Build Your Own Kabob Bar

It’s summertime, baby! Well, almost summertime anyway…and that means it’s time to call all your friends over and fire up that grill. Whether you use gas or charcoal, there’s nothing quite like cooking your meal outdoors over an actual flame ....more


For me, tater tots are the perfect appetizers. They are super easy to make, they pack so much flavor...more

Jello Firecracker Dessert

Once again, it’s time for the Glorious Fourth! And that brings up the usual dilemma: after your traditional backyard BBQ, what do you serve for dessert? Because it’s a patriotic holiday, you really want a dessert that’s red, white, and blue ....more


Most of the time, potato salad is just a bit player. It sits there on the side, while the hamburgers and hot dogs (and veggie burgers, for the vegetarian guests) take center stage. And there’s nothing wrong with that…every good main dish needs a good side ....more


is right around the corner…which means we’re heading into the season of picnics and potlucks. It’s always tricky to figure out what to bring to one of these shindigs. You want something that you can make ahead of time, so you don’t need to mess around in the kitchen ....more


Since discovering smoothies a while ago I have become obsessed with them. I said it before and I say it again I love smoothies, they are healthy, they are tasty and they are versatile Not to mention they are the best possible breakfast when you are in a rush, or running late or when you just don’t want to cook long traditional breakfasts. Just throw all the ingredients in a blender pulse a couple times, pour in a glass and enjoy your breakfast with one hand while with the other you are doing the million things we always need to do in the mornings ....more


But come on, what is there not to love about it? It’s the perfect side dish with every summer meal. You can serve it up with burgers and dogs at a cookout…use it as a topping for my Pulled Pork Nachos…spoon it over my Slow-Cooker Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches ....more

Slow Cooker BBQ Short Ribs

Normally, I’m all about quick and easy recipes that save you time in the kitchen. Hey, we’re all busy these days, right? Between your kids’ schedules and your own, just getting dinner on the table at the end of the day is hard enough – you don’t need to make a production of it ....more

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites

You guys know how I like to take delicious, but complicated recipes and make simpler versions of them. Like my Easy Crockpot Lasagna Ravioli…or my Easy Jalapeno Popper Dip. This time, I’ve done it with a fancy French dish: Chicken Cordon Bleu ....more

Easy Carrot Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Icing

Can you believe Easter is almost here already? Soon everyone’s favorite rabbit will be hopping down the bunny trail with colored eggs and other goodies for all of us. Yum! ...more