Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing

July 28, 2014

A good salad must have great dressing.  What’s a Caesar without the Caesar dressing or a classic steakhouse wedge without the creamy blue? For my latest grilled chicken salad, it’s all about a creamy, purple, blueberry balsamic dressing. 

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Creamy Citrus Mango Dressing and Sauce

July 19, 2014

Creamy, light, citrusy, easy – what more could you ask for? Oh, and it’s really versatile. It works as a dressing or sauce. Although I posted this recipe a few days ago as part of the lobster salad post, it’s too good not to highlight on its own.

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Lobster Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing

July 13, 2014

Recently we spent a few glorious nights at the beautiful Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, California. Lazily hanging out at the spa pool and not moving from the the plush, comfy lounge chairs, we had their fantastic lobster salad two days in a row for lunch.  I had to make this at home and share the recipe!

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Staycation at the Montage Resort Laguna Beach

July 8, 2014

  In desperate need of time off, time away and no time to go very far, we did what many people in Southern California do: we headed for the beach.  Not just any beach, but beautiful, charming Laguna Beach. The sea, the sand, and a wonderful spa. What a way to celebrate Kent’s birthday!

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Mediterranean Potato Salad

July 1, 2014

If it’s 4th of July, then there MUST be potato salad. That was true when I was growing up and I am bringing back the tradition. So much about food is what you grow up with.

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Quick Grilled Zucchini

June 27, 2014

Can you tell that I’m in grilling mode? Flank steak, rotisserie chicken, corn on the cob and now zucchini. This recipe for summery grilled zucchini takes just minutes to get on the table. Plus it tastes good and is good for you. We’ve eaten this so often these past few weeks,  I thought I would share it to give you an idea for a fast vegetable side. 

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Herb Butter

June 23, 2014

The crunch when you bite into golden kernels. An occasional squirt of corn juice when the ears are nice and fresh. Then, the unmistakeable taste of summer – corn on the cob. Have you ever grilled it? Its lip smacking smeared with a soft herb and spice butter.

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How To Rotisserie Chicken

June 17, 2014

Crisp, juicy and golden. Rotisserie roast chicken is a staple in our house. It’s the best of hands-off summer grilling. Never tried this easy cooking method? Here are tips on how to rotisserie a whole chicken. Don’t buy it at the store. Do it yourself and enjoy the mouth watering aromas in your own backyard. 

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Grilled Flank Steak with Mexican Marinade

June 10, 2014

Planning to fire up the grill for Father’s Day? Treat dad to a great dinner with grilled flank steak in a tangy, Mexican-style marinade of olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, garlic and spices. Best part, the marinade doubles as a fresh sauce for serving.

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Asian Coleslaw

June 3, 2014

Colorful, cool and crunchy. Try giving your next batch of this classic cabbage salad a healthy Asian twist with a creamy almond butter-based dressing. It pairs wonderfully with grilled meats, seafood, or just about anything. Yep. This is one awesome summer side dish. And you can slice all of the veggies ahead of time and dress when you want to save time.

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