Corn reminds me of hot, sunny August days. I remember carrying ice buckets to the cornfield as a kid, and putting the ears of corn into the ice bucket to keep the corn sweet. And, man, is it ever sweet when you do this! This is why if you get your corn at the grocery store you may not get super sweet corn. If you can, find a farm stand to get the best sweet corn. I also remember eating Corn Fritters on the beach in Rhode Island…

Ughhh, as I write this we are snowing, sleeting, and icing. It is mid-April…where is spring?! My twin sister lives in Appleton, Wisconsin and she had 20+ inches of snow in the last week. To keep our sanity, Chuck and I have decided that we are going to ignore the landscape out there and prepare for spring nonetheless! To put us in a spring-y mood, we decided to make garlicky dill pickles, BBQ sauce, and a twist on baked beans. Winter is over in our minds… so bring on…

I had my face in the sunshine yesterday and it felt great. Spring has sprung and summer is here. Of course, that makes me want to get the grill going full speed ahead. Summer makes me think of eating outdoors and barbecues. The most-used modern definition of this is the grilling of meats or other foods over an open fire. It used to be made with charcoal briquettes. But now more often than not with a convenient gas grill. Such a shame—the charcoal brings that charcoal flavor and…

I love grills. They are supposed to be boy toys, but I have the best boy toy grill of all and it’s all mine! It is called the EVO Grill. It is big, stainless steel, shiny and has a flat top with two separate burners. And I am the only caterer in Maine with one! Oh, this is not about grills… It’s all about grilling meats. Sorry I diverted, but you do need the grill to grill meats! I think the only grilled meat that stands on its…