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Club Sandwich Flatbread-style + Giveaway

flatbread club sandwich

You guys, I took the new Krusteaz Flatbread Mixes and went crazy! I played around with one for lunch and loved it so much that I used another for dinner. Me likey the flatbread. Can you blame me? The flatbread club sandwich I made for lunch was terrific! I prepared the flatbread in two rectangular sheets and […]

Flapjack Breakfast Bake

Flapjack Breakfast Bake recipe

Breakfast for dinner brings me to a happy feel-good place in my soul. It’s so homey and comforting, like a big hug from the inside. Whenever I create a breakfast recipe, I always make it for dinnertime first, just to make sure it hits that sweet spot. And that’s how my Flapjack Breakfast Bake came to be. I’m calling […]

Grilled Ribeyes with Beer & Brown Sugar Marinade

Grilled Marinated Ribeye Steaks with Rosemary Potatoes

There’s nothing better than charcoal grilling, I’m convinced. I had an expensive gas grill, but what I gained in time, I lost in flavor. It just wasn’t the same. I went back to cooking over coals and never looked back. I mean come on…. you can’t get a steak this beautiful and flavorful except over coals.

Chicken Tetrazzini With a Twist

Chicken Tetrazzini with a Twist recipe

September is my favorite month of the year. It’s bittersweet because it signals the end of summer, but it brings with it the most wonderful changes: cooler temperatures, spectacular colors and a whole new season of food. I start to think about football tailgates, comforting casseroles and even the holidays. Yikes! It’s the perfect time of […]

Jalapeno Popper Burgers + Grilling Prize Pack Giveaway

Jalapeno-Popper Burger-stuffed burger

Oh, how I love a good charcoal-grilled burger! The smoky flavor, seared ground beef, crispy bacon and melted, gooey cheese are summer happiness on a toasted bun. I grill at least once a week all through the summer, and most of the time it’s burgers that I grill. I just love them so much! I […]

South-of-the-Border Stuffed Pepper Bake

South of the Border Stuffed Pepper Bake recipe

I created this South-of-the-Border Stuffed Pepper Bake because I was inspired by some flavorful new sauces Whole Foods had sent me. They sent some snacks too (see below) but the sauces inspired me to create this stuffed pepper casserole. It has layers of stuffed pepper goodness just bursting with south-of-the-border flavor! Start out by cutting the tops […]

Brazilian-Inspired Black Bean Stew + Giveaway

Brazilian_inspired Black Bean Stew

With all of the World Cup excitement, I’ve been getting more and more curious about Brazilian flavors and Brazilian cooking. McCormick’s Flavor Forecast had already put the spotlight on Brazil’s dynamic cuisine and melting pot culture with their “Charmed by Brazil” trend, so when they offered to send me a selection of spices as inspiration […]

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream + #NaturesSleep Giveaway

Simple Joys- ice cream and sleeping in

Two of the best things in life are ice cream and sleeping in, and although I do a heck of a lot more sleeping in than eating ice cream, I love them both! Sometimes I even enjoy them in the same place — ice cream in bed! I love snuggling under the covers while enjoying […]