Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza

pizza

I decided to try making a grilled pizza.   It was soooooooooooooooooooo tasty especially with the fresh sweet basil!!  Will def make again!

I used this pizza crust that you will find in your bakery department.  I love their flat bread so figured couldn’t go wrong with this crust.  It also included the sauce too.  You can use any pizza dough though!

crust

 

I made this a very simple pizza of only pepperoni, fresh sweet basil, and mozzerella cheese. The basil really gives it that pizza pizzazz! 

b pizza

I burnt mine just a tad so I suggest setting grill about 400 degrees.

I lightly brushed olive oil over both sides of dough like I do my flat bread.  I then grilled it for 2 min on each side before doing the toppings.  

You will only need to grill it a few minutes more after adding toppings.  Close the lid so the cheeses can melt.    

Let sit for 5 minutes before slicing.   Enjoy!

 

Hope all of you are staying cool in this heat wave!

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Sweet & Spicy Onion

Sweet & Spicy Onion

onion

 

I love onions … I have classmates that tell me that is something they remember about me as a kid.  That I could eat raw onions … not sure what that says about me that onions is what they remember, lol. I’d always go out to my parent’s garden and eat all the green tops of the onions too.   Just love onions.

I have always made onions like this but used a worchester or soy sauce.  So when I saw this recipe used brown sugar and hot sauce, I just had to try it.  DELISH!!  Didn’t taste any hot sauce but the sauce it made was so good.   Onion was perfectly tender too!

So easy to do ….

Sweet & Spicy Onion

1 large vidalia onion

2-3 tsp of brown sugar (she used Splenda brown sugar!)

few drops of Tabasco ( I did about 8 drops)

Core and peel onion … I used a ice cream scoop to do mine.

scoop onion

 

 Fill the hole where you cored the onion with brown sugar and add some Tabasco on top of the sugar.

onion 4 grill

 

Wrap with foil and grill for 40 minutes. ENJOY!!!!

Thanks to the blogger for her great recipe!  http://dbohling262.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/sweet-spicy-onion/

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Grilled Watermelon

Grilled Watermelon

wmelon

Yes, you read that right … grilled watermelon!  I was very intrigued when I saw this pin … we eat grilled pineapple all the time but never dreamed to try watermelon.   Hubby doesn’t like watermelon so I ate all three pieces.  It was weird at first eating watermelon warm but really tasty!  The sugar crystalizes on it to give it a great taste.  This is definetly one of those things that I would have never tried if not doing my pinterest challenge. 🙂

Very simple …

Grilled Watermelon

Drizzle honey on each side of watermelon.

Grill for 2 minutes on each side or until grill marks.

Enjoy!

Thanks to the blogger for her idea!  http://www.icancookthat.org/2011/06/can-you-grill-watermelon-sure-why-not.html

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Grilled Vegetable Basket

Grilled Vegetable Basket

grilled veggies

I bought my grill basket last year for when I cook shrimp.  I really hadn’t used it for veggies.  So I was excited to try this recipe.   I did omit just a few veggies she had on her recipe.  (she also included snap peas, green beans, and an orange pepper)  Great flavor and so simple.  We usually aren’t big fans of zuchnii but this was really tasty mixed with the peppers and onions.

Grilled Vegetable Basket

by:  http://www.talesofarantingginger.com/2012/09/grilled-vegetable-basket.html

These were the veggies I used cut up in chunks:

Red Pepper
Onion
Green Pepper
Zuchini
Yellow Pepper

Place your vegetable in a bowl, pour olive oil on top (just enough to coat, no need to overdo it), and sprinkle Montreal Steak Spice (as much or as little seasoning as you desire).

Preheat your grill, place your grilling basket on the BBQ.  When warmed, pour the vegetables from the bowl into the basket.

When the vegetables are cooked, pour them from the grilling basket into a serving bowl.  Be careful, that grilling basket will be VERY HOT!

Thanks so much to the blogger for her recipe!

Friday is almost here …. just one more day 🙂

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Cowboy Potatoes

Cowboy Potatoes

I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!  I apologize for no post yesterday.  I came home Monday night from dinner with internet down.  I didn’t get it back until Tuesday.   By the time I got home from Bass Lake,  I was too tired to post though.  Being on a boat for five hours will take it out of you in a good way. 🙂

I have to share the Cowboy Potatoes recipe I made Sunday.  I have made potatoes on the grill but none tasted as good.  I believe the difference is how they were done in foil.  I had made foil pouches but these 2 sheets seemed to work much better.  Each bite tasted like a mouth watering mini baked potato.   So delicious!  I will be making these often!

Cowboy Potatoes

by:  http://www.haphazardhomestead.com/2012/05/cowboy-potatoes.html?m=1

6 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-1/2 inch chunks (I used 10 new potatoes cut into chunks)
1 med or large Vidalia onion
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 stick butter

Place potato chunks on a piece of foil.
Slice onion into strips and sprinkle over potatoes.
Sprinkle potatoes and onions with seasoned salt and chunks of butter.

Cover with another sheet of foil that is same size as other.
Fold the edges over and bring up on the sides.
The two pieces of foil instead of a folded-over packet gives it more room for the steam.

cowboy cooking

On gas grill cook it on medium for 20 minutes. (See her post for charcoal)
Take off grill but don’t open until ready to serve.  (I let mine sit for 10 min.)
She suggests to add sour cream and cheddar cheese to them.  We ate them just as is though because they were so flavorful.

cowboy done

 

 

Thanks so much to the blogger for her wonderful potato recipe!

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Grilled Molasses Pork Chops

Grilled Molasses Pork Chops
2 pc done

I love when I cook a perfect dinner … that everything comes together just right.  Yesterday’s dinner was a home run even with two new dishes being made!  Hubby said it several times how good all three dishes I cooked were together.  He even commented I had to put these on the blog, lol. I will share all three this week too.  I cooked Grilled Molasses Pork Chops, Grilled Veggie Basket, and Cowboy Potatoes.

 I was going to try a new way to do my pork chops.  However I have been using this recipe for several years now and hated to mess with greatness.  It’s awesome and so simple!  My pork chops always come out so moist!! 

 

Grilled Molasses Pork Chops

by:  http://www.cooks.com/recipe/ao9xv4i2/grilled-pork-chops.html
 
4 thick cut pork chops (I use boneless butterfly PC)
2 tsp. course ground pepper
2 tsp. molasses
2 tsp. garlic
2 tsp. salt

Combine molasses, pepper, salt, and garlic.  Rub mixture evenly on each side of the pork chops.  Marinate for at least an hour.

marinate PC

Grill on a hot grill 4-5 min. on each side.  (I cooked mine 4 on each side because they weren’t that thick.)  

I usually have my temp at about 400-450 for the pork chops.

PC doneEnjoy your Monday 🙂
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