Grilled Chicken Fajitas

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Marinated chicken breasts, peppers and onions, grilled quickly and served with corn tortillas make a great weeknight dinner option.  So easy to make and with minimal mess, they are simply the BEST chicken fajitas ever. Have you seen them?  The back to school commercials?  They're starting to pop up here and there during your weekly binge-watching sessions of all things Bravo TV.  Everyone's talking about it and it's going to happen soon...kids everywhere are going back to school and I can … [Read more...]

French Dip Burger with Havarti, Swiss and Bourbon Fried Onions

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Take your burger to another level at your next cookout!  The French Dip Burger with Havarti, Swiss and Bourbon Fried Onions is served with a horseradish sauce and savory beef broth much like the classic French Dip Sandwich.  Juicy and flavorful, this is one for the record books. I live with a bunch of picky eaters.  And I can never keep track of their long lists of dislikes because they're constantly changing.  The little guy doesn't like anything anymore, despite being a pretty amazing … [Read more...]

Red Wine Berry Parfaits with Honey Whipped Goat Cheese

Red Wine Berry Parfait with Honey Whipped Goat Cheese

An easy and elegant dessert that is an excellent ending to a summer dinner party or cookout. Red Wine Berry Parfaits can be made in advance and is easily doubled, tripled or quadrupled to accommodate your growing guest list. After my long days in the kitchen whipping up crazy concoctions for all of you, my lovely internet friends...I like to pop the cork on a bottle of cabernet to celebrate.  This is a daily occurrence and the wine consumption varies depending on how long I've been in the … [Read more...]

Strawberry Coconut Margarita Popsicles

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Tropical, fruity margaritas frozen into cool, refreshing treats.  Strawberry Coconut Margarita Popsicles will be the hit of any summer party and are a fantastic way to beat the heat.  Slightly boozy and made with fresh strawberries, they are a little bit healthy too...I think. A few summers ago, I discovered the Fresh Strawberry Coconut Margarita from Jessica at How Sweet It Is.  They are a creamy and addicting concoction with the consistency of a smoothie...a boozy smoothie but less icy. … [Read more...]

Zucchini Tart with Sweet Corn, Basil and Parmesan

Zucchini Tart with Sweet Corn, Basil and Parmesan | The Suburban Soapbox #howisummer

Paper thin slices of zucchini are nestled in a light and airy puff pastry crust creating a beautiful summer tart.  Topped with sweet corn, parmesan cheese and a garlic basil butter, one bite will reconfirm that summer baking is the best. I bet one of you has a zucchini lying around your kitchen...or in your garden...or one will show up very soon from a neighbor who got overzealous with the garden this year.  I always find it hilarious at the end of the summer when I walk into someone's … [Read more...]

Grilled Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

Grilled Philly Cheesesteak Pizza | The Suburban Soapbox #eatliquidgold #pizza

Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by VELVEETA®. All opinions are my own. Cheesy nirvana on top of a grilled pizza crust!  Grilled Philly Cheesesteak Pizza has all the makings of the classic Philly cheesesteak but made just for summer by grilling the entire thing right on the grill rack.  Crispy and incredibly amazing. Just in case you were wondering which ‘burb I reside in…the secret’s out.  I’m a Philly ‘burbs girl all the way.  Born here…moved for a bit…back with a vengeance, I … [Read more...]

Spinach Blue Cheese and Chickpea Pasta Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Spinach Blue Cheese and Chickpea Pasta Salad Stuffed Tomatoes | The Suburban Soapbox  #RonzoniSummer #pmedia #ad

Disclaimer: This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Ronzoni, all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RonzoniSummer  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV   Light and healthy, Spinach Blue Cheese and Chickpea Pasta Salad Stuffed Tomatoes are stunning and delectable.  A great dish to serve when hosting a lunch or playdate, kids will love it too! I've been eating all the things lately.  You know...ALL the things.  Pizza, hot dogs … [Read more...]

S’mores Cannoli

Smore Cannoli

These are not your mama's cannoli! S'mores Cannoli are like no other, with an ethereally light marshmallow cream filling and added crunch with a quick dip in some crushed graham crackers...you'll never want to stand over a raging fire to toast marshmallows again. Here we are again with the cannoli.  I know, I'm obsessed but there are just so many things you can do with those shells.  And I intend to reinvent the cannoli over and over again until some Italian mom comes and whacks me over … [Read more...]

New York Style Hot Dog Onions and How to Create a Hot Dog Bar

New York Style Hot Dog Onions | The Suburban Soapbox #hotdogbar #greatergrilling #hebrewnational

Disclaimer: The post sponsored by Hebrew National.  All opinions are my own.   New York Style Hot Dog Onions are a sweet and tangy blend of sautéed onions with a bit of spice that take your dog from awesome to epically amazing.  Simple to make, these are a necessity at any cookout or hot dog bar. Summer is OFFICIALLY HERE!  I know I keep saying it, but it was a long winter, and when you work from home…the days are looooong.  Which makes the winter even loooooonger.  I … [Read more...]

Grilled S’mores Pizza

Grilled S'mores Pizza

Ooey, gooey, s'mores toppings on a crispy, charred crust.  Grilled S'mores Pizza is a classic summer recipe reinvented.  Kids and adults will love biting into the crispy crust with melted chocolate and marshmallows. Day 3 of summer and so far, so good. :-)  We had an insanely hot day yesterday hitting the triple digits for the first time this year and then it ended with a showstopper of a thunderstorm.  Tornado warnings and high winds with a spectacular light show brought with it some … [Read more...]