Grilled Pineapple for dessert is just what the summer ordered. With the heat we’ve been ...
Mango season is officially here in South Florida and while I don’t have a mango ...
I’ve had the Large Big Green Egg for almost 5 years now and since I’ve ...
Everyone thinks of burgers for 4th of July, but not necessarily bison burgers on this ...
There is nothing like a nice refreshing cocktail to cool things off during a cookout. ...
This is another one of my husband’s recipes that he’s gifted me with, he learned it at a cooking class in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I brought this to a dinner party a few weeks ago and it was a big hit. It’s light and fresh with subtle smokey undertones. While great on it’s own […]
This burger is the brainchild of my husband who spent a few years living in New Mexico after graduating from the University of Montana. It was Scott’s night to cook a few weeks ago and he did not disappoint with these super stacked and stuffed burgers. If you” google” the word torta, there are a […]
I have quite the sweet tooth. But we know that eating dessert after dinner every night is not the path to keeping your girlish figure! This is why popsicles have come to be my chosen sweet fix. I often buy sugar free or all fruit popsicles to satisfy my craving. But ever since I bought […]
This cobbler combines strawberries, blueberries and coconut for the perfect outdoor dessert to serve this Fourth of July. Made in a skillet, this cobbler bakes on the grill while you enjoy your first course- pull it off after 30 minutes when it is warm and bubbly and pair with icecream. There will be no leftovers […]
I love grilled cocktails. I learned about the idea at Kingsford University a few years back and it has been a major game changer for me. By throwing your beverage ingredients onto the grill you can add serious flavor depth, not to mention it just looks cool when you have guests over. Much the same […]
This is a fun and easy thing to serve when you are having people over as these are universally likeable and easy to make and serve. So far I’ve made these 3 times and everyone has liked both the flavor and the heat level of the sauce. Served with blue cheese sauce, they are the […]
It’s strawberry season so that means I’m grabbing as many pints as I can and adding it to just about everything! I love ‘baking’ on the grill and by using a cast iron you add more flavor and it makes for a pretty display too. This recipe is super easy the shortcake is a biscuit […]
If you happen to see Shishito peppers in the store or at the farmers market, snatch them up! They’re absolutely delicious! According to Wikipedia, about one out of every ten shishito peppers is hot, but I’ve never experienced that! If you’ve ever had Padron peppers, they are a very similar Spanish variety to the Japanese […]
As someone who does a LOT of cooking, it also assumed that we do a decent amount of entertaining. And I live in South Florida where it is always summer outside. So, I thought I would share some of my favorite ideas for channeling your inner Martha Stewart while also being on a budget and […]
Have you been scratching your head on what to get the Dad(s) in your life for Father’s Day this year? Well look no further because I’m offering a giveaway that is sure to make any Dad that likes to cook VERY happy this Father’s Day. I’ve partnered with Ergo Chef to bring you the Michael […]
NOAA will announce its 2016 hurricane outlook on May 27, but Operation BBQ Relief wants to get in front of the season by asking individuals and barbecue teams–especially in the Gulf Coast region–to consider signing up as official volunteers with OBR. OBR is a disaster response team that organizes competition BBQ cooks and other volunteers […]
It’s that time again folks! Dad and I are off to Memphis in May to compete at the World Championship BBQ Contest, also known as the Superbowl of Swine! Going to Memphis in May is like entering a special land of smoked meat. If you have followed the blog over the years, you know this […]
5/16/16: GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED—–thanks to everyone who entered and shared online- the winner is Laura J- please see he winning comment on the blog below. Thanks! ………. Summer is around the corner and that means it is also time for outdoor entertaining! And when I discovered the #livevivid style of French Bull products- with their […]
Cowboy Charcoal thinks it knows what ladies want- DIAMONDS! (Duh, of course we do!). But seriously, Cowboy Charcoal is hosting the first “Fire and Ice Women’s Championship Barbecue Series” to celebrate women competitors across the US. And the Grand Champion receives $5000 in diamond jewelry! (!!) Cowboy Charcoal has teamed up with the Kansas City […]
If you read my recent post on “how to make bacon” you saw that I used Bill Gillespie’s coffee molasses recipe from his new cookbook. If you love all things Pork (one of the most versatile meats in my opinion!) then his new cookbook “The Smoking Hog and Bacon Cookbook” gives directions on all things […]
It was quite convenient that Bill Gillespie’s new book “The Smoking Bacon & Hog Cookbook” arrived in the mail right around the time I had asked Snake River Farms to send me some Kurobuta Pork Belly for my “How to Make Bacon” post. Funny how things work out sometime. Now that diets like the Paleo […]
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My focus is on healthy, simple and creative recipes on the grill. I encourage women to learn to grill as it is a great way to create healthy, flavorful dishes...