Thursday, July 31, 2014

Teriyaki Burger with Fresh Pineapple

Teriyaki Burger with Fresh Pineapple | Cooking on the Front Burner

So how does a juicy Teriyaki Burger with Fresh Pineapple sound to you?  I am super excited to share this recipe with you today.  It's easy and the flavors will knock your socks flip flops off (it's summer, right!). It's no secret to anyone that knows me that I love my burgers.  I've even designated Fridays as my burger and fries day - it's a great once a week treat!! 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

$400 Back to School Cash Giveaway!

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Summer is still in full swing but soon (and probably sooner for some!) it will be time to send off the kiddos to school.  Whether it be from pre-school to college, I'm sure this cool cash will come in handy!  Being an empty nester, I'm out of the school scene but I definitely remember taking my girls out shopping for new clothes and their supplies.  And if I am dating myself (a bit), my biggest thrill was selecting my new lunch box - I'm sure some of you remember some of these - Batman, Beatles, The Munsters, Peanuts, Flipper and Family Affair to name a few!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Grilled Pork Kabobs with Chile-Lime Sauce

Fire up the grill for these easy Grilled Pork Kabobs with Chile-Lime Sauce | Cooking on the Front Burner

Yay - It's summer and we've been enjoying our grilling time!  Now it's your turn to fire up the grill and make these easy Grilled Pork Kabobs with Chile-Lime Sauce.  I love meals (and I'm guessing you do too) that come together quick after a day of work or some summer playing time! Marinade these the night before or in the morning to have this meal on your table in under 30 minutes.  And if you have a garden, you might have some of these veggies in it or stop by your local farmer's market.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Best of the Weekend and That's Italian!!

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Welcome to our last party in the month of July----whew that month went by fast! Hope you are enjoying your summer!  August in our family brings lots of birthdays - my dad's, John's dad, mine, John and our granddaughter's.  Be sure to link up some fun desserts to give me some treat ideas!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pina Colada Dip

Pina Colada Dip - only 4 ingredients and so creamy and good! | Cooking on the Front Burner #summer

I kind of feel like I want to break out in song "If you like pina coladas" but I won't - I'm not one who can carry a tune!  But I do want to sing praises for this Pina Colada Dip.  It only has 4 ingredients, comes together in 5 minutes and is soooo good.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Old Fashioned Carnival Party Giveaway!

Old Fashioned Carnival Party - Lady Behind The Curtain

It summer and time for fairs and carnivals!  How about throwing your own fun party with this cool giveaway?
Sheryl from Lady Behind the Curtain is sponsoring this Party in a Box Giveaway!  Be sure to stop by to see all the gifts close up!  My favorite is the popcorn machine - I would love to own one of those.  When you stop by you will also find over there a recipe for cotton candy cupcakes - perfect for a carnival theme!  All you need to do is provide a clown :)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Flower Power Cookies

Flower Power Shortbread Cookies | Cooking on the Front Burner

Whew, the weekend is over!  It was busy, busy as I mentioned a couple days ago I was helping a friend with her daughter's wedding at their house.  It was a beautiful affair - from the weather to the event.  Everything went off without a hitch!  In addition to being a wedding helper, I also made cookies.  What could be better for an outdoor wedding but a plate full of 'fresh flowers.'

Friday, July 18, 2014

Best of the Weekend and Dip it!

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Hi and welcome to BOTW!  Hope you had a great week and are getting ready to enjoy the weekend!  We had a busy work week with lots going on and as I mentioned last week I'm helping a friend with the wedding at her house tomorrow.  I'm all set - cookies are decorated!  I know it will be a lovely affair and with the temp at 80 and no rain - it will be perfect!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Berry Brie Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

Berry Brie Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette  | Cooking on the Front Burner #sidedish #summerfruit

How does a salad recipe sound to you??  It's been awhile since I've shared one and I think you will really enjoy this Berry Brie Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette.  It's quick and easy!  While the salad is loaded with fresh berries, spring greens and brie cheese, the real star of the show is the homemade salad dressing and that comes together in no time!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa | Cooking on the Front Burner

Let's do the salsa but put a twist on it with this Peach Salsa recipe today!  Peaches are one of my favorite fruits - I just love biting into the skin and having the taste burst in my mouth.  If the juice runs down my arm then so be it!  Finding peaches now is pretty easy to do and I buy them by the crate at my local Trader Joe's.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

You've Got Mail!

Today's post is just a little housecleaning that I wanted you to be aware of.  Nothing scary or crazy I promise!  But just giving you a heads up. If you subscribe to my blog posts via email (you might be reading this there now), every time I have a new post, you receive an email around 7 PM CST.  I am currently using Feed Burner to manage these subscriptions but will be moving soon to Mail Chimp.  The major reason for the change, is that I understand it better, can customize and I think it looks a lot nicer than what I am currently doing!

No need to re-sign up - that is if I can do it correctly :)  I have faith that I will! Oh and I'll remember to disconnect feed burner so you don't get 2 emails - that would be annoying!

Another feature that I like is if you want to respond to the email with the post, just hit reply and I directly get an email... pretty nice!

If you aren't getting posts by mail and would like to, there is a sign-up box near the top right hand side of my side bar -will you be asked for your email but that NEVER gets shared with anyone and is confidential to me only (you always have the ability to unsubscribe too).  I'm currently doing 2-3 new recipes a week and our Friday night Best of the Weekend Party.

So to recap, I'll be making this switch in the next couple of days, you don't need to do anything, if you want to sign up here's your chance and if you are already getting emails, thanks for following!!!  I really appreciate it!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Best of the Weekend and Breakfast!

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Well this week certainly went by fast.... just seems like it was July 4th and now it's the 11th!  Everyone in my office was back to work and it just got busy busy!  But I would rather have that than no work to do...  On the personal side, this is about the only free weekend we have until the end of summer.  Next weekend I'm helping a friend who is having her daughter's wedding at HER house!  I'll be making several dozen cookies to help out and then being one of her right-hand women the day of the wedding.  So I need to get baking now!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Orange Creamsicle Mini Shakes

Orange Creamsicle Mini Shakes | Cooking on the Front Burner

Today's recipe - Orange Creamsicle Mini Shakes was not my original intent.  These were suppose to be made into popsicles...  And of course there is a story to go along with it - I was super excited to try my popsicle molds again and make one of my favorite childhood summer treats BUT I wanted to give it a little punch with adding some alcohol.  I thought if I added just a little bit that I would not have a problem.  So I put the ingredients in the blender, mixed it up and poured into my molds.  Well, just then the DIY Guy walked by and said "those won't freeze good".  I said "of course they will!"  So I patiently waited....

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Julie's Birthday Bash Giveaway!

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Today we are wishing a very Happy Birthday to Julie who is turning 31 today!  I'm excited to be part of this giveaway to help Julie celebrate who is one of my good blogging friends.  If you aren't familiar with her blog, White Lights on Wednesday, be sure to stop by and take a look around - I'm sure you will find something to your liking.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Chocolate Chunk Toasted Coconut and Pecan Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Toasted Coconut and Pecan Cookies | Cooking on the Front Burner #dessert

We love our cookies around here - well I like to bake and the DIY Guys likes to eat them (though I'm known to eat a couple!)  So today you can thank him for these Chocolate Chunk Toasted Coconut and Pecan Cookies.  We've he has been a kick lately to use up what's in our pantry, freezer and refrigerator.  I tend to forget what I have and buy more of the same things.  I really need a better system of keeping track... if you have one, let me know!  So one day he finds a bag of opened flaked coconut - it's kind of on its last leg.  By itself it wouldn't be great but toasted - hmmmm, yes, that was the solution!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Christmas in July Giveaway!

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It may be summer, but you could win some cool cash!  What would you do with $500?  Put it towards vacation, maybe something you have been wanting or squirrel it away for some actual Christmas gifts... If it was me, I would do some self-gifting :)  Don't judge - nothing wrong with that!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Best of the Weekend and Frozen Delights

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Welcome to Best of the Weekend and Happy 4th of July!  I can't believe it is July... I love summer and hope it doesn't go by too quickly!  We are ending this week with our yearly cabin trip up north in Minnesota.  We've had a great week of R&R, boating, fishing, eating and enjoying some tasty beverages.  Besides the DIY Guy, we are also joined by our daughter, her husband and our cutie granddaughter Miss Emily.  At ten months, she has been so fun to be around!  I hope you are enjoying your summer as well!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Birthday Cakes Galore!

Celebrate all year long with these tasty cake recipes.

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"They say it's your birthday; It's my birthday too, yeah
They say it's your birthday; We're gonna have a good time"

In our family starting mid-June to mid-September we all have a birthday.  In fact, the DIY Guy and mine are 2 days apart - we are both Leos - is that a problem :)  Well, after 31 years I'm guessing not!

In honor of our birthdays and yours - young and old - plain or fancy - cake and cupcakes - boozy or not - I have a collection with a little help from my friends - light the candles and make a wish!