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Rosie’s Italian Grille

 

 

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I sat down with Phil + Rosie, his mother, who the restaurant is named after!

 

I had a wonderful conversation with him about when they first opened, which was in 1981. At that time it was just a small deli, there was no parking or anything. They served a limited menu of pizza, lasagna, stuffed shells, and sandwiches. After that they moved into an old 7-11 and it really began to take off! They began serving more specialty pizza + pastas and whenever there was a line, they would hand out “Mama Bread” to feed the guests while they were waiting to get in. 

It’s funny because their Mama Bread is now the #1 item on the menu. Thank goodness they decided to put it on the menu, because the mama bread is my favorite as well!

Rosies Restaurant Review

Now, let’s talk about the seafood at Rosie’s. The fish is caught from the Florida keys where Phil’s brother  has a residence and then it is flown into Toledo from Miami. Now the impressive part is that the fish is caught in the morning and then that night it is flown to Toledo. It doesn’t get fresher people! No wonder the grouper that night was out of this world amazing!

 

 I had to ask him the top things on the menu so that when you come in, you can try them all too. First of all, I’ve never had anything on the menu that I’ve disliked, but Phil stated that the top 2 items are seafood, it being the Grouper or The Mahi Mahi. Following his advice, I knew I had to try one of them and boy am I glad that I did!

I am NOT a huge seafood lover, but that is quickly changing, because I inhaled that grouper! I typically stick to the Italian classics- lasagna, pasta, pizza, BUT I am forever changed and will definitely be going back for more fresh from the Florida Keys Fish!

On the menu they have 6 cooking styles:

*Grilled             *Cajun           *Stacked 

*Key West           *California               *Lazy Days        

Rosies Restaurant Review

 I ordered the Grouper with the Stacked Style- which was completely phenomenal. It came with Asiago Whipped Potatoes…did you hear that?! Asiago.Whipped.Potatoes. Wow- absolutely delicious. 

Rosies Restaurant Review

  

Another entree that was featured as a special that night was the Lambchops. I saw lots of people ordering them and they went quickly that night!  The presentation  of them  was out of this world.

The grilled herb salmon was impeccable as well.  Here it is pictured with the risotto. 

Rosies Restaurant Review

  

If that isn’t reason enough to get out of the house and drive out here, here is another fun fact about Phil & his restaurant. Phil is in a band, yeah….how awesome is that?! 

Here is a link for his YouTube Channel and he has some great videos…..p.s. He is the singer.

There really is nothing better than finding your passion and going for it, he plays in a 9 piece band and has done it for years. 

Rosie’s also hosts charity events, so if you are interested in connecting with them, check out the website for contact information.

 

And on a fun note, dinner wouldn’t be complete without dessert. 

They have a huge selection of Carrot Cake, Chocolate Hazelnut Panna Cotta, Tiramisu, Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake, and Cannoli’s. 

 Rosies Restaurant Review

and after you order one (to go) like I did because I was SO full…..you get it packaged up in this adorable pink box!

Rosies Restaurant Review

I mean seriously, how precious is that?!

Rosies Restaurant Review

So if you’re looking for a premier italian restaurant in Northwest Ohio, look no further! Rosie’s Italian Grille has you covered. Remember, its going to be a toss up between ordering the traditional Italian entree’s OR fresh seafood!

Rosies Restaurant Review

You can visit their website HERE. 

Rosies Restaurant Review

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Mexican Grilled Corn

mexican grilled corn

Today I am sharing a zesty recipe for Mexican Grilled Corn!

 

This is such a flavorful side dish and goes perfectly with some BBQ!

I also love to make it up with some fresh chips and  guacamole and call it a dinner!

 

This corn heats up and cooks right on the grill and leaves those amazing grill marks and chars some kernels.

Then after it’s done, it gets slathered in butter, lime juice, chile powder, cilantro and a good helping of cotija cheese!

For those not familiar with that type of cheese, it is a Mexican cheese that is very salty.

It’s also a seasonal cheese, with production only being during July -October. 

mexican grilled corn

This is what I used and what was available at my local store. Shred this up and then mix all the topping ingredients together before throwing the corn on the grill.

mexican grilled corn

To begin, place the corn directly on the grill grates.

 

mexican grilled corn

Cook them for about 5 minutes and then turn them over.

mexican grilled corn

Finish them up on the other side and get ready to pour over all the flavor!

 

mexican grilled corn

Add the cilantro, lime juice, chile powder, butter, and cheese and ENJOY!

Mexican Grilled Corn
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Ingredients
  1. 6 ears of corn, shucked
  2. 1/4 cup butter, softened
  3. 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
  4. 1/4 cup cotija cheese, crumbled
  5. 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
  6. 2 tsp lime juice
  7. 1/4 tsp chile powder
Instructions
  1. Begin by mixing together the butter, lime juice, chile powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Then place the corn directly on the grill grates (medium-high heat) and cook them 5 minutes on one side and 5 minutes on the other.
  3. Take the corn off and brush it with the butter mixture, then sprinkle cilantro and cotija cheese on top.
Cooking with Crystal http://www.cookingwithcrystal.net/

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Heirloom Tomato Salad

With summer upon us, I LOVE to go to my local Farmer’s Market and find Heirloom Tomato’s.

Today I am sharing this Heirloom Tomato Salad!

Heirloom tomato salad 1

I mean how crazy looking are these tomatoes?! 

I love it. They are all so different and unique.

heirloom tomato salad

Then make the basil vinaigrette. It’s so fresh and delicious. It’s simply fresh basil, canola oil, and lemon juice. 

heirloom tomato salad

Look at that gorgeousness.

Pure, fresh basil goodness.

heirloom tomato salad

That fresh basil in this vinaigrette is gonna change your life.

heirloom tomato salad

Then pour it over all the chopped Heirloom’s and let them soak it all up!

heirloom tomato salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 pounds Heirloom Tomatoes, assorted colors/sizes
  2. 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn up
  3. 1/2 cup basil vinaigrette
  4. Basil Vinaigrette
  5. 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves, chopped
  6. 1/2 lemon
  7. 3/4 cup canola oil
Instructions
  1. Begin by chopping up the tomato's and place them in a large bowl.
  2. Make the basil vinaigrette by placing the 1 1/2 cups basil, lemon and canola oil in a blender and pulsing.
  3. Then pour that over the tomatoes and toss in the torn (1/2 cup) basil leaves. Mix gently and serve at room temperature.
Cooking with Crystal http://www.cookingwithcrystal.net/

 

heirloom tomato salad

 heirloom tomato salad

 

heirloom tomato salad

filed under Salad, Sides


Peach Basil Ice Cream Topping

With the wonderful summer temperatures, this Peach Basil Topping is sure to hit the spot with your favorite ice cream!

peach basil topping

This is such a refreshing dessert!

And I’ll be totally honest, I wasn’t really sure if I would like the combination.

I mean I LOVE basil, but does it belong on ice cream?

Well, let me tell you that IT ABSOLUTELY DOES.

and this recipe will make you a believer!

 

peach basil topping

Start with some deliciously ripe peaches….my absolute favorite fruit!

peach basil topping

Then pulse the basil in a blender to get it all chopped up.

peach basil topping

After the syrup is made, pour it all over the peaches.

peach basil topping

Look at the beauty.

Sweet peaches floating in this delicious syrup!

peach basil topping

 

Peach Basil Ice Cream Topping
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Fresh Peaches, pitted & diced
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 1 container basil leaves, (approx 15)
  4. Vanilla Ice Cream, or any flavor you prefer
  5. 2 cups water
Instructions
  1. Take diced peaches and place them in a large bowl.
  2. Then in a saucepan, combine the sugar and the water. Stir to mix up.
  3. Boil that mixture on medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let sit for a few minutes.
  5. Place syrup in blender & add basil leaves. Pulse until it all begins to blend together.
  6. Then pour all over diced peaches & let sit for 5 minutes.
  7. Scoop ice cream in a bowl & spoon the mixture over top!
Notes
  1. The mixure can also be stored in the refrigerator.
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
Cooking with Crystal http://www.cookingwithcrystal.net/

 

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Tex Mex Burgers

You’re next grill recipe is right here people! 

These Tex Mex Burgers are packed full of flavor and a little heat. They have all the fixings….lettuce, tomato, avocado,cilantro, mayo, pepper jack cheese all thrown on a grilled bun.

This is a great recipe for your next cook out!

Tex Mex Burgers

 

Begin by forming your hamburger patties.

Tex Mex Burgers

Then cook the meat on the grill to your desired level of “done-ness”.

Tex Mex Burgers

AND make sure to put a little butter on the bun and throw it on the grill as well!

Tex Mex Burgers

Then begin assembling the burgers!

Start with lettuce and tomato on the bottom, then the meat that has pepperjack cheese on it, then sliced avocado and mayo and place the top of the bun on and you’re good to go!

Tex Mex Burgers

Enjoy your delicious summer dinner!

Tex Mex Burgers

and I am LOVING these personalized cutting boards/grilling boards from Personal Creations.

They have such cool, unique products that you can personalize! If you want a perfect gift for someone, check them out here!

Tex Mex Burgers

Tex Mex Burgers
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Ingredients
  1. hamburger meat, as much as you need for how many people you're serving (approx. 1/3 pound burger/person)
  2. hamburger buns
  3. romaine lettuce, torn up
  4. tomato
  5. pepper jack cheese
  6. cilantro, just enough to add to hamburger meat
  7. avocado, sliced
  8. mayo
  9. butter, for grilling the buns
Instructions
  1. Form hamburger patties and mix in chopped cilantro.
  2. Cook them on the grill to desired wellness.
  3. Then add a slice of pepperjack cheese on top and let melt.
  4. Butter the hamburger buns and place on grill to crisp.
  5. Place lettuce and tomato on hamburger bun, add meat, then sliced avocado, mayo, and the top of the bun.
Cooking with Crystal http://www.cookingwithcrystal.net/
Tex Mex Burgers

 

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Friday Finds Link Party

LinkyMain2-04Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! It is that time again! Time for an awesome summer link up party! Go ahead and add your great ideas! Can’t wait to see what ya’ll have created!/p>

Link up to the party this week and you may be featured next week! 

Link up at the bottom of this post!

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Erin from Strawberry Mommycakes || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Summer Blackberry Pie from Gluesticks Blog

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Vanessa from See Vanessa Craft || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Coconut Lime Banana Bread from The Frugal Foodie Mama

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Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

DIY Rolling Storage

DIY Rolling Storage from The Navage Patch

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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Hibiscus Lime Spritzer Cocktail from All She Cooks

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Aki from Minted Strawberry || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Upcycled Painted Globe from Simply Darling

 

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Crystal from Cooking with Crystal || Pinterest || Facebook

|| Instagram

Red,White, & Blue Jello Cubes from Shaken Together

Don’t forget to post your favorite links from this week to have a chance to be featured in our post next week or to get pinned to our Friday Finds Pinterest Board!


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Friday Finds Linky Party

LinkyMain2-04Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! It’s time to link up those recipes, crafts and other tutorials to Friday Finds! Last week we spotted some delicious recipes and fun craft ideas. Can’t wait to see what you’ll link up this week!

Link up to the party this week and you may be featured next week! 

Link up at the bottom of this post!

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Erin from Strawberry Mommycakes || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Summer Blackberry Pie from Gluesticks Blog

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Vanessa from See Vanessa Craft || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Coconut Lime Banana Bread from The Frugal Foodie Mama

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

DIY Rolling Storage

DIY Rolling Storage from The Navage Patch

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Hibiscus Lime Spritzer Cocktail from All She Cooks

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Aki from Minted Strawberry || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Upcycled Painted Globe from Simply Darling

 

Friday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Crystal from Cooking with Crystal || Pinterest || Facebook

|| Instagram

Avocado Bacon Egg Rolls from Home Cooking Memories

Don’t forget to post your favorite links from this week to have a chance to be featured in our post next week or to get pinned to our Friday Finds Pinterest Board!


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