipes, including main dishes, sides, salads and desserts, to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. PUMPKIN AND TURKEY CHILI (Makes one large pot of chili) Lucretia Delfino, Norwalk, CT Ingredients: … Read more

The Recipe Box: "I'm in Chocolate Heaven!"

Our recipe category for next month:  “Hearty Winter Soups, Stews and Chilis.” Please email your recipes  to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. VALENTINE’S DAY LOW-FAT CHOCOLATE TRIFLE (Serves 8 to 10) Joanna Leone, Trumbull, CT Ingredients: Use red velvet cake (from the box … Read more

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