• Chicken,  Dinner,  Flavors,  Grilling,  Proteins,  Recipes,  Southern

    Grilled Honey Barbecue Chicken

    A perfectly grilled, juicy chicken breast is a thing of beauty – and once you have mastered this take-it-slow technique, chicken success on the grill will be guaranteed, every time! Don’t be afraid of the lightly spiced paste, I was worried my children wouldn’t go for it. But slathered in the sweet honey glaze? They gobbled dinner right up! Honey Barbecue Chicken Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 6 Consider making a double batch of the spice paste and honey glaze. With dinner insurance in the fridge, you are just a step away from a savory dinner – simply brush some on grilled or seared meat, pork, fish or shrimp. The flavor…

  • Asian,  Flavors,  Grilling,  Recipes,  Sides,  Vegetables

    Grilled Asian-Style Portabello Mushrooms

    Few vegetables are more delicious on the grill than portabello mushrooms…they lend themselves to all types of flavor profiles and they grill beautifully. This mouthwatering marinade pairs perfectly with the mushrooms, but would also work well with steak. Grilled Asian-Style Portabello Mushrooms Author: Kate Wagner Serves: serves 4 This marinade is soooo good! Your mushrooms need as little as an hour in the marinade, but up to overnight works well too. Planning a quick weeknight dinner – I would double the marinade and include a few steaks. Happy cooking! Ingredients 4 tbsp Soy sauce, low-sodium 1/2 of a Lime, zested and juiced 2 tsp Garlic, minced 2 tsp Sambal oelek…

  • Asian,  Flavors,  Grilling,  Recipes,  Sides,  Vegetables

    Grilled Baby Bok Choy

    Bok choy on the grill is so good, flavorful and interesting…and best of all quick, which makes it the perfect candidate for a weeknight dinner side. Of all the Asian ingredients I keep in the fridge, miso paste might be my favorite. I love it’s unami punch and versatility. Grilled Baby Bok Choy Author: Kate Wagner Serves: serves 4 I love bok choy on the grill, it’s just like grilled romaine, unexpectedly good in a way you never anticipated. I know it sounds crazy, but bok choy is actually very kid-friendly. You don’t need to do much for these ingredients, just toss them with a bit of butter or oil,…

  • Cooking for a Crowd,  Dinner,  Flavors,  Grilling,  Pork,  Proteins,  Recipes,  Spanish

    Spanish-Style Grilled Pork Loin

    Pork loin is always a ┬ábig hit in our house. It’s delicious, lean, healthy and lends itself to all types of savory flavors. When it’s cold outside I sear and then roast the pork, but as soon as Spring arrives I head out to the grill. Not only am I fascinated by the alchemy of the grill, I love not having dishes to wash, so I am always trying to figure out how to make our entire dinner outside. The tasty marinade bastes the pork and then transforms into a delicious sauce for your dinner…and a vinaigrette for a quick salad later in the week. Now that’s getting some serious…

  • Asian,  Dinner,  Flavors,  Grilling,  Proteins,  Recipes,  Seafood

    Grilled Sesame Tuna

    Seared ahi tuna is one of those fabulous meals that exists somewhere between dreams and reality…this recipe was born from a sushi craving. I love to feed my kids as much seafood as possible, but the reality is that means frozen shrimp or seafood on sale. I saw yellowtail on sale at Wegmans last week, so I snapped it right up. My kids really like seafood, so it wasn’t hard to get them to try tuna. However, the sesame seeds are completely strange to them and I definitely got some pushback, so I adjusted accordingly. I made one of the tuna steaks sesame seed free – and everyone ate their…

  • Chicken,  Cooking for a Crowd,  Grilling,  Recipes

    Grilled Chicken Wrapped in Bacon

    I feel silly even writing this up as a recipe, but one evening last week without a clear plan for dinner, I came up with this super-fast, throw-it-all on the grill dinner. In our house, and I suspect most of yours, anything with bacon is a hit – hence the inspiration behind this dinner. I rounded dinner out with some grilled green beans and corn. I get so excited when I can make a whole dinner on aluminum foil! Grilled Chicken Wrapped in Bacon Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 8-10 This recipe is uttter simplicity, which I needed at the time. But feel free to jazz this up a bit. Mixing…

  • Grilling,  Mexican,  Pork,  Recipes

    Mojo Pork Tenderloin

    I love pork tenderloin! Grilled or roasted – it always turns out yummy and juicy. Think of it as a blank canvas, much the same as a skinless, boneless chicken breast – you can add any flavor profile to it and create an interesting and delicious meal. This marinade is so easy and the pork tastes incredible. Pork tenderloin is a great option for a quick family meal, or double this recipe and you have a ideal main dish for a crowd. It’s much easier to move a few pork tenderloins around the grill instead of tons of chicken breasts. Try this pork as the centerpiece of a make-your-own taco…

  • Cooking for a Crowd,  Grilling,  Meat,  Recipes

    Classic Hamburgers

    When Jeff saw me writing down my hamburger recipe, he asked why I would write a recipe for this because, “They’re just hamburgers”. I completely disagree, because simple recipes of classic dishes you’ll make over and over, those recipes are the most important to nail down and perfect. So, this isn’t a jazzy restaurant burger with all types of fillings and ingredients, this is simply a classic hamburger that everyone in our house loves. We like to add cheddar cheese to the burgers that are being eaten that night, and then add the slice of cheddar when we microwave the leftover burgers, one at a time. Offered at our house…

  • Asian,  Chicken,  Cooking for a Crowd,  Grilling,  Recipes

    Grilled Ginger-Sesame Chicken Salad

    We had such a terrific dinner Monday night! It was one of those meals that the first time you pull it together, it’s a home run! This marinade is simply delicious, and with a few additional ingredients it becomes an unbelievably tasty vinaigrette. I really want to start showing how I balance what Jeff and I (and the older boys if they are home) want to eat for dinner with what the four younger ones will eat, and most importantly that dinner will be a HAPPY time. My kids enjoy eating all kinds of flavors, they just don’t like having their food mixed together. This dinner is an really accurate…

  • Chicken,  Grilling,  Recipes

    Pesto Chicken

    One of Jeff’s favorite condiments is pesto, and after reading Williams-Sonoma’s Grill Master recipe for a Pesto Chicken Sandwich, I was inspired to come up with a version┬áthat worked for our family. I first made this meal as a pool-side lunch a few weeks ago – OMG, it was incredible! Such a fancy yet easy meal – I felt like I was sitting at a beach club in the Caribbean. http://gatherconnectempower.com/2016/07/summer-succotash/ Pesto Chicken Sandwich Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 4 I served my delectable pesto chicken with sauce dripping off the sides, warm tomatoes and melting mozzarella. It’s a messy but a delicious meal – the grilled bread and summer succotash…