In Portland, we’re surrounded by great food and excellent locally-made products…and Big Tony Brown BBQ Sauce is absolutely one of my favorite local finds! My family loves it so much that they use it in place of ketchup now (I’m not kidding!). The sauce has a great balance of flavors — slightly sweet with a little • Read More »
Chili-Roasted Baby Backs with Homemade BBQ SauceJune 14, 2012 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Kid-friendly, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes.
Looking for something special to make on Father’s Day? Look no further than this recipe for Chili-Roasted Baby Backs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce. Dang, they’re good! The bad photo doesn’t do them justice (I was in a hurry to get them on the table). Also, don’t skip the steps of making the homemade sauce…it’s easy • Read More »
Grilled Rib-eye Steaks with Parsley-Garlic ButterApril 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 »
Backyard Barbecued Pork TenderloinOctober 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 »
Grilled Chicken with Creamy Pumpkin Mole SauceOctober 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 »
Southwestern-Style Baby Back RibsSeptember 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 »
Get to grilling!June 14, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: From My Bookshelf, Grilling/BBQ, Recipes, Summer.
With Summer and Father’s Day almost upon us, I thought I’d recommend a few grilling cookbooks that I use frequently. Any of these cookbooks would make a great gift for the Grill Master or the Father in your life, or buy them for yourself (like I did)! Weber’s Real Grilling by Jamie Purviance This cookbook is filled with over 200 • Read More »