Music & Grilled Delights for Summer

Olympic Anthems for Athletic Inspiration

The 2020 Olympics are finally here! These amazing games give inspiration to us all to get off the couch and run around the neighborhood, or hijinks in the backyard, trampoline games. Just to feel a part of it all for a moment!...

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Fresh Summer Garden Tomato Soup

When it gets hot in summer I usually start to crave this wonderful cold tomato soup.  As the fresh garden vegetables and herbs come to market, it’s possible to gather this fresh assortment of ingredients to go in the tomato juice.  I make homemade croutons cooked in...

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Carolina Style Smoked Pulled Chicken Sandwich

I do enjoy the flavor that the smoker gives to all sorts of proteins.  This preparation with chicken breasts doesn’t take very long, but it tastes fantastic.  It can also be made ahead, pulled, and saved in the refrigerator.  When your ready to serve...

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A Special Fourth of July Dinner

Greek Marinated Chicken Kabob I like serving this recipe for chicken kabobs when I am serving many people because everyone can take as little or as much as they like.  This marinade is a classic Greek style and can flavor the chicken in as little as 6 hours or can...

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Americana Forever!

America's history is deep with song, music, and passion that lay in the founding of the country and the manifest destiny that bore a nation. Built by the people and their efforts to construct a nation for all. Folk songs from our melting pot of over three hundred...

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Jamaican Jerk Shrimp & Southeastern Asian Slaw

Southeast Asian Slaw I make this spicy salad to accompany a variety of spicy or bold dishes where I want a vegetable accompaniment that can add a light and fresh element to the meal such as bbq or other grilled foods.  Even though it may sound spicy, it really isn’t...

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Casa M Spice’s Rockin’ BBQ Playlist

When we say, "live life deliciously" we aren't kidding, we want all the best for you! Something we found we had in common with our #MemorialDay sponsor Casa M Spice. The founders Dr. Mike & Manny Hernandez wanted to share their passion for spices, and spice...

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Reggae BBQ Playlist

This Memorial Day weekend you may want a variety of playlists with which to entertain your family and friends. Something with a special beat and beloved by folks around the world, here we give you a Reggae BBQ playlist perfect for hanging, getting wide, and enjoying...

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Mezcal Fizz

Ilegal Mezcal has a beautifully balanced profile, with a mouth full of agave and a hint of smoke.
Handcrafted in small batches by fourth-generation mezcaleros, our Joven, Reposado, and Añejo mezcals are all made with perfectly ripe, sustainable Espadín agave, double distilled in the Santiago Matatlan Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Tennessee Sour

This is a very refreshing drink for the summertime. Don’t be scared away by the whiskey, you can hardly detect it. This is a pretty light drink since there is twice as much sour as alcohol, which means you can have a refill too.

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Long Island Ice Tea

These are dangerous because they taste just like a refreshing lemon ice tea, but they are packed with an interesting combination of spirits. The fresh sour mix (see my recipe) is what makes this cocktail irresistible

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