• Grilled Beef Kabobs

    July 31, 2014 Main Dishes
    Grilled Beef Kabobs with Lemon and Rosemary Marinade

    Large chunks of sirloin steak, marinated for hours in a thick and flavorful lemon and rosemary marinade and grilled along with red bell pepper, red onion, zucchini, and squash until wonderfully decorated with grill marks. Add in some rice and you have yourself  a fantastic summer meal cooked on the grill. Grilled Beef Kabobs are […]

    Pimento Cheese Stuffed Squash

    July 29, 2014 Side Dishes
    Pimento Cheese Stuffed Squash

    Yellow summer squash stuffed with creamy pimento cheese and topped with bread crumbs and parsley is one of the most delicious ways to enjoy summer squash. This dish works as either a side dish or a vegetarian summer meal. Not a fan of summer squash? Use zucchini instead. If you’re from the south, you no […]

    Grilled Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad

    July 27, 2014 Salads
    Grilled SUmmer Vegetable Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

    Make use of all those fresh summer vegetables with this light and flavorful Grilled Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette. I’ve used zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, and red onion, but you can pretty much use any vegetable you have in your garden or your refrigerator. Eggplant and broccoli would also work well […]

    Cherry Almond Cola Bread

    July 25, 2014 Breads and Muffins
    Cherry Almond Cola Bread

    This bread came about because I had 3 jars of maraschino cherries in my pantry and 2 in my refrigerator. Now, except for food styling the occasional cocktail, I really don’t have much use for maraschino cherries. How I ended up with so many jars, I don’t know. What I do know is that Cherry […]

    Burgers with Maple Bacon Onion Jam

    July 24, 2014 Dinner
    Burgers with Maple Bacon Onion Jam

    Maple Bacon Onion Jam. Does anything sound better than that? I recently had the opportunity to sample Stonewall Kitchen’s new Maple Bacon Onion Jam as well as their Roasted Tomato Balsamic Vinaigrette. One word for both of them. Amazing. The Vinaigrette is delicious drizzled on a green salad (with some bacon ) or when used […]

    Southern Fried Okra Recipe

    July 22, 2014 Side Dishes
    Fried Okra

    No summer is complete without a few batches of homemade fried okra, dredged in flour and fried until golden. These fried nuggets with hints of green peeping through are so delicious, there’s no need to add anything to them except a light dusting of salt. I love okra in every shape and form whether its […]