BBQ time

Grilled Pork with Strawberry Peach Salsa

grilled pork with strawberry peach salsa

Time to fire up the grill! I just love summer time. It gives me a break from cooking in a hot kitchen by using our grill on the deck. Because we grill out so often in the summer, I am always looking for new and interesting ways to prepare our meals. And I especially love…

Cajun Style Andouille Sausage Kebabs

Cajun style andouille sausage kebabs

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Aidells® & The Wine Group. The opinions and text are all mine. It’s time for some Cajun style andouille sausage kebabs. Do you feel like a trip to the Bayou?  Well, perhaps we can’t do that, but we can surely imitate the cuisine of…

Mango Salsa and Homemade Tortilla Chips

Mango salsa

Looking for an easy party appetizer? Try this recipe for mango salsa and homemade tortilla chips. Summer is getting closer and that means that grilling season and get togethers are right around the corner. If you are looking for a tasty appetizer to start off your next BBQ, you can’t go past this recipe for…

Yellow Fin Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

grilled yellow fin tuna

Add a touch of freshness to dinner with this Yellow Fin Tuna with Pineapple Salsa. I love yellow fin tuna.  It is also known as Ahi Tuna and can be prepared in so many ways.  Today’s recipe for yellow fin tuna with pineapple salsa is easy to make and the pineapple adds a great freshness…

Warm Tuscan Bacon Potato Salad – A Grill Side dish

Warm Tuscan bacon Potato salad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FireUpTheGrill #CollectiveBias This Warm Bacon Potato Salad makes a Great Grill Side Dish. The motto in our house all summer long is “it’s time to Fire up the Grill.”  We grill most of the year, but in the…

Summer Time Hot Dog & Fresh Vegetable Stir Fry

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhatAGrillWants #CollectiveBias Summer is the Perfect Time for my Hot Dog & Fresh Vegetable Stir Fry. During the summer time I am always looking for simple recipes that are easy to make and lend themselves to outdoor eating. …

Grilled Caribbean Shrimp Kebabs

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Fire up the Grill for these Caribbean Shrimp Kebabs. This is the time of the year when the grill is fired up almost daily and I am always experimenting with new recipes to hand over to my husband, who is the grill person in our house. Today’s recipe is grilled Caribbean Shrimp Kebabs. These tantalizing…

15 Money Saving Tips for a Summer Barbecue

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These Money Saving Tips for a Summer Barbecue Will Trim the Fat For Sure. It is finally that time of the year again.  Memorial day and Father’s day are right around the corner and the summer is waiting for all of those incredible barbecue gatherings.  To me, summer is just not summer without barbecues, but…

Top 25 Grilling Tips For an Amazing BBQ

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Make your next BBQ a success with these top 25 Grilling Tips. It’s that time of the year again.  One only has to be outside around 6 pm to smell the aromas of someone in the neighborhood having a grill out.  But just putting something on the grill does not mean that your BBQ will…

Caribbean Jerk Dry Rub for Burgers

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Caribbean Jerk Dry Rub and Printable Label. Do you like the taste of Caribbean flavors? If you do, this Caribbean dry rub is for you. The rub is a delicious blend of both savory and sweet spices that will give your burger an island kick. It adds a delicious flavor to any burger, particularly those…

Mex-Italian Burger – It’s Grill Time

It's grill time with a Mex Italian Burger. Get the recipe thegardeningcook.com/

Mex-Italian Burger Cookbook We love grill time at our house, and nothing is better on the grill than a home made burger.   They put any fast food burger to shame and are simple to prepare. This Mex- Italian Burger combines the two culinary methods into one rich and delicious burger. This burger combines the creamy…

Campfire Cooking – New Recipes

Campfire cooking recipes to warm you when the leaves are changing.

Snuggle in near the campfire with these delicious recipes. Even though the summer is ending, there is still time to get out there and enjoy the good old outdoors with some camping fun. It’s not too late to shake out the tent, get out the camping gear, and lace up your hiking shoes!  Fall is…

Grilled Shrimp with Herbed Honey Marinade

grilled shrimp with grape tomatoes

Fire up the BBQ for these Grilled Shrimp with Herbed Honey Marinade There is nothing like a few skewers of grilled shrimp to take your barbeque to a whole new level.  Shrimp hold up well on the BBQ and this blend of spices and honey is just delicious. I used fresh herbs. I have fresh herbs…

The Secret to perfect BBQ Short Ribs

The secret to perfect BBQ short ribs every time: thegardeningcook.com/

My husband is a rib man.  He often chooses them on the menu when we go out to eat.  I make BBQ ribs all the time but normally it is a rack of spare ribs that we cook, since they cook fairly quickly on the BBQ. But there are days that I just feel like…

The Secret to Perfect BBQ Chicken

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I know.  Everyone says they have the perfect BBQ chicken recipe. But when you try it out , you often end up with a dry piece of chicken that tastes pretty good but is not in the slightest bit tender. I have tried putting the chicken on the grill for a long time, for a…

Make Your Own Smoky Dry Rub & FREE Printable Label

Make Your Own Smoky BBQ Dry Rub

I love to BBQ. Well, truth be told, I love it when my husband BBQs.  I spend so much time cooking and perfecting recipes that it is nice to have a night off. This happens all year long on Saturday. Normally, my husband barbeques steaks on the grills, and he is good at it.  Funny…

Savory Barbeque Pork Ribs

Savory pork spare ribs

It’s Grilling Time! Try these Savory Barbeque pork spare ribs to tempt your party going crowd. This recipe for barbeque spare ribs is an easy as them come.  Just cook the ribs in the oven, then marinate with the sauce and barbeque on the grill.  You can even cook them the day before and then…

Steak with Cuban Style Marinade – Easy Recipe

Beef recipes

Cuban Style Marinade Gives this steak recipe a boots of flavor This Cuban Style Marinade combines spices with orange juice and grill mates seasoning for a delightful and spicy main course dish.  I love the sweet, tangy and savory flavors.  It makes grill night something special. This recipe could not be easier to do.  Just…

Montreal Steak – Sweet and Spicy Rub

Monterey Steak

Wow your Friends with Montreal Steak This Montreal Steak recipe has a sweet and spicy rub that is sure to delight your friends.  Even better, it is simple and easy to do. Team the recipe with grilled Corn in their Husks and you have a crowd pleasing meal. At our house we grill every Saturday night.…