Grilled Peaches and Cherries with Cinnamon-Honey Syrup (great over vanilla ice cream!)

Grilled Peaches and Cherries with Cinnamon-Honey Syrup

Grilled Peaches and Cherries with Cinnamon-Honey Syrup is a delicious way to top vanilla ice cream and part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #WalmartProduce This year, we started doing something new in the produce department. I don't pick the fruit anymore. Unless I need something in particular for a recipe, I have handed over the fruit shopping to the kids. I try keep the experience as rule-free as I can and they can pick almost anything they want, with two words of advice: 1. … [Read more...]

Grate Chef: Must-Have Products for the Backyard Griller

Grate Chef Products for the Everyday Backyard Griller

This post brought to you by Grate Chef, Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine. My Dad was the ultimate backyard griller. When the weather was good, my Dad would grill out every single weekend. When he lived in California, this meant almost every weekend, but once he moved to the East coast, it was the summers when he was able to grill the most. Even though it was just him and my sister (miles away from the rest of the family), he would still buy the family pack of chicken (or chicky, as he … [Read more...]

Sweet Cherry Peppers Relish

Sweet Cherry Peppers Relish

I'm quite the sandwich fanatic. And while I do make them at home, I actually prefer a sandwich that someone else makes for me in a sandwhich shop or deli. Quite often, the sandwich places we go to have a sweet & slightly spicy pepper relish that David and I are always sure to get. About a week ago, we were planning on grilling some of the Farmer John Smoked Sausages that I had sent to me and I had this relish on my mind. We headed to the grocery store and I looked in the pickle and … [Read more...]

Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Sweet & Spice Barbecue Sauce

I do use bottled barbecue sauces, but making your own homemade barbecue sauce is soooo easy. This recipe is for our favorite -- it's sweet, it's spicy...we love it. I like it the best with chicken. It's the sauce I used on my Grilled Butterflied Whole Chicken and even typing about it right now makes me crave it! … [Read more...]

Photographing Food on the Grill

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I'm into the 4th week of my food photography course, courtesy of Sears Grilling. This week, our assignment was to photograph three meals, in the process of being grilled, from a variety of angles, lighting, etc. This assignment wasn't about the steps or the recipe, it was just about the actual grilling, so please excuse the lack of recipes and step-by-step instructions. I do hope you'll enjoy seeing some of the shots I captured: … [Read more...]

Our New Gas Grill: Char-Broil TRU Infrared

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Last week I shared with you that we had went to Sears to look for a new grill, as part of the free photography class I am taking sponsored by Sears Grilling. We did lots of comparisons and walked away fairly certain about the one we would buy. … [Read more...]

Grilled Butterflied Whole Chicken with Barbecue Sauce

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One of my favorite dinners to make for my family is oven roasted whole chicken. But, this is Las Vegas, and in the summer, turning on my oven is the last thing I want to do. I avoid it as much as possible. My solution for enjoying inexpensive whole chickens in the summer is throwing them on the grill. And I don't mean cutting them up and grilling the individual pieces -- I grill spatchcocked (or butterflied) chicken. Okay, okay...I don't actually grill it, my husband does. Must give credit … [Read more...]