Grilled & Barbecued Recipes

I thought I’d gather up some of the favorite summery grilled recipes on my site, just to have them in one place. I hope you’ll find some inspiration here, and look for more to come! I think it’s gonna be one hot summer. If you just got an email with a rather strange and unfinished…

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Recipes for Mother’s Day

When I started gathering recipes for Mother’s Day, there were so many things I wanted to include. Finally, I narrowed it down to what I’d love to have someone cook for me. Dishes with enough flair (and maybe even a little “chi chi”) to be special that are still very do-able. And then I tried…

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Strawberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothie

I love this Strawberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothie! It’s super simple, full of healthy, natural ingredients and is ready in a shake! And you don’t need any frozen ingredients! Bonus. At least if you’re like me and forget to freeze fruit for smoothies!

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Summer Bean Salad with Corn & Tomatoes

Here’s a perfect salad/side that just screams Summer! Maybe that’s why Chef Joe Kindred (Kindred’s Restaurant in Davidson, North Carolina – yep, the same restaurant responsible for Kindred’s Milk Bread) named the original recipe “Summer Bean Salad.”

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Cà Ri Gà – Vietnamese Chicken Curry

When we’re talking about Vietnamese cuisine in our family, my sis is all about the Pho. A few years back, I posted a phenomenal recipe for Pho Ga, Chicken Pho, just for her. Me, I’m all about the Cà Ri Gà. It’s a little harder to find in restaurants – and so a little harder to…

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Bill’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am a sucker for really good, ooey gooey chocolate chip cookies. In my opinion, just forget the apple pie; there’s probably nothing that says “American” quite like chocolate chip cookies.

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The Ultimate Ultimate Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese with Herb Bread Crumb Topping

Every once in a while I revisit Macaroni & Cheese. I’m always falling for gorgeous photos. I don’t make it too often, though, because so often it’s a disappointment. Not so with this one.

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Shortcut Pork Ramen made from Vaguely Vietnamese Pork

If you’ve been following along (Do I sound like a teacher? Class?) you’ve probably seen my most marvelous recipe for Vaguely Vietnamese Slow Cooker Pork Tacos last week. If you haven’t, take a peek, because that recipe is the starter for this Shortcut Pork Ramen. And as good as those tacos were, this spin-off recipe is even better.

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Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja. Translates to old clothes or old rags – gosh that name just does not do this lovely meal justice! Slowly simmered beef, simmered until it’s all but fallen apart, with garlic and cumin and aromatics. And peppers. Oh my.

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