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Grilled Steak Tips with Rojo Chimichurri

Grilled Steak Tips with Rojo Chimichurri

Grilled Steak Tips with Rojo Chimichurri sauce is a full of flavor dish that everyone loves who I serve it to. If you have been following along with me for a while then you know I love grilled meats with sauces!  Now most people are 

Basil Olive Oil Cake with Sweet Whipped Cream

Basil Olive Oil Cake with Sweet Whipped Cream

Basil olive oil cake is an amazing fresh twist on the classic Italian olive oil cake.  The sweet basil lends a beautiful aromatic flavor to the cake without overpowering it.  The olive oil makes this cake rich but not overly heavy. It is really easy 

Easy Dijon Steak Skewers

Easy Dijon Steak Skewers

These easy dijon steak skewers are my favorite way to make steak. Because they are steak tips, they cook up quickly and the easy steak marinade made with dijon mustard is so delicious. I have cooked this on the grill, in the oven and on 

Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce

Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce

Fresh cherry tomato sauce is one of my all time favorite quick and fresh sauces to go over pasta! Cherry tomatoes add a wonderful burst of flavor in this sauce and they are not cooked all the way down, leaving their shape mostly in tact. 

Pork Kabobs with Sticky Cherry BBQ Sauce

Pork Kabobs with Sticky Cherry BBQ Sauce

Pork kebobs with a sticky cherry bbq sauce is my new favorite skewer for grilling. The pork that is used is from a boneless pork chop cut and the sticky bbq sauce is made from fresh summer cherries and all the usual bbq ingredients. If 

Italian Baked Zucchini

Italian Baked Zucchini

Italian baked zucchini is a quick meal that anyone can make and everyone will love. What is not to love about zucchini, marinara and cheese! Italian Baked Zucchini is a delicious way to make zucchini and definitely a zucchini recipe to keep in your repertoire. 

My Famous Blackened Spice Rub

My Famous Blackened Spice Rub

Homemade spice rubs are so easy to make and with a little inspiration from others or your own imagination, you will be on your way to some amazing meals after you make your own! I call this my famous blackened chicken spice rub because I 

Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini pancakes is such a delicious summertime recipe when zucchini is abundant. This recipe is a super easy one to make and it is big on flavor.  My family is not a big fan of zucchini but they love this dish!  What is not to 

Grapefruit Lemon and Basil Popsicles

Grapefruit Lemon and Basil Popsicles

Grapefruit and basil popsicles are one of my favorite homemade popsicles that I make. I really love any combination of basil and citrus and maybe that is why I love these popsicles so much. The sweet basil flavor is present in each lick of the 

Basil Simple Syrup

Basil Simple Syrup

Basil Simple syrup is a wonderful addition of flavor to sweeten your iced tea, lemonade, cocktails and popsicles.  The fragrant basil adds a wonderful floral note to the simple syrup and makes a normally boring drink amazing! Making a simple syrup is very easy. It