Refried Pinto Bean Dip

Refried might sound like a double frying, but the prefix re- is really short for refritos in Spanish, meaning “well fried” not fried again. ...more

Lemon and Thyme Grilled Chicken

Fresh herbs are not only easy to grow but add so much flavor to summer meals. ...more

Crunchy Coconut Asian Cole Slaw with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Summertime salads are fresh, light, colorful and nourishing. ...more

The Perfect BBQ Rub

If you’re like me and love to grill all summer long, you might be looking for that perfect blend of spices, herbs and flavorings to rub on your steaks, ribs, chicken, pork loins or even fish fillets. ...more

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream Sundaes

What’s more All-American than ice cream sundaes especially when the temperatures are hot, hot, hot! Homemade ice cream is part of summer fun. ...more

Spicy Grilled Chicken and Bean Burritos with Sweet White Corn Salsa

I fell in love with southwestern foods...more

Sweet White Corn Salsa (Chipotle copycat)

My sixteen-year old daughter, Abigail loves basketball. ...more

Grilled Herb Chicken, Vegetables and Baby Gold Potato Kabobs

I received compensation for this blog post from the Idaho Potato Commission, but my opinions are my own. It’s heating up all over the country, but 100+ degrees in southwestern Idaho in June is very unusual. ...more

Potato-Crusted Summer Vegetable Quiche

I am being compensated for this post by the Idaho Potato Commission, but my opinions are my own. I’ve been living in Idaho a lot longer than I’ve lived in my home state of California, so I confidently call myself...more

Grilled Shrimp Asian Salad with Thai Peanut Dressing

Summers mean easy cooking, outdoor grilling and the freshest salads...more