To grill or not to grill – that’s the question! Now that grilling season is here once again, and that means one thing: your meals just got whole lot tastier and your house got a whole lot cooler!  There’s something about the smell of the charcoal and the sizzle on the grill that makes meal time so much more satisfying.  From grilled fish and chicken to grilled veggies and even watermelon! So make this season the tastiest ever with some of these flavorful recipes and get your Backyard BBQ going!

Grilled Watermelon

Yes, your read correctly. Grilled Watermelon! Spice up your grilling season with Grilled Watermelon with Smoked Salt and Jalapeno RingsGrilling the watermelon creates more of a savory flavor that is a fun addition to proteins or other grilled foods. Here is a very easy, quick, healthy, low cal recipe to share that is also out of the ordinary. It grills in less than 3 minutes.

Weekender Burgers

Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a good ol’ homemade grilled burger. They’re the perfect thing to serve when you’re having a crowd. We’ve cooked countless burgers and experimented with different formulas, but we stopped when we concocted this version. These burgers are so tasty you might not even want to put mayonnaise or mustard on ‘em! We’ve paired Fredericksburg Farms  Chuckwagon Seasonings and Grilling Glaze together in The Weekender to assist with making awesome burgers after a hard day in the garden.


BBQ Pork Ribs

You have a twin pack of ribs from the local grocery, the smoker, and wood chunks but you are at a loss as to what to do next?  To make matters worse there are so many options out there that everyone and their brother want to tell you about.  It can be overwhelming and in the end you will most likely settle for burgers or steak as that is what you know how to cook best.  Fear not!  Here are some tips, tricks,  so you can cook the best bbq pork ribs in your neighborhood. The most important thing to remember is there is no right way to cook ribs! The key to great ribs is patience and observation.

Grilled Veggies

Meat tends to hog (ahem) the spotlight , but don’t forget about the veggies. Not only do they complement grilled meats perfectly, but many stand as satisfying main courses of their own. From creamy potatoes to bright, crunchy salads to grilled vegetables of all stripes.  This grilled eggplant recipe takes the “cake”!

Grilled Desserts

We’ve saved the best for last! Grilled desserts. Yup, you heard it hear first.  From grilled pineapple sundaes and grilled banana splits to mouthwatering Nutella grilled pizzas.  It’s amazing what you can do with a grill.  Say good-bye to the oven  and stove and say hello to the grill!