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What’s Cooking On The Family Grill?

4 Sep

Our family has had a couple of pitmasters that know what to do with a slab of ribs—my brother Tony and Uncle Ellie.  Uncle Ellie is now throwing down and grilling with friends and family in heaven, but we do have finger-lickin’ memories of ‘cue from Ellie’s grill. The family specialties include pork and lamb […]

A Legacy of Good Cooking

9 May

Today’s post is dedicated to my mother and grandmothers—Big Mama and Gonga. These women shaped my taste memories and taught me about really good cooking. My Mom will celebrate 90 years young in a couple of months and she is one good cook. She has always said she liked cooking but she didn’t like the […]

Add Grilled Meals to Autumn Menu

14 Oct

You still have time to fire up the grill if you’re living in an area where cold wind and the polar vortex will make outdoor cooking just about mission impossible in a few months. Whether it’s tailgating, week-end entertaining or family dinner, grill seasoned turkey filets. They’re cooked over medium-low heat and make a quick and […]

Bacon, Kale ‘N Potato Salad

2 Jul

Bacon Kale 'N Potato Salad

I know you’re planning the 4th of July week-end and good things to eat will be part of the festivities. Whether you’re grilling ribs, burgers, brats or dogs sides will make a meal. Some of you know that as a recipe developer with the Kraft Kitchens I’ve created a hefty file of salads for just […]

Add Salads to Memorial Day Menu

25 May

The holiday is highly anticipated—the first long week-end of summer. If your history is a little clouded, Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day—the American holiday honoring the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. Activities of the day traditionally include visiting cemeteries and decorating the graves of veterans, […]