Sunday, June 30, 2013


Summer 2013

It's officially summer and we just got back from a week at a cabin in northern Minnesota.  We really lucked out and had great weather all week - we fished, swam, relaxed, ate, consumed tasty beverages, played some games and had quality family time.

Speaking of eats, we grilled out about every night and the 2 dinners that I think I can say we all enjoyed the most were:

Steak Tacos Avocado Salsa | Cooking on the Front Burner

These were prepared by Kristina and her husband and they were delicious!  It was a first for me having steak type tacos and I would definitely make these again (once I can get the recipe, I will share with you as well!).  We also had grilled corn that later was rubbed in some yummy Mexican spices.

This meal also went well with a tasty beverage.

The second dinner that has become a tradition for us are grilled pizzas.  Everything including the dough is cooked on the grill.... I first grill up the sausage, peppers and onions on skewers.

The dough (this time I used Trader Joe's for easy prep) is cooked on the grill until it gets nice and brown.

It gets flipped and seared for about 30 seconds.  Then it is removed and the toppings are added.

We used the above plus 3 types of cheeses - feta, mozzarella and parmesan - some sliced green onions and fresh diced tomatoes.  The finishing touch is a drizzle of Italian dressing.  Slide the pizza back on the grill to finish cooking and slightly charring the bottom (I used a pizza peel for the sliding).

Grilled Pizza with veggies and sausage | Cooking On The Front Burner

Slice and serve..... it's our favorite!

Grilled Pizza | Cooking on the Front Burner

Vacations are the best!  Can't wait for the the next one!!
Happy Summer!!


  1. Sounds like you had lots of fun and love your grills.

  2. It's been a long time since I've had a steak taco. My mom used to make them and we would get them from "the harbor " near Lake Michigan where we grew up. Look forward to trying your recipe


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