Matt Essert


Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria Recipe

By Matt Essert | August 11, 2011

Photo: Laura Padgett

A more grown-up juice punch, sangria has quickly become a favorite summer drink for a lot of diners. There are a lot of different variations on the classic drink, like this Super Summer recipe, or the delicious Rooster Punch, which are both unique takes on this popular Spanish cocktail.

This recipe calls for the classic combination of strawberry and rhubarb and puts it into a delicious and strong sangria. Read More


Summer Shrimp and Mango Salsa Lettuce Wrap Recipe

By Matt Essert | August 10, 2011

Photo: Joshua Bousel

Photo: Joshua Bousel

It’s nearing the end of summer, but don’t tell that to the weather. It’s been really hot outside these days and sometimes you might just want to stay inside. But since it’s August, we should really try to make the most of the summer days we have left. Having an outdoor picnic is a great way to soak up the sun and enjoy the outdoors. Make sure you pack a light lunch to help you stay cool. Try to stay away from anything too heavy and take advantage of what’s in season.

This recipe is a perfect light dish that can be prepared ahead of time and requires very little cleanup. Read More


Braciole with Tomato Sauce Recipe

By Matt Essert | June 24, 2011


I’ve cooked a lot of things, but until now I’ve never cooked braciole.

Growing up with a gaggle of Italian relatives, Sunday trips to visit the cousins, aunts and uncles featured a spread of cheeses, homes-made salami and wine, delicious pastas, succulent meat dishes, and a massive table of home-made cookies and cakes. I could talk about any of these things at length, but I’m just going to discuss one: braciole. Read More

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