Kid Friendly Dinners in a Flash with Tyson Meal Kits!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.  One of the greatest lessons we can pass on to our children is the joy of cooking and Tyson Meal Kits are a great way to get kids in the kitchen cooking.  They're easy to make and all the ingredients are right there in the package making … [Read more...]

Tangerine Beef – It’s what’s for dinner!

Tangerine Beef is a great way to spice up your week night dinners and can be made at home faster than going out for take-out! Asian style cooking comes down to understanding a few basic techniques and having the right ingredients on hand.  It's not difficult and although a wok will help make your culinary adventure for fun, it isn't … [Read more...]

Spicy Meatloaf with Collard Greens

Trying new foods is a good thing and when new foods are old standards with a new twist, its even better!  While my spicy meatloaf is by no means unique, its got some added elements to make it healthier and packed with flavor. I was inspired by a recipe I saw in one of my new favorite magazines Eating Well.  They show us that eating healthy … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Korean Inspired Street Tacos

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love trying new things, especially when it’s a new easy slow cooker recipe, and it makes cooking dinner faster, and easier than before.   And while I don’t usually buy prepackaged sauces, I had a chance to try Sweet Korean … [Read more...]

Steak Diane Recipe – An American Classic Revisted Around the Kitchen Table

While I admit that I no longer eat beef and haven't for quite a long time now, I do still enjoy preparing it and serving it to Lisa and my guests.   I've spent many an hour working on whole strips , whole filets, steamship rounds, prime ribs and just about any cut of beef you can imagine, so even though I don't consume it personally I have no … [Read more...]

Meatloaf with Balsamic Glaze by Barefeet In The KItchen

If this is Winter, bring it on!   Sixty-two and sunny on February 23.....this must be what my friends in San Diego feel like all winter......sigh    We have had it way to easy this winter, not one real snowfall, and very few days dipping below freezing, but you know I keep waiting for that other shoe to drop.    We just can't go through an entire … [Read more...]

Beef Teriyaki with Just One Cookbook

Another week just flew by,  it was just  Halloween,wasn't it?  We were off for All Saints Day on Tuesday and I think that's where my trouble started.....sigh,  I should have just gone into work and gotten all my work done, because let me tell you, Wednesday was a bear, and today might have even been a little worse.   Now the good news is I get off … [Read more...]

It’s Definitely Not Your Grandmother’s Braciole and Ask Chef Dennis

Today I want to share with you a recipe I came up with in my restaurant days, I always cut my own steaks and the end of the Strip was never really fit for a good steak. so I would save the pieces.  After awhile I had all the pieces I needed to use, so my Braciole was born! I can promise you this, if you ask your Italian grandmother how to make … [Read more...]

It’s Guest Post Friday with The Constant Hunger

It's my happy day!!  Guest Post Friday!!!  Today is a doubly happy day because besides having a great guest post to share, I also get to announce the winner of Dorie Greenspans new book, My French Table!!  It's so good to be me today!! Before we get to the giveaway announcement I want to take the time to introduce to you a very talented fellow … [Read more...]

Say Goodbye to San Francisco, and Say Hello to Mama’s Chicken Pepperoni

Well a week has passed since the Foodbuzz Festival in San Francisco.  I have enjoyed reading all the posts about the festival, everyone had such a wonderful time, and posted so many great images!!  I know I've said it before, but I want to say it again......Thank You Foodbuzz!!   What an incredible community you have given us, we are truly blessed … [Read more...]

Zucchini Pops and Steak Scampi

Well I did it again, the farmer's market called to me, whispered through the wind, beckoning me......come hither Chef Dennis.....Now, let me tell you that if I ever heard the wind calling come hither to me my first thought would be that somebody slipped something into my brownies.......sigh.....but seriously, this time of year my first … [Read more...]

Grilled Peaches & Walking Taco’s

Today we are having one of the girls favorite meals, Walking Taco's (this was here when I arrived at the Mount 5 years ago, no one seems to remember who came up with it), but not to worry we are also having a Baked Potato Bar, and lots of Grilled Veggies, Eggplant, Zucchini, Gape Tomatoes, Asparagus, Cauliflower, Portobello's and Regular … [Read more...]

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