Since it’s summertime and all I want to do is grill everything, that’s exactly what I did this week! From Caribbean Jerk Meatballs (coming to the blog very soon!) to Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon (I seriously can’t stop eating this dish!) to this Grilled Tomato & Kale Salad recipe, it was a grilling kind of week at my house!
Did you know that August 3rd is National Watermelon Day? I know, I know, who comes up with these national food holidays? My boyfriend (and I’m sure a few other people) think they’re totally ridiculous, but as a foodie, I love any excuse to celebrate my favorite foods like National Ice Cream Day, yes, please!
I love me some General Tso’s Chicken, and apparently so do a lot of other people! My recipe for Gluten Free General Tso’s Chicken is one of the most popular recipes on the blog! It’s quick and easy to make, really delicious and much healthier than take out, I totally get it’s popularity!
Alright y’all, it’s time for a moment of honesty here, I’m totally obsessed with Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers! Yes, it’s true, I am now the proud owner of SIX Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers! I literally own a Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker from the 80’s, a Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker from the 90’s and now four Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers from this decade, and no, I’m not giving any of them up, no matter how many times my boyfriend tells me it’s ridiculous to have so many Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers! 😉
For every party I throw, I cook up at least one, usually three or four recipes in my Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers. Slow cooking for parties allows me to prep everything the night before, or the morning of the party, then let the Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers do all of the work while I enjoy the party!
My Superbowl party is the perfect example of this. Each year, I prep 4-5 Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers the night before with different meats, slow cook them overnight, then set up a taco bar for the party, which means people can eat whenever they would like and I get to watch the game!
Over Memorial Day weekend, my boyfriend Kurt & I headed to Philadelphia for his cousins wedding. Since it was my first time in Philly, I had to check out the food scene!
Of course I tried several Philly Cheesesteaks (you can read all about that in my Food Bloggers Guide to Philadelphia!) but I also tried some local restaurants that were recommended by friends from the area.
One of these recommendations was Cuba Libre, a Cuban restaurant where we indulged in an unlimited tapas brunch!