RECENT RECIPES

BARB'S RECIPES, MAIN COURSES

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Rob and I both love sweet potatoes. We love them baked, oven roasted & grilled. Have made this recipe a few times before and everyone loved them. The only take about 10 Minutes to prepare, and pair especially well with grilled fish or chicken. Great combination – the sweetness of the potato and spiciness of the dressing!

MAIN COURSES

Sherry Braised Beef Short Ribs

It’s now November in SW Florida. After a sweltering summer, we finally got a break in the weather and Rob requested what he calls “Winter Food”.  I had beef short ribs in the freezer and called our friend Ruth Manchester (who by the way is an award-winning chef) for a suggested […]

Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish
BARB'S RECIPES, SAUCES, SIDE DISHES

Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish

Most cranberry relishes are canned and indistinguishable in any holiday setting. It’s only on the table because people think it’s traditional. Well…forget all of that and make room for a real showcase star! This Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish is INCREDIBLE!

KITCHEN DESIGNER | Culinary Experiences
CULINARY EXPERIENCES, KITCHEN DESIGNER

Kitchens by Ambiance

Kitchens By Ambiance owner Jim Gerard is the host of KITCHEN DESIGNER. His design studio in Bonita Springs, Florida is known for its fine kitchen cabinetry, excellent custom design services, and personal caring customer attention. On an ongoing basis, Jim and Rob Kircher record weekly conversations and write about the […]

DEROMO'S

DeROMO’S

This is the first of a series of conversations with my friend Francis J. Cuomo owner and visionary of the famous DeRomo’s Gourmet Market, Restaurant, Pasteria, Banquet Room, and Catering Services in Bonita Springs, Florida. It’s the closest place to “Little Italy” in Southwest Florida. Today, I’m meeting Francis in […]