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...]

Tequila Lime Drunken Chicken Wings

Tequila Lime Chicken Wings

I love buffalo wings and my recipe is the standard I judge all others by.  But man (and woman) cannot live by Buffalo Wings alone so I'm always thinking of new and delicious ways to serve them. My Tequila Lime Drunken Chicken Wings are not only incredibly delicious, they're quick and easy to make.   So if you're looking for a delicious snack for … [Read more...]

New Zealand Mussels Served 5 Ways – Around the Kitchen Table

Pesto, Garlic, Buffalo, Italiano, Diablo

When I have friends come over to watch a big game or just to socialize, I always try to find something fun to serve them.  With the big game this weekend I think I came up with just the right dish, New Zealand Mussels Served 5 Ways! My guests will be enjoying Buffalo Mussels, Garlic Mussels, Pesto Mussels, Mussels Italiano, and Mussels … [Read more...]

Stuffed Lobster, Stuffed Shrimp and Stuffed Mushrooms for the Holidays!

crab imperial

With the winter holidays just a few weeks away, its time to kick the menu up a few notches to give your holiday guests something to talk about!  And what could be better than Stuffed Lobster, Stuffed Shrimp or Mushrooms all stuffed with a delicious crabmeat stuffing!   Now thats something to celebrate! The crab imperial I use for those delicious … [Read more...]

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 surprised....lol,  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...]