Elevate Your Summer Grilling

Elevate Your Summer Grilling Weekend barbecues, birthday celebrations and family reunions are in full swing, so up your grill game from basic to bold with a few ideas to leave your guests wanting more. Step outside your comfort zone and create some “wow-worthy” dishes with big flavors with these recipes from McCormick and chef Roger […]

Host a Better-for-You Barbecue

A traditional backyard barbecue is typically filled with a wide array of tempting foods that make it hard to keep a healthy eating plan on track. With a few simple modifications to your menu, you can transform your grilling party into a spread of better-for-you foods you can still enjoy. Get creative on the grill. […]

Memorial Weekend To-Do’s

Memorial Weekend To-Do’s by Christine Gerani As the producer of The Lounge shows and segments I get to eat and drink my face off…and I love it! There’s so many places to eat in good and bad weather on Long Island and you won’t be disappointed when you hit up some of these great places […]

What is this Lounge they speak of?

What is this Lounge they speak of? By Christine Gerani The Lounge is branded as both a television show, and as its own channel on Roku, among the largest and most popular digital platforms currently available. Viewers from Millennial’s to Baby Boomers are finally ditching overpriced cable for programs and movies they can choose for […]

Be the Hero of Your Grill This Summer

Be the Hero of Your Grill This Summer   Nothing brings people together like a barbecue. There seems to be something about being outdoors and the sizzle of fresh food on the grill that makes you want to gather with family and friends. This summer, you can be the hero of your grill with a […]

Refreshing Recipes for a Healthier Spring

For many, spring is an opportunity to hit refresh on many aspects of life, including what you eat. Rather than instituting a restrictive diet that forces you to cut back on your favorite snacks and dishes, consider making simple changes that can go a long way so you can enjoy the flavors of the season […]

6 Easy Spring Seafood Dinners

Sheet pan and one-pot dinners can be perfect in a pinch, so it’s no wonder they’ve become a go-to for busy families. Cleanup is typically a breeze with just one pan, and it’s a quick way to get vegetables and protein all in one step. Combine your key ingredients with rich spices, herbs and sauces […]

Hop Into Easter Dinner

This Easter holiday, hop into a new tradition and swap your classic ham for savory lamb. Cooking lamb can be easier than many might think. Simply try baking a rack of lamb crusted with a quinoa-hazelnut combination and topped with a mint pesto. For a perfect, set-and-forget side, try slow cooker carrots, sprinkled with dill […]

Shake Up Your Dinner Routine

  If you find yourself stuck in a rut with the same recipes, remember a little change can add a lot of flavor. By simply using fresh pork in dishes that usually consist of chicken or beef, there are countless ways to switch up your dinner routine. Whether grilled, roasted, slow-cooked or sautéed, Smithfield Fresh […]

Brighten Up Your Brunch Menu

Brighten Up Your Brunch Menu Waking up early is hardly anyone’s favorite thing to do, especially on the weekends. Instead of planning an elaborate menu for brunch with family and friends, keep your plans simple and hit that snooze button. Transform a favorite recipe with new, inspired ingredients instead of traditional brunch fare. Try putting […]