Harissa Mushroom Kabobs

Homemade Harissa Recipe for Mushroom Kabobs

Portabello Mushrooms grilled and slathered in Harissa Sauce. An easy and flavorful side dish. Goodbye kid-centric, hello Tresanity. I have to admit being an empty nester in a predominately kid laden neighborhood has been a challenge over the years. Hubs and I just don't "blend." We've never had a trampoline or swing set in the back yard and our front yard has always been void of big plastic oversized assorted noisy riding toys. (not that there's anything wrong with that) And yup, I've become one of "those" who stands in the front window and hollers "get out of my flowers you damn kids." True!

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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.

Summer Shrimp Salad

Roasted Shrimp Salad for SRC

Roasted shrimp is tossed with white beans, chunks of creamy avocado, tomato, cucumber and diced red onion. Simply dressed with olive oil, lime juice and some red pepper flakes, this is a delightful guilt-free light meal.

Prime Rib for four

Cooking a Four Rib Prime Rib Roast

Is Prime Rib for 2 possible? I’ve read that purchasing a smaller standing rib roast can be risky cooking. Here’s a recipe that will guarantee the right balance between outer crust and inner rare.

Chipotle Shrimp Appetizer

Chipotle Shrimp Wontons

Picking up chips and plowing through creamy guacamoles and spicy salsas is notorious for Cinco de Mayo parties. Why not add a devilishly clever surprise to your appetizer plans this year, like these irresistible Chipotle Shrimp Wontons.

sloppy joes made with turkey

Turkey Sloppy Joes, Is Ground Turkey Healthier than Ground Beef?

Sloppy Joes, this recipe is for an all-time classic sandwich, and a healthier version using lean ground turkey. Lots of fresh veggies make these overstuffed, ultra-satisfying sloppy Joes a little lighter without sacrificing taste.

banana coffee cake recipe

Creamy Banana Coffee Cake

Hiding in the middle of this cake is a layer of cream cheese that’s been whipped into bliss with sugar, eggs and nutmeg. With chopped pecans and typical coffee cake flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg, this is a moist and delicious coffee cake.