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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 […]

No Churn Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

No Churn Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Happy First Day of Summer!!! What better way to celebrate than with a fun new recipe? No Churn Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer’s day. This recipe is amazing for so many reasons. It starts off […]

Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Move over boring side dishes! Grilled Brussels Sprouts are here to steal the show this summer. Brussels sprouts can sometimes get a bad rap but it’s only because most people don’t know how to cook them properly. Grilling or roasting them caramelizes their natural sugars yielding incredible results. Our recipe uses a very simple seasoning that pairs beautifully with that charred, smoky flavor added by the grill. Find a Brussels sprouts hater and let’s change their mind!

Here’s all you’ll need: Brussel sprouts, onion, red and orange peppers, olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

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Let’s get cooking! If you plan on using wood or bamboo skewers, now’s a good time to get them soaking in water. Soaking them in water for 10-15 minutes before threading will keep the skewers from cooking on the grill along with the food. Of course if you’re using metal skewers or a grill basket you won’t need to do this.

Add 1 inch of water to a large saucepan. Place a steamer basket over the top. Bring the water to a boil. Add the sprouts to the steamer basket. Reduce the heat to a simmer and steam, covered for 4-6 minutes or until the veggies are crisp-tender. I know the title of this recipe is Grilled Brussels Sprouts but precooking helps to ensure the centers won’t be raw. Remove from the steamer and allow the brussels sprouts to cool.

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Next cut the peppers and onions into 1-1/2 inch pieces. I used red and orange peppers but you can add any veggies that you like. Green peppers or cherry tomatoes would make great additions too. Hearty vegetables work best when it comes to grilling so save the spinach and kale for another time.

Red and orange peppers cut into 1-1/2 inch chunks on a cutting board. #brusselssprouts #grilledbrusselssprouts #howtocookbrusselssprouts #grillrecipes #summergrilling

While we have the cutting board out, we’ll need to trim the Brussels sprouts as well. Slice off and discard the bottom end of each Brussels sprout, as well as any wilted or discolored leaves. Then cut each sprout in half vertically. Thread the vegetables onto the skewer alternating between a Brussels sprout, a pepper and an onion. Repeat the pattern until the skewer is full. Make sure your veggies have a little bit of room to breathe. If they’re jammed too tight you won’t get an even cook.

Brussels sprout, red pepper and onion are alternatively threaded on a bamboo skewer. #grilledbrusselssprouts #brusselssprouts #grillrecipes #grilling #dinneronthegrill #summerrecipes

Now it’s time to make our seasoning. Mix salt, garlic powder and pepper together in a small dish. And…..That’s it! Sometimes simple really is best. Never underestimate the power of a lil garlic flavor! Salt, garlic powder, and pepper are mixed together in a small dish. #brusselssprouts #brusselssproutsseasoning #grillrecipes #grilledveggies #grilledvegetables #fathersdayrecipes

Brush the veggie kebobs lightly with olive oil then sprinkle with a little seasoning. Fire up the grill to medium heat. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes turning frequently. You can use a grill pan or cook directly on the grates. Or ditch the skewers altogether and toss the vegetables in a grill basket. Work with what you got!

Grilled Brussels Sprouts cooking on a grill. #brusselssprouts #grilledbrusselssprouts #howtocookbrusselssprouts #grillrecipes #grillingrecipes #grilledsidedish

Remove Grilled Brussels Sprouts from the grill and serve immediately. Cause you can’t stop me from diving in!! Serve with our Best Grilled Pork Chops Marinade and Cheesy Grilled Potatoes. You won’t be disappointed!

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Grilled Brussels Sprouts

June 16, 2020
: 4
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 16 fresh Brussels sprouts (about 1-1/2-inch diameter)
  • 1 medium sweet red or orange pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Directions
  • Step 1 Soak wood skewers in water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Step 2 Add 1 inch of water to a large saucepan. Place a steamer basket over the top. Bring the water to a boil. Add the sprouts to the steamer basket. Reduce the heat to a simmer and steam, covered for 4-6 minutes or until the veggies are crisp-tender. Remove from the steamer and allow the brussels sprouts to cool.
  • Step 3 Cut the peppers and onions into 1-1/2 inch pieces. Slice off and discard the bottom end of each Brussels sprout, as well as any wilted or discolored leaves. Then cut each sprout in half vertically.
  • Step 4 Thread the vegetables onto the skewer alternating between a Brussels sprout, a pepper and an onion. Repeat the pattern until the skewer is full.
  • Step 5 Mix salt, garlic powder and pepper together in a small dish. Brush the veggie kebobs lightly with olive oil then sprinkle with a little seasoning. Fire up the grill to medium heat. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes turning frequently. Remove from the grill and serve. Enjoy!

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Key Lime Mousse Tarts

Key Lime Mousse Tarts

Summer is literally disappearing before my very eyes this year! Between starting an exciting new job, a revolving door of house guests that we hadn’t seen in foreva, and a few really spectacular parties, I pretty much blinked and July was gone. On the bright […]

Smoky Corn on the Cob

Smoky Corn on the Cob

The joys of summer! It’s the smell of fresh cut grass on a sunny day. It’s the splish splash of a relaxing pool day. It’s the warm sun on your face. It’s the sound of the ice cream truck coming down the street. It’s the […]

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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Cheesy Grilled Potatoes 

Cheesy Grilled Potatoes 

My hubby was born and raised in the country. He’s a country boy at heart. One day we’re hoping to fulfill our dreams, buy some land, and lead a simpler life out in the country away from the hustle and bustle…but until then, we’re stuck […]

Grilled Nachos

Grilled Nachos

We LOVE to cook outside in the summertime!! No need to heat up the kitchen when we have a grill, a smoker (we’re on our second one because the first got so much use), and the Big Easy on hand. So when I came across […]