Grilled Mexican Corn on the Cob


  When I think of summer, I think of fresh corn from the farmer's market. This Grilled Mexican Corn on the Cob recipe takes it to the next level with a little kick from habanero and the mild flavor of Cojita cheese. I know, I know ... it's August and almost the end of fresh corn season.   So to bid goodbye to the lazy … [Read more...]


Simple Sweet & Tart Blackberry Lemonade


  If a tree falls on your garage will it make a sound? Yes - a giant thud ... and it will put a hole in your roof too. So when my poor hubby was out sweltering and sawing the giant branch into bite size pieces ... I pulled a June Cleaver and delivered him a glass of my new favorite simple blackberry lemonade recipes to quench … [Read more...]


Best Ever Summer Sangria Recipe


  I wish I could invite every single one of you over. We'd sit outside on my vintage turquoise glider and chat and laugh while my hubby manned the barbecue. I'd serve you my favorite summer sangria recipe and you'd beg to know how I made it. Ever notice how the best recipes get passed down from friend to friend? My friend Brian … [Read more...]


Best Baked Ziti Low Cal Beg for the Recipe Dish


  I'd rather swim with alligators than clean baseboards. I’d rather run through a bee hive than clean the shower. I’d rather give up going to thrift shops for a year than iron (ok, well maybe not that). I'd rather cook a meal for an army of 200 than clean the oven. I have a confession to make and I know you won't judge me.  I … [Read more...]


Kelly’s Kitchen – Better with Bacon Brussels Sprouts

brussels sprouts

  I love to cook (when I'm in the mood)! Simple food. Tasty food. Things that doesn't require 25 steps and never before heard of ingredients.   This may sound weird ... but I love these brussels sprouts as a snack.   They are also the perfect side dish for steak, pork or chicken.   They fill me up and … [Read more...]


Cupid Float Valentine


  Once upon a time (last year), I wrote about my daughters' annual Valentine's Day party and our Cupid Float. As I was rushing to feed a dozen hungry 12 year old girls, I snapped a pic. That picture looks like one of those horrible paparazzi shots when they catch the star in her bathing suit and she doesn't know anybody is … [Read more...]


Smoky Blue Cheese Dip with a Kick

Smoky Blue Cheese Dip with a Kick

  One day, while listening to the melodious clank of rib bones landing in the galvanized bucket set on the table at Blue Smoke restaurant in New York, I came across the most amazing dip that put all other dips to shame. I'm not talking about those runny dips from the supermarket.  No, those pale in comparison. I'm talking chunky, … [Read more...]


The Absolute Best Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe Ever

Eclectically Vintage

These cookies ooze chocolately goodness when you break off a chunk. These cookies are snatched off platters at parties, leaving only crumbs behind. These cookies, piled high under a glass cake dome, don't last a day in our house. These cookies are ... The Absolute Best Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe Ever Makes about 30 large cookies * … [Read more...]