Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Crab Meat Scampi

Ahhhh, the joy of sleeping......sigh   it's a good thing!  Although I think between the naps and the full night of sleep I have been averaging 10 hours a day, but I guess my body is just trying to catch up, but I do feel better!  Next week I have some paperwork to finish up, stock rooms to organize and then its off for 9 glorious weeks!  How did I ever manage a year round job before? But to tell you the truth, I have not had to physically work as hard as I do at the Mount in quite some time, and the Chef is no spring chicken that's for sure!...more

thanks so much for the wonderful comments, it was such a nice fish to grill, but it works well ...more

Grilled Seitan & Mushrooms and Shaved Asparagus Salad

Last Sunday, late in the day, I realized that though I had done some decent food prep for the week, I had no idea what I wanted for dinner and I didn’t want to put in a lot of effort.  I took a look in the fridge and came up with this quick, simple, delicious, impromptu dinner!...more

On Chicken alla Diavola, a Comedy of Errors

It's no secret that I love America's Test Kitchen. In fact, you should buy their cookbooks, follow them on Twitter, and sign up for their weekly emails. Their dishes are excellent and foolproof. The secret to their recipes is to follow them to the letter, using the exact same ingredients and the exact same techniques and the exact same cooking times. Their Chicken alla Diavola came over in the weekly email and looks fantastic. I will, however, be attempting this dish in my usual form: cheap, lazy and arrogant. This should turn out just fine, right?...more

Grilled Potato & Broccolini Picnic Salad Recipe

When it comes to picnic food, I can’t help but think of the American staple, potato salad. So many directions you can go&;151;I had to put a spin on this classic perennial favorite. ...more

I love to create recipes, and, of course, I LOVE to eat. Lol! And I can very easily imagine the ...more

Recipe: Grilled Marinated Vegetables

Our review of fancy grilling gear this past week combined with the – finally – warmer weather got us in the mood to fire up the BarB. And I wanted to propose a super simple recipe for you. When I serve these marinated grilled vegetables, I invariably get “wows” and then get asked how I prepared them....more

Deep Fried Grilled Cheese

Are Your Favorite Foods Worth Risking Your Life Over?

Well, are they? Somewhere in your heart of hearts, you must know that your favorite junk foods aren’t even food at all and that they can’t be good for you. Sure, in this day and age we are surrounded by convenience foods at lower prices then healthy ones, attend events and parties filled with junk foods, etc. But it’s not as tough as you think to kick the habit. After all, kicking your junk food habit and eating like we were meant to will save you life. A high price to pay? Not at all....more

Sambal Grilled Chicken

 I was rummaging around for dinner last night. When in doubt, I always turn to something spicy. Since chicken was all I had in my refrigerator, spicy chicken it was!...more