Saturday, August 29, 2015

Harissa Spiced Chicken Kabobs #SundaySupper

Harissa Spiced Chicken Kabobs -  These spicy chicken kabobs bring just enough heat to make your tastebuds sit up and say "Howdy!".

Harissa Spiced Chicken Kabobs from www.bobbiskozykitchen.

Big thanks to Gallo Family Vineyards for sponsoring this post.

Aaahhhh Labor Day.

How I looked forward to it when my kids were young.

Because it meant they were finally going back to school!

OK, I am just kidding, sort of. But it was a holiday we looked forward to. We lived in San Diego for most of their childhood (mine as well) and it was a huge day to BBQ at the beach. The weather was perfect during that time of year, not too hot, not too cool. We would pack my car full of food, drinks, beach toys, and sunblock, and away we would go. Mind you, you had to leave pretttty dang early if you wanted to find a prime parking spot. Otherwise you were hoofin' it with a ton of food, beach equipment, and kids, and trust me, especially when they were younger, that was zero fun!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Zucchini Fritters with Bacon and Cheese

Zucchini Fritters with Bacon and Cheese - Fresh grated zucchini fried up crisp with crumbled bacon, cheese, and green onion. The perfect side for any breakfast or brunch.

Zucchini Fritters with Bacon and Cheese from

How is your garden growing?

Mine was a little slow going at first, but now I am getting fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and summer squash, everyday! It is so much fun. But now I am trying to use them in different ways. You can only eat so much roasted, grilled, and sauteed zucchini before that starts to get *yawn* ho hum.

I have been scouring the interwebs, and Pinterest, for ideas, and have found quite a few interesting ones. There is a squash blossom soup that looks pretty tasty, some tarts, bruschetta, those will be happening soon. YUM!!

But, for today, I wanted to bring you my latest contribution to our weekend breakfast/brunch nomage. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock - Making chicken stock at home is so easy, you will never have to use store bought stock again!

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock from

Ahhhhhh the temps have finally begun to normalize here in Western Washington, thank goodness!

It has kind of been a bit of "Be careful what you wish for" summer here. 

After a drizzly, cold, gray, winter, I was begging for non-stop sunshine. "If we could only have a real summer".

  1. I guess I should have clarified what a "real summer" was.
  2. By non-stop sunshine, I didn't mean zero rain for weeks on end. Although I do see where that could have been misunderstood. So my bad to my fellow Washingtonians, I should have been more clear on that request.
It really has been almost 2 months since we have had any measurable rainfall. They are actually calling this a drought, and saying that we need to start conserving water! Holy crap! I thought I left that all behind when I moved out of California!!