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 »

Caramel Chai Pound Cake

Lightly spiced with cinnamon and cardamom, this Caramel Chai Pound Cake is a delicious dessert.  Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a tasty summer treat!

Lightly spiced with cinnamon and cardamom, this Caramel Chai Pound Cake is a delicious dessert.  Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a tasty summer treat!You guys know that I love sports.  College sports are my favorite, but I’ll honestly sit down and watch almost any sport I can find.  Even golf.  Ok, maybe that’s a stretch.  I put watching golf into the same category as watching pro baseball on tv.  If I want to take a nap, then I turn on golf or pro baseball.  Nap accomplished.Continue Reading »

Grilled Brats with Cherry Bacon Brussels Sprout Slaw

I’ve partnered with SocialStars and Johnsonville® to share this tasty Cherry Bacon Brussels Sprout Slaw.  Fire up the grill tonight! #SausageFamily

Grill up some brats and top 'em with this tasty Cherry Bacon Brussels Sprout Slaw!A couple weeks ago, my wife and I piled into the car with some friends and took the short drive out to Cooperstown, NY.  Cooperstown is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and it’s a mecca for baseball fans everywhere.

As a kid, I loved baseball.  I collected baseball cards.  Lots of baseball cards.  Like boxes and boxes and boxes of baseball cards.  I followed my favorite teams religiously, and I eagerly awaited opening day every year.  But then the baseball strike of 1994 happened.  Half of the season was cancelled along with the playoffs and the World Series.  And somehow in that break, I lost interest in baseball.  I am still a sports addict, but now I turn to football, college basketball, soccer, cycling and even curling before baseball.Continue Reading »

Blueberry Bourbon Smash

Garnished with lemon sugar, this Blueberry Bourbon Smash makes for
one heck of an awesome summer cocktail!

Garnished with lemon sugar, this Blueberry Bourbon Smash makes for  one heck of an awesome summer cocktail!I love northern summers.  Growing up in the south, summers were still awesome…but the temperatures could be a bit much at times.  When we lived in Atlanta, we’d wake up at 7am on weekends to do yard work because it was too darned hot to do anything outside by 10am.  But northern summers are incredible!  It could be because the temperature doesn’t tip over 100°F each day, or it could be the mere fact that there’s no snow.  Throw in the fact that my grill is in use almost every night, and I am one happy camper!Continue Reading »