The Best BBQ Chicken

Today, let’s talk chicken. Not just any chicken. Let’s talk about THE BEST BBQ CHICKEN! Why is it the best? Well, you’d think the secret would be in the sauce, right? Not this time. No sir. The secret is in. . .the BRINE! Let me explain. How many times have you gotten excited about throwing chicken drumsticks on the grill, lathering them up with that delicious BBQ sauce, timing everything just right so you didn’t overcook them. . .only to take the {Read More}

Grilled Honey & Lemon Chicken Kabobs

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and NatureRaised Farms, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SCNRF Well, the grill on the deck is uncovered and we’ve been giving it a run for its money already this spring. There are so many things I love about grilling. . .the flavor of the food, the camaraderie with friends, the smell that emanates through the entire neighborhood and, of course, the {Read More}

100+ Delicious Summer BBQ Recipes

Here in Wisconsin we’re having such beautiful weather this weekend! Today, it’s supposed to be in the high 70’s! Our family is spending time up north at our lake cabin, putting the dock in, planting flowers and getting things ready for Memorial Weekend. It’s the beginning of my favorite time of year. I love the warmth, the longer days and all the fun that summer brings. . .not to mention the delicious food! That’s why today I’m sharing my ten {Read More}

Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp

Before the end of the summer, I need to share this Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp with you! I shared it initially on The NY Melrose Family blog and decided to bring it back to my Bitz & Giggles readers while it’s still grilling season! This shrimp is so quick and easy to make and the results are absolutely delicious! It takes literally minutes to throw the marinade together. Fresh lemon, basil, parsley, garlic. . .this is definitely a “pin-worthy” recipe! {Read More}

Root Beer Grilled Chicken

I know what you’re thinking. That woman needs to clean her grill. I know I do. We’re working on it. At the same time, is it bad that once and awhile I think those little black flecks of old char actually taste kind of good? Regardless of whether or not you agree with me on the char comment, I know why you’re here. And it’s not to listen to me talk about char. It’s to find out how I made {Read More}

Lemon Basil Grilled Pork Chops

Raise your hand if you’re giving your grill a workout already this summer! I am! I am! Correction. My husband is! My husband is! Our old grill, I knew how to operate. We got a new one about two years ago and I’ve never touched it. Sad face. That means, in the summer, Josh does most of the cooking. Happy face. I’ve mentioned it before on the blog but he likes to call himself the “Grill Master.” Now, while I still {Read More}

Grilling Fresh Vegetables

This weekend was certainly a busy one! Ok, ALL of our weekends lately have been busy. It’s been a good busy though. Weddings, family parties, spur-of-the-moment cookouts, sleepovers up at the lake cabin. . .this is what I had been waiting for all winter. Now that it’s here, I’m completely overjoyed, and when I collapse onto my bed at the end of the day out of pure exhaustion, I still wake up the next morning excited and ready for the day ahead. {Read More}

Grilled Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken

                This is the jackpot of all chicken recipes right here. If you love the zip of balsamic and the freshness of herbs and tomatoes, you need to make this chicken ASAP. I know it’s getting to the end of summer, but my basil is still going strong and I’m just not ready to give up the grill for the oven. That will come soon enough! Let me introduce you to the ingredients of this {Read More}