Avocado Tomato Bacon Pasta Salad

Avocado Tomato Bacon Pasta Salad

I’m always looking for fun summer salads. The kind that is perfect to serve at home and/or take to a cookout or party. This Avocado Tomato Bacon Pasta Salad has a little Southwestern flair and fits the bill. Best of all, the fabulousness just doesn’t stop with this Avocado Tomato Bacon Pasta Salad.

Avocado Tomato Bacon Pasta Salad

Avocado Tomato Bacon Pasta Salad

Read More


Southwestern Queso Burgers

Southwestern Queso Burgers

Sometimes you just need an epic burger and for me, that sometimes is a summer gathering or maybe a summer holiday. That’s when you need a knock your socks off show stopper of a burger. And if it’s messy, who cares when it’s these Southwestern Queso Burgers!

Southwestern Queso Burgers

Southwestern Queso Burgers with Queso Blanco, Roasted Peppers & Tortilla Strips

Read More


Better than Classic Beer Brats

Better than Classic Beer Brats

First of all, I gotta count on you guys for a little help. Whatever you do, please don’t tell any of my Wisconsin neighbors (Wisconsin is credited for the innovation of the Beer Brat…even Wikipedia says so) about this recipe. A Minnesotan messing around with their beloved Beer Brats and making outrageous claims could just be the final straw. None of us can take one more disaster or any more stress this year! I think I’m already on the edge! So now, with that settled, let me tell ya how to make what I think is better than classic Beer Brats.

Better than Classic Beer Brats

Better than Classic Beer Brats

Read More


Honey Chipotle Glaze

Honey Chipotle Glaze

I’m gonna share one of my secrets with you guys! (Don’t tell…on second thought, do! Share it everywhere!) It’s this Honey Chipotle Glaze. If you cook (and I’m guessing you do or you wouldn’t be here!) you gotta know how we all have those recipes that people remember and ask about? This simple little sauce (glaze sounds better) is one of those.

Juicy Lucyfer Sliders

Juicy Lucyfer Sliders with Honey Chipotle Glaze

 

Read More


Sweet & Spicy Cajun Spare Ribs

Sweet & Spicy Cajun Spare Ribs

What a crazy year it’s been so far (now June of 2020). It’s one of those times that I, as a food blogger, feel so inadequate. After all, here I am writing about Sweet & Spicy Cajun Spare Ribs as Covid ravages the world, murder is meted out as justice and the nation burns. In the end, I can only do what I can do, and for me, that’s questioning and learning, listening with an open mind, and even more with an open heart. And I can accept that change isn’t easy. If it were, it would have happened already. And I can hope that we as individuals and as a nation don’t miss this opportunity, as difficult as it is, to grow, to change, to be better.

Sweet & Spicy Cajun Spare Ribs

Sweet & Spicy Cajun Spare Ribs

Read More