Tag Archives: grilling

3 minute t-bone with smashed dill potatoes

I just love getting dinner inspiration from my fellow Tweeters and InstaFriends! Tonights Sunday supper is inspired by Bon Appetite Magazine’s smashed potatoes. I catered the recipe to my family by mixing red and gold potatoes, broiling, and adding dill (because I love it and we had some left over!). This 3 minute t-bone is quick and seriously the best way to sear a simple steak. So keep reading to chow down on 3 minute T-bone with Smashed Dill Potatoes tonight!

Bon Appetite inspired Smashed Dill Potatoes

Bon Appetite inspired Smashed Dill Potatoes

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falafel and the last days of summer grilled buttery fish

Ah, the bitter sweet last weeks of summer. September has come again and the crisp chill of fall is in the night air. For those of us still holding on to warm sunny days and the taste of charred vegetable grillers, here are some flavors to keep us on cloud Nantucket. This middle eastern/Mediterranean mix inspired dinner brings the tangy flavor of traditional falafel rounds, pungent homemade tzatziki, and light, flaky, buttery fish together for a figure friendly dish. A side of simple grilled eggplant and this dinner will take you on an end of summer tasty trip around the globe. Here’s my Falafel and last days of summer Grilled Buttery Fish.

A tasty culinary journey before the end of summer

A tasty culinary journey before the end of summer

My favorite sous chef, hamming it up!

My favorite sous chef, hamming it up!

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blistered grilled “uncle” potatoes

Some of my favorite recipes are the ones that get passed around through the family by word of mouth. There’s no “perfect” way to make them and most can be tweaked and twisted into different culinary concoctions resulting in different delightful treats. Here’s a recipe that couldn’t be simpler and puts a new, summery face on the classic baked potato. Here’s my uncles recipe for Blistered and Grilled Potatoes.

Blistered and grilled

Blistered and grilled “uncle” potatoes!

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Eat Your “Green”s Summer Recipes

Welcome back Foodies! Everyone is always talking about “going green” these days from recycling to carpooling in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint on the world. Well this past week I tried out two new recipes with their own “green” value; their color! Guy Fieri’s Fire-Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde and a summer-fied version of Grilled Romaine graced our plates, and didn’t last very long there! These two “green” recipes not only taste delicious but are also a way to mix up your warm weather dishes. And they both do a body good! Here are the “green” for your summer figure recipes.

Fresh Tomatillos, great for homemade salsa!

Fresh Tomatillos, great for homemade salsa!

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Summer Weather Takes on Italian Classics

When I think of summer cooking, I think baked cheesy lasagna and toasty meatball subs, don’t you? Okay, so maybe not, but they are Italian classics that I long to taste all year long, without the heavy lifting in the hot kitchen! And these days, when a craving strikes, I’m sent spinning on a mission to make it happen. So this week, I aimed to “summer”-fy two of my favorite dishes. Here are my summer-takes on Lasagna and Meatball Parm Subs.

Summer Squash Lasagna

Summer Squash Lasagna

Grilled Meatball Parmesan Sub

Grilled Meatball Parmesan Sub

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Memorial Day BBQ on a Budget

My favorite season is upon us! Time to break out the grill and patio set and get creative with your patties, dogs, and potato salads. With the celebration of Memorial Day and the honoring of our nations heroes upon us, the start of the warm, sunny weather season practically begs for cook-outs and get-togethers. But, in our case, with a new baby (and in turn new expenses!) on the way, how can you throw a great backyard BBQ but on a budget? Here are a few of my tips to keep the party alive while still keeping your pockets stocked!

Pale Ale BBQ Chicken Burgers with homemade potato salad

Pale Ale BBQ Chicken Burgers with homemade potato salad

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Tips, Tricks, and “Dishy” Culinary Secrets

I always love to find useful tricks in the kitchen that make chef life easier and meals more enjoyable. As summer approaches, I thought I’d share some of my favorite culinary tips to make your cooking experience easier. These are only a few that I have recently used and I’d love to hear some of yours! From one cook to another, lets share some dishy secrets 🙂

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