Category Archives: Grilling/Smoking

Grilled Watermelon Salsa

This is one way to use up leftover grilled watermelon. Wait, people grill watermelon? Grilled Watermelon Salsa 2 cups grilled watermelon diced small 1 green bell pepper diced small 1 small red onion diced fine 1 large tomato diced small … Continue reading

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Eggplant and Tomato Sandwiches with Pesto and Feta

Katherine came up with this veggie sandwich to help use up some eggplant and leftover French bread. To say it was the greatest sandwich ever would be silly. It was the greatest sandwich that I ever had this week. Spicy … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: More Goodies from the Grill

Grilling in the summer is kind of torture in these parts. Sure you keep the house cooler, but you have to stand in triple-digit heat, or close enough to it. Here are some recipes that reward your suffering. Grilled Whole … Continue reading

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Red Wine Marinade

This is my go to marinade for steaks. It can be reduced for a sauce if desired or discarded after the meat is grilled. This is enough to season two 1 1/2″ thick steaks. Red Wine Marinade 1 cup good … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Summer’s Bounty

We love, love, love this time of year. OK, not the heat and the bugs and the humidity, but the vegetables we find in the garden and the fresh shelled peas we can buy at the farmers market. Almost makes … Continue reading

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Grilled Peaches with Bourbon

These are so simple you might be tempted to dress them up with fresh mint or mascarpone or chopped pecans. You better do it fast because we’ll be eating them hot off the grill in the meantime. Grilled Peaches 3-4 … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Fantastic Fourth

We hope all our fellow state siders get to enjoy the Fourth of July with friends and family, a grill and pool nearby. Remember to have plenty of beer on hand. Here’s a menu with a number of dishes you … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: (Almost) Summertime and The Living is Easy

We love grilling year round, but in the spring and summer it helps us keep the house cooler to fire up the grill or cook on the stovetop. Here’s a meal that won’t heat up the house. Blackened Salmon with … Continue reading

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Chicken Marinade #9

This is an easy marinade that comes together quick and is ready for the grill after 30 minutes. This would work well for fish as well. Fresh mint is not optional. Cilantro Mint Marinade 1/2 cup mint leaves 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day

Portabello Burger Hope everyone has a fun filled Memorial Day. Here are a few things that some folks may decide to have. Don’t forget the beer. Asparagus Salad Potato Salad Boston BBQ Beans Cornbread Burgers Parfaits

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