Shrimp Appetizer with Pesto

Dip Your Shrimp in Walnut Pesto Cream Sauce, Trip to Santa Barbara Wine Country

In the beginning there was toast. And then the Italians said "let there be Panini." But whose idea was it to simply throw some sliced bread on a grill for a slight charring to give a lovely smoky flavor? Google returns no answers, except that the Middle East has been grilling raw dough for flatbreads forever. I'm assuming someone from Texas will stand up with a "you fool, we've been grillin' bread with steaks since 1836." (Texas toast?) Well, this is my first attempt and I actually felt a little foolish when I initiated an internet search on "how to grill bread." As straight forward as it

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Grilled Chicken Wings

Honey and Horseradish, A Perfect Pair for Grilled Chicken Wings

Grilled chicken wings are basted with a buttery honey and horseradish combination. Served with a garlic spiced cool and creamy parsley sauce, this is a great variation on grilled chicken wings.

Summer Sandwich recipe

Melon and Salami on Rye #SundaySupper

  It’s officially the Dog Days of Summer. And if you thought that was a term your grandma made up, it’s really an official July-August astrological event…but why implicate our innocent pups? Research tells us that the constellation Orion is often referred to as “The Hunter” and is a prominent constellation visible throughout the world. Nearby is

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Potato Salad with chicken

Make Potato Salad a New Way, Moroccan Chicken and Potato Salad with Olives

This salad is served warm or at room temperature. Sliced potatoes and slices of roasted chicken breast come alive with a savory lemon dressing of cumin, paprika, ginger and oregano. Exotic in flavor, each bite is a treat.

strawberry salad

The Only Strawberry Salad Recipe You’ll Ever Need

The only Strawberry Salad Recipe you’ll ever need. Perfect balance of flavors. Sweet and tangy with a bite of savory. And full of plump wonderful strawberries, this is a great combination and recipe.

Breakfast kabobs

Sausage and Plum Kabobs for Breakfast

Pork sausage and plums are glazed with a combination of Sandhill plum and orange juice and grilled. Served alongside country fried potatoes topped with a sunny side up egg and you got a delicious and quick breakfast.

Grilled Shrimp Salad

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Creamy Chipotle Dressing

Using canned chipotles in adobo sauce lends a spicy heat and smoky flavor to the citrus and cilantro laced dressing for this salad. A powerful combination that works well. And adding silky avocados helps mellow it’s fiery attitude.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Southwestern Zinfandel Glaze #SundaySupper

Is there any better way to celebrate Father’s Day than a meal on the back deck with some of Dad’s favorite grilled food? Pass around a platter of roasted shell fish, a warm round of Camembert cheese with a fresh baguette, grilled pork tenderloin and vegetables…and more. All enjoyed with plenty of Gallo Family Vineyards Wines.

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Easy weeknight shrimp recipe

Lemon Thai Shrimp, with Powdered Coconut Milk

Sweet, sour, hot and salty, this quick shrimp recipe is full of so many of my favorite ingredients blending into a delicious dish. And keeping a jar of powdered coconut milk, you’ll never find yourself far from a quick easy meal.

Recipes for Cosmos Dressing

Ancho Chile Beef and Black Bean Tacos, Just Like Mom Never Made

For these unique tacos I flavored ground beef with Ancho Chile powder and Chipotle Tabasco Sauce. The black beans are simply tossed with lime juice, salt and pepper. Just add slices of avocado, tomato, a squeeze of lime juice, the crowing glory…Cosmo’s Creamy Ranch Dressing

Mexican sliders

South of the Border, Mexican Sliders

Mexican Sliders. Ancho chile flavored beef patties, topped with the smoky heat of chipotle mayonnaise, Monterey Jack cheese, Cabernet caramelized onions and red leaf lettuce. Don’t forget to start building these sliders with slices of dill pickle.