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Southern Comfort: sweet praline

Long hot summer afternoons… and long hot hazy summer evenings. Think:  Porch. Southern Style. …and praline sweetness. The Menu Shoppe has it covered… great tips for great menus. Anything finer? Bourbon Pecan Praline. Gussied up in ribbon with the check … Continue reading

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Summer without this? Watermelons

Summer without this? Summertime icon. Watermelon isn’t just for picnics or porchside. Now starring charred off the grill assorted ways. Plus granitas and sorbets, smoothies and slushies. Also fabulous summer cocktails. And since watermelon is also hailed for health benefits… either the … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Brunch

Father’s Day Brunch. Something simple. Something savory. A sophisticated but rustic touch… ( before readying the grill ) The Menu Shoppe has it covered… great ideas for great menus and holiday times. Enjoy! Smoked Salmon Breakfast Burrito 1 tbsp. vegetable … Continue reading

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Cheers to Classic Cognac

Classic Cognac… Conjures visions of mahogany paneled libraries. Crystal snifters. Wintery chill. However…cognac can be savored amid summer breezes too. And of course, the savvy to discern classic label marks. A VS from a VSOP or XO. A three-star VS marker … Continue reading

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Orzo Wizardry

Orzo Wizardry. Those teeny rice-shaped pasta pellets. So fabulous for small plate timbales, soups, salads or quick risotto. Ideal for summery menus for the versatility. Quicker than clicking those ruby red heels–presto! Orzo wizardry in a blink. The Menu Shoppe … Continue reading

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To dream of Strawberries and Cream

Strawberries and Cream. So summery elegant, with visions of iconic Wimbledon… and strawberries at Centre Court with properly clotted cream… OR other other trending varieties with sweet creams and custards. The Menu Shoppe has it covered… great tips for great … Continue reading

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Simply Strawberries. Simply.

Strawberry fields forever. Idyllic seasonal pleasures. The pristine nectar of purely fresh strawberries. Simply strawberries.  Simply. The Menu Shoppe has it covered… sweet ideas for sweet menus. Strawberries at their freshest… Strawberry Compote 1 lb. strawberries, quartered 3 tbsp. Demerara … Continue reading

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