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Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders

This recipe is perfect for those hot summer days when the idea of standing in front of a hot stove is more than you can stand. All you need to do is put the ingredients into your slow cooker first thing in the morning and you’ll have a yummy, easy dinner waiting for you at the end of the day. The BBQ aspect of this recipe is fairly low key. Adding it to the slow cooker infuses the meat with...

Mussels in a Creamy Garlic Sauce

Summertime at this house means it’s Mussel time! We love Mussels! They are super easy to prepare, inexpensive and incredibly nutritious. Mussels are a rich source of essential vitamins and minerals such as: B vitamins, Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Phosphorus, Manganese, Selenium Zinc Vitamin B-12 Mussels are also a lean protein and ounce for ounce they provide the same amount of high quality protein as red meat without the saturated fats. Not only that, Mussels are a rich source of heart healthy...

Mesquite Grilled Lamb Kabobs

When I was at the market this week, I spotted some freshly, ground lamb. I don’t see it come around too much but when I do I pick up a pound or two for the freezer. We had guests visiting this weekend and I thought it would be a prefect time to pull out a pound and do something easy but kinda beyond the regular grilled hamburger. That’s when I was inspired to make the Lamb Kabobs. These Lamb Kabobs are...

Pork Rib Chops with Apple Butter BBQ Sauce

I was at the market the other day and they had some fresh Pork Rib Chops on sale so I decided I’d pick some up to have for supper. We love Pork Rib Chops, if cooked properly they turn out so moist and tender. I got in the kitchen and realized I didn’t have any BBQ Sauce, aww nuts! I wanted to finish them off with a light BBQ glaze. Geez … what to do? I spied a nice jar...

Stuffed Summer Squash

The other night I was taking inventory of my fresh vegetables and noticed I had some summer squash that I needed to use up. I had some ground turkey defrosted and decided I would make Stuffed Summer Squash for supper. With the heat rising to the high 90s and on some days to 105, this is a staple in my round of summer recipes. Stuffed Summer Squash is light and extremely satisfying when paired with a small spring mix salad...

Sweet, Tangy, Crispy Chicken Wings

  Summer is on the horizon and picnics, BBQ’s and family gatherings will soon begin. Whenever, Mr. R and I are invited to a picnic or BBQ I am always asked to bring my Sweet, Tangy, Crispy Chicken Wings along with my Famous Angel Eggs. I love finger foods and Chicken Wings are in my top five favorites! But, I’m picky, very picky about my wings. They have to have that crackling crisp skin and be tender and juicy on the...

Hearty Salad Dinner Bowl

I was at the market this weekend and found some beautiful fresh spring greens and herbs I just had to pick up. Salad is one of our favorites for dinner especially in the Spring and Summer when the greens are so fresh and at their peak for all those nutritious vitamins and minerals. When I got back to my kitchen, I realized I had quite a few leftovers I needed to reinvent into another meal. I had the makings for a...

Marvelous, Moist, Meaty Meatballs!

When I was in Lugano, Switzerland, I had a small studio apartment and a lovely neighbor who was a fabulous Italian cook. During this time, I was. not. a. cook. She offered to teach me a few of her easiest dishes. I eagerly jumped at the chance! Life couldn’t get much better. I was staying in beautiful Lugano, eating some of the finest food Switzerland has to offer and learning how to make a few of my favorite dishes! A total...

Let’s Splurge! It’s Steak Oscar for Dinner!

Lets Splurge Its Steak Oscar For Dinner

I was at the market this weekend and felt like making something epic for dinner. There were quite a few sales but the grass-fed filet mignon just looked absolutely delish. So did the wild caught white shrimp. I decided surf and turf would be fabulous! I don’t get a chance too often to make a big splurge at the market like this, but, life must be lived and good food must be included. Even if it’s an occasional splurge. I...

Do Not Marinate that London Broil!!

If there is one thing on this planet that makes me a happy girl it’s beef! Particularly, that of the steak genre. But {sigh} filet mignon, my absolute fav, gets pretty pricey for an average joe such as myself {sigh again} and is generally reserved for very special occasions. So I must resort to cheaper cuts of beef, when on sale, to satisfy my cravings.  My two favorites are london broil and sirloin by default. I would buy this luscious...