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    Grilled Bruschetta

    3 reviews

    This is my go-to appetizer in the summer when tomatoes and basil are fresh from the garden. The balsamic glaze takes this bruschetta recipe over the top. I like to use a Tuscan herb- or basil-infused olive oil for this. But, it's great with just plain olive oil, too. —Brittany Allyn, Mesa, Arizona

    Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

    9 reviews

    I created this recipe years ago after one of our farmers market customers, a chef, shared the idea of marinating...


    Potato Floret Packet

    "This side dish was developed by my daughter, Betsey, who worked in a group home," relates Janet Hayes of Hermantown,...


    Snappy Peas ‘n’ Mushrooms

    1 review

    In Annapolis, Maryland, Laura Mahaffey makes this delightful dill-seasoned dish in mere minutes. Just wrap the fresh vegetables in foil,...


    Oregano Onions

    "My dad, who loves onions, invented this tasty side dish," says Marcia Preston of Clear Lake, Iowa. "The tender seasoned...

    Harvest Vegetables

    1 review

    Linda Farni of Durango, Iowa wraps a lightly seasoned blend of veggies in foil for quick cooking. "This colorful combination...


    Barbecued Chicken

    If you're like me, you can never have enough delicious ways to grill chicken. The savory sauce in this recipe...

    Hot Turkey Sandwich

    1 review

    These sandwiches are my favorite way to prepare turkey for a nice lunch or light supper.—Mary Detweiler, Middlefield, Ohio


    Dilly Red Potato Bundles

    This hearty side came about when I attempted to cook an entire meal on the outdoor grill. Fresh dill adds...


    Pork Spiedis

    3 reviews

    Spiedis (pronounced "speedeez") are a type of grilled meat sandwich considered a local specialty. This recipe is my own, but...


    Three-Cheese Stuffed Burgers

    There's a great flavor to these cheese-packed burgers, with a subtle hint of spices. We like to cook them on...

    Grilled Mixed Green Salad

    “Grilling the lettuce adds smoky flavor and takes a simple salad to a whole new level. The fruits and nuts...


    Veggie Kabobs with Gingered Yogurt

    This is a fun way to serve vegetables for a colorful, summery meal. They're eye-appealing and so tasty and easy...


    Grilled Asparagus with Tangerine Dressing

    My family's favorite way to eat asparagus is when it has been grilled. It gets such a tasty smokey flavor.—Tracy...


    Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple

    7 reviews

    Let these chops marinate while you're at work. When you get home, you can have a hot meal ready in...


    Salmon & Slaw Sliders for Two

    This recipe first came about using leftover salmon and slaw. Now we plan to make it all the time. It’s...

    Montego Bay Pork Chops

    “When the weather gets warmer, I inevitably want to move the party outside, and get me away from the hot...


    Grilled Jerk Chops

    1 review

    Moist and tender chops are treated to a quick, tangy marinade that gives this fresh meal weeknight ease. —Taste of...


    Garden Vegetable Kabobs

    When my garden is at its peak, I like to make this colorful entree. Besides the great flavor, I also...


    Vegetable Chicken Kabobs

    This colorful kabob recipe from Elaine Anderson of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania makes just enough for two. “It's a delicious and easy...


    Pork and Fruit Kabobs

    "The original version of this recipe called for beef. But I use pork for a change of pace," shares Karen...


    Grilled Rubbed Pork

    Susan Tuma of Faribault, Minnesota perks up pork tenderloin with an easy rub that's both sweet and spicy. "We make...


    Grilled Lamb Kabobs

    My sister-in-law, who lives in Florida, sends fresh fruit every year at Christmas. I've invented various recipes for using it....


    Giant Mushroom Burger

    Janice Delagrange from Mt. Airy, Maryland adds mushrooms and onion to well-seasoned lean ground beef before forming it into one...

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    Pork with Watermelon Salsa

    2 reviews

    A colorful combination of watermelon, strawberries, kiwifruit and peaches makes a sweet salsa that's ideal to serve alongside grilled pork...


    Homemade Marinated Flank Steak

    Janet Wright
    PORTAGE, PENNSYLVANIA

    Lemon and ginger enhance these melt-in-your-mouth steaks. The thinly sliced meat basks in the savory...


    Orange Vegetable Kabobs

    "I created this recipe to add some zip to grilled vegetables," relates Laurie Whitney, Bradford, Massachusetts. "Their color, crispness and...


    Homemade Lemon Herb Chicken

    1 review

    If you're looking for the perfect combination, the mild taste of apple-wood chips pairs well wine, herbs and citrus flavor.


    Baja Chicken & Slaw Sliders

    23 reviews

    Between the flavorful sauce and colorful, crunchy slaw, these hand-held sandwiches demand attention from party-goers. —Janet Hynes, Racine, Wisconsin


    Grilled Italian Eggplant Slices

    6 reviews

    What a fabulous way to dress up eggplant! Piled high with herbs, cheese and fresh tomatoes, this fail-proof, grilled side...