Archive for the 'Grilling' Category

Another Thanksgiving, Another Spiral Cut Ham on the Grill…

We had one of those late November Santa Anna conditions roll in just in time for Thanksgiving.  Probably had the warmest Thanksgiving Day we have experienced here around the old Pondee – I KNOW it was hotter than the “official” 91 degrees for our area. Won’t be going into a lot of detail with this […]

New Grill – Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 Combo Grill

Over the past couple of days have been enjoying our “new” grill.  I actually purchased it from Sam’s Club last year on a special, and it has taken me this long to finally get around to assembling it.  They are currently going for $349.00 at Sam’s Club which is the best buy by a long […]

Kielbasa Sausage, Bell Pepper & Onion on the Grill

This isn’t a recipe, more of a pictorial review.. One of Heidi’s favorite outdoor dishes is Kielbasa Sausage cooked with bell pepper and onion.  Our Son-in-law Jeff has perfected this dish over the last few years, but thought I would try my own twist, and revisit my old friends… The deep and shallow cast iron […]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

I had a plan for today, but as predicted by the weather-guessers earlier this week, Mother Nature has disagreed and we are expecting a couple of inches of rain, with possible thunder storms and hail, here in the inland valleys of San Diego County. 🙁 What I wanted to do was an outdoor version, (Pondee-style), […]

Giving away Jeff’s “secrets”…

Our Son-In-Law, Jeff, can grill a London Broil as well as any I’ve ever tasted – but recently we have noticed his end result is even more tender and tasty!  Heidi recently commented “this is as tender and juicy as as a Ribeye!” He has only made a single change – otherwise the rub/sauce, preparation […]

Learning as you go…

One of the truly great things about this life is being able to learn from mistakes, (it only works if you pay attention though). 😉 We have had an unusually cold and wet early December this year around the old Pondee – breaking several all-time records.  As a result, I have been playing indoors after […]

Happy Thanksgiving…

Mother Nature cut us a little slack around the old Pondee today and held off on the rain that had been threatening to pour on our Thanksgiving Day in predictions all week, (until late last evening when our local Meteorologist, John Coleman, informed us it would all blow right through San Diego County).  Sure enough […]

Hybrid Grill is assembled…

…and I didn’t have a thing to do with it. 😉 After a “lost weekend plus”, fighting this “bug” that is going around, I felt good enough last night to ask Heidi if she would mind if I assembled the new grill in our living room today – rather than outdoors – she agreed that […]

Time for a new propane grill…

Gave it a few weeks, and last night Heidi came in and simply said “we need a new grill, the tents on that old one are just about gone”.  Since I came to the same conclusion a few weeks ago, thinking it might be time to retire/replace the old one – have been out on […]

Mexican Mac and Cheese on the grill…

This is one of those quick and dirty recipes that can easily be done in the kitchen, using the stove-top and oven, our on the grill using the deep half of a combo cooker, and finally in a Dutch Oven.  The results will be good and tasty regardless of the method used to prepare it. […]