Pom Collins Cocktail

It’s that time of year again, East Passyunk Avenue’s “Flavors of the Avenue” is almost here! From noon to 4 pm on Saturday, April 26, the best of East Passyunk’s restaurants will be offering samples of their signature dishes and drinks. Twenty eight restaurants are participating, including: Belle Cakery, Birra, Brigantessa, Cantina Los Caballitos, Chiarella’s, El Zarape, Fond, Fuel, Garage, Ippolito’s, Izumi, Laurel, Le Virtu, Lucky 13, Mamma Maria Ristorante, Marra’s, Ms Goody Cupcake, Noir, Noord, Palladino’s, Paradiso, Plenty, POPE, Stateside, Stogie Joe’s, Townsend, Tre Scalini and Will BYOB. General admission for the Food Tent opens at 1pm and includes Skinny Girl wine and Samuel Adams beer. Outside of the tent enjoy a free street festival with live music by We Are Fauna and The Drive-Ins, vendors and the April Showers craft show at the Fountain hosted by Crafty Balboa.   Tickets are $30 for General Admission but are going fast, so be sure to pick up your tickets ASAP! VIP tickets are actually already sold out!   I attended a media night to sample some of the offerings and am so excited for the main event. I attended the actual event last year and it did not disappoint! I … Continue reading

Lemony Chicken Fricassee with Shallots and Morel Mushrooms

When making dinner on weeknights, I am always looking for a recipe that I can have made in 30 minutes or less. But that doesn’t mean I’m willing to compromise on flavor! This Food and Wine recipe braises the chicken in a shallot and more sauce and then is topped off with some lemon juice. Serve it with steamed asparagus for a delicious spring-themed dinner! Ingredients: 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 4 bone-in chicken thighs Salt and freshly ground pepper 6 small shallots, peeled and roughly chopped 1/2 oz dried morels 1 cup water, plus chicken broth if needed 1 pound asparagus Juice and zest of 1 lemon

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers, they always hit the spot! So when Jimmy Dean contacted me about their new Fully Cooked Sausage Crumbles, I knew I wanted to use the crumbles in stuffed mushrooms. I adapted this recipe from one I found on the Jimmy Dean website. It comes together very quickly, in about 30 minutes. It’s simple enough to whip up when you need an appetizer in no time! Ingredients: 12 oz medium sized mushrooms, stems removed 1 package Jimmy Dean® Sausage Crumbles, Original 1 garlic clove, minced 2 eggs ¾ cup dry Italian bread crumbs, divided ½ cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese, divided ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon olive oil #spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Jimmy Dean. This could include Jimmy Dean providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment.

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