Sliced Grilled Skirt Steak on a wooden board

Balsamic Grilled Skirt Steak

While we still had some nice weather, I thought I would sift through the pile to find one more grilling recipe to try. This is what I came up with…Grilled Balsamic Skirt Steak. I absolutely adore balsamic vinegar and that’s what caught my eye with this recipe. I found this recipe over a year ago in a Cooking Light magazine (one of the very many cooking magazines that I subscribe to).

chicken with pineapple salsa close up

Garlic Lime Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Today’s post is a two-fer! You’re getting two for the price of one!

A few weeks ago a friend of mine was telling me about this great dinner that her husband had made — grilled pork chops with a grilled pineapple salsa. For days, I couldn’t stop thinking about that salsa! I had to have it. So, what’s a girl to do? Google it!

BBQ Grilled salmon it's a keeper

Easy BBQ Grilled Salmon

I love my butcher.  Now, stop it!  Not like that!  I love going there and knowing that all the meat is as fresh as it can be.  And, if I need something that’s not in the case, he will cut it to order for me.  And I love that he and his wife share their great recipes with me!  Recipes like this easy BBQ Grilled Salmon.

During the dog days of summer, the last thing I want to do is fuss over dinner.   I don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  But, I also don’t want boring food either.   I want recipes that are easy to prepare and bursting with flavor. 

Wegman's Grilled Orzo Salad

Grilled Orzo Salad

A few years ago I went to a cooking class at my local Wegman’s supermarket.  It was a great class on grilling.  I learned a log of great tips and techniques.  One of the recipes they made that night was a Grilled Orzo Salad.  I must have liked the recipe, because I found it buried deep in my recipe stash. 

Grilled Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Reduction

Grilled Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Reduction

During the hot, sticky summer months, I’m always on the lookout for new salad ideas.  Maybe it’s because I’m not in the mood for heavy dishes.  Or, maybe it’s because my garden is always so plentiful during the dog-days of summer.  Whatever the reason, my recipe pile is full of contenders — everything from slaws, pasta salads and mayo-based concoctions to plates full of leafy goodness. 

Grilled Garlic Corn on the Cob

I just got home from my friend Jill’s house tonight and, not only did we have great conversation but she had the BEST corn on the cob that I’ve ever had!

They say that a great hostess makes her guests feel right at home and gives the impression that nothing is too much trouble for her guests.  This is Jill.

It was a simple cookout.  The kids swimming in the pool.  Hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill.  Big wedges of watermelon on the table.   And, corn on the cob.   A perfect, warm June evening.