Get out of that kitchen!

The dog days of summer are quickly approaching and the weather is hot and steamy. At this time of the year the last thing you want is to be stuck in a kitchen for too long. So, let’s whip up a few ‘no-bake’ desserts to share on these warm summer evenings. iCook something cool and creamy in the summer.

I'll eat corn on a plane, or in a train

Fresh corn is another benefit of summer. I could eat corn on cob four times a week but some people get tired of it boiled, and slathered in butter and salt. How about grilling the corn or using grilled corn in a spicy summer salad? iCook corn on the grill for a change of pace.

Cuba Libre!

When travel restrictions on Cuba were eased last year, my wife and hoped to plan a visit the island nation in the next couple of years. Unfortunately, restrictions for vacation travelers have been reinstated. I guess we will just have to prepare some Cuban food of our own to tie us over until we can actually make the trip. iCook Cuban food because it’s delicious.

One Cool, Smooth Italian Dessert

How about a cool dessert to pick up your spirits on these warm summer evenings? I’m talking about that delicious coffee and chocolate dessert known as Tiramisu. They aren’t hard to make and don’t require a lot of ingredients. iCook Italian and so can you!

We Want Ice Cream

After a brief respite, the summer heat and humidity appears to have returned to normal. How about cooling down with a bit of homemade ice cream? Gather up the ingredients and chill down the ice cream maker because iCook ice cream when it’s hot!

Let's Talk Kitchen Gadgets

Almost every foodie I know has a drawer full of kitchen gadgets or tools they have accumulated over time. I’m no exception but there are a few that I use all the time. If you are looking for a gift for a Father’s Day (assuming your Dad cooks), the newlyweds down the street, or for your foodie friends, here are a few ideas. iCook with gadgets all the time.

Quick and Tasty Pasta

There never seems to be enough time to accomplish everything we need to get done. And with summer upon us, the demand on our time only seem to increase. No time to cook? How about a quick and tasty shrimp and garlic pasta with linguine that can be ready in about 20 minutes? iCook on the weeknights too.

Salmon, It's what's for dinner!

We eat a lot of fish around our house. Salmon is a versatile and tasty fish that isn’t too difficult to find even in a land locked state like Kentucky. This week our resident foodie will put together a couple of Salmon dishes suitable for a quick lunch or a dinner party. iCook fish because it’s tasty and good for you.

The Farmer's Market is Open!

The warm weather can only mean one thing. Summer is quickly approaching and with it the return of our local farmers markets. Now is a great time to head down and shop for some fresh bread and vegetables - and all the other great things that are for sale. iCook but first I have to shop for ingredients!

Happy Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is a time to honor the women in our lives who mean the most to us. It may be your own mother, the mother of your children, or a lady that has filled that honored role. I love to cook and it’s a great way to show my love and appreciation. How about cooking for Mom this year?