Stuffed & Grilled Mini Bell Peppers

Mini Bell Peppers - Stuffed & Grilled

For the past month or so I’ve been enjoying mini bell peppers in my salads and stir fries.  Is it just me or are they crunchier and tastier than regular bell peppers?  They sure are more colorful!

You know the old saying, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen?”  It’s been a reality around here the last week or so. We’ve had temps reaching over 100 for the past two weeks.  Summer arrived with a roar.  So, I’ve been conjuring up new recipes to cook on the grill.

Here in South Carolina, we have to deal with the heat and the humidity.  It’s like being in a sauna!  Humid heat feels much hotter than dry heat.  It does a number on my hair, too.  Curly hair frizzes and straight hair gets flat and limp.

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Melon, Prosciutto, Arugula & Honey Bites

Melon prosciutto bitesIt’s summer! yayayayay! I’m a summer girl through and through, so now that it’s summer I’m elated. Although, allergies seem to be particularly bad this year, so that’s an uphill battle for me right now. But as soon as those subside, it’s full speed ahead to summertime glee.

These little bites of joy really help with that summertime happiness! There’s something about melon and prosciutto that just makes my taste buds smile. But I decided to take one of my favorite, refreshing appetizers and step it up a notch by adding arugula and honey to the mix.

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Steak and Sweet Pepper Salad

Summertime salads are delicious, especially when they call for fresh vegetables. This salad uses fresh spinach, sweet peppers, cucumber, red onion and steak, then is topped with a simple mustard vinaigrette! What’s not to love?

Steak and Sweet Pepper Salad | Summertime salads are delicious, especially when they call for all kinds of fresh vegetables. This salad calls for fresh spinach, sweet peppers, cucumber, red onion and steak, then is topped with a simple mustard vinaigrette! What's not to love?

Grilled meat lovers, listen up.

Yes, I realize that’s maybe a strange statement to make, especially when I’m clearly writing a post about salad, but I think this is something you need to hear. Especially if you’re like my family.

You following me now? Mmmkay.

If you’re anything like my family, chances are you sometimes have leftover steak after a night of grilling. And if you’re anything like us, you’re unsure what to do with said leftover steak.

You don’t want to toss it, but you don’t necessarily want to have steak and eggs every morning after grilling, especially if your steak was already cooked through a little too much. (Yeah, that totally happens. Please tell me it’s not just us.)

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Chunky Fruit Salsa

Chunky Fruit Salsa | Simple sweet & tangy fruit salsa you can throw together in 5 minutes! Get the recipe on MyCookingSpot.com!

Happy summer, folks!!

Don’t argue, because it is soooooo summer right now.

I don’t even care if it’s actually still two weeks away, Florida got the memo early, as usual.

We even had an out-of-season tropical system brewing a few weeks ago! I mean, really.

Go home, Mother Nature, you’re drunk.

When I think of summer, I think of sun-hats, cold beer, lazy afternoons by the pool, and all-day picnics by the grill with lots of snacks to keep your tummy full until dinner is ready. I don’t know about you, but I can imagine a big bowl of this Chunky Fruit Salsa right in the middle of everything! [Read more…]