Salted Caramel Grilled Peaches

Salted Caramel Grilled Peaches

Buying fruit at the grocery store is a gamble, and one that is difficult to win. Stone fruits in particular are tough — they have to travel so far that they are picked way to early, leading to fruit that doesn’t ripen well, and tastes terrible.

So when I unexpectedly happened by a farmer’s market last week and got a hold of some tree-ripened peaches, I was ecstatic.

Now, these are peaches that are perfectly fragrant, perfectly juicy, and delicious as is. But that doesn’t mean you can’t embellish them a bit to make them even more delectable, which is what I did with this recipe, if you can really call it a recipe.

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Smoky Tequila Lime Marinated Chicken

Smoky Tequila Lime Marinated Chicken

For most people, it is now officially what is known as BBQ season: Memorial Day weekend kicks it off, but what follows are graduation parties, picnics, and even just weeknight family dinners outside because it’s just too nice not to. Of course, one of the more important BBQ’s is right around the corner, and that’s Father’s Day.

Unlike Mother’s Day, which typically involves brunch and maybe a light cocktail, if your dad is like mine, he wants something heartier, and he likely wants to wash it down with a beer. That’s where this week’s recipe comes in. It’s hearty, full of flavor, easy to make, and is perfect served with beer, or even the leftover tequila you have after making the marinade. You can use the marinade on chicken, steaks, pork, or even salmon or shrimp.

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Chicken and Bacon Pasta Salad

Chicken and Bacon Pasta Salad

In my family, major fights have started over pasta salad. It’s one food that everyone has an opinion on, and you can’t really make everyone happy. Whether it’s the type of pasta, the dressing, or other additions, there’s always something not to like. My grandma makes hers with spaghetti noodles and bottled Italian dressing, and it disappears faster than anything else at the party, while my aunt tries to one up her with a more a more complicated homemade version that never goes as fast. It’s a battle zone at my family summer barbecues, I tell you.

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Grilled Leeks

Grilled Leeks

With hot, humid summers where I live, grilling is my go-to cooking method for most nights. It keeps the house cool and the kitchen clean, and of course, produces amazing, smoky flavors for just about everything. I mean everything. In addition to burgers and steaks, I’ve grilled fruits, veggies, even pizza. I’ve learned that if it can take high heat, it can probably be grilled.

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Health Hacks – 10 Easy Ways to Give Your Health a Boost

Health Hacks – 10 Easy Ways to Give Your Health a Boost

Life isn’t easy. We all wish that everything could be wrapped up in a 30-minute Brady Bunch kind of way, but there’s no Alice cooking dinner and the kids spend more time arguing then singing retro pop hits. It’s up to us, and that doesn’t leave a lot of time for anything else. (I’m totally sounding like a Jan, right now. “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.”)

Hacks are all the rage and it’s better to hack your physical and emotional health than let’s say … your significant other. If you haven’t noticed, there isn’t a shortage of material for the ID channel. Here are 10 health hacks that make life a little better.

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