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Zucchini Bread

Tis the season to have lots of zucchini.  We are visiting with friends in Minneapolis (and yes, we are going to see the Tribe tonight!).  Dave and Deone have been great hosts.  Other friends, Kathy and Doug Gehlhar had us over for dinner.  Kathy made an absolutely delicious dinner.  I couldn’t stop eating the zucchini […]

Sausage and Peppers

I am feeling melancholy today.  I don’t know why.  It is a beautiful summer day.  Maybe it is the realization that summer is going by so fast.  Then I stop and think how many summers have already gone by and thinking that maybe life is going fast as well.  I don’t intend for this to […]

Pulled Pork

Sometimes you just have to go “back to the basics”.  Pulled Pork is one of my “go to” recipes.  This time of the year is filled with Family Reunions or get-togethers with friends.  Pulled Pork is such a versatile dish.  You can serve it over baked potatoes, on buns or just by itself.  You can […]

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

Summertime makes you want to get outside.  Grab your tennis racket, your baseball equipment, your basketball and head outdoors.   There is something about being outside.  You definitely need to get your grill out.  There is something about grilling out that makes you forget you are cooking.  This is one of my favorite meals.  Make […]

Grilled Pork chops

Is anyone else having a hard time believing we have already passed the July 4th holiday?  I am in denial.  All I know is we need to get the grills fired up!  I made some pork chops this week.  I marinated them in Honey-Mustard salad dressing.  They were delicious.  Change things up by using a […]

Hawaiian Chicken Skewers

There is something about kabobs that is so satisfying and so much fun.  If you like meat, the sauce and the vegetables compliment it.  If  want to do just vegetables that is fine too.  Have a good sauce and be imaginative about what you put on your skewers.  I am featuring a recipe from delish.com. […]

Blueberry Cobbler

It is hard to believe that July 4th is just around the corner.  I am not one to rush things but this summer is flying by at a record speed.  Blueberry Cobbler is a great dessert anytime; however the colors are especially fitting for the 4th of July. Blueberry Cobbler 5 cups of fresh or frozen […]

Barbecued Chicken Breasts

The weather has been so gorgeous. We have been grilling out about every night. Those of you that know me know that I am a Weber girl. I love my Weber charcoal grill.  My current model is at least 10 years old and it still works great. I am partial to charcoal grilling but I […]

Chicken Tikka Masala

Gourmet cooking can be so much fun especially when someone else has done the hard work for you.  I am sharing another recipe from Karen’s Spice Kitchen.  Her spice blends are now available at your local meat market.  Entertaining is super easy if you have Karen’s Spice blends on hand with a few staples. Chicken […]

Cheesy Taco dip with black beans

We went to a Memorial Day gathering yesterday. I was going to make Taco Salad but I found out another one of my friends had already committed to make a Taco Salad.  I decided to make a Taco Dip with Black Beans. It was delicious. Another tradition has been started. Cheesy Taco Dip with Black […]