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glasses of watermelon tequila cocktail

Watermelon Tequila Cocktail

September 19, 2023

glasses of watermelon tequila cocktail

Seasonal eating is always preferred, but I confess a fondness for watermelon all year long. Watermelon (and its juice) is available perennially at most grocery stores. The bright pink elixir of juice, mixed into cocktails or mocktails, brings fond memories of balmy summertime. Continue reading

bowls of bloody mary fresh corn soup

Bloody Mary Fresh Corn Soup

August 24, 2023

bowls of bloody mary fresh corn soup

Cold soup appeals to me when the heat index stands between me and the stove. Local corn is still in season and that sweet crunch contributes to a nice light meal. Best thing is no cooking! Continue reading

Copycat Cola Beverage

July 11, 2023

glass of copycat cola beverage

 

Confession : I adore Coke, and specifically Diet Coke. Sadly, these beverages do not love me back. Thinking the caffeine was preventing a good night’s rest, I tried Caffeine Free Diet Coke. Same result. Whatever is in these tasty fizzy drinks disagrees with my body chemistry. Cue the violins. Continue reading

bowl of sugar snap potato salad

Sugar Snap Potato Salad

June 8, 2023

bowl of sugar snap potato salad

Picnic season is here. Backyard barbecue season is in full swing. Your task is to prepare a side dish. Preferably this side dish is one everyone can enjoy. That means vegan and gluten free. Here is the perfect easy side salad. In addition, this Sugar Snap Potato Salad makes a tasty base for all manner of grilled proteins. Continue reading

white pepper grape cocktail

White Pepper Grape Cocktail

February 1, 2023

white pepper grape cocktail

A good cocktail recipe becomes a mocktail recipe when you remove the alcohol and add something refreshing like fizzy water. Readers of River City Good Eats notice alcohol- free variations in my cocktail recipes. Today’s White Pepper Grape Cocktail is no different. Flexibility is key in gracious entertaining, I say. Continue reading

bowl of navy bean potato soup

Navy Bean Potato Soup

January 3, 2023

bowl of navy bean potato soup

The temperature drops to 9 degrees at night and I say ” I guess it’s now soup weather”. The temperature rises back to the 70s and I repeat that statement. In this kitchen, it’s aways a good time for a steaming hot bowl of soup. Continue reading

glasses of cranberry apple brandy cocktail

Cranberry Apple Brandy Cocktail

november 21, 2022

glasses of cranberry apple brandy cocktail

 

Holiday entertaining season begins this week. Here’s a refreshing beverage to accompany your homemade appetizers. ┬áThis Cranberry Apple Brandy Cocktail hits all the right notes and goes with everything. Continue reading

platter of balsamic pecan sweet potatoes

Balsamic Pecan Sweet Potatoes

November 8, 2022

platter of balsamic pecan sweet potatoes

 

There are two camps of sweet potato connoisseurs. Sweet and not sweet. I’ve done sweet and I’ve done not too sweet. Seems the classic American route is to top with marshmallows. Those who like the dessert level tuber will dip from the casserole top. The savory coalition will dig deeper in the dish. Continue reading

Cucumber Rosewater Vodka Cocktail

august 9, 2022

glass of cucumber rosewater vodka cocktail

A summer cocktail with the subtle, yet distinctive, flavors of cucumber and rosewater requires a special spirit. Sugarcane-based rum is too sweet and tequila from the agave plant is too strong. Continue reading

jar of homemade smoky barbecue sauce

Homemade Smoky Barbecue Sauce

june 28, 2022

jar of homemade smoky barbecue sauce

Grilling season is here, y’all. You need good barbecue sauce whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or carnivore. Homemade Smoky Barbecue Sauce is the condiment of your dreams. Whisk good quality ingredients and simmer for five minutes. Done. Store in your fridge for months and months. Continue reading