Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo

A few years ago we took a family trip to New Orleans and had authentic gumbo for the first time. At the time we had alligator gumbo, which my son … Continue Reading →

sausage & ricotta flat bread

Sausage & Ricotta Flatbread

We love throwing parties, well to be honest I probably enjoy it more than my husband, and part of that means coming up with new and tasty recipes.  I often … Continue Reading →

raspberry ginger lemonade

Raspberry Ginger Lemonade

In a previous post I talked about how wonderful fresh lemonade is and, believe it not, I have found something that tops it.  Raspberry Ginger Lemonade!  The raspberries add a … Continue Reading →


Fresh Homemade Lemonade

Lemonade is one of my all time favorite drinks during the summer but I actually enjoy it all year round.  I have tried many types of store bought drinks but … Continue Reading →

Marg pizza

Grilled Margherita Pizza

Who doesn’t enjoy fresh pizza? Especially when you can add your own favorite toppings and make the crust as thin or thick as you prefer. When I tell people that … Continue Reading →

grilled pizza

Grilled Pizza Dough (or Baked)

  I have heard about grilling pizza and I always wondered how the dough didn’t sink through the grill grates. Then I watched several shows where pizza was grilled and … Continue Reading →

stuffed poblano

Southwest Turkey & Rice Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Our family LOVES tacos and burritos and we usually make them once a week, they are easy to throw together in a pinch but sometimes it gets a bit redundant … Continue Reading →

Veg quinoa salad

Vegetable and Quinoa Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

When I made the grilled vegetable pasta I loved the flavors so much that it sparked an idea for a quinoa salad. I wanted something with a similar concept, the grilled veggies, … Continue Reading →

Smores Cookies

S’mores Cookies

Marshmallows are one of my guilty pleasures.  I love them toasted to a golden brown with a gooey center, yummy!  I think one of the best expressions of marshmallow is … Continue Reading →

Blueberry CC

No Bake Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes

Cheesecake is one of our favorite desserts but with it being summer time I really don’t want to turn the oven on unless I have to.  These cheesecakes are a … Continue Reading →