Archives: Grilling/BBQ

Easter Menu

April 22, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Easter Menu | Filed in: Grilling/BBQ, Holidays, Menu Ideas, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

As with any holiday menu, keeping it as easy as possible (yet still delicious) is always a good way to go. Grill up some flavorful lamb chops and potatoes, and roast some fresh asparagus and you’ve got a wonderful Easter meal without having to spend all day in the kitchen. For dessert, make a citrus pound • Read More »

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Grilled Rib-eye Steaks with Parsley-Garlic Butter

April 16, 2011 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Beef, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

A perfectly grilled rib-eye steak, in my opinion, is the epitome of meaty deliciousness. This is what I chose to make Husband recently as a “Congrats On Your New Job” meal. He lit up like a Christmas tree when I told him what we were having for dinner that night: a juicy, well-marbled steak nicely charred from the • Read More »

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Backyard Barbecued Pork Tenderloin

October 20, 2010 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes.

Pork tenderloin, the most tender cut of pork, is great for entertaining because it’s hard to mess up. Marinated and grilled, this recipe produces meat that is tender,  juicy and flavorful. The orange juice/zest, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and barbecue sauce combination creates a unique marinade and tastes nothing like plain ol’ barbecue sauce. I served the pork with • Read More »

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Grilled Chicken with Creamy Pumpkin Mole Sauce

October 18, 2010 | By andrea | 9 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Mexican, Recipes, Southwestern.

I love trying new recipes and am intrigued by “twists” on classic dishes. For this reason, I wanted to try out this recipe for Spicy Grilled Chicken with Creamy Pumpkin Mole Sauce. Mole (pronounced mō-lā) is a type of sauce (or dish based on these sauces) that uses chili peppers as the common ingredient. Many moles • Read More »

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Southwestern-Style Baby Back Ribs

September 24, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes.

Recently, one of my kids requested ribs for his birthday dinner so I did a quick recipe search and came up with Southwestern-Style Baby Back Ribs. They’re easy to make and very tasty. The recipe gives directions on cooking the ribs at home then finishing them on the grill at a tailgating party. We weren’t tailgating • Read More »

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Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

September 5, 2010 | By andrea | Comments Off on Grilled Buttermilk Chicken | Filed in: Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Kid-friendly, Main Dish, Recipes.

Since we still have a few more prime grilling weeks left before the cooler weather of Autumn sets in, I thought I’d share this recipe for Grilled Buttermilk Chicken. The simple marinade not only tenderizes the meat but gives it a light lemon and dill flavor. Plan ahead so the chicken can marinate for at least a few hours. • Read More »

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Grilled Citrus Salmon

August 31, 2010 | By andrea | 13 Comments | Filed in: Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Seafood.

As much as I love trying new recipes, there’s a few I make over and over again because they are delicious and reliable. Grilled Citrus Salmon is one of those recipes. It’s simple yet special enough to serve at a dinner party. If you don’t have a grill, no big deal…just bake it in the • Read More »

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Grilled Salmon with Wasabi-Ginger Mayonnaise

August 24, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seafood.

If you like the flavors of wasabi and ginger (which I do!), you’re going to love this recipe! You get a little zip from the wasabi without it knocking your head off, plus a little zing from the ginger and lime. This is a great summer recipe, and tastes like something you’d order in a • Read More »

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Dry-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce

August 20, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Mexican, Pork, Recipes, Summer.

This Mexi-inspired recipe will please most tastes (sans vegetarians). The lightly seasoned pork has good flavor without being dominated by the rub, which is a combo of paprika, brown sugar, chile powder and allspice. After I put the rub on the pork, I put it back in the fridge for a few hours while I • Read More »

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Five-Spice Chicken Noodle Salad

August 17, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Grilling/BBQ, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad.

  This is a great summer recipe because it’s light, cool and refreshing. Be liberal with your use of the fresh mint and cilantro…it brings a ton of flavor to the salad! I’ve made this salad with different types of rice noodles, and rice sticks work as well as rice vermicelli. Whatever type of rice noodles you • Read More »

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