Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Grilled Brussels Sprouts might be one of my favorite new summer side dishes!

Grilled Brussels Sprouts might be one of my favorite new summer side dishes!“Time, why you punish me? Like a wave bashing into the shore, you wash away my dreams.”  So we have a new radio station here in my area.  We were sitting at Thursday night trivia recently when one of our friends told us about it…and both my wife and I are addicted to it now!  The station’s name is Rewind, and they play a constant stream of classics from the 80’s and 90’s.  I’m talking Sting, Aerosmith, old-school Dave Matthews, Hootie & the Blowfish.  Talk about a blast from the past! Continue Reading »

Seasoned Tortilla Chips

Serve these star-shaped Seasoned Tortilla Chips with
homemade salsa for a delicious 4th of July snack!

Serve these star-shaped Seasoned Tortilla Chips with homemade salsa for a delicious 4th of July snack!I’ve always been somewhat of a history buff.  I absolutely love Roman and Greek history, and I’ve been known to ask for a big book on Roman history for my birthday.  And not just any book on Roman history.  I wanted the one that was as thick as the telephone book.  (Speaking of which, why do phone companies still print telephone books?  Ours goes straight into recycling bin whenever it shows up on the doorstep.  But I digress…)  So, yeah, I’ve always been fascinated with history.Continue Reading »

New England Potato Salad with Horseradish Cheddar

This lightened-up New England Potato Salad packs a flavor punch thanks to a handful of shredded horseradish cheddar cheese.  It’s a summer picnic classic!

This lightened-up New England Potato Salad packs a flavor punch thanks to a handful of shredded horseradish cheddar cheese.  It's a summer picnic classic!I have a foodie confession to make.  I can’t pronounce horseradish.  I mean, when I stop and think about it, I can say it correctly.  But if I’m using it in a sentence and speaking quickly, then it invariably comes out as ‘horshradish.’  Notice the extra “shh” in the middle.  That’s not supposed to be there!  But it is.  My wife loves to pick me on about this, but I’m cool with it.  I just own that I say horshradish.Continue Reading »

Spinach Artichoke Tart

Turn one of your favorite dips into an entree with this tasty Spinach Artichoke Tart!

Turn one of your favorite dips into an entree with this tasty Spinach Artichoke Tart!What is your one go-to recipe?  You know the recipe I mean.  It’s the recipe you pull out when you find out your husband’s boss is coming over for dinner.  You’ve made it 1,000 times.  (Ok, maybe not 1,000…but you still almost know the recipe by heart.)  You know it’ll taste awesome.  You know it’ll impress your family or guests.  If you’re anything like me, then you probably have a handful of recipes that could fit this description.  But one of my favorites is a savory artichoke and asiago cheese tart.Continue Reading »