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House Made Sriracha From Sous Chef Bill McGinnis

For our Accomac Inn & Events’ sriracha we start with 4 lbs. red jalapeños, 10 garlic cloves, 4 tbsp. sugar, 2 tbsp kosher salt, 4 tbsp. of granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar. The peppers, garlic, sugar and salt are combined in a Vitamix and mixed into a thick paste. The mix […]

Accomac Events’ Grapefruit Guacamole Recipe

Accomac Events’ Executive Chef, Ed Dodds, shares his recipe for the Grapefruit Guacamole served at the Grand Opening of the Maryland Zoo’s Mansion House. Enjoy! Grapefruit Guacamole 2 each ripe avocado 1 ruby red grapefruit 1 tablespoon red onion 1 tablespoon red pepper 1 teaspoon cilantro salt and pepper to taste Use the zest, juice […]

Ginger Cookies for Good Health

If you’re feeling a bit under-the-weather, perhaps from the change of seasons, ginger might be what you need! Ginger has been known as a natural health remedy since ancient times. It’s benefits include treatment for colds/cough, voice problems and digestive issues. According to Natural Health Cure, taking 2 tsp of juice of ginger, fresh lemon […]

Double Duty Winter Squash

One of our most popular dishes this time of year at Accomac Inn is our Pumpkin Risotto. We serve the risotto in locally-grown “jack be little” pumpkins. Pumpkins and squash make fun containers and presentations for your fall dishes! An acorn squash is great to try because of its shape and color. One of the […]

Garden Breads

Quick breads are great. They take little to no time to make and you can pop it in the oven while cleaning up from dinner for a great breakfast treat the next day. Here are some ideas for adding fruit and veggies into your homemade bread this summer! An old favorite- Zucchini Bread. Try it as a […]

Home Cooking Extreme Makeover Edition

Summer is time for family, friends and the love affair of the grill and cookouts. Every year we all look forward to those weekends and holidays around the pool. Enjoy your summer get togethers and parties with these traditional picnic favorites with a twist! American Macaroni Salad = Maryland Mac Salad! Plain Jane becomes one spicy […]

Korean Flavors

Exploring international cuisine can be a great experience for dinner at home or used to bring something fun and unexpected to your next event. Here are some Korean flavors to try on for size. Keep in mind that Korean foods are a bit on the spicy side and also pickled. Those two flavors keep your palette […]

May is for Margaritas

With Memorial Day Weekend beginning today, we are so excited to welcome the “Official Start of Summer.”  Since it’s Friday and nothing quite says summer like a Margarita, here are some unique margarita recipes to try (yes, one does involve Jell-O!!) Everyone loves strawberry margaritas so why not make them in the strawberry?! These require […]

More Fun with Jell-O – Lemon Wedge Shooters

In continuation of our Jell-O theme for summer, Lemon “wedge” shooters are a kick back to the candy fruit slices from our childhoods. These shooters are simple to make and look lovely! Cut 6 lemons in half from end to end and juice the halves, saving the pulp for later. Turn the skin inside out and dig […]