Fastest Barbecued Chicken

But an even better smell would come from their grill – my aunt’s nearly famous barbecued chicken – one of my all time favorite meals as a kid. She would serve piping hot baked potatoes with butter and sour cream, and a cool and crunchy tossed salad alongside. I’ll never forget that menu as long as I live!

I’ll never master her recipe either, but I’ve been making this one for a few years now. Every time I do, I flash back to those steamy summer evenings of my childhood. Sticky saucy fingers and faces, bug spray and fireflies, and the warm feeling from being reunited with family –-

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | September 3rd, 2010

Grilled Herb Shrimp

Surely by now you’ve planted that herb garden we discussed a couple of weeks back. If you haven’t already planted a few pots — don’t delay, act now! You still have time! Trust me, you need fresh herbs in your life. I’ll be using them A LOT in my summertime posts – because fresh herbs make everything taste extra fabulous!

Chili-Rubbed Ribs with Barbecue Sauce

Before I begin, here is today’s disclaimer:

This post is aimed directly at those who readers who are unequivocally in touch with their carnivorous, caveman, finger-lickin’ side. If this description does not apply to you, please direct your attention to the aisle path lights, which will guide you to the nearest exit. Keep in mind the nearest exit may be behind you.

Today is not your day.

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

It’s Thursday and I’m dog tired, man. Beat. Bushed. Bleary-eyed and world-weary.

I’m looking forward to Friday night and possibly hanging out with our neighbor friends on the patio or around a roaring bonfire…I’m secretly hoping that someone out there in the cul-de-sac will read this today, do the neighborly thing, and invite us over for conversation and good cheer.

Picnic Pork Chop Sandwich

I love the chicken and pork sandwich fillets you can get in the meat department now. I’ve tried both and am sold on this cut! They cook quickly and are a great option for an easy dinner on a busy night – or, haul all your goods to the ballpark and enjoy this sandwich next time you tailgate. Hopefully by that time the Brewer’s will have turned things around – as I write this they’ve lost their past seven games!

Cedar Planked Salmon with Apricot & Jalapeno Glaze

I had an adventure yesterday afternoon. I’ll admit that I was a little jittery and nervous to start with, but it turned out to be a fun little thrill and I can’t wait to try it again sometime soon! It’s exciting to dabble in risky behavior, right? Face your fears head on? Step out of your comfort zone and learn something new?