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Tag: BBQ and Grilling

Add the OMG to your BBQ! Here’s Alabama’s secret to great BBQ

Add the OMG to your BBQ! Here’s Alabama’s secret to great BBQ

Do you know what I love about Labor Day Weekend? So many people get together and get their BBQ on. They add a little sizzle to the grill. Care to join me in an end of summer celebration happy dance? I knew you would. To …read more

Chicken Paillard –  A Quicker Chicken Dinner Winner

Chicken Paillard –  A Quicker Chicken Dinner Winner

  “What’s for dinner?” That’s always the question, isn’t it? It’s like they expect to eat every day, right?   Would you like a one pan, quick as a flash way to prepare chicken? Yes? Good! I’ve got you covered, it just takes a trick …read more

Bacon Lollipops – A thrill for your grill!

Bacon Lollipops – A thrill for your grill!

  Are you ready for Bacon Lollipops? Stick with me! (get it? stick? I crack me up.)  These little bites pack a big punch. It’s so flavorful; sweet, savory, smoky, crunchy and chewy. It’s all the things!  It’s also very attractive on the plate. And …read more

Spice up your corn for Cinco de Mayo

Spice up your corn for Cinco de Mayo

    It’s almost Cinco de Mayo (AKA drink margaritas day) and we’re going to be seeing lots of themed parties over the weekend.   So, in honor of all the things we’re celebrating, the beautiful weather, the coming of summer and finally breaking out the …read more

London Broil – Are you cooking it wrong?

London Broil – Are you cooking it wrong?

  The Ultimate Guide to Cooking London Broil   At least once a week I get an email that goes something like this; “My family loves a good steak but it’s out of our budget. When I buy cheaper steak, like London broil, it always …read more

Bacon on the barbecue?  Yes, please!

Bacon on the barbecue?  Yes, please!

  Mmmmmmm, bacon.    Next time you plan to fire up the grill, do yourself a favor and grill up an appetizer or side dish that features bacon.   You see, if you enjoy bacon (and who doesn’t?) then you’ll go bonkers in love what …read more

Make Labor Day your Best Burger Bash. Ever.  

Make Labor Day your Best Burger Bash. Ever.  

    The humble hamburger is a barbecue staple. What would a Labor Day cook out be without a few burgers on the grill? However, if you’re ready to upgrade your plain old patties and a slice of cheese; have I got a burger for …read more

Grilled Red, White & Blueberry Donut Shortcake

Grilled Red, White & Blueberry Donut Shortcake

    Have you made your menu plans for your next patriotic themed BBQ? I ask because you’ll want to add this easy and star spangled spectacular dessert. It’s truly unique because you make it on the BBQ, and it couldn’t be easier.    Have …read more

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken with Coconut Pineapple Rice

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken with Coconut Pineapple Rice

  Hula dancing is optional but highly recommended. Take a mini vacay to the islands with this crazy delicious pineapple based marinade for grilled chicken and tropical flavored rice as the perfect accompaniment. The big secret is: no one will believe how easy it was. …read more