20 BBQ / Grill Recipe Round Up – Start planning for those Summer BBQs

With BBQ Season almost here, its time to warm up the Grills and try out some new YUMMY recipes. Here is a list of 20 awesome BBQ/Grill Recipes to help make this BBQ Season one of the best!

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  1.  Bloody Mary Shrimp
  2. Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burger
  3. Dad’s Ribs
  4. Jamaican Jerk Rub Chicken
  5. Ultimate Homemade Grilled Pizza
  6. Crave Worthy BBQ Chicken
  7. Marinated Grilled Steak Tips
  8. Grilled “Deconstructed” Chicken Fajitas
  9. Grilled Pizza Using Pillsbury Classic Crust
  10. Grilled Chicken and Grapes Salad
  11. Porchetta Style Pork Chop
  12. Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Lime Marinade
  13. Trifecta Tequila-Lime Glazed Chicken Skewers
  14. Maple-Bourbon Apple Barbecue Ribs
  15. Tropical Pineapple & Honey BBQ Ribs
  16. Cheesy Potato Bacon Packets for the Grill
  17. Hellmann’s Grilled Chicken Parm Pizza
  18. Italian Pineapple Chicken
  19. Green Chile Cheeseburgers
  20. The Best Homemade Steak Seasoning

Let me know if you end up trying any of these YUMMY recipes!

Also please share your favorite recipe below!

Happy Grilling!

Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Looking for a yummy dinner option?

Check out this awesome Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe


This awesome ITALIAN STUFFED PEPPERS Recipe makes 6 awesome peppers


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  • 6 bell peppers, tops cut away and seeds removed
  • ½ cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • Optional:  shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top of peppers


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, parboil the peppers for 3 minutes. Remove and let dry on paper towels.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the beef, onions and chopped bell peppers. Cook for 3 minutes, and add garlic, parsley, salt, black pepper, and pepper flakes. Continue cooking until the meat is browned, stirring with a heavy wooden spoon to break up the lumps. Add the rice and tomato sauce and stir well. Remove from the heat and adjust the seasoning, to taste.ItalianStuffedPeppers_InProcess1
  4. Pour enough water into a baking dish to just cover the bottom, about 1/8-inch deep. Stuff the bell peppers with the mixture and place in the baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.ItalianStuffedPeppers_InProcess2
  5. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Not only do these take taste amazing, but they make the house smell amazing while they are cooking. This will surly become a favorite, go to recipe! ItalianStuffedPeppers2



Cadbury Easter Egg Cupcakes

Must Try – Cadbury Easter Egg Cupcakes
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If you are looking for a yummy yet easy Easter Treat to make check out these awesome Cadbury Easter Egg Cupcakes! Not only are they yummy but they are super easy and fun to make.


(Makes up to 24 cupcakes)



  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix (plus ingredients called for on the box, i.e. eggs, oil & water)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • Cadbury Crème Eggs (1 per cupcake)
  • Food coloring (optional)



  1. Prepare  the cake batter according to box instructions.
  2. Fill cupcake liners 1/3 full and place a Cadbury Egg (thick side first) down inside the batterCadburyCupcakes_InProcess1
  3. Bake cupcakes according to box instructions. Allow to cool in pans 15 minutes before frosting.CadburyCupcakes_InProcess2
  4. To make frosting: use an electric mixer to beat butter until light and fluffy.  Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla frosting. Pour in milk and beat for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Add food coloring (optional) to create desired color.

Cadbury Easter EggTry out these yummy treats and let me know what you think!

Score 2 Years of Parents magazine for $7.99 plus get a FREE gift!

Do you love getting magazines in the mail?  I do.  They come with great recipes, crafts, ideas and more. Here is a great opportunity to score 2 years of Parents magazine for $7.99 PLUS you will score a FREE Gift! That only  $0.33 per issue!  What a deal!  This would be great to get for yourself or someone that you know! Click HERE to order yours now!

Zerorez SoCal Minor Miracles – This is amazing!

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I love being able to support local companies, in addition to being local I love if they give back. Recently ZeroRez So Cal came to my home and did a much needed carpet clean for me that I LOVE!  My house has never felt cleaner and fresher. So I was excited to learn about the Minor Miracles that Zerorez SoCal has developed to help deserving organizations or individuals.  This is amazing, they will have the ability to experience the amazing cleaning that I did.





This is an amazing program because they regularly choose individuals or organizations that they feel need a lift, and they clean their home or offices for free!  They are taking suggestions for  “minor miracle” recipients, it is a very informal process, you can click HERE to nominate someone or someplace. The recipients will greatly appreciate the cleaning, please keep in mind that in general the selected people or businesses are non-profits or individuals with specific needs or challenges. Please note that their current service area includes, Orange County, Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County.

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Some of our previous “minor miracle” recipients include:

  • Working Wardrobes offices and showroom – helping the homeless train, dress, and apply for employment.
  • U.S. Veterans offices – Provide apartments for veterans who are homeless and seeking a new start
  • Women’s Shelter of Huntington Beach
  • They recently did a Mother’s Day Program (10 deserving moms provided cleaning service, recipients to remain anonymous) One winner filmed here: http://youtu.be/5vq2lr8ON-I
  • Family of five teenagers who lost their father to a heart attack (recipients to remain anonymous)
  • Whitehouse Restaurant of Anaheim – over 500,000 free meals provided to homeless “motel” kids

With such a wide range of services available I would strongly suggest that you give Zerorez So Cal a call to help you with your spring cleaning, the services that they offer include but are not limited to, Carpet Cleaning (they do a GREAT job!), Upholstery cleaning, Tile and grout cleaning and resealing, Hardwood clean and buff, Mattress cleaning and so much more.


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#ad Dinner Idea with Tyson Gluten Free Grilled & Ready! Must Try Gluten-Free Cooking – #shop #CookitGF #Cbias

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imagesC5Q3610MAre you trying to go Gluten-Free? Looking for new Gluten-Free Recipes?


The more and more I read about gluten the more determined I have been to remove it from my diet and my families diet. Here is a little information from the Mayo Clinic Website:

A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).

A gluten-free diet is used to treat celiac disease. Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms and prevent complications.

So when given an opportunity with #cbias to try the new  Tyson Gluten Free Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Fillets  available at Sam’s Club and create a Gluten-Free Chicken dinner for my family I was beyond excited.


We decided to try out two new “dinner ideas” with this easy to make chicken. One thing that I was excited to see is that these Grill Chicken Breast Fillets are Fully Cooked and can be heated in the microwave (about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes a fillet) or in the oven. When I opened up the bag I was impressed with how large the fillets are.


The first dinner that we made which would be great for lunch or dinner is an amazing Chicken Chopped Salad. Its easy to make and yummy to eat. I made a double batch so that my husband and I could enjoy it for lunch the next day as well.


  • 1                     Large carrot  (gratted/chopped)
  • 1-3                 Green Onions   (finely chopped)
  • 1.5 cup          Cabbage        (finely chopped)
  • 3 cup             Lettuce        (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup          Cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1-2                  Tyson Gluten Free Chicken Fillets (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup           Pumpkin seeds
  • Dressing of your choice


Mix carrots, cabbage, lettuce into a bowl (toss in dressing if you would like now), then plate.


Sprinkle on seeds, add Tyson Gluten Free – Grill and Ready Chicken to top of salad pile, top with green onions and cilantro. ENJOY!



Another great idea for dinner is a Gluten Free Pasta, tossed in a sauce of your choice (we used a cream sauce) and topped with Tyson Gluten Free Chicken and parmesan Cheese. Its easy to make, just cook the gluten free pasta as directed on the box, heat sauce of choice, drain pasta, toss in sauce and top with chicken and parmesan cheese. YUMMY!

Overall I have been very pleased with the Tyson Gluten Free Grilled & Ready and have started looking for more ways to enjoy it. Want to try it before you buy it?  You can check out in-store demos at Sam’s Club on March 14th & 15th, click HERE to find a store near you.

Sign up for ibotta and receive $2 Welcome Aboard Bonus! Check it out! Awesome App that helps you save!

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Have you heard of ibotta? If not you are missing out! Ibotta is an Iphone and Andriod app that allows you to earn savings by watching videos, taking polls and various other activities. It is easy to use, because you do not have to show your phone or coupons at the register, you simply take a photo of your receipt and upload it, its like a rebate on your phone, and the money goes into your account.

What stores participate?

There are a LOT Of store on their list, and more added all the time, currently some of the stores include Safeway, Walmart, Walgreens, Kroger, Winco, Target and more.

How do I get offers?

Go to your app. Choose Offers. Click on the offer you would like. You can choose the offer by click the offer you choose.

How do I get my money?

After you are done shopping all you have to do is, upload your receipt and then you can cash out. Via PayPal or a donation to schools or the united way.


All new users who sign up for Ibotta can earn $2 for redeeming just 1 offer within 10 days of registering for the app. New users can find (bonus name) details under Bonuses from the Main Menu of the Ibotta app. Click HERE to sign up and redeem this offer!
 This offer is for a limited time only.  Only new users who are the first to log onto their own mobile device are eligible.
Here is a sample of a current offer:

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This week enjoy our Any Brand milk offer along with a new milk bonus for redeeming ANY 2 additional offers. Hurry! This offer and bonus end Sunday night. Click HERE to get started!

MUST TRY – Cherry Almond Brownie Bites Recipe


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Box of fudge brownies
6 ounces sliced almonds
8 ounce jar maraschino cherries
Eggs, water, oil according to box brownie instructions



  1. Brownies take on a new twist with just two simple ingredients added to the mix. Create these gourmet style brownies in no more time than it takes to bake brownies already.
  2. Prepare your boxed brownie mix according to the package. To create brownie bites, you are going to need a mini muffin tin. Coat the tin with non stick cooking spray.
  3. Drop two to three cherries into the bottom of each tin and try to keep them in the center. Add your brownie mix to the muffin tins.
  4. Bake brownies according to directions, but set timer ten minutes sooner then complete baking time.  Remove brownies from oven when the timer for shortened time goes off. Press a pinch of sliced almonds into the tops of each brownie bites and add the tray back to the oven to finish baking.
  5. Adding the almonds will give them a nice toasted look and taste.

Then don’t forget to enjoy!

3 quick and easy breakfasts for cold mornings

ID-100151248On cold mornings, it is all you can do to get out of bed at times. If you find yourself struggling to get up and going, making breakfast is probably the last thing on your mind, but breakfast is a very important part of getting our day started right. When you find yourself needing a quick breakfast on a cold morning, try one of these.

Fruit, Maple, and Oatmeal Parfait
This wonderfully quick breakfast has all the things you need to get you up and going without taking up your whole morning. Make a bowl of quick oats in the microwave and chop up half of a Granny Smith apple. Add the apple, 2
tablespoons of dried cranberries, 2 teaspoonfuls of maple syrup, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, and four tablespoons of plain vanilla yogurt to the bowl. Mix well and enjoy! This gives you a serving of grains, half a serving of dairy, and a
serving of fruit in one bowl.

English Muffin Breakfast
You can get a serving of protein, grains, vegetables, and dairy in this one breakfast. Fry one egg and toast a whole wheat English muffin. Cut three strips of bell pepper, three slices of cucumber, three slices of tomato, and a few slices of onion. Add a smear of low fat cream cheese to the muffin on both sides, and then add the egg and veggies. Top with salt and pepper, cover the
whole thing with the muffin top, and enjoy with a glass of milk for a filling breakfast that is low in calories and high in the things you need to get your body and metabolism going.

Breakfast Fajitas
These fajitas are as simple as the other breakfasts on the list, but you may need to cook the meat the night before. Fry up some skirt steak and refrigerate. Then, in the morning, warm it up in a pan with bell pepper and onion and scramble and egg. On a whole wheat tortilla shell, add some cream cheese and slices of avocado. Add in the egg and the meat and pepper mixture.
Top with fresh tomatoes, roll up the fajita, and get ready for a great tasting breakfast that serves up one daily dose of veggies, two doses of protein, and more vitamins that you can count.

Way To Save: One chicken – Three meals

ID-100128378When it comes to saving money, stretching out meal ingredients is one of the best ways. If you are looking for a way to save money by making several meals with one main ingredient, check out these three meals made from one boiled chicken.

Chicken Noodle Soup
Obviously, the best thing to make with a whole chicken is going to be chicken noodle soup. This one is easy to do,

1 Whole chicken
1 10-ounce can of chicken broth
2 cups water
1.5 cups sliced carrots
1/2 cup of celery
1/4 cup of onion, diced
1 small bag of egg noodles
Salt and pepper to taste


Boil the chicken until done.
Pull about 2 cups of meat from the bones and scoop out 1 cup of broth.
Bring broth and the canned broth to a boil with the water.
Add in carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper, Allow to boil for three minutes, and then reduce heat, allowing to simmer for 20 minutes.
Add in chicken and cook for 10 minutes.
Add in noodles and cook for five minutes.

Chicken Spaghetti
Another great recipe to use up some of that chicken is chicken spaghetti.

3 cups chicken, shredded
1 8-ounce can Rotel tomatoes and peppers
1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes
2 10-ounce cans tomato sauce
1 block velveeta cheese
1 box of spaghetti noodles
Salt and pepper to taste

Bring cheese and all canned items to a simmer in a large sauce pan. Stir well until all cheese is melted. Add in chicken and stir until coated and warm. Add salt and pepper and stir. Cook noodle separately and drain and rinse well after they are done. Top noodles with chicken mixture and serve with a side of garlic bread.


Smothered Chicken and Mashed Potatoes
Using the rest of that chicken has never been so easy or delicious.

Remaining chicken, skin off
1 8-ounce can of cream of tomato
1/4 cup of beef broth
10 large potatoes
5 tablespoons sour cream
1 cup milk

4 tablespoons of butter
Salt and pepper

Mix the cream of mushroom with a bit of water, the broth, and some salt and pepper in a saucepan until warm. Peel, dice, and boil the potatoes until soft enough to mash. Drain, then return to the pot. Add in sour cream, milk, and butter and mash all together to make the potatoes. Add in more salt and pepper.  Warm the chicken, then top it with the mushroom gravy mix and add some to the potatoes. Serve with a side of green beans or black-eyed peas.