big, bold, bacon blue cheese burgers

I’ve probably said this before—I am not a burger fan. But I’ll admit, nothing says “summertime” like burgers on the grill. Another thing I’ll admit—I don’t use the grill all that often. However, I do have an amazing Calphalon grill pan for which I would probably sell my own soul. With that said, I do like to occasionally experiment with burgers (usually sliders, but I … Continue reading big, bold, bacon blue cheese burgers

caprese sandwich with homemade basil-walnut pesto

New Jersey has this bad habit of getting excessively warm and then cooling down again. It’s like Mother Nature can’t decide whether or not she wants the AC on. For the past few weeks, temperatures have been anywhere from a warm 80 to a cool 55 (today happens to be 90, but don’t worry, it will be in the 60s again by the weekend). Anyway, … Continue reading caprese sandwich with homemade basil-walnut pesto

grilled salmon topped with garlic spinach & Asiago

One of my all-time favorite dishes is fish and chips. There’s nothing like munching on beer-battered cod dipped in tartar sauce while sitting out at a beach bar overlooking the ocean. Luckily, that’s life when you’re at the beach, which is where I happen to spend every summer. But during this time of year, it’s hard to get that fish and chips fix, and even … Continue reading grilled salmon topped with garlic spinach & Asiago

classic choco chip pancakes

Breakfast has always been my least favorite meal. It could be because I’m not a huge fan of eggs, and since most breakfast dishes involve eggs, it really leaves me wishing whatever restaurant I’m at had 24-hour lunch service. With that said, I do enjoy the occasional sweet breakfast, like stuffed French toast from my favorite old-time, beachside breakfast place, or fluffy, homemade chocolate chip pancakes. … Continue reading classic choco chip pancakes

stuffed grilled chicken in white wine & garlic sauce

I try my hardest to love chicken, but it’s not easy. I can’t explain what my beef is (no pun intended), but unless it’s fried, I don’t want it. But I get that fried chicken isn’t exactly the healthiest option, so sometimes I have to channel my creativity and create a grilled chicken recipe that even I would eat. This stuffed grilled chicken is filled … Continue reading stuffed grilled chicken in white wine & garlic sauce

pulled pork & cheddar wontons

It’s hard to deny my love for wontons (it’s gotten to the point where I should just make a “wontons” category on the blog’s homepage). It’s nearly as strong as my love for buffalo chicken. The thing about wontons is, you can throw pretty much anything into this little dough wrapper, fry it up (or bake it, as I typically do), and it will almost … Continue reading pulled pork & cheddar wontons