Oh these Caramel Marshmallow Brownies are so wonderfully, ooey gooey good. This is the kind of recipe that has sugar rush written all over it. I think we may actually make too many brownies at our house…well, I know Olivia does! This is not necessarily a good thing for me because a soft, moist fudgy brownie is one of my weaknesses. Olivia wasn’t the...

Posted on Aug 15 2014 - 8:42am by Barry C. Parsons
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  Today’s new recipe for Raisin Tea Loaf comes courtesy of Spouse…or rather, Spouse’s mom Violet. This is an old fashioned loaf cake that Spouse remembers being made numerous times when she was growing up in Norman’s Cove in Trinity Bay. We were pretty prolific bakers in our family when I was growing up but I don’t remember that...

This barbecue chicken chili with grilled corn takes a classic comfort food meal and gives it a fresh summertime twist; bright, light & totally delicious. Regular readers of Rock Recipes will know that I use my Smokin’ Summer Spice Dry Rub on practically everything that’s cooked on the backyard grill. Beef brisket, pulled pork and lamb chops have all...

Posted on Aug 9 2014 - 11:22am by Barry C. Parsons
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One of my very favorite things to grill is lamb and these Moroccan lamb chops are so flavorful and delicious, they have quickly become a repeat visitor to the backyard barbecue this summer. The chops are simply marinated in a fragrant blend of aromatic spices, garlic, lemon and olive oil to infuse terrific flavor before hitting a hot grill for only a few minutes...

This simple butter cake with strawberries and vanilla frosting was a special request from my son Noah for his 15th birthday this week. Noah is a man of simple tastes and is a food purist in most of his choices. Whenever asked, on any occasion, for his opinion on what to serve, the answer is always going to be “nothing complicated, just something good.” That’s...

Like the looks of this grilled pulled pork pizza? Whether simply for a regular weekday family dinner or  even more, when entertaining during the summer months, pizza from the backyard grill is one of my absolute favorite things to make. Everyone loves great pizza and I’m always amazed at the number of people who tell me that they have never tried making it...

Tomato cucumber salad is a summer-fresh classic side dish and this simple recipe is just that. With the addition of some protein rich chickpeas, this delicious salad can also be a complete lunch all on its own. Mint is always in profusion in the small herb garden just outside my kitchen door during the summer, so I chose some of it to add a bright fresh note to the...

This blondies recipe was inspired by the “Twix Cookies” that we featured for the Holiday baking season a few years ago. I was making some blondies and thinking of perhaps adding a different flavor frosting to top them off. I was browsing some of our older cookie recipes when I saw the Twix cookies and thought it would be great to make those with blondies...

If you’re a little tired of barbecue sauce this grilling season, these effortless marinated Orange Rosemary pork chops will be a welcome and flavorful change. A couple of hour marinating in a few simple ingredients, plus a few minutes on the grill and a tasty dinner is ready to go. You can marinate the pork for up to 8 hours if you want to do it before work. As...

I make the lemon version of these all the time but with some leftover limes in the fridge needing to be used, lime bars were the easiest and quickest way to turn them into something delicious. I was so happy to find the lemon version of this cookie bar beacuse with only 5 simple ingredients and a quick preparation time, it quickly became a household standard. In...