Posts Tagged ‘Grill it!’

Get Ready to Grill

Dear Home Ec 101, I think I’m going to bite the bullet and fire up the grill this weekend. I’m tired of waiting for my spouse to cook something. Do you have any tips for a beginner? Signed, Grilling in Groten Heather says: Hands down, the most important tip I have for a noobie grill…

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Why Won’t My Gas Grill Get Hot?

Dear Home-Ec 101, The other night I decided to grill burgers, but I couldn’t get my gas grill to get hot. It was extremely frustrating and I ended up cooking my burgers under the broiler (with a lot of spite and bitterness, I might add). There was plenty of liquid propane, I just couldn’t get…

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Easy Grilled Foil Vegetable Packets

Heather says: Get ready to grill.  Today we’re using foil packets to to turn a pile of vegetables into a fantastic summer side dish. Actually if you look at the portions, the grilled vegetables were the main feature. I would like, at least while we’re rolling in produce, for you to consider treating vegetables as…

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Let’s Get Grilling

Heather says: Memorial Day has already come and gone, but spring has been a little reluctant and slow this year. Down here in South Carolina, I’m just putting away the menus that focus on the stove and oven and turning my attention to cooler recipes that will keep the kitchen cool. Do you utilize your…

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Grilled Fish: The Other White Meat

Grilling fish can be a very delicate matter. More often than not, cooks fail to realize that certain species of fish tend to yield better results than others, depending on the cooking method used. However, if you take the following suggestions into consideration, you’ll put yourself on the fast track to fixing one fine piece…

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How to Grill Bacon

Heather says: Earlier this month here and on Facebook, I asked Home Ec 101 readers to submit their questions and concerns about grilling. Erica Mueller asked for tutorials including how to make bacon on the grill. Well Erica, yesterday it was 102ºF and a friend of mine mentioned California Dreaming and I couldn’t get their…

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How to Grill Fruit

Brian says: Fruits are healthy and very good for you, we all are well aware of this fact, but what you might not realize is when you add flame to your fruit basket, a whole new realm is opened up to both you and your dining partners. Grilled fruits can be as versatile as any…

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Grilled Chicken Burritos / Chimichangas

Heather says: This method is probably only useful if you have a propane grill. I wouldn’t want to go through the trouble of lighting a charcoal grill just to grill these chicken burritos for a few moments. However it is well worth wandering outside to slap these on a gas grill or even inside on…

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How to Grill Meatloaf

Heather says: Earlier this week I asked Home-Ec 101 readers to share their questions about grilling. Sandee asked how should I grill a meatloaf? There are several methods out there on these wild, wild interwebz. Some of them are rather unsettling. Foil packets are awesome for vegetables, but what foil packets create is an environment…

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Grill the Griller

Heather says: It has come to my attention that some of you are not yet comfortable with using a grill. With temperatures soaring, the grill can be one of your best friends when trying to cook dinner without heating up the house.  This summer I would like to help you become more comfortable using the…

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Easy Grilled Buffalo Wings

Heather says: Sometimes I go on food kicks. I don’t know why, not too long ago it was Tex Mex all the time. Right now, I just can’t get enough of buffalo sauce. While I would love to indulge in buffalo chicken sandwiches frequently, that’s just not a reasonable choice. As it gets hotter and…

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Cooking Without Power, Using a Charcoal Grill

This post is part of the Home Ec 101 series on emergency preparedness. Heather says: Keep a charcoal grill for emergencies, sounds simple enough, but what if you’ve never used one? A charcoal grill is for outdoor use only. Got that? Outdoor only. Every time there is a hurricane or ice storm someone hurts themselves or…

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Pineapple Grilled Chicken

Heather says: I have friends who won’t touch bone-in chicken. I’ll admit it, I’m not a huge fan of leq quarters. What I am a fan of is any marinade that makes cheap chicken enjoyable. Short and sweet, this one does the trick. Ingredients: 10oz canned pineapple in its juice (about 1/2 a can) 1/2…

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Herb Crusted Steaks

Heather says: It has been unusually cool here near Charleston, SC, but our summer is just around the corner. Summer, in my world means grilling and not just steaks, but vegetables, too. Our third and final installment of recipes from BeefItsWhatsforDinner.com take us out onto the porch where I fired up the grill to prepare…

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