Perfect Chicken on the Grill!

Tequila Lime Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

I love grilling chicken especially boneless, skinless chicken breasts. It’s so simple, but most people cook the chicken to death ending up with a piece that is so dry you can barely swallow it.  If that describes you, wouldn’t you like to learn to grill Perfect Chicken? 

Homemade Granola with Dried Fruit & Nuts

Homemade Granola

Have you ever noticed how you tend to gravitate towards granola and granola bars more so than other times of the year? Maybe it’s more common for those living in parts of the country that experience 4 seasons.  Exercising outdoors and doing yard work during the summer has me reaching...

BBQ Glazed Salmon over Roasted Asparagus & Yukon Gold Potatoes

BBQ Glazed Salmon

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...

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...