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Grilled Watermelon Bites

Your taste buds are going to dance the happy-dance this summer thanks to these Grilled Watermelon Bites! My husband Jack came up with this wonderful recipe earlier this summer. After hosting our annual summer kids’ party at the end of June, we had an entire leftover watermelon in the refrigerator – so I challenged Jack […]

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Roasted Red Pepper Butter

The evenings here in New England are starting to cool down a bit and dusk is definitely coming earlier each night.  Although I’m a little sad that the summer is almost over, I actually love this time of year because it’s still warm and sunny during the day, but cool enough that we can light […]

Mascarpone Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Years ago, early in my husband Jack’s prior food service career, he worked two jobs — one being as a short order cook for a busy breakfast place on Sunday mornings.  Stuffed French toast was a very popular item on the menu – but Jack always felt that the way they were asked to prepare […]

Grilled Balsamic Peaches

I’m so excited to share this fabulous recipe with you today – Grilled Balsamic Peaches!  This is a great way to enjoy the fresh peaches that are in season right now. Something really terrific happens when peaches are grilled. The heat caramelizes and intensifies the natural sweetness of the fruit, and the flavors are really […]

Pork and Apple Skewers With Orange Balsamic Glaze

Years ago when I was still single, I often hung out with my friend Jane and her husband Dave.  We’d take turns inviting each other over for dinner, and Dave was always impressed because there I was – all alone out on the small deck of my apartment with my trusty Weber charcoal grill – […]

Marinated Grilled Chicken

This weekend we had an impromptu family gathering with some of Jack’s side of the family, and this Marinated Grilled Chicken was part our delicious lunch! This marinated grilled chicken has been one of my long-standing favorite ways to prepare boneless, skinless chicken, and I’ve been asked for this recipe so many times over the […]

Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries

Still looking for a special dessert to make for your Valentine’s dinner?  Then this recipe for Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries just may be the perfect choice! This recipe originally appeared in the Barefoot Contessa at Home cookbook – and Ina Garten wrote that she got her inspiration for this recipe from Mario Batali.  With two great chefs […]

Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Here is the recipe for Jack’s amazing Bourbon Barbecue Sauce, used in our Pulled Pork  and Bourbon Spice Barbecue Chicken Wings recipes.  What we particularly like about this sauce is that it’s more zesty than sweet, and compliments the spices in the pulled pork  and the chicken wings without overpowering the flavor of the meats. […]