Celebrate Wilmington’s vibrant Culinary Scene with Port City Taste Restaurant Week. These fourteen days offer the true food aficionado with the opportunity to experience selections from Wilmington and the island beaches' culinary scenes. Recurrence:Recurring daily: February 23, 2024 - March 3, 2024 Various Locations around Wilmington Wilmington, NC 28401 (910) … [Read more...] about Port City Taste – Restaurant Week
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Sometimes you just need a simple recipe that you can throw together in a pinch and tastes amazing— that's what we call a win. This is a delicious all-in-one Shrimp Scampi dish that is creamy, packed with shrimp, Parmesan, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese. This recipe is for two individual portions, but if you want to make a full casserole you can double it up. Recipe and photo … [Read more...] about Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake
I'll admit, I miss eating out. I've never been a big restaurant-goer, but I miss going out to a good meal every once in a while, the kind where you order an appetizer and a dessert. I really had a craving for creme brûlée, which I will order anytime it's on the menu. I don't know if you've attempted to make creme brûlée at home but it's an arduous process. There … [Read more...] about Cheater’s Creme Brulee
If you're looking for a delicious, comforting soup, this is it! So break out your crock pot, or even just a big ol' soup pot, and settle in for a night of great food, delicious seafood, and probably a few empty bowls! Recipe and Photos from yestoyolks.com Crock Pot Shrimp & Crab Bisque 1 tablespoon olive oil2 tablespoons butter3 leeks (washed well … [Read more...] about Crock Pot Shrimp & Crab Bisque
A Hot Toddy is the perfect southern drink for Fall and Winter. It’s great for when you’re feeling a little under the weather or just looking to warm up on a chilly night. You can use Rum, Whiskey, or Bourbon for an adult drink or use plain black tea or apple cider for a non-alcoholic option. Either way a hot mug of this stuff will warm your bones from the inside … [Read more...] about Southern Hot Toddy Recipe
If you put fresh ginger in anything it's going to be delicious. We are adding ginger to everything these days and it's been a refreshing addition. This Paloma is so fresh and delightful, it’s fizzy, minty, gingery, full of sweet pomegranate, and tequila too! A typical Paloma uses club soda but the the addition of ginger beer and ginger syrup is the perfect pairing to the … [Read more...] about Pomegranate Ginger Paloma
As with a Moscow Mule, the Paloma at its heart is a three-ingredient cocktail. Also like the Moscow Mule, it contains lime juice. But in place of vodka, it uses tequila, and instead of ginger beer, it uses grapefruit soda. However, unlike the Mule, which has a definite story to its origin and signature copper mugs, the Paloma doesn’t have a back story... Somebody just … [Read more...] about Paloma – The New Moscow Mule?
January 31st is National Hot Chocolate Day! What could be better on a cold wintry day or night than a steaming hot cup of Hot Chocolate? Few beverages are as deep-rooted in the culture of Americans’ collective childhood quite like hot chocolate. This drink reminds us of winter days spent skiing, sledding, or even a quiet day watching the snowfall. It’s thick, creamy, … [Read more...] about National Hot Chocolate Day!
As early as 500 BC, the Mayans were drinking chocolate made from ground-up cocoa seeds mixed with water, cornmeal, and chili peppers (as well as other ingredients)—a much different version from the hot chocolate we know today. They would mix the drink by pouring it back and forth from a cup to a pot until a thick foam developed, and then enjoyed the beverage cold. Although the … [Read more...] about The History of Hot Chocolate
When we drink hot chocolate, its chemical compounds signal the brain to release endorphins and serotonin, which elicit our feelings of calmness. These neurotransmitters work to reduce pain and stress, keeping us worry-free and happy! Hot chocolate is clearly happiness in a cup. Hot Chocolate Day - It's the perfect winter drink It's cold outside, staying cozy by … [Read more...] about Make Your Own Hot Chocolate:
North Carolina has long been known for its bountiful seafood. Our local fishermen harvest a variety of top quality seafood products, including shrimp, blue crabs, grouper, flounder, oysters and clams to name a few. This month we celebrate one of every seafood lover’s favorite: NC Clams! Clams are bivalved mollusks that can live up to 35 years and grow up to five … [Read more...] about Seafood Of The Month: Clams
Those of us who are blessed to be living here on the North Carolina coast know that one of the best things about life by the sea is fresh local seafood - it is in abundance and plentiful. We love all seafood but especially clams! This is one of our favorite seafood appetizer recipes. Recipe: Clams Casino Clams Casino 2 dozen clams4 slices … [Read more...] about Recipe: Clams Casino
Here's a recipe for a tasty Clam Chowder perfect for a hearty meal for lunch or dinner. Made ahead, this chowder is the perfect solution for entertaining large groups of family or friends. Clam Chowder Made ahead, this chowder is the perfect solution for entertaining large groups of family or friends. 1 Quart coarsely chopped chowder … [Read more...] about Recipe: Clam Chowder
Here is a simple, classic recipe that you will want to turn to again and again after a great day walking on the beach or when you unexpectedly run into some friends whom you invite over to dinner on impulse and who accept the invitation just as unexpectedly. You will probably have everything that you need except for the parsley and the basil. You may even have both of … [Read more...] about Recipe: Pasta & Clam Sauce
Super Bowl without super snacks is just not right. I prefer to load up with lots of little snacks rather than a big meal, and these "Pigskin" Loaded Mini Potatoes are the perfect bite for the big game. Mini Loaded Pigskins Super Bowl without super snacks is just not right. I prefer to load up with lots of little snacks rather than a big meal, and these … [Read more...] about Mini Loaded Pigskins