Entries by Diane Henderiks

“Dig In” to the PERFECT Valentine’s Day Gift

This Valentine’s Day, give the gift that keeps on giving in so many ways. Dig In with Chef Diane Henderiks is the only monthly subscription box that delivers everything needed to grow fresh veggies and herbs, inside and outside, 12 months a year. We provide, seeds, tools, culinary products, inspiration, simple, mouthwatering recipes and more. Order […]

Creamsicle Cocktail

Print Yum Creamsicle Cocktail Ingredients:1 1/2 ounces vodka 1 ounce Cointreau 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice Orange slice for garnish Step-by-Step Directions:Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice. Strain into martini glass or pour into highball glass with the ice. Enjoy! 0.1http://www.dianehenderiks.com/creamsicle-cocktail/

Sugar~Kissed SunButter Stuffed Dates

Print Yum Sugar~Kissed SunButter Stuffed Dates Ingredients:16 plump medjool dates 1/2 cup or less of SunButter Shelled sunflower seeds for topping (raw, roasted, seasoned…whatever you like) 1/4 cup of granulated sugarStep-by-Step Directions:Slice the dates in half lengthwise without slicing completely through the date If the dates are not pitted then carefully remove the pits. Place […]

The Poinsettia

Print Yum The Poinsettia Ingredients:3 ounces cranberry juice 1/2 ounce Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec Champagne (Prosecco & Cava work nicely too) Whole fresh cranberries Step-by-Step Directions:Combine cranberry juice and orange liqueur and pour into champagne glass. Fill to just above the rim with champagne. Garnish with fresh cranberries. Enjoy in moderation!0.1http://www.dianehenderiks.com/the-poinsettia/

Make it to Midnight Minty Martini

Print Yum Make it to Midnight Minty Martini Ingredients:1 ounce vodka 1 ounce coffee liqueur 1 tablespoon Creme de Menthe 2 ounces freshly brewed, cooled espresso 1/4 cup coffee ice cream Step-by-Step Directions:Place all ingredients in a shaker and shake well. Pour into martini glass. It’s fine if the ice cream has not completely melted. […]

Pomegranate Margarita

Print Yum Pomegranate Margarita Ingredients:3 ounces tequila 2 ounces Cointreau, Gran Marnier or Triple Sec 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate juice Juice of 1 lime Pomegranate arils Whole circular slice of limeStep-by-Step Directions:Place first 4 ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into margarita glass. Garnish with lime wedge and pomegranate arils. Serve […]

Gingerbread Syrup

Print Yum Gingerbread Syrup Ingredients:3/4 cup water 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly grated gingerroot 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses 1 cinnamon stick 1 strip of lemon peel 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns 3 whole cloves 1 star aniseStep-by-Step Directions:Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for […]

Gingerbread Old Fashioned

Print Yum Gingerbread Old Fashioned Ingredients:2 ounces Bourbon 1 tablespoon gingerbread syrup juice of orange wedge splash of water orange wedge a few pitted cherries Step-by-Step Directions:Place ice ball or ice cubes in a rocks glass. Mix first 4 ingredients in a shaker and shake well. Pour into ice filled glass and stir with a […]

Perfect Gifts for Cooks

Searching for the perfect gift for the cooking enthusiasts on your list? I’ve got you covered! Spread holiday cheer by giving these high quality, thoughtful and useful kitchen items. There is something for everyone in every budget. Here are the best holiday gifts for the cooks in your life. That’s a wrap 🙂 3-piece Knife […]

Dish with Diane: David Burke

David Burke is a pioneer of modern American cooking and an award winning chef with countless accolades. In the mid-1980s, he brought new techniques and new styles of food to the table at the River Café in New York City.             David was one of the first chefs, if not THE first chef, […]

Delicious Double Duty School Snacks

It’s that time of year again. Back to planning school lunches, after school snacks and weekday dinners. I’ve got you covered in the healthy snack department! Here are 5 days, that’s a whole school weeks worth, of simple, healthy & delicious homemade snacks for the lunchbox or anytime. These are snacks that you can feel […]

Scrumptious Simplicity

Simplicity: sim·plic·i·ty \sim-ˈpli-sə-tē, -ˈpli-stē\ The state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded Simple things in life make us happy like the smell of a flower, a melting piece of chocolate in your mouth, a snowflake on your tongue, that first sip of coffee, petting a dog or a long bath. There is nothing complicated about these […]

Diane’s Sweet & Spicy Japchae Slaw

Print Yum Ingredients:Slaw 1 package/340g sweet potato noodles (Dangmyeon) 1 head of napa cabbage, thinly sliced 1/2 head of red cabbage, thinly sliced 5 green onions, thinly sliced – reserve 1/4 cup for garnish 3 carrots, peeled and shredded 3 cups baby kale or spinach 2 orange or yellow peppers, thinly sliced 1/2 cup chopped […]

Diane’s Coffee Marinade

Print Yum Ingredients:1/2 cup strong brewed coffee 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper Step-by-Step Directions:Whisk all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Use as a marinade […]

Watermelon, Feta & Mint Sandwich Bites

Print Yum Ingredients:8 slices of watermelon; 1.5″ square X .5″ tall (approximately) 4 slices of feta; same size 4 leaves of mint; I love chocolate mint for this Drizzle of my Concord grape balsamic molasses Step-by-Step Directions:Assemble as pictured Drizzle with molasses Enjoy!0.1http://www.dianehenderiks.com/watermelon-feta-mint-sandwich-bites/

7 Simple Scrumptious Swaps for Healthier Cooking

Are you looking for a way you make your favorite dishes healthier? Or maybe you’re trying to lose a few pounds? Here are 7 simple cooking swaps from that will cut calories and amp up nutrition  without sacrificing taste. 1. Added Oil vs. Broth One tablespoon of olive oil has about 12o calories and one […]

Earth Day Eating

Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated worldwide yearly on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection.. The very first Earth Day was in 1970 and this celebration is still going strong. The Earth Day Network coordinates events around the globe and more than 190 countries participate each year! This day offers a […]

Fennel, Parsley & Celery Salad, Meyer Lemon Caper Vinaigrette

Print Yum Ingredients:For the salad 1 large fennel bulb, thinly sliced – I use a veggie spiralizer and it works great 5 stalks of celery, sliced crosswise as thinly as possible 1 loose cup of flat leaf Italian parsley leaves For the dressing 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice* 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 […]

10 Tips for Starting Spring Seedlings

Woke up, got out of bed, slid the door open to let the dogs out and was welcomed by unusually warm air and beaming sun rays. At that moment I experienced the vibe changing Aha! Mother Nature moment of an early Spring. My mind’s eye saw sunny days, gloveless morning walks, breakfast on the beach and […]