Shhh…I have a secret to tell you. I’ve never brined a turkey. Sure, I’ve brined other things (chicken breasts, pork roasts) but never a turkey. I know brining a turkey is supposed to result in a wonderfully moist bird but I’ve never even thought about attempting it. However, today I have become convinced that I

Countdown to Turkey Time

Thursday, 01 November 2012 by

Halloween is over and so now it’s time to stop thinking about candy and start thinking about, that’s right, TURKEY! We’re only three weeks away from Thanksgiving. Hooray! When it comes to turkey, I’m a traditionalist. By that I mean that I roast it in the oven, the way my mom did, the way my

There’s nothing quite like campfire cooking. We gather around together, talking and laughing while the smells of our shared meal mingles with the woodsmoke. Some of the best food I’ve ever eaten was cooked over a campfire. I don’t know if it was because the time leading up to the campfire is always full of

Campfire Safety For The Fall

Thursday, 04 October 2012 by

  The temperature has started to drop here in Florida (by drop I mean that the highs are merely 92ºF as opposed to 102ºF) signaling the beginning of campfire season. Before you grab your guitar and head for the pit, there are a few safety issues that you should remember. Campfire Safety If at a

It’s National Chocolate Milk Day. How crazy is that? I swear there’s a day to celebrate just about everything. But chocolate milk is at least something I can get excited about. Especially if you’re talking *hot* chocolate milk. What’s better than enjoying a crisp cool fall day with mug of hot cocoa? Actually, I know

A Fall Appetizer

Thursday, 20 September 2012 by

Saturday is the first day of fall. I plan to warm my way into the season by roasting some wieners and then some s’mores down at the campfire. Before we put those wieners on sticks, I want to sit back in my lawn chair with a big glass of red wine and snack on something

It’s National Potato Month! It’s the best month of the year. Why do I love this month so much? Because potatoes are awesome, of course. But also, my birthday is this month. Actually, my birthday is TODAY! Celebrations are definitely called for! In honor of National Potato Month and my birthday I’m offering you my

The last big weekend of the summer is behind us and the kids are back to school. This doesn’t mean we have to cover up the grill and forget about it. Instead, we should remember that grilling results in quick and easy dinners, which are perfect for that back-to-school grind. But just because you’re using

The last big weekend of summer is approaching. By now we’re all grill experts and have gotten into the groove. However, that groove can be full of bad habits learned slowly throughout lazy summer weekends. For this reason I’m taking the opportunity to remind you of some food safety tips.  

It’s back to school season and it’s hard not to notice it. Everywhere I go I see the sales, the autumnal plaid shirts and shorts and the smiling faces of moms and dads who are looking forward to a little break. As much as I am happy to see the approach of fall, I’m also