"My husband and I were thrilled to receive a gas grill as a wedding gift from some church friends," relates Sundra Hauck of Bogalusa, Louisiana. "We love to grill these hearty meatball-and-veggie kabobs. Barbecue sauce gives them a slightly sweet flavor."
This has become my favorite way to cook pork loin. The grilled vegetable and meat chunks, seasoned with a homemade Southwestern-style spice blend, are appropriately served in a flour tortilla. Just top with salsa and enjoy! —Bea Westphal, Slidell, Louisiana
A big, juicy grilled mushroom with a nutty pear mayonnaise and creamy blue cheese makes for an outstanding veggie burger. "Absolutely delicious!" said the judges, awarding Lindsay's recipe Grand Prize in the Mushroom Council's Mushrooms Every Day, Every Way contest.—Lindsay Sprunk, Brentwood, Tennessee
We love these full-flavored kabobs and fix them often, even in winter. A sweet sauce is used to baste and later serve alongside the colorful combination of sausage, bacon, shrimp, vegetables and pineapple. —Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
One night I couldn't decide what I wanted more, pizza or hamburgers, so I combined the two. Now my 3 year-old daughter Amelia cheers every time we have pizza burgers! —Anna Rhyne, Anderson, South Carolina
"It takes just seconds to stir up this delicious marinade, which flavors the beef and veggies wonderfully," confirms Candy Vander Waal of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. "Marinate the meat a few hours or overnight-whatever suits your schedule."
Grilled Chicken Over Spinach is shared by Michelle Krzmarzick of Torrance, California. "With two young children to keep me busy, it's essential to have a few 'ready-in-minutes' she confides. "This is a recipe I've pieced together and added my own touches to. It really satisfies my family."
A lemon-olive oil marinade gives these tasty kabobs a nice tang. They’re great for summer parties. In bad weather and during the winter, we cook them in a 400-degree oven for 25 to 40 minutes. —Weda Mosellie, Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Meet the Cook: I still remember the first time I served these colorful kabobs - my family was thrilled to find a surprise in the tasty meatballs. Since I make them often, I sometimes substitute different vegetables or cheeses for variety.
-Kristen Wondra, Hudson, Kansas