Weeknight BBQ Chicken

This is an easy weeknight dinner and it is “finger lickin’ good!” The sweet and tangy BBQ sauce here comes from a recipe that Chef Alex Guarnaschelli attributes to her mom. Make a whole batch of this BBQ sauce and keep it in your fridge for lots of other meals, like wings, or burgers. If you don’t have time to make this BBQ sauce, you can always use one of your favorites.

Middle Eastern Beef Kabobs

Kabobs are a great way to literally spice up the usual meatball or hamburger dinner. This recipe uses garlic, fresh parsley and mint as well as some traditional middle- eastern spices to create a warm and pungent kabob. If you don’t feel like making these on skewers, you can also turn them into sliders. Be sure to serve with the spicy parsley sauce on the side for dipping – some in my family think this is the best part! (Adapted from Giada de Laurentiis)

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Wings

I am always in search of the best wings and these slow BBQ cooker wings are unexpectedly delicious and crispy! The cook for a number of hours in the slow cooker, which makes them incredibly tender on the inside, and then you grill them for 5 minutes on each side and when they come off, coat them in a pungent BBQ sauce. They come have tons of flavor with an amazingly crunchy exterior. Eat these at your superbowl party or any weeknight! (Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen, Slow Cooker)
Hands down, my favorite chicken kebabs are pargiyot, as they are called in Israel, aka boneless chicken thighs. They stay moist and full of flavor when grilled and all you have to do is rub them with a middle-eastern spice rub. Stick them on a skewer and grill them and close your eyes and you will be transported to Israel.

Philip’s Baked Beans

You may have already met our cousin Philip on this site - he is a great cook. These beans simmer with a cinnamon stick and fresh orange, and the result are baked beans like you’ve never had them before. These are a great side for any BBQ or with sausage, peppers and onions.
Our cousin Phillip makes amazing barbeque sauces and this one will blow you away! As opposed to a traditional tomato based sauce, this one uses a combination of fresh herbs, orange zest and maple syrup to create a mouth-watering barbeque chicken that will really stand out at your next barbeque.
This is an Italian recipe, which uses fresh mint and basil, along with garlic and olive oil to create an amazing flavor on what can otherwise be a relatively bland vegetable. I was introduced to this combination many years ago and this has become our standard way to grill summer squash.

Lemon Zest and Garlic Potato Salad

This is a potato salad like you’ve never had before. As opposed to creamy and soggy potato salads from days or yore, this updated potato salad features crisp roasted potatoes and is bursting with fresh vibrant flavors.
Grilling vegetables, once you get the hang of it is easy and delicious! If you have an outdoor grill, you will get that great grill flavor and grill marks, but these grilled veggies can also be made indoor using the broiler.

Vegan Garlic Ranch Dressing

This is a super easy and delicious ranch dressing with a lot of kick. Serve this with my grilled spiced wings!