Appetizers, Baking, BBQ, Beef, Burgers, Chicken, Comfort Food, Eggs, Entrees, Family Recipes, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Grilled Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Pies and Tarts, Pork, Potatoes, Salads, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Side Dishes, Special Occasion, Spreads/Dips, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies

Happy Memorial Day + Some Favorite Recipes

Happy Memorial Day! A time to reflect all of those brave soldiers and military servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives and families for the safety of ours. Big applause and respect goes out to them and grateful we have a safe and secure country to live in because of them.… Read More Happy Memorial Day + Some Favorite Recipes

Beef, Comfort Food, Dressings/Marinades, Entrees, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Grilled Recipes, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized

Coffee Marinated Steak

My go-to Summer recipe is Gourmesso Coffee Marinated Steaks, which I know you’re gonna love. The marinade has a light smoky essence from the coffee (I use Gourmesso House Blend Lungo Dark coffee, which is an espresso (alternative to Nepresso capsules) that has a beautiful dark and rich flavor; some spicy heat from the red chilies and black peppercorns; a touch of sweetness from the brown sugar; and is balanced out with a slight tanginess from the balsamic vinegar, Dale’s seasoning/soy, mustard, shallots and garlic. … Read More Coffee Marinated Steak

BBQ, Chicken, Dressings/Marinades, Fruit, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Grilled Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Salads, Uncategorized

Elderberry Lime Chicken & Veggie Kabobs + Heirloom Tomato, Peach & Mozzarella Salad

I love grilling in the Summertime – and there’s nothing easier, tastier and healthier than Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs! I also love a delicious salad using the fruits and veggies of the season – try my Heirloom Tomato, Peach & Mozzarella Salad which is bursting with fresh flavors!… Read More Elderberry Lime Chicken & Veggie Kabobs + Heirloom Tomato, Peach & Mozzarella Salad

BBQ, Beef, Entrees, Fall Recipes, One-Pot Dishes, Savory Dishes, Spicy Food, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized

Devilishly Good: Sriracha Jalapeno Honey Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes have gotten a bad rap in history over the years, haven’t they? When I think of Sloppy Joes I usually revert to some bad memories of the hair netted lunch ladies in frocks serving them up on plastic trays in the cafeteria along with a side of some mushy peas and corn with a dried-up chocolate chip cookie, along with the scary smells that came out of the school kitchen back in those days.… Read More Devilishly Good: Sriracha Jalapeno Honey Sloppy Joes

BBQ, Chicken, Comfort Food, Drinks and Cocktails, Fruit, Grilled Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Salads, Savory Dishes, Side Dishes, Special Occasion, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian

Celebrating Memorial Day with Stoli Vodka! Grilled Honey Orange Chicken Skewers w/ Cucumber-Orange-Cilantro Salsa | Honey Orange Blossom Cocktails

There’s no better time than Memorial Day weekend to break out the grill and cook up some tasty BBQ to celebrate the beginning of Summer! I had the opportunity to create some recipes with Stoli Vodka for the holiday and decided to make Grilled Honey Orange Chicken Skewers with a Cucumber Orange Cilantro Salsa –… Read More Celebrating Memorial Day with Stoli Vodka! Grilled Honey Orange Chicken Skewers w/ Cucumber-Orange-Cilantro Salsa | Honey Orange Blossom Cocktails

BBQ, Comfort Food, Entrees, Grilled Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Salads, Savory Dishes, Side Dishes, Special Occasion, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies

A Delish Father’s Day Menu

Summertime is always my favorite time of year – when the sun is always shining, a warm breeze is in the air, and all the flowers, fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables are in full bloom. Everyone is out grilling BBQ, visiting the farmer’s markets, having picnics in the park and enjoying the sunny, lazy days… Read More A Delish Father’s Day Menu

BBQ, Cheese, Comfort Food, Drinks and Cocktails, Food and Drink Events, French Recipes, Grilled Recipes, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Kitchen and Home, Lifestyle, Markets, NYC, Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, Things I Love, Travel, Uncategorized

Top 10 {Things I Love} :: June 2012

1. Big Green Egg Smoker/Grill On a recent trip to Atlanta over Memorial Day weekend I discovered this awesome Big Green Egg grill. If you haven’t seen one of these things – its totally cool and easy to use. And it’s BIG. And GREEN. And looks like and EGG. It’s actually a ceramic grill and smoker that reaches temperatures up to 700… Read More Top 10 {Things I Love} :: June 2012

Appetizers, Baking, Breads, Desserts, Drinks and Cocktails, Eggs, Entrees, Grilled Recipes, Memoirs, One-Pot Dishes, Pies and Tarts, Pork, Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Side Dishes, Slow Cooked/Stews, Southern/Soul Food, Spring Recipes, Stews, Thanksgiving Recipes, Travel, Turkey Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies, Winter Recipes

A Dose of Southern Comfort & Down-Home Recipes :: Part 1

I recently took a cooking class at ICE that was all about Southern Cooking. In the spirit of the Kentucky Derby, I wanted share some of the awesome down-home Southern food we made. These are classic Southern recipes you’d find on the Sunday “Supper” table with a large group of friends and family, that scream… Read More A Dose of Southern Comfort & Down-Home Recipes :: Part 1

BBQ, Chicken, Cocktails, Comfort Food, Dressings/Marinades, Drinks and Cocktails, Entrees, Fruit, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Grilled Recipes, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Spicy Food, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized

Hawaiian Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Salsa :: Frozen Watermelon Martinis

Grilling with fruit is an easy and staple technique in the summertime – it gives fresh flavor to ordinary BBQ dishes and is a healthy compliment to whatever it is your grilling. This recipe is a Spicy Hawaiian Chicken with a Grilled Pineapple Salsa, made of cilantro, jalapeno pepper and onion (if you prefer a less spicy dish, substitute a red bell pepper instead of the jalapeno). … Read More Hawaiian Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Salsa :: Frozen Watermelon Martinis

Comfort Food, Fruit, Healthy Cooking, Holiday Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes, Summer Recipes, Veggies

Fresh from the Farm Market: Herbed Potato Salad + Strawberry Watermelon Salad

Summertime always remind me of home – when the sun is shining, a warm breeze is in the air, locusts are humming and all the flowers, fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables are in full bloom. There’s a small local farmer’s market up in Webster, NY not far from where I grew up that I used to visit with my Mom as a kid. We would buy fresh apple cider and donuts, pumpkins for Halloween and fresh corn and melons for our summer picnics. This year I went home to visit for Fourth of July weekend, and my Mom and I visited once again to buy some fresh fruit and veggies for our holiday BBQ feast.… Read More Fresh from the Farm Market: Herbed Potato Salad + Strawberry Watermelon Salad

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