Easter Sunday Lamb

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by Cathy

        Nothing says Easter Sunday like a meal with leg of lamb. This traditional recipe receives a unique twist with the addition of lavender. Serve with a sweet and sour shallot jam. Happy Easter! Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Lavender INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4… Read more »

Valentine’s Libations

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by Cathy

  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (February 14th will be here before you know it!). It’s never too early to plan for this special day and here are a few martini/mocktinis made with everyone’s favorite ingredient, chocolate. And don’t wait for Valentine’s Day to enjoy — chocolate is perfect for every day of… Read more »

Eat Your Spinach

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by Cathy

  Creamed Spinach Gratin is a popular addition to the Thanksgiving meal. Here is a vintage recipe from Ruby Johnson, the namesake for Ruby Lane. Enjoy!   Creamed Spinach Gratin Ingredients: 2 T unsalted butter plus more for the dish 1 clove garlic 5 shallots, halved and thinly sliced crosswise 5 10 ounce boxes frozen… Read more »

Labor Day Classic

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by Cathy

  Nothing is more classic – and more American – than fried chicken. For your Labor Day outing, try this spicy friend chicken. Your guests will ask for a doggie bag so be prepared.  And be sure to check out our serving platters below. Happy Labor Day!   Fried Chicken Ingredients: For the spice blend:… Read more »

It’s Time for Tailgating

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by Cathy

  College football season starts soon and that means one thing – tailgating! The parking lots and grounds of campuses all over the country will soon fill with open trunks, lawn games, elaborate table settings and fun food and drink. Whether your team wins or loses, it’s often the social gathering that is the highlight… Read more »

Ruby Lane Social Hour

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by Cathy

        No doubt grilling, entertaining and fireworks are in your July 4th plans … and perhaps a libation or two. Raise your glass with one of these cocktails and celebrate our nation’s founding fathers. Happy Independence Day weekend!   White Wine Berry Sangria   Ingredients: 1 bottle dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc recommended) 1… Read more »