Posts Tagged ‘Easy’

Midwestern Street Corn

I came up with this corn dish while brainstorming for a simple, low maintenance side dish for my family’s Fourth of July get together. It’s inspired by classic Mexican recipes like Mexican Street Corn, smothered in queso fresco and chili powder, that you’d typically find in a food truck. However, I put a little Midwestern spin it – aka cream cheese.

Midwesterners seem to love every food that’s white: cream, potatos, egg salad, walleye, you name it. So naturally, I figured smothering something in the cream-cheese-esque cheese known as Boursin would do the trick to satisfying my family’s taste buds because to them it doesn’t look “weird.” It’s an easy way to pack extra flavor into something that looks comforting and is by no means intimidating.

Big Ol’ Mess

This recipe is actually inspired by Marlboro’s Fifty from the Trail cookbook. The beauty behind Big Ol’ Mess is that there’s no rules. You can literally make it a thousand different ways to tailor it to your taste. It’s also the easiest, no brainer, low maintenance, beer friendly grillin’ side known to man.

How to Spiral Cut Hot Dogs

The Huffington Post just featured a video from CHOW on how to spiral cut your hot dogs. This is a great, fun tip especially when you’re grilling with kids. The same idea works for brats, however, I’m not sure I’d recommend it as a brat’s or sausage’s casing holds in a lot of vital juices.

Buffalo Shrimp Cups

Buffalo shrimp cups are super tasty, a little spicy, easy to make and they look great!

Joe’s Classic Mop Sauce

A mop sauce is intended for basting meat during the grilling or smoking process. It helps by adding moisture, preventing meat from drying out over high heat or long cooking times. This is the most basic and easiest to make and use.

South American Style Marinated Chicken Legs

For our final submission to the 2011 Better Home and Garden Chill and Grill Grilling Showdown Contest, we offered up our good ol’ standby chicken leg recipe. It’s incredibly easy, incredibly delicious and a great way to kick off spring grilling!

Emeril’s Quick, Easy Grilling Sauce

Just spotted this quick grillin’ sauce by Emeril Lagasse on SiriusXM. I’ve done similar sauces before and this quick thinking by Emeril is a great example of technique over memorization. You can easily learn 10 great recipes, but with 10 great techniques you can make 10,000 recipes without ever having to look them up. Use this great summer sauce for veggies, fish, chicken or whatever you like!

Brat Burgers

There are a lot of different burgers – that’s for sure… stacked, stuffed and sexy describe several. But… ever had one with a blast of bratwurst?

How to Roast Peppers

Peppers of all sorts are delicious. I think most of us can agree on that point. But what happens when you roast some peppers over an open flame? Sweet and spicy awesomeness! Fire roasting your own peppers is super easy and can quickly elevate any simple dish into something spectacular. From sandwiches to salads, sausages or pastas, if you’ve got a hot grill and some peppers sittin’ in the crisper wondering what to do, then kick it up a notch!

Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Squash Skewers

The Fall season gives us a great opportunity to grill with fresh seasonal ingredients. Squash is a sweet, tender, seasonal vegetable thats flavors work perfectly with the smoky, spicy kick of chili powder and cayenne and the brown sugar rounds it all out.