Easy Grilled Pizza


Grilled pizza is one of my favorite summer meals. It’s easy, involves almost no planning and it’s super quick. The first time I tried this I was thinking, there’s no way this is going to work! But it works and it works really well.

The ingredients for grilled pizza are the same as you’d use for a traditional pizza:


I like to prep everything inside and lay it out on a cutting board to take outside.  This seems to keep things contained a little better, and it’s easier than carrying a million things back and forth to the kitchen. It’s also a great idea to have everything prepped before you start – these cook quickly!


In a nutshell, you plop your dough onto the preheated grill. When the bottom is firm and has grill lines (after about a minute on the grill), you flip it over.    [Read more…]

Apple BBQ Pork Chops

The inspiration for these came from a Dairy Queen run the other week.  We went for ice cream, but while we were there I noticed a sign advertising apple bbq hamburgers.  I’m not sure what those are like, but it started my mind thinking about the combination of apple and bbq.

I like to keep things simple, so this is what I came up with.  Three ingredients give a sweet, smokey flavor to the pork chops.  You could use the sauce on chicken or burgers too.

And you could choose to grill the meat, cook it in the oven or use the slow cooker.  I chose the oven, only because I ran out of time for the slow cooker and it was way too hot outside to grill (triple digits – whew!).

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Grilled Round Steak with Red Wine Vinegar and Homemade Seasoned Salt

grilled round steak with red wine vinegar and homemade seasoned salt done

We rarely eat steak.  It’s more of a money issue than anything else.  Yesterday I bought this round steak at the store.  Sure, it’s not NY Strip or fillet mignon (my fav) but it’s still beef on the grill.

I decided to do a quick marinade and rub with red wine vinegar and homemade seasoned salt.  The steak tasted as flavorful as it was quick to fix.

This is a bit of a tangent, but I’m loving the homemade seasoned salt.  It’s perfect on all kinds of foods.  You’ll see more recipes in the future (like tomorrow) that feature this new favorite seasoning.

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Chicken Smothered with Summer Vegetables on a Bed of Couscous

smothered chicken done

5:30pm and I still didn’t know what I was going to make for dinner.  I piled all the likely ingredients from my fridge on the counter – bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, onions, garlic and parsley.  My first thought was an omelet, but when I went rummaging for eggs I found only 5.  Not enough for my family.

Boneless chicken tenders and a box of couscous came to the rescue.  Everyone in the family loved this, even the kids who aren’t crazy about veggies.  In fact, my pickiest eater tried and liked the bell peppers.

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Barbeque Chicken Fajitas


These make for a super easy weeknight supper.  Use your favorite bbq sauce.  My kids like the sweet taste of Sweet Baby Ray’s. 

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Grilled Chicken with Soy Marinade

This is a simple way to dress up grilled chicken. Ingredients – equal parts soy sauce, sugar and Italian dressing. I used about 1/2 cup each.

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Mix up the marinade ingredients and pour it over boneless chicken breasts. I put the chicken in a ziplock bag. You could marinate the chicken the night before you plan to cook them, or the morning before your dinner or if you’re like me, about 30 minutes before they hit the grill. Just be sure to put them in the fridge while they’re waiting for grill time.

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Yes, the chicken breast in the middle is a little pale. My grill doesn’t cook even, but it does cook.

That’s it! Easy and fast. Leftovers pack up the next day as part of a salad, wrapped in a tortilla with lettuce, on a roll for a sandwich etc. I had a salad at Chic-fil-A the other day that would be easy to create at home with this chicken. (I know this blog is about eating at home, but that doesn’t mean you can never eat out!) The Chic-fil-A salad had grilled chicken, lettuce, apples, grapes, mandarin oranges, cran-raisins and a berry vinaigrette dressing. Yum! I may have to make that for dinner sometime soon!

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