Grilled corn

Five Ways to Grill Corn

Since today is the unofficial end to summer, I decided to share 5 delicious ways to grill corn.  Each of these methods is something that I have seen friends do when they are grilling, and each method is delicious.   With the exception of one method, each of these techniques can be used on either a charcoal or a gas grill which makes it easy for anyone to grill corn. This image via Pixabay 1.  Foil Wrapped Grilled Corn The first method for grilling corn is to remove the corn silks and husks,  then wrap the corn in foil.  Some people […]

Grilled Aspagus skewers

Grilled Asparagus

Asparagus is one of my all time favorite vegetables.  Grilling asparagus brings out the flavor and adds a smokiness to this delicious vegetable that makes it irresistible.  This is Baker’s Man’s favorite vegetable, and he loves to have it either grilled or roasted in the oven.  Since we are still experiencing summer heat, we opted to grill our Asparagus. As a child, I didn’t eat asparagus often, but it was always a staple on our Easter table.    As college students, Baker’s Man and I ate canned asparagus when we could find it on sale, but  it’s  not the same […]

Barbecued chicken and potatoes foil pouch dinner--Simple ingredients assembled in a foil pouch create the perfect 30 minuted grilling meal. PattyCakesPantry.com

Barbecued Chicken and Potatoes Foil Pouch Dinner

This is the latest of our foil pouch combinations.  What can be simpler than throwing ingredients into a foil pouch  and tossing it on the grill?  This is a simple and delicious combination. Potatoes tossed with onions, and mini peppers are layered with chicken tossed with barbecue sauce before sealing them in a foil pouch and grilling for 15 to 20 minutes until done.    The finished dinner is loaded with the delicious flavors of summer and clean up is as easy as throwing away the foil when you’re through. It seems that our foil pouches are made from what we […]

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak--marinated flank steak is grilled for just a few minutes per side before being sliced and served.PattyCakesPantry.com

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

Flank steak is the perfect meat for grilling quickly at a high temperature, and it’s made better by marinating it.  All you need is to mix up a few common pantry ingredients, pour them over the steak, and allow the steaks to marinate.  I usually allow flank steak to sit in the marinade overnight, but it can also be marinated for as little as two to three hours.  To have a freezer meal,  place the bag with the steak and marinade in the freezer until you’re ready to grill it.  Yes,  I said that you can put the marinated steak […]

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus--Only two ingredients and less than 30 minutes to a delicious addition to your summer barbecue.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

We love asparagus.  We roast it in the oven during cold months, and we throw it on the grill with the exact same seasoning combination in the summer.  These Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles are so delicious that we just can’t get enough of them.   We love asparagus here at Patty Cake’s Pantry, and who doesn’t love bacon?   I just knew that this recipe was going to be a keeper, and  I was certain that I would make bacon wrapped asparagus bundles at some point during the summer. The idea for this combination was not my own.  I kept […]

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Lemon Pepper Chicken and Vegetables Foil Pouch Dinner

Lemon pepper chicken and vegetables cooked in a foil pouch on the grill make a delicious and delightful dinner for a warm summer night.   These pouches are the perfect way to give your family a well balanced meal without heating up the house.Once again, the process of making these foil pouches is  very easy.  All you need to do is arrange halved small red potatoes, coins of corn still on the cob, sliced squash, sliced onion, and some baby carrots onto the foil.  Sprinkle these with 1/8 teaspoon of lemon pepper seasoning, and drizzle with some olive oil.  The vegetables […]

Shrimp boil foil packet for the grill

Shrimp Boil Foil Packet

I love Shrimp Boil.  The first time I ever had it, my aunt, who was living in New Orleans at the time, brought shell-on shrimp and seasonings up to my grandmother’s house and made a shrimp boil for the family.  For me, it was love at first bite.  We make shrimp boil at our house from time to time, but this version is much easier.   The foil packets are assembled and grilled for 10 minutes on each side.  You have all the flavor of a shrimp boil without all the mess.  It’s definitely a winning combination. All you need is […]

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Grilled Cajun Style Pork Chops

These grilled pork loin chops are loaded with flavor and so incredibly easy to make that people won’t believe that they only need two ingredients.  Total hands on time for cooking is under 30 minutes.    The secret to the exceptional flavor is the use of a Cajun style rub that is allowed to sit on the meat for several hours before they are thrown on the grill. Allowing the dry rub to sit on the chops for a prolonged period allows the flavor to penetrate deeper into the meat and produces a more flavorful end product. Ten minutes on each […]

Perfect Grilled Vegetables

Perfect Grilled Vegetables

Simple to make, grilled vegetables are loaded with the flavor of summer.  These vegetables are extremely versatile, and depending up on your choice of seasoning, they can be made to be the perfect accompaniment to a variety of meat entrees.   Of course, there is nothing quite as delicious as these grilled vegetables, so you’ll want to eat them by themselves, too. Since I was grilling pork chops coated with a Cajun spice rub, I opted for Cajun seasoning for these vegetables.  I tend to treat all of the vegetables basically the same, when seasoning a batch for dinner.  Only […]

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Grilled Potatoes

If you’ve never tried grilled potatoes, you need to add them to your next summer barbecue.  These potatoes are perfectly seasoned, and the light carmelization that grilling adds to their flesh makes them irresistibly delicious.  These idea for these grilled potatoes actually started with a potato salad.   I saw a delicious recipe for grilled potato salad a few weeks ago.  The recipe looked and sounded delicious, but what intrigued me more that the potato salad was the idea of grilling potatoes.  We love potatoes around here.  Baked potatoes are a favorite with Sue Chef and Bus Boy, and   […]