Posts Tagged“grilling”

grilling corn in the husk

One of my summer favorites: Fresh corn grilled in the husk. Grilling corn is easy to do, and can make for a rich and sweet flavored corn on the cob, in comparison to boiling. Boiling corn zaps some of its natural flavor away. How do you normally eat corn? I’m guessing you use butter and salt to flavor your corn after it’s finished boiling in water. Well forget that method, let the natural sugars in the husk steam cook your corn for a tastier, healthier alternative. Here’s how:

While in my backyard yesterday evening, I couldn’t help but breathe in the inviting aroma of my neighbor’s barbecue. The scent of my neighbor’s cooking put me in the mood for summer grilling. Bring on the ribs!

There are many way to cook ribs and even more recommendations for spices and sauces. This tasty recipe (named after the son of our Senior Director of eCommerce) will surely please a crowd.  Remember to start your rib preparation early, it’s better not to rush the process. Happy grilling…

Servings: 10-15 servings
Prep Time:
Spice Rub: 10 minutes
Ribs refrigerated: 8 hours
Ribs Cooking: 6 hours

Summer’s around the corner, and it’s a great time to start thinking about outdoor entertaining. Here are some quick ideas to help you create that perfect party.

1) Host a potluck-themed event and prepare foods in advance, as much as possible. It will save time and work!

2) Clean your yard and make sure there’s enough seating for everyone. Place blankets on the grass for kids.

3) Grill skewers: Grilled vegetables make a great side dish, are easy to prepare ahead of time, and take a few minutes to cook.

4) Keep your guests cool! Consider a portable fan to keep outside during hot summer days.

5) Set out a few yard games to play so your guests have some fun activities to choose from.

6) Create an inviting atmosphere with lights for nighttime. Consider natural bug repellant candles to keep the insects away.

7) Add some color to your table with vibrant dishware. Top it off with an eye-catching centerpiece. Fill up a glass bowl with colorful fruits, such as bright lemons and limes, or fill glass jars with fresh-cut flowers.

8) Don’t forget to relax with your guests and enjoy all your efforts!

Give an ordinary plastic patio set a 15-second makeover! Give an ordinary plastic patio set a 15-second makeover!

After a long winter indoors, we can’t wait to get outside to entertain friends, or relax with a cup of coffee and the Sunday paper. Is your patio ready? Here’s a little help with how to get it in shape for the sunny seasons to come.