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Grilled Beet Salad

Beets on the grill? Who woulda thunk? They are actually delicious! The grill imparts a slightly smoky charred flavor. We like to top them with a squeeze of grilled citrus and a pinch of flakey salt.    Grilled Beet Salad Ingredients6 red beets 3 yellow beets 1 lime halved 1 orange halved 1 tbsp olive […]

Mom’s Potato Salad

Summer days and BBQ’s with my family in the park. Every year. It’s one of those childhood memories I will hold onto forever! My mom would always bring her famous potato salad. She would start early in the morning, boiling and chopping so that the potato salad had proper time to chill. There was never […]

focaccia

We all love flat breads of all sorts. It can be laffa from the Middle East, tortillas from Mexico, naan bread from India, or indeed our Italian favorite…focaccia! Focaccia (fu-cach-uh) could be used as a base for pizza. However, this dough differs from pizza dough mainly because of the fact that there is more levaning […]

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

It ain’t a pizza party until you’ve had a real Chicago deep dish pizza.  The dough forms a deep thick crust and tucked inside is cheesy flavorful filling.  The  homemade sauce is then spread on top of the cheese with a sprinkle of magic-um Parmesan.  Up your pizza game people.   Chicago Deep Dish Pizza […]

Gnocchi Di Ricotta

Gnocchi. Sounds so…….complicated. I’m sure you’ve had this at restaurants and  thought could never make it at home.  This recipe is a lighter version of gnocchi, made with creamy ricotta cheese. It takes much less time to make as there is no need to cook and mash potatoes before starting. It is a very soft […]

Watermelon Gazpacho

  There is a certain feeling of excitement when summer fruits first hit the shelves in the seasonal farmers’ markets. Last year, I got a bit carried away and picked out a “full-sized” watermelon for my little family of three. For the next week and a half, we discovered about 700 culinary uses for the […]

Grilled Corn with Harissa Mayo

One sunny and bright morning I found myself in the Farmers Market picking out corn on the cob for dinner. That afternoon my daughter and I sat on the steps cleaning the corn just like I used to do when I was a little girl. We sat there for quite a while discussing how to […]

Reverse Sear Ribeye

As many of you know, when cooking steak there is a degree of guesswork involved. Often you’ll cut into your grilled steak to find dry, grey and sad looking meat. Want to ensure this doesn’t happen again? Try the reverse sear technique. You put your steak in the oven BEFORE you sear it! Crazy no? […]

Bourbon S’mores Brownie

Toasted marshmallows evoke fond memories for lots of us. When we hear s’mores we think long summer nights, bonfires or bbqs, and family and friend get togethers. For me, it takes me back to when I would sleepover at my neighbor’s house and we would sneak in the kitchen to roast marshmallows over the stoves […]

Harrissa and Honey Spatchcocked Chicken

  Winner winner chicken dinner after a full day of activities everyone wants to just sit down with the family and enjoy a good conversation over a delicious filling meal. Chicken on the bone is usually looked upon as the sad boring dinner. When you roast a whole chicken, the problem is that chicken breasts […]