From Marysville, Washington, Karen Hamlin shares this tasty treatment for beef that relies on a made-in-moments marinade. "I like to add mushrooms to the skewers and serve the yummy kabobs over hot cooked rice," she writes.
Making these zesty pork kabobs is as much fun as eating them. And as a 4-H leader with a quartet of 4-H'ers of my own at home, I can count on plenty of help preparing them.
My husband enjoys grilling our kabobs outdoors. On rainy days, he broils them up juicy and tender in the oven. Either way, I always make sure to make enough for seconds.
Bring the convenience of outdoor cooking to dessert with toasted angel food cake "sandwiches" that hold melted chocolate and are served with grilled fruit. They're really delicious and easy. —Terri Trudeau, San Gabriel, California
Fresh pineapple adds an elegant touch to a barbecue when grilled, topped with butter and maple syrup and sprinkled with nuts. Polly Heer of Cabot, Arkansas suggests cutting each pineapple quarter into bite-size pieces before serving.
Claudia Ruis knows a way to slip more fruit into your family's diet. "Both kids and adults love these fun grilled fruit kabobs. I like the fact that the sauce and be made ahead of time," she writes from Massapequa, New York. "Kids will have a great time helping to assemble the kabobs, too."
These tender kabobs are full of savory rosemary flavor, yet they're low in fat and sodium. I found the original recipe in a magazine, then adjusted it to suit our tastes.
Byron, New York
I love grilled pineapple. This recipe combines the fruit's natural sweetness with the tart and spicy flavors of lime and chili powder. It's great for dessert and even as a side dish to ham or pork chops.