Grilled: Sweet and Tangy Peppered Beef Ribs

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Rather than smoked, these sweet and tangy basted ribs are peppered and grilled over offset heat for tender, juicy bites of goodness for your barbecue. Grilling meat is a great way to get most meals done in a hurry. Turn on the gas, sear up some steaks, and in fifteen minutes you can sit down […]

Mixin’ It Up: Grilled Fajita Chicken Sandwiches

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Spiced and grilled fajita-style chicken, peppers, and onions meet a bolillo and become a perfect outdoor grilling food, topped with guacamole and paired with spicy baked black beans and fun, summertime drink. Dinner has taken on a new feel around here, and not just because the patio is finished and we have a real table […]

One Skillet Portuguese Pork and Clams at Lark with Windows Phone

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This one-skillet Portuguese-style pork and clams dish is so easy to prepare, you’ll be surprised at how quickly it comes together. It’s a great entertaining dish, served with warm bread to sop up the juices. Guests will think you slaved, but really you just tossed it together in a matter of minutes. Last weekend I […]

Grilled and Blue Cheese Buttered Steak with Bourbon Caramelized Onions

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Get your grill ready for a perfectly grilled steak sitting on a bed of bourbon caramelized onions and topped off with blue cheese butter. This weekend we finished our patio. Well, that’s not entirely true. We finished the main structural pieces that pull the patio space together. There are still plenty of other pieces that […]

Cilantro-Lime Fish Cakes with Sriracha Lime Mayonnaise: Leftovers Redone

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Leftover fish and rice find themselves transformed into a cilantro-lime fish cake topped off with a spicy sriracha lime mayonnaise. Do you ever feel like you’re walking around with a sign on your back that says, “Not cool enough?” I suppose it may just say, “kick me,” and the “not cool enough” factor is inferred. […]

Mason Jar Meals: Ranch Chicken Salad in a Jar

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An easy on-the-go lunch or dinner, this ranch chicken salad is a great way to repurpose your leftovers, make lunch grab-and-go, and ensure you’re eating right even when life feels like it’s running a marathon. I roll over, kicking the covers off and lying there in my bed, letting myself adjust to the temperature difference. […]

Bean and Barley Arugula Salad: A Picnic for the Planet Giveaway

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Large cannellini beans, barley, and arugula mix together to become an easy salad for bringing to the park to enjoy on a warm spring day. April 22nd is Earth Day. Get involved. Have a Picnic for the Planet. The weather has been kind lately. Too kind, almost. Where I live the weather can change quickly, […]