Baby Shower BBQ Series: BabyQ Shower Menu

Posted on February 24, 2013 by barbecueforlife

If you are considering throwing a backyard “BabyQ” shower and wondering what would be a good menu idea, below we have the menu that we did for the shower that I threw.  You can click on each blue link to go through and check out the individual recipes. The reason we went with the menu

Baby Shower BaByQ Series: Appetizer Recipes

Posted on December 11, 2012 by barbecueforlife

For the BabyQ party we threw this summer, I wanted to keep the appetizer simple and easy to prep ahead of time so that when people walked in the door, you can focus on saying hi to everyone, showing them where the drink table is and introducing friends to one another.  The last thing you

Appetizers for Party: Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed With An Almond

Posted on October 29, 2012 by barbecueforlife

Bacon wrapped dates stuffed with anything are always a huge hit at parties and beyond simple to make and prep ahead of time. You can stuff them with goat cheese, almonds, blue cheese….the possibilities are endless AND delicious. As we go into the holiday season, time to do a lot of food prep becomes more difficult

Baby Shower BBQ Series Post #2: BaByQ Theme Decorations

Posted on October 9, 2012 by barbecueforlife

If you’ve decided to throw a BaByQ and are looking for some great decoration ideas out there, there are PLENTY around to come up with a cute BabyQ theme.  In our case since our friend was having a boy we decided to combine it with a “Welcome Little Man” theme. We wanted to keep it

Baby Shower BBQ Series: BaByQ Invititations & Party Planning

Posted on September 20, 2012 by barbecueforlife

Entering that chapter of my life where all of my friends are starting to have babies–which equates to LOTS of baby showers. And after spending this summer going to 8 different baby showers and also throwing one myself, I decided it would be fun to do something a little different. Thus the BabyQ Baby shower

Favorite Recipe Book For Getting Started With The Paleo Diet

Posted on September 17, 2012 by barbecueforlife

Never heard of the Paleo diet but curious what it’s all about?  I’ve had a few people who read our regular blog posts ask me for more info about it and why I find it to be a good way to live healthy. Number one reason for myself is how much better I feel when

Simple Broccoli Salad: Great and Affordable Side Dish for Parties & Picnics

Posted on September 12, 2012 by barbecueforlife

Broccoli Salad is a delicious & affordable side dish for parties, picnics and barbecues. Takes only a few minutes to put together, holds up well even if you make the night before and is delicious!  Whenever I go to a barbecue potluck or anything where I should bring a side dish, this is one of

Simple Shrimp Skewer Recipe Wrapped in Basil & Bacon

Posted on July 24, 2012 by barbecueforlife

Who doesn’t love shrimp or prawns hot off the barbecue? Well then, have you ever tried shrimp wrapped in basil leaves and bacon then skewered together?  If you haven’t then you are missing out! The smoke from the barbecue combined with the fresh basil leaves and bacon infuse the shrimp with such a great and

Easy Grilled Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Posted on June 26, 2012 by barbecueforlife

Looking for an easy salsa recipe to make from scratch? This recipe we will show you how to make a grilled Pineapple Salsa from scratch but also give you some other variations. Make the Poblano-Red Onion Salsa base and then continue the recipe with variations.  So if you are throwing a party you can just

Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Salad Simple Recipe

Posted on June 4, 2012 by barbecueforlife

Who doesn’t love an Heirloom tomato and Mozzarella salad sprinkled with fresh basil and then drizzled with a balsamic reduction?   We know we love it! While you can make this recipe in so many different variations, with cherry tomatoes or otherwise, our favorite is with heirloom tomatoes when they are in season.  Tomato and Mozzarella