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Grilled Stuffed Zucchini

Grilled Stuffed Zucchini

Grilled Stuffed Zucchini makes an excellent side dish. Pair this healthy vegetable with thick and juicy pork chops, tender grilled chicken or just about anything else you can toss over an open flame. It’s hearty enough to forgo the meats all together and can even […]

Citrus Steak Salad

Citrus Steak Salad

Summer nights are made for quick and easy dinner recipes. Citrus Steak Salad is the most perfect all in one dinner salad to get the job done. Crunchy greens, tender steak, juicy strawberries, mandarin oranges and a citrusy, made from scratch vinaigrette make for a meal […]

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

If you like sweet potato fries, then you’ll love Grilled Sweet Potatoes! I’ve always been a sweet potato fan whether they’re fried, baked or all dolled up in a holiday casserole, but grilling them puts it on a whole new level for me. Grilling not only highlights their natural sweetness but also leaves behind a charred and smoky flavor that just tastes fantastic. This healthy and delicious recipe is a nice change of pace to your dinner routine and beyond easy to prepare. We’re talking on the table in a matter of minutes! The potatoes get a head start in the microwave and finish on the grill right alongside with your main course. This one’s a keeper for sure! And don’t skip out on the creamy Gorgonzola spread. It pairs wonderfully with this simple grilled veggie.

Here’s all you’ll need: sweet potatoes, Gorgonzola cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and chives.

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Wash and scrub the potatoes and then pierce with a fork. Leave the skins on, there’s no need to peel. Using the fork make several deep incisions in the potatoes. This will allow the steam to escape and prevent a mess in the microwave. Place on a microwave safe plate and cook for 6-8 minutes (depending on the size of the potatoes). Be sure to turn over the potatoes once about halfway through cooking. Don’t forget that we’ll finish cooking the potatoes on the grill so we don’t need them to be cooked all the way through. We’re just giving them a little help.

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Allow the potatoes to cool until easy to handle. Meanwhile let’s whip up that amazing Gorgonzola spread. This spread reminds me of one of the dipping sauces that they bring out for the veggie course at the Melting Pot. It’s SOOO good and pairs well with most vegetables. In a small bowl, combine the Gorgonzola cheese, mayo, and lemon juice. That’s it! So simple. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Now back to those sweet potatoes. Once the potatoes have cooled, cut them into 1/2 inch thick rounds.

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Brush the sweet potato rounds lightly with olive oil and sprinkle on some salt and pepper. I love that a simple sprinkle of salt and pepper is all that’s needed because obviously I always have both on hand which means I can whip up a batch of Grilled Sweet Potatoes even on short notice. Who doesn’t love that?!? Of course you can absolutely experiment with your favorite flavor combinations to spice things up a bit.Sweet Potato rounds brushed with olive oil then sprinkled with salt and pepper. #sweetpotatoes #grilledsweetpotatoes #grilledpotatoes #howtogrillsweetpotatoes #sweetpotatorecipes #dinneronthegrill

Fire up the grill to medium heat. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes per side, turning once. Lightly brush the potato rounds with olive oil and don’t forget the sprinkle of salt and pepper below turning. We use a grill mat on a regular basis but it’s not necessary for this recipe and potatoes can be grilled directly on the grates. The benefits of a grill mat are easy cleanup and of course none of the veggies will fall or slip through the grill grates. We love trying all the latest gadgets!

Sweet potato rounds cooking on a grill mat over medium heat. #sweetpotatoes #grilledsweetpotatoes #sweetpotatorecipes #howtogrillsweetpotatoes #howtogrillpotatoes #potatorecipes #potatoesonthegrill Remove from the grill, sprinkle with chives, and serve with Gorgonzola spread. My garden kicks out so many chives that we sprinkle them on just about EVERYTHING! Well hello my little sweet potato…Come to Momma!! Grilled Sweet Potatoes are a good start for dinner but why not add some Grilled Brussels Sprouts and our Best Grilled Pork Chops too?!? Yum!!!

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes

June 26, 2020
: 8
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Minced chives, for garnish
Directions
  • Step 1 Wash and scrub the potatoes and then pierce with a fork. Place on a microwave safe plate and cook for 6-8 minutes (depending on the size of the potatoes). Turn potatoes over once about halfway through cooking. Allow the potatoes to cool until easy to handle.
  • Step 2 In a small bowl, combine the Gorgonzola cheese, mayo, and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Step 3 Once the potatoes have cooled, cut them into 1/2 inch thick rounds. Brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Step 4 Grill, covered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes per side, turning once. Lightly brush the potato rounds with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper before turning.
  • Step 5 Remove from the grill, sprinkle with chives, and serve with Gorgonzola spread. Enjoy!

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Rhubarb-b-q Chicken Drumsticks

Rhubarb-b-q Chicken Drumsticks

Have you ever tried making your own barbecue sauce? Well it’s easier than you think! Rhubarb-b-q Chicken Drumsticks are the perfect place to start. Fresh rhubarb and apricot preserves pair perfectly to create this surprising and unique flavor profile. It’s tangy and sweet, with just […]

Best Grilled Pork Chops Marinade

Best Grilled Pork Chops Marinade

If you’ve ever eaten a tough and dry pork chop from the grill then you’ll really value this next recipe! We’ve got the Best Grilled Pork Chop Marinade right here folks and it’s a keeper. This excellent marinade grills up juicy, flavorful pork chops every […]

Grilled Lemon and Thyme Lemonade

Grilled Lemon and Thyme Lemonade

Grilled Lemonade?!? Yep! You read that right. I’ve been preaching all summer about how we grill anything and everything at our house and this next recipe is proof positive. This unexpected, yet simple twist of classic lemonade will make you a believer. Everything really IS better when it’s grilled!! The addition of fresh thyme gives this thirst quenching drink a delightful herb flavor to suit even the fanciest taste buds. Add a splash of vodka to give it a grown up kick! Grilled Lemon and Thyme Lemonade is the perfect drink those  summer days (and nights!).

Here’s all you’ll need: lemons, water, fresh thyme, sugar, honey (if you’re local we LOVE Bee Country!), and almond extract.

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First add a cup of water to a small bowl. Submerge the thyme sprigs in water and let them soak while we prepare the lemons. The thyme’s getting grilled too so It has to be wet so it won’t catch fire on the grill.

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Next slice the lemons in half. Spread out 1/4 cup of sugar on a plate or shallow bowl. Now dip the cut side of each lemon half into the sugar. Reminds me of those little candied lemon slices! The sugar will caramelize on the grill and balance the tart lemony flavor.

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Heat your grill to medium-high heat. Place the lemons on the grill (cut side down) and grill, covered, for about 2 minutes or until the lemons begin to brown. If you haven’t grilled lemons before, it really is a lot of fun! Set aside and allow them to cool slightly. Basically cool enough so we can handle them. Did you know…heating the lemons will yield more juice!

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Turn the grill down to medium heat and let’s get going on that thyme. Grill the thyme for 1-2 minutes, turning once, until slightly browned. Keep an eye on it! Even though we soaked it, fresh herbs can catch fire mighty quick!

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Now in a small sauce pan combine one cup of water, 3/4 cup of sugar and honey. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir continuously to dissolve the sugar. This should only take a few minutes.

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Then remove the mixture from the heat. Stir in the almond extract and grilled thyme. Allow the mixture to sit and steep for one hour and then discard the thyme. There you have it! Your very own homemade grilled thyme simple syrup.

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Meanwhile, squeeze the lemons to obtain about 1-1/2 cups of lemon juice. Run it through a strainer in case you get a little sloppy like me and drop a few seeds in there. This is a great time to bust out your juicer or if you’re a fan of less mess (right here!) then go ahead and use that good old fashioned elbow grease! Add the juice to a large pitcher.

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Next pour in the grilled thyme simple syrup and add 5 cups of cold water as well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Serve chilled over ice! Garnish with some lemon slices and a thyme sprig or two. There’s something about drinking grilled lemonade from a mason jar that just feels so right! One sip of Grilled Lemon and Thyme Lemonade and you won’t want to go back to the original version. You’ll also wanna check out our Sweet Strawberry Basil Sangria!

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Grilled Lemon and Thyme Lemonade

August 24, 2018
: 8 servings
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 15 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 9 medium lemons, halved
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 5 cups cold water
Directions
  • Step 1 Add a cup of water to a small bowl. Submerge the thyme sprigs in water and let them soak.
  • Step 2 Slice the lemons in half. Spread out 1/4 cup of sugar on a plate or shallow bowl. Dip the cut side of each lemon half into the sugar.
  • Step 3 Grill the lemons, cut side down, over medium-high, covered, for 2 minutes or until browned. Set aside and allow them to cool slightly.
  • Step 4 Grill the thyme over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, turning once, until slightly browned.
  • Step 5 In a small sauce pan combine one cup of water, 3/4 cup of sugar and honey. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir continuously to dissolve the sugar.
  • Step 6 Remove the mixture from the heat. Stir in the almond extract and grilled thyme. Allow the mixture to sit and steep for one hour and then discard the thyme.
  • Step 7 Meanwhile, squeeze the lemons to obtain about 1-1/2 cups of lemon juice. Strain.
  • Step 8 Add the lemon juice, grilled thyme syrup, and 5 cups cold water to a large pitcher. Stir. Serve chilled over ice. Garnish with lemon slices and a thyme sprig and enjoy!

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Gourmet Pizza on the Grill

Gourmet Pizza on the Grill

Pizza night gets a whole new meaning at our house during the summer. Put down that take out menu and fire up the grill! You don’t need a fancy pizza stone or even a pizza oven to create your very own outdoor pizzeria. There’s nothing […]

Foil Packet Italian Veggies

Foil Packet Italian Veggies

We hosted a Memorial Day picnic last Monday for my family. It was so much fun and all that cooking and BBQ-ing got me amped up to grill out….All. Summer. Long! Well that and maybe the fact that we had a little stretch of almost […]

Steak Sub on a Stick

Steak Sub on a Stick

Ok so if you’ve been reading my blog and getting to know me, then you know by now that I love me some easy, no clean up grilling recipes in the summertime! And yes, we are THAT family that grills in the snow too, but grilling is just so much better when it’s hot out and the sun is shining! (stating the obvious, right?!?) So it should come as no surprise that this is one of my favorite grilling recipes. The flavors are so simple, but compliment each other in the best ways imaginable! Not to mention, this recipe is portable, on a stick, take me anywhere kind of eating. Like play corn hole with one hand and eat a steak sub on a stick with the other. Yep, the fun doesn’t have to stop just cause it’s dinnertime! Well, I got winner….cause I’m going in double fisted on the kebabs!

Here’s all you’ll need: Steak, ciabatta bread, red peppers, onion, steak seasoning, and provolone cheese (not pictured).


Soak wood skewers in water for an hour (or more). This will keep the wood from catching fire and burning up on the grill. Safety first!

Cut ciabatta bread into 1 inch chunks. Instead of grabbing a whole loaf of ciabatta, we used these ciabatta rolls from Sam’s Club. Either will work!

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Chop the red peppers into 1 inch chunks. I can’t decide which is my favorite part to these shish kebabs!


And we’re going to do the same with the onion. Nice, hearty, one inch pieces!


And last but not least, don’t forget about that steak! We’re going to slice and dice the meat into bite size pieces. You’ll also want to season it with your favorite steak seasoning. We used McCormick’s Montreal Steak. Yummy!!!


Now we’re going to thread all of these goodies onto our wood skewer! We start with the steak, and then we add the onion, followed by the ciabatta bread and red pepper. All the components to mouth watering steak sub!


Then just keep repeating the pattern until the skewer is full. Steak, onion, ciabatta bread, red pepper, repeat!

Continue until all of the sticks are full! These kebabs are full of color but we are about to make them even better!!


Slice each piece of provolone cheese into 4 strips. You’re going to want to have the cheese ready in advance. The kebabs don’t take very long on the grill!


Place steak skewers on a grill over medium heat. Grill uncovered, for 5-8 minutes or until steak pieces are cooked through. Rotate the skewers to get an even cook.


And now it’s time to lay on the goodness!! Once the steak is cooked through, place two cheese slices on each kebab to cover. Grill for an additional 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Remove from the grill and serve warm! How fabulous are these portable steak subs?!?

Melty, cheesy, goodness!! Come to me!! You can push everything off of the kebab and onto your plate or just eat it right off the stick! We are an eat it off the stick kind of family.

Even this guy was willing to sit just for the mere chance to get a bite of the kebabs. Look how cute and well behaved he looks!! He definitely has his moments. Ok, I’ve decided!! Maybe my favorite part of these shish kebabs is the dachshund on the end!! What do you mean they don’t all come that way???

Steak Sub On A Stick

August 1, 2017
: 12
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 onion
  • 2 ciabatta rolls
  • 1 lb steak
  • steak seasoning of your choice
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
Directions
  • Step 1 Soak wood skewers for one hour. Chop onion, red peppers, steak, and ciabatta bread into one inch chunks.
  • Step 2 Thread steak, onion, ciabatta bread, followed by red pepper onto wood skewers. Repeat pattern until skewer is full.
  • Step 3 Grill uncovered, over medium heat for 5-8 minutes or until steak is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  • Step 4 Slice each piece of cheese into 4 strips. Place 2 strips of cheese over each shish kebab. Grill for an additional 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Step 5 Remove from heat and enjoy! Serve warm

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