Ham and Pickle Pinwheel Appetizers

by Chef Murph Ham and Pickle Pinwheel Appetizers Ingredients: 1 package ham lunchmeat 1 jar dill pickles 1 (8oz) container whipped cream cheese Directions: Lay a piece of ham on a plate and spread the softened cream cheese in a thin layer over the ham. Next, place a pickle at one end of the meat…

Cran-Raspberry Vodka Spritzer

by Chef Murph Cran-Raspberry Vodka Spritzer Ingredients (makes 4) 1 cup raspberry vodka, chilled 4 cups cranberry juice, chilled 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 cup lime juice 8 cups club soda, chilled Directions: Start by making the lime syrup. To do this, simply add the sugar and water to a microwave safe bowl….

Chocolate Macaroons

by Chef Murph Chocolate Macaroons Ingredients: 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips 2 egg whites ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup sugar ½ tsp. vanilla extract 1 ½ cups sweetened flaked coconut Parchment paper Directions: Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips, stirring occasionally….

Cajun Lemonade Drink

by Chef Murph Cajun Lemonade Drink Ingredients (makes 1) 1 1/2 ounce vodka or light rum 1/2 ounce Pimm’s No. 1 1 ounce fresh lemon juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 1 ounce 7-Up Directions: In a shaker with ice, combine all ingredients except the 7-up. Just before serving, add the 7-up…

Buffalo Chicken Salad

by Chef Murph Buffalo Chicken Salad Ingredients: 4 cups lettuce, chopped 2 large carrot, shredded 1/2 cup of your favorite cheese 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt & pepper to taste 2 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp hot sauce ½ tsp. Cayenne pepper Ranch (or your favorite dressing) Directions: Boil, bake, or fry chicken until done….

Bohemian Cocktail

by Chef Murph Bohemian Cocktail Ingredients (makes 6): 9 oz. Martini & Rossi Rosso Vermouth 12 oz. Orange Juice 6 oz. Cranberry juice 2 oz. Grenadine Directions: To each glass… Add ½ glass of ice Pour in 1 ½ oz of Vermouth Next add 2 oz. orange juice & 1 oz. cranberry juice Finally add…

Game Day Menus

by Chef Murph Game Day Menus You just can’t have a great Game Day party without wonderful foods to enhance the enjoyment of the event. Whether you are a plan-ahead kind of person or need some last minute meal or snack ideas for your Game Day party, these three menus will help to make your…

Game Day Parties: Appetizers

by Chef Murph Make Ahead Appetizers Whether it’s game day, holiday parties, or family get-togethers, it’s best to try to prepare food in advance. If you are hosting a party, making food ahead of the event allows you to be more relaxed and enjoy yourself. Consider some of these ideas the next time you need…

Hosting A Game Day Party

by Chef Murph Tips for Game Day Parties Football Back, Hockey; no reason you can’t still enjoy a party. In fact, if you have football fans (or any sport fans) in your home, these tips for hosting a game day party will help you make sure a good time is had by all. However, be…

Turning Everyday Dinners Into Spooky Meals

by Chef Murph When it comes to holidays, the family cook may feel frustrated because they feel they are in a rut. They want to offer their family something different but may not be able to come up with ideas. Consider turning everyday dinners into spooky meals leading up to Halloween. Start with your traditional…