I'm not very picky and I like to cook so Food Network and I get along swimmingly and I grab recipes off their website fairly often. These recipes are not off the website but they are from some Food Network chefs. I wasn't ambitious enough to make my own barbecue sauce, but I did find a corn idea that looked amazing (and was!).
(John Paul --master of the grill)
Okay, I confess, even though I like cooking one of the reasons I love grilling out is because John Paul does the grilling. I hate cooking meat and he likes to grill so it works out great. For this particular meal we went with Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's Wango Tango sauce (a favorite) which is tangy and kind of spicy. I marinaded the chicken in it for a few hours (while we went on a movie date) before we grilled it. It was a joint effort meal (also a favorite) since I was making the side dishes. All of the sides were pretty standard except that I finally got to try out a grilled corn recipe that I was sure John Paul would love. For some reason I just think everything tastes better on the grill. I love grilled veggies. We grilled our corn but that was just step one.
This recipe for was an "Italian-style" grilled corn on the cob which was covered in herbs and parmigiano-reggiano. You rolled the corn in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then dredged it in parmesan cheese and sprinkled it with red pepper flakes and fresh chopped mint.
(My dredging station)
Okay here's the official recipe (which I halfed for John Paul and I):
"Corn as Italians Would Eat It"
(Mario Batali recipe)
Okay one more. Yesterday, I made a penne dish that was surprisingly good. It's different and doesn't really have a sauce but it was great! Here's the recipe (which I again halfed for John Paul and I):
(This is obviously not the dish I made, but it was the one with the recipe and it's just so much prettier)