Grilled Lamb Chops and Watermelon Feta Salad

Grilled Lamb Chops

Summer is closing in fast and that means its time to fire up the grill and get your favorite side dishes ready for your next barbecue!  This year its time to think outside the box just a bit and come up with some new ideas to make your summer gatherings more delicious than ever before. Grilled Lamb Chops are a great way to up your game just a bit … [Read more...]

Give Kids the World Village with Blue Bloods Sami Gayle

Blue Bloods, Give Kids the World

This week I was fortunate enough to spend some time at Give Kids the World Village, just a short distance from my home in Kissimmee, Florida.   If you're not familiar with Give Kids the World Village, just click on their link to visit their website to learn more about this amazing place that provides hope and smiles for terminally ill children and … [Read more...]

Reconnect with Your Family – UnPlug, Pop and Connect with JOLLY TIME Pop Corn

Healthy, snacks, nuts, fruit

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn. All opinions are 100% mine. Reconnect with with your family with JOLLY TIME Pop Corn Growing up in the sixties BT (Before Technology) one of my families favorite pastimes were board games and card games.  Those were times that were spent around the kitchen table when … [Read more...]

Lovin’ Life in Florida with Puerto Rican Rum – IT’S RUM TIME!

It's Rum Time!

This post brought to you by Rums of Puerto Rico . The content and opinions expressed below are that of A Culinary Journey. ' Since moving to Florida my quality of life has improved drastically and it may have something to do with the easy going life style, white sand beaches and of course my new tropical happy hour drinks made with Puerto … [Read more...]

Getting Hacked- How Safe are your Social Media Accounts

Getting Hacked - How safe are your social media channels

Late Saturday night while I was sleeping my Youtube account was hacked.  You might think its no big deal, its just a Youtube account after all.  Well in my case Getting Hacked turned out to be a huge problem. I host live Youtube shows via Google+ Hangouts and when my account was hacked it wasn't just an inconvenience, it meant my account was … [Read more...]

My Journey to Better Health and Weight Loss

hcg diet, shiftcon

If I could pinpoint a time in my life where change became a choice rather than an inconvenient necessity and My Journey to Better Health began it would the week that followed my attendance of Shiftcon in Los Angeles last October. I went to this "Eco Blogging Conference" because of my relationship with its founder Leah Segedie aka Bookieboo  … [Read more...]

How to Make Enchiladas and Enchilada Red Sauce

Red Enchilada Sauce

Being half Mexican and growing up in San Antonio I learned to love Mexican Food at an early age and with Cinco de Mayo just around the corner I thought this would be a great way to celebrate my heritage.   One of my earliest memories is my Grandmother sending me down the block to Alejandros to buy Red Corn Tortillas so she could make me Enchiladas. … [Read more...]

Manhattan Clam Chowder

soup, bisque

Manhattan Clam Chowder is easy to make and a lot less expensive than ordering out at your favorite seafood restaurant.   Once you get the basic soup making skills down, the world is your oyster, or  at least your clam. Finding fresh clams has got increasingly easier these days, just make sure you buy them from a reputable source.  If you get … [Read more...]

Grilling Old School with my Char-Broil Kettleman Charcoal Grill – Coffee Dry Rub Pork Chops and Chicken

Char-Broil Kettleman Charcoal Grill

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Char-Broil. All opinions are 100% mine. There's something magical about cooking your food outdoors and that might be why more men seem drawn to grilling.  Not that women can't be or aren't amazing grillers, its just that connection with the outdoors a man feels when he's preparing to … [Read more...]

Smokin’ Iron Chef Competition – On The Road with Chef Dennis

Smokin' Iron Chef, World Food Championship

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Smokin' Iron Chef Competition at the Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Fest in beautiful Venice, Florida.   The Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash is an annual fundraiser for the Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, Inc. (SFHC). In 1985, SFHC was founded to support local non-profits that provide … [Read more...]