Honey Garlic Meatballs + Other Easy Holiday Appetizers

What are the chances that you are either hosting a gathering in the next few weeks or that you are responsible to take a “dish to share” to someone elses home?  Pretty good, I would assume.  Tis the season for cocktails, appetizers and gorgeous, festive finger food and friends, I’ve got the hookup right smack dab here.

So, without further ado, I present to you the most merry, yummy, gorgeous little ditties south of the North Pole.  Happy App’ing!   Continue reading

Thai Chicken Pineapple Kabobs with Coconut Rice

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Right here we’ve got a bunch of my favorite flavors all muddled into one fabulous, stand-out meal.  The tiny bit of peanut butter in the marinade takes the flavor of this juicy, smokey chicken straight over the top….the pineapple adds the perfect hint of sweet acid and the coconut rice just simply turns this number into a home run.  So yum.

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Sweet and Smokey Pork Tenderloin Skewers

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Alright, friends.  We are going to have a little chat.  Are you comfy with your grill?  Do you use it?  I have talked to so many of you lately that are intimidated by the grill and my current mission in life is to make that go away as quickly as possible.  Please, all I ask is for you to learn how to start up your grill.  Thats it.  Thats all you need.

Grilling is a giant time saver for me during these warmer months.  You throw your food on for a super quick sear and really, thats it.  Starting your grill is the most difficult part and once you have that figured out you’re left with nothing but charred, smokey, fresh flavor for the rest of the season.  Think of it as cooking on your stove with a cast iron skillet or really hot pan. Only outside.  Can you beat that?  I think not. Continue reading