Delish Features Memorial Day Recipes To Drool Over

Delish Features Memorial Day Recipes To Drool Over

Avid readers of “Design Your Lifestyle” know that 2 recipe blogs make us salivate like none other – Delish and Epicurious.

Since our inception, we’ve relied on Delish and Epicurious more than any other sources for food tips, recipes, drink recipes, and seasonal menus that always fit the bill and ‘hit the spot’. And boy, has Delish delivered once again with its Memorial Day Recipes feature page.

BBQ in style with Delish's Memorial Day Recipes!(Photo: Gyfjonas via Wiki Commons)
BBQ in style with Delish’s Memorial Day Recipes!(Photo: Gyfjonas via Wiki Commons)

From the Delish team:

We wanted to make a space that was for everyone — people who liked to eat more than they actually liked to cook. We created a place that was as much about delicious, easy recipes as it was about food as a fun lifestyle and cultural phenomenon. We produce nearly 200 recipes a month, but we’re also creating videos about our favorite brands, restaurants, and stores, or celebrities and their eating habits. Plus, we’re all about telling the crazy food stories you won’t find anywhere else.

How could we not love that mission statement? (And if that’s not enough, check out their Pinterest page – we dare you not to get hungry and make a recipe immediately.)

The thing we love most about the Delish Memorial Day Recipes feature is that it’s drawn from the real world. We’re not saying that some people don’t adorn their Memorial Day dinner table or cookout table with “deconstructed crawfish etouffee” or “artisanal curated something-or-other with lemongrass foam”. We’re just saying that most people eat burgers, hot dogs, salads and sides.

BBQ in style with Delish's Memorial Day Recipes!(Photo: Gyfjonas via Wiki Commons)
BBQ in style with Delish’s Memorial Day Recipes!(Photo: Gyfjonas via Wiki Commons)

And this is precisely the foundation of the Delish Memorial Day “menu” of recipes. The splashy lead article, 43 Insane-Slash-Brilliant Things To Do With Hot Dogs“, hooked us from the beginning. Simple summer pastas, summer salad recipes, kebabs and homemade condiments follow the charge, and soon you may find yourself like us…

(“Did I really just spend 52 minutes looking at Memorial Day recipes? Yup, I sure did.”)

Vegetarians and vegans, fear not – Delish has you covered for Memorial Day as well, with grilled veggie recipes that are more than satisfying.

So if you’re at a loss for Memorial Day cooking ideas and need some recipes for inspiration, head over to the Delish Memorial Day Recipes site and get searching! (We’ll give you a call in a day or two if you get carried away.)

2015 Earth Day Recipe: Spinach and Nectarine Salad

2015 Earth Day Recipe: Spinach and Nectarine Salad

Delish Presents 2015 “Go Green” Earth Day Recipes

From Delish: a refreshing spinach and nectarine salad recipe.
From Delish: a refreshing spinach and nectarine salad recipe.

Leave it to the fine people at Delish to provide us with sumptuous recipes for any occasion. As we celebrate Earth Day 2015 during the last full week of April, Delish encourages us to “Go Green” with a list of leafy and delicious recipes to enjoy!

We don’t feature salad recipes often on Peter Salerno Inc.’s official blog, but this one was too interesting and enjoyable to pass up. It’s a bold and refreshing Spinach and Nectarine Salad recipe, and it’s sure to provide a refreshing twist on your classic spinach salad.

Originally contributed by Kate Mathis to Delish, this Spinach and Nectarine Salad combines recognizable spinach salad elements (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, baby spinach) with zesty, refreshing twists (orange marmalade, nectarines). Try it for yourself, and see why it’s our favorite Earth Day 2015 salad recipe!

From Peter Salerno’s Kitchen: Spinach and Nectarine Salad Recipe (courtesy of Delish)

Ingredients

2 tbsp. orange marmalade
1 large shallot
2 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. olive oil
0.25 tsp. salt
0.25 tsp. ground black pepper
0.25 c. slivered almonds
1 package baby spinach
2 ripe nectarines

Preparation

  • In microwave-safe small bowl or 1-cup liquid measuring cup, combine marmalade and shallot. Cover with vented plastic wrap and cook in microwave on High 1 minute. Stir in vinegar, oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper.
  • In small skillet, cook almonds on medium 5 minutes, stirring until toasted. Set aside to cool, about 2 minutes.
  • To serve, toss spinach, nectarines, and marmalade mixture until combined. Place on 2 dinner plates; scatter almonds on top.

From Peter Salerno’s Kitchen: Best Cinco De Mayo Drink Recipes

Our Favorite Cinco De Mayo Drink Recipes

As Man Cave Month at Peter Salerno Inc. comes to a close, Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner! This May 5th, Cinco De Mayo will be observed as a celebration of freedom, democracy, and Mexican heritage and pride.

Now that Peter Salerno Inc. has shown you how we turned a ’59 Corvette into the most amazing bar in the world, and how to set up your man cave to be the envy of your friends, it’s time to put them to good use. Cinco De Mayo is the perfect time get behind your custom bar (built by Peter Salerno, of course!) and wow your guests with an assortment of amazing Cinco De Mayo drink recipes.

Want your very own custom bar or man cave? Fill out the contact form below to get in touch with Peter Salerno Inc. today!

Here are Peter Salerno's favorite Cinco De Mayo drink recipes. (Credit Wiki)
Here are Peter Salerno’s favorite Cinco De Mayo drink recipes. (Credit Wiki)

So let’s check out some of our favorite Cinco De Mayo drink recipes, courtesy of our friends at Delish.

Peter Salerno Inc.’s Favorite Cinco De Mayo Drinks

All drink recipes courtesy of Delish.

Perfect Cuervo Margarita

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce(s) Jose Cuervo Especial
  • 3 ounce(s) Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix
  • 1 wedge(s) lime
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt

Directions

  1. Rub rim of a chilled margarita glass with half a lime.
  2. Dip into salt to coat.
  3. In a shaker with ice, add José Cuervo Especial and José Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix.
  4. Shake vigorously.
  5. Strain into the margarita glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge.

Sauza Tequila Strawberry Sparklers

Ingredients

  • 6 (parts) Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 2 (parts) DeKuyper® Strawberry Liquor
  • 1 bottle(s) rosé Champagne, chilled
  • 4 (parts) limeade
  • 1 pint(s) strawberries
  • 2 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 1 wedged lime

Directions

  1. Wash, stem, quarter, and freeze strawberries for at least 1 hour (can be done the day ahead).
  2. Run a wedge of lime around the rim of your champagne flute and dip in a plate of sugar to coat rim (if desired). Repeat until all glasses are prepared. Place 3 frozen strawberries in the bottom of each prepared flute. Open Champagne and pour glasses approximately 2/3 of the way full.
  3. In a shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, limeade, and strawberry liquor. Shake. Add a squeeze of fresh lime if desired. Top each glass with the cocktail and serve immediately.

Cucumber-Jalapeno Margarita

Ingredients

  • Coarse sea or kosher salt
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1/2 cup(s) peeled, finely diced cucumber, plus a cucumber slice for garnish
  • 4 slice(s) (or up to 6 slices; thin) jalapeño, with seeds
  • 1/4 cup(s) cilantro sprigs
  • 3/4 ounce(s) (1 1/2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce(s) (1 1/2 teaspoons) light agave nectar
  • 2 ounce(s) (1/4 cup) 100-percent blue agave silver tequila
  • 1/2 ounce(s) (1 tablespoon) Cointreau or triple sec

Directions

  1. Pour an even layer of salt on a plate. Rub the rim of an 8-ounce rocks glass or tumbler with lime wedge and invert glass into salt to coat rim.
  2. Combine cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and agave nectar in a 2-cup cocktail shaker. Using a muddler or pestle, gently muddle mixture.
  3. Fill the shaker halfway with ice, then add tequila and Cointreau. Cover and shake well until shaker is frosty and cold.
  4. Fill prepared glass with ice. Strain margarita into it and garnish with the cucumber slice.

Recipe: Magnolia Bakery’s Blueberry Jamboree

Try Magnolia Bakery's wonderful Blueberry Jamboree! (Credit: Delish.com)
Try Magnolia Bakery’s wonderful Blueberry Jamboree! (Credit: Delish.com)

A recurring theme in our Summer 2013 edition has been the use of various shades of blue in modern summer home and beach house design. From Ren Miller, editor-in-chief of Design New Jersey magazine, to the expert staff at Peter Salerno Inc., to interior designers everywhere, blue seems to be the “it” color for vacation homes – especially summer kitchens.

With this ‘blue’ theme in mind, we present a sweet treat courtesy of the fine folks at Delish: Blueberry Jamboree, created by the expert bakers at Magnolia Bakery.

Whether  you’re looking for a sweet treat to please your loved ones and guests, or just a vibrant slice of dessert for yourself, this recipe is sure to be a hit in your newly redesigned summer kitchen. The ingredients are easy to find, the recipe is simple, and you’ll look like a famous dessert chef in no time!

(For more about the world-renowned Magnolia Bakery, its delicious menu and locations, please visit their website: Magnolia Bakery.)

Magnolia Bakery’s Blueberry Jamboree: Ingredients

Blueberry Topping

  • 1 1/2 cup(s) fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 1/8 cup(s) brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon(s) water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) water
  • 2 cup(s) fresh blueberries
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) lemon zest

Crust

  • 3/4 cup(s) (1 1/1 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cup(s) flour
  • 1 cup(s) toasted pecans, chopped

Filling

  • 2 cup(s) heavy cream
  • 1 pound(s) cream cheese, room temperature, cut into chunks
  • 2 cup(s) sifted confectioners’ sugar

Magnolia Bakery’s Blueberry Jamboree: Recipe

  1. Prepare blueberry topping: In a large pot combine 1 1/2 cups blueberries and both sugars.
  2. Place on stove on medium-high heat and stir constantly. Stir until sugar is combined and blueberries start to pop and come to a boil.
  3. Dissolve cornstarch in water. Add cornstarch/water mixture to the pot and stir until mixture becomes thick.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in remaining blueberries, combining gently. Add in the lemon zest and continue to combine gently and fully.
  5. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. Prepare the crust: Melt butter and combine with flour and pecans.
  7. Butter a 9″ x 13″ rectangular glass dish and press crust into it. Bake at 325°F for about 15 minutes or until it just starts to lightly brown. Cool to room temperature.
  8. Prepare the filling and assemble: Whip heavy cream and set aside.
  9. Meanwhile, in a mixer bowl, beat together cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture until combined and then spread onto cooled crust.
  10. Top with a thin layer of blueberry topping, about 4 cups.
  11. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.

For more great summer recipes, visit Delish! And as always, for more information about creating your perfect beach house and/or summer kitchen, visit us online: Peter Salerno Inc.