No-Bake Desserts: Chilled Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

This no-nonsense peanut butter pie recipe is perfect for celebrations and for when you deserve a sweet treat. My nana used to make this pie every year for my Grandpa Bill’s birthday. You’ll be amazed at how quick and easy it is to make. And, it’s super delicious!

Billy and Nisa Cochran | @kitchenability


Coastal Virginia Magazine “Best Of” 2015 Party

I was invited by Coastal Virginia Magazine to attend their “Best of Coastal Virginia” party, which was held on July 23, 2015. This is an annual extravaganza that’s filled with food and fun — highlighting all of the amazing local businesses in the Tidewater area. They highlighted all of the “best of” winners for 2015 and put on an amazing event. I was honored to […]


Jalapeño Hamburger Sliders Recipe

The jalapeños in these sliders give what might otherwise be a traditional recipe more kick and flavor. I usually deseed my jalapeños, but you can always leave a few in if you want to make the recipe spicier. Another trick I like is to grate and mix the cheese in with the meat; the result is a much juicier burger than you’d get by placing a […]

Strangeways Brewing, Richmond, VA | @kitchenability


On the Road: Restaurants and Breweries in Richmond, VA

Last weekend we went on a little mini vacation to Richmond, VA. It was a full-fledged weekend of eating and drinking. We started the weekend by visiting a delicious restaurant called The Daily Kitchen & Bar.


Summertime Asparagus Salad Recipe

  I’m always looking for new summery side dishes to bring to picnics and BBQs, or just to enjoy with a weeknight meal at home. This summer salad is easy, healthy, and delicious. You can either toss the asparagus on the grill, or follow my stove top instructions below. Then, simply mix the asparagus with some fresh garden tomatoes and mozzarella, drizzle some balsamic glaze […]


Summer Sips: Spiked Blueberry Lemonade Recipe

Celebrate summer and National Blueberry Month (July) with this cool blueberry lemonade recipe — spiked with a shot of vodka! First, you’ll want to prep your fresh blueberries by freezing some overnight. Then, when you mix your beverage, the blueberries will act as mini ice cubes, without watering down your drink. Genius! For more blueberry recipes, check out this blog post, which highlights 12 more recipes […]


Summer Salads: Grilled Watermelon Salad Recipe

Summertime is all about grilling… everything. And that includes watermelon! This grilled watermelon salad recipe simply screams summer, making it a great side dish for pretty much any backyard affair. The spinach, feta, and balsamic glaze really balance out the sweetness of the watermelon nicely—yum!


Summery, Fruity Red Sangria Recipe

The weather is perfect for mixing up and enjoying a pitcher of this sparkling, summery sangria. It’s a refreshing drink that’s perfect for any summer gathering. And, really, you can add almost any fresh fruit you have on hand to the blend. For the mixture below, I used oranges and raspberries, which were definitely a winning combination.


12 Blueberry Recipes for National Blueberry Month

It’s National Blueberry Month! But, blueberries are in season all summer long, so it’s a good time to be thinking about how you can incorporate them into as many recipes as possible. Here are several recipes that feature the nutritionally beneficial blueberry: Super Blueberry Smoothie Recipe: Blueberries are an excellent antioxidant and a great addition to almost any morning meal. If I’m not sprinkling them […]

grilled kabobs | @kitchenability


How to Grill Corn, Asparagus, Peppers and More

Grilling season is in full swing, so I wanted to share this helpful infographic from Fix.com, which is all about the how-to behind grilling veggies. Get the low-down on the most suitable veggies for the grill, as well as the best grilling techniques for cooking everything from asparagus to artichokes!

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