Grilling Gadgets for Dad

June 19, 2020 Outdoor Cooking

Just in time for dad’s day, we have a few grilling gadgets that will help heat things up! Summer is here and so are the social distancing patio parties! Check out these hot finds that will help your plans not go up in flames.

Wireless Bluetooth Grill Thermometer

Commercial Grade Food Probe Thermometer

Charcoal Electric Lighter and Firestarter

3-Sided Grill Brush

Ultimate BBQ Apron

Grilling Towel Set

Vegetable Grill Basket

Non-Stick BBQ Grill Mats

Himalayan Pink Salt Slab

3-in-1 Stuffed Burger Press

Recipes of the Month: Sizzlin’ Good Apps, Entrees & Desserts

June 19, 2020 Outdoor Cooking

Get out and get grillin’… today we have several tried and true recipes that will be perfect for your Father’s Day get together! Fire up the grill and give these recipes a whirl; dad and the whole family are sure to melt!

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Pepper Sliders

Chive and Cheese Twice Baked Potato

St. Louis Style Babyback Ribs

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bobby Flay’s Perfect Burger

Grilled Yukon Gold Steak Fries with Chili-Cheese Sauce

Grilled Pineapple Sundae

Grilled Donut Ice Cream Sandwich

Recipes of the Month: Beat the Heat

May 28, 2020 Outdoor Celebrations, Outdoor Cooking

Summer is quickly approaching and our tastebuds are ready to adapt! What’s cool, refreshing and ready for a patio party? Here are some yummy summer treats perfect to beat the heat!

Tiki Cooler Mocktail

Beer Margarita

Sunset Sangria

Avocado Cucumber Basil Bites

Annie’s Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Raspberry Icebox Cake

Lemon Ice

Chocolate Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake

Recipes of the Month: Build Your Immunity

March 30, 2020 Outdoor Cooking

In the midst of a rapid firing virus, our world wakes each day with uncertainty of what the future holds. There are a few things we can do to make sure we are as healthy as possible, the human body is quite resilient, but we have to equip it with ammo!

Today we are focusing on recipes that build the immune system, give you natural energy, and help you to feel better!

Green Monster Smoothie – Vitamin A and C

Mango Agave Granola with Greek Yogurt – Probiotics

White Bean Dip – Zinc

Thyme-Roasted Marcona Almonds – Vitamin E

Chicken Pot Popovers – Protein (and let’s mention… a super comfort food)

Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes and Basil – Vitamin D

Raspberry Spoonbread – Vitamin K

Cucumber Lemonade Mocktail – Magnesium (Alcohol suppresses your immunity, so try this fun, tasty mocktail)

Recipes of the Month: Can I Have the Recipe, Please?!

February 29, 2020 Outdoor Cooking

How many times do you go somewhere and you’re begging the host for the recipe?! Either that or you’re smuggling one last bite in your mouth trying to figure out if that’s rosemary or thyme, so that you can make that recipe next weekend! For this month’s featured deliciousness we are highlighting 5 star recipes… ones you will surly want the recipe for!

Appetizer – Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Salad – Jamie’s Cranberry Salad (we don’t know Jamie, but the salad is delish)

Main Dish – Whiskey Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Side Dish – Quinoa and Black Beans

Dessert – Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

Cocktails – Honey Rose Margarita and 25 other springtime cocktails

Non-Alcoholic Sips – Luscious Slush Punch

Recipes of the Month: New Year’s Resolution Approved

January 26, 2020 Outdoor Cooking

Hot off the grill and before the New Year’s resolutions go up in flames… here’s a taste of our recipes of the month! They’re packed with flavor, but most importantly… they are all super healthy! Enjoy!

Peruvian Chicken with Spicy Green Sauce

Thai Turkey Burgers

Japanese Farm Style Teriyaki Bowl

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Skewers

Grilled Romaine with Corn

Grilled Mexican Chipotle Chicken

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger

Burger in a Bowl

Grilled Pizza with Fig

Mexican Grilled Salmon with Avocado Cucumber Salsa

Grilled Cheese on the Grill

Banana Split Grilled Nachos

Recipe of the Month: Fire up the Grill

December 30, 2019 Outdoor Cooking

With most of the rainy days behind us for a while, it’s a great time to get outside and fire up the grill! This month we are featuring mouth-watering recipes perfect for a party or even a family dinner!

Spicy Pork Skewers

Grilled Garlic and Black Pepper Shrimp

Jalepeno-Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Caesar-ish Dressing

Grilled Strip Steak and Blistered Tomatoes

Grilled Mustard Broccoli

Grilled Serrano Salsa Verde

Grilled Corn and Chili Poblano Salad

Foil Pack S’mores Roll ups

Grilled Banana Splits

Salted Caramel White Russians

Slow Cooker Sangria

Recipes of the Month: Let’s Get Cozy

November 26, 2019 Outdoor Cooking

As the weather get’s cooler, our food should get warmer, right? This month’s featured recipes will help warm your soul and are pretty tasty too!

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Space

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

Crockpot Chicken Chili Verde

Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Bacon

Warm Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread

Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies

Caramel Apple Butter Snickerdoodles

Caramel Apple Martini

Salted Caramel White Russians

Recipes of the Month: A Little Bit of Everything

October 30, 2019 Outdoor Cooking

Because sometimes it’s just too hard to decide what you want to eat, so we chose a little bit of everything for this month’s featured recipes! As the weather gets cooler, soups, coffee, and cider are a good option and pumpkin spice is always nice! With mounds of candy leftover from Halloween, we have a dessert recipe that has no tricks, only treats. And as we head into the holiday season we have something healthy to keep you on track!

Smoked Coffee

Beaver Trails (we know… weird name, but stick with us on this one)

Green Chile Mashed Potatoes

Pork Chops with Smokey Apple Compote

Lemon Chicken with Broccoli and String Beans Foil Packs (this is the healthy one we mentioned)

Spiced Pumpkin Latte Cake Bars

Peanut Butter M&M Cheesecake with Brownie Crust

Homemade Apple Cider

Recipe of the Month: Spice is Nice

September 27, 2019 Outdoor Cooking, Uncategorized

It’s hard for some people to grasp pumpkin spice and all things nice before we have cooler temperatures, but fall is here and it’s time to celebrate! We put together a few recipes that will put you in the mood for our new season.

Harissa Roasted Pumpkin

Grilled Pumpkin Granola with Pecans and Maple Syrup

Spiced Steak Tacos

Turkey Red Curry in Pumpkin Bowls

Pumpkin Spice Monkey Bread

Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Pie Spice Stuffed French Toast

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Sugar Cookie Crust

Hot Pumpkin Spice Drink

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