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  • Tomato Basil Pasta, 9/1/14

    Tomato Basil Pasta, 9/1/14

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:26:50 GMT
    Serge KrikorianDinner's Ready2 Servings2 Tbls. Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided5 Tbls. Unsalted Butter, divided (NOT margarine)1 tsp. Minced Garlic1 Shallot, minced1 Pt. Grape or Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise8-10 Leaves Fresh Basil, cut into ribbonsSalt Ground Black Pepper, to tasteGrated Parmigiano reggiano cheese, for garnish4 oz. Penne Pasta (or pasta of your choice), cooked according to package directionsOption Add-Ins: Diced Grilled Chicken, Sauteed Shrimp, sauteed sliced fresh...More >>
    Serge KrikorianDinner's Ready2 Servings2 Tbls. Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided5 Tbls. Unsalted Butter, divided (NOT margarine)1 tsp. Minced Garlic1 Shallot, minced1 Pt. Grape or Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise8-10 Leaves Fresh Basil, cut into ribbonsSalt Ground Black Pepper, to tasteGrated Parmigiano reggiano cheese, for garnish4 oz. Penne Pasta (or pasta of your choice), cooked according to package directionsOption Add-Ins: Diced Grilled Chicken, Sauteed Shrimp, sauteed sliced fresh...More >>
  • Spicy Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce, 8/27/14

    Spicy Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce, 8/27/14

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:49:39 GMT
    Gary DukeAlley Oops4 tomatoes, chopped2 tablespoon olive oil1/2 onion, sliced thinlysalt, black pepper, crushed red pepper and garlic to taste4 eggsfresh mozzarella cheese, cubedparmesan cheesefresh basilbread slices1. In a sauce pan, cook the onions in the olive oil for a few minutes, add the tomatoes and seasoning to mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover, simmer for an additional 15 or 20 minutes.2. Uncover sauce and gentle crack the eggs evenly around your tomato sauce. Place ...More >>
    Gary DukeAlley Oops4 tomatoes, chopped2 tablespoon olive oil1/2 onion, sliced thinlysalt, black pepper, crushed red pepper and garlic to taste4 eggsfresh mozzarella cheese, cubedparmesan cheesefresh basilbread slices1. In a sauce pan, cook the onions in the olive oil for a few minutes, add the tomatoes and seasoning to mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover, simmer for an additional 15 or 20 minutes.2. Uncover sauce and gentle crack the eggs evenly around your tomato sauce. Place ...More >>
  • Summer Shrimp Salad, 8/25/14

    Summer Shrimp Salad, 8/25/14

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-08-25 12:49:13 GMT
    Capi PeckTrio'sServes 41 1/4 lbs. large Gulf shrimp in the shell2 ears corn on the cobs, steamed, grilled or roasted/ kernels removedFor the dressing:2 cloves garlic, smashed1 1/2 t. cumin1 t. paprika1/2 t. cayenne pepper1/2 c. lime juice1c. olive oil1/2 c. cilantro leavessalt to tasteCombine all dressing ingredients in bowl or jar. Whisk or shake well to combine. Set aside.2 Haas avocados, sliced1/2 c. cilantro leaves8 cups arugula or other greens of your choice?1 half Vidalia or sweet onion...More >>
    Capi PeckTrio'sServes 41 1/4 lbs. large Gulf shrimp in the shell2 ears corn on the cobs, steamed, grilled or roasted/ kernels removedFor the dressing:2 cloves garlic, smashed1 1/2 t. cumin1 t. paprika1/2 t. cayenne pepper1/2 c. lime juice1c. olive oil1/2 c. cilantro leavessalt to tasteCombine all dressing ingredients in bowl or jar. Whisk or shake well to combine. Set aside.2 Haas avocados, sliced1/2 c. cilantro leaves8 cups arugula or other greens of your choice?1 half Vidalia or sweet onion...More >>

By Elisa D. Keller


(WORLDNOW) – Whether you're an enthusiastic supporter of one of the presidential candidates this year, or just an American history buff who likes to entertain, Election Day is always a good excuse to stay up late with friends and family to watch the votes roll in.

This election year, try looking at the first Tuesday in November as what it truly is – the Super Bowl of politics! Here are some fun food and drink ideas to enjoy as you sit back and witness the spectacle of American history in action.


American icons

What's more fun than a traditional barbecue? Think of classic foods you'd serve at a Fourth of July celebration, from burgers and hot dogs to drinks with fun stars-and-stripes umbrellas for decoration. 

For dessert? Try decorating cakes or trifles with strawberries and blueberries in the shape of a flag or other patriotic patterns. If fresh berries are too pricey in your neck of the woods come autumn, you can always go with the all-time American standard: apple pie.


Fun with puns 

Nothing says "theme party" like foods with punny names. If you think this year's vote tallying is going be a long, drawn-out process, break out your favorite chili or stew recipe for a "Slow Cooker Election" meal in a bowl.

Feel like the vote count will be short and sweet?  Treat yourself to some "Landslide Mudslides." If you're wrong and the night stretches out a little longer than expected, add some strong coffee to those drinks for a shot of caffeine to help keep you awake through the poll-counting lulls.

And to get that harmonious, bipartisan vibe going, try your hand at a good old fashioned "American Melting Pot" filled with cheese or chocolate fondue – a great interactive party food.


Party affiliation

Whether you're inviting friends from both sides of the aisle or sticking with one political group for your night, everybody will enjoy a good laugh over some Republican elephant or Democrat donkey party foods.

Serve up some burritos – which in Spanish means "little donkey" – to represent the blue states, and a peanut-based snack mix for the red state elephants in the room, or go for some silly sweet treats: Elephant Ears and rum balls called "Donkey Droppings."





Elisa D. Keller is the Food Editor for Worldnow

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