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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Smokin’ a Fatty

Smokin' a Fatty

The Fatty: A bacon-wrapped stuffed sausage you’ll want to experience again and again. What’s a Fatty, you ask? The history of the Fatty is seemingly a short one, having first been mentioned in competitive barbecue circles back in 2004 where the term “Fatty” was coined to describe a popular dish that pitmasters were making at

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Grilling Shrimp in the Backyard

Grilled shrimp can make for a very quick and easy meal, appetizer or addition to your game day tailgating spread. Here in the Northland, we don’t regularly have access to the fresh shrimp straight off the boats that really pack a lot of flavor with the heads and shells still intact. However, you don’t have

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