The Evil Genius Smoked Barbecue Chicken

My husband can cook, people. He is an engineer, so his cooking endeavours often include terms like “matrix”, “schematic”, “equipment”, and “sequence”. While the terminology might not be what I would use in the kitchen, his food speaks the universal language of YUM, so I always get excited when he’s inspired to make our meal. [Read On]

Playing games in good taste: FarmVille to Table

Are you a fan of FarmVille? Boy do I have some fun news for you! What do you call it when the game making powerhouse Zynga decides to release a game chock full of recipes featuring the bounty of summer harvested, fresh, home-cooked foods? Well, first you call it delicious and fun! Then you call [Read On]

Evil Genius, Sr.’s Slathering Barbecue Sauce

When it comes to barbecue sauces, I’m going to admit I have a bit of a neurotic streak. Big surprise, right? When I learned how easy it was to make my own all these years ago, it was hard to walk into a store and pay mucho deniro for the cruddy bottles of glorified ketchup [Read On]

Visit South Walton, Florida

I’ve been very fortunate lately to have quite a few opportunities to pack my bags and hop on a plane ALL. BY. MYSELF. I’ve spent the weekend in North Carolina with girlfriends, three days in Manhattan, and visited BlogHer Food 2014 in Miami. We had a long, cold, hard winter here in Western New York [Read On]

Father’s Day Gift Guide: How and What to Choose

I don’t know what it is about Father’s Day, but I used to find myself stumped on things to help our boys get for my husband. He’s not an easy man to buy for because he really doesn’t want much more than he has. Well, aside from that little miniature backhoe that he drools over [Read On]

Carnival Black Bean and Shrimp Puff Pastry Cups

The World Cup is about to start in Brazil. Are you looking for a Brazilian influenced light dish or appetizer to pass at a World Cup party? I have just the thing for you; Carnival Black Bean and Shrimp Puff Pastry Cups will fill you up without weighing you down. These tender, flaky puff pastry [Read On]

Lemon Pepper Grilled Zucchini

Simple side dishes that knock your socks off are as easy as 1-2-3 in the warmer months when fresh produce is abundant. This Lemon Pepper Grilled Zucchini is as wonderful and fast as it gets and makes use of a corner of the grill while you’re cooking burgers, chicken, fish, or other goodies. Over and [Read On]

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies

There’s no cookie that can compare to the perfection of crisp edged, chewy, gooey caramel bit, melted dark chocolate chunk cookies with a sprinkle of coarse sea salt flakes on top; Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies are simply sublime. They please the kids and the gourmets! Who’s ready for some cookies? I am ALWAYS ready [Read On]