Hot Off the Grill Pizza

Pizza on the grill. It’s a summer tradition for us. Slightly charred pizza dough and sweet tomato sauce with cheese melted on top. We do different kinds of pizza. For those with maybe more grown-up taste we do a pizza with a blend of parmesan and fontina with caramelized onions and tiny thyme leaves. That … Continue reading

a girl and her grill

How do you grill on a really hot day? Jump in the pool first. Have the Mike’s Hard Lemonade resting on one side of the grill. We had some friends over last summer, who stayed for dinner, after a day of kids in the pool. We chatted and gathered ingredients for dinner. Before you know it our friend said, “Wait … Continue reading

exit music please…and a bowl of pasta

“Mom, since it’s my graduation, and the last day of school, can I choose what we have for dinner?” Sure. Yesterday, was pajama day for the little guy and graduation for the fifth graders. Yet, they went to school one last morning to complete the days for the school calendar. Report cards were handed out too. … Continue reading

a better bolognese

The guys know when it’s time to make a batch of Bolognese. This Bolognese doesn’t include milk as in some recipes. Roasting some of the ingredients gives a deeper flavor to the sauce. A Dutch oven is a perfect pot for this sauce as it takes layers of flavor to build. This pot can hold up … Continue reading

the unbelievable “un-pizza”

George Carlin had this to say about the tomato. “Something has gone afoul inside of a tomato. . ……. It doesn’t look like it’s finished. . . It looks like it’s in the larval stage or something.” The tomato can be a dividing line for people. There are different varieties of tomatoes. They come in … Continue reading