Summer is Coming Soon Summer officially begins almost four weeks from now. Spring has sprung forth with such beauty in gardens and vineyards, bees have been busy pollinating, and temperatures are warming up.   The summer solstice falls on June 21 this year at 12:24 a.m. EDT. But for the rest of North America, the first day of summer will be June 20. I’m excited because the release date for my new Simple Summer Recipes cookbook is June 15! “If you decide to make a purchase through my links, Amazon will pay me a commission for it. This doesn’t cost you anything additional. These commissions helpRead More →

Summer has officially arrived with a kick!! When summer comes, the fun thing to do is get the grill out and invite friends over to enjoy barbecue ribs, hamburgers, chicken, shrimp, and your favorite veggies or potatoes. You know you love barbecue meals from the grill if you’re grilling in triple digit heat. If it’s that hot where you are, stay inside (or go somewhere cool) as much as possible and drink lots of water. Other than the first two tips to stay cool and drink water, there are other good tips you need to know for safe grilling. Grilling accidents do happenRead More →

Are there any dads reading this post today? If there are, Happy Father’s Day to you! You must like to cook, want to learn how to cook, or know something about cooking if you’re reading this blog. You know what else? I think it’s a great thing if you’re a dad and you are willing to cook. Some of my favorite meals were cooked by the two greatest fathers in my life, my dad who is now 90 years old and my husband whom I’ve been married to for 36 years. When I was a young school girl, my daddy would cook breakfast for my brothersRead More →