spicy ginger and lime glazed chicken legs

chicken drumsticks with ginger and lime glaze

Chicken legs are the perfect way to test out new flavors and this marinade is a sweet and spicy combination that really packs the punch.  Not to mention, drumsticks are always a cheap way to feed a crowd and perfect for summertime cookouts.  With a combination of Asian sauces and spices plus the addition of lime juice, make sure you have enough drumsticks for seconds and thirds!  Continue reading

eggplant parmesan panini

eggplant parmesan panini

Eggplants are in season and my tummy couldn’t be happier!  A great option for meatless Mondays, this panini is a spin on the classic Italian flavors of eggplant parmesan.  With gooey layers of cheese, crispy oven-baked eggplant, marinara sauce, and baby spinach for a touch of green, this panini is a tower of perfection squeezed together in warm toasty bread.  One things for sure, don’t expect to need a big dinner if you eat this bad boy for lunch! Continue reading

chipotle lager chicken nachos

chicken chipotle lager nachos

Football season is right around the corner, and if you are like me, you’re trying to wrap your head around how to prep for a fantasy football draft this week!  One thing is for sure, if I’m going to be sitting in front of a computer bidding fake money to create my ‘dream’ team, a cold beer and some tasty food need to be by my side.  Luckily, these delicious nachos are the perfect combination of both! Simple to throw together in a crockpot, this juicy and spicy pulled chicken is the perfect topping with crispy chips and gooey cheese. No need to fret over my strategy for the upcoming fantasy draft with these bad boys by my side! Continue reading

zucchini soup with parmesan crisps

zucchini soup with parmesan crisps

Zucchini season can be overwhelming, my parents have been inundated this summer with squash the size of a forearm out of their garden!  But the joy of having a great crop like zucchini is developing tons of recipes to eat up all these veggies.  This super simple and delicious soup is a light and refreshing way to start a summer feast, not to mention it uses up a bunch of those zucs!

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grilled broccoli and tomato salad with feta

grilled broccoli and tomato salad

Grilling vegetables is a simple and delicious way to create a side dish for any summer meal.  And although broccoli might not be the first veggie you think of as a classic for the grill, this salad with the addition of red onion, tomatoes, and feta cheese is just the perfect amount of grilled goodness to add to your cookout menu. Continue reading

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