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Grilling Nectarines

Grilled Nectarine

Yes, you read the title correctly. Grills are great for meat, but let me tell you, nectarines are very worthy items for placement on them as well.

This was dessert at our house last night. I turned on the grill, cut a large nectarine into quarters, put the pieces peel side down directly on the grill over medium-high heat, sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on them, then added a drizzle of olive oil.

From there, it only took a few minutes. I turned the nectarine pieces once or twice, making sure to get the grill marks on the non-peel side(s) as you can see in the photo – and that was it.

After taking them off the grill, I plated them with some lactose-free vanilla ice cream (I’m making every effort to avoid lactose these days and this stuff was really good) then sprinkled more cinnamon on top, along with a honey nut cereal crumble.

Might suggest adding some honey to the mix, or whatever your favorite topping might be. You can also substitute peaches for nectarines. This was delicious and very easy to do, I’d definitely recommend it!

Happy grilling…have a great day.



We planted a garden in the yard earlier this year…and much to my surprise, things have actually grown in it! Among them, several nice looking basil plants.

We harvested a whole bunch of basil this weekend. I put it on top of fish for one meal, on top of chicken for another. We blanched some more and froze it for later.

Then, last night, we had this tasty treat as part of our dinner. Caprese is so easy to put together; I think we’ll be doing this one again soon. Just thought I’d share the photo. It was pretty tasty!

Do you have a garden? What kind of things do you grow in yours? Let me know in the comments section below, I’d love to hear from you.

Have a great day!

Cheddar Bay Biscuits…at home

I’ll be honest, I can probably count the number of times I’ve eaten at Red Lobster on one hand. That being said…those biscuits they serve are out of this world. So good.

Well, I’ve been on a big cooking kick lately and this time around, I wanted to try to recreate these delicious items. Found a recipe online and as it turns out, it is possible – and easier than you might think.

They were really tasty. Here’s the directions for making them if you want to give it a try.

Have a great day!

Cheddar Bay Biscuits


    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper, if using.
  • In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together buttermilk and butter. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist. Gently fold in cheese.
  • Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup, scoop the batter evenly onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • For the topping, whisk together butter, parsley and garlic powder in a small bowl. Working one at a time, brush the tops of the biscuits with the butter mixture.
  • Serve immediately.


Apple Crisp (Happy Fall!)

Ok, so it’s officially fall which means I can fully embrace things like the leaves changing colors, bonfires, wearing hoodies…and this.

Apple Crisp
Made it the other day and let me tell you, it was delicious. Here’s the recipe so you can make it yourself.


Happy fall everyone!