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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...

Nashville Hot Chicken Lettuce Cups with Overnight Pickles is the perfect recipe when you need a Whole30 compliant version of this delicious spicy appetizer. 0

Nashville Hot Chicken Lettuce Cups with Overnight Pickles

Rob and I lived in Music City for over 6 years, and yet somehow we never discovered the phenomenon that has become Nashville Hot Chicken. I don’t get it. And Rob is the biggest fanatic of spicy food I’ve ever known. So, I really don’t get it. How could this have happened? Disbelief aside, I experienced Nashville Hot Chicken for the first time at a Louisville-based restaurant in Indy. (Wild Eggs, for those of you thinking it must have been KFC…) Yeah, this chicken packs a punch. I ate my first piece of Nashville Hot Chicken in about 5 installments...

Hosting a party and want to serve small plates? The key is to choose a couple more involved recipes and fill in the rest with simple small plates. 0

13 Inspirations for Simple Small Plates that Hardly Require a Recipe

We’re in the thick of Super Bowl party season, and the menu planning is well underway. People love to serve small plates and appetizers at parties—especially a Super Bowl party. I do it, too. But I’ve also gotten myself into a jam a few times by picking too many small plate recipes that are incredibly involved. I’ve learned that the key to doing this kinda party right is to pick a couple of more involved recipes and then fill in the rest with really simple small plates. I’m talking ideas that are so easy they hardly require a recipe. I first introduced...

Quick Parmesan Garlic Toasted Flatbread is a flavorful accompaniment for meals or a great addition to a spread of small plates—and is done in 5 minutes! 0

Quick Parmesan Garlic Toasted Flatbread

Quick is a kitchen virtue, especially when you have life conditions such as children or a full time job. Recipes like Quick Parmesan Garlic Toasted Flatbread are indeed virtuous. We love to have toasted garlic bread with meals like spaghetti or lasagna. Until I started using MealBoard and added the garlic bread as an ingredient in my recipe file, I would constantly forget to pick up the garlic bread. Seriously, like every time. I had to develop a last-minute method to remedy my mistake, so I would put together a garlicky butter spread that I’d put on slices of sandwich bread...

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...

5 Killer Ideas for Valentine's Day Dinner at Home 0

5 Killer Ideas for Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home

Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday this year. That leaves plenty of time for prepping and cooking a killer dinner at home. Lots of people go out, but it’s the perfect time to do up an exceptional Valentine’s Day dinner at home. It’s probably better to treat yourself to a night out some time after the big Valentine’s Day rush. You’ll have a more relaxing and enjoyable evening when the restaurants are less crowded. That being said, we all want Valentine’s Day to be really special. This is when we want to dust off our most impressive cooking skills and...

101 Small Plate Ideas to Make at Home 6

101 Small Plate Ideas to Make at Home

Small plates are my new favorite thing. If they are Spanish in nature, they’re called Tapas. Tapas were essentially my first exposure to the concept of making a bunch of small plates into a meal. And I’ve been developing a love affair with small plates ever since. Now that Rob and I have a kid (and a second one on the way!), we’ve been doing more at-home date nights. One of my favorite ways to make an at-home date night feel special is to make a bunch of small plates that we can share. At first, I started out with...

Super Bowl Party Food Picks 0

7 Super Bowl Party Food Picks for 2015

Hosting parties where food is served is one of my main passions. Rob and I just got a brand new pub table for our ever-improving basement rec room. We’re ready to put it to good use by having the family over for a Super Bowl party. As such, I’ve been brainstorming my Super Bowl party food picks for this year’s get together. I’ve been known to scour the internet for hours on end to find recipes, especially when it comes to party food recipes. I’ve got a pretty good collection of recipes I’ve used for years, and some that I’ve...

Gluten Free Fired Up Green Tomatoes 0

Gluten Free Fired Up Green Tomatoes

Those of us who keep gardens likely share an abundance of green tomatoes at the moment. It’s the time of year when the fruits that have not yet matured on the vine have a vastly decreased likelihood of changing. The traditional Southern way of taking care of green tomatoes (among other things) is to batter and fry them! It’s delicious. There’s a movie about it: Fried Green Tomatoes. Lately, I’ve been working to eliminate gluten and refined sugars from my diet to help combat a few nagging issues. I also have a few friends following a gluten free eating plan...