Letter from the editor

Summertime is definetely here!

Here on the West coast our weather has become long days of sunshine and that’s exactly how I like it! Now is the time to clean up that backyard, fill the propane tanks and start thinking about cooking outside. Living in California has it’s pros and cons I suppose. The weather is definetely a pro but it can be expensive and very busy. Through all of our quarantine It’s been quite surreal seeing traffic drastically cut on the usually jam-packed freeways and I think Mother Nature would agree. It proves that collectively we can pull together to accomplish something for the better. 

Watch out for more grilling recipes coming to the blog, and if there are any special recipes you would love to see, send me an email. 

Take care and stay safe!

Editor’s Favorites

Easy Grilled Chicken Skewers

Easy Grilled Chicken Skewers

I'm revving things up for summer with these super easy grilled chicken skewers! Make a bunch because they won't last long when your friends see them on the grill!   Summer officially starts on June 21st, but that doesn't mean you can't get a head start on it!...

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Deliciously sweet and tangy, this homemade peach barbecue sauce is fantastic on any grilled meat! Make a batch this summer and fire up that barbecue! With so many barbecue sauces to choose from, it's no wonder why you might think I'm crazy making my own. But until you...

Egg Bun Sandwiches Three Ways

Egg Bun Sandwiches Three Ways

Delicious and easy sandwiches made with eggs as the bun! Hard boiled eggs sliced in half and filled with your favorite sandwich fillings. Low carb and healthy! I remember my mom boiling eggs when I was a kid, and she'd always keep them in the fridge. They were handy...

Grilled Artichokes with Garlic Parmesan Butter

Grilled Artichokes with Garlic Parmesan Butter

Delicious and easy Grilled Artichokes are a great appetizer for any backyard summer party! With thorn-tipped outer leaves, artichokes can seem intimidating to prepare and eat. But they’re really not hard to make and are one of the most flavorful and nutrition-packed...

Classic Shrimp Louie Salad

Classic Shrimp Louie Salad

Shrimp Louie Salad is perfect for serving at a weekend brunch or lunch. A creamy, signature dressing is drizzled over a bed of crispy lettuce topped with Cajun-spiced shrimp, sliced avocado, cherry tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs It’s always good to have some easy,...

Grilled Scallops with Cilantro Yogurt Dip

Grilled Scallops with Cilantro Yogurt Dip

While summer is still around, you can be sure I'll be grilling these scallops with a creamy cilantro dipping sauce! Who loves to grill even if they have a perfectly good stove in a decent sized kitchen with all of your ingredients and gadgets close by? Yup me too, and...

Grilled Potato Pesto Pizza with Goat Cheese and Mushrooms

Grilled Potato Pesto Pizza with Goat Cheese and Mushrooms

Cooking pizza on the grill is just as easy as in the oven! Check out my Grilled Pesto Pizza with Creamer potatoes, mushrooms and goat cheese! Some of my favorite recipes are those that become ready to eat gradually. It can get overwhelming in the kitchen (or at the...