With Spring well underway you are probably considering, if you haven't already, breaking out the grill. There is nothing that solidifies the beautiful weather more than a freshly grilled meal. But that doesn't mean you have to stick to hamburgers, hot dogs, or steaks. In fact, there are a number of fantastic vegetarian meals that can be prepared on the grill. One of my favorite things to grill is asparagus. Asparagus is simple, tasty, and perfect for adding a little elegance to your grilled ... Continue Reading
Grill some fresh asparagus for a tasty side dish to any meal.
Tips for summer grilling from our SocialMoms members and Applegate.
Summer is here, and so is BBQ season. I absolutely adore grilled veggies and chicken – and who doesn’t love a good hot dog or hamburger? The problem is, it’s sometimes hard to decipher what exactly is in your package of meat. Not anymore. Applegate wants you to enjoy eating food that is antibiotic- and nitrite-free, made with no shortcuts and only natural ingredients. Their classic frank is made from whole muscle meat, quality cuts of natural beef with no added nitrites or chemical ... Continue Reading
Add some flavor to your grilling with rubs, marinades, and bastes.
With the summer upon us, it’s time to enjoy the great weather, the outdoors, and start grilling. There are so many options for upping the flavor while grilling your food. You can use a rub, marinade or just do some basting while your food is on the grill. Rubs Rubs are spices mixed together that you rub on your food before you grill. I love a simple rub, combine enough spices and herbs that your meat is covered. Many places sell great rubs - Arthur Bryants is a favorite of ours. Here ... Continue Reading
Get your Memorial Day BBQ off to a great start with these simple grilling tips and tricks.
Even if the official start date of summer isn’t until June 20, Memorial Day weekend is an opportunity to relish all that the season has to offer - get-togethers with friends and family, warmer (hopefully) weather and most importantly the beginning of barbecue season. Whether you’re having an intimate get-together with a few people or a big blow out with a bunch of friends, here are some tips to get your Memorial Day BBQ off to a great start: Get Minty Iced tea, soda and water are ... Continue Reading
Barbecuing season is upon us – here are some ways to make your grilling a little more green.
With summer fast approaching we are getting into one of my favorite times of year - barbecuing season. I love barbecuing - whether I'm grilling up some traditional pork ribs, grass-fed beef hot dogs, or grilling some eggplant, the grill is a staple in our backyard. However, grilling and barbecuing are not always the most environmentally-friendly activities.Here are a few tips to help make your barbecues a little greener. Don’t Over-Buy If you are having guests over for a good old fashion ... Continue Reading