Two-for-One Recipes || Peach Rosemary BBQ Pulled Chicken

The most requested recipes I (Lauren) get are easy meals, so this month I’ve got a series that will offer you the chance to take one cooked ingredient and turn it into 2 meals or maybe for you it’s a meal and then the other recipe is lunch for the week. Either way these will save you time, energy, and effort! This week we’ll take one whole chicken, stick it in a crockpot and use half to make Peach Rosemary BBQ Pulled Chicken and the other half to make a Roasted Corn Chicken Chili. I like to call this recipe pairing easing into …

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How-To In The Kitchen | Freeze or Dry Fresh Herbs

This spring my husband made all my herb garden dreams come true and helped me build a “salad table”, which is basically an herb and lettuce raised bed garden that is table height. I (Lauren) absolutely love it. There’s no weeds and it’s so easy to harvest. But with an herb garden comes an excess of fresh herbs (quite a wonderful problem to have). Even if you don’t have an herb garden, have you ever bought fresh herbs for a recipe and then end up having them go bad before you use it all? That’s why I want to teach you how to dry or …

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Grilling 101: Everything You Need to Know to Feel Confident Behind the Grill this summer

I really love to cook.  I enjoy the rhythm of chopping, dicing, and sautéing; waiting while faint scents become tantalizing aromas that engulf a space, and the pleasure of knowing that friends and family have been nourished by food.  It’s like therapy.  (Is cooking therapy a thing? It should be!)  I can poach and chiffonade like a pro and have single handedly cooked an entire Thanksgiving dinner, but for whatever reason, have always been intimidated by a grill.  Is it the open flames? The propane tank? I have no idea, but it was on my …

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Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon with Mango Salsa

This easy recipe for grilled cedar plank salmon is the meal you need to be making on your bbq this summer! Marinaded in a spicy, sweet and sour sauce and served with a fresh mango salsa. This dish is full of flavor and a real crowd pleaser! As a Floridian on the East coast, I (Lauren) grew up enjoying the best of the best when it comes to seafood. I go home and overload on my favorite oceans eats like mahi mahi, shrimp, grouper and crab. But one thing that took some time to grow on me was salmon. I always found it too “fishy” when I was …

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