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...]

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...]

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...]

Italian Wedding Soup with Tortellini

Italian Wedding Soup with tortellini

  Italian Wedding Soup is a great way to start any meal, or simply add in a loaf of crusty bread and a salad and you've got a delicious healthy light dinner!   But no matter when you serve it or for what occasion you're sure to get smiles from your guests down to the very last spoonful. Here's the ingredients you'll need for Italian … [Read more...]

Red Snapper with a Lobster Cream Sauce

red snapper

When I hear companies coming for dinner it gets my juices flowing. I love to get creative in the kitchen and serving up deliciousness to friends and family is one of my favorite things to do. And my Red Snapper with a Lobster Cream Sauce didn't disappoint because it certainly impressed my guests! Its not as hard as you might think to make … [Read more...]

Chicken and Shrimp Orzo Paella

Chicken and Shrimp Orzo Paella

Chicken and Shrimp Orzo Paella could be on your dinner table tonight, its easy to make, healthy and delicious! All you need is a few ingredients and you're ready to get cooking.   I did add clams to my version, and forgot to add them into this pic, but they are optional. Of course you can personalize this dish using just chicken and … [Read more...]

Blackened Mahi-Mahi with a Pineapple Lobster Sauce

Pineapple Pepper sauce, Blackened Mahi-Mahi

Blending flavors together and finding that balance that sends your taste buds into a tizzy is one my great joys in life and my Blackened Mahi-Mahi with a Pineapple Lobster Sauce made me a very happy man! I've talked many times about changing my eating habits and moving towards fish more than meat.  For me that meant adding layers of flavor … [Read more...]