Thursday, May 1, 2008


Hello again - as promised I'm back with some BLOG CANDY!!!

I'm already over 60,000 hits and I can't believe it....

This is just a small token of my appreciation for all of you stopping by and checking me out!!! Of course I'm loving all your wonderful comments too!!!

During my time being the Featured Stamper and the loss of our Rico boy you guys were just soooo kind and caring and it absolutely meant so much to me and my family!!! Thanks again!!!

Enough of my blah, blah let's get down to some goodies. Here is what one lucky winner will get.

  1. 1 "From the Garden" current Level I Hostess Set.
  2. 1 Board of Flower Chipboard's
  3. 1 Scrapbook (Non SU)
  4. 1 of each 5 /8" Ribbon - Regal Rose, Old Olive, Real Red and - White (non SU)
  5. 1 of each Styled Silver Hardware - Label Holders with Brads and 3 Ribbon Sliders
  6. 2 of each Love Notes Text. Assortment with Envelope
  7. 2 of each Pocket Notes Assortment with Envelope
  8. 2 of each Gift Notes Assortment with Envelopes
  9. Papertrey Ink Tin

Okay - here is what I'm asking of you in order to qualify for these goodies...The Grilling Season has started and I'm always looking for some yummy ideas to make dishes. I would like to know what is your favorite Salad, Dessert or Main Dish when you Grill??? Of course if possible I would like the recipe as well - LOL!!!

You can sent me a link from a cookbook or the recipe itself to my e-mail address

All US, APO and Canada addresses may play!!! I'll pick a WINNER next Wednesday morning around 10:00 am!!!

Have a great day and I'm so looking forward to your ideas!!!


Jess said...

Wow, Silke, you are so generous! I love your cards, you are so talented.
My favorite side dish when grilling: Slice potatoes and onions, season them, add butter or spray, and make a foil packet (by folding in all the edges to make like an envelope all sealed) and then put IT on the grill with whatever you are grilling! SO good!

Janine said...

Hi there... Great goodies.
I make a grilled vegetable orzo salad... Cut into bite size pieces - zucchini, yellow squash, peppers of all colors, red onion and whole cloves of garlic.
Toss with some salt and pepper and a little olive oil and put into a vegetable basket on the grill.
Prepare orzo according to package directions, drain and combine with the grilled vegetables, more olive oil, season to taste and some red chili flakes if you like it hot!!
Fast and easy...

LeAnne said...

Wow, Silke, what nice blog candy! My favorite recipe is grilled veggies--zucchini, onions, peppers, just about anything. Brush them with oil, balsamic vinegar, some Jane's Crazy Salt, and let DH slave over the hot grill for a change!!! I can't leave without mentioning corn on the cob, though!! Wrap in Saran, nuke for 2-3 minutes (I know, it's not grilled!!) and slather in butter, salt & pepper!! Yum Yum!

Keri said...

Wow, great candy to go with a great blog! I am pretty simple when it comes to grilling, meat marinated in Italian dressing (usually homemade concoction), grilled asparagus drizzled w/olive oil and then watermelon and any flavor jello! And no, I don't have kids, I just love jello with a bbq, it somehow just goes. Try it, you'll understand!

Wife2TJ said...

What amazing blog candy! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!!

I LOVE vegetable shish kabobs. Here is a link to a recepie

you can also add steak or chicken or pork, to them as well.

Thanks again for sharing some wonderful blog candy!!! I love your blog and find all your cards wonderful! -Samantha

savitri said...

I love the veggie shish kabobs too. There's no recipe, you just stick baby tomatoes, red/green pepper, onions, mushrooms, zucchini, etc onto a skewer and put it on top of the grill. So easy :D

Or, seven layered salad which you can find at or YUM!!

Great candy!

Denise... said...

Wow...lovely give aways. My favorite thing to grill, besides hamburgers, is grilled vegies...I just use Italian dressing as the marinade. mmmmm. Zucchini, carrots...delicious!

maiahs_momma said...

I think potato salad is a must during the grilling season, and so I sent you my recipe for it via e-mail. Hope you like it :)! Also, thank you so much for this chance at winning some great blog candy.


Deb Neerman said...

Congrats on your blogstone! I love your blog and check-in regularly.

I like to cook fish fillets on the grill. I wrap them in aluminum foil with some sliced veggies: green peppers, zucchini, a slice of two of tomato, sliced onion ... really whatever's layin' around dyin' in the 'fridge.

Just pop the whole shebang on the grill; grill for 20 minutes or so, then serve. But use care when opening up the packies as the escaping steam can lay a serious hurtin' on ya!

Happy grillin'!


Anonymous said...

Love stopping by to see what you have to share!!! My fav is Marinated Chicken my DH makes his own marinate sauce I will e-mail to you. Thanks Kim

Julie_3 said...

Love your last few cards! I want something new so bad! *crossing my fingers in hopes of a new goody*

Ok, my fav is when my dear hubby grills steak and makes his *special* onion..... take a vidalia onion and cut the center out about half way down into the onion and then plop some butter in it with a few shakes of worcestershire sauce and wrap the entire onion in tin foil. Put this on the grill until tender and yummo when the steaks are done this is delicious with them!
You should try this!!!!!I thought his family was nuts when they offered it to me the first time, but it is well worth the weird glances!

Debbie said...

Congratulations on all the HITS...Wow!
If I'm not stampin' I'm cookin' so this is right up my alley!
Last week we marinated chicken with 2 parts bbq sauce, 1 part spicy mustard, & 1 part brown sugar. Marinade at least an hour. Baste chicken with marinade while grilling.
The same marinade is great on pork chops.

Cindy Vernon said...

What great candy! My husband loves sweet potatoes so I slice them up and grill them - just a little olive oil and salt. Yummy!

Shelby said...

Cool! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Not really a salad, dessert, OR main, but one of my favorite things on the grill is vegetables the way my mama made them:
-zucchini, peppers, onions, or whatever veggies you prefer (but that combo is yum!)
-szechwan sauce and worcestershire sauce
-marinate for an hour or so
-toss in a grill basket and enjoy!

Jennifer Engle said...

I love food.... This is one of my all time favorite summer recipes from one of my all time favorite cook books. This is from Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa book. This salad is so simple and fresh tasting, it is perfect for those hot summer days. Lucky for me has it up on their site... Here it is and I hope you enjoy. This really is a fab cook book if you don't have it already.
Fresh Corn Salad:,1977,FOOD_9936_23069,00.html

Mauna said...

My favorite is a marinate to use on chicken or turkey. You can cube the meat, thin slice or whatever. You marinate overnight. It's 2 cups sprite or 7-up and one cup soy sauce. You can add a small amount of garlic or horseradish if you want but I never do. Then just grill. My family loves it.

Mary Dawn said...

my favorite summer salad is so simple!

i call it:

Mediterranean Tomato Salad

2 cups peeled, seeded & diced tomatoes

1 medium diced onion

salt and pepper to taste

garlic to taste (optional)

1 Tbs white vinegar

3 Tbs (or so) Olive Oil

just stir together and chill

it's delish...i love it cold with hot white rice too--make sure the tomatoes are peeled, it doesn't turn out the same if they aren't

enjoy your grill this summer :)

desirée said...

The blog candy looks AMAZING!

And bless you for making me think about summer and grilling - it's still kinda gray and rainy here today, and I'm longing for the warm weather!

AND thinking about grilling and this recipe is making me drool - I hope you try it!

Grilled Pineapple Salad

Amy said...

Ah, you all are making me hungry!

I really like grilled asparagus (with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar) for a side and grilled sweet potato (with butter, brown sugar, and marshmallows) for dessert!

Congratulations on all the hits! Thanks for sharing all the great inspiration and the fabulous blog candy!!!

Anonymous said...

Ok, You HAVE to try this Rice Salad. I'm sending it to your email address! Congratulations on the hits! Your blog ROCKS! Hugs, Jackie

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the hits! One of our favourite things to make on the grill is so simple and delicious! All of our friends and family love it! It's pork tenderloin with a spice rub on it. Simply sprinkle rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper on a cutting board and roll the pork in it. Throw it on the BBQ and you're done! How simple is that!

Kerry J. said...

Awesome blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win! We love grilled pineapple for dessert. Marinate fresh pineapple in a mixture of maple syrup and cinnamon and nutmeg for 30 mins. Then grill and serve over vanilla ice cream! Yum Yum!

Sharon in NE said...

Now your blog candy is much better than anything I can make...but...since you is a favorite of ours: Hawaiian Seafood Kabobs. I'm not a fish lover, but this is wonderful and a great way to stretch 1 lb. of mahi-mahi among 4 people. Here is the link for you to cut and paste. (Its at Kraft food)

peanutbee said...

Wow, girl, you sure are generous with your blog candy...WOW!

Our favorite meal from the grill is very simple:

Filet Mignon with Mccormick Grill Mates "Montreal Steak" seasoning, and Corn on the Cob that is also done on the grill. Just soak the whole corn cob (husk and all) in water, and throw it on the grill on the top rack. It's yummy!

Regan said...

I love grilled veggies I rub them with salt pepper and garlic, then toss them in olive oil..........yummy!!

manybooks said...

Oooh - I am so excited to watch these comments - so yummy! Here is one of my favorite salad recipes - for any time of year. You can make all kinds of substitutions - enjoy! Love your blog candy, too - you are sweet and so talented - I just love your blog! THanks!

manybooks said...

Ooops - I forgot to paste the link to the recipe -

Sara (hiinaz) said...

Congrats on 60,000 hits!! One of my favorite recipes is for Balsamic Roasted Asparagus. It's great on the grill or in the oven. I've sent it to your email but here's a link as well

Anonymous said...


I love your blog and knew I just had to participate this time.

A friend of me told me about a great marinade for steak tips. When grilled, they are just to die for! You mix equal portions of ketchup, Italian dressing and Coke. How easy is that? I use about 1/2 cup each when marinating 1-1 1/2 lbs of steak tips. I often put this together with a yummy salad of mixed greens, rosted walnuts, shredded Monterey Jack cheese and mandarin oranges. A poppyseed ranch dressing tops it off. It's always a hit at our BBQ's!!

Thanks for a great blog and keep it up!


Jennifer D said...

Great blog candy for a great blog! We just pulled the cover off our BBQ yesterday and fired it up for the first time (here in Canada spring tends to takes it's sweet time arriving some years!) I am a chef by trade and I thought I would share my absolute favorite sauce I developed for ribs... take 1/2 cup each ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar, 1/8 cup of Worchestershire sauce, 2 Tbsp minced onion, 1 clove minced garlic, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp ground oregano, 1/2 tsp dried mustard, dash of cayenne pepper, and some black pepper to taste. Mix all together in saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for at least 1/2 an hour or until reduced and thickened. Use to baste ribs (or any other kind of meat) as you are in the final stages of grilling at low heat. The sugar caramelizes on the meat and is soooo great!
Hope this helps!

SmilynStef said...

For us, it's just our favorite sirloin steaks cooked medium rare ... nothing better.

Kay said...

Congratulations on the hits; they are well-deserved! Sweet blog candy, too. My family likes London Broil on the grill. The marinade is not my original recipe, but I've lost track of where I found it many years ago. It's called Bourbon Marinade, and has equal parts bourbon, soy sauce and olive oil, with some dry mustard, red wine vinegar, onion, garlic and ginger. Toss it all in the blender - so easy. I get many requests for the recipe. I'll e-mail the amounts.

~amy~ said...

WOW! You are seriously generous! Let's see...I **LOVE** grilled asparagus!

Michelle Skillicorn said...

Wow - it's making me hungry reading all of these! My absolute favorite is garlic butter shrimp on the grill. Just peel your shrimp and put them on the skewers. Use a garlic press to press out 3 cloves of garlic into a small ramekin. Add 3 Tbl of butter and microwave until the butter is melted. For some odd reason, the garlic will turn a Taken with Teal color, but it's perfectly fine to eat. Just brush the mix onto the shrimp, and they are fabo in my book! Congrats on your 60K!

Pegg S said...

Congrats on all of your hits! I love seeing your beautiful cards! An appetizer I love to make is a cheese ball recipe that my friend uses. I will send to your email address as it it a little long! Can't wait for BBQ season either!

Anonymous said...

great blog..and great blog candy!! I love grilled Salmon..yum yum...I just put a little lime juice, garlic powder salt & Pepper..and a little basil & oregano..ENjoy.

Amy Sheffer said...

Congrats on the hits, Silke!! Favorite thing to grill -- any meat marinated in GrillMates, but some good filet mignon in the Montreal Steak is the best! Serve with roasted veggies over rice - yum, yum. Amazing blog candy, too!

Stampinchic said...

Congrats on all the hits, I love your blog so I definately help that number go up! One of our favorite things to grill is salmon fillets. YUM! All we do is slice up a lemon, spread it out on a piece of tinfoil, put the salmon on top sprinkle with Pampered Chefs lemon herb something seasoning and put on the grill! Delish! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Cat said...

and, i thought i was the only one who grilled asparagus! well, here's how i do it. i soak the asparagus in low-sodium soy sauce. then, wrap it in tin foil and place it on the grill. cook while you cook other items. believe it or not, if it's black it tastes GREAT!

i've just started reading your blog, Silke. LOVE your art. TFS

Linz said...

What a fun question! When we grill fajitas, we always have Mexican salad. Basically it's lettuce, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, Ranch-style/kidney beans, Catalina Dressing. Mix it all together, let it sit in the fridge for 2 hours & before serving at crushed fritos...YUM! Looks gross at first, but SO YUMMY!

Anyhow, I don't care if I win or now- just a major congrats to you, hun!

inkedx2 said...

I love to fix veggies on the grill. Slice onions, yellow squash, and zucchini. Layer in aluminum foil sprinkling each layer with a little italian seasoning and butter. Place on grill and heat until veggies are tender. Be careful when opening the foil as the steam will escape and burn.

Congratulations on the visits!


Theresa said...

What great blog candy. Congrats on 60K!

I like to make baby back ribs by grilling them with a salt/pepper/garlic rub until cooked. Then I put the whole lot in a foil bag with a whole bottle of KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce. Then I put them back on the grill with very low heat for about three hours and they just fall off the bone.

For a side dish, I put cut red potatoes, sliced zucchini and onion in a foil bag or pan and season liberally with salt, pepper and garlic. Then I put a dollop of butter on top and cook until very tender.

For dessert, I like to make cookies on the grill. They bake beautifully on an aluminum cookie sheet. Just be sure your grill is clean or they can pick up the flavor of any meat drippings. I learned that the hard way.

Donelda said...

Congrats on the hits!! what a great blog candy!! Here is the BEST salad you will ever make!

Salad-Spinach, dried cranberries, slivered almonds, toasted.

Dressing-1 tbsp red wine vinegar, 1 tsp olive oil, 1 1/2 tsp white sugar, 1 tsp poppy seeds, 1 tsp seasame seeds, 1/2 tsp paprika

these amounts are just estimates, adjust the sugar or vinegar to suit your taste buds. we use just a little oil in our salad dressings to be healthy!


stampin_melissa said...

When I have DH grillin' us some meat I enjoy having some roasted potatoes. I got this recipe from someone's blog (Jan Tink I THINK).

In a nutshell, wash and cut up your potatoes (red ones are great for this.) put individual portions onto heavy duty aluminum foil, adding approx. 2 TBSP butter, garlic salt, rosemary (I use Italian for my DS). close up foil, rolling edges tight so it won't open or leak. Place on grill until cooked.

TIP: to cut down roasting time I boil my cut up potatoes for about 10 minutes then drain and transfer to foil.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on the great blog traffic!

Our old standby on the grill is what we call "campers". Lay out a piece of heavy foil for each person. Layer on hamburger, a piece of bacon, sliced onion, sliced carrots, and sliced potatoes. Top each layer with salt and pepper to taste, with a dab of butter on top if you dare. Fold up into a packet and grill for about 30 minutes. The fun part is using a marker to write each person's name on their packet. We serve it sans foil and you've got your whole meal in one shot!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 60,000 hits! A recipe we like in the summer when it is too hot to eat (and that goes well with grilled food as well). We call it Pink Stuff. Mix 1 -3 ounce box of jello (dry - strawberry is our fave) with 1 can crushed pineapple, drained, 12 ounces of whipped topping, and 16 ounces of cottage cheese. It mixes up quickly and you can eat it immediately.


Anonymous said...

My favorite is grilled babyback ribs. Boil or bake them, then soak in your favorite BBQ sauce for 30 minutes or so. Throw them on a hot grill and baste with more BBQ sauce. Nothin' better! Really enjoy your creative style, visit your blog regularly. Many thanks for a chance to win your most excellent blog candy! ej

Marisa said...

Congrats on the hits! Love your blog and all the wonderful cards you create :) Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful stuff too!!

My DH is the cook in our family (I mow the lawns...!) and he loves to grill asparagus. He coats it with some olive oil, salt and pepper and then grills it for a few minutes. Remove and then add some lemon juice and parmeasan cheese. It is to die for - spoke by a lady who wasn't an asparagus fan and now is!

Anonymous said...

Whoo hoo! Lovin' the blog candy, my fingers are totally crossed. OK, so last summer when I was pregnant with my third, I couldn't get enough red meat, especially hamburgers. At least once a week, I would make these yummy burgers:

To 1 lb of 10% ground beef, add 1 small onion, chopped as small as you can get it, then a dash of salt and papper and also about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of worcestershire sauce. Mix well and grill til well done. This is a super tasty basic bruger, add all the yummy toppings and enjoy!

~Michelle C

Karen W said...

Love your blog, my recipe for grilling is take chicken and marinate it in Paul Newman's roasted garlic and parmesan dressing for 24 hours, yummy chicken and you will love it!!!
Karen W

Anonymous said...

Firstly the blog candy is completely outrageously amazing. Thanks for the chance to win and boy would I love to win this candy. As far as a recipe I must say my husband does most of the cooking but I do love this Dill Pickle Dip recipe I got from a friend. Its easy and I can even make it.

1 pkg cream cheese
7 medium pickles diced
1/2 brick cheddar cheese shredded
bit of pickle juice (to make the mixture creamy)
Mix - Great with crackers

Brenda M.

Maureen Merritt said...

Love your blog! I just came across it recently and I've stopped by everyday since!
My favorite summer side dish is this super simple tomato salad. Slice tomatoes and red onions, season with pepper and marinate in balsamic vinegar. You must get this ready several hours before serving (it actually tastes better the next day) to let the marinade fully soak in.

Carol said...

Great candy!!!
I love to make a big bowl of cauliflower and broccoli salad. Really easy and so good! I will send you the recipe.
Thanks for the chance to win.

irishchristine said...

We love to make breaded chicken on the barbaque! use some honey mustard or sweet and sour sauce to dip it into. It is fast and easy. It actually taste better grilled then in the oven!

Anonymous said...

Potatoes are our favorite grilled side. Slice potatoes on aluminum foil. Add a generous amount of sliced onion and green pepper. Dot with butter or spray with butter flavored spray. Add seasoned salt and pepper. Wrap up into packet and throw on the grill. Yum

Char said...

Congratulations, silke! You deserve it. Our newest favorite is Grilled Guacamole. It's so, so good. Cooking and baking are my other passions so I'm always on the lookout for fab recipes. Will send to your email as requested. Blessings!

Ruth said...

Well I'm in Australia so I can't _really_ play but I thought I would post anyway to mention that my favourite on the grill (preferably on the BBQ) is seasonal, thick sliced fruit and veg, chargrilled with a bit of grilled Haloumi and some sour dough bread... yum!!!

Carrie said...

Guess my favorite item would be beer can chicken and grilled pineapple - both are so easy to make!! Congrats on all your hits and thanks for the chance to win

Julia Aston said...

Yikes Silke! what a terrific blog candy!!!

my favorite salad is:

mixed greens
chopped walnuts
shredded carrots
crumbled feta cheese
strawberry vinegrete dressing

with grilled salmon - just brush with olive oil - salt and pepper and grill !

congrats on all your hits!! I love coming to your blog every day - your cards are a great inspiration!!

Anonymous said...

Watermelon. The kids can spit the seeds outside and it is so good with anything barbecue.

Kenna said...

We love to marinate boneless chicken breasts in zesty italian dressing for a couple hours and then grill it. It keeps it so juicy and gives just a little extra flavor - all 3 of our kids will actually eat it too.

Nancy said...

Fresh spring greens mixed with apples, craisins, and blue cheese topped with an apple dressing that uses 1/2c apple juice, 1/4c olive oil, 2T honey, 1/4t sea salt, and
2T vinegar.

Monica said...

Now I'm really hungry! One of our favorite salads to have when grilling is a super easy cucumber and tomato salad. I peel my tomatoes and the cukes of course, slice the cukes and "chunk" the tomatoes. Add slivers of sweet onions, Italian seasoning and garlic salt, and Italian dressing to coat. Toss well and serve chilled. This is even better the next day, although in our house there usually isn't any left!

Alyssa said...

Yummy blog candy!! Thanks for the chance! We love to grill steaks from our local butcher shop a lot during the summer, not very exciting. But I love to pair those with a few scallops that I marinate in some crazy concoction that I come up with - usually some olive oil, lemon juice, honey, chile pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Soooo good :) I also like to marinate some fresh asparagus with almost the same - olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and a dash of balsamic vinegar.

JenMarie said...

Oh, YUM, grilling! We're not able to grill at the complex where we live right now but something fun is smores! Just assemble, wrap in foil and plop on the grill!

JenniferL. said...

Well we don't own a grill so we don't grill. However we go to my BIL's and he grills for us. But really we only make hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks, chicken, etc.

Gretchen said...

Awesome blog candy!! Our favorite for grilling is a big slab of Salmon! We marinate it for a few hours (or overnight if you prefer) in:
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup oil

place skin side down on a greased piece of tin foil over medium coals. cook until flakes easily and is opaque.

Even my kids like it!


Robyn :) said...

That is a very generous offer you have there!!!

I haven't done a lot of grilling in the past, but this year my hubby and I plan to do more. The only side dish I have made so far is fried potatoes!!(not on the grill) Really simple -- I used canned potatoes either sliced or diced(or both!!) and fry them in some grease with dried onions. Sometimes I use olive oil, intead of grease, to fry them. More healthy that way.

I think I am going to look through the previous comments for some more ideas!!

Thank you for the blog candy offer -- and the great ideas!!

Robyn S.

Diane said...

I love BBQ season! Our favorite side dish is,We put in foil paper with margarine breen beans,mushrooms and onions.It is oh so good! I double the foil paper so it makes it easier to flip them.
Thanks for the chance at your beautiful candy!!!

mustangsarah said...

Wow, awesome blog candy.
Thank You so much for the awesome blog candy you gave away couple weeks ago.I received it yesterday!!

M Fosco said...

Congratulations on the hits! and thank you for the chance to win this awesome blog candy (I'm keeping my fingers crossed!). I love to bbq (even in winter) and my favorite quick salad is made with 3 cans of beans (I prefer red, pink and white), rinse them well, add 1 jar of sliced roasted red peppers, 1 small can of sliced black olives, 1 finely chopped red onion and italian salad dressing to taste. Mix and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. How easy is that?

jmniffer said...

Super blog candy offerings; I want it all! (Did you peek into my stamp room to see just what was missing?!) No grilling around here just yet, there is still snow in the forecast. When we do grill a must have is unpeeled baby red potatoes cut into chunks with olive oil, salt n pepper and a splash of water wrapped in greased foil. Basic for sure but goes with any meat and the kids love them. Congrats on all your blog hits! jmniffer

Krista said...

What I love on the grill is when my husband fixes the corn on the cob on the grill. No recipe for it, just leave it in the shuck and grill it. Serve with your hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.
Can't think about grilling now, we are in the midst of Derby. I will share a Mint Julep recipe!
4 cups bourbon
1 cup sugar
1 cup distilled water
1 cup fresh mint leaves

Simple Syrup
Heat the distilled water in a stainless steel pan to a simmer. Stir in the sugar until it has all dissolved into the water. Add the mint leaves and remove from the heat. Set aside for 10 minutes. Strain and refrigerate until cool.

Combine 1/2 the sugar-mint mixture with the bourbon. Add remaining to taste. Serve over crushed ice and garnished with a sprig of mint.

Traditionally served in silver julep cups filled with crushed ice.

Makes a large batch

Erika said...

Silke, my favorite grill combo is steak kabobs and then in a foil packet, mix chopped up potatoes, onions, salt and pepper and grill that with the kabobs. SO yummy!! Congrats on all the hits on your blog. Keep the fabulous cards comin!

Anonymous said...

Cole Slaw is a great addition to BBQ-here is the recipe I use-the dressing is good on Potato Salad too which is also great with BBQ.


1 medium head cabbage
1/4 cup grated carrot

1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup canola oil
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 Tbsp dehydrated onion flakes
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup Splenda granular sweetener (Or Sugar)
1 cup Miracle Whip Non-Fat Salad Dressing

Finely chop cabbage in food processor or can use a bag of coleslaw mix. Make dressing of remaining
ingredients and add to cabbage.


Bev J. (Maxell on SCS)

Allison said...

I am useless with recipes (esp. new ones)...I keep making the same ol' thing! One item I like to serve with a summer bbq is cucumbers with vinegar (1/3 cup) and sugar (tbsp). Sweet, sour and easy!

Lori said...

Congrats! One of my favorites is Beer Butt Chicken ( The can method is tricky sometimes so it's a good idea to go out and buy a special holder ( This is incredible company or picnic chicken!

Claire said...

congrats on hitting 60,000 that's awesome.

My favorite grilling food would be chicken, or steak or pork or heck anything for that matter. I love it when my husband grills and BBQ's.
For me He just adds spice rub on to the meat and let's it marinate for several hours in the fridge. then when he is about to BBQ or grill he adds on the BBQ with Chipoltle sauce and beer and the flavors are amazing YUM

desertroseinaz said...

Silke, one of our family favorites for summer desserts is this frozen, oh-so-light strawberry delight. FROSTY STRAWBERRY SQUARES. Bottom Layer: in bowl, stir together 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, and 1/2 cup melted butter; spread evenly in a 9"x13" baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to brown evenly; cool; sprinkle 2/3 of it in bottom of same pan (or 9x13 freezer container); reserve the remaining crumbs to use as a sprinkled topping. In VERY large mixing bowl, combine 2 egg whites, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 2 Tbsp lemon juice, and 10 oz. frozen strawberries (thawed, of course); beat at low speed until it begins to thicken (about 2 minutes). Then increase mixer speed to Hi until stiff peaks form (about 10 minutes). Fold in a 14-oz tub of Cool Whip (thawed). Spoon the mixture into the dish and spread out over the crumble crust; top with reserved crumbles. Freeze for 6 hours or overnight; cut into squares and ENJOY!!! Pat in Arizona

Mia said...

I'm kinda embarrased to admit that I'm not much of a cook. It's all about take out for me. Claim Jumper's has a great Chicken Citrus salad. :)

Congrats on the big number. I really enjoy visiting your blog.

Mia from California

Stephanie said...

Here is a pasta salad that is quick, easy, and DELICIOUS!

Thanks so much for the blog candy!

Giovana said...

Great blog candy Silke.
My favorite summer salad is: lettuce, tomatoes in slices, avocado in slices, a little bit od vinegar, sal, pepper and olive oil, it is delicious!!!
I have a great recipe for BBQ but here is hard to find the ingredients.

God bless

Mandy in IL said...

I just love your blog! It's refreshing and inspiring! Now, what I love at a bbq, besides a big fat juicy STEAK is a fresh fruit salad.

Recipe includes: fresh fruit (oranges, kiwi, strawberries and bananas) with a sour cream, orange juice and honey dressing. It's pretty and very tasty!

Congrats and keep the posts coming! - Mandy

Anonymous said...

What an awesome bunch of blog candy! Congrats on all those hits.

A family favorite of ours during the summertime are Nuremburger bratwurst and potato salad. If you've got a German deli in your neighborhood, I strongly suggest you give this style of bratwurst a try. So, so, so good!

Have a great weekend - Regina Davis

Terri Fleming said...

Hi Thanks for a chance to win! I love the coffee card!

The following is a great summer salad. Picture it with grilled chicken or steak.

Okay, this salad is soooo good!

I don't always measure, so please adjust to taste.

Strawberry / Spinich Salad

2 cups of baby spinich
2 cups of a mild lettuce like bib or even iceburg
2 cups of sliced fresh strawberries

Carmalized slivered almonds
Kraft Creamy Poppyseed dressing

To carmalize the almonds: Put 3 tablespoons of table sugar in a nonstick pan on med-high heat. As it starts to melt put 1/2 cup of sliverd almonds on top and start stiring. Don't let it burn. Stir until well coated. Then put them on foil until cooled.

Mix salad, add dressing to taste when you are ready to serve, top with almonds.

Terri F
Brat Cards at SCS

Tara said...

I love to grill veggies, any that I like...onions, squash, zuchinni, peppers, etc....I cut them up them put in a 1 gal bag and add small amount spicy mustard, red wine vinegar, garlic, worchestershire sauce, pineapple juice, steak seasoning, and a little brown I just mush the bag til it's all mixed up, then put on a foil grill plate and grill til desired tenderness. Mmmmmm. It's so good! This is one of my DH's favorite dishes.

Mary said...

I love cucumber, Vidalia onion, tomato, feta cheese, Italian dressing. Combine all ingredients, chill about 20-30 min. Enjoy

Deanna said...

I love your work and I also love this salad...

Spinach and or Romaine
Chopped Pear and or Apple
Swiss Cheese
Yummy Creamy Poppyseed Dressing

Kathy H said...

When we grill out, we make potato pockets. Peel off the skins of potatoes and slice up. Also slice up some carrots and onions. Add some garlic and spices like salt and pepper or what ever kind you like. Take some bacon and precook it at least half way to get rid of some of the grease. Mix all of these things together with some brown sugar(just guess how much). Put indivual amounts in alumium foil, double wrap them. Also add a few pats of butter to each. Flip packs over about every 5 minutes. I'm not sure how long, my DH always cooks them, I'm thinking like 25 minutes...

Mary said...

I have a great summer time salad from weight watchers. The best thing besides the taste is that it is only 1 point per 1 cup serving. 4-5 gala apples peeled and chopped, 1 can crushed pinapple drained, 1 sm pkg fat free sugar free instant butterscotch pudding, 1 eight ounce container of lite cool whip. Mix all ingredients and enjoy! Mary Pickett

Anonymous said...

I like tomato salad. I kind of just make it up as I go. I chunk up some tomatoes and make a dressing of balsamic vinegar, a little olive oil, a little sugar, salt & pepper to taste and some basil - fresh if you have it. IF not, the dried is ok, but let it marinate in the refrigerator.
Love your work - thanks for the chance to win these goodies!
Sandy Kay

Shannon Erskine said...

WOW!! Awesome blog candy Silke! I emailed you a few recipe links! Thanks for a chance to win the goodies!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Yummy! I like every single piece! TFS! I am a boring person... so I like burgers, chicken... and putting meat, potato, mushroom, and onion on skewers...

Tricia said...

Grilling Season - Yay! My husband cooks! Anything from Bobby Flay's "From My Kitchen to Your Table"
We especially love the grilled veggies.

Anonymous said...

I love corn on the cob grilled. And it's so simple. Just wash but don't dry the corn (it helps steam it), just add butter and salt/pepper to taste, wrap in foil and grill. Debra

Anonymous said...

Hi Silke, I love your blog, you are very talented...thanks for sharing!! The following recipe is from one of my favourite cookbooks, "Eat, Shrink, and be Merry" by sisters Janet and Greta Podleski. They also wrote "Crazy Plates" and "Loonie Spoons." All the recipes are excellent.The books alone are hilarious with tons of facts and humour. Recipes are play on words such as "Buoy Meets Grill," "Ooh,la la-sagna," and "Fromage a Trois." This one is "Stick 'em Up."

1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
2 TBSP freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 TBSP each olive oil, melted butter, Dijon mustard, and liquid honey
2 tsp each minced garlic, grated gingerroot, and grated lemon zest,
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper

2 lbs uncooked large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveinde (leave tails intact)
8 12-inch metal skewers

combine all marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place shrimp in large, heavy duty, resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade over shrimp and seal bag. Turn bag several times to coat shrimp. Refrigerate fro 1 hour.

Preheat grill to high setting. Thread shrimp onto skewers. Spray grill with cooking spray or coat lightly with oil. Grill for 2 minutes on each side until they turn pink. Do not overcook or they will be rubbery.

I know it's long, but it's delicious and really not that difficult...enjoy!


sandyh50 said...

What awesome blog candy! I just like to make a light salad to go with the grilled items. MANDARIN ORANGE MOUSSE: 1 box SF orange jello, 1 box sugar free white chocolate instant pudding, 1 can mandarin orange slices, drained, 1 8 oz tub of lite cool whip.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on all your hits Silke! I'd have to say our favorite thing right now to grill would have to be burgers! Boring old burgers but with all the toppings! Pasta salad is always a great side dish. Thanks so much for the chance to win this wonderful blog candy you're offering!

Linda said...

Our favorite grilling meat is to marinade chicken breasts in Italian Salad Dressing for 4 hours or more before grilling.
Linda Peterson

Anonymous said...

Yummy candy! I didn't have time to read all of the comments, so I hope that this suggestion is different than others.

My mom makes a greek bean salad.
2 cans of dark red kidney beans rinsed
1 can chick peas (garbanzo beans) rinsed
2 celery stalks roughly chopped
1 small red onion chopped

mix together 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 3/4 cup good olive oil, 1 or 2 garlic cloves minced, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, salt and pepper to taste
pour over the bean combination and let marinate for a few hours, over night is better.

You can alter this with whatever is in your pantry, I have substituted black beans for one of the cans of kidney beans, and added diced bell peppers, Very easy, and I take it to picnic potlucks and noone else brings anything like it, but it is well liked.

Thanks for the opportunity to participate. Take care, Laura

sandyh50 said...

LOL, My husband interrupted me and I didn't put the rest of the directions for the orange mousse!
Mix jello with 1 cup boiling water. Dissolve jello completely, add 1 cup cold water and let it sit for 5 minutes. Using electric beater, beat in puding mix until well combined. Fold in drained fruit and cool whip. Chill and serve.

2.5 weight watcher points per 1 cup


wisteriagirl said...

I have to say..the best thing grilled is a good ole hamburger with a good potato salad on the side. Hugs, Cindy

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Silke, one of my favorite, and really quick and easy recipes is chicken in oyster sauce. Marinate boneless, skinless chicken thighs in oyster sauce for about 3 hours. (sometimes it only gets marinated for 20 mins, and it's still great). Wipe the grill down with cooking oil, and grill for about 10-15 mins, turning halfway. These are so yummy and simple.

GabrielaD said...

My latest love is Asparagus on the grill. They taste super yummy, goes beautifully with grilled chicken or steak. Just put the asparagus on the grill for 4-5 minutes.

Thanks for the opportunity to win this blog candy!

Char in So Cal said...

FAB blog candy from a FAB stamper with a FAB blog!

We keep grilling pretty simple around here... I am a straight forward baked beans and potato salad side dish girl... with fresh watermelon for desert. Boring maybe but simple and classicly timeless.

Thanks for the op to win your yummy blog candy! Keep up the FAb blogging!!

Char in So Cal

Stamp Time said...

I love to grill hamburgers and chicken on the grill. Last year we started to grill pineapple slices on the grill and ad them to the hamburgers. Sooooo good!

Also another must have is pasta salad.

Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!


Mercy said...

congrats on your hits, silke! you know i just adore you and your work. i am so excited to be a new great swaps girl along with you and some other phenomenal women...and i can't wait to get to know you better!

great blog candy, too! PICK ME, PICK ME!!! LOL!

i will email my recipe for "strawberry sensation" as soon as i find my recipe is so simple and sooooo yummy!

TiMe4sTaMpIn said...

you have a great blog and your projects are gorgous!

My favorite salad is Macaroni Salad!

green onions
green olives
olive juice from the olive jar

mix together and refrigerate.

add salt and pepper to taste.

Arcticstamper said...

I am dreaming of summer after reading all these. I like the veggie packets too. They're my favorite. I use red potatoes, red onion, red and green peppers cut and tossed in olive oil, garlic salt, and pepper in aluminum foil. For variation I sometimes throw in tiny carrots or broccoli too.

I visit your blog almost every day. Thank you for the beautiful artwork!


Tara Kieninger said...

I recently got a great recipe from my Aunt for Spicy Sweet Green Beans. These would go great with any grilled meat.

2 extra large cans green beans (I use frozen green beans instead, cooking them in the microwave first until they are just thawed)
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons chili powder (add more or less depending on how spicy you like your food)
Bacon pieces (uncooked)

**Toss everything in a dish and pop it in a 375-degree oven for 1 hour. Yum!

jackie said...

love a pasta salad my sister makes...use pasta shape of your choice cooked and drained...cube up cheddar cheese and pepperoni, diced onions and cherry tomatoes...mix all together and "dress" with italian can add broccoli, olives, anything to this salad and it is always your blog thanks for chance to win!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing to BBQ is ribs. So easy to make... I just boil the ribs with seasoning added to the water for a couple of hours or really tender. Then I slaher them in BBQ sauce and grill. So easy and so good. Enjoy. Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy.

Inkylin said...

No grilling for me but I used to love just a plain steak. But maybe I could still be in on your blog candy.


Karen Barineau said...

Thank you for the chance to win!! My favorite side dish for anything grilled is Broccoli Salad

1 1/2 lbs. broccoli, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
1 cup raisins
10 strips bacon, cooked & crumbled ( i use 5-6 strips)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1 cup cashews

Combine broccoli, onion, raisins, nuts & bacon. Combine mayonnaise, sugar & vinegar. I like to mix the dressing in with the broccoli way ahead of serving time so the flavors have a chance to meld.

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog candy! I miss being able to grill outdoors. We live in a condo on the 2nd floor and I don't think the people downstairs would appreciate it :) The recipe for the salmon that someone left really sounded yummy! My favorites on the grill were great steaks and corn on the cob in the husks. Yummo!

Glenda said...

Thanks for offering blog candy! I would say that I love when my DH make kabobs with a mesquite marinade on the beef (no recipe - just Club House brand Mesquite marinade) and then put multicoloured peppers, golden tomatoes and onions with the meat. Basic caesar salad is a great side dish.
Thanks again and have a great weekend!

Alicia said...

Silke, I love your blog! I just found it a few weeks ago, and it's marked as a favorite. I visit every day!
My favorite side dish for a BBQ is Fresh Melon Salad. So simple and so beautiful, and SO YUMMY!!
I cut a watermelon in half the long way and scoop out the melon in pretty balls. I cut out the rest and save it for snacking. Then I fill the "watermelon bowl" with little balls of watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew. It's always a hit! If you really get ambitious, you can zigzag the edges of the watermelon bowl with a sharp knife.

Brenda said...

What great candy, thank you for the chance to win. My favorite grilling thing is anything that is grilled, because my husband and now my son (he is learning) do all the cooking so in the summer months I plan as many nights at the grill as I can get away with. Have a great day.

Dawn said...

Wow - fabulous blog candy! We use the grill all the time and love our grill basket for veggies. It's a metal basket with holes that we spray then add veggies - red peppers and asparagus are my fav - coated in olive oil and mixed with a few cloves of garlic. Yum!

Sue said...

Such yummy looking "candy"!
Your projects are so inspirational & I can't wait to check in everyday. Keep up the beautiful work. My favorite grilling sides are fruits and veggies. I make a "kitchen sink" fruit salad (as in everything but-) I use grapes, kiwi, apples, pears, pineapple, melons, strawberries and anything else I can get my hands on. Then asparagus and 1/4" potato slices dipped in lightly seasoned olive oil and grilled. OOOH yum - I can't wait....
Sue H

lauren said...

Love the blog and all the great ideas, and of course the chance for the blog candy:) The summer fave has to be oven baked potatoes. Peel the potatoes, slice into 1/2 inch disks. Place them on a greased baking sheet, top with butter spray and seasoned salt. Bake 'em until they're crispy. Yummo! Toodles!

jennibell said...

GREAT blog candy! Here is my all-time go-to recipe for grilling season:
Pork Tenderloin Barbecue

Saute 3 cloves of minced garlic and 6 T chopped onion in 3 T butter. Add 1 ½ cups catsup, 12 oz. chili sauce, 6 T brown sugar, 3 T Worcestershire, 3 T dry mustard, 1 T celery seed, ¾ t salt, and 20 drops Tabasco. Simmer uncovered for an hour or so – it will thicken.

Plan on 1 lb pork tenderloin per person for good appetites.

Pour Wishbone Italian dressing over tenderloins and seal in an oven bag – bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

When ready to serve, grill tenderloins, basted in sauce, until warm, turning often. Cut in serving pieces and serve in remaining sauce.

**This is an EXCELLENT dish for many people and easy to prepare ahead of time. The grilling part can easily become part of the party!

Enjoy :)

Mary said...

I love your blog and projects. You are so inspiring.

I love grilling season! My favorite side dish (mainly because it is super simple) is a variety of vegetables (squash, pepper, zucchini, onion, etc) tossed in Italian dressing, wrapped in foil and thrown on the grill. MMMMM!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you've got tons of tasty recipes! Here's my favorite "go to":

Marinate flank steak (trimmed of fat) in a bottle of any Italian Vinaigrette Salad Dressing (I like Newman's Own). Marinate for about an hour or so - be sure to pierce little holes in the steak with a fork.

Grill to your desired doneness... flank steak typically doesn't need to go for too long, and it's like a pork tenderloin, where it likes to rest and cooks a bit more when you remove it from the grill.

Take a long French baguette, slice it in half, smear a bit of mayo on both sides (I hate mayo, but I like it on this sandwich).

Slice the flank steak into skinny strips and place it on one half of the long baguette.

Put the top half on and cute into little sandwiches - serve with a side of Stubbs bbq sauce for dipping.

Seriously - this recipe sounds weird, but is SO good. Plus, I got it from the hottest man I've ever seen in real life - it's one he and his dad did all of the time. Seriously, this guy - Markus - is one of the hottest men I've ever known. Okay - I have to go wipe the drool off now - I'm not sure what I'm drooling over though... Markus or the flank steak sandwich...

Anonymous said...

thanks for this opportunity! the "blog candy" looks awesome! i love your work and check your blog daily for inspiration. so thank you!
for bbq's (which we do in the summer WHEN we get some sun here in germany) i ALWAYS make my strawberry pretzel salad. i didnt want to write down the whole recipe so im including a link which is super similiar to mine.

Stacy said...

I love your blog and your clean style. My favorite summer salad recipe is very simple. I like simple. Tomato and Mozzerella salad. I use grape or cherry tomatoes (oor cut some up) and cut up a chunk of Mozzerella cheese and mix with an oil based salad dressing. I use balsamic vinegrette. You could always sprinkle on some italian seasoning too. Hope this helps. Thanks so all the great stamp ideas.

Kris said...

My favorite is something simple... slice up potatoes, put them all in aluminum foil, add garlic salt, some shredded sharp cheddar - then grill. After they are done, add sour cream and voila - an awesome addition to chicken on the grill!

Love reading your blog, by the way.

Anonymous said...

Love checking out your blog and wonderful creations! My favorite fresh salad with grilled meat is Lebanese Fatoush Salad from Cooking Light Magazine
1 c. each red and green bell pepper stips
1 cup chopped, peeled cucumber
1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
2 T. chopped, fresh mint
2 T. chopped, fresh cilantro
2 T. fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 chopped tomatoes
1 cup crush pita chips
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss gently to coat.
Serve immediately since chips can get soggy.
Jill W.

SueB said...

Hi Silke! Thanx for the great blog candy opp!
Here’s a recipe I’ve been meaning to try – maybe putting it to print will give me the incentive – the pic is yummy!

Grilled Garlic Steak Salad
Betty Crocker Diabetes Cookbook, Vol 15, No 5, pg39

1/4 cup olive or canola oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 lb boneless beef sirloin steak, 1 to 1-1/2 inches thick
1 large bell pepper, cut into strips
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms (3 oz)
6 cups bite-size pieces salad greens

1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In tightly covered container, shake dressing ingredients; set aside.
2. Place beef on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 10 – 14 minutes, turning once, until desired doneness.
3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, toss bell pepper and mushrooms with 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Place vegetables in grill basket (grill “wok”). Place basket on grill. Cover grill; cook vegetables 5 minutes, shaking grill basket or stirring vegetables occasionally, until bell pepper is crisp-tender.
4. Season beef to taste with salt and pepper; cut into 1/4-inch slices. In large bowl, toss beef and 1/4 cup of the dressing. Add salad greens and vegetables. Drizzle with remaining dressing; toss.

Broil Directions:
Make dressing as directed. Set oven setting to broil. Place beef on rack in broiler pan. Broil with top 4-6 inches from heat 6 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, toss bell pepper and mushrooms with 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Turn beef over; add vegetables. Broil 5 minutes longer or until beef is at desired doneness and bell pepper is crisp-tender. Continue as directed in step 4.

Nutrition info Per Serving:
Calories 200 (calories from fat 110); total fat 12g (saturated fat 2g, trans fat 0g); cholesterol 45 mg; sodium 40mg; total carbohydrate 4g (Dietary fiber 2g, sugars 2g); protein 19g

% of Daily Value:
Vitamin A 80%, Vitamin C 110%, Calcium 4%, Iron 15%

1 vegetable, 2-1/2 lean meat, 1 fat

Lori said...

This is so simple and they always come out great: Buy a couple Jennie-O Tequila Lime turkey tenderloins (they're kinda small) and grill 'em up. Don't overcook them though! They cook super fast and have the most incredible flavor! Here's the great part - only 1.5 grams of fat per 4 ounces! (Honestly, I don't work work for Jennie-O)

Have a great summer!

Susan said...

My favorite thing is to open (and warm the contents) a can of Bush's Vegetarian Baked Beans! They are great with dogs, brats, burgers, and even boneless chicken breasts. Easy and tasty!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the hits. You are so generous with your blog candy. This is great and would love to win it. Love visiting your blog each day also.
We like to BBQ ribs & chicken. We make our own sauce, will e-mail you the recipe.
JoAnn B.

kearneykrafter said...

wow, awesome blog goodies! Congrats on your blogging milestone! I'd have to say that right now, my fav item to grill is the Turkey Minons from Schwan's. They eachhave their own pop-up timer in them so you can't over cook them. PLus they taste so good, you'd forget how good for you they are! Happy Grilling Season to you!

Francine said...

Really enjoy your blog...thanks for a chance to win some "delicious blog candy".
I enjoy home grown tomatoes with fresh mozzarell cheese and a balsamic/olive oil/basil dressing.
Also,using aluminum foil make individual packets & fill with thinly sliced potatoes with onions (can add red peppers)with butter.


Jessie/knightrone said...

You are too generous girl!! My favorite thing to grill is fresh zucchini, squash, asparagus and mushrooms marinated in Italian dressing. I use one of those "grill pans" and it is awesome!!

Kim Etherington said...

Grilled Veggies wrapped in foil. Potatoes, sweet onion, red and orange peppers, zucchini and mushrooms. Coated in Rennee's Gourmet Mediterrean Greek Dressing. I love love love this every summer. It's great with fish, chicken or steak. Test veggies with a fork... I like my veggies still a bit crunchy, but all personal preference. Thanks for the chance at your great blog candy. I like your cards. I'm looking for ones to make for a 50th and a 75th Bday as well as Mothers Day.

Trish said...

Fave summer salad - lettuce, fruit, something salty
and crunchy with a tangy dressing.
For example - romaine, strawberries, toasted
almonds, green onion, poppy seed dressing.
Any combo will do - it is so good !

Dorothy said...

I love to make corn on the cob and portobello mushrooms. I brush olive oil on the shrooms and grill. I clean my corn, rinse each piece in water and individualy wrap in waxed paper and twist ends. I then microwave it. Every kernel gets cooked evenly and you can better judge when it will be ready. I love to make extra chicken and eat it the rest of the week. So good left over. Thanks for the chance to win this great candy. I really like all the goodies! Thanks

Kyla Leanhart said...

Wow...what great blog candy. My hubby's favorite thing when we grill hamburgers is to put onions and mushrooms in reynolds wrap with butter and put in on the grill. He loves that on his burgers!!!

Kyla in KY

Heather Leech said...

What fabulous blog candy!! Congrats on the popularity of your blog! I'm a faithful reader! Now for the recipe. My hubby does all the grilling and I'm always just happy with burgers or chicken. But the one thing I really enjoy was described already in the very first comment! We take potatoes cut into chunks, add sliced onions and butter and wrap them in a foil packet that won't leak. They're my all time favorite potatoes and they're easy peasy - even I can do it (and I HATE cooking!)
Thanks for a chance at a super great prize!!
Heather L.

nitestamper said...

Hi Silke,
Congrats on all your hits, girl !!!!awesome blog and your cards are fantastic.
When it comes to grilling, that's my DH alley. I love it when he does steak with pepper and a few seasoning but no salt.
Thanks for a wonderful blog candy.

RockyMountainStamper (aka Melissa) said...

Congrats on all the blog hits!!

My DH is addicted to grilling! In fact, there is no grilling "season" for him--he grills year-round! And we live in Utah where we get tons of snow, so that's sayin' something!!

His secret to grilling is to MARINATE the meat (preferably all day, but at least a few hours). It makes it so tender and juicy!!

I LOVE to have a Fresh Fruit Salad when we grill. Choose any fresh fruit combo you like (we usually do grapes, strawberries, oranges watermelon, etc.) and then squeeze a bit of Orange Juice over the whole salad. It just adds a bit of zest!!

Jackie said...

I love to make Sour cream avocado pasta with grilled chicken...the best part is that my husband gets to grill the chicken so there is less mess in the kitchen!

Cindy said...

Hmmm... thought I contributed to this, but in reading all the recipes, I don't see it. Love the selection of candy, totally awesome!

My quick and light pasta salad...
bowties pasta, toss with olive oil, halved grape tomatoes, cut up or ribboned fresh basil, splash of vinegar, salt and pepper. Also good with cubes of mozarella.

Carol said...

I love Hashbrown Casserole as a side dish to whatever we grill. Here's the recipe:

1 32 oz bag frozen southern style hashbrown potatoes
2 cups sour cream
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can (10-1/2oz) condensed chicken noodle soup
1 cup chopped onions

Mix all together, and spoon into a greased 13 x 9 baking dish.

Mix together 1 cup corn flakes and 2 tablespoons melted butter and sprinkle over potato mixture.

Bake at 375 for 1 hour.

You can also add green peppers, mushrooms, chopped ham, etc. to the mixture for variety.

Enjoy! And thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies!

Janell Wickersham said...

I love when the weather warms up and you can cook outside. Kids love pizza, so here are a few recipes for pizza on the grill

You have wonderful ideas!!
Thanks for sharing.

Janell Wickershm

Carolina said...

What amazing blog generous of you! Favorite appetizer is sausage - mild and spicy sausage and for those who don't eat pork, chicken apple sausage. Over the top we put a spicy mango & red bell pepper salad...just yummy!

Regina Cornelius said...

ooohhhh....what i wouldn't do to win this candy!!! congrats on your milestone!

i love to make creamy italian noodles when we grill steak on the grill. boil and drain 16 oz egg noodles, pour back into the pan. add 1 stick margarine, 1 cup half and half, 1 envelope italian salad dressing mix and 1/2 cup parmesian cheese. stir. delish!!!

sharolyn said...

Awesome blog candy! My hubby does all the girlling here, our favorite if just chicken marinated in Italian dressing/ Pretty simple for both of us!

Janet Swofford said...

What wonderful blog candy! Thank you for the chance to win! I love to make a wonderful but simple Caprese salad to go with our grilled meat. It's just sliced tomatoes and sliced FRESH mozarella over a bed of mixed greens and fresh basil drizzled with a good aged balsamic vinegar and a little EVOO. Voila,done!

Anonymous said...

Love all your goodies!

Here's my favorite steak marinade:
3/4 cup worchestshire
2/3 cup soy sauce
2 tblsp. brown sugar
1 tblsp. minced garlic
mix ingredients, pour in gallon zip log baggie over steaks. Marinade 4-6 hours or overnight.

Nancy Riley said...

Awesome blog candy, Silke!

Here's on of my family's favorite salads to compliment any grilling ...

2 pkgs. orange Jello
2 C. liquid (water or juice from mandarin oranges)
1 can mandarin oranges
1 pt. orange sherbet
1 or 2 tsp. orange jiceor orange flavoring

Bring liquid to a boil; dissolve Jello. Add sherbet to hot Jello and stir until sherbet dissolves. Add oranges. Chill.

Very refreshing and yummy! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

We love to stirfry veggies on the grill. We cut up peppers, zuchinni, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, etc. into bite sized pieces, toss them with Olive Oil, put them in the stir fry basket and let them sizzle - so yummy!

Robin D said...

This is some of the best blog candy I've ever seen! Congrats to you on your accomplishment! As far as grilling have gotten so many great recipes, I'd just like to share an idea that we've done for years. On the weekend when we fire up the grill, we go ahead and grill hamburgers, steaks, chicken and whatever else we like for the whole week. Once something is grilled, when you reheat it in the microwave or oven, it still tastes like it just came off the grill!

Ravengirl said...

Well, my recipe is not a salad, dessert or main dish. It is a side dish that my husband makes on the grill and it is absolutely fabulous in summer when our beets are just out of the garden. He cuts up beets into 1 1/2" - 2" chunks and places them in a mixing bowl. Then he drizzles olive oil over the beets. He adds salt, pepper and minced garlic to taste. He mixes up the beets and then places the whole mixture into a foil packet. He then cooks the beets over medium heat on the barbecue for 45 minutes. Yummy! Of course, you have to like beets and garlic.

Angie Britt said...

Congratulations on all of the hits & thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy! Looks like I'm not alone on the veggies! I peel and slice a couple of potatoes with sliced zuchinni add some salt/pepper/garlic/butter and do the foil packets. I love how easy these are and the clean up is a breeze!

Vicky said...

Well, I actually just found your blog and am so glad I did, you have some wonderful cards! TFS all you do and the chance for the great prize!

My favorite grill recipe is for corn on the cob with a zip.

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
salt and pepper

Mix above ingredients and spread on 6 ears of corn, lay in foil and wrap tightly, grill for 25-30 mins till tender, turn once.