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Cherry Glazed Smoky Steak Skewers

The Williams household eagerly anticipates the beginning of grill season every year. The majority of our entertaining involves cooking outdoors with our grill or smoker. We love it. We also love steak skewers. But anything on a skewer is really fine by us. Skewers have become a go-to summer meal for me. Not only do they look appetizing, but you can fit a whole meal on a little stick to throw on the grill for a few minutes. Easy peasy. Slap on some delicious seasoning, marinade or glaze, and you’ve got a restaurant-quality entree in no time flat. This sweet and smoky cherry glaze...

Make Marinated Greek Salad Skewers for a fresh and delicious small plate featuring summer vegetables and tasty feta cheese. With made-from-scratch dressing, this appetizer pleases even the most refined palate. 0

Marinated Greek Salad Skewers for Small Plates

I’m so into small plates right now. Although salads could technically be called small plates and we eat them like appetizers, I dig the idea of condensing a salad down to a few bites—particularly for a cocktail party or soirée. I love Greek salads, so I started there. Hence, we have Marinated Greek Salad Skewers. I’ve scouted out several wonderful small plates made with meats and cheeses, even bread. Meaty appetizers present plentifully in blogland. I keep my eye out for tasty small plates featuring vegetables, but they can elude even the most savvy recipe researcher. Summer creates the best opportunity...

Arugula with Cranberry Vinaigrette is a green salad with a great mix of peppery and tart flavors, and makes a wonderful healthy side for winter meals. Also a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce from holiday gatherings. 0

Arugula with Cranberry Vinaigrette

Salads have become an expression of creativity on my dinner table. I love working with all kinds of greens, but arugula was one that wasn’t getting much of the spotlight in my kitchen. A little bit about Arugula Arugula is known widely for its peppery taste. Although baby arugula is less peppery than the mature counterpart, it’s still pretty peppery. It really needs a good combination of complementary flavors to go with it. This peppery-tasting arugula reminds me of my recipe for Goat Cheese with Cracked Peppercorn Cranberry Relish that I published for Thanksgiving in 2014. It was the combo of...