How To Grill Tri-Tip

Juicy, flavorful steak tender enough to cut with a fork is possible with just a few minutes on the grill. If you aren't familiar with tri-tip, it is a small triangular piece of beef cut from the sirloin. The tri-tip cut isn't the easiest to find, (there is only one tri-tip cut on each side of beef) but I grab one anytime I see it ....more

Turtle Cheesecake

Turtle Cheesecake with Caramel, Chocolate, Pecans, and an Oreo crust is a dessert that gets talked about long after the plates are cleaned.I make this Turtle Cheesecake only once or twice a year and it is always by request. The cheesecake starts with an oreo cookie crust that is covered in caramel sauce, then a layer of creamy cheesecake. Once cooled, it is sprinkled with toasted pecans and drizzled with both caramel and chocolate.Just the smallest sliver really is a serving ....more

Cranberry Apple Coleslaw

Sweet apples and cranberries are combined with crunchy cabbage and then tossed together in a tangy lemon dressing to make this Cranberry Apple Coleslaw.It is definitely the season for side salads. We've been grilling almost every night for a couple of weeks and I'm craving all kinds of simple salads for side dishes. I've made this Cranberry Apple Coleslaw a couple times over the past month and I'm loving it.I served this coleslaw with Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Sandwiches and Roasted Potato Salad ....more

Spicy Guacamole

Just in time for a long weekend, this quick and easy Spicy Guacamole is perfect for snacking, topping your burgers, and possibly just eating with a spoon.This Spicy Guacamole is a fun and very simple dip that I've made three times this month already....more

Rosemary Mushrooms

Fresh mushrooms, a sprig...more

Sugar Free Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Let me start by saying, I love lemonade. I love it so very much, but you might never know that. See, I have issues with drinking my calories ....more

White Balsamic Vinaigrette

White Balsamic Vinaigrette is light, sweet, and tangy with just enough oil to coat a salad and not leave it soggy. This vinaigrette is part of my very favorite summer salad recipe. I highly recommend that you shake up a batch today and have it ready to go for all your salads....more

Spicy Chocolate Ice Cream

Spicy Chocolate Ice Cream is cold, creamy chocolate with a hint of spicy heat from chili, cinnamon, and cayenne. This ice cream warms your mouth even as you are chilled from the ice cream. The combination of heat with the cold is fantastic.When some friends requested a chocolate and chili ice cream combination last year, I was excited to finally try it for myself ....more

Crazy Salt

I can not stop grinning over this Crazy Salt spice mix. Why did it take me so long to make my own version of Jane's Krazy Mixed Up Salt blend? No more searching the stores, no more buying the pre-mixed spices; this blend smells fresher and I like it even more than the original!...more

Halibut with a Pine Nut Crust

Declared "the best fish dinner ever" by my boys; this baked Halibut with a Pine Nut Crust is one of my favorite meals too. The first time I made this recipe, one of my boys happily ate the crust first and then wondered aloud if we could have a meal of nothing but the topping because it was so delicious.Serve this Pine Nut Crusted...more