Backyard Grilling; The Magic of Summer

We are back today and sharing the love of the grill.  Summertime is just around the corner and that means months of barbecue weather and we are collecting recipes!

A cookout, barbecue, backyard party….whatever your best loved term for it is, is a fav of ours because of pre-prep time.  Most of the work is done the day before or the morning of, leaving the actual “party” time to mingle with your guests, friends, fam and neighbors.  Everyone shows up, puts their food on the table, the kids run off, play together and the fellowship begins.  That’s the magic of summer :)

Bulgogi Style Beef
Bulgogi Style Beef

There are a few sites we at Your Home, visit regularly to find and share the best recipes for you to try and today we have pulled out all the stops.  Chef Barry aka CB (Barry “CB” Martin), of Welcome to the Cookout has a site you will want to visit often.

You Can Grill Bulgogi Style Beef by Chef Barry, Welcome to the Cookout.  This is an exceptionally delicious post by Chef Barry.  The combination of flavors is out of this world and the prep and cook time combined is 15 minutes.  Shopping List;  1 pound Beef, chicken, pork (whatever you want to grill), soy sauce, brown sugar, dark sesame oil, garlic, yellow onions, scallions, toasted sesame seeds, red pepper flakes, fresh ginger and cumin or turmeric.  Read more here….  You can also Follow Chef Barry of Welcome to the Cookout every day on Facebook.

Alida's Kitchen's Balsamic Blueberry Salad.  Delicious!
Alida’s Kitchen’s Balsamic Blueberry Salad. Delicious!

Balsamic Blueberry Salad by Alida’s Kitchen.  Grilling outdoors means salads and there are so many to choose from, pasta, potato, fruit and / or greens.  I have a weakness for fruit in my salad, either dried or fresh and this one caught my eye right away because of the gorgeous colors.  If you are anything like me, extra blueberries are required because many of them get eaten while preparing the food.   :) Shopping List; Baby spinach, arugula, blueberries, cucumber, scallions, feta cheese, fresh ground pepper and Balsamic vinagrette.  This entire site is delightful, if you don’t have time to browse Alida’s Kitchen right now, be sure and bookmark for later.   Full Recipe

Michael Chiarello's Mojito
Michael Chiarello’s Mojito

Mojitos by Michael Chiarello for Cooking Channel TV.  Rum.  Warm weather, sand, palm trees and rum.  Even in the backyard my thoughts turn to a deserted island, a single chair on a beach of white sand and the relaxing sound of waves crashing to the beach.  Summertime simply wouldn’t be complete without it.

A really good Mojito should bring drifts of island dreams to the imagination and this is a great Mojito, using both lemons and limes.    Take a trip to the tropics, with Michael Chiarello’s fantastic cocktail recipe.

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