There are a few recipes my friends always ask me for, my Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette, Ranch Dressing and Green Goddess Dip. They’re almost too easy to make, but I take all the credit! Liven up any veggie platter or salad with these and I swear your guests will lick their plates.
Greek Green Goddess Dip
1 cup low fat plain Greek Yogurt
1 cup low fat mayonnaise
1 garlic clove, minced […] Read Full Post
Fourth of July weekend is here and I love to grill a bunch of food and reinvent it all weekend long. I took this week’s Grilled Corn Recipe and added it to my Tex-Mex version of a classic Cobb Salad. It’s crunchy and refreshing, with a little spicy South of the Border Kick! So jazz up your summer salad and enjoy the relaxing holiday weekend.
Tex-Mex Cobb Salad
4 cups […] Read Full Post
Grilled corn on the cobb is tasty, if you follow a couple easy steps. I like mine charred, so I take the husk off. I brush it with melted butter, then using my tongs, I rotate the corn every couple minutes so the flame doesn’t burn the corn. This creates a nice, fire kissed char, instead of burning and drying out the corn. Once the corn is bright yellow, with […] Read Full Post
Sugary maple syrup and smoky Bourbon create the perfect combination for fire kissed pork chops. After marinating and throwing them on the grill, you end up with a charred and delicious chop that’s still moist in the center. My husband’s favorite is when I use a bone-in pork chop, but I used boneless for this recipe. You can also swap out chicken or whole turkey breasts too if you like. […] Read Full Post
Summer grilling is so tasty and healthy, here are some of my favorite marinades for three different proteins:
Pork: Maple Bourbon Glaze
1 cup of bourbon (don’t use the really good stuff your husband likes to sip on!)
1 cup of Grade A maple syrup
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
dash of chili flake
salt and pepper
1 tbsp unsalted butter
Reduce the mixture down by half, then cool […] Read Full Post
One of my greatest pleasures is cooking with my Dad. People often ask me if I learned to cook from my Mom, but the truth is both of my parents are amazing cooks and our family gathers often include us sitting around the kitchen, with a good bottle of wine, cooking and catching up. My Dad loves to smoke brisket and is always manning the smoker when we have important […] Read Full Post
This is my way of heading to the tropics without ever leaving home and it’s my favorite summer appetizer (and sometimes I have it for dinner, just for myself). Crispy coconut shrimp, flash fried until it’s brown and caramelized on the outside, tender and fresh inside. I pile them up high around a colorful platter, then serve it with fresh pineapple salsa. Your guests will love it, or if you’re […] Read Full Post
Summer is officially here and I can’t imagine a better reason to mix up a fruit infused cocktail or chill a bottle of wine and invite friends over. I wanted to share some entertaining tips on how I set up my summer bar. The most stressful part of entertaining is the idea of running around catering to your friends and not being able to enjoy the party yourself. I set […] Read Full Post
In honor of National Negroni Week, I asked Susie O from her popular blog Susie Drinks to join me at the bar for some Campari inspired cocktails. She made this incredible watermelon infused gin for a refreshing summer take on the classic Negroni. It’s slightly bitter, a little sweet and super refreshing on hot summer days.
I met Susie several years ago when I was the Entertainment Reporter for the […] Read Full Post