Grilled Cherry Tomato Sauce

CLICHE ALERT! I find there are two types of people: those who want to eat pasta year-round, and those who don’t. Personally, I’ve been firmly locked into the year-round group since my first encounter with the glutinous wonderment of spaghetti when I was but a youngling. The problem with these two groups of people, is – like hipsters…

Super Simple Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Look. I feel like I’ve said it a million times. Good food does not have to be complicated. The following is a supremely simple – and very tasty – recipe for a grilled chicken sandwich. By using common ingredients with bold, complimentary flavors, this recipe leads you through the assembly of a delicious dinner that may…

Cilantro-Lime Chicken Drummies

Need something tasty to make this weekend? Why not try out my tasty (and wonderfully simple) recipe for chicken drumsticks marinated in fresh lime and cilantro. Whip it up, crack open a cold Mexican lager (like the new Lima Loca from Two Beers Brewing – or an old standby, like Pacifico) and try to stay…

Simple Teriyaki Chicken Drummies

Why are people afraid of bones? At least, I assume that’s why so many recipes call for boneless wings and boneless thighs. Stop being scared of bones. Bones are necessary. For flavor. And life. I love chicken drummies (drumsticks, for the uninitiated) for many reasons. They’re easy to cook. They’re cheap. They’re forgiving. You can…

And I Said “Let There Be Grilling” – And Lo, the Carne Asada Was Good

It’s not often that we Washingtonians get a swath of summer weather in mid-April. The weeks following April Fool’s are normally scored by the collective signs of Seattleites frustrated by the simultaneous temptation of longer days and rising temperatures (Yay! Jeans and t-shirts!) literally overshadowed by a blanket of rain clouds. So you can imagine our elation last…

Easy Grilled Fish Tacos

Want a crowd-pleasing, easy to make recipe with no frills and layers of scrumptious flavor? Look no further than this hastily-assembled little gem. Thrown together on one of my early (and frequently occurring) “what’s in the fridge?” nights, this has become a mainstay in our household. Whip it up, crack a cold one, sit back,…

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with BBQ Glaze

As my summer draws to a close, I have to admit that I have not yet accomplished all of my goals. Yes, I made our patio furniture (an 8-person table with built in drink coolers and a matching coffee table), I taught summer school for four weeks, and my wife and I purged nearly two…

Simple Spice-rub Salmon Tacos with Grilled Corn Slaw

As a home cook, I not only enjoy trying new recipes, and experimenting with new types of food, I also enjoy refining old favorites. The following is a new twist on one of our household mainstays: the salmon taco. You’ll notice that many of our favorite flavors are at play here – chipotle, cilantro, and cumin, etc….

Turkey Sliders with Grilled Bacon and Apple Slaw

This little beauty of a recipe came to me out of thin air. Fine, maybe not out of thin air, but certainly out of some kind of air. Come to think of it, what’s thick air? Humid air? Dirty air? Rain? I feel like it would be easier and/or more likely to pull things out…

Spicy Burgers with Chipotle Mushroom-Onion Topping

In honor of National Burger Day (yup, that’s a thing) I’m sharing my recipe for spicy adobo burgers with a chipotle mushroom and onion topping. But first, I’d like to share a few helpful tips for grilling burgers: DO NOT flip your burgers more than once. Multiple flips lead to overcooking. DO NOT overcook the burgers. An overcooked burger…

Make Your Cookout Stand Out: 5 Tips for Hosting a Better Barbecue

Well folks, Memorial day is right around the corner, and what better way to spend the first long weekend of summer than in the back yard or on the beach, cookin’ up some memories (and some great food) with your friends and family?   The team over at Man Crates recently reached out to me to see…

Sesame-Soy Flank Steak with Cilantro-Sesame Garnish

This recipe is designed to make delicious, juicy, flank steak. The flavors are Asian-inspired, and heavily rely on the use of sesame and soy (hence: the name of the recipe). I served this steak – with a simple garnish of cilantro and sesame seeds (instructions below) – beside a generous helping of Patti’s sesame noodle…

Fresh Grilled Salmon with Peach and Mango Salsa

Summer is a wonderful time to showcase the fresh, vibrant flavors of ingredients like salmon, fruits and vegetables. This recipe uses simple, sweet and savory products to do exactly that. While the salmon and quinoa both lend their own gravitas to the final dish, it’s no secret that the colorful and lively salsa is the…

My Five Tips for Delicious Grilled Pizza

It’s still summer, which means that we’re still in the middle of grilled pizza season. While I’ve posted (many times) about pizza, it’s been a while since I’ve done anything more than brag about new toppings and post pictures of my latest creations. The pizza that I made a few days ago was so good, that…

Grilled Rockfish BLT’s

Whoa – you need to make this one. It’s a simple, savory recipe that has all the great elements of a summertime meal: grilled fish, fresh veggies, and – of course – good bacon. Not that bacon is bad with anything (ok, most things), but the pairing of the salty pork, the Old Bay- grilled…