Nancy whips up a delicious picnic for her family to enjoy at the Rhinebeck Air Show. Nancy and her meal of Waldorf Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Apple and Pear Fruit Salad With Honey-Lime Vinaigrette and Airplane Sugar Cookies With Royal Icing travel in style to the picnic -- flying in a friend's bi-plane to her waiting family.
It's Nancy's annual "Camp GiGi," where she hosts all 13 of her grandkids for a week of food and fun at the farm. At the end of camp, the whole family enjoys a campfire and traditional Crab and Shrimp Boil With New Potatoes as well as Creamed Corn, Banana Pudding With Homemade Vanilla Wafers and Sparkling Apple Cider Punch, before setting off wish lanterns into the sky.
Nancy is hosting a bake sale festival on the farm and is busy with all the preparations. She bakes a batch of her famous Golden Biscuits before picking strawberries at a local farm for her Lattice Topped Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. Avocado is the added ingredient in her BLTA, and there's a great mix of flavors in her Neapolitan Cupcakes. Plus, Strawberry Lemonade Slushies to wash down all the wonderful treats.
Every year, Nancy attends a big event run by a local group that strives to promote all the great produce and meats local to the Hudson Valley. This year, Nancy's making a dinner to share with her farming community. She has Pork Pot Roast With Root Vegetables, Sweet Greens With Maple Vinaigrette and Cheesy Potatoes Gratin, made with milk and cheese she gets from a local dairy farmer.
Nancy's Aunt Jean is back in town, and Nancy is treating her to one of her favorite dishes, Fish and Chips with a Tangy Tartar Sauce and Super Simple Succotash on the side. Nancy also visits a woman who makes handcrafted bitters for the Honey Pear Icebox Trifle With Soft and Easy Ginger Snaps she makes for her aunt.
Nancy and David are back at the country club where they first met, where David is competing in a golf tournament and Nancy is catering. Nancy makes Prime Rib Sandwiches With Horseradish Sauce, Sweet Potato Steak Fries, Gopher Bars and a Back Nine Cocktail for all the golfers to enjoy.
Students from Nancy’s local school have been hard at work on a school garden and Nancy’s daughter Lorinda, a school principal in North Carolina, is in town to see how they accomplished this feat. Nancy invites a few of the kids over to see her farm and to enjoy a delicious dinner with some of the ingredients they grew. They all enjoy Pasta Primavera With Handmade Linguini, Herb-Buttered Corn on the Cob, Zesty Garden Vegetable Bread Salad and S'mores Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Nancy has invited some of her best friends over to begin a community quilt. They enjoy a celebratory farm lunch of Classic Rosemary Lamb Chops, Twice Baked Potatoes, Sauteed Garlic Broccoli Rabe and Black and White Dipped Homemade Shortbread.
Nancy and her family are hitting the high seas of the Hudson River, to have a picnic on one of the uninhabited islands of the waterways. They enjoy Grilled Striped Bass With Fire Roasted Onions and Peppers, German Potato Salad and Grilled Banana Pound Cake With Chocolate Sauce.
Nancy and her friend Jeanne are out skeet shooting, and meet a local who's been duck hunting who shares some of his duck-hunting catch in exchange for a dinner invite. They all enjoy Duck Cacciatore, Warm and Cheesy Artichoke Dip With Grilled Toasts, Cheesy Mashed Potatoes and Rustic Ginger Plum Tart.
Nancy is hosting a Murder Mystery Farmhouse Dinner with some friends on Halloween. She makes Garlicky Chicken Parmesan, Green Broccoli Cauldron Soup, Blood Red Velvet Cake and Hemlock Cocktails for the party, which is complete with costumes, characters and a classic whodunit!
Nancy is hosting Thanksgiving dinner for her family. She makes Roasted Turkey With Herb Gravy, Oyster Stuffing, Homemade Green Bean Casserole and Perfect Pumpkin Cakes, complete with eggs from her daughter-in-law's chicken coop!
The whole family is home for the holidays this year and Nancy is putting together a feast with everyone's favorites. There's Prime Rib Roast With Red Wine Au Jus, Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin, Yorkshire Pudding Popovers and Gingerbread With Cranberry Curd. After dinner, Nancy gathers the grandchildren for a reading of a holiday classic and maybe even a visit from Santa himself!