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Pork Chops with Italian Salsa

I’ve almost gotten into a rut with pork chops.  If they’re not braised with pears and red onions, they’re topped with spicy fruit salsa of some sort.  Really good, but been there, done that.  A lot. So as I’m planning which salsa I&...

Chocolate Banana Pie

  Think OMG delicious!  And then multiply it.  That’s what you get when Victor heads into the kitchen and makes a clean out the refrigerator pie!  This was last night’s dessert that I didn’t get posted. The cookie crust started out as...

Salads with a Mexican Bite

Tonight was one spicy meal.  From the grilled London Broil to the fried peppers, from the corn sal...

Risotto

Let’s see…  It’s hotter ‘n hell outside, humidity like you wouldn’t ...

Chicken Sandwiches

This right here pretty much sums up why I went from charcoal back to propane.  Grilling small thin...

Cheese Burger In Paradise

It was shortly after dinner last night that Victor said I should make some bread dough so we could ...

Gates Kansas City BBQ Sauce

When our friend Luigi said she was sending us a bottle of Gates Kansas City BBQ Sauce, I knew right...

Peach and Almond Upside-Down Cake

The day is just not complete without dessert at our house. Oh…  I know that I’d be doi...

Not Your Normal Nachos

I had planned to do something with a couple of pork chops tonight.  On the grill, whatever.  I di...

Summer Salads

Summertime… and the livin’ is easy… Provided the air conditioner keeps running, t...

Italian-Inspired Brochettes

Just received the latest issue of La Cucina Italiana.  I really like the magazine.  I rarely foll...

Sausage and Peppers

You know the warning about wearing gloves when dealing with hot peppers?  I do.  Quite well, in f...

Boston Cream Pie

Tonight’s dessert was going to be peach ice cream.  Until, that is, Victor caught sight of a...

BBQ Tri-Tip Sandwiches

Ahhhh… the tri-tip.  One of my most favorite parts of the cow.  It’s still relatively...