Warm Brussel Barley Salad with Dried Cherries & Pecans


Next week is our 5 year wedding anniversary so we decided to enjoy a Smoky Mountain Thanksgiving to celebrate. However, the idea of being away from my kitchen on Thanksgiving this year has had me craving those traditional flavors for a couple of weeks now. Memories of waking up bright and early to pat the…

Spicy Grilled Corn and Barley Chowder


It’s finally looking like summer outside and that means grilling! I always grill more corn on the cob than I need because the leftovers are delicious and corn is an amazingly versatile ingredient. Last week I managed to grill outdoors twice before the rain and cool weather hit us again and is why this spicy…