Easy Foil Packet Recipes and Cooking Tips – Main dish, side and dessert!

Easy Foil Packet Recipes and Cooking Tips – Main dish, side and dessert!

Foil packet cooking is becoming a trend, again. Putting your ingredients in foil packets lets you pack in a ton of flavor and clean up is much easier. “En papillote”, which is French for “in parchment” is the style you are actually using when cooking in foil packets. The pouch that is formed allows steam to build up for cooking the ingredients which leave food very moist and the flavors … Continue Reading →
7 Easy Marinades, Sauces and Rubs for Fabulous Grilled Meals This Summer

7 Easy Marinades, Sauces and Rubs for Fabulous Grilled Meals This Summer

Summer is still in full swing and sitting on the patio while grilling dinner and sipping a cold drink is a great way to relax and enjoy the season. Using marinades, sauces, and rubs is an easy way to change-up the same foods you are used to grilling and boost the flavor. While you can mix them up from scratch, it is even easier to get some help from McCormick … Continue Reading →
Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Dining outdoors can not only be delicious but also nutritious. Even though there are great bbq meals during the summer, not all of your meals have to be that heavy, greasy, or messy. These lighter meals can also be prepared in whole or in part ahead of time. This makes it easy to get lunch or dinner on the patio table in record time. Thanks to Family Features and culinary.net … Continue Reading →
10 Tips to Make Outdoor Parties Unforgettable

10 Tips to Make Outdoor Parties Unforgettable

(Family Features) Entertaining is one thing, but dazzling your guests with an outdoor party sensation is another. Summer can be the best time of year for outdoor parties. From twinkling lights to patterned tablecloths, every detail counts when it comes to impressing family and friends. It may feel like a lot of pressure to live up to expectations, but your party can be both simple and elegant with a few … Continue Reading →
Grilled Beer Can Chicken – The Juiciest Chicken Ever!

Grilled Beer Can Chicken – The Juiciest Chicken Ever!

Hubby has been making beer can chicken for several years now out on the grill and it is truly my favorite grilled chicken recipes. It is the most moist and tasty chicken every single time. I grew up with my dad grilling all the time, but never did any of his chicken taste this good or was this moist (sorry Dad). The beer can chicken is consistently amazing! Graciously, Hubby … Continue Reading →
Easy Grilled Teriyaki Meal

Easy Grilled Teriyaki Meal

I had not planned to do a recipe post about these meal, but when I posted this picture I had so many people asking me about it and for recipes so I thought I would go ahead and share. There is nothing overly complicated about the easy grilled meal either. Even a new cook or griller can manage this I think. We use pork tenderloin a lot in our home. … Continue Reading →
Summer Food Safety Tips and Tricks for 4th of July and All Summer Long

Summer Food Safety Tips and Tricks for 4th of July and All Summer Long

Summer food safety is critical as this weekend so many of us will be having barbecues and picnics to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. With the warm temperatures in summer it is so important to handle your food safely to prevent food-borne bacteria which loves the warm weather. None of us want to get food poisoning or have our guests get sick during the celebration. The US Centers for … Continue Reading →
Throw Your Taste Buds a Curveball

Throw Your Taste Buds a Curveball

Throw Your Taste Buds a Curveball (Family Features) Peanuts, nachos, hot dogs – all foods you’d expect to eat at the ballpark. But if you plan to enjoy baseball season from the comfort of home, it’s time to shake up your game-time menu line-up with a pork-filled twist. Check out this video, which celebrates baseball season and pork with recipes that will help make those nine innings (and whole season) … Continue Reading →
Memorial Day Food Ideas

Memorial Day Food Ideas

Memorial Day is fast approaching as is Fourth of July. These are both great holidays for entertaining family and friends outside and getting into the patriotic spirit. Today I’m sharing some recipes from Family Features that would be perfect for either of these holidays or really at any time during the summer. Add Some Sizzle with a Brat Bar or Hot Dog Bar We start out with a bratwurst or … Continue Reading →
Grilled Beef Rack of Ribs and Country Barbecue Potatoes

Grilled Beef Rack of Ribs and Country Barbecue Potatoes

(Family Features) Firing up the grill is an American tradition. The farm families who produce the food so many people enjoy at backyard cookouts want to share some of their favorite grilling recipes, as well as an appreciation for how food gets from the farm to the table. Farmers like Amanda Folkens, from Iowa, Danell Kalcevic, from Colorado, and Nicole Small, from Kansas, have joined with more than 70 other … Continue Reading →