This pretty pasta salad recipe features a short list of ingredients but lots of flavor. Serve as a side or throw in some protein for a make-ahead main dish!
I subscribe to numerous cooking and grilling websites to get ideas that I can make our own. Recently, I noticed …Continue reading »
Think of cowboy bars as pecan squares gone “heehaw!” These cowboy bars have a familiar and always inviting shortbread crust (this time with a touch of oatmeal for texture) and they’re topped with BBQ sauce, maple syrup and pecans. Yahoo! Sweet, smokey, buttery, salty, and earthy with the smell of finger-lickin’ BBQ sauce, these bars [...]
Blue Hill at Stone Barns is the ultimate locavore dining experience. You can’t get much more local than picking harvesting vegetables and herbs right behind the restaurant or roasting the pig that grazes just a few hundred feet away. The restaurant has no menus, no specials of the day. Your meal is guided by what’s […]
Another new BBQ cooking competition premiers on Monday, May 27th on the Destination America network. I'm always excited to watch BBQ cooked on television and this new show looks pretty interesting and good. Let me know what you think of the show.
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When people think of Thai cuisine, images of coconut-based curries, warm herbal soups, and stir-fried noodles are often the first to pop up in their minds. Meanwhile, balking indomitably from a place of neglect is a vast repertoire of grilled chicken traditions from every region of Thailand. It is noteworthy that Thai sweet chili sauce, [...]
I’m fortunate that I can grill just about year round. But for others, I know that the snow has melted and the weather has finally warmed up making it perfect weather for grilling! I use to be intimidated by the grill; however, last year, I embraced it and haven’t turned back since! I LOVE grilling, [...]The post Roasted Mango Chipotle Grilled Shrimp Skewers appeared first on Katie'
“Happy Memorial Day” weekend! The unofficial start of summertime. The last Monday in May is celebrated as a federal holiday in the United States since 1971. A day that we commemorate to all American soldiers who lost their lives defending our country. Memorial Day is an occasion for expressions of memory as people think about the courage of their deceased relatives that served in the military. As
POPlicious!Yes people, I love candy and I love Pop Rocks. And if you haven't notice I have an addiction to all things Mexican. So here we go! I have one of my favorite beverages, Agua Fresca, which is just fruit water. I kicked it up with some frozen all-natural, all-fruit Popsicles. Make sure you allow the fruit bars to sit out for a few minutes to make them easier to remove
First of all, thank you to all the servicemen and women out there. I have family and friends in many branches of the military, and I know it's an insanely demanding way of life. We appreciate you! Memorial Day marks the start of grilling season for a lot of people. Hopefully the weather will be nice, and we can all fire up the grill, kick back, relax and spend time with our friends and family. Her
If you are currently on the hunt for that perfect cocktail for Memorial Day weekend, stop here. I’ve got one for you. This Red Michelada comes from one of my new favorite Mexican hot spots, Puesto. The most basic micheladas … Continue reading →
Roasted Jalapeno Blackberry Margarita
The Bacon Bloody
Mexican Braised Beef Tacos
(A seasonal reposting from an earlier date. The rhubarb is going great guns in my garden at the moment, and the berries won't be long behind! Have a great weekend!)I just love Rhubarb Season and our rhubarb plants are going crazy at the moment! I am love, love, LOVING it! I picked up some Spanish strawberries today. (I know naughty me.) They looked really,
When life gives you lemons...soak 'em in booze!
I love the idea of homemade booze...who knew? When I think about all the stuff you could soak in Vodka it makes me all woozy! Vodka is a neutral spirit, it goes with everything!
This is stuper easy (a little boozy humor). Steep lemon peels in your favorite vodka for about 5-7 days...add s
that time of year, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer, it’s time to get
outside and fire up the grill. Spend time with family and friends. If you are
hosting a party this year, here are some wonderful recipes to help out with the
party. If you plan on going to family or friends home, don’t go empty handed,
take one of these favorite with you. Whatever you plan on doing
Let’s talk cake. I don’t make it often for the simple fact I have no willpower around it. If there is cake in my presence, there is probably a fork in my hand ready to dive into it. I would consider myself a cake skimmer, meaning I take little pieces off the cake, thinking if [...]The post Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Cake appeared first on Mother Thyme.
I’m learning when you buy a 2 lb bag of kale, you have to figure out how to eat 2 lbs of kale!
I’ve already put it in eggs, made chips, a cheeseseak and tonight I’m making a fried rice with it and some leftover pork.
Yesterday, I took a chance and… Read the rest of this post »»
Last weekend I attempted waffles (again). I've been looking for a waffle recipe to use on a regular basis for years now and none of them have been working out. Some were too sweet, some were too greasy, some were just too tedious for me to bother with that early in the morning.
I think I've finally struck waffle gold! Give them a try this weekend and let me know what you think...
Yes, I know I promised another recipe for my Roasted Balsamic Tomatoes next. But I’ve been thinking about posting desserts on Fridays, and here we are at Friday already. I swear yesterday was Monday, but somehow I slammed through TuesdayWednesdayThursday in the time it [...]
With the weather getting warmer, Fairway Market‘s Patio Grill is now open on the waterfront in Red Hook. Stop by on the weekend and enjoy delicious food while admiring the view by the harbor. Chef Mitchel London has created a delicious menu of classic BBQ fare. There’s BBQ Chicken, Burgers, Baby Back Ribs, Fried Shrimp, [...]
In case I've never mentioned it before, I am in fact, a resident of The Peanut Capital of the World. Jealous? I thought so... In the Fall we, here in the Peanut Capital of the World, have a week long...
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Last week, we talked about desserts that could survive the heat of the upcoming outdoor get-togethers we probably all have on our warm weather calendars. This week, we'll switch gears a bit and focus on some fabulous desserts that are served cold from your refrigerator.
I grew up and currently live in North Carolina. This means that when it comes barbeque, I automatically picture a pulled pork platter or sandwich topped with slaw. Every North Carolinian is accustomed to pork as the foundation of their BBQ platter or sandwich, but there are disagreements as to what sauce will go on [...]
Wow! I had no idea what an awesome turn out we’d get for this giveaway! It’s exciting to see how many people are looking to rid their kitchens of plastic! I wish I could give each and every one of you a set of these containers. I just portioned up some leftovers into mine last [...]
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Cookie Friday Frosted pink lemonade cookie barsHappy cookie Friday everyone ! So , early last week I made Pink lemonade cupcakes , and tonight there's a sleep over with a bunch of little girls, who requested I make this recipe for them. It's a very easy and yummy recipe. Hope you enjoy it, have a good Weekend!Pan size: 9x11Bake:12-14 minsPreheat oven:350Ingredients
New favorite alert! As promised in my post from last week, I’m sharing a new smoothie recipe. I made this when Mark accidentally bought cranberry juice concentrate instead of cocktail, and I love how it makes the smoothie just tart enough. I added bananas to sweeten it, fresh juice from two delicious Florida oranges I still […]
My son loves apples and I let him eat as many and as much as he wants. Sometimes though, he gets bored eating the apples just the way they are. This is a healthy treat (if you leave out the added sugar) for your kids to enjoy! Slice your apples (any kind that you want) […]
All right, sometimes we all crave something crispy and a little naught on the health spectrum. For me, this usually involves fried chicken. To make it easier, I'll do a schnitzel because that was one of the first dishes I learned to make mostly because it was the only dish my mother could make decently. However, that said, I get bored from the usual chicken schnitzel Romania
I thought I’d make some fruit filled pockets. I had some pie dough left over and simply bought some fruit pie filling in the can. You can certainly make your own fruit filling but I was in a hurry today. … Continue reading →
Welcome to the Evelyn Dawn Memorial Library, where librarian Mrs. Love is holding her annual Appreciation Luncheon for Parent Volunteers to thank them for their energy, support, dedication, and enthusiasm in helping maintain the library... Read more
A kitcheree is a traditional dish originating in South Asia that consists of legumes and rice and often vegetables. For those who enjoy Indian creations, this is a one-pot meal that won't take you long at all to prepare. Mung beans are an especially easy bean to digest, making this a nourishing and restorative meal. I've always enjoyed the distinctive earthy aroma and flavor that these little ge
This week's Finish the Sentence Friday starter is "I blog because ..."A few years back, I was searching online for a recipe and stumbled upon a foodie site I was not familiar with. I wandered around for a while looking at recipes, then realized that there was a chat forum, so I checked that out as well. Something in that day's thread must have caught my attention, because I wouldn't no
We're a large family and often, we have surprised guests. I'm always prepared for this possibility and have uncooked cookie dough or individual dessert cups ready in the freezer. Today was no exception. I used readily-rolled almond cookie dough that I simply popped in the oven for 10 minutes, rotated the tray, pressed them to create a cavity and continue baking them for exactly an additi
Strawberry White Chocolate Whip Parfait
Memorial Weekend at the cabin has friends visiting, which calls for a special dessert. It's warm and sunny and the cabin is open for the season so I'm celebrating with all things Summer.
Strawberries are beautiful right now and I can't get enough of them. Each morning it's vanilla Greek yogurt topped with fresh strawberries, and it's a
Summer time grilling is now upon us!!! Yay! Having grown up in the Philippines, in a tiny island called Marinduque - you can imagine how much I love the sun and the warm sunny weather! :-) The funny thing is that I didn't even realize this truth until I lived here in the USA (Michigan) and in the UK previously. We Filipinos take for granted sunny warm days - after all we have it practically
Need some ideas for the weekend. There is nothing more traditional than burgers. So I present a variety of creations for you to use and impress your family... Read More »
So as I wrote yesterday, we spent last weekend at Disney World. Joel and The Baron joined me and it was our first 'big' trip we all took together that involved flying a plane. Aside from that, it was both Joel and my first trip to Disney World. Patrick went about 30 years ago so it was just as exciting for him to come back as an adult.
The trip started off super early... like it's still dar
It’s Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial kickoff of the summer grilling season! This cod fish is grilled right in a foil pouch, making prep easy and clean-up even easier. If you’re not familiar with Alaskan cod, it’s a thick, white, flaky … Continue reading →
Gorgeous open shelves at Bon Appetit. This has been an amazing week! I was beyond fortunate to have been selected, along with some other East Coast food bloggers, to tour the test kitchens of Bon Appetit Magazine, The Daily Meal and Food 52. So, imagine this…just seven months ago, I posted my first recipe. My [...]
I present to you the Cilantro Margarito! Not quite a mojito or a margarita, this fizzy cocktail stands out with bright cilantro flavor.
I just wanted to stop in and announce the winner of the FlipBelt giveaway, Christine M. congratulations! An email has been sent to you! I am also letting you know I’ll be taking off from blogging for a few days so I can enjoy the long weekend with my family. I’ll see you back here... [Continue Reading]The post Giveaway Winner and A Few BBQ Recipes appeared first on Nutritious Eats.
This new vegan cole slaw recipe is one of my favorites for spring and summer. I call it my Easy Peasy Creamy Perky Summer Slaw because it is all those things. Super easy to make, lightly creamy, perky and flavorful and ready to serve a crowd as a summer BBQ side dish or pile it on top of a veggie burger as a sandwich topping. Or do like I do and store it in small grab-n-eat containers for easy sna
Here's my scrappy little video instructions on how to make just six gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. Continue reading →
I've been procrastinating about writing this post for the last few weeks, and it's about time I just sat down and did it. Maybe I've been suffering a little from blogger's block, or maybe as is oft my way, I have that much on my to-do list that I've just been faffing about and not doing any of it. A little bit I think it's because this will be my last post in the series that I have been writing ab
I think this happened last Saturday, but let’s pretend it was Sunday because “Sunday Morning Kumquat Jam” sounds better than “Saturday Morning Kumquat Jam.” Having made my coffee, and contemplating breakfast, I stared at the leftover kumquats sitting in a mesh bag on my counter. They were starting to wrinkle a bit, losing their potency. [...]
I purchased some marvelous hazelnut oil from an international grocery store in Seattle a week ago. I finally opened it and inhaled…deeply. The aroma, oh my, the aroma! I bought it with the intention of using it as a finishing oil, primarily for salads and vegetables. But as a I smelled it, I had this [...]The post Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies appeared first on The Daring Gourmet.
How do you take a world-famous sandwich stuffed with meat, dripping with dairy cheese, and oozing with artery-clogging mayonnaise and make it vegan? Easy, I say! All you need to do is take a trip to the local Whole Foods or other natural food store and get a few things. Tofurky comes to save the ...Continue reading ‘Vegan Steak and Cheese’ »
One of the best things my grandmother made was a dessert called banana split cake. It wasn’t really a cake at all, but a layer of cookie crumbs topped with a creamy custard of some sort, whipped cream, pineapple and bananas. Over the years I’ve tried several versions of the recipe trying to get it [...]