Dad’s Day with Beer Butt Chicken

Beer Butt Chicken seems a favorite with the beer drinking Dads.  A beer in hand, grill going strong with favors of chicken fill the neighborhood, and kids out paying in the slip in slide.  It is the start of the summer grilling season, with a big push from Dad and his grill.  Add potato salad,…

Italian Food Festival: Eggplant Parm

International food festivals are a foodies dream come to life. From Spinach Pies to Cornish Pies, there is so much to taste and sample. With a very diverse mix of cultures along the eastern seaboard of the US, we find a multitude of flavors from each festivals culture. We have sample the Greek festival with…

Summer-time Honey baked Beans

Honey baked beans are always a favorite at a family BBQ.  Sweet and Smokey, the beans give great flavor to Grill marinade chicken or beef. Or just as fantastic with burgers and dogs.  Add in Cole slaw or potato salad or both and you got a simple summer-time meal for adults and kids.  INGREDIENTS 1 large onion…

Homemade BBQ Sauce, Part 2

Most BBQ sauce recipes include ketchup. The first recipe did not. Just to change it up a bit. These next two recipes do contain ketchup. All are very enjoyable and highly recommended. Whatever you choose to put it on. Your taste buds are going to be more than satisfied. Ingredients: 2 cups ketchup 1/3 cup…

Irish American Weekend Brunch

 Ireland is known for is their hearty breakfasts.  A full Irish breakfast was created for farm workers so they would be satiated and ready for a full day’s work. The meal was made up of local produce and homemade items, all of which were cooked in a frying pan with a pad of Irish butter….

What is Heritage Cooking?

By Lisa Skinner, guest Author A fantastic food trend for 2021 is Heritage Cooking.  It is a trend that I can take delight in.  Heritage cooking is immersing yourself into a culture through the food. Delicious recipes that our ancestors before us have made. All over the TV and Internet, you will find heritage cooking…

Summer BBQ Mini-series: Beef Brisket

Summer is coming up and that means its BBQ time! Hanging out in the sun and the grill going with your favorite meats. Laughter of your children playing. Ice cold lemonade to cool them off before you sit down to a delicious feast. In this summer mini-series, we will be bringing you different kinds of…

Kentucky Derby Bourbon Chicken Skewers

May 1st is Derby day! Are you ready to kick off the outdoor party season?  The Kentucky derby is a great way to start the season off right.  Invite a few friends over and set the TV outside for a fantastic party event. Even if your backyard isn’t very large, you can still create a…

Retro Easter Ambrosia Salad

          I absolutely LOVE Ambrosia Salad! I could eat it any day of the year. First time I had it was about 10 plus years ago, at an Easter family dinner. To be honest though, it did not look to appetizing at first. After being told several times just to try it already, I did….

Easter Baked Ham

            I have had ham for Easter dinner as long as I can remember. Made deliciously and well, it looks beautiful too. The pineapples and the cherries add the perfect touch to the taste and the sight of the meal. My favorite way to make this holiday staple! Ingredients 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6…