Category BBQ & Grilling

Maple Glazed Salmon

My husband does not like salmon but I sure do. The best part about this recipe is that it is quick and you can baste your salmon and through it in the oven while you prep other food. This came out lightly sweetened with just the right about of seasoning. You could still taste the fish but if gave a since of Hawaiian flare. It just needed some grilled pineapple. Next time!
4 skin-on salmon fillet...
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Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce

My husband loves Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce from TGIF. He’s gone there maybe 2 times but swears it is the best. I am going to attempt a few different recipes using Jack Daniel’s Whiskey. This first one is a little spicy due to the pepper and garlic. And not so sweet like some of the other sauces because there is no brown sugar. I also did a taste test against the bottled Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce...

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Rosemary Garlic Steak Rub

Are you looking for an easy marinade for your steaks? Try this simple recipe that is quick, easy, and delicious.


4 Ribeye steaks or New York Strips (about 1/4-inch thick)

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons of fresh minced rosemary

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon cracked black peppercorns

1 teaspoon course table salt or kosher salt


In a baking dish, combine olive oil,...

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BBQ Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno & Cream Cheese Shrimp



For my birthday we headed to the local pub in Big Bear Lake called Murray’s Saloon & Eatery. Two guys were at the table next to use so we started chatting. They swore by the food menu. James ordered Ahi Tuna which was amazing and I ordered bacon wrapped shrimp. I put a reminder in my phone to recreate those bacon wrapped shrimp as soon as I got home.  I bought the largest sh...
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Grilled Halibut With Garlic, White Wine & Butter Sauce

We were in Big Bear for the weekend and my husband ordered red snapper with garlic butter at the restaurant Saturday night. The server apologized, said they were out of snapper but they had halibut. He got it anyway. I felt bad that he didn’t get his snapper so I grilled up this delicious, succulent garlic white wine/butter sauce and made shrimp, halibut, and red snapper...
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Restaurant Style Peppercorn Sauce

My husband loves peppercorn sauce! His favorite is the New York strip from Sycamore Inn, Rancho Cucamonga that comes with a homemade peppercorn sauce. I’m on a mission to find the perfect one to make at home. He loved this recipe! More photos towards the bottom of the recipe. Enjoy!



4 thick filet mignon steaks, fat trimmed off optional

Olive Oil

Salt & crushed peppercorns

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Alice Springs Chicken

I used to work at Outback Steakhouse and guests would always order the Alice Springs Chicken. “Grilled chicken breast and bacon smothered in mushrooms, melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses, with honey mustard sauce.” This never appealed to me but marrying a man who loves chicken and bacon, I knew he would enjoy this dish.
Honey Mustard Marinade:

1/2 cup Grey Poupon Dijon mustard

1/2 cup h...
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Grilling BBQ Pizza

My husband never cooks. When I say never, I really mean “Never!” He has cooked one time since I’ve known him and burned the frozen hamburger patties on the BBQ. I think it may have been intentional. I do love cooking so I don’t mind that he doesn’t cook. He actually came up with this idea of grilling our own pizzas...
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Grandma’s BBQ Sauce

1 medium red or white onion, diced – estimate 1.5 cups
2 tablespoons of butter
Salt & Pepper
4 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of white vinegar
1 tablespoon, molasses
1 cup catsup
1 cup water
In a medium pan, add in diced onions and butter, cook on medium until browned. About 15 minutes.
Add a pinch or two of salt and pepper.
Add in the remaining ingredients and cook on l...
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Zaatar Rub “The Everything Seasoning”

Here’s an easy, savory-tart rub that’s great as a seasoning for Grilled Meatball, Halloumi, and Baby Squash Skewers or to use with grilled chicken breasts, lamb chops, steak, or veggies (just brush them first with oil, then coat with the rub). I also add it to my turkey burgers, turkey stir-fry, and many other things! Use your imagination.
·         1 pound of Ground Lamb
·  ...
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