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Showing posts from August, 2017

A Fresh Summer Omelet

Omelets are one of my favorite quick, go-to meals whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner. They are often my dinner choice whenever I am home alone at dinner time.  Recently, I made this yummy, summery, cheese omelet that highlights the fresh garden vegetables available in the summer.  The Grilled Corn and Tomato Relish paired with the eggs and cheese introduced a fresh pop of flavor that I loved.  I hope you will love it, too. Cheese Omelet with Grilled Corn and Tomato Relish (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Purchases made through these links help support this blog.) Summer Omelet with Grilled Corn and Tomato Relish The next time you grill some corn-on-the-cob, make an extra ear or two so you will have left overs. Cut the kernels from the cob and save them to make this relish.  If you make your corn with chili-lime butter your relish will be over-the-top delicious! I like to use Roma tomatoes in this relish because they are less water

A Summer Tomato Side Dish from the Grill

There is nothing like a summer tomato.  If you are anything like me you anxiously await the arrival of local tomatoes at your grocery store or farmers market.  This year I have a generous home grown harvest from my backyard garden. As tomatoes become plentiful you may be looking for some tasty recipes. This grilled tomato recipe is wonderful because it can be made ahead of time.  Grilled marinated tomatoes can be served hot, cold, or at room temperature.  What's better than that? Grilled Marinated Tomatoes Grilled Marinated Tomatoes I especially like these grilled tomatoes as one of the yummy vegetables on my marinated vegetable platter . The vibrant color of the tomatoes makes the platter pop visually. Grilled Marinated Tomatoes are quick to make.  Just four or five minutes on a screaming hot grill and your tomatoes will begin to collapse and give up their juices.  The combination of firm and soft tomato flesh topped with a garlicky, herb marinade is a delicious

A Quick and Easy Summer Grilling Dinner

Last night I needed a quick and easy dinner.  It was very hot so I knew I didn't want to spend much time in the kitchen.  I had some beef tips in the refrigerator, so I decided to make Teriyaki Beef Tips on the grill. Grilled Teriyaki Beef Tips (This post contains affiliate links.  When you shop using these links I receive compensation that helps pay for the operation of this blog.) Grilled Teriyaki Beef Tips Beef tips are a smart grilling choice for those of us who want quick, delicious meals.  The beef tips are usually ready to go when you buy them from the store.  You'll find very little trimming required. Beef tips are tasty when seasoned with a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder but they also taste yummy when flavored with a marinade.  Earlier this summer I shared another of my favorite marinades.  When I want to change it up I use this teriyaki marinade.  It also works beautifully for chicken and pork, so you'll want to keep this recipe handy.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork & Avocado Wraps

This slow cooker pulled pork and avocado wrap recipe is a fresh, yet spicy, alternative to a pulled pork sandwich.  Pair the pulled pork wraps with the chili-lime flavored grilled corn and you have a knock your socks off dinner! Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and Avocado Wrap (This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience.  When you purchase using these links, I receive compensation that helps support this blog.) Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and Avocado Wraps Pulled pork is high on the list of favorites with the men in my family so I like to make it for them a few times during the year.  The pork shoulder butts were on sale at my local grocery store recently, making this a good time to put pulled pork on the menu. While at the grocery store buying the pulled pork ingredients I spied a brand of wraps I hadn't noticed before.  With only 90 calories 13 grams of fiber each, they immediately got me to thinking about how I could serve the pulled pork in a

My Favorite Brownie Recipe

I'm a brownie lover. There's a continual battle between brownies and chocolate chip cookies for the top spot on my favorite sweet treat list. I've been testing brownie recipes for years to find the one that is my ultimate brownie.  This is the recipe that I go to time and time again. Best Ever Fudge Brownie Recipe  My Fudge Brownies Now, I'm not talking about wanting a glammed up brownie recipe.  I want a brownie that is thick, chocolatey, and fudgy and has a crisp, shiny top.  I want a brownie that can stand on its own in its simplicity. If this sounds like a brownie you would like, too, you'll want to keep reading. My recipe uses half butter and half vegetable oil in the batter.  I have found that butter makes a dry crumb in baked goods.  The addition of oil to this recipe results in a brownie that is very moist.   A mixture of light brown sugar and granulated sugar creates greater depth of flavor.  Finally, to eliminate the chocolate chunks I don&#

Kicked Up Pimento Cheese

As a Northerner who has been visiting the South with some frequency, I have been introduced to pimento cheese.  Also known as Southern caviar, pimento cheese is available at every Southern grocery store deli counter I have frequented.  Of course, I had to sample some...over and over again! Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Spread Pimento Cheese If you are unfamiliar with pimento cheese, you might be surprised to know that it is a simple mixture of shredded cheese, usually cheddar, mixed together with diced pimentos and mayonnaise. This simple mixture is a staple across the South, but recipes differ from one family to another.  I've been told that one major debate from person to person is which mayonnaise to use. Hellman's, Dukes, or Blue Plate, your ears will be on fire listening to the virtues of the favorite mayonnaise versus the shortcomings of all the others. You won't find me engaging in the mayonnaise debate here. Use your favorite mayonnaise and make this recipe

Grilled Clams in Lemon Herb Butter

Yesterday was a sizzling hot summer day here in southern New England.  It was a perfect day for two of our summer dinner time favorites, seafood and grilling. New England Grilled Clams Grilled Clams with Lemon Butter We had a few pounds of beautiful clams we had purchased at a local grocery store and were in the mood to cook them a little differently.  Usually, we steam our clams but decided to try cooking them on the grill thinking it would be an easier clean up.  Grilling worked out perfectly.  The clams were delicious, tossed in a lemon herb butter and clean up was a breeze.  Just the way it should be on a hot, summer weekend evening. Don't forget to buy a loaf of crusty bread when planning to make these grilled clams.  You can use the bread to sop up the juices and sauce.  This is an easy summer appetizer or dinner to enjoy onyour patio or deck. Grilled Clams Ingredients Grilled Clams in Lemon Herb Butter Print Recipe 4 pounds clams, rinsed 1 stic