Ohhhh so good Crispy Kale Couscous Salad

Time: 1 hour Kale and couscous are not always ingredients that make people excited, but they really deserve a second chance… trust me you will find it worth the effort. I made this recipe and brought some to my uncle G this past week, I was a little unsure if it would be something he’d…

Aji Verde

Time: 15 minutes And another great side dish to lead a fun and spicy weekend with great weather and BBQing and celebrating! Music Selection: Dan Fogelberg – Leader of the Band Ingredients: 1 cup mayonnaise 2 cups packed cilantro (washed, and torn up) 1 jalapeno (more or less to taste), remove seeds and dice 3…

Filipino BBQ Pork Skewers

Time: 15 minutes on BBQ (4 – 12 hours marinating) This is another simple and oh, so very tasty dish. Perfect for those very busy nights, when you don’t want to wash a lot of dishes! Music Selection: Coldplay – Clocks Ingredients: 2 lb pork butt or loin, sliced long and thin strips 1 cup…

Ambrosia Budapest Roll

Growing up in the ’70s, we ate a lot of ambrosia (which I loved). This recipe is my tribute to my mom’s super ambrosia…. and it is G-F, too! Perfect dessert for a fancy dinner, BBQ or highnoon tea! Time: 2 hours Music Selection: Garbage – Only Happen When It Rains Ingredients: Jelly roll: 1…

Lemon Bars

Time: 1 hour This is one of those perfect desserts for BBQs and high noon tea garden parties – where the butterflies flutter. Music Selection: Abe Parker – Butterflies Ingredients: Crust: 1 cup butter, melted ½ cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla ½ tsp salt 2 cups flour Filling: 1 ½ cups sugar 1/3 cup flour…

Apple Whiskey Pulled Pork (instant pot)

Time: 2 hours You will never find a tastier pulled pork recipe that can be made so quickly – one dish! Music Selection: Michael Buble feat. Laura Pausini – You Will Never Find – Caught In the Act Ingredients: 4 lb bone in pork shoulder or boneless pork butt 2 red apples 2 tsp garlic…

Apple Fennel Coleslaw

Time: 20 minutes This is a simple, delicious, healthy twist on coleslaw. Try it as a BBQ side dish or on apple whiskey pulled pork! Music Selection: Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved Ingredients: ½ head green cabbage or bag of coleslaw 1 green onion, finely diced 1 fennel, shaved 1 red apple, cored and…

Baked Potato with Broccoli Cheese Sauce

Time: 45 minutes Only you can love this dish this way… so good, so filling. Yum Music Selection: Keith Urban – Only You Can Love Me This Way Ingredients: 4 – 6 medium potatoes 2 cups milk ¼ cup flour ¾ c. butter, split in 3 x ¼ c 1 tsp smoked paprika ½ tsp…

Smoked Turkey Club

Time: 3 hours (overnight brining) This is a recipe that requires some brining from “dusk until dawn”… a bit of effort, but so worth it for this delectable meal… Music Selection: Zayn (featuring Sia) – Dusk Until Dawn Ingredients: Brine: Sprigs of rosemary 3 Tbsp herbes de provence 1 cup salt 1 cup sugar 2…

Turkey Burgers

Time: 45 minutes Heat up the BBQ fire and enjoy these healthy, tasty, irresistible burgers. Music Selection: Pointer Sisters – Fire Ingredients: 2 lbs ground turkey 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme 1 finely chopped green onion 2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce 3 eggs 1 Tbsp garlic powder 1 cup…