With the days warming up and summer fast approaching, there is an irresistible urge to cook outside. Although we bbq year-round in this household, the challenge of cooking a perfect bbq with strong winds and freezing temperatures is not something we enjoy. So, summertime is BBQ-time, all the time for us.
Kid Lunches #1 Wraps and Quesadillas
A flavorful wrap or a grilled quesadilla can be a welcoming change from a traditional sandwich for lunch. The key to a fantastic wrap or quesadilla is ingredients. You can customize it to your preferences but keep in mind a few essential details.
Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce
BBQ sauce is a sauce with many different preferences. Whether you like sweet, smoky, spicy, or tangy can be easily adjusted when you make your own.
Gourmet 50/50 Mushroom Burgers
Growing up in a traditional Russian home meant that our “fast” food was more like savory Piroshki and chicken liver sandwiches instead of burgers and hot dogs. For most Americans, the lure for a great burger can be traced back to a nostalgic childhood food sold at almost any street corner of their hometown, available…
Grilled Summer Salad (with Toum dressing)
This spring has especially drawn me to fresh salads, herbs and all things grilled. I’ve been excessively using my newly found favorite garlic sauce, Toum, from CosettesKitchen.com .
Southwest BBQ Chicken Salad
Smoky, crunchy, creamy, sweet, peppery, fresh… are just some of the words that can describe this amazing salad. We took some of our favorite flavors and incorporated them into a protein-packed salad that could easily be served as a whole meal in itself.
Beer-Can BBQ Chicken
The idea for doing a BBQ chicken came to us one year for Thanksgiving. Most years, Thanksgiving Day in Southern California is like any ordinary summer day so why not BBQ? We opted for chicken instead of turkey because its smaller size meant it would be easier to stand atop a beer can and actually…
Cedar Plank BBQ Salmon
When I met my husband-to-be, Tima, he hated fish. As a girl who had lived in Alaska and fully enjoyed the bounty of Alaskan salmon, I was determined to change his mind. And change it did. Over the years of our married life, we have developed our family’s favorite salmon recipes. One of these is…
5 Tips on How to Grill the Perfect Chicken BBQ
There are few foods that can compete with the taste and texture of BBQ chicken. Juicy, flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth chicken that’s cooked to perfection is the ultimate goal. Unfortunately, many times we can end up with hard, dry pieces of meat that resemble the charcoal we cooked on more than the BBQ chicken we were hoping…
3 Fantastic Marinades for BBQ Chicken
BBQ chicken is a favorite food choice in our home, especially in the summertime. What can be better than being outside, cooking food and enjoying it with friends? With a little make-ahead preparation of simple marinades, you could be enjoying a flavorful barbeque in no time. Choose your favorite flavor from our Garlic-Basil, Cilantro-Lime-Jalapeno, or Coffee-Chili-Pepper…