Capes Are for Halloween Scrooges

I am an adult Halloween Scrooge…yep, no costumes for me, but I can definitely go for fashion capes.

 

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Capes are perfect for just getting chilly during Fall weather, and since you won’t catch me dead in a Halloween costume, you can catch me in a glorious and stylish fashion cape instead.

 

Let’s celebrate some lovely fashion cape finds on Etsy for my Anti-Halloween costume fashion design picks…

 

See, so much better than a Halloween clothing costume…

 

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Celapiu makes this Little Wing Shrug Fashion Design Cape from yarn. Now this is an outfit for a Halloween party to me.

 

If I have to go trick or treating, this would be my fashion design cape of capes for the evening…

 

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RenzRags makes this cashmere cape design that goes with anything. Aren’t the leggings and peep toe, laced up booties great too? A Jack-o-lantern bag accessory is perfect here.

 

If I were forced to wear a Halloween clothing costume of costumes, I might be a vampire, just because I wouldn’t really be wearing a clothing costume, but a rather an impressive crochet lace design fashion cape…

 

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RuchkiKruchkI claims that “You will take power in this magic cape”.  That sounds good, doesn’t it?

 

This fashion cape style of capes can go out to dinner on a date with my husband.  So much better than answering the door in a Halloween costume to hand out candy, huh?…

 

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I love that Anomal Couture makes this style of stretch linen. I wear of lot of linen.

 

Another great looking fashion style cape design without a jacket, and that would go so well with your skinny jeans and heels is this Cape Blouse style…

 

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It takes annafabo 18 different embroidered colors to mimic the Navajo Spirit and chevron design patterns of Navajo drawings on this fashion cape blouse.  I think it’s fabulous style!

 

When it comes to style and fashion capes, you can’t really go wrong with this one…

 

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It will go with anything, and spruce up any look or style. Discoleafvintage has this cape design in her Etsy Shop.  If I wear this to open the door for the trick or treaters, can I say I’m Red Riding Hood, and get away with it?

 

If Halloween will accept me, I’ll wear this fashion cape of black rooster feathers for my costume design, and say I’m a witch…

 

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Rougepony makes this beautiful thing of style an whimsy.

 

OK, I am a Halloween clothing costumes Scrooge, but I still have a heart for the kiddos…

 

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A Garden Gnome Cape is a great idea! This design got sold out at MomandMinion.  Of course.

 

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Mommy and Kids Cooking Home Recipes

It’s Time for Mommy and kids Cooking with Mommy’s Kitchen Fun Home Recipes to Save Time and Even Money…

 

mommy's kitchenMommy’s kitchen cooking with the kids as activities has many benefits. And the shocker of shockers…you can even save time and money when you let the kids get involved in recipes at home.

 

Here are some fun recipes mommy can cook with the kids in mommy’s kitchen that will save mommy time, give mommy and kids good times, and save mommy money.

 

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Mommy’s Kitchen: Home Recipes to Follow; Homemade Pizza

 

You really can’t go wrong with kids when it comes to pizza. Let them put their own toppings on it, and they will be more likely to eat it. But Moms, why not let them make the whole thing, dough and all? Here  are super easy recipes for your best pizza times together.

 

Dough
* 2 ½ cups flour
* 1 tsp salt
* 1 cup warm water
* 1 tbsp yeast
* 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
* 1 tbsp oil

Toppings
* Pizza sauce
* Mozzarella cheese
* Pepperoni
* Ham
* Meatballs
* Sausage
* Pineapple
* Pepper
* Mushrooms
* Olives

 

Recipes: Dissolve yeast in warm water and add a dash of sugar. In a mixing bowl add salt, flour, Italian seasoning, and oil. When yeast is bubbly, pour into flour mixture to make dough. Form into a ball and place in lightly greased bowl. Allow to rise 30-60 minutes.

Roll out dough on a floured surface and stretch into pizza pan. With multiple children you can make individual pizzas so they can add the toppings they desire. Times: Spread sauce, cheese, and any other toppings over crust and bake in a 450 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until cheese bubbles.

 

Mommy’s Kitchen Recipes Together: Bubble Pizrecipesza

 

Mommy’s Kitchen Recipes Ingredients to Follow:

 

1 ½ lb. ground beef
1 jar pizza sauce
2 tubes refrigerator biscuits
1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

 

Mommy’s Kitchen Directions to Follow:

Brown the beef in a skillet and drain.

Mix pizza sauce hamburger and simmer until heated through.

Quarter the biscuits and place in a 13-in x 9-in x 2-in greased baking dish. Top with beef mixture.

Bake uncovered at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Sprinkle with cheeses and bake 5-10 more minutes.

 

followMommy’s Kitchen: Potato Pierogi

 

Pierogis are a great activities to make with Mommy. It teaches kids a lot of skills and it’s something they enjoy eating. Plus Mommy, it’s better to make your own pierogis than to buy them from the store. This is huge money savings right here.

 

mommy'sMommy’s Kitchen Recipes: Pierogi Dough

 

Mommy’s Kitchen Ingredients to Follow:

* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup cake flour
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 large eggs
* 1/3 cup water

 

Filling

* 3 large baking potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks (about 4 cups)
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 1 cup finely chopped onion
* 1/4 cup sour cream
* 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
* 3 to 5 tablespoons milk
* Salt and pepper to taste

 

Mommy’s Kitchen Directions to Follow:

 

Recipes: Combine the flours and salt in a mixing bowl and make a well in the center. Add the eggs and water. Using a fork or whisk, mix just the liquids. Now with a spoon stir the flour into the liquid from the sides of the bowl.

When you have made a dough, knead it for 7-8 minutes on lightly floured surface with lightly floured hands. Put the dough aside in a bowl covered with a plastic wrap while you prepare the filling.

Put the potatoes in a pan with just enough water to cover them. Heat to a boil. Cook 10 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender.

Meanwhile melt butter in a sautée pan and add the onion, stirring until it’s a light golden brown.

Drain the potatoes and transfer them to a large bowl. Add the onion, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, 3 tbsp milk and about ¼ tsp salt. Mash adding salt and pepper to taste. If mixture is a little dry, add more milk.

Roll dough out very thinly on a lightly floured surface. Cut with 3-inch circle cookie cutter. Place 1 tablespoon of potato filling in center of dough cut-outs. Moisten half the edges with a finger dipped in water and fold the moistened end over onto the dry end to seal. Press the edges firmly together.

Bring a pot of water to a boil and place pierogis into the boiling water. Times: Let them boil for 7 minutes. Serve with sour cream.

 

kitchenMommy’s Kitchen Recipes: Roasted Red Potatoes

 

Mommy ‘s Kitchen Recipes Ingredients to Follow:

 

8 cups washed and halved small red potatoes
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper

 

Mommy’s Kitchen Directions to Follow:

 

Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large pot boil the potatoes for 5 minutes, just until tender (do not overboil). Drain and set aside. In a roasting pan combine the olive oil and butter. Place in the oven for a quick 2 to 3 minutes, just until the butter melts and tray is hot. Add the potatoes to the baking tray and toss well with the butter/olive oil mixture. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper to taste and roast for approximately 50 minutes. Times: Basting and tossing half way through cooking.

 

recipesMommy’s Kitchen Recipes: Honey Sweet Potato Mash

 

Mommy and Kids will love this one like a dessert…

 

Mommy’s Kitchen Recipes Ingredients to Follow:

 

2 cups warm mashed sweet potatoes
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1 tablespoon light brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup milk
1 cup miniature marshmallows

 

Mommy’s Kitchen Instructions to Follow:

 

In a large bowl mix the mashed sweet potato and all ingredients. Transfer to a lightly buttered casserole dish. Top with miniature marshmallows and a little brown sugar. Times: Bake in a preheated oven at 350F until the marshmallows start to brown, approximately 10 minutes.

 

recipesMommy’s Kitchen Recipes: Chicken Cutlets and Fries

 

Kids love chicken, but you might not be so crazy about having them fry chicken fingers. All that grease spraying everywhere. But baking them like in this recipe is not only healthier, but also not as dangerous for the kids.

 

Mommy’s Kitchen Recipes Ingredients:

 

* 2 large baking potatoes
* ¼ cup zesty Italian dressing
* 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
* 1 lb boneless chicken breast, pounded and cut into strips
* ½ cup bread crumbs

 

Mommy’s Kitchen Directions to Follow:

 

Heat oven to 425 degrees.

Cut potatoes into ½-inch strips and place in a bowl. Toss with dressing and ¼ cup cheese until coated. Spread evenly into a lightly greased baking dish. Bake 12 minutes.

Meanwhile mix bread crumbs and the rest of the cheese together. Wet chicken and dip in breading mixture.

Add the chicken to the baking dish with potatoes. Turn the potatoes. Times: Bake 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the chicken is done. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

These recipes are all great to get kids doing activities with you and to save money. It’s all stuff they’ll love so they will not be throwing any food away, especially since they helped make it.

 

followMommy’s Kitchen No Cooking, but Blending Home Recipes with Kids…

 

Smoothies, yogurt and freezer treats are the key here for the kids to enjoy with mommy.

 

Mommy’s Kitchen No Cooking Home Recipes: A Touch of Citrus Smoothie

 

No Cooking Mommy’s Kitchen Recipes Ingredients to Follow:

 

2 cups vanilla fat-free yogurt
2 medium bananas cut into chunks
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup orange juice

 

No Cooking Mommy’s Kitchen Instructions to Follow:

 

Recipes: Place banana chunks and strawberries in blender. Blend on low until broken up. Add yogurt and orange juice. Times: Continue blending on high until mixture is smooth. Serve immediately.

 

mommy'sMommy’s Kitchen No Cooking with Home Recipes: Summertime Peach Freezers

 

No Cooking Mommy’s Kitchen Recipes Ingredients:

1/2 c. milk
1 c. sliced peaches fresh or canned
1 tsp. sugar

 

Utensils:
ice cube tray
blender
serving dishes

 

Mommy’s Kitchen Instructions to Follow:

Pour milk in ice cube tray and freeze solid. Once frozen, pull from tray and place in blender. Add peaches and sugar to blend on high speed until smooth. Serve immediately.

 

kitchenNo Cooking Mommy’s Kitchen: Refreshing Banana Treat

 

No Cooking Mommy’s Kitchen Recipes Ingredients:

 

2 ripe bananas
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla

 

No Cooking Mommy’s Kitchen Instructions to follow:

 

Place bananas, cottage cheese and yogurt in blender. Blend just long enough to breakup bananas. Add eggs, lemon juice, honey, flour and vanilla and blend on high until mixture becomes smooth. Be sure to scrap sides of blender to make sure all ingredients mix together and no banana chunks are left. Spray pie plate with canola non-stick spray. With rubber spatula put all the banana mixture into pie plate. Make sure to spread it out evenly. Place pie plate on middle rack of preheated 350 degree oven. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature. Times: When pie has cooled place in refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight. Garnish top with a few banana slices just before serving.

 

recipesNo Cooking Mommy’s Kitchen: Peach and Yogurt Drinkables

 

Mommy’s Kitchen Recipes Ingredients to Follow:

 

1 cup frozen organic sliced peaches
1 container (6 oz) Fat Free French vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon honey

 

Mommy’s Kitchen Instructions to Follow:

 

Place sliced peaches in the bottom of blender. Blend on low speed to chop peaches in small pieces. Add yogurt and blend on high for approximately 1 minute or until creamy. Make sure peaches are completely pureed. Add orange juice and honey. Times: Blend about 30 seconds more to mix all ingredients together. Serve.

 

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Top Style of Summer Orange

The Summer Season is here, and it’s time for Top Orange Style!

 

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Orange has a history.  Here’s a bit from Wikipedia with details you probably did not know about this distinctive color style…

 

Before the late 15th century, the color orange existed in Europe, but without the name; it was simply called yellow-red. Spanish and Portuguese merchants brought the first orange trees to Europe from Asia in the late 15th and early 16th century, along with the sanskrit name “naranga,” which gradually became “orange” in English. In parts of Germany, the Netherlands, and Russia, the orange fruit was and is still called the Chinese apple.

In France, painters took orange in an entirely different direction. In 1872, Claude Monet painted Impression Sunrise, a tiny orange sun and some orange light reflected on the clouds and water in the centre of a hazy blue landscape. This painting gave its name to the impressionist movement.

Thanks to William III, orange became an important political colour in Britain and Europe. William was a Protestant, and as such he defended the Protestant minority of Ireland against the majority Roman Catholic population. As a result, the Protestants of Ireland were known as Orangemen. Orange eventually became one of the colours of the Irish flag, symbolizing the Protestant heritage.

 

summer styleBut, as you know being a regular reader here at Mommy LaDy Club, we do fashion and style from fellow Etsy Artists to celebrate and support their work and businesses.  This time, we’re picking the best of Top Summer Orange we can find…

 

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Antique Wood Factory Mold Circle Industrial from SnapshotVintage:

- antique wood circle mold -

:: a heavy wood mold originally used at US Steel plant
:: fantastic industrial decor, perfect for your shelf or mantle
:: architectural salvage for your home!

– Dimensions –
:: 19.5 inch diameter
:: 2.5 inches deep

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Dinosaur Wine Stoppers by Plastidermy:

This is a collection of four plastic dinosaur wine stoppers. The bottle stoppers are made with painted plastic dinosaur behinds and are then secured onto cork wine stoppers to add a little bit of quirkiness to any bottle of wine or bottle of anything really! Please note that the assortment of dinosaurs vary and you will get four different kinds of dinosaurs but are not limited to the ones pictured.

They make great gifts!!

These dinosaur wine stoppers are lovingly handmade by my husband and I. We take our time creating each piece to make sure that each one we make is uniquely special. The animals are cut, painted, and packaged under the roof of our little Plastidermy studio.

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Salmon Shorts from thesecretPal:

“Draped shorts of salmon”.
These elaborately draped shorts has a wrinkle under the front yoke and is fully lined. There is a hidden seam zipper in mid back.

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Needle Felted Elephant with Heart by ScratchCraft:

This pocket-sized pachyderm is ready to convey your feelings toward someone special. Carefully needle felted entirely out of a soft, gray wool it stands a bit more than 2 inches tall and about 3 inches long.

Elephant you receive will vary slightly from the one pictured. It will be very close in size, shape and color, but will be equally as cute.

Summer Top Style Details Summer Top Details…

 

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Letter C by Vintage Marquee Lights:

The “Original” Vintage Marquee Lights!

OFTEN IMITATED-NEVER DUPLICATED

We are the #1 home decor item on Etsy!

Here’s what some of our customers have to say:

–Jillian (jctoler) says:
WOW! These are amazing! Very well crafted and worth the money. We are going to really enjoy them at our wedding reception and on top of our entertainment center afterwards.

–Lisa Brown (lisabrown405) says:
Jerrad, you are the light fairy from heaven! I am so glad I found you and you were willing to ship to the UK – I just wish you would stop making these now so I could remain the mysterious, coolest light owner and no one could copy me – ha! I was expecting it to be good (obv. or I wouldn’t have bought it) but when it arrived it was much more substantial than I imagined – very impressive.

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Orange Pillow Cover by ElemenOPillows:

***Get an INSTANT MAKEOVER for your home just by changing the pillows!!! My pillow covers are SLIPCOVERS for your pillows! They can be slipped on a pillow you already have or over a pillow form purchased from any craft store or even online***

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Teacher’s Pet Wooden Apple Box by MissNatalie:

A secret place to hide your most precious things–a baby tooth waiting for the tooth fairy or your grandmother’s wedding ring. Our wooden apple boxes are carefully hand painted with patterns that evoke a bit of old world charm. Has the power to stop a toddler mid-tantrum and make grumpy grandfathers smile.

Measures 2-7/8″ X 2-3/16″ with 1-1/2″ inside depth. The size/shape is similar to a classic Delicious apple. Hardwood with leather stem.

Each apple and pattern is unique.

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Short White Silk Dress Caftan by BorneoBatikraft:

This is a loose fitting, plus sized, short white silk dress which has been hand waxed and painted by using traditional batik techniques. This abstract piece has been designed by freehand and completely unique. Because it is OOAK, a piece that is similar can be replicated to an extent, but no two will ever be exactly the same.

If you would like to order something similar but different to suit your own personal tastes, please send me a message and let`s discuss!

After drying, all our batiks are set with textile fixer, then double boiled and ironed to ensure color steadfastness and long-term durability.

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Dog Toy Carrot by WasandWiggles:

Dog Toy Carrot measures approximately 3 inches wide at the top and is 7.5 inches long, not including the ‘leaves’ which are approximately 5.5 inches long on average.

The carrot is made from 100% cotton medium weight fabric and contains a squeaker. As with all my dog toys, this toy can be made without the squeaker. Please let me know if you would not like the squeaker included when you place your order.

 

Summer Top Style Details…

 

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LaChicSew Easy to Wear Tops & Skirt by LaDy LaDuke:

Throw these on every day and be comfortable and stylish.

If you’re tired of those maternity clothes you can’t ever wear again, stop right here!

You always need that staple item in your closet, that you know you can throw on, look great, it will fit you a little larger or even a little smaller, it’s really comfortable, and you have it in a bunch of colors, because you’ll probably just wear the same thing in the other color tomorrow…right?

If this is you, then LaChicSewEasy Modest Clothing Fashion is your ticket!

LaChicSewEasy Clothes are Designed to Fit with Your Pregnant Belly or Not. The Tops Stretch, Drape & Bounce Back & the Wrap Skirt Sits Lower on Your Hips & Adjusts with Velcro for Your Changing Body to Work for Sizes XS-XL or Pregnant or Not.

Summer is for Orange & You Can Wear It…

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27 Best Recipes for Summer Grilling

Your Best Recipes for Summer Grilling are here!  

 

We’ve gathered 27 of the tastiest delectables you can throw on your grill for grilling. You won’t run out of recipe ideas anytime soon!First, here’s Bobby Flay’s top 3 grilling tips

Summer Grilling Recipes #1. Marvelous Meat Munchies

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Summer Grilling Recipes-What You Need for Recipe:

1 lb chicken breasts, boneless, skinless and cubed 1 lb beef sirloin, boneless and cubed 1/2 C canola oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/3 C pineapple juice 2 teaspoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 4 jalapeno peppers 8 strips of bacon – cut in half 16 toothpicks

summer grilling recipesSummer Grilling Recipes-How to Make Recipe:

Whisk together the canola oil and minced garlic in a large mixing bowl. Add the pineapple juice and soy sauce and continue whisking until well blended. Stir in the red pepper flakes. Place the mixture into a large zip lock bag. Trim any fat away from the pieces of meat. Place the meat into the zip lock bag, close tightly and shake to insure the meat is completely covered by the marinade. Allow the meat to sit in the marinade at least one hour. Meat can marinate over night if you prefer. Remove the meat from the bag and discard the marinade. Cut the peppers lengthwise and remove the seeds, membrane and stems. Cut the peppers into strips. Put one strip of pepper on each piece of bacon. Put one cube of meat on top of each pepper strip. Add another pepper strip on top. Wrap the bacon completely around each piece and secure with a toothpick. Heat grill to medium hot or if using coals place coals in the center of the grill and when the coals burn down to a slight gray spread in a single layer. Cook 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes to insure they are cooked on all sides. When done the bacon should be crisp and the juices from the chicken should run clear. When working with jalapeno peppers if possible wear gloves.  Never touch your face or eyes until you have washed your hands thoroughly.

Summer Grilling Recipes #2. Simple Oysters in the Shell

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Summer Grilling Recipes-What You Need for Recipe:

24 oysters in the shell 24 fresh lemon slices Seafood cocktail sauce

summer grilling recipesSummer Grilling Recipes-How to Make Recipe:

Clean each oyster shell top and bottom well. The grill needs to be very hot to cook these. Place the oysters shell and all on the grill. Close the lid. Check every 3 minutes or so and when the shells begin to open remove them from the grill. Carefully open the shell being sure to retain the juice and the oyster in the bottom shell. Squeeze the fresh lemon juice over the top each oyster. Serve with the cocktail sauce. Be careful not to over cook these oysters.  When the shell starts to open you want to remove them immediately.  If cooked to long they will become rubbery.

Summer Grilling Recipes #3. Grilled Meatloaves  

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Summer Grilling Recipes-What You Need for Recipe:

2 lbs lean ground beef 2 onions, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 T. parsley, chopped 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 2 flat metal skewers

summer grilling recipesSummer Grilling Recipes-How to Make Recipe:

Put the ground beef in a food processor. Add the onion, garlic and parsley. Process until mixture becomes smooth. Remove and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the coriander, cumin, salt and pepper to the mixture. With your hands mix all the ingredients together well. Form the mixture into two meatloaves. Run the skewers through the center of each loaf. Heat the grill to medium high. Plut the loaves on the grill and cover. Cook 20 minutes turning over half way through the cooking time. If you like your ground beef a little rarer you can cook these for about 15 minutes.  For more well done meat cook just a little longer.

Summer Grilling Recipes #4. Backyard Cheesy Sausage Rolls

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Summer Grilling Recipes-What You Need for Recipe:

2 C white bread crumbs 1 (8 oz) package Cheddar cheese, shredded 1 onion – chopped 1 T. parsley 1 teaspoon mustard powder 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 T. water 1 ts. salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Olive oil for basting

summer grilling recipesSummer Grilling Recipes-How to Make Recipe:

Put the bread crumbs and cheese in a food processor. Add the onion and parsley and process until a dough forms. Put the mustard, Worcestershire sauce and water in the processor. Process just long enough to mix spices into the dough. Add the salt and pepper and process 10 seconds longer. Remove the dough and split into eight pieces. Form each piece into a roll. Heat grill to medium high. Brush each roll with the olive oil on all sides. Grill 10 min., turning each one over several times for browning on all sides. These little rolls make great appetizers. They can be served with a honey mustard dipping sauce.

Summer Grilling Recipes #5. Chicken Livers with Pomegranate

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Summer Grilling Recipes-What You Need for Recipe:

1/2 C grenadine syrup 4 Tablespoon red wine 2 Tablespoon sugar 2 onions, grated 4 cloves of garlic, minced fine 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon rosemary 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 slices of bacon per wooden skewer 4 chicken livers per wooden skewer 3 button mushrooms per wooden skewer

Summer Grilling Recipes-How to Make Recipe:

In a large mixing bowl combine the syrup, red wine and sugar. Mix until all the sugar has dissolved. Add the onsummer grilling recipesions, garlic, oregano, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. Mix well to incorporate all the ingredients together. Cut each piece of bacon in half. Lay each piece of bacon flat and place one liver on top of each piece. Wrap the bacon slice completely around the liver. Thread the liver onto the wooden skewer. Tread a mushroom onto each skewer and continue alternating back and forth between the livers and mushrooms being sure there are 4 livers and 3 mushrooms on each skewer. Put the pomegranate mixture into a large container with a lid. Put the skewers in the mixture and secure the lid tightly. Turn the container over a few times to insure all the meat is well covered. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Remove skewers from the mixture and discard the mixture. Heat the grill to medium high. Grill each kabob 12 min. turning often. Kabob will be done when the bacon becomes slightly crispy. When summer grilling chicken livers remember they should still remain slightly pink in the center.  Over cooking will make the livers very dry and take away from their flavor.

Summer Grilling Recipes #6. Buttery Lemon Herb Shrimp Bites

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Summer Grilling Recipes-What You Need for Recipe:

8 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted Juice from 1 whole fresh lemon 2 teaspoon rosemary 2 teaspoon thyme 2 teaspoon marjoram 2 teaspoon pepper 4 garlic cloves, minced 20 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined Fresh lemon slices

summer grilling recipesSummer Grilling Recipes-How to Make Recipe:

Mix together in a large bowl the butter, lemon juice, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, pepper and garlic. Pour the mixture into a large zip lock bag. Put the shrimp in the bag and seal tightly. Turn the bag over a few times to make sure the shrimp are covered well with the marinade. Allow the shrimp to marinate at room temperature for 1 hour. Remove the shrimp and discard the marinade. Run the shrimp on a wooden skewer. Heat the grill to medium high. Cook the shrimp about 6 min. turning over after 4 min. Serve with a fresh slice of lemon. Summer grilling with a skewer can make for faster grilling and tasty meats.  Bamboo skewers are great for grilling seafood but should be soaked in water for 30 min. to keep them from burning on the grill.

Summer Grilling Recipes #7. Lemon and Fennel Marinated Bass

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Summer Grilling Recipes-What You Need for Recipe:

6 T. olive oil Juice of a fresh lemon Zest of a fresh lemon, grated 1 T. fennel seed, crushed 2 T. fennel, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 t. salt 1/4 t. pepper 2 (2 lbs each) bass 2 fennel bulbs, sliced 1 T. brandy, optional

summer grilling recipesSummer Grilling Recipes-How to Make Recipe:

Stir together in a large mixing bowl the oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, fennel seed, fennel and garlic. Put the fish in a shallow container that has a lid. Score the fish four times on both sides. Pour the lemon mixture over the top of the fish. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Remove the fish from the marinade and discard the marinade. Mix the salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Sprinkle each piece of fish with the salt and pepper mixture. Put a slice of fennel bulb in each scored area on the fish. Heat the grill to high. Grill the fish 12 minutes turning after 7 min. Remove the fish and place on a heatproof dish. Pour the brandy over the fish. Light the brandy and allow it burn out. Serve with fresh lemon slices. This dish not only tastes good but is fun to cook.  Lighting the brandy removes the alcohol content and gives your dish a flare.

Summer Grilling Recipes #8. Little Lamb Kabobs 

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Summer Grilling Recipes-What You Need for Recipe:

1 3/4 lbs lamb, cut in 1 inch cubes 3 zucchini, cut in 1/4 inch rounds Olive oil 4 small tomatoes, cut into quarters 1 T. parsley Metal skewers

summer grilling recipesSummer Grilling Recipes-How to Make Recipe:

Brush each piece of lamb with some olive oil. Brush each piece of zucchini with olive oil. Place a piece of tomato on the skewer. Follow with a piece of lamb and then a piece of zucchini. Continue to alternate ending with a piece of lamb. Heat grill to medium high. Grill kabobs 12 min. turning often. Sprinkle with parsley before serving. When using lamb in shish kabobs the best meat to use is from the shoulder joint.  Be sure to cut away any fat.  This will ensure less flare ups while the meat is cooking.

Summer Grilling Recipes #9. Buttery Cornish Hens

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Summer Grilling Recipes-What You Need for Recipe:

4 (1 1/2 lb each) Cornish hens 1 t. salt 1/2 t. pepper 10 T.butter, softened 1 T. tarragon 1 T. rosemary

summer grilling recipesSummer Grilling Recipes-How to Make Recipe:

Cut the hens along both sides of the backbone. Remove the bone and discard. Lay the hen flat and secure it with two wooden skewers placed in the sides straight through the hen. Put the softened butter in a large mixing bowl. Gently mix in the salt, pepper, tarragon and rosemary. Loosen the skin around the breast and thighs of each hen. Plut 1 TBSP of the herb butter mixture underneath the skin. Melt the remaining herb butter mixture. Brush each hen with the remaining herb butter mixture reserving a little for basting during cooking. Heat grill to medium high. Grill hens covered for 25 min. basting when needed. The outside of the hens should be crispy and golden brown when done. Placing a small amount of herb butter under the skin not only gives the actual meat flavor but will help to keep your Cornish hen moist all the way through.

Summer Grilling Recipes #10. Divine Meatballs with Dipping Sauce

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Summer Grilling Recipes-What You Need for Recipe:

2 T. vegetable oil 1 C yellow onion, chopped fine 1 garlic clove, minced 1 T. curry powder 1 t. cumin, ground 1 t. ginger 1 (28 oz.) can plum tomatoes and juice 1 T. light brown sugar, packed firm 2 t. salt, divided 1 t. pepper, divided 6 T. bread crumbs, fine 1/2 C cold water 2 large eggs 2 lbs ground lamb 2 T. jalapeno peppers, minced 2 green peppers, cleaned and cut into 1 inch pieces

summer grilling recipesSummer Grilling Recipes-How to Make Recipe:

Put the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot add the onion and cook 5 min. or until light brown. Stir in the garlic and allow cooking 1 minute. Add the curry powder, cumin and ginger and stir well and cook one min. Split mixture in half reserving one half for dipping. Place the tomatoes and juice in a blender and puree. Pour the tomato puree into the onion mixture left in the skillet. Add the brown sugar, 1 tsp. salt and ½ tsp. of pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 30 minutes or until mixture become thick. Stir together the bread crumbs and the cold water together in a large mixing bowl. Allow mixture to stand 5 min. Gently stir in the eggs until well blended. Add the lamb, the jalapeno peppers and the reserved onion mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tsp. of salt and ½ tsp. pepper. Mix together with your hands until all ingredients are blended together. Form into meatballs, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes. Place the meatballs and green pepper slices alternating back forth on the skewers. Brush with vegetable oil and cook over medium high heat 8 min. turning once. Reheat sauce and serve as a dipping sauce with the meatballs.

Summer Grilling Recipes #11. Grilled Mustard Chops

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Summer Grilling Recipes-What You Need for Recipe:

1 t. dry mustard 1 t. celery seed 1 t. thyme 1/2 t. salt 1/4 t. pepper 1/4 t. cayenne 4 bone in pork chops, 1 inch thick

summer grilling recipesSummer Grilling Recipes-How to Make Recipe:

Mix the dry mustard, celery seed, thyme, salt, pepper and cayenne together in a small mixing bowl. Rub each of the chops on both sides with the spice mixture. Allow the chops to set at room temperature about 25 min. Place the grill on high temperature. Sear the chops 4 minutes turning once during cooking. Lower the heat to medium temperature on the grill. Continue cooking the chops 8 minutes or until the juices run clear. When placing a rub on meat always be sure to press the rub into the meat with your fingertips.  This will insure the flavor of the rub can be tasted in each and every bite.

Summer Grilling Recipes #12. A Sunday Brunch Delight

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Summer Recipes-What You Need for Recipe:

1 T. chili powder 1 t. oregano 1 t. light brown sugar 1/2 t. cayenne 1/4 t. pepper 1 2 1/2 lb center cut ham steak about 1 1/2 inches thick 1 T. unsalted butter, melted

summer grilling recipesSummer Grilling Recipes-How to Make Recipe:

In a small bowl blend together the chili powder, oregano, brown sugar, cayenne and pepper. Brush both sides of the ham steak with the melted butter. Sprinkle both sides with the chili powder mixture being sure to press into the meat. Heat grill to medium temperature. Grilled 13 min. turning once during cooking time. Add some scrambled eggs and fried potatoes for the perfect Sunday morning brunch.  Always be sure when grilling a ham steak that it’s a least 1 inch thick. This will insure that the outside becomes crispy without drying out the center of the meat.

Summer Grilling Recipes #13. Football Brats & Sauerkraut

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Summer Recipes Grilled-What You Need for Recipe:

8 bratwursts 1 (12 oz) can of beer 1 onion, chopped 2 TBSP vegetable oil 1 lb sauerkraut, drained well 2 TBSP sugar 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. red pepper flakes 8 (10 in) tortillas 8 TBSP Dijon mustard 8 slices smoked Swiss cheese

summer grilling recipesSummer Grilling Recipes-How to Make Recipe:

Pour the beer into a large pan and place on medium high heat. Add the bratwurst and bring to a rapid boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 15 min. Remove from the heat and allow the bratwurst to lie in the beer until cooled. Place the vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook 6 minutes or until just beginning to brown. Stir in the sauerkraut, sugar, salt and red pepper flakes and cook 5 more minutes. Heat the grill to medium high temperature. Place the bratwurst on the grill and cook 8 minutes, turning often to cook all sides. Spread some of the sauerkraut mixture down the middle of each tortilla. Place two halves of the bratwurst on top of the sauerkraut. Spread the bratwurst with the mustard and add a slice of cheese. Fold the tortilla over the cheese and fold the bottom and tops in to close. Over medium heat grill the tortilla 3 minutes per side until toasted and the cheese is melted. These are great to make for a tailgate party.  Mix all your ingredients together, grab the grill, and be on your way.  They will be such a hit that you’ll be asked to double the quantity next time around.

Summer Grilling Recipes #14.Finger Lickin’ Apple Cider Ribs

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Summer Recipes Grilled-What You Need for Recipe:

2 C apple cider 1/2 C shallots, minced 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1/4 C ketchup 2 TBSP white wine vinegar 2 TBSP tomato paste 1 TBSP dark brown sugar 1/2 t. salt 1/4 t. pepper 3 slabs (4 lbs) baby back ribs Salt and pepper to season ribs

summer grilling recipesSummer Recipes Grilling-How to Make Recipe:

Place the apple cider, shallots and jalapeno pepper into a large saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and continue boiling 15 min. until only 1 C of the liquid is left. Add the ketchup, vinegar, tomato paste, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Return to a boil and when boiling rapidly remove from heat. Allow the ribs to stand at room temperature 20 minutes. Rub the ribs with the additional salt and pepper. Heat the grill to medium high. Place rib side down over indirect heat. Grilled about 1 hour or until the meat is very tender and starting to pull away from the bone. Baste the ribs with the apple cider mixture frequently but stop basting about 15 minutes before the ribs are done. Allow the ribs to stand 15 minutes before eating. If you like your ribs a little crispy place them over direct heat meat side down for 15 min. or so.  Then move them to the indirect heat rib side down until cook through.

Summer Grilling Recipes #15. Not Your Everyday Corned Beef Reuben

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Summer Recipes Grilled-What You Need for Recipe:

1/4 C ketchup 1/4 C mayonnaise 2 TBSP lemon juice 1 TBSP sugar 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce 1 t. celery seed 1/2 t. paprika 1/4 t. cayenne 3 C cabbage, shredded 1 small yellow onion, chopped fine 1/4 C mayonnaise 2 t. white wine vinegar 1 TBSP sugar 1 t. salt Corned beef (1 1/2 lb) sliced thin 12 slices rye bread 1 stick unsalted butter 6 slices Swiss cheese

summer grilling recipesSummer Recipes Grilling-How to Make Recipe:

Place the ketchup, 1/4 C mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar and Worcestershire sauce in a mixing bowl and whisk being sure the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the celery seed, paprika and cayenne, stir until mixed well and set aside. Place the cabbage and onion in a large bowl and toss. In a separate bowl whisk the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and salt together. Pour the mixture over the cabbage and onions and stir well. Heat the grill to medium high. Place the slices of corned beef on the grill and cook 30 seconds or just long enough to heat them through. Butter one side of each piece of rye bread. Spread the dressing mixture on the other side of each slice of bread. Place a slice of cheese on 6 pieces of the bread on the dressing side. Place all the bread slices on the grill butter side down and toast about 45 seconds or until lightly brown and the cheese is just beginning to melt. Place the corn beef slices on top of the cheese. Add the cabbage mixture and top with the other slice of bread. This is not your typical Reuben sandwich.  The combination of these ingredients together will keep them coming back for more.

Summer Grilling Recipes #16. Bacon Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

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Summer Recipes Grilled-What You Need for Recipe:

4 slices of bacon cut into 1 in squares 1 small yellow onion, chopped fine and divided 1/4 lb button mushrooms, chopped fine 2 t. garlic, minced and divided 1 1/2 lbs ground chuck 1 t. ground Italian parsley 1 t. salt 1 t. Worcestershire sauce 1/2 t. pepper 1/2 t. cumin 1/2 tsp dry mustard 1 TBSP olive oil + extra for brushing meat 1/2 C dry red wine 2 TBSP red wine vinegar 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce 2 TBSP tomato paste 1 t. paprika 1 t. light brown sugar Tabasco sauce 8 large lettuce leaves

summer grilling recipesSummer Recipes Grilling-How to Make Recipe:

Place the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook 6 minutes or until the bacon is cooked through but not crispy, drain well. Add 1/2 of the onion to the skillet and sauté 5 minutes or just until soft. Add the mushrooms and 1 tsp. garlic and continue cooking 5 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool about 10 minutes then place in a large mixing bowl. Add the bacon, ground chuck, parsley, salt, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, cumin and dry mustard. Using your hands mix the ingredients together well. Form eight 4 inch rolls and place the rolls on a platter. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Place 1 TBSP of oil into a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the remaining onion and cook 5 minutes or just until the onion begins to soften. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute stirring occasionally. Pour in the wine and vinegar and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, paprika and brown sugar. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken stirring often. Add as much Tabasco sauce as you like and stir well. Lightly brush the meat rolls with the remaining olive oil. Heat grill to high and cook the rolls 8 minutes turning them ¼ turn every two minutes. Place the cooked meat rolls on a lettuce leaf. Cover with the tomato sauce and roll the lettuce leaf around the meat. Secure with a toothpick and serve immediately. These are not only delicious, but they are fun to eat.  The Tabasco sauce gives the sauce a hot and spicy flavor and brings out the flavor of the meat with each bite.

Summer Grilling Recipes #17. Spicy Salsa Chicken Drummers

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Summer Recipes Grilled-What You Need for Recipe:

1 C hot salsa 1/4 C orange juice 1 TBSP lime juice 1 TBSP Italian Parsley 1 TBSP light brown sugar 1 TBSP olive oil + extra for brushing meat 1 tsp orange zest, grated 1 tsp oregano 1/4 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp pepper 4 (8 oz) chicken legs

summer grilling recipesSummer Recipes Grilling-How to Make Recipe:

Combine the salsa, orange and lemon juice, parsley, brown sugar, olive oil, orange zest, oregano, cumin and pepper in a food processor. Process until the mixture becomes smooth. Place the chicken legs in a shallow container with a lid. Pour the salsa mixture over the chicken legs. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours turning the container every so often to make sure the marinade covers the chicken completely. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Place the marinade into a saucepan, bring to a rapid boil and cook 1 minute. Brush the chicken legs with the extra olive oil. Heat the grill to medium heat. Place the chicken legs over the direct heat and grill 10 minutes turning once. Remove the chicken legs to the indirect heat and continue cooking 40 minutes or until juices run clear. The last 15 minutes of cooking baste the legs with the leftover marinade. This meat is great served with a fruit salad.

Summer Grilling Recipes #18. Mint Chicken Grillers

mint leaves Courtesy of mignonesia.blogspot.com

Summer Recipes Grilled-What You Need for Recipe:

1/3 C fresh mint, coarsely chopped 1/4 C + 2 TBSP olive oil 1/4 C lemon juice 1 TBSP garlic, coarsely chopped 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp pepper 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless 2 TBSP unsalted butter 1 small yellow onion, chopped fine 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded and chopped fine 1/4 C Dijon mustard 2 TBSP honey

summer grilling recipesSummer Recipes Grilling-How to Make Recipe:

In a large mixing bowl whisk together the mint, 1/4 C olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Place the chicken breasts in a large zip lock bag. Add the mint mixture and seal tightly. Turn the bag a few times to be sure the mint mixture covers the chicken. Refrigerate one hour. Place the 2 TBSP of olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the butter and heat until the butter is completely melted. Add the onion and jalapenos and cook 4 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Remove from the heat and stir in the mustard and the honey. Heat the grill to medium high. Cook the chicken breasts 8 minutes turning once. Baste the chicken with the mustard sauce and continue grilling 5 more minutes or until the juice runs clear. Keeping the lid closed on your grill will insure your meat will be cooked fast, evenly and without flare ups.

Summer Grilling Recipes #19. Asian Herb Chicken Dippers 

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Summer Recipes Grilled-What You Need for Recipe:

1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. onion powder 1 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp lemongrass 1/2 tsp basil 1/2 tsp thyme 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/8 tsp cayenne 1/4 C canola oil 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless and cut into 1 in chunks 1/2 C soy sauce 2 TBSP lemon juice 2 TBSP rice vinegar 1 TBSP green onion, green cut away and minced 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

summer grilling recipesSummer Recipes Grilling-How to Make Recipe:

Stir together the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cumin, lemongrass, basil, thyme, salt, pepper and cayenne in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add the canola oil and whisk as you add to be sure the spices do not clump together. Place the cut up chicken pieces in the bowl with the spices. Toss to cover completely. Cover the bowl and refrigerate 1 hour. Turn the grill to medium temperature. Place the chicken chunks on a bamboo skewer. Grill 6 minutes, turn over and grill an addition 5 minutes. In a small bowl stir together the soy sauce, lemon juice, vinegar, green onion and red pepper flakes. Use the sauce for dipping. If the dipping sauce seems too thick for your liking add a couple tsp of water.  Be sure to stir well so the water doesn’t rest on the top.

Summer Grilling Recipes #20. BBQ Leg Quarters Home Style

grilled chicken Courtesy of myrecipes.com

Summer Recipes Grilled-What You Need for Recipe:

1/4 C ketchup 2 TBSP Dijon mustard 2 TBSP honey 2 TBSP cider vinegar 2 TBSP canola oil 1 TBSP dark brown sugar 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp. dry mustard 1 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. onion powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cayenne 4 chicken leg quarters

summer grilling recipesSummer Recipes Grilling-How to Make Recipe:

Place the ketchup, Dijon mustard, honey, vinegar and oil in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the brown sugar until dissolved. Add the Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, paprika, garlic and onion powders, salt and cayenne. Whisk to thoroughly blend the flavors together. Place the leg quarters in a large zip lock bag. Add the marinade. Release as much air as possible from the bag and seal. Place in the refrigerator at least 4 hours being sure to turn often. Remove the chicken and discard the marinade. Heat the grill to medium temperature. Grill the leg quarters bone side down on indirect heat about 40 minutes. Chicken is cooked through when the juices run clear. For a crisper chicken place the leg quarters skin side down on direct heat for the last 10 minutes of the grilling time.

Summer Grilling Recipes #21. Mushroom Ham Snackeroos

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Summer Recipes Grilled-What You Need for Recipe:

12 button mushroom caps, 1 1/2 inch in diameter 12 slices of Swiss cheese 12 slices of cooked ham 12 pineapple chunks, fresh or canned Olive oil 3/4 tsp chili powder 1/4 tsp salt

summer grilling recipesSummer Recipes Grilling-How to Make Recipe:

Cut the stems for the mushrooms. Cut off the top of the caps so that the mushrooms are approximately 1/2 inch thick. Lay the mushrooms flat side down. Fold a slice of cheese to fit the mushroom and place it on top of the mushroom. Fold a slice of ham to fit the mushroom and place it on top of the cheese. Place a pineapple chunk on top of the ham. Secure together with a toothpick. Continue with all 12 mushrooms. Brush the bottoms of each mushroom with the olive oil. Mix the chili powder and salt together in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the tops of the stackers. Turn the grill to medium temperature. Place the mushrooms on the grill standing up with only the mushroom touching the grate. Grill 4 minutes being sure the cheese is beginning to melt and the mushrooms are slightly charred on the bottom. Any type of meat and cheese will work with these snackers.  They are a great beginning to the perfect meal.

Summer Grilling Recipes #22. Balsamic Glazed Grilled Scallops

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Summer Recipes Grilled-What You Need for Recipe:

1 C balsamic vinegar 20 (1 oz each) scallops Olive oil Pepper to taste

summer grilling recipesSummer Recipes Grilling-How to Make Recipe:

Place the vinegar in a saucepan over high heat. Bring the vinegar to a boil then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for approximately 3 min. You will want to reduce the vinegar to about 3 TBSP and the vinegar will begin to glaze on the bottom of the pan. Do not over cook or the vinegar will burn. Remove and allow to cool to room temperature. Place the scallops on skewers 4 to each skewer. Brush the scallops with the olive oil and sprinkle with pepper to taste. Heat the grill to high temperature. Grill the scallops 4 minutes turning once. Scallops are done when opaque in the center. Remove from the grill and drizzle with the glaze. These little treats make a great appetizer.  Keep an eye on that glaze as it simmers. If cooked to long the vinegar will begin to burn.  By tipping the saucepan you can see the glaze start to form as the vinegar simmers.

Summer Grilling Recipes #23. Crabby Patties

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Summer Recipes Grilled-What You Need for Recipe:

12 oz of fresh, frozen or canned cooked crabmeat 3/4 C plain bread crumbs 1/2 C red bell pepper, chopped fine 4 green onions, chopped fine (white part only) 3 TBSP mayonnaise 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper Vegetable oil

summer grilling recipesGrilling-How to Make Recipe:

Flake the crabmeat with a fork in a mixing bowl. Be sure to remove any shell or cartilage. Add the bread crumbs, red bell pepper and onions. Toss to combine. Stir in the mayonnaise, mustard, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Shape the crab mixture into eight patties about 3/4 inch thick. Cover the patties with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Lightly brush all sides of the crab patties with the vegetable oil. Turn the grill to high. Grilling the crab patties 8 minutes turning once during grilling time. Serve with a lemon wedge. Be sure to refrigerate these before cooking. The cold will help to hold the patties together during cooking time.  Use a large spatula to keep from breaking the patties while turning.

Summer Grilling Recipes #24. Cowboy Hungry Man Fire Steaks

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Summer Recipes Grilled-What You Need for Recipe:

1 TBSP crushed peppercorn 1 tsp + 1 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp light brown sugar 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp + 1 tsp onion powder 1/2 C ketchup 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce 1 TBSP red wine vinegar 1 TBSP dark brown sugar 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 C water 4 (3/4 lb) rib eye steaks (1 inch thick) Olive oil

summer grilling recipesSummer Recipes Grilling-How to Make Recipe:

Mix the peppercorns, 1 tsp chili powder, salt, light brown sugar, garlic powder and 1/4 tsp onion powder together well in a mixing bowl. Let the steaks stand at room temperature 30 minutes prior to grilling. Coat both sides of the steak with the peppercorn mixture being sure to press into the meat. Brush both sides of the steaks with the olive oil. Turn the grill to high temperature. Grilling the steaks 12 min. for medium turning once during grilling time. Allow steaks to rest 10 minutes before serving. In a saucepan over low heat simmer together the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, wine vinegar, dark brown sugar, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp onion powder, pepper and water. Allow to simmer 10 minutes being sure to stir often to insure the brown sugar dissolves completely. Pour the sauce over the steaks before serving or use as a dip on the side. Using kosher salt will insure that the salt cooks into the food instead of being washed away by the juices as would regular table salt.  If you would like to use regular table salt reduce the amount by half.

Summer Grilling Recipes #25. Premium Steak Tacos 

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Summer Recipes Grilled-What You Need for Recipe:

3 TBSP olive oil 1 TBSP chili powder 1 TBSP cumin 2 tsp cracked black peppercorns 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp oregano 1 (2 lb) flank steak about 3/4 inch thick 8 (8 in) flour tortillas 2 C Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 4 C lettuce, shredded 2 C chunky salsa 1 C sour cream

summer grilling recipesSummer Recipes Grilling-How to Make Recipe:

In a small bowl stir together the olive oil, chili powder, cumin peppercorns, garlic powder and oregano. Remove any fat from the steak. Place the olive oil rub on both sides of the steak being sure to press it into the meat with your fingertips. Place the steak in a zip lock bag and seal. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Allow the steak to stand at room temperature at least 20 minutes. Turn the grill to high. Grilling the steak 12 minutes for medium turning once while grilling. Remove the steak and allow to rest 10 to 15 minutes. Cut the steak into strips. Wrap the tortillas in aluminum foil and place on the grill. Warm the tortillas for 2 minutes. Remove and place on a flat surface. Layers steak strips down the middle of each tortilla. Top with the cheese, lettuce and salsa. Add a dollop of sour cream on top. Fold the sides of the tortilla over to form a taco. Serve immediately. Warming the tortillas in aluminum foil will keep the tortillas from toasting.  For toasted tortillas place them directly on the grill grate for about 15 seconds, flip and toast the other side for 10 seconds longer.

Summer Grilling Recipe #26. Rib Roast with Gusto Mucho

 rib roast Courtesy of aidamollenkamp.com

Summer Recipes Grilled-What You Need for Recipe:

2 TBSP black peppercorns, crushed 1 TBSP mustard seed, crushed 3 TBSP paprika 2 TBSP light brown sugar 2 TBSP kosher salt 1 TBSP garlic powder 1 tsp cayenne 1 (10 lb) rib roast, boneless 1/4 C Worcestershire sauce

summer grilling recipesSummer Recipes Grilling-How to Make Recipe:

Toss together the peppercorns, mustard seed, paprika, brown sugar, salt, garlic powder and cayenne in a large mixing bowl Brush the roast with Worcestershire sauce on all sides. Rub the peppercorn mixture over the roast. Cover the roast with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Allow the roast to stand at room temperature for 40 minutes before grilling. Turn the grill to medium. Grilling the roast over indirect heat for 3 hours for medium 2 hours for medium rate. The internal temperature of the roast should reach 135 degrees when completely cooked. Cover the roast loosely with foil and allow to rest 30 minutes before slicing. A large piece of meat when cold allows any juices to thicken.  By allowing the meat to stand at room temperature the juices warm up and will allow for the flavor to flow throughout the meat while grilling.  A large piece of meat needs to rest after grilling to allow the internal temperature to rise slightly before serving.

Summer Grilling Recipes #27. Plum & Sesame Tenderloin

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Summer Recipes Grilled-What You Need for Recipe:

1/4 C orange juice 2 TBSP soy sauce 1 TBSP sesame oil + extra to brush meat 1 TBSP orange zest, grated 1 TBSP ginger 2 teaspoon chili peppers, minced 2 tsp garlic, minced 1 (4 lb) beef tenderloin 4 plums, pitted and quartered 1 C pineapple juice 1/4 C dry sherry 1/4 C dark brown sugar, firmly packed 2 TBSP red wine vinegar 2 TBSP soy sauce 1 teaspoon mustard powder Kosher salt

summer grilling recipesSummer Recipes Grilling-How to Make Recipe:

Pour the orange juice, soy sauce and 1 TBSP sesame oil into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the orange zest, ginger, chili peppers and garlic mixing well. Place the tenderloin in a zip lock bag and pour the marinade into the bag. Seal and turn several times to coat the meat and place in the refrigerator overnight. In a large saucepan over high heat bring the plums, pineapple juice, sherry, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and mustard powder to a rapid boil. Place the heat on low and allow to simmer about 45 minutes or until the plums are falling apart. Sauce will also thicken while simmering. Remove the plum skins from the mixture and allow to cook until you only have 1 C of liquid left about 10 min. Allow the tenderloin to stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Brush the tenderloin with the remaining sesame oil and sprinkle with the salt. Turn the grill to medium heat. Grilling the tenderloin over direct heat for 20 minutes turning every 5 minutes. Place over indirect heat and continue to grill 25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 135 degrees. Baste the tenderloin with the plum sauce occasionally and turn after each basting. Allow the tenderloin to rest 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

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coverThe Ultimate Feeder Frock Nursing Cover Story…

 

An ultimate nursing cover design has been my quest all along. But, it takes the experience, feedback from customers, and the constant push for product improvement that leads you to an ultimate solution.  

 

It really does have to evolve on its own.  I wish I had thought of The Ultimate Feeder Frock nursing cover from the get go, but it just doesn’t work that way.

 

First, we weren’t even designers or sewers that we knew of, but we both had some experience in business.  How in the world did we go from there to here?  It’s quite strange to look back at it now.

 

If you were there with us at the Pumpkin Patch with our sister-in-law, struggling to breastfeed her baby infant while chasing her toddler, and hear us declare we were going to create something to fix that for Moms, you’d say, “Yah, sure you will.”  

 

coversBut we did!

 

I discovered my design skills by seeing shapes and patterns that fit together at a very late age, building giant-dry slab rock walls. The greater challenge was to take those skills, and apply them to fabric and sewing.  

 

It was quite different, and quite rough and sloppy at first, but like with anything, if you practice, you can make perfect:) Or at least as close as you can to ultimate perfection.

 

I’ll fast forward now from the initial and numerous prototypes of our nursing cover, to adding over 10 styles of our Feeder Frock, our signature front deep pocket, from just a FRONT cover for Moms who prefer that, to now our 2 in 1  Feeder Frock nursing covers with front coverage when you need it, and full coverage when you want it…

 

All-In-One ULTIMATE Nursing Cover style.  

 

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We always stuck to our goal of offering the most style and function we could possibly think of and create, and by doing that we were able to accomplish our Ultimate Feeder Frock nursing cover design idea evolution. It’s been quite the journey.

 

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Thanks for reading our story!

 

Courtney & Betina~LaDy LaDuke

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