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Gear up for Grilling Season

Thank you Cameron Hughes for sponsoring this post. Wine and dine your way into summer and raise a toast to everyone’s favorite season! We love summer for the obvious reason – warm sunny days, sun tans, pool parties and mimosas, everything green and blooming… the list is long! However, more than all of those things, I anxiously await summer to get out on the back deck, wine glass in hand,

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Cedar Plank Steelhead Trout with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

If you haven’t grilled with a cedar plank yet, then today is the day you need to make it happen, and this is the recipe to do it with! The cedar plank imparts this woodsy, smoky flavor, while the sesame-dill seasoning adds zing. The roasted red pepper sauce is it’s spicy, yummy companion and together everything tastes so incredible! We recently made this recipe for one of our family grill

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Oven Roasted Ribs with a Peachy-Bourbon BBQ Sauce

I’m not sure if I can fully accept that summer is coming to a close in no time at all! How did this happen? I have so many things I want to accomplish before the skies open up and blanket us in crisp snowy white ice particles. EEK! Regardless, one thing I know for sure is that we have a four day weekend starting this Friday. LABOR DAY! Therefore, we

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Al Fresco Wine and Cheese Dinner Party

For me, summer is at it’s best when I’m outside in our backyard surrounded by friends and family, feasting on a simple, yet incredible meal. The wine is refreshing and flowing, the music is setting the perfect mood, a bonfire is crackling in the distance for late night smores, and the sun slowly melting away as we laugh into the night. It’s magical!  The beauty about Al Fresco dining is that

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Herbs de Provence Grilled Chicken

Nothing beats a juicy, flavorful grilled chicken. Especially during the warmer months when we are in full-swing for outdoor entertaining and summer barbecues. What makes this Herbs de Provence Grilled Chicken recipe so great, and ideal for entertaining is that most of the prepping can be done well ahead in advance. Grilling chickens in a spatchcock style also make for an interesting show on the grill. Something most people rarely

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Blood Orange, Thyme, and Fennel Grilled Trout

I think it’s safe to say that spring has officially arrived in all of its glory! I can see the buds starting to come out on the trees and the daffodils springing up from the now-thawed ground. All of that unused energy I stored away, during those winter months stuck inside, has me running around outdoors cleaning up the yard and garden beds.  Mortifyingly it also led me to tear

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Grilled Potato Salad with Leek + Jalapeño Vinaigrette

The best time to celebrate is whenever you can… but it’s even better when you have an extended weekend, a handful of warm days left to spend by the pool and plenty of propane in the gas tank. That means, if you are not a die-hard midwesterner finding ways to grill, despite an insane snow storm, the legit days of summer are coming to an end. My heart is breaking!  Yes, if you

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Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken with a Watermelon, Cucumber, Feta + Jalapeno Salad

I’m a grilling fanatic! Grilling just embodies summer and relaxing on the deck with some yummy white wine. Lately, I’ve been a bit nostalgic for Minnesota. It’s been hitting me hard! I day dream about the warm summer air and the view from my family’s backyard. The lily pad-filled pond, the tall trees and lush gardens. It’s always been my little slice of paradise. A place to feel relaxed and safe. There’s

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Espresso BBQ Rubbed Pork Ribs

We’ve been here in Minnesota for almost a week and a half now and after a whirlwind of catching up with family and friends, I’m finally getting back in the kitchen to cook and take photos. It’s been a hectic few weeks getting the apartment ready, packing, working and just about 5 million other things that were needed before heading out. Each day flew by without time to post or even explain what we have going

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18 Drool-Worthy Dishes for Your Memorial Day Party

With Memorial Day Weekend in fast approach, it’s time to dust off your grill and throw an epic party. Invite the neighbors, your closest friends, and family, and celebrate not only the kick-off to summer but to remember and celebrate the lives of the troops and soldiers that fought tirelessly for us, throughout history. These uber-brave men and women, who daily risked their lives to keep America what it is today,

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