Recipes: Appetizers

Grilled Queso de Freir Skewers

Grilled Queso de Freir Skewers

Move over Halloumi, there's a new grilling cheese in town and it's called Queso de Freir (Frying Cheese!). This recipe came about as I went to look for Halloumi for a recipe I was developing over for my friends at Walmart/Kingsford/Masterbuilt (you'll see the videos...

Grilled Red Pepper Pimento Cheese

Grilled Red Pepper Pimento Cheese

If you’re a Southerner, You know Pimento Cheese, it is a tailgating and happy hour staple. But have you ever thought about elevating Pimento Cheese, aka, “The Caviar of the South” with smoke flavor from the grill? In this recipe, I grill red mini peppers to add some smokiness to Pimento Cheese, amping up the flavor of this iconic Southern staple. If you want to add a bit of spice, grill a jalapeno and add that too! 

Summer Corn Riblets (Mexican Street Corn)

Summer Corn Riblets (Mexican Street Corn)

We are closely approaching the arrival of summer. The weather gets warmer, the days longer, and we anxiously await gatherings with friends and family to celebrate the completion of another school year. Having grown up in Southern California, I've been blessed to have...

Shannon Morgan’s Smoked Hummus

Shannon Morgan’s Smoked Hummus

For my latest Girls Who Grill interview, I chatted with Shannon Morgan — who I met through Instagram and actually in person, as well, since she lives just 40 minutes away from me! Not only did we get to talk about her love of the Big Green Egg (which she fell into...

Ham Biscuits with Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

Ham Biscuits with Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

As a born and bred Southerner, biscuits are my spirit animal. You know I like to find healthy alternatives while not sacrificing taste, and this recipe for Paleo Drop biscuits are a low-carb, guilt-free way to eat flaky, buttery biscuits. For this recipe, I've...

Maddie & Kiki’s Applewood Smoked French Onion Soup

Maddie & Kiki’s Applewood Smoked French Onion Soup

As part of my "Girls Who Grill" series, I am excited to feature my Canadian Grill Sisters Maddie and Kiki. They continue to spread BBQ Positivity in everything they do and represent everything that is great about the grilling and BBQ community!  Hailing from the...

Maddie & Kiki | Girls Who Grill Interview Series

Maddie & Kiki | Girls Who Grill Interview Series

Hailing from the Great White North, Canadian sisters Maddie and Kiki Longo have turned up the heat — making a name for themselves as a "Canada's favorite female grill masters." With a weekly show on YouTube, television appearances, #BBQActsofKindness, their very own...

Grilled Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Grilled Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Can Cauliflower be sexy? I think so. Have you ever thought about grilling cauliflower? Believe it or not, the char it gains on the outside of its cute little florets and the smoke flavor that envelops it from basking on the grill and getting smoke flavor from...

Smoked Brussels Sprout Bacon Slaw

Smoked Brussels Sprout Bacon Slaw

Brussels sprouts — shaved, smoked and marinated as a slaw — make for a perfect pairing for smoked meats. This recipe uses a tangy mix of honey, grainy mustard, and apple cider vinegar as the base with a touch of bacon and pecans for saltiness and crunch.

Smoked Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Smoked Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

You can't talk about smoking without a Mac and Cheese recipe! This recipe, however, offers up all the delicious creaminess of Mac and Cheese without the guilt. How? It is made with cauliflower, keeping it low carb yet totally delicious. Top it off with a sprinkling of...

Mango Lime Grilled Shrimp

Mango Lime Grilled Shrimp

If ever there was an easy recipe with STELLAR RESULTS I’ve put on this blog, it is  this mango lime grilled shrimp recipe! And the beauty of this recipe is that it really only needs 3 ingredients: shrimp, mango chutney, and limes!    If y’all follow me...

Blue Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

Blue Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

  These crazy good blue cheese jalapeño poppers happened purely by accident and boy am I glad they did! I’ve always loved jalapeño poppers, in fact, they are one of the first recipes to ever make it on this blog.   And I’ve made them a few different ways...

Kathy Pullin’s Turkey Lasagna Wonton Cups

Kathy Pullin’s Turkey Lasagna Wonton Cups

Whether you’re just getting started cooking or consider yourself an outdoor cooking pro, we can all learn a lot from Pitmaster Kathy Pullin. Linking up with GrillGirl Robyn for a Girls Who Grill interview, the leader of Team Sassy has shared her beloved (and...

Smoked Quick Pickles

Smoked Quick Pickles

Who else loves, I mean LOVES pickles? If pickles are your jam, wait til you try them smoked! Kissing your veggies with smoke before turning them into pickles makes for an EPIC, I mean EPIC pickle! I originally developed this recipe for my cookbook, Healthy Electric...

Fire Roasted Poblano Queso Dip

Fire Roasted Poblano Queso Dip

This queso recipe is so darn easy, yet yields amazing results! By fire roasting the poblano and tomato first, you add a nice smoky flavor to this queso dip which is made entirely on your pellet grill or smoker. The key to this queso dip is using Velveeta so it melts...

Pimento Cheese Jalapeno Poppers (Atomic Buffalo Turds)

Pimento Cheese Jalapeno Poppers (Atomic Buffalo Turds)

Jalapeno Poppers are just about my favorite thing on the planet. Other than Flamingos. But that's another story. I like to make a big batch of Jalapeno Poppers and just eat a bunch of them for dinner because I love them so much. And they are the perfect appetizer for...

Alabama White Sauce Chicken Wings

Alabama White Sauce Chicken Wings

If you’ve never had Alabama White BBQ Sauce, you’re missing out because it is excellent on chicken and pork! White BBQ sauce originated in Alabama from Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Restaurant in Decatur, Alabama. If you’ve ever heard of Chris Lilly, he’s the badass Pit Master...

Smoked Garlic Bacon Kale Oysters

Smoked Garlic Bacon Kale Oysters

Oysters on the grill and smoker have been something I tried early on in my grilling career. Most people were like- You can grill oysters? Well yes you can! And you can smoke them too! This recipe is from my cookbook, Healthy Electric Smoker, but you can smoke oysters...

Chipotle Cherry Beef Jerky (Paleo and Whole30 approved)

Chipotle Cherry Beef Jerky (Paleo and Whole30 approved)

Chipotle Pepper and Cherries make for a slightly sweet smoky bite in beef jerky. Most commercially available Beef Jerky is loaded in MSG and nitrates, but this recipe is junk free with no weird ingredients and calls for Tamari or Coconut Aminos instead of soy sauce...

Grilled Watermelon Pizza

Grilled Watermelon Pizza

For me, there is no better or more refreshing treat at a barbecue gathering than nice, juicy watermelon. It brings back memories of running around the backyard, juice running down my face, having seed spitting contests with my sister and our cousins. What does this...

Top 5 Keto Friendly Apps for the Super Bowl

Top 5 Keto Friendly Apps for the Super Bowl

Just as you are hitting your healthy eating goals for the new year, the Super Bowl comes around and shoves a big plate of chips and dip in your face! But don't despair; it's super easy to eat low carb during the Super Bowl with these tried and true favorite...

Grilled Pizza on Cedar Planks

Grilled Pizza on Cedar Planks

I have grilled pizza about a million ways, but my new favorite way to grill pizza is cedar plank pizza on the grill. The cedar plank adds nice smoky flavor to the crust—similar to a wood fired pizza oven—while also protecting the dough from the grill. It also makes...

Lemongrass, Cilantro & Garlic Grilled Chicken Wings

Lemongrass, Cilantro & Garlic Grilled Chicken Wings

This recipe, inspired by Sri Lankan cuisine, combines the flavors of lemongrass, cilantro, garlic, and turmeric to make for a fragrant spice paste that is an awesome combination on smoked/grilled chicken wings. Simply pulse all the ingredients together in the food...

Rosemary Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Rosemary Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Rosemary Lemon is an out of this world flavor combination that works really well on both seafood and poultry. For this Rosemary Lemon Shrimp Skewers recipe, the rosemary serves as both a source of herbaceous smoke flavor, an herb in the marinade, as well as the actual...

Smoked Watermelon Gazpacho

Smoked Watermelon Gazpacho

Smoked Gazpacho has been a longtime favorite of mine, smoking the veggies before making them into this classic chilled soup takes it to a whole new level of flavor. So what about Watermelon Gazpacho? Believe it or not, the flavors of watermelon, the crispness of the...

Lionfish Ceviche (“Eat ‘Em to Beat ‘Em”)

Lionfish Ceviche (“Eat ‘Em to Beat ‘Em”)

This Lionfish Ceviche is a great and unique appetizer or side dish that is light and refreshing, but also full of flavor! If you can't find Lionfish or don't like Lionfish, any Florida whitefish can be substituted for this recipe. I like my Ceviche with a little kick...

Fire Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad

Fire Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad

Most people think of pumpkin pie when they think of this iconic fall squash. But in this recipe it makes for a wonderful salad, roasted in coals and served warm with arugula and goat cheese. This recipe is one of those that really suprises people because it is an...

Epic Bacon Jam Recipe

Epic Bacon Jam Recipe

Ahhh, Bacon. Ahhh, Pork, most versatile meat there is!! I was invited to go on a press trip to Smithfield, VA which is the Pork Capital of the world, and it was a welcome reprieve for me getting to go be in the South again, and take brake from being a mom for a short...

Low Carb Drop Biscuits (That Don’t Taste Low Carb!)

Low Carb Drop Biscuits (That Don’t Taste Low Carb!)

I love biscuits so much. In fact, growing up in the South, I didn’t realize it was even a thing. But until I got out of the South, I didn’t realize how blessed we are with our awesome food. These days, Southern food can be found almost anywhere because of its growing...

Grilled Shishito Peppers with Fleur De Sel

Grilled Shishito Peppers with Fleur De Sel

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,...

Thai Basil Curried Chicken “Noodle” Salad {#Paleo and #GF)

Thai Basil Curried Chicken “Noodle” Salad {#Paleo and #GF)

This salad is a great reminder that you can eat great and not miss those empty carbs from pasta ONE BIT!! I paired curried grilled chicken with zucchini noodles tossed in a lemongrass basil coconut milk marinade for a flavorful salad that would be great for lunch,...

Eat Your Way Through #Superbowl51 with these #FoodPorn Recipes

Eat Your Way Through #Superbowl51 with these #FoodPorn Recipes

Just when I'm recovering from the Holidays and on a good path to getting rid of my muffin top, the SuperBowl comes around. And of course I must gorge myself on finger foods as there is nothing quite as satisfying as eating finger food. Luckily, many of these recipes...

Grilled Naan Pizza

Grilled Naan Pizza

I'm a girl that very much loves pizza, I mean what is there not to love? Crusty bread, melty cheese and the sky is the limit as far as toppings are concerned. If you've every grilled a pizza you know you're in for a treat. I love to grill whatever toppings I can...

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped, Blue Cheese Stuffed Figs

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped, Blue Cheese Stuffed Figs

There is something alluring about figs to me. I guess it is their rich sweetness- it pairs great with salty ingredients for a savory presentation. In this recipe, the sweet figs pair with the tangy blue cheese, salty prosciutto, and are finished with a sweet balsamic...

Sriracha Skirt Steak Empanadas

Sriracha Skirt Steak Empanadas

I’ve been a big fan of sriracha for years. And it seems that people are catching on to how awesome Sriracha is. I was pretty stoked to see Stubb’s making a Sriracha "Anytime Sauce", which was the inspiration for this empanada recipe. Another thing I’m a little...

Authentic Cuban Sammies you can make on your grill

Authentic Cuban Sammies you can make on your grill

Living in South Florida, The Cuban Sandwich is just a part of everyday life. You can pick up a Cuban pretty much anywhere you go. However, not all Cubans are created equal. There are important elements to forming the Quintessential Cuban Sammy. I am not Cuban but have...

Grilled Iceberg Wedge Salad

Grilled Iceberg Wedge Salad

I'm usually not a fan of iceberg lettuce — it's basically crunchy water. But, I am a fan of a wedge salad layered in creamy blue cheese dressing topped with crispy bacon! So while I've grilled all types of lettuces (including grilled romaine, for which I've gained...

Paleo Drop Biscuits…plus, a few updates

Paleo Drop Biscuits…plus, a few updates

Biscuits are one of the first food memories I have. I grew up all over the South, and in my earliest years I lived in the Deep South, in Jackson, MS where I remember my Grandma Sylvia made drop biscuits every day (fun fact, I was born in Tupelo, MS, same town as...

Fire Roasted Gazpacho

Fire Roasted Gazpacho

Gazpacho, a cold soup made of raw, blended vegetables, is probably not one of those things you would think to make on the grill. But trust me when I tell you that taking the extra step and grilling all the ingredients adds so much additional flavor that you will...

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Wings

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Wings

These Cilantro Lime Grilled Wings are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Make sure to make extra because everyone will definitely want seconds.    

Wasabi Lime Chicken Wings

Wasabi Lime Chicken Wings

I’m so in love with grilled chicken wings. People often ask me what my favorite thing to grill is and I always say “Chicken wings”. Chicken wings, or drummettes, rather, are perfect for the grill because the meat doesn’t dry out like other parts of the chicken might,...

Grilled Calamari

Grilled Calamari

I was looking to do something a little exotic for Valentine's Day this year and when I saw the Calamari in the seafood department at Whole Foods I thought- what the heck? These were super easy to make- I bought the squid in tubes and then sliced them into rings. Then...

Top 5 Superbowl Recipes for Foodies

Top 5 Superbowl Recipes for Foodies

Superbowl 2014 is here- don’t be “that guy” who shows up with chips and hummus. Show your friends you know a thing or two with a dish you can be proud to serve at the Superbowl party this year. I guarantee your friends will ask you for the recipe(s!) 1) Proscuitto and...

Smoked Tuna Dip

Smoked Tuna Dip

South Florida Smoked Fish Dip has been one of the most popular recipes on my blog from the very beginning. When friends come to visit, they ask me to make this for them, and then ask me to make a second batch to take home with them. I historically used to make this...

Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs

Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs

I really love deviled eggs. I've been on a hiatus of making them though for the past 5 years or so because my husband is so weird about eggs. However, we had a party over Christmas and I knew these would be a hit. I got the idea from a friend who brought these to a...

Smoked Shrimp Salad

Smoked Shrimp Salad

This smoked shrimp salad is another one of my husband’s — aka, the duck hunter's — recipes that he’s gifted me with. He learned it while attending a cooking class in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When I brought this to a dinner party a few weeks ago, and it was a big hit!...

Labor Day Grilling Recipes for a Kick Ass Cookout

Labor Day Grilling Recipes for a Kick Ass Cookout

Labor Day Weekend is upon us, what are you going to cook on your day off? Ahh, decisions, decisions. Let me inspire you with some of my favorite recipes to feed a crowd and impress your friends. (All titles below link to original recipe and directions). West Indies...

Thai Peanut Chicken, Vidalia Onion and Zucchini Skewers

Thai Peanut Chicken, Vidalia Onion and Zucchini Skewers

I love meat on a stick. Something about skewering a mix of ingredients, paired with a great marinade or sauce makes for a colorful mirage on your plate- and is equally satisfying on your taste buds! In this recipe, the chicken is marinated in a flavorful Thai Peanut...

Grilled Vidalia Onion, Goat Cheese and Arugula Flatbread Pizza

Grilled Vidalia Onion, Goat Cheese and Arugula Flatbread Pizza

  I really love it when Vidalia onions come into season in the summertime. Their sweet, mellow flavor really compliments any recipe. I was super excited when Shuman Produce, a grower of Vidalia Onions, reached out to me and asked me to develop recipes for them....

Bacon Biscuits with Molasses

Bacon Biscuits with Molasses

  I know I surprise you all a bit when I make something in my oven. I could have made these on the grill but I just got a new Wolfe stove that is begging for my attention. And while I try so hard to be good and limit my carbs, sometimes I have a backlash and have...

Caribbean Inspired West Indies Wings

Caribbean Inspired West Indies Wings

This West Indies Wings recipe is the result of my favorite Caribbean style flavor pairings coming together in a spicy, yet flavorful, wing sauce. The combination of coconut milk, curry spice, Caribbean hot sauce, and ginger make this sauce supremely addictive,...

Grilled Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

Grilled Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

Pineapple is one of those ingredients that morphs on the grill. I love pineapple in any form I can get but once you grill it, the fruit slightly caramelizes and the flavor is intensified! This recipe for Grilled Pineapple Black Bean Salsa definitely benefits from...

#SuperBowl Recipes for a Rockin’ Game Day

#SuperBowl Recipes for a Rockin’ Game Day

I can't believe it's that time again. I'm just recovering from the Holidays, and now I get a day to cheat on my diet and eat large amounts of finger food for the day! Here are my favorite recipes that will make for a a well fed crowd at your house. Even if your team...

Panko Baked Fried Pickles

Panko Baked Fried Pickles

Fried pickles are one of my earliest food memories. It tops my favorite Southern food list right up there with fried green tomatoes and fried okra. But I rarely ever fry anything. I got a serious craving the other day for some fried pickles so I engineered a healthier...

Cheesy Grilled Jalapeño Enchilada Dip

Cheesy Grilled Jalapeño Enchilada Dip

This Grilled Enchilada Dip is so easy to make with minimal prep work and it's enough to feed a small crowd! This recipe combines grilled jalapeños, deli American cheese, refried beans, enchilada dip, and cilantro for the perfect, cheesy bite. Grilling the jalapeños is...

Szechuan Pepper Wings with Thai Peanut Sauce

Szechuan Pepper Wings with Thai Peanut Sauce

The taste of these Szechuan Pepper Wings with Thai Peanut Sauce is surprising and invigorating, with an electric shock of pungent peppercorn, and a sweet and slightly spicy Thai-style peanut sauce. I've been intrigued by Szechuan peppers ever since they made a...

Smoked Mountain Trout Made on My New Stovetop Smoker

Smoked Mountain Trout Made on My New Stovetop Smoker

What is great about being GrillGrrrl is that everyone loves to talk to me about their BBQ and Grilling experiences, regardless of background. Who doesn't love to eat great food? It's the common denominator of human experience. So I was totally shocked to find a stove...

Grilled Blue Cheese and Herb Stuffed Tomatoes

Grilled Blue Cheese and Herb Stuffed Tomatoes

I'm always looking for fun veggie side dishes to put on the grill to complement whatever main course I am making. Tomatoes, stuffed with blue cheese, grilled to melted and charred to perfection are the perfect complement to a nice steak. Throw in some fresh herbs, a...

Grilled Baby Artichokes with Chefs Dressing

Grilled Baby Artichokes with Chefs Dressing

Baby artichokes take less time to cook than standard artichokes which is an added bonus! Grilled artichokes are my utmost favorite thing- an added bonus is that artichokes are a natural detoxifier! They can be a little work intensive in the prep but they are oh-so worth it!

Herbed Tahini Dressing

Herbed Tahini Dressing

  I'm a big fan of tahini- ever since I tried Annie's Goddess Salad Dressing back in college, I've been hooked on it. Years later, I've finally gotten around to making my own tahini dressing! Tahini is roasted sesame puree- think the peanut butter of sesame...

Fire Roasted Poblano Corn Salsa

Fire Roasted Poblano Corn Salsa

We're getting closer to summertime and you know what that means- Corn will be in abundance everywhere! What to do with all that corn? Well, grill it of course, and then make a salsa with it! I like making grilled salsas because they are a great use of anything that's...

2012 Best of the Web SuperBowl Recipe Mashup!!

2012 Best of the Web SuperBowl Recipe Mashup!!

buy cialis online Grilled hummus, Fire Roasted Guacamole, chorizo queso dip, chili lime wings, jalapeno poppers and more!!Who hoo, the holiday of all holidays where you get to drink large amounts of beer and gorge on really awesome finger food is upon us! If you click...

Basil Butter Texas Toast

Basil Butter Texas Toast

This is one of my most popular recipes by far and it's SO EASY! I make grilled Texas Toast all the time at my Women's Grilling Clinics and these are supremely addictive and there are never any leftovers. It surprising how easy it is to make creative compound butters...

The Art of Tailgating, Miami Hurricanes Style

The Art of Tailgating, Miami Hurricanes Style

I've been focusing on tailgating-friendly recipes a lot lately and got the chance to show my stuff with my friend Elizabeth and her family who are die-hard tailgaters and University of Miami fans. Her family has been tailgating for over 30 years in a motor home they...

Patio Daddio Queso Dip

Patio Daddio Queso Dip

John Dawson, from PatioDaddio, is part of my all star line up for my "Tailgating 2.0 Series". No tailgate is complete without a dip, and this one is quite the crowd pleaser. "This queso dip is great for parties, an afternoon snack, or dip for tailgating! Its...

Fire Roasted Key Lime Guacamole

Fire Roasted Key Lime Guacamole

If you've never had Florida avocados, they are huge—one avocado would equal two Hass avocados. They are literally falling from the trees down here in South Florida in the summertime, which is great for me since I am a guacamole addict! This grilled guacamole recipe...

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar

When I saw this recipe from Krystal on her blog "Recipesofacheapskate," I knew this would be perfect to feature in my "Tailgating 2.0" line up! When I lived in Atlanta, I did a lot of tailgating at the U buy viagra online GA games and "Cowboy Caviar" was a tailgate...

Prosciutto and Havarti Jalapeno Poppers

Prosciutto and Havarti Jalapeno Poppers

None of these are EVER left over at my parties or tailgates. They are simple to make and grill, and aren’t too spicy because the seeds from the jalapeno have been removed. Sometimes I make these for dinner because I love them that much.      ...

BBQ Nachos – Super Bowl of Nachos

BBQ Nachos – Super Bowl of Nachos

Chris Grove of NibbleMeThis, is an all star griller and when I saw these bbq nachos, I new they'd be perfect for "tailgating 2.0". Here are Chris' directions: "I smoked a pork butt this weekend (click here to find why this cut from the shoulder is called a...

3 Pepper Wagyu Beef Sliders

3 Pepper Wagyu Beef Sliders

All about the beef: Wagyu and Kobe I’m sure you’ve heard of “Wagyu” and “Kobe” beef and are wondering what the difference is. Wagyu is the breed of cow used to produce Kobe style beef. Called Kobe if raised in the Kobe region, Wagyu if raised out of the country....

Cilantro Lime Beef Satay

Cilantro Lime Beef Satay

Everyone knows I really like making skewers. I mean, who doesn't love meat on a stick? In Southeast Asian cuisine, there's a popular dish called satay that consists of meat or vegetables that have been seasoned, skewered and grilled and served on a stick. This recipe...

Baja Chicken & Slaw Sliders

Baja Chicken & Slaw Sliders

With summer on its way out and football season around the corner, it's time to break out some delicious tailgate certified recipes to bid summer farewell. But on the bright side, we can welcome a new season of pigskin, foam fingers and body paint. Here is a tasty Baja...

Grilled Yellow Squash & Zucchini Caprese Salad

Grilled Yellow Squash & Zucchini Caprese Salad

Introducing a new contributor to GrillGirl.com: Chef Troy Gagliardo from my hometown of Charlotte, NC. Troy is a big griller and hosts “Tuesdays with Troy” on Fox Charlotte’s News Rising Show. Give Troy a warm welcome and check out his recipe for Grilled Yellow Squash...

Grilled Mini Caprese Pizzas

Grilled Mini Caprese Pizzas

One of my favorite things to make on the grill is pizza. Your grill is like a pizza oven and you can essentially bake your dough on the grates much like a pizza bakes in a hot coal brick oven. I got the chance to tour the kitchen at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza to see...

Reader’s Recipes: Smoked Amberjack Fish Dip

Reader’s Recipes: Smoked Amberjack Fish Dip

I love getting feedback and recipes from my readers, especially from fellow girls on the grill, so I'm glad to post this yummy smoked amberjack fish spread recipe from Barbara Bellack. Smoked Fish Dip is one of the best things about living in Florida in my opinion,...

Larry’s Quest for the 25 Undeniable BBQ Truths

My good BBQ friend Larry, author of the BBQ Grail (tag line "a normal guy and his queorder viagra onlinest for the perfect BBQ experience"), is doing a poll from his readers on the "25 Undeniable BBQ Truths". If you have ever heard of the "Moink Ball" in BBQ Circles,...

Grilled Margarita Recipe

Grilled Margarita Recipe

I love grilling and I love cocktails so when I learned all about the concept of grilled cocktails it was a GAME CHANGER for me! You may recall in previous posts that I learned about the "Grilled Cocktails" food trend while attending Kingsford University earlier this...

Smoked BBQ Chicken Wings

Smoked BBQ Chicken Wings

Smoking can be quite addictive. So much so that I decided to add a touch of smokiness to my chicken wings last weekend. It only takes about 45 minutes of time on the grill to achieve serious smokiness, and you’ll be smacking your lips in satisfaction. I’ve been...

Charleston Style Coleslaw (BEST EVER COLESLAW RECIPE)

Charleston Style Coleslaw (BEST EVER COLESLAW RECIPE)

Coleslaw is the ultimate side dish for BBQ, burgers, hot-dogs, you name it. When I walk into a BBQ restaurant, I always order the slaw and judge accordingly. In my humble opinion, bad slaw will kill my review of an otherwise good restaurant. I hate an overly saturated...

Herbed Grilled Veggies Recipe

Herbed Grilled Veggies Recipe

When I’m grilling, I always have a veggie I grill at the same time as the meat. This is part of my “Meal on the Grill” concept where I do everything on the grill, start to finish. Grilling veggies gives them a great char and flavor without having to add a lot of fat. The cold squash and zucchini are great the next day served added to a  salad or other dishes like pizza. You can also take grilled veggies and amp up pasta dishes, make fun sandwiches paired with goat cheese for a picnic, or just great on their own.

Bacon Explosion on the Big Green Egg

  The Bacon Explosion is an urban legend in BBQ, much like the "Moink Ball". Of course it's not good for you but how can you not love bacon, perfectly woven into a shell to house sausage, cheese and other goodies? My pals over at Culinary Concepts (The Weber and...

Grilled Chicken Satay Skewers

Grilled Chicken Satay Skewers

This recipe is a derivation from Mastering the Grill: The Owners Manual for Outdoor Cooking and also the blog “A Good Appetite”. There are many recipes for the peanut sauce that makes up chicken satay on the internet, but what I like about this one is that it is...

Chris Lilly’s Grilled Sweet And Spicy Pickles

Chris Lilly’s Grilled Sweet And Spicy Pickles

I really love pickles. When I was younger, one might have considered me a pickle addict as I could knock out a jar of claussen pickles in a day! I guess I am now a reformed pickle addict. I was introduced to a lot of cool new recipes while I was at Kingsford...

Grill Girl’s Valentine’s Day Picks

Grill Girl’s Valentine’s Day Picks

I believe a way to a person's heart is truly through their stomach. Here are my top dishes for making Scott love me just a little bit more every time I make them! Ranging from brunch, appetizers, dinner or dessert, these are my favorites for a memorable meal on...

Super Bowl Recipes!!!

Super Bowl Recipes!!!

Well folks, it's that time of year again. Time to gorge yourself on fritos, queso dip and beer. Why not elevate your "game" a bit and try these recipes? While all of these recipes were originally made on the grill, they can easily be made in the oven. I realize that...

Salsa Skewers = Grilled Mango, Pepper and Avocado Salsa

Salsa Skewers = Grilled Mango, Pepper and Avocado Salsa

Scott and I had great fish tacos at Surf Road Taco up in New Jersey and their "baja salsa" had something about it that made it extra special and much more addictive than all the other salsa choices. What was this secret ingredient? Char and Smoke! Nothing takes a...

Grill Girl Talks Tailgating with Jason Pugh from WPTV Channel 5

That's right folks- it's tailgating season again. Time to get your portable grills ready for another season of beer consumption, mardi gras beads matching your favorite team and of course, lots of finger food. I made my infamous (at least to myself) chipotle sriracha...

Grilled Mini Caprese Pizzas

Grilled Mini Caprese Pizzas

Pizza is not just for ovens anymore. The grill is a great place to do pizza because you get nice grate marks on the dough that adds a nice touch as the grill actually cooks the pizza dough. These mini caprese pizzas are easier to do because it is easier to flip...

Fire Roasted Salsa Verde by Chris from “Nibble Me This” blog

Fire Roasted Salsa Verde by Chris from “Nibble Me This” blog

Shhh! This is Chris from NibbleMeThis. Grill Grrrl (aka Robyn) is out this week and I thought I’d let myself in and mess around in her outdoor kitchen. I heard she’s got some cold Dos Equis in the fridge. Let’s have a few and grill something to eat. Let’s be honest....

Take Your Grill to Work Part 2: Chicken and Beef Satay

Take Your Grill to Work Part 2: Chicken and Beef Satay

Here's part 2 of "Taking your grill to work" with Jeff Deverter  including everything you need to make chicken and beef satay but first, a quick video.   Now for those recipes... Did you enjoy this chicken and beef satay? Check out...

Grilling at Work Series: Part One featuring Jeff Deverter

Grilling at Work Series: Part One featuring Jeff Deverter

Being GrillGirl has its perks. I get to meet lots of nice people all with one passion: GRILLING! Jeff Deverter is a grilling enthusiast I met via my blog and we share grilling adventures with each other. You can check out his adventures here:...

Cuban Inspired Pork Skewers using GrillMates Applewood Rub

Cuban Inspired Pork Skewers using GrillMates Applewood Rub

 Living in South Florida, Cuban inspiration abounds and I have one of my co-workers to thank for the idea behind these pork skewers. The pork shoulder meat is readily available in Latin supermarkets because it is traditionally used in the dish Masas de Cerdo Fritas...

Grilled Coconut Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Coconut Shrimp Skewers

Nothing says the tropics like coconut and pineapple and that is what is in this scrumptious recipe. Utilizing fresh pineapple, coconut milk and coconut rum, this recipe will easily transport you to a Caribbean Island, no matter where you live. This recipe is healthy...

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is a great appetizer for entertaining as the recipe doesn't require that much prep and you can hang out with your friends outside while the asparagus do their thing with the bacon on the grill. Your friends will rave over this dish! The...

South Florida Smoked Fish Dip

South Florida Smoked Fish Dip

Over the years, my Smoked fish dip has become to be known as my most stellar of recipes. When friends come to visit from out of town, the request I make surplus batches so they can take it home with them in their suitcase.

Italian Sausage Skewers

  This is a SUPER easy dish. Just collect your favorite vegetables for kabobs and then select your favorite type of sausage. You can serve these with rice or pasta.  ...

Jalapeno Poppers aka Atomic Buffalo Turds

Jalapeno Poppers aka Atomic Buffalo Turds

Even people who don't like spicy food have tried these at my house and have gone back for seconds. I wouldn't classify this recipe as "healthy" .. although it is healthier than traditional jalapeno poppers that have been put in a fryer! Whenever Scott and I make...

Chipotle Sriracha Buffalo Wings

Chipotle Sriracha Buffalo Wings

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,...

Grilled Oysters with Jalapeno Butter Sauce

Grilled Oysters with Jalapeno Butter Sauce

There's not too much to grilling oysters, and thank God for that. I like to leave the high maintenance stuff to other people (!!!)   https://grillgirl.com/2012/03/perlas-seafood-and-oyster-bar-an-oasis-in-the-heart-of-austin/...

Mediterranean Sammies

Mediterranean Sammies

  This is a light yet SUPREMELY SATISFYING Mediterranean style sandwich that offers a nice alternative to your traditional ham and cheese (BORING!).   https://grillgirl.com/2018/04/cedar-planked-pizza-on-the-grill/...

Easy Black Bean Soup with Cilantro Sour Cream

This recipe for Black Bean Soup with Cilantro Sour Cream is easy and makes enough to take to work for a few days or for a second night of leftovers. I pair this soup with a salad and bread for a full meal, or you can have this as an appetizer before a larger course....

Conch Salad, Bahamian Ceviche

Conch Salad, Bahamian Ceviche

I was recently in Bimini, the Northernmost Island of the Bahamas, where it is a rite of passage, so to speak, to try the Conch Salad while there. You can find conch shells literally in every nook and cranny of this island that is only 50 miles from Fort Lauderdale, as...

Chipotle Cilantro Coleslaw

Chipotle Cilantro Coleslaw

This is my own recipe that came about from a few recipes I found online and then I put my own twist on it. At the time, I'm sure the ingredients I had on hand had a lot to do with it. Scott originally said he didn't like coleslaw but the first time I made this he had...

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