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Beachside dinner party- I love this easy, fun menu for entertaining!

Beachside Dinner Party

Is there anything better than tasting phenomenal wines and eating delicious fresh food while watching the waves crash against a gorgeous beach? We have a four-course menu (and tons of tips) for creating your own beachside dinner party. Read more

Rosemary and lime grouper

Grilled Whole Gulf Snapper with Rosemary and Lime

The thought of grilling a fish whole is one of those projects that can instill fear in the heart of a home cook. Fact of the matter is that it’s one of the easiest ways to enjoy fresh fish. This Grilled Whole Gulf Snapper with Rosemary and Lime is an easy “stretch project” for at-home chefs and really captures the spirit of summer eating. Read more

Rooftop entertaining in downtown Denver

Rooftop Entertaining Tips

Can I get an “Amen!!!” that summer is finally here? Even though the summer already feels like it’s flying by, the (finally) warm weather and the start of summer barbecues has me consciously trying to slow down and enjoy every sun-drenched moment. That’s why I’m here to share some rooftop entertaining tips. Read more

Sliced pizza

A Homemade Grilled Pizza Party

What better way to celebrate summer than with a pizza party? Our friend Katie Meyers ups the ante with a Homemade Grilled Pizza that turns up the heat on flavor while keeping your kitchen nice and cool. Read more

Grilled Romaine Salad and White Wine

Grilled Romaine Salad

While planning for a recent pizza party, we wanted to serve a stress-free side dish that was a total crowd-pleaser and fit into each guests’ dietary restriction. Another big criteria was that we didn’t want it to take away from the excitement of our homemade make-your-own personalized pizzas. This Grilled Romaine Salad satisfies all these requirements while delivering a one-of-a-kind flavor experience. Read more

Red Wine Caramelized Pork Belly

Red Wine Caramelized Pork Belly

It’s time for more pork! This time, we’re making a deliciously fatty, savory pork belly —the cut of meat used to make bacon. Pork belly is incredibly tasty (in small doses, only, please) and a bit of a food darling in a lot of major restaurants right now, especially given it’s importance in Asian and Latin cuisines. It takes a bit of time both to source and to cook at home, but the end result is completely worth it. Read more