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...]

Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Potatoes -Skillet Dinners

Skillet Dinners , Pork Tenderloin

Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin Making dinner at home shouldn't become a project, it should fun and easy, with the end results being delicious!  My new series Skillet Dinners is a great way to accomplish all those goals. My first in the series is Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Apples, Potatoes, Fennel and Carrots, and not only is it easy to make, … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Style Salmon

olive feta topping

Since finding out that I like salmon (specifically Northwest Salmon) I've been enjoying experimenting with different ways to prepare and serve this delightful fish!   One of my new favorites is making Mediterranean Style Salmon. This is one of my Restaurant Style Dishes that you can make easily in your own home in less time than it takes to … [Read more...]

How to Make Quick and Easy Stir Fry Dishes

Shrimp Stir Fry

What could be better than an quick and easy stir fry dish for dinner tonight?  Creating a healthy and delicious dinner in just minutes using a variety of fresh vegetables and proteins changing with the seasons or your cravings. Especially when its a one pan meal!  You can use a wok if  you have one, a large saute pan, or a sauteuse like I … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Ginger Beer Barbecue Baby Back Ribs

Slow Cooker Ginger Beer Barbecue Ribs 2

It may be hard to believe but up until last year I had never owned or used a slow cooker.    I know, crazy isn't it!   Well one taste of these Slow Cooker Ginger Beer Barbecue Ribs has made me a slow cooker convert! If they were any easier to make they'd make themselves, and as for flavor......they were fall off the bone … [Read more...]

Chicken Picante – The Art of Saute

Chicken Picatta

Cooking at home is easier than you think and good portion of my dishes are done in a saute pan just the same as I would in a restaurant kitchen.   It's a quick and easy way to prepare dinner allowing versatility in the ingredients and rewarding your efforts with delicious results! On todays Around the Kitchen Table I started a new series called … [Read more...]