Cook in quantity
When you make your base or vegetables ahead of time, do a large quantity. That way, you’ll have plenty for other meals. I cook the vegetables for my Cajun dishes in advance and then freeze what I don’t need.
Don’t worry if your oven gets messy
Sounds silly, but I’ve heard this excuse before. I know we all hate cleaning up, but the possibility of a messy oven has never stopped me!
Don’t have a smoke detector in your kitchen
If you already do, you know what I mean! Of course, do have one nearby.
Cocktail hour is back
What’s old is new – and that includes Manhattans, Rob Roys and Old Fashioneds. Have fun mixing and mingling before eating!
Pairings enhance food
Cocktails, craft beers and wines are fun to pair with foods. The flavors and aromas really do affect the dishes you serve. If you’re not sure how to handle pairings, ask the experts at your favorite grocer or wine and beer store.