Monthly Archives: April 2017

Grilled Veggie Vegan Buddha Bowl

 The Green Vegan Buddha Bowl is filled with grilled veggies, green tahini sauce, avocado & quinoa for a healthy, filling meal that’s also gluten free!

The Green Vegan Buddha Bowl is filled with grilled veggies, green tahini sauce, avocado & quinoa for a healthy, filling meal that's also gluten free!

Spring has arrived and grilling season is here!

I’m not going to lie, I own 4 grills. An indoor grill,  a tabletop outdoor grill, a rolling “tailgate” grill and a fancy new Char-Broil infrared grill. To say I enjoy grilling would be an understatement!

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Buffalo Shrimp Tacos

Buffalo Shrimp Tacos are an easy weeknight meal, made in just 15 minutes! They’re also perfect for celebrating Taco Tuesday or Cinco De Mayo!

Buffalo Shrimp Tacos are an easy weeknight meal, made in just 15 minutes! They're also perfect for celebrating Taco Tuesday or Cinco De Mayo!

I’m always down for tacos, shrimp and anything with buffalo sauce, so needless to say, these buffalo shrimp tacos are my jam!

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Green Tahini Sauce

This healthy, vegan and gluten free Green Tahini Sauce Recipe is perfect for topping buddha bowls, chicken and fish, or serve it as a dip with veggies!

This healthy, vegan and gluten free Green Tahini Sauce Recipe is perfect for topping buddha bowls, chicken and fish, or serve it as a dip with veggies!

Trader Joe’s Green Tahini Sauce and dip, a delicious and healthy staple on my Trader Joe’s shopping list that has magically disappeared from my local store. Say what?! I know, the travesty is real y’all!

I went to pick up a tub of this delicious sauce last week to top my Grilled Veggie Green Buddha Bowls (recipe coming on Thursday!) and there was none to be found. It’s slot in the refrigerator section wasn’t even there anymore. Could this be another delicious Trader Joe’s product gone into retirement?! I don’t know, but just in case, I’m now prepared to make my own at home!

Luckily, this green tahini sauce is so easy to make at home!

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Buffalo Frito Chili Pie

Frito Chili Pie is given a spicy kick with the addition of buffalo sauce, green chilies and spices in this delicious twist on a classic recipe, easy to make in only 20 minutes!

Frito Chili Pie is given a spicy kick with the addition of buffalo sauce, green chilies and spices in this delicious twist on a classic recipe, easy to make in only 20 minutes!

Frito Chili Pie has been a favorite meal of mine since I was a kid. It’s quick and easy to toss together, making it the perfect weeknight meal!

This week has been a little crazy since returning from Arizona. I was hanging out in Phoenix most of last week with my friends at Cox Communications in the “Cox Smart Home” kitchen.

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Top 3 Grilling Menu Ideas for Summer Parties

Whether it’s a Southern Style BBQ, Mexican Fiesta or Vegetarian Cookout, these Grilling Menu Ideas will help you throw a delicious summer party!

Whether it's a Mexican Fiesta, Southern Style BBQ or Vegetarian Cookout, these Grilling Menu Ideas will help you throw a delicious summer party!

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Char-Broil; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

With spring in the air and summer right around the corner, I couldn’t wait to put my new Char-Broil Commercial Series TRU-Infrared 4-Burner Gas Grill to work!

This grill is packed with awesome features that make grilling so easy, including even distribution of heat, technology that prevents flare-ups and a one-touch surefire electronic ignition. With these features, I feel totally comfortable loading up the grill with several recipes knowing that they’ll each cook perfectly even, and my food will come out extra juicy!

To give you some ideas for how to use this awesome Char-Broil Grill at home, I’ve created my Top 3 Grilling Menu Ideas, starting with the Southern Style BBQ, filled with everything from lemonade (yup, grilled lemonade is a thing!) to bbq chicken, skewers, sides and dessert!

Southern Style BBQ Grilling Menu Ideas

  1. Grilled Strawberry Lemonade
  2. Grilled Peach Balsamic BBQ Chicken
  3. Garlic Lemon Grilled Asparagus
  4. Grilled Rosemary Steak & Potato Skewers
  5. Grilled Berry S’Mores

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Prosciutto Provolone Fig Grilled Cheese

This Provolone Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe is filled with prosciutto, blue cheese, arugula & fig jam for a flavorful, delicious & filling sandwich!

This Fig Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe is filled with prosciutto, provolone, blue cheese, arugula & fig jam for a flavorful, delicious & filling sandwich!

If you missed “National Grilled Cheese Day” last Wednesday, don’t worry, all of April is “National Grilled Cheese Month”! (Yes, thats a real thing!)

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Meatloaf Hash

Leftover Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf is transformed into one seriously delicious one pot breakfast in this Meatloaf Hash Recipe with potatoes, peppers, onions & eggs!

Leftover Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf is transformed into one seriously delicious one pot breakfast in this Meatloaf Hash Recipe with potatoes, onions & eggs!

How do you make the best dang Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf ever even better?! Turn the leftovers into the best breakfast meatloaf hash ever!

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Crispy Goat Cheese Avocado & Strawberry Salad

Crispy goat cheese, creamy avocado & juicy strawberries top spinach & arugula, tossed with avocado vinaigrette, for the perfect vegetarian Spring salad!

Crispy goat cheese, creamy avocado & juicy strawberries top spinach & arugula, tossed with avocado vinaigrette, for the perfect vegetarian Spring salad!

Oh Spring, how I love you! You provide warmer, longer days, and a new season of fresh produce to play with!

With the arrival of juicy strawberries and ripe avocados at my local farmers market, I couldn’t help but put them in a delicious new salad for Spring, that’s also perfect as an Easter side dish!

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Fig & Jalapeno Grilled Cheese

Roasted jalapeños, dried figs and spicy cheddar cheese are combined in this delicious, sweet and spicy, vegetarian jalapeno grilled cheese sandwich recipe!

Roasted jalapeños, dried figs and spicy cheddar cheese are combined in this delicious, sweet and spicy, vegetarian jalapeno grilled cheese sandwich recipe!

This coming Wednesday, April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day! What a time we live in where cheesy deliciousness sandwiched between buttery bread gets its own day of celebration! 😉

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Jalapeno Bacon Waffle & Meatball Sliders

Jalapeño Honey Chicken & Pork Meatballs are sandwiched between Jalapeño Bacon Cornbread Waffles in this delicious recipe for meatball sliders, putting a new, fun twist on chicken & waffles!

Jalapeño Honey Chicken & Pork Meatballs are sandwiched between Jalapeño Bacon Cornbread Waffles in this delicious recipe for Meatball Sliders, putting a new, fun twist on chicken & waffles!

Thank you to Hamilton Beach for sponsoring this post!

In my opinion, you can never go wrong with chicken and waffles, it’s two delicious foods combined into one dish that can be served as breakfast, lunch or dinner, what could be better?!

Well, what if you added crispy bacon, fresh jalapeños and sweet honey to this already delicious dish and turned it into meatball sliders?! You would get one seriously kicked up, flavorful twist on chicken and waffles, and that’s what I’m here to share with you today!

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Macadamia Nut Crispy French Toast Sticks

Macadamia Nut Crispy French Toast Sticks are a fun & delicious breakfast recipe, that’s also so easy to make!

Macadamia Nut Crispy French Toast Sticks are a fun & delicious breakfast recipe, that's also so easy to make!

Thank you to King’s Hawaiian for sponsoring this post!

Easter is right around the corner, and I don’t know about y’all, but Easter Brunch is one of my favorite times of the year to get together with friends and family and enjoy delicious food! It’s kind of like the “Thanksgiving of Spring”, but instead of turkey, we have ham and instead of mashed potatoes, we have crispy french toast sticks! 😉

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Frozen Mango Margarita

Mango, fresh squeezed orange and lime juice, tequila and triple sec are combined in this deliciously light & refreshing Frozen Mango Margarita Recipe!

Mango, fresh squeezed orange and lime juice, tequila and triple sec are combined in this deliciously light & refreshing Frozen Mango Margarita Recipe!

On Friday, I hosted my last segment on CW6 San Diego. Unfortunately the station closed after over 60 years on the air. For the last four years, I’ve hosted dozens and dozens of segments on CW6 and loved every one of them!

Hosting a segment on their last day on air meant the world to me and I couldn’t think of a better way to send them off than with a deliciously refreshing Mango Margarita!

Over the years, we’ve drank mimosas, Moscow mules and martinis together on the show, so I only found it fitting that our last segment together would include a cocktail!

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