Give Spice Mixes as Gifts

Food gifts don’t need to be complicated, expensive, or commercial. They don’t even have to be baked! Package a variety of homemade spice blends for an easy and economical gift. I’ve always been of the DIY mind when it came to gifts. Not only does it give you the opportunity of adding a special touch, […]

Shrimp on the Barbie (15-minute grilled shrimp dinner!)

Shrimp on the Barbie - Ready for something awesome to come off the grill? This easy and quick grilled shrimp would be that dish.

Ready for something awesome to come off the grill? This shrimp on the barbie is an easy and quick grilled shrimp recipe for summer. I’m sorry, but I did grow up in the era of Crocodile Dundee. I really can’t think or talk about shrimp without hearing Paul Hogan’s voice yapping about a barbecue. What […]

Spicy Sausage Burgers

Despite all the back to schooly stuff going on, summer’s not over. Live up the lingering days of the season with these Spicy Sausage Burgers. Despite the fact that the kids and I are finishing our first week of school, the calendar and the warm weather both concur that summer is still here. Fall doesn’t […]

Making Burger Patties for the Freezer

Want some easy freezer meals without heating up your summertime kitchen? Well, burger up, folks! Today I took the kids down to Balboa Park for a free museum visit. San Diego County residents get free admission to select¬†Balboa Park museums on Tuesdays. We’ve lived here for 5 1/2 years and NEVER done it. I’ve always […]

Drunken Brats and Caramelized Onions

Add an extra layer of flavor to your bratwurst by simmering them in beer or ale and then finishing them on the grill. I don’t recall my parents every serving bratwurst. We were a hot dog family. Hot dogs that my dad burned beyond recognition on the grill. That’s one of the many things that […]

Grilled Balsamic Pork Chops

August is here. That means it’s time to cook outside, eat ice cream, and try to stay cool. Am I right? That’s why it’s so important to have a meal plan, preferably one that is grill-worthy. That’s where these balsamic pork chops come in. This is a super easy recipe that you can pull off […]

Mixed Grilled Vegetables

Mixed Grilled Vegetables take on a smoky, earthiness when cooked over an open flame. They are an easy and delicious accompaniment to grilled meats. I love to cook food out on the grill. Not only does it (usually) require that my husband do the cooking and not me, but the act of cooking the food over […]

Popeye Burgers with Spinach

Here’s a hamburger that Popeye would be proud of: a beef patty chock full of greens.¬† My eight-year old son is the resident “picky eater” around here. Almost everyone else will eat almost everything. At least without complaining. He doesn’t keep his opinions secret. And he’s been known to gag on stuff that he convinces […]