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Main Dishes, Pork, Southern Grill

Honey Bourbon Pork Steaks

June 29, 2017

“What’s for dinner, honey?” The inevitable question. The question I live for. Knock your Honey’s socks off with these tender, sweet and tangy Honey Bourbon Pork Steaks.

The sticky sweetness of honey combined with smooth barrel-aged bourbon is a perfect basting sauce for grilling pork.

These Honey Bourbon Pork Steaks also smell amazing while cooking. Your mouth will literally be watering.

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My Favorite Recipes, Southern Grill

Wild Blackberry BBQ Sauce

June 24, 2017
Wild Blackberry BBQ Sauce

If you have ever spent a hot and humid afternoon picking through briars and brambles to get your hands on sweet-tart and juicy wild blackberries, then you know how precious this Wild Blackberry BBQ Sauce is.

Mixed with a little blood, sweat and tears (optional), we are sharing this amazing BBQ sauce recipe with you.

You can thank my husband for the idea.

If it were up to me, these little beauties would have been in a blackberry cobbler. This is definitely one of those times when I am glad I listened to him.

(Yeah, yeah, this is my way of saying he was right.)


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Sides, Southern Grill

Butter Basil Sweet Corn

June 17, 2017
Basil Butter Sweet Corn

Confession. This isn’t really a recipe. But it is a wonderfully delicious way to prepare fresh sweet corn.

Butter Basil Sweet Corn is an easy preparation that uses 3 ingredients. THREE. That’s it. A perfect side dish for summer. (Or anytime you can get your hands on fresh sweet corn.)

Fragrant basil and salted butter poured over grilled corn. Simply amazing.

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Main Dishes, Southern Grill

Grilled Fresh Salmon Patties with Lemon Dill Mayo

June 15, 2017
Grilled Fresh Salmon Patties with Lemon Dill Mayo

Do you say “sal-mon” or “sammon”? Around here we call it “sammon”.

Guys…you have to try this recipe. If you in any way, shape or form like salmon or salmon patties, you will love this twist on a classic.

Fresh salmon is key. This is not your ordinary canned salmon patty. Finely chopped fresh salmon combined with panko bread crumbs, peppers, garlic and fresh dill make this recipe a treat.

Oh, yeah, and we grilled these Fresh Salmon Patties.

THIS is the something different you’ve been wanting for dinner.
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Camping, Grilled, Southern Grill, Tailgate

Bold Beer Bratwurst Skewers on the Grill

June 12, 2017
Bold Beer Bratwurst Skewers on the Grill

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinions and text are all mine. #BeerBrats

Summers filled with parties, cook outs and bonfires are my favorite. The weather, the amazing food, family and friends. Is it just me or does everything taste just a little better in the summer?

To make the most of your time with family and friends, I’ve got a huge piece of advice. Keep the food simple and delicious! We can’t wait until you try these amazing Bold Beer Bratwurst Skewers on the Grill.

This recipe captures all of the flavors of summer.  Beer-infused bratwurst sausages paired with grilled tomatillos, sweet onions, peppers and tomatoes.

Summer. Grilling. Great Beer. If all gatherings could be this yummy.

Oh wait…they can!
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Appetizers & Snacks, Beef, Grilled

Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs

May 22, 2017
Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KickinItWithKikkoman #CollectiveBias

Grilling season is in full swing!  If you can cook it on the grill, you can bet we are going to try it. Including these savory and sweet Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs.

This recipe is perfect for parties and cookouts. The best part of this easy grilling is the flavor. You get that salty and tangy teriyaki POW with a little sweet pineapple mixed in.

Plus, these yummy grilled meatballs only take 6 ingredients. Six! These are great to make ahead and have ready to throw on the grill at your next summer cookout. (A perfect appetizer recipe for Memorial Day!)

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Featured, Southern Grill

Southern Grill

May 19, 2017
Southern Grilling Recipes

Grilling recipes are some of our favorites, especially those big on fire and flavor. There is something about smelling food on the grill that makes my eyes light up.

And makes my taste buds wake up.  🙂

Our favorite grilling recipes are definitely Southern. Smoky flavor, bold spices, and local flair.

Get our best right here.

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Kid Friendly Recipes, Pork, Sandwiches & Sliders, Southern Grill

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches with Tangy Slaw

May 10, 2017
Grilled Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches #shop #RealFlavorRealFast

This fast and easy weeknight meal is part of a Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork #RealFlavorRealFast campaign. The recipe is sponsored by Collective Bias and the Social Fabric media community.  #CollectiveBias 

All recipes and ideas are my own.  Buy This Cook That only promotes companies and products that we use and love.

These Grilled Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches are good.  Scratch that.  Great.  Every single person in our household loved this fast and easy recipe.  (That is a big WIN in my book.)

The tender and moist pork is full of flavor, the tangy slaw gives this sandwich the right amount of crunch…and let’s not forget about the buttered and toasted bakery rolls.

Yes, grilled pork tenderloin is fast and easy.   

Especially when you use what we used!!  Wanna see how we made these family-friendly tender grilled pork sandwiches in about 45 minutes?

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30 Minute or Less, Grilled, Salads, Southern Grill

Grilled Red Pepper Black Eyed Pea Salad

April 15, 2017
Grilled Red Pepper and Black Eyed Pea Salad

Ok, ok, I know what you are thinking.  How in the world can you combine grilling with black-eyed peas?  Leave it to our family.  We will grill just about anything, at any time, all year-long.  Like this Grilled Red Pepper and Black-Eyed Pea Salad.

This bright and colorful vegetable salad recipe is a perfect side dish that is big on flavor.  Sweet grilled red bell peppers, black eyed peas, golden kernel corn with tomatoes, cilantro and more.

Yep, we are going to eat like it is Summer.

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Chicken, Grilled, Main Dishes

Grilled Apricot Chicken

February 21, 2017
Grilled Apricot Chicken

Perfectly grilled moist chicken is one of my favorite things ever. Especially when basted with a sweet and tangy sauce. There is something about classic smoky flavor and caramelized sauce that hits all of the food high notes for me. This Grilled Apricot Chicken is no exception.

Thick apricot preserves and dried apricots are the sweet base of our tasty sauce. To get the wow factor, we added some spicy and savory flavors. What did we add? Lemon zest, a little bit of soy sauce, and a few other surprises.

Be sure to see how fast we turned our left over basting glaze into a yummy serving sauce.

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30 Minute or Less, Beef, Essentials, Grilled, Low-Carb, Southern Grill

Garlic Herb Steak Butter

July 20, 2016
Garlic Herb Steak Butter

This is a meal fit for a king. (And a queen. Me. Duh.) My husband is adamant that he not use steak sauce on a ribeye. He usually rattles on about preserving the sanctity of a great cut of meat. I, on the other hand, like to dip my food into something.  (Childish huh?) This Garlic Herb Steak Butter is a delicious compromise.

It adds rich buttery flavor to a rich piece of meat, the garlic smell and taste drips off of the side of the steak…and just the right amount of fresh herbs balances the plate.

And the kid in me gets to dip my steak in something very grown up and “preserve the sanctity of beef”. ✌ ❤ ?

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Appetizers & Snacks, Grilled, Low-Carb, Pork, Tailgate

Sweet Pepper Poppers

July 11, 2016
Sweet Pepper Poppers Recipe

These yummy grilled peppers are just as good as you think they would be. If you have ever had a jalapeno popper like this, stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon on the grill, then you will immediately fall in love with these Sweet Pepper Poppers.

We love the sweet mini peppers! They are crisp and sweet, and so pretty. Yes, I said pretty. The colors just pop, and are perfect for a summer cook out.

Sweet Pepper Poppers will definitely make an appearance during tailgating season, too!

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