Happy Friday! It’s still feeling quite warm here in Arizona while the rest of the country seems to be cooling down so it’s back out to the grill for me! This recipe for grilled fish tacos is easy enough for a quick weeknight meal or perfect for a weekend evening, sitting outside if you’re lucky enough to enjoy some cool temperatures. Read more
Our backyard lemon tree is just bursting with lemons. The afternoon temperatures have really started heating up, prompting the tree to start dropping lemons and making new buds for next year. What to do with all the lemons?? Make lemon poppyseed muffins, of course! (you thought I was going to say lemonade, didn’t you?) Read more
This classic potato salad recipe is one of my absolute favorites. It goes perfectly with anything grilled and makes me think of summer. I always make extra so we can enjoy leftovers during the week. Read more
Baby back ribs are cut from the upper, smaller ribs of a pig, where the ribs meet the spine. They are tender and flavorful and are called “baby” back ribs because their size is so much smaller than the rest of the ribs. Each rack of baby back ribs usually has anywhere from 10-13 ribs. Since they are small, one rack will usually feed about 2 people. Unless you are a big eater, like me. I can eat a rack of them by myself if I’m hungry enough! Read more
The unofficial end of summer is upon is, which means we need to savor the test of freshly picked produce. This black bean and corn salad is a perfect meal in and of itself or a lovely accompaniment to a BBQ or outdoor meal. Read more
Grilled chicken salad is perfect for these warm days. A nice pairing of protein and veggies and oh, yum…flavored vinegar! Have you ever tried flavored vinegar? Or olive oil? There are some truly tasty ones out there. On a trip to Boston I ventured into the Boston Olive Oil Company. I tasted a few oils and vinegars and just fell in love with this balsamic fig vinegar. I’ve played around with it in different recipes and just love it as a component in salad dressing. Read more
I cannot resist buying container after container of blueberries because they keep going on sale. Half have ended up in the freezer for smoothies and yet I continue to buy more. They are just so expensive the rest of the year. And I love them in all forms. Especially muffin form. I have tried making a healthy version with whole wheat flour and less sugar. I really like them but my kids don’t. This version is not the healthy version. It’s basically like a cupcake with fruit hidden inside. And it’s magnificent. I will warn that too many of these muffins will lead to a muffin top so be sure to balance these with some protein and a few more minutes at the gym. They are worth every minute on the elliptical. I promise.
The weather is heating up and my garden is overflowing with lettuce, arugula, and kale. It’s so wonderful to be able to head out to the backyard to gather my own fixin’s for a salad. Arugula has a nice peppery flavor that compliments something sweet like baby beets.