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Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Grilled Pineapple with Mango Whipped Cream and Lime-Butter Sauce

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Grilled Pineapple with Mango Whipped Cream and Lime-Butter Sauce

This light and refreshing dessert is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Instead of firing up the grill, you can cook the pineapple in an oiled grill pan over medium-high heat. Grilled Pineapple with Mango Whipped Cream and Lime-Butter Sauce YIELD: 6 servings INGREDIENTS: Grilled Pineapple 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons light brown sugar…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Celebrating Filipino Independence Day aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

Celebrating Filipino Independence Day aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

This week, staff aboard Nieuw Amsterdam celebrated Filipino Independence Day. The holiday fell on June 12 and commemorates the Filipino Declaration of Independence from Spain in 1898. Thanks to the ship’s Human Resources Clerk Roi Napitupulu for sending in these photos.

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Lobster Macaroni

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Lobster Macaroni

Here is the main course from Rudi’s “Father’s Day” menu. Enjoy! Lobster Macaroni YIELD: 6 to 8 servings INGREDIENTS: Cream Sauce: 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter 1/4 pound white or sweet onion, very finely minced 5 cups heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Chilled Red Pepper Soup with Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Chilled Red Pepper Soup with Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Here is the second course from Rudi’s “Father’s Day” menu. Enjoy! Chilled Red Pepper Soup with Roasted Red Bell Peppers YIELD: 8 Servings INGREDIENTS: 9 large red bell peppers, divided 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 6 medium garlic cloves, minced 1 cup dry white wine 4 cups low-sodium store-bought chicken broth…   read more of “Rudi’s Father’s…”

Remembering an Alaska Cruise with Dad

Remembering an Alaska Cruise with Dad

Thanks to Mariner Linda Bair for sharing with us this heartwarming story about her last cruise with her father-in-law. My husband’s father passed away one year ago at the age of 97. One of the happiest memories we have of him is the Alaska cruise on the Volendam that we shared together. We remember his…   read more of “Remembering an…”

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Salade Niçoise

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Salade Niçoise

Over the next few days we’ll be featuring one dish a day from Rudi Sodamin’s “Father’s Day” menu so you can make a delicious four-course meal for dad this Sunday. Enjoy! The Father’s Day menu celebrates the joyful dynamics of coming together in a different context. The meal pairs some sophisticated ingredients, like lobster, with…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Cruising on the Intercoastal with Dad

Cruising on the Intercoastal with Dad

Thanks to guest Clint Page for sending in this story in honor of Father’s Day this weekend. When I was a kid growing up in the country north of Raleigh, North Carolina, my dad and I would talk about taking a boat down the St. Lawrence River. Those conversations echoed in different ways at two times…   read more of “Cruising on the…”

Greetings on Memorial Day

Greetings on Memorial Day

In observance of the U.S. national holiday Memorial Day, we will not be posting today. We will return tomorrow with more great Holland America Blog content.