Grilled Chicken with Whiskey Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Everyone raves at every picnic how delicious this chicken is. I have made it with pork ribs, chicken and salmon this is the best barbecue sauce!


Zucchini and Peas Sauce

This is that time of the year when I love using fresh everything. Tomatoes, peas and zucchini from the garden make the best vegetarian sauce for what ever pasta, rice dish you serve! Great in the slow cooker too just dump everything in on low for 6 to 8 hours in a 5 quart crockpot! 

3 zucchini washed sliced in half then in cubed wedges
1 teaspoon fresh each chopped parsley, oregano, basil
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste
1/2 cup white wine
2 cans of whole tomatoes pulsed into small chunks in the food processor
2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
3 cups fresh shucked green peas or canned drained and wash the salt off of them
1 bell pepper chopped
olive oil

In a large saucepan add 2 tablespoons olive oil, minced garlic on low heat,  add peas and peppers saute for four minutes (this will enhance the flavors on the peas). Add tomatoes, herbs, spices, zucchini and wine. Cook for around an hour or until the zucchini is fork tender.
Pour over favorite boiled pasta, rice or even mashed potatoes.

Guest Post Curt's Pancake Recipe With Uncle Luke's Secret Apple Topping Recipe

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Check out my guest post @Curt's Delectable Food Vlog!
I just had to help debut my son Curt's new food blog... so I guest posted there with his pancake recipe and a little apple cinnamon surprise topping from my brothers tips! Help wish Curt success in his new blog adventure! I am so proud of him! Would love any shares or new followers to help him get introduced to the blogging community! Thanks friends!  

Check out more recipes for breakfast clicking on links below:

Apple cinnamon baked french toast
Cake mix blueberry muffins
Blueberry crumb muffins
Strawberry Cheesecake muffins
Baked Pancake
Cinnamon mini muffins
Potato Fritata
Chocolate Chip Raspberry Pancakes
Breakfast Sandwich Ham and Eggs
Breakfast at Christmas Homemade Sausage and Eggs
Porterhourse Steak Egg Omelet and Marsala
Chicken Omelet Marsala
Tropical Pineapple Pancake with Coconut Syrup
Curt's Breakfast Burrito
 Berry Cherry Pancakes
Italian home fries

Kielbasa Corn Dog Cupcake Recipe

Really easy to make and perfect for any type of family or picnic function...
oh and if you use hotdogs instead the kids are going to love these!

1 package Kielbasa sliced in 2 inch or thicker pieces or hotdogs
1 package of cornbread muffin mix
garlic powder, pepper, cayenne pepper
1/3 cup milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven 375 degrees

In a bowl mix the muffin mix, 1/4 teaspoon each of the spices, egg, milk and olive oil. Mix until batter until smooth.

Pour two tablespoons per individually lined cupcake tin. Place sliced Kielbasa in the center of each muffin. Bake on 350 degrees preheated oven until browned, around 25 minutes.  Makes around 11, Kielbasa dog cupcakes. You can top these with sauerkraut, mustard or ketchup, whatever you like.

Grilled Rosemary Lamb Kabobs Marinade

Saturday, July 28, 2012

You can use any kind meats such as beef, lamb or pork  here is another great marinade for the grill!
Also pictured is Curt's Barbecued Chicken with Jack Daniels  (you can visit his blog  called Curt's Delectable Food Vlog)
marinaded chicken skewers

Marinade for cubed lamb:

Cubed leg of lamb or other parts that you can cut up boneless, around 3 lbs
1/4 olive oil
juice of 1 or 2 fresh lemons or more to coat evenly
fresh rosemary, chopped parsley, dried oregano, pinch of basil (around 1 teaspoon each)
3 garlic cloves finely minced
salt, pepper and dash cayenne to taste

Marinate lamb for 3 hours or overnight. Place on skewers with mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, cherry tomatoes and anything else you like. Grill turning once leaving some pink in the middle of the lamb.

+claudia lamascolo  Author

Almond Mascarpone Custard Fruit Tart Recipe

Friday, July 27, 2012
A fresh fruit custard dessert that sure to please your family and guests,
It's easy to put together and you'll love the light texture!

1/3 cup almonds
1 1/4 cup flour
3 tablespoon sugar
6 tablespoons butter softened
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon very cold ice water
9 inch removable bottom tart pan

Using a food processor, pulse almonds to a fine grind. Add the flour, salt, butter, sugar and pulse. Add the water and pulse until a soft ball forms.
Refrigerate wrapped in plastic at least two hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degree hot oven.

Roll out the dough to around 1/4 inch thickness. Fit in a 9 inch pan. Poke holes on the bottom and bake for ten minutes. Pour the filling into the crust and finish cooking until custard is set around 15 more minutes and crust looks golden on the edges. Place a metal pan of water inside the oven, (something like a pie plate with around 1/2 water in it while baking) When cool, place fresh fruits on top such as peaches, kiwi, strawberries, blueberries etc on top arranging in a pretty fashion. Melt around 1/2 cup strawberry jam in the microwave for around 10 seconds, brush the tops of the fruit with the melted jam.

Custard filling:
8 oz mascarpone cheese
1/2  cup sour cream
1 egg
3 tablespoons sugar
Beat together till smooth, pour into crust.

Chicken with Italian Roasted Vegetables

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

5 boneless chicken breasts

Marinade: 1 teaspoon chipotle chili pepper, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder,  3 tablespoon olive oil, 4 tablespoon lime juice, mix all this into a ziplock bag and add chicken. Marinate for 1 to 3 hours.

2 zucchini's sliced
4 yellow squash sliced
8 oz  broccoli florets
4 plum tomatoes sliced
4 minced garlic cloves
garlic powder
1/4 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs
olive oil for drizzling
grating cheese
balsamic vinegar

In a roasting pan, either line with parchment paper or spray with cooking oil. Place the raw vegetable slices and florets, minced garlic and arrange on the bottom. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Evenly sprinkle with grating cheese, a little garlic powder and Italian flavored bread crumbs. Drizzle the top with olive oil over the top. Place marinated chicken breasts on top and bake on 350 degree hot oven until chicken is cooked and juices run clear when the fork goes through easily.
Pour some barbecue sauce of your choice over the tops of each piece of chicken and cook and additional 10 minutes.

Grilling Roundup Of Recipes 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Fresh Grilled Wahoo fish with lemon!
Here is a great roundup of recipes for your grilling season have a great rest of your summer! Check out the many recipe links below,
your one click away from grilling some amazing meals!

Grilled Pizza
Grilled Portabello
Grilled Wings
Grilled Beer Chicken
Grilled Porterhouse
Grilled Blackened Pompano
Grilled Wahoo
Grilled Lime Redfish
Grilled Meatballs
Grilled Lemon Salmon
Grilled Pineapple Brown Sugar Salmon
Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs
Grilled Eggplant

Thank You for Reading @ What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine

Watermelon Limoncello Cocktail

Sunday, July 22, 2012
An idea my son had while he was visiting. His thoughts were since I love watermelon to make a Watermelon Limoncello Cocktail. This is a refreshing drink and since I was ailing with a backache the alcohol sounded too good to pass up. He went out bought all the ingredients and we made this one together. The best of both worlds, it taste great with or without alcohol so you can make it either way! Just substitute lemonade for the alcohol!

Chad had a great idea, this was so refreshing it was hard to stop at one!  Of course my backache felt a little better after the drink too!

watermelon and limoncello in a mason jar with strawberries and watermelon on a toothpick cocktail with mint


Baked Buffalo Chicken Mashed Potato Croquettes Appetizers

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Here's one of those recipes you may say to yourself, why didn't I think of this before?

Leftover chicken, leftover mashed potatoes, a match made in heaven. Add some hot sauce, spices and roll into bread crumbs, drizzle some olive oil over the top bake until browned, can't get much easier.

Mashed potatoes molded into this chicken and potato buffalo hot sauce croquette and baked


Years of Dedication and Passion for Blogging, Recipes and Stolen Photos

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Watermark everything or someone will steal your photo's and recipes!

It has come to my attention that there are many sites that just try to make a living off of other peoples blogs. It brings a whole new realization on how far we are from being united or having any respect for one another in the blogging world. Your not safe, not at all.
Asking permission, giving a heads up, finding someone online that will promote you,  first would be the logical approach. The unfortunate reality is that when you go to google images and type in your blog or name it will show you just how many people have taken your hard work, recipes and call it their own. In my case I even found my son and cat!
There are some way to protect yourself, naive as I was I didn't watermark my photo's.
However I have a friend that watermarked her photo and they erased it and wrote Mama Mia in it's place! So there are even worse offenders than what I have encountered.

So this has been a turmoil of a week. Wondering if I should continue blogging. Being violated by 14 different webpages, some I couldn't read in different languages, taking my photo's, reposting my cat, son and recipes as their own entries is just ridiculous.  Again try these simple steps:
1. go to google chrome
2. click images
3. click on your photo
4. off to the side it will say search images click that, once that comes up all the websites that took the photo will show your photo a either stolen recipe or a new one and they just stold the photo.
5. Go into filters where it allows you to put the copy right and year.

You can see this on my timeline on what this week was like on FACEBOOK.

Google has a web form to fill out to turn them in.
Fill out each post they have taken from you individually.
My other suggestion is to invest into a photoshop.
If you have photoshop just hit the letter T on the keyboard where you want to place your name, logo etc and add your watermark, it will let you start to type your name sake to protect that photo by adding whatever typing phrase you like.
I have spent endless hours to find many of my photo's on other websites claiming their own.
If you would like to see if any of your photo's are being compromised download google chrome, go to images, type in you website name and images... When you click on your image it will show off to the right some image search, click on more images and it will show you who else have stolen you images.
Scary for sure, insulting and down right ridiculous!

I am not the first or last to go through this, however it is quite alarming to see when they claim your own family as their own as I have. Be sure to use the web page, contact your server and certainly do what you can to the owner to show them copy right laws.

This is from the WEBTOOL:
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I have had many friends go through this and never caught anyone until now doing this to me. If you need any advice or want more information, email me. I will be happy to help you.
Protect yourself, I wish I did....

Leftover Roasted Chicken Buffalo Crostini

Something quick and easy to snack on during those great game days. Whether it's baseball, football, racing or hockey this will satisfy anytime. Just some leftover chicken doctored up from yesterdays post (organic balsamic roasted herb chicken recipe see link below).
I use multi grain baguette bread ( something a littler healthy considering the melted cheese is fattening and oh so good) this was great without the dressing or sauce!

Leftover chicken slices (breast preferred)
Franks Hot Sauce to taste
1 baguette loaf of bread cut in thick slices
slices of extra sharp cheddar cheese (real cheese that melts easy)
blue cheese or ranch dressing (use lower fat one's to reduce calories)

Slice baguettes into 1 to 2 inch thick slices. Toast brushed with olive oil and a little garlic powder for around 10 minutes at 400 degree hot oven. Place a slice of leftover chicken on the bread, drizzle with hot sauce over the chicken, add around a teaspoon of dressing of choice then put a large slice of cheese  to cover the entire top of the bread.  Place on a cookie sheet and back into the hot oven at 400 degrees until cheese melts.

Other variations: for a Southwest style crostini:  add some chopped celery on top of the chicken, black sliced olives, black beans, chopped chili peppers,  omit hot sauce and use taco sauce, proceed with cheese over the top adding a dollap of sour cream on top instead of dressing after cheese is melted.

Try some of these other Chicken recipes below if you like this one:

Leftover Roasted Chicken

Organic Balsamic Chicken Roaster with Fresh Herbs and Lemon Recipe

Monday, July 16, 2012
I just love fresh herbs and this year I planted everything we love. What a great crop so far. Fresh rosemary, Italian basil, parsley, mint, dill and oregano. We also planted a fig, lemon, key lime tree. Then we have a crop of tomatoes, corn, peppers and cucumbers. Every summer my dad use to have a huge garden, the fresh tomatoes were like eating candy so sweet! I just love making everything with the freshest ingredients when ever possible, even the chicken is organic! I freeze all the herbs in ice cube trays and just drop them into stews in the winter months. You can also wash and freeze them in freezer bags for your favorite sauces and a fresher taste well after the summer is over.


Watermelon Bombe Molded Sherbet Recipe

Sunday, July 15, 2012
Such a fun dessert to make and serve... everyone will love how refreshing and easy this is to assemble. You will want to make it again and again for all your party and picnic outings!

I love food art!


Nutella Baked Banana Handpie Recipe

Saturday, July 14, 2012
I love these little handpies. They are so delicious with coffee flavored ice cream!

1 cup Nutella hazelnut spread
1 banana cut into chunks
1 batch homemade pie crust, tart dough or handpie dough of store bought that equals 2-9 inch pastry crusts
sugar for the tops
1 egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon water to brush the tops with
1 egg white beaten with 1 tablespoon water to seal with

In a small bowl mix banana and Nutella together until combined
Roll dough out 1/4 inch thick. I use a ravioli dough cutter (round one) with fluted edges. Place a a heaping teaspoon in the center. Place egg white wash all around the inside edge then fold over to seal. Place each one on parchment lined cookies sheet and crimp with a fork. Brush with egg yolk was and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375 degree oven until golden brown, around 30 minutes.

 Other Pie Crust Recipes:
Peach Crostata
Fruit Galette
Fruit Turnovers
Pineapple Turnover
Pumpkin  Mini Turnover
Raspberry Pie
Upstate NY Apple Pie
Apple Pie Squares

Grilled Balsamic Garlic Chicken Recipe

Friday, July 13, 2012

Balsamic vinegar is not used enough! It is a fabulous tenderizer in any capacity
along with enhancing the flavors of meats, fihs and poultry!
4 boneless chicken breast
4 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar (I used aged 18 year old aged )
4 tablespoon olive oil
3 teaspoons minced garlic
1 spring fresh rosemary
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 large zip lock bag

Place all ingredients in the zip lock bag and marinate at least three hours. Heat grill on medium high heat.
Place chicken on the grill and cook on each side until the juice run clear around 6 minutes on each side depending on the thickness. Pierce with a fork to see if the juice run clear to be finished cooking.
Serve with a side of rice or pasta, boiled potatoes or on top of a healthy salad.

Baked Italian Style Vegetable Tian Recipe

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fresh vegetables are in abundance in the summer. Fresh is best. I love making this as a side dish. Parmesan crusted with bread crumbs, just perfect at the end.  The ingredients are all fresh, a great way to get the kids to eat vegetables as it looks great even cooked...
  It doesn't look as pretty cooked but taste fantastic!

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
optional (1 large sweet yellow onion cut in half and sliced)
2 cloves of garlic, minced fine
1 or 2 yellow potatoes, unpeeled
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
grape tomatoes sliced or use any style tomato sliced
pink salt, sea salt or kosher salt, freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
fresh rosemary, thyme, parsley, oregano and basil to taste
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
Italian Bread Crumbs

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking dish with olive oil cooking spray. On low heat add 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When oil is heated add garlic (onions if using cook these 6 minutes then add the garlic for 30 seconds)  garlic for around 30 seconds. With  cooking spray, lightly coat the bottom of a round pie plate (9 inch)
Slice the potatoes, zucchini, squash and tomatoes in 1/4 inch thick slices. Layer them alternately in the dish on top of the onions, fitting them tightly into a spiral, making only one layer. Season with sea salt, black pepper and dried thyme, to taste. Drizzle the last tablespoon of olive oil over the top.
Bake for 35 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft using a fork to pierce. Evenly sprinkle the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese on top and bake for another 25-30 minutes or until browned.

Baked or Grilled Fish with Lime Dill Butter Sauce

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

1 pound salmon fillets or fresh fish of choice ( I have used redfish, cobia, wahoo and grouper)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice removing pits and cut wedges for garnish
1 tablespoon fresh or dried dill weed
2 teaspoons fresh garlic or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
sea salt to taste and white pepper to taste

Place fillets in a large piece of oil sprayed aluminum foil. Drizzle butter and lemon juice over them. Sprinkle with dill, salt, pepper, spice, worcestershire sauce and garlics. Roll up tight and place on a preheated hot grill or on a baking pan for oven roasting.  Bake  in 400 degree hot oven for 25 minutes depending on thickness. Fish is cooked when flaked easy with a fork.
Baked Redfish using the same method

Grilled Chili Lime Wrapped Corn on the Cob

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

8 ears of shucked cleaned fresh corn
1/2 cup (1 stick butter)
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
black pepper and seasalt to taste
1 teaspoon Chile Pepper, Chipotle
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Aluminum foil
Cooking oil spray

Spray each piece of foil with cooking oil spray. Place two ears of corn on the foil at a time.
Mix butter, lime juice and seasonings until well blended. Spread 1/2 of the butter mixture lightly over corn. Wrap tight. Reserve remaining flavored butter.
Grill over medium heat 6 to 7 minutes or until corn is tender, turning frequently. Serve corn with remaining flavored butter.

Here are some other flavored butters click here 

Tip:  place in a slow cooker on warm until ready to eat!



Tartlets Filled Fresh Lemon Curd and More Recipes

Monday, July 9, 2012
Lemon Curd is a slightly tart filling that's very thick unlike pudding.  Most of us love lemon here. However we still have chocolate lovers too! So, you can fill them with whatever you like!

My son loves chocolate pudding hands down!

I had just gone to a new kitchen store and spotted these mini tart pans. Although I am no where near a pastry chef by any means, I had to go home and play right away!  I love these, they are so versatile on what you can use them for. Desserts, meat fillings, salad style appetizers.
I can just come up with a ton of uses for them! 

Easy to do, there was nothing to it! Use your favorite pie crust recipe or store bought!
Of course you can fill them with vanilla, fruit topped, chocolate,
raspberries, lemon, banana, the skies the limit right?

 Here's what I did:

1 recipe of dough or store bought pie crust
1 recipe of lemon curd (see below for an easy recipe!) or store bought
1 recipe of chocolate pudding or use store bought
fancy mini tin molds
can of cooking spray oil
cookie sheet
garnish with chocolate curls, lemon peel
Spray each tin with a light coating of cooking oil.  Roll out dough on a floured board to around 1/4 inch thick. Cut pieces of dough to fit each tin. Place on a cookie sheet.  Bake them at 350 degree hot preheated oven until golden brown, around 15 minutes.
Cool. Fill with whatever you like. They can be topped with meringues, whipped cream, fruits. Garnish with chocolate curls, lemon peels depending what you make... Get your imagination going!

Store in refrigerator until ready to eat. That's it! They didn't last long enough to store away!

Fresh Lemon Curd Recipe

1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup freshly squeezed, seeds removed lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon peel
1/4 cup butter melted

Using a double boiler, place beat the eggs and sugar together add to the boiler pan. Add the lemon juice, peel, and butter. Simmer over the boiling water until thickened around 15 minutes or so.. that's it!

Recipe for Dough:

Homemade Tart Dough

Recipe Links for Fillings:

Vanilla Pastry Cream
Chocolate Pudding
Banana Pudding
Coconut Cream Pudding


Watermelon Sorbet Adult Recipe

Sunday, July 8, 2012
Refreshing Watermelon Sorbet it's one of those oh yeah got to have it in this summer heat! Perfect for leftover watermelon just waiting to be used up! Give this a try on a hot hot day! It's the perfect summer fun!
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3 cups fresh watermelon rinds removed and seeds removed
3/4 cup favorite liqueur  (bourbon, vodka , rum etc.)
1/3 cup fresh lime juice or lemon juice
1/2 cup grenadine or maraschino cherry juice
3/4 cup (1- 6 oz can) pineapple juice or apple

Place everything in a blender until combined  with melon.  Chill in the freezer around 1/2 hour.
Put this in an ice cream maker according to instructions manual of your unit. This will take approximately 40 minutes.
Serve in martini glasses.

We have a traditional Upstate NY style lemon ice. I grew up with that as a summer treat. 

Blackberry Freezer Jam Recipe

Saturday, July 7, 2012
Here's an easy recipe using freshly picked blackberries, I am so happy I have two types growing this year red and black. What a difference! They hardly make the pot to make the jam they are so sweet! Unfortunately I didn't get a huge crop this year but still enough to make one batch. The birds love to eat berries too!
A baby plant yet our first year but lots of berries on this bush!

3 cups blackberries crushed
5 1/4 cups sugar
1 box fruit pectin
3/4 cup water

Measure berries into large bowl; thoroughly stir in sugar and let stand 10 minutes.

Mix water and pectin in small saucepan. Bring to a full boil and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour all mixture into fruit and continue stirring 3 minutes. Immediately put into prepared containers (freezer jars or cartons that have been scalded), leaving 1/2 inch space at top. With a damp cloth, wipe any spills from containers. Cover at once with lids. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours. Store jam in freezer until ready for use.

Chili Chicken or Steak Kabob Recipe

Friday, July 6, 2012
Easy and tasty for quick gatherings. Try dipping this with taco sauce!

3 boneless chicken breasts cut in cubes around 2 pounds or 2 pounds boneless london broil or sirloin steak

Using a ziplock bag:

Add boneless cubed meat with 3 tablespoons each brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon each fresh thyme, pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper, 3 tablespoons lime juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil. Seal bag, shake and lay  bag flat in the refrigerator.  Marinate overnight or for at least three hours. Soak skewer sticks in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling. Skewer and grill, basting with a mix of 1/4 cup each cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 teaspoon chili powder. Grill until chicken juices run clear or steak is slightly pink in the middle.

Triple Berry Pudding Recipe

Thursday, July 5, 2012

1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 cups milk
2 teaspoons raspberry extract or chambord liqueur 
1 beaten egg yolk
2 cups fresh berries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries or a combo
raspberry jelly heated or other jelly of choice

In saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Blend in milk, cook stirring constantly over medium heat until mixture thickens and bubbles. Spoon a few spoonsful of hot mixture into the yolk remaining and return this mixture to the saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract. Pour into small dishes or one large one. Cover with plastic wrap; chill 2 hours. Top with assorted berries that have been dipped in heated melted jelly of choice. This is a great filling for tarts too!

July 4th Ideas and Recipes 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Here is a healthy festive way to celebrate! Just scoop out your melon to use as a bowl, then fill it back up with fresh fruits. You can use a small star cookie cutter to make the shapes using fruits cantelopes, watermelon, apples work well.
 I used the leftover fruits to make sorbet! A future post!
Melting white chocolate and dipping fresh strawberries in blue sugar is fun for the kids!
Get your creative juices going!

Make some Funfetti Cupcakes, top with melted white chocolate and colored sugars!

Festive Southwest Potato Salad 

Simple blue and red jello. Just chill each layer separate in a rectangular pan
 and cut into stars with a cookie cutter.
 Garnish with whipped cream or mini marshmallows. For below recipe click on the links!
Boom! Happy 4th of July....

Grilled fruit is a great afternoon appetizer!
Healthy colorful salad!
Sausage  Cabernet assorted colorful potatoes, grape tomatoes and beans!
Grilled Filet Mignon

Black and Blue Angus Burger

Patriot Cake
Strawberry Banana Blueberry Trifle

                      Grandma's Orange Juice Cookies Patriotic Style
Have a safe holiday from our house to yours!