Memphis Style Barbecue Dry-Rubbed Chicken

Memphis Style Barbecued Dry-Rubbed Chicken is extremely moist, tender and delicious.

Memphis Style Barbecue Dry-Rubbed Chicken I love the smoky scent of a backyard BBQ. This weekend was the un-official start of summer and for us that meant just one thing – grilling! During the summer months we spend a lot of time in our backyard grilling and spending time with our family. When we found…

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Shakshouka is a middle eastern dish generally cooked in a cast iron skillet or tajine and comprised of eggs poached in a tomato ragout.


Shakshouka I’m really excited to have been invited to participate in a cookbook review and blog tour for my friend, Alice (Ally) Phillips of Ally’ This is especially exciting since I’ve followed Ally on Facebook for quite some time. So as you can imagine, when I was invited to participate I was absolutely delighted for the opportunity…

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Smoky Jalapeno Hummus has a Tex-Mex spin on this classic dish.

Smoky Jalapeno Hummus

Smoky Jalapeno Hummus   My husband loves to snack so I try to make him something he can have that’s a little bit healthy and hits his favorite flavor notes. Although this hummus is made with roasted Jalapenos, it gets its coloration from the smoked paprika.     If you like it spicy, add two…

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There is noting quite like enjoying homemade soft, fresh pita with a giant bowl of freshly made hummus. N-O-T-H-I-N-G!

Homemade Pita Bread

Homemade Pita Bread Whenever my husband and I go out to a Middle Eastern restaurant we just love the fresh pita bread and  hummus but whenever we try and buy some at our local market, it’s a complete letdown. Not only does it not taste the same but the texture is dry and slightly stale….

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Skillet Cornbread has a nice, golden, crusty, exterior with a gorgeous moist interior. It is truly cornbread nirvana!

Skillet Cornbread

Skillet Cornbread This surely is not your typical “Southern Style” cornbread this is what the Southerners call a “Yankee” cornbread and that’s okay. It IS Yankee cornbread and what I grew up eating when I lived in Massachusetts as a child. The difference between the two is that–with some regional differences of course– a traditional…

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Crock Pot Ribs with Strawberry-Chipolte Barbecue Sauce are the busy Mom's answer to BBQ in no time.

Crock Pot Ribs with Strawberry-Chipolte Barbecue Sauce

Crock Pot Ribs with Strawberry-Chipolte Barbecue Sauce I don’t know if you’ve ever tried Crock Pot Ribs but if you haven’t, you should! No, these are not a true BBQ rib by purists’ standards but if you a looking for a no fuss, fall of the bone tender, finger licking good rib – these ribs…

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Crock Pot Creamed Corn

Crock Pot Creamed Corn This creamed corn is one of the easiest recipes! You just toss all the ingredients in the slow cooker and turn it on and wait for the magic to happen. The ingredients come together and form the most delicious sauce you can imagine and beats any canned version I’ve tried hands…

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Panzanella Salad is a tomato-bread salad that uses also cucumbers and red onion in a vinaigrette

Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad It’s spring and my garden is already well underway and I just cannot wait for it to be in full swing. I am really already just that anxious! Panzanella Salad is one of my favorite summer salads but this week I was shopping and found a carton of heirloom grape tomatoes and just…

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Scrambled Egg and Roasted Asparagus Toast with Havarti Dill is a super simple breakfast that's elegant enough for brunch.

Scrambled Egg and Roasted Asparagus Toast

Scrambled Egg and Roasted Asparagus Toast You would never really guess it from my Mother’s Day posts this week, but I’m really not a lover of eggs. I’ve become more fond of them this year as my husband and I have ventured out past our “norm” and have tried new combinations of flavors and even different…

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