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

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...

Grilled Lamb Barbecue Sandwich

Grilled Lamb Barbecue Sandwich

This easy BBQ sandwich is loaded with chopped American lamb, tangy coleslaw and a sweet and spicy apple BBQ sauce. This post was sponsored by the American Lamb Board. All opinions expressed are solely my own. Anytime I end up eating a BBQ sandwich it’s usually made...

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...

Cantaloupe and Shrimp Summer Salad

Cantaloupe and Shrimp Summer Salad

A refreshing combination of melon and shrimp with a light creamy dressing. This is a perfect summer salad for a warm night, a fork in one hand and a huge glass of chardonnay in the other. The melon is sweet and the shrimp savory. The cucumber has just the right crispy...

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...

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!...

Chocolaty Tim Tam Biscuit S’mores

Chocolaty Tim Tam Biscuit S’mores

Step up your s'mores game with this Tim Tam® biscuit version. Gooey toasted marshmallow meets chocolaty heaven! This post is sponsored by Tim Tam®  biscuits- I used to think s'mores were a fall or winter treat to eat, but not anymore. If you have the essential...