Sunday, June 28, 2009

Grilled Chicken Marinade

Recipe from Cambree.

Mix together:

  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 TBSP vinegar
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 Country Time lemonade powder
  • 1-2 tsp rosemary


Marinade raw chicken overnight. Baste frequently while grilling.

*alternative*- Bake at 350* for 1 hour, or until cooked through

Saturday, June 20, 2009

4th of July Strawberries

Aren't these the cutest 4th of July Strawberries? Check out how to do these, by clicking here. They are super simple!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Grilled Swiss Chard Packets

Made by Lynne. Recipe from Martha Stewart.

  • 1 head Swiss chard
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 pound mozzarella
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil


1. Remove 10 of the largest Swiss chard leaves from the head without tearing and set aside.

2. Bring pot of water to a boil with a large bowl of cold water nearby. Plunge the leaves into the boiling water for about 15 seconds, just enough to wilt the leaves. Cool in cold water and dry with a paper towel.

3. Cut tomatoes into 1/4 inch slices. Cut cheese into 1/4 inch slices and trim to fit onto the tomato slice.

4. Place a Swiss chard leaf face down. Place tomato slice onto leaf. Salt and Pepper tomato. Top with mozzarella slices. Wrap up leaf into a packet and place a toothpick through to secure.

5. Brush packet with olive oil and place on grill. Heat until cheese is melted.

Salmon Salad

Made by Kathleen.

  • 1 - 12oz package macaroni - cooked and cool
  • 1 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1 8 oz can Red Salmon
  • Chopped onions if desired
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt, pepper and onion salt to taste
  • Add a little milk to make juicy if it's a little dry.

Grilled Potatoes

Made by Trina.

Slice raw potatoes however you want. Mostly whatever wont slip into your grill.

Mix in a bowl 2 TB oil. and any seasonings you want. I usually do the same as the meat I'm cooking.

For this recipe I did:
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano

Coat the potatoes and grill on low heat, covered for 7-10 minutes on each side.

Grilled Pinapple

Made by Alyson.

Skewered Spicy Shrimp with Grilled Watermelon

Made by Dacia. Recipe from Chef Rori Trovato, found in "The Oprah Magazine Cookbook"

  • 2 Tbsp. hot paprika (not sure what hot paprika was, so I used regular paprika)
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 36 shrimp)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 seedless watermelon, cut into quarters, then sliced into 1-inch-thick wedges
  • 1/2 cup sugar


1. In a large bowl, combine paprika, cayenne, and salt. Add shrimp and toss until well coated. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

2. Heat grill to medium-high. Divide shrimp among skewers, about 3 to each skewer. Brush with olive oil and grill 3 to 4 minutes each side, until pink and opaque.

3. Sprinkle one side of each watermelon wedge with sugar and place on the grill, sweetened side down, until sugar caramelizes, about 3 minutes (do not flip). Remove from grill. Top with skewered shrimp before serving.

*Makes 4 servings.

**If you don't want it spicy, just leave out the cayenne pepper.