Nutella Walnut Roll

Did everyone enjoy their long holiday weekend?  We stayed in town and spent most of our time eating, swimming and playing with fireworks.  I almost needed a nap today to recoup after the Fourth of July festivities from all the hustle and bustle. My only problem with fireworks is the need to pop them...

Cheddars-5

Are you the type of person that can walk into a sit-down restaurant by yourself and have a nice, quiet meal while others chat away with their friends?  I’ve done it a few times and by that I mean less than 10 times.  You also won’t find me at a movie by myself, I...

Whipped Cream Berry Bites

Who’s ready for the Fourth of July?  Me, that’s who.  I’m ready for family and friend get-togethers where drinks are passed around and our bellies are full of meat straight of the grill.  The kids are running around in their swimsuits gearing up for the nightly festivities that include desserts, swimming and fireworks.  Of...

Sun-dried Tomato Crusted Salmon

Salmon is one of those fish that catches my eye every time I’m at the grocery store.  I usually glance at the fish counter and debate on my weekly selections as I’m strolling by towards the meat section.  My dilemma is that it needs to be something that the whole family will enjoy and...

Guacamole and Prosciutto Toast

Do you build a garden for fresh fruits and vegetables?  For the past couple of years we have had one in our backyard with plants ranging from corn, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, squash, cucumber, peas, bell pepper, jalapenos and okra.  This year we got smart and put a shaded cover over the garden to...

Easy Chicken Kebabs

It only feels right to be sharing a grilling recipe now that summer is officially here.  The high temperatures are here to stay for a while and I’m not quite sure I’m ready for it.  I mean is anyone truly ready for temperatures to soar over 100 degrees?  Now maybe if I had a...

Feta Coleslaw

Summer is the perfect time to dust off the grill and pack it full with ribs, brisket, chicken and sausage. Yes, and I mean all of those meats. Its always worth it to have a grand cookout with friends and neighbors of epic proportions so you can send people home with food or have...

Chocolate Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

The summer heat is taking its toll on me.  The kids want to be outside but after 5 minutes I want to call it a day.  The sweat is dripping down my face and I’m over on the outdoor furniture trying to play it cool like it’s not affecting me.  Oh, but it is....