On the grill

Grilled Zucchini and Herbed Ricotta Sandwiches

Grilled Zucchini and Herbed Ricotta Sandwiches

I planted a second round of tomatoes in the garden last week. And while I was at it, I went ahead and stuck a new zucchini plant in. Because this is the first year I haven’t wanted to wretch at the mere sound of “zucchini” before the 4th of July. I seriously cannot get enough [...]

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Margarita-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Margarita-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Everyone has someone in their family that is the go-to person for cooking a specific dish. In my family, I am not that person for ribs. But I have not given up. At a cookout in 2011, with a Fine Cooking magazine in one hand and a margarita in the other (possibly my problem), I [...]

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Queso-Smothered Chicken Fajita Burgers

Queso-Smothered Chicken Fajita Burgers

Who needs tortillas? I mean, I do. Gosh, any world without tortillas is one I do NOT want to live in. But you don’t need tortillas. At least, not for this “burger,” anyway. And it’s actually how this burger came about. Fajita Night with tortillas that ended up being moldy easily turns into Fancy Burger [...]

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BBQ Chicken & Grilled Pineapple Nachos

Barbecue Chicken & Grilled Pineapple Nachos

I have been on a major grilled pineapple kick lately. Like, mayjah. Guacamole, burgers, margaritas, and of course – those nachos. The other two people in this house are not so… passionate about grilled pineapple. There have been eyerolls and little remarks and sighs. Nor are they passionate about taking the contents of 5 leftover [...]

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Mexican Grilled Corn (Elote)

Mexican Grilled Corn

We grew up on a quiet, country road. Our house marked the midway point from the bus stop to Martha’s house. On any given day, if her kids weren’t at my house, my mom’s kids were at hers. We introduced Martha to chocolate gravy, baked beans, and snow ice cream. Martha introduced us to chorizo, [...]

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Whole30: The Craft and Strawberry-Avocado Salsa

I would literally steal candy from a baby right now. LITERALLY. Right this second. Even if that baby had a half-eaten, gag-inducing Cadbury Creme Egg. The legit ones. The ones that look like a real egg. Wrapped in chocolate. [SHUDDER] Of course, that’s after I would punch the How I Met Your Mother writers in [...]

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The Boss

The Boss Hamburger

That bad boy is the make-at-home version of Kerbey Lane’s “Boss” burger. It’s one of those things I’d happily just let Kerbey Lane make for me… but in 4 years of asking on Twitter, they have still yet to open a Houston location. And Austin is just too far to drive for lunch. Sometimes. Now [...]

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Spicy Honey-Glazed Salmon

Spicy Honey-Glazed Salmon

Aside from pick-up-phone-and-order-Chinese, this might be the fastest non-cereal, non-PB&J, non-Hot-Pocket dinner ever. 5 minutes of prep, 7 minutes under the broiler. All while you’re microwaving some steam-in-bag broccoli or reheating the leftover roasted asparagus from the night before. Dinner? Done. Just like that. The spice rub comes from an oldie but insanely goodie, Spicy [...]

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