Croix Valley Smoked Bacon Philly Cheese Brats

The flavors of a Philly Cheese Steak combined with a juicy bacon-wrapped beer brat are a match made on the grill! Want to bring your grill game to a whole new level? Check out this easy-to-follow recipe and see what our Honey Dijon Barbecue ‘n Brat Sauce can do when you bust out the basting … Read more

Croix Valley Surf & Turf BBQ Brisket Burritos

Surf & Turf BBQ Brisket Burritos A Grilled Burrito, stuffed with smoked brisket, grilled shrimp and all the goodies makes for a tasty treat with a crusty exterior that’ll have everyone flocking to the dinner table.   This Surf & Turf dish relies upon the smoky flavors of the grill to kiss the meats, the … Read more

Beef Quinoa Sliders with Fried Radishes ad Olive Tapenade

My mystery basket this week included beef stew meat, quinoa, radishes and olive tapenade. Damon was really trying to throw me with this one! My first thought was how to transform the beef stew meat into something other than beef stew…..which lead me to grinding up the meat and using it to make sliders. I … Read more

Appetizers: Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Grilled stuffed mushrooms make the perfect appetizer for any occasion. Using the grill to prepare familiar foods such as burgers, hot dogs or brats is well within most people’s comfort zone. While the backyard barbecue offers some tantalizing main course meals in a bun, it can also offer amazing first-course morsels, such as this easy … Read more

Honey-Glazed Pineapple & Grilled Sweet Bananas

Grilling Desserts: Honey-Glazed Pineapple & Grilled Sweet Bananas Fantastic meals made on the grill are rounded off spectacularly with the right sides, the perfectly-paired beverages and even the finale’ – the desserts! With the heat source warmed up and the coals still hot from the burgers or ribs, why waste your time baking in the … Read more

Grilling the Perfect Steak

Follow these easy guidelines next time you fire up the grill for the most tender, flavorful steaks! Having spent 15 years in the steakhouse business, I can tell you a thing or two about grilling the perfect steak. One can employ a number of seasonings, marinades or sauces to impart a wild variety of flavor … Read more

Dutch Oven Baked Beans

Cooking over a fire in cast iron pots dates back centuries to the time at which humankind first learned to forge tools out of the Earth’s metals. Cast iron camp ovens gained in popularity and helped to feed the American expansion west, from Lewis & Clark to early American settlers. Cooking in a Dutch oven … Read more

Grilled Flatbread Pizza

Grilling a pizza can be so easy and intensely delicious — you’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it before! When most people think of grilling a meal, it’s usually all about the proteins. Steaks, burgers, brats and ribs take center stage in the outdoor kitchen and many people rarely venture outside of the tailgating comfort … Read more

Grilled Chicken Quesadillas

You may be familiar with the quesadilla, but this classic Southwest dish is taken to a whole new level when prepared outdoors on a grill.   A fantastic Southwest dish that makes a great appetizer or main dish is the classic quesadilla. Numerous variations on the quesadilla exist, but the basic dish is made by … Read more

Winter Grilling 101

Winter time grilling can be effortless and rewarding. With just two easy steps, you can easily keep the coals burning until the return of the warm weather! With the onset of winter in the Northland, the fall of the season’s first snow typically puts the last nail in the coffin of the grilling season. Sure, … Read more

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