Monday, April 2, 2012


the autumn garlic is coming up! 
 R is teaching the girls how to seed "hack"
and transplant
(in the converted guestroom temporary "green"house☺)
all of this has my mouth watering
for fresh out of the garden summer tomatoes and zucchini...
summer is coming!
...but for now
I'm thinking (it's never too soon)
 to heat up the grill...

Simply Grilling 105 Recipes for Quick and Casual Grilling
By Jennifer Chandler
Published by Thomas Nelson
how about these simply delicious ribs?
 finished off with some grilled peach pound cake?
(even upside-down it looks yummy, right?!)
What I like about this "grill" book:
  ☺it does cover the basics
☺does not call for hard to find ingredients
 ☺is basically simple and
☺family friendly
Book Description
If your grilling repertoire is limited to burgers and hot dogs, it might be time to reconsider your grill’s true potential. Think beyond that typical backyard menu, and imagine serving up a platter of skewered Caribbean Grilled Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa or a Balsamic Beef Tenderloin alongside an Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad. Memphis chef Jennifer Chandler has assembled everything a grilling amateur could possibly need to achieve pitmaster caliber results any night of the week. Whether you’re cooking with gas, charcoal, or cast iron, Simply Grilling will eliminate the uncertainty and have you manning the flames with confidence.
In her accessible style, Chandler explains everything—the tools, the heat, and the flavors. If you’ve always found grilling to be a guessing game, you’ll never have to wonder again if the heat is just right or if you flipped your food too soon. From appetizers to desserts and everything in between, Simply Grilling is your guide to delicious meals, hot off the grate.
I received a copy of this book for the purpose of review. ☺


  1. Awesome book, I can't wait to start trying some of the ideas on my new grill. Thank you Annette for a great birthday present!

  2. Good Morning from the great state of Kentucky! Thinking of you today Annette. :)