Summer Sucks VIII: Something… Different- Fire Grilled Steak Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

I have a confession to make: I hate grilling with commercial charcoal. No matter what I do I can't keep it lit. I've tried tricks & tips from numerous sources and none of them work for me. And I hate the smell of burning charcoal. It's so... harsh. And unnatural. When I grill with commercial … Continue reading Summer Sucks VIII: Something… Different- Fire Grilled Steak Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Summer Sucks VII: Summer Sucks. Seriously.

So I'm taking this week off. Why? Because I've had a crappy week, that's why. We have been having MAJOR issues with the minivan we bought in February and the worst of it has been in the last 2 weeks. I've seen our mechanic far more than any person should see their mechanic. Ever. Last … Continue reading Summer Sucks VII: Summer Sucks. Seriously.

Summer Sucks VI: When it’s Too Hot To Cook- “Tea” for Dinner

It's almost scary to think about, but we are heading into the "dog days" of summer; the stretch of summer that is almost unbearable. It's also the stretch of summer that if you don't have air conditioning, the microwave seems like the only viable method of cooking anything indoors. We kind of have air conditioning. … Continue reading Summer Sucks VI: When it’s Too Hot To Cook- “Tea” for Dinner