Superbowl Party Snack Round-up

buffalo chicken wings

With the Superbowl almost coming up this weekend, it's time to kick it into high gear with some delicious easy to make Superbowl Snacks! If you're on Google+, our Food Bloggers Community is doing a series of Live Cooking demo's with some of their favorite Superbowl treats, you can find them by searching the hashtag #Superbowlplus.   You'll also … [Read more...]

Little Plates – Grilled Shrimp, Stuffed Mushrooms and Bruschetta

u peel shrimp

One thing I can say with certainty is that we definitely eat better than we did before I started blogging.  Now I'm not saying that being a chef and the one doing all of the cooking at home that we didn't eat well, but lets just say we didn't eat quite as adventurously.   That being said, every now and then we  have to take a little break, and eat … [Read more...]

Sweet n’Savory Fig-a-licious Tart with Sacatomato

Tart with Goat cheese, figs and rose petals

 It's hard to believe that an entire month has gone by at school.....where does the time go?  Allow if you ask my body, it'll tell you it feels more like a year!   Pretty soon we'll start getting our much needed extra days off....sigh   I still remember looking at the school calendar as I contemplated going to work there.  I couldn't believe we got … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

squash blossoms

You know I couldn't go the whole summer without posting my precious once again......sigh.   Forget the Rings, I am The Lord of the Blossoms!!! One thing I can count on is from about the end of June till early October there is a wealth of squash blossoms at our farmers market.   And I hate to rub it in but the best part is, they're just five for … [Read more...]

Tomato Ricotta Pizza and My Precious…..sigh

Tomato ricotta pizza 2

After 11 days of scorching sweltering heat our current heat wave has finally ended, and not a moment to soon!  Saturday our temp peaked at 101, two degrees short of the record set in 2010, but with the heat index it felt like 108.   Do we really need the heat index?  It's bad enough that they torture us with the wind chill factor in the winter … [Read more...]

Planked Grilled Brie with a Blueberry Mango Salsa – a Guest Post by The Black Peppercorn

blueberry and mango salsa with the brie

What a great day I had today, I know your,  no seriously, the weather was picture perfect, and after a little bit of a slow start at work , I got everything organized, and we even had a Barbecue!  Burgers and Dogs were the lunch special, along with a do it yourself sundae bar, needless to say the girls were ecstatic! Traffic … [Read more...]