BBQ Glazed Salmon

BBQ Glazed Salmon over Roasted Asparagus & Yukon Gold Potatoes

I love creating fancy dishes and don’t mind that they require hours of prep, especially when I’m entertaining.  But let’s face it, most of us don’t have the time or desire for elaborate meals.  During the week I have a rotation of dishes that I cook for my family just like anyone else.  One of our favorites is my BBQ Glazed Salmon I created years ago, that literally takes 15 minutes from start to finish. 

Gazpacho Sorbet for a Hot Summers Day!

Summertime is the perfect time for ice cold soups and a favorite of mine is Gazpacho.  Back in 2004 I came up with this recipe while chatting with a chef friend of mine on a site I use to frequent – no longer in existence.  After perfecting it, I’ve taught...

Seed & Date Power Bars

I like to stay active year round but when the warm weather arrives I tend to spend as much time outdoors as I can.  Being active all day requires lots of energy, so before you start losing momentum grab one of these quick & easy Seed & Date Power...

Independence Day BBQ Celebration Recipes

It’s hard to believe Independence Day is tomorrow.  Where has the time gone?  The weather here in the Midwest went quickly from feeling like mountain weather to hot & humid. I love the 4th of July because to me it signifies the start of summer more than Memorial Day.  With fireworks soaring in...

Grilled Vegetable & Chorizo Salad with Chimichurri

Grilled Vegetable & Chorizo Salad with Chimichurri

I’m all about chilled salads when the hot and humid weather sets in.  Lighter fare keeps me feeling cool, refreshed, and not weighted down. This Grilled Vegetable & Chorizo Salad with Chimichurri hits the spot. 

Southwest Chicken & Quinoa Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Southwest Chicken & Quinoa Salad

When the warm weather finally arrives there’s something about mealtime consisting of chilled salads.  I no more like cooking when it’s hot or eating something warm.  However, don’t ask me why but I still enjoy grilling.  Rather than creating a lettuce salad all the time I’m especially fond of...

Broccoli Flatbread Sandwich with smashed avocado, shredded carrots, sliced yellow pepper, sliced tomatoes, vertical sliced english cucumber, Boston red lettuce

Broccoli Flatbread!

Like most of us growing up, bread was a staple in our house.  White & Wheat Bread, Challah or Bagels were always available in our kitchen. As the years have gone by, dietitians, health guru’s and the medical industry have warned us. Eating too much gluten can cause havoc...

Chia Pudding topped with Raspberry Mousse and garnished with fresh raspberries with a sprig of basil

Raspberry Mousse & Chia Parfait

Have you ever been to Anthropologie?  I love that store.  Although they have wonderful clothes, I go there to browse their unique cookbooks, and dishes.  I purchase them for my blog posts or fun table settings.  While browsing their cookbooks last week I spotted a recipe for Raspberry Mousse & Chia...