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Let's fire up the grill!

Looking for new grilling recipes to try this summer? From appetizers to dessert here are some great ideas to up your grill game!


Appetizers and snacks

Bacon Cheddar Jalapenos

  One of my favorite apps to order when I go out is jalapeno poppers and this grilled version is absolutely amazing!


 
Tomatoes are one of my very favorite foods of summer.  I'm always looking for fun new ways to serve them up!

 

Smoky Grilled Corn Salsa

You're just a few minutes away from a delicious spin on a classic snack!


Grilled Potato Skins

These have been a family favorite for more than a decade but they never last long enough to get new pictures of them! 


 
 
These work perfectly with zucchini too! Great for low carbers but everyone will love them.
 


Side dishes and salads

 Grilled Brussels Sprouts

 These colorful and delicious skewers are good straight off the grill but also make a nice day 2 dish tossed with some rice or quinoa.

 

Grilled Apple Tossed Salad

I know this one sounds out there, but give it a try! 


 
 
 One of my favorite ways to eat zucchini and it's awesome with eggplant too!


 Grilled Potatoes and Peppers

Easy to prepare and even easier clean up! 


 
 
Eggplant is pretty much a blank canvas and you can paint it with Cajun seasoning and beautiful grill marks! 

 

 

Main dishes

 Honey Citrus Chicken Sandwiches

 One of the best ways to avoid the "Chicken again?" trap is with marinades!


 
 
If you haven't made pizza on the grill you've got to try it! This version is loaded with summer veggies and prosciutto and uses pesto for the sauce.
 

 
 
The tomato spinach topping is so good, I could eat a bowl of it by itself. You can skip the wrap and it makes a wonderful salad too.


Brats with Grilled Corn Relish   

 Up your brat game by basting it with a balsamic mustard glaze and topping it with a colorful veggie salsa!

 

Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

Garlic, thyme and of course, buttermilk make this chicken juicy and flavorful.  I like to double the recipe, it makes great sandwiches and topping for salads throughout the week.

 

All American Hamburgers

You just can't beat a classic burger! I like mine with some Jalapeno Ketchup!


 
 
Another one for the low carb peeps in your life.  You can never go wrong with bacon!


Jersey Style Hot Dogs

Hot dogs are  such an easy meal to whip up, but they're a tough sell for my guys.  I'm constantly looking for ways to switch them up.  I love peppers and onions with Italian sausage, so I knew this would be a hit too.


Coconut Lime Grilled Chicken

A can of coconut milk is the stepping stone to this tropical delight!


 
 
 I loved the texture of the patty on this one, the egg and crumb almost makes them "meatloaf-y", plus you have the cool crunch of the romaine and the creamy dressing.



Grilled Garden Pizza

 I've only been grilling pizza for a few years. It's so simple, and anything that keeps me from having to turn on the oven during the summer is a winner in my book! 


 
 
 Easily customizable, filling but not heavy, perfect for the hot summer months! This one's great with some cooked and crumbled bacon too.


 

Desserts 

I started grilling desserts the summer I was pregnant with my kid and was craving chocolate chip cookies and didn't want to run the oven. 

 

Honey Rum Grilled Banana Split 

 When life hands you bananas, grill them and glaze them with honey and rum! They're great for dessert but they're also awesome sliced on top of pancakes and waffles.

 

Grilled Fruit Cobbler 

 Any in season fruit works for these and the best part is that it's made in a disposable pan so no clean up!


 





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