Grilled Broccoli and Bread Salad with Pickled Shallots

Ingredients: 2 large shallots, thinly sliced 1/4 cup golden raisins 1/2 cup dry sherry 1/4 cup sherry vinegar 1/4 cup agave syrup 1 teaspoon chopped thyme Kosher salt Grated zest and juice of 1 Meyer lemon 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground pepper 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper 2 teaspoons chopped rosemary 1 pound broccoli, more »

Neely’s BBQ Sauce on the Food Network

I tried this sauce over the 4th of July weekend to go with my ribs.  It is definetly one to keep on hand.  It was so easy to make and I had everything in my pantry that I needed. I will keep this recipe up my sleeve to use in a pinch; hell, I will use this one instead of my more »

Gingered Stir-Fry with Shrimp and Snow Peas

Ingredients: 1/2 cup chicken stock 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp. Chinese chile-garlic sauce 1 tsp. corn starch 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1/4 cup fresh giner, cut into match sticks 1/2 lb. snow peas 1 lb. shrimp, shelled and deveined 4 small scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal steamed rice for serving Directions: In a small bowl, whish the chicken more »

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp and Arugula Salad with Pickled Onions, and Balsamic Reduction

Ingredients For the shrimp: 3/4 cup dry white wine 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes Salt 1/2 lemon, juiced 1/2 cup olive oil 1 pound (U-15) jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/4 pound thin prosciutto slices, cut into 1 or 2-inch strips (depending on the size of the shrimp) 10 (8-inch) skewers, soaked in warm water For more »

Pork Souvlaki with Tzatziki Recipe – Grace Parisi | Food & Wine

Try something new tonight.  Best of all this recipe is quick and easy.  Perfect for a week night meal.  Greeks make souvlaki by marinating chunks of meat (usually pork or lamb) in oil, lemon juice and oregano, then skewering and grilling them. Grace Parisi opts for pork shoulder because it’s so tender and succulent. Instead of threading the meat onto more »

Fried Green Tomato PLT

Ingredients: 4 slices of pancetta 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 large egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of Olive oil 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 pound unripe green tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices Canola oil 8 thick-cut slices of Italian bread, toasted goat cheese and baby arugula, for assembling Directions: Over medium-high more »


The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing the Jets this Sunday in the AFC Championship game.  This burger was originated created at a bar called the First Run in Oxford, OH, home of Miami University. It was named for Ben while he played there.  I’ll be serving up these burgers with some Heinz Ward French Fries! Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 1/2 lb bulk more »

Black Eyed Pea Salsa

Tomorrow is New Year’s day and I’ve been told that black eyed peas are lucky and should be eaten on this day.  But why are they lucky?  Well according to Wikipedia, the tradition dates as farback as ancient Egypt.  During the time of the Pharaohs, it was believed that eating a meager food like black-eyed peas showed humility before the gods, more »

Turkey Quesadillas

Ingredients 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons chopped green onions 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 Anjou pear, cored and finely diced 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas 2 cups chopped cooked turkey 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream 1/2 cup more »

Shrimp with Spicy Chorizo Sauce

Ingredients for the Sauce: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 small chorizo sausage, skinned and minced 4 cloves garlic, minced 8 ounces tomatoes, diced (fresh or canned) 2 tbsp pimiento, chopped 2 tsp crushed coriander seed 1 tsp crushed cumin seed 1/2 tsp paprika, preferably Spanish Style 1 tsp dried red chili pepper or crushed red pepper Directions: Heat oil and more »

White Clam and Pancetta Pizza

  White pizza got it’s name becasue there is no tomato sauce.  This white pizza is topped with clams, pancetta, mozzarella cheese and fresh herbs.  I love this version because of the salty pancetta which compliments the claims perfectly.   Ingredients: 1/4 cup olive oil 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 3 Tbs. semolina flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. freshly ground more »

Grandma Cookies

I have the most amazing cookie recipe to tell you about.  And no, I won’t be sharing the recipe, but these cookies are probably the best that you have ever had.  I don’t think that they have ever been made without everyone wanting the recipe, but it will never be told.  There are only a very select few that have more »

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