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Grilled Broccoli Salad

This Grilled Broccoli Salad will take center stage at your next gathering. The savory mix boosts an already delicious flavor with shredded, smoked Gouda cheese, an unexpected and welcome ingredient. A must try. I have been grilling broccoli for ages now. Ever tried it? It adds a nice smokiness and layers of flavor you did … Read More »»


Slow Cooker Root Beer Beans

  Sweet, tangy and spicy flavored beans come together quickly in your slow cooker. These Slow Cooker Root Beer Beans are the perfect side dish to a savory meal. Great for entertaining, everyone will love the sweet-heat taste. There is just something amazing that takes place when you add a can of root beer to … Read More »»


Hawaii Travel: Kapalua Food and Wine Festival, Maui, Hawaii

Honored to partner with Outrigger Resorts and Kapalua Villas Maui to bring you a behind the scenes look at the Kapalua 2016 Food and Wine Festival in Maui, Hawaii ~ the longest running food and wine event in the United States of America. I knew before arriving to my Maui destination this event was going to be … Read More »»


Spicy Mango Frozen Margaritas

  Add some flare to your summer barbecues with these delicious Spicy Frozen Mango Margaritas. They are the perfect amount of heat and sweet to complement any meal you can dream up. I kind of went mango crazy at the market the other day. They are so perfect right now! Not that you can’t buy … Read More »»


Soft Baked Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

  A fun twist on dessert, these Soft Baked Strawberry Shortcake Cookies made with fresh strawberries and cream are the perfect addition to your next summer barbecue. You will be amazed at their authentic taste. I love strawberry shortcake, it’s such a delicious, classic dessert. However, when tasked with bringing strawberry shortcake to a barbecue … Read More »»

Favorites From The Past


15-Minute Mexican Chicken Soup with Avocado

Sure, it’s still officially summer, but with school back in full-swing, weeknight crazy-busyness is here. Gone are the lazy afternoons where we had dinner at leisure. Now there’s homework, football games, all those darn forms to fill out and all kinds of running around. This means we all need a filling and hearty dinner the … Read More »»


Red, White & Blue Sangria

One of my favorite drinks during the summertime is sangria. There are so many choices when it comes to dressing it up and the fruit possibilities are endless. It’s a great way to enjoy red wine in the warmer months too. This Red, White and Blue Sangria checks all the boxes when it comes to … Read More »»


Low Country Shrimp Boil

  Have you ever experienced a seafood boil? Since I live in the Pacific Northwest, I love using shrimp as my shellfish of choice when enjoying this type of cuisine. This is a great way to feed a crowd for weekend get-togethers or holidays. Boils are fun to do outside with a large pot and … Read More »»

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