January 15, 2020

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with staff of the New York Beef Council Jean O’Toole, executive director and Katherine Brosnan, Director of Producer Communications and Influencer Outreach.  The New York Beef Council both in person and via their website www.nybeef.org are an incredible resource.

On their website you can find graphics on all beef cuts available, the best ways to cook them and recipes as wel...

December 31, 2019

This post is sponsored by Omaha Steaks. Rest assured, all opinions are my own.

I recently had an opportunity to travel to Georgia to spend the weekend grilling up a storm with my friend Chris Campbell of Campbell’s BBQ. Getting out of New York in the winter certainly has its advantages and thanks to Omaha Steaks, we had an assortment of great steaks and seafood to try. I had been raving to Chris about their products for some ti...

November 30, 2019

This post is sponsored by Omaha Steaks

I probably get more questions about scallops over any other seafood I cook.  But why is that?  If I’m being honest, when I was a kid, I wasn’t a fan.  I realize now however, that it wasn’t the scallops that I didn’t necessarily like as much as how they were being prepared.   Have you ever gone to a restaurant a received a plate of scallops that were bland in color and just kind of uneventf...

October 28, 2019

This post is sponsored by Omaha Steaks. Rest assured, all opinions are my own, and I only promote products I truly believe in.

When shopping for the perfect steak to cook, there are so many options to choose from. Some people like a leaner cut such as filet mignon, but sometimes a leaner cuts like filet mignon can be lacking in that extra beefy flavor we crave when eating a steak. Why is that exactly? The internal marbling or i...

September 27, 2019

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bernzomatic

    As a Northerner, I had never heard of Pimento Cheese until a few years ago.  I was competing in Big Green Egg’s Eggtoberfest in Georgia and when our team was planning out what we would cook for a mere 5,000 people, one of my teammates suggested putting brisket over pimento cheese grits.  Well, to be honest, my first thought was what on earth was that, and my second thought w...

March 27, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to test a product which I first heard about on Instagram.  The nice folks at F.I.T. Brine (Flavor Infused Tenderizing Brine) sent me some of their product I could try out and then give them my honest opinion about.  Before we get into discussing F.I.T. Brine, let’s talk about brining and why we should do it at all.

(Photo: Whole Chicken Brined with F.I.T. Brine Lemon Peppe...

I have a special place in my heart for women who aren’t afraid to get out there and grill.  Taking a hobby such as grilling and venturing into competition grilling and barbecuing is even more adventurous and admirable!  Cowboy Charcoal is putting the spotlight on these women and showcasing their grilling talent.  This year marked the second annual Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women's Championship Barbecue Series held in November...

November 7, 2017

I have to say, if there is one thing that is versatile and easy to cook, shrimp is one food that is at the top of my list.   Don’t get me wrong, I fire up my grills year round even through the cold New York winters, but shrimp can just as easily be cooked on the stove or in the oven as well.  Sweet Baby Ray’s wide varieties of BBQ sauces make it even easier to make a great dinner for your family in no time at all.  The be...

October 26, 2017

Seafood, I personally love it. Shellfish in particular, I could eat every day.   It tastes delicious and has many health benefits as well. I have the pleasure of working with Sizzlefish to bring you recipes with their natural seafood and fish which gets delivered right to my door.  They offer premium quality, sustainable seafood that is perfectly portioned for easy, delicious meals.  Whether you are cooking for a family,...

October 17, 2017


I am thrilled to announce that in honor of the release of Finex Cast Iron Cookware Co.’s release of their
15” Cast Iron Lean Grill Pan, that I am able to give one away to my followers! I have been a big fan of
their cast iron since I first saw them, and I am the proud owner of many of their stunning pieces.


 


Finex Cast Iron Cookware Co. was founded in 2012 in Portland, Oregon, by a small team who were
wanted to bring heirloo...

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