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....

Peach Ice Cream

Every summer we would load up in the car and drive a couple of hours for a family weekend getaway.  It never failed that halfway through the trip I would need to make a pit stop at one of my most favorite towns, Fredericksburg.  I would beg for fresh ice cream or a stop...

Pork Lettuce Wraps

There are times with our family that dinner is a well planned out meal while other nights its a clean out the refrigerator type of night.  We typically scrounge around and come up with a recipe which at times is what I do best and other nights I resort to pancakes and bacon for...

Vanilla Banana Pancakes

When did you first start drinking coffee?  I made it all the way through college only drinking maybe one or two cups period.  It just wasn’t my thing and I couldn’t stand the taste.  Shortly after college I took off to go work in London for a couple of months.  It was there that...