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 easy tips. Start early Early … Continue Reading →
Grilled Beer Can Chicken – The Juiciest Chicken Ever! #SandersonFarms

Grilled Beer Can Chicken – The Juiciest Chicken Ever! #SandersonFarms

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 did some video with me … 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. It is inexpensive plus on … Continue Reading →
Grilling Gift Ideas

Grilling Gift Ideas

We grill a lot in our family so grilling gifts are always a good choice for many of the dads and guys in our family. Not that the guys are the only ones that grill, but they do a lot of it. I tried to find some more unique ideas that you may not have seen before that would be perfect for Father’s Day as well. Disclosure that these are affiliate links for me meaning … 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 farmer volunteers across the country … Continue Reading →
Weber Grill Restaurant and Academy Cooking Class – It Rocked!

Weber Grill Restaurant and Academy Cooking Class – It Rocked!

Last week Hubby and I were invited to attend a class at the new Weber Grill Restaurant and Academy that just opened here in St. Louis. The class we attending was Charcoal and Gas Grilling 101 and it rocked! If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that we grill quite often in the Wright household, but even so Hubby and I both learned quite a bit during the hands on class … Continue Reading →
Smoked Beef Brisket Hash and Eggs

Smoked Beef Brisket Hash and Eggs

On Labor Day Hubby smoked a beef brisket. Oh my, it was so delicious! The brisket has that beefiness that we all love and a healthy dose of smoke that makes it even better. Brisket is usually a pretty large cut of meat though which means we had plenty of leftovers. I tried to come up with some creative uses for the leftovers during the week and this Smoked Beef Brisket Hash that I served … Continue Reading →
Recipe: Smoked Crab Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers Wrapped in Bacon

Recipe: Smoked Crab Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers Wrapped in Bacon

  Okay, so some chefs will say the jalapeno popper movement is past its prime, but honestly people still love them. If you are one of the lovers of poppers go ahead and make them anytime you want and rejoice! Today I dressed this up by adding crab meat to the mix!  You can use canned crab meat or fresh, whichever you like, I used canned in my recipe and it great. These were smoked, but you could … Continue Reading →
Healthy Facts About Blueberries [Infographic] for National Blueberry Month and Blueberry Pork Chops Recipe

Healthy Facts About Blueberries [Infographic] for National Blueberry Month and Blueberry Pork Chops Recipe

July is National Blueberry Month! I really love blueberries. As a kid it was just blueberries in baked goods like blueberry muffins, but now as an adult I really enjoy just snacking on fresh blueberries even. This week’s infographic is about the healthy facts on blueberries courtesy of the US Blueberry Council. I see that I’m not the only one eating blueberries either as the infographic shows a huge increase in production and consumption from … Continue Reading →
[RECIPES] Greek Grilled Chicken, Feta Green Bean Salad, and Grilled Eggplant with Feta

[RECIPES] Greek Grilled Chicken, Feta Green Bean Salad, and Grilled Eggplant with Feta

This is what I made for dinner the other night and I thought I would share the recipes for the entire meal with you. None of this is overly complicated, I promise! Hubby actually did the grilling of the chicken and eggplant, but I do all the prep work. I love chopping and prepping things and he hates it so this arrangement works great for us. I am not Greek at all, and this is … Continue Reading →