101 Hamburger Ideas!

101 Hamburger Ideas!

What are you going to grill this weekend? Here are a few ideas! 101 Hamburger Ideas! 1. Pepperoni Pizza Burger: grilled burger covered with pepperoni, Mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce. 2. Verde Burger: grilled ground beef mixed with seasoned garlic, topped with piquant Italian Verde sauce made with parsley, onions and capers. 3. Classic Burger: […]

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  May 23, 2014   No comments

Edamame on the Grill

Edamame on the Grill – Who knew? I love eating edamame as a snack with drinks before a meal.  There is something so satisfying about them.  Who knew you could make the on the grill?! Edamame packs a powerful punch when it comes to nutritional content. It is high in phytoestrogens, a natural plant estrogen. […]

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  August 21, 2012   No comments

Japanese Style BBQ Baby Back Ribs

This is a Japanese version of an American classic. This recipe breaks tradition by braising the ribs until they’re tender, then grilling. This way, you’ll get both fall-off-the-bone tenderness and nice caramelization. Save the braising liquid; it cooks down into a phenomenal barbecue sauce. Japanese Style BBQ Baby Back Ribs Serves 4 2 racks baby […]

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  February 16, 2012   No comments

Spicy Hoisin & Sesame Glazed Corn

A Versatile Sauce This sauce/glaze is very versatile and can be basted on corn, eggplant, bok choy, chicken, buffalo wings, ribs, meatballs, hot dogs, pork, salmon, etc. Spicy Hoisin & Sesame Glazed Corn Serves 8 ¼ cup hoisin sauce ¼ cup honey 2 Tbs reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 Tbs lime juice 8 ears corn, husked […]

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  July 5, 2011   No comments

Grilled Santa Maria Tri-Tip

Regional BBQ The town of Santa Maria, California, is famous for its delicious grilled tri-tip. I know that tri-tip is a west coast cut of beef. In the east you could buy a triangle roast, sirloin tip roast or bottom sirloin.  Truth be told, I actually put it in the crock pot due to lack […]

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  February 21, 2011   No comments

Apple Cider Vinegar Chicken

Tangy Chicken One of my husband’s colleagues came for dinner last night and she told me about a chicken recipe that is basted in cider vinegar. Instead of grilling it, you can bake it in the oven. She said she takes the back bone out and flattens the entire chicken and bastes it every 10 minutes. […]

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  January 13, 2011   No comments

Balsamic & Molasses Chicken

Sticky,Tangy & Sweet Tonight we are grilling chicken for dinner. I thought that this balsamic and molasses marinade sounded good, tangy and sweet. Balsamic & Molasses Chicken Serves 4 4 chicken drumsticks and thighs, 2½ lbs, skin removed ½ cup molasses ½ cup balsamic vinegar 1 tsp orange zest ½ tsp kosher salt ½ tsp […]

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  September 6, 2010   No comments

Beer Simmered Grilled Sausages

Got Beer? I love making sausages for dinner.  I always serve them with a side of grilled onions, sometimes on a nice crusty roll. Beer Simmered Grilled Sausages Serves 6 to 8 3 lbs uncooked sausages, such as sweet or hot Italian sausages, bratwurst, chorizo, , or any other sausages you prefer 1 onion, thinly […]

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  August 4, 2010   No comments

The Slaw Dogs

There is a new hot dog place in Pasadena called The Slaw Dogs (  They have Vienna Dogs, Natural Casing Dogs,Turkey Dogs, Veggie Dogs, All Beef Kosher Dogs, Spicy Chicken Sausage, Chicken Apple Sausage, Bavarian Bratwurst, Spicy Polish Sausage and Spicy Calabrese Sausage. Now the toppings (here are a few):  guacamole, bacon, jalapeno bacon, pastrami, […]

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  July 6, 2010   2 comments

Grilled Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

Searing Spears (not Britney!) I know this is sort of the end of the grilling season for a lot of you, but living in Southern California, it never ends.  I love it when you can have everything ready in the morning for the evening BBQ.  I usually just throw on a mix of vegetables in […]

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  September 22, 2009   1 comment