Tag Archives: grilling

Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Recipe

I was excited by the idea of Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs, but the actual result was even better than I imagined!

If you haven’t tried Caribbean Jerk Seasoning before, it’s a Jamaican hot spice mixture, generally rubbed on pork or chicken. In this meatball recipe I combined both pork and chicken with a Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Paste that I have absolutely fallen in love with!

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Grilled Tomato & Kale Salad

Grilling tomatoes & kale puts a totally new twist on a traditional kale salad, it’s vegetarian, gluten free & perfect as a summer side dish or entree!

Grilled Tomato & Kale Salad Recipe

Since it’s summertime and all I want to do is grill everything, that’s exactly what I did this week! From Caribbean Jerk Meatballs to Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon (I seriously can’t stop eating this dish!) to this Grilled Tomato & Kale Salad recipe, it was a grilling kind of week at my house!

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Grilled Vegetable Lo Mein

Grilled Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe

Yesterday was the first official day of summer, and with the start of summer comes the start of grilling season!

When most people think of grilling, they think meats, Coffee Crusted Tri Tip, Chili Lime Shrimp, or Chicken Fajita Skewers, and while I love all these meaty dishes on the grill, I also love grilled vegetables!

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Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Chicken & peppers are wrapped in bacon, grilled & basted with a homemade teriyaki sauce in this simple, scrumptious recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Skewers!

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewer Recipe

Three weeks ago, I was a judge at San Diego’s Bacon & Barrels Festival for the second year in a row. (I know, I know, my job does NOT SUCK! 😉 )

This years highlight for me was a Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewer from Corbin’s Q, a local San Diego BBQ catering company.

Since they don’t currently operate a restaurant in San Diego, I had to come home and recreate their delicious skewers so I could get another taste of the goodness!

Secret confession: I’m also always looking for any excuse to make my super simple, super delicious 10 minute teriyaki sauce recipe 😉

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Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers Recipe

With grilling season under way, all I can think about is what I’m going to grill next!

From Bruschetta Turkey Burgers to Spinach Artichoke Turkey Burgers to these Hawaiian Turkey Burgers, I’m always looking for ways to make burgers just a little bit healthier during swimsuit season, which just so happens to overlap with grilling season 😉

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Spinach Artichoke Turkey Burgers

Spinach Artichoke Turkey Burgers

The sun is shining, the coats are put away and the grill is lit, because it’s almost summer and that means grilling season is here!

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Teriyaki Steak Shish Kabob

This Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Steak Shish Kabob recipe is perfect for Summer BBQ’s, but also easy enough to whip up for dinner anytime!

Teriyaki Steak Shish Kabob Recipe

My favorite season is upon us, grilling season!

Whether it’s a shish kabob, burger, hot dog, chicken or Grilled Strawberry Lemonade (yes that’s a thing!) I love grilling up fruits, veggies and meat all Summer long!

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Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls

Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowl Recipe

Bowls in the food world are the equivalent to Game Of Thrones in the TV world, SO HOT RIGHT NOW!

If you google “Bowl Trend In Food” you’ll find dozens of articles about how “Bowls Are The New Plates” (yes, that’s actually the title of an article from The Wall Street Journal! 🙂 )

This is one food trend that I’m not upset about at all! You can pack a lot of healthy ingredients into a bowl, while also adding a ton of flavor to make it super yummy!

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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Sliders

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Sliders

This time last year, I introduced King’s Hawaiian Jalapeño Rolls for the first time in a recipe for Roasted Jalapeno Honey Carne Asada Sliders. This recipe still remains one of my all time favorites!

As soon as I tried one bite of those sweet and spicy jalapeño rolls, I was hooked!

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Grilled Pineapple Moscow Mule

Fresh grilled pineapple adds delicious flavor to a classic Moscow Mule in this tasty cocktail recipe, perfect for Summer BBQ’s!

Grilled Pineapple Moscow Mule Recipe

Today is Opening Day at Petco Park and the beginning of baseball season in San Diego!

To help kick off the Padres season, I joined my friends at San Diego 6 News this morning for a segment on Hot Dog Toppings To Pair With Your Favorite Cocktails.

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General Tso’s Chicken Wings

General Tso Chicken Wings Recipe

Happy Monday everyone! I’m about to head over to see my friends at San Diego 6 News & host a live cooking segment all about Chinese appetizer recipes that are perfect for celebrating Super Bowl & the Chinese New Year!

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Bratwurst Beer Mac & Cheese

Bratwurst Beer Mac and Cheese Recipe

Alright guys, it’s confession time, I might be a tad bit obsessed with mac and cheese 😉

Whether it’s Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese,  Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese, or this new Bratwurst Beer Mac and Cheese, I just can’t get enough of the creamy, cheesy, pasta goodness!

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Sriracha Candied Bacon Brie Cheeseburger

Sriracha Candied Bacon Brie Cheeseburger Recipe

What does the ultimate cheeseburger look like?

This is what the ultimate cheeseburger looks like!

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BBQ Chicken Peach Bacon Cheddar Quesadilla

BBQ Chicken Peach Bacon Cheddar Quesadilla Recipe

For this recipe, I basically decided to toss 4 of my favorite things in between a couple of tortillas and make the most bomb.com quesadilla ever!!!

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BBQ Meatball Sub

BBQ Meatball Sub Recipe

Growing up, I loved to put BBQ sauce on everything! Maybe it was the sweetness of the sauce, or maybe the fact that I grew up in the south, but either way, I loved it!

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Grilled Berry S’Mores

Grilled Berry S'Mores Recipe

This weekend is the 4th of July and I couldn’t be s’more excited (see what I did there 😉 ) to head to Houston to visit my sweet 90 year old Nana and the rest of my fam!

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Blackened Grilled Salmon

Blackened Grilled Salmon with Lemon Herb Compound Butter

One of my favorite things to eat during the summer is salmon, this delicious fish provides so many health benefits, I always feel good about eating it!

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Caprese Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Caprese Grilled Chicken Sandwich Recipe

And today on the blog… more grilling goodness!!

For today’s recipe I’m combining one of my favorite summer salads, the caprese, with the deliciousness of a grilled chicken sandwich!

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Grilled Strawberry Lemonade

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Ever since I completed my Balcony Makeover a couple of weeks ago, all I’ve wanted to do is hang out on the balcony and grill EVERYTHING!

Seriously, 8 out of 10 new recipes posted this week, or coming in the next two weeks on the blog, are grilled, I can’t be stopped, must grill everything… including lemonade!

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Bruschetta Turkey Burgers

Bruschetta Turkey Burger Recipe

This past weekend kicked off the unofficial start of Summer with Memorial Day Weekend, which also means the start of grilling season… and swimsuit season!

While I’m not willing to give up a juicy delicious cheeseburger over the summer, I am totally up for slimming it down with turkey instead of beef! That’s why I partnered up with my friends at Jennie-O to create this fresh and healthy burger, perfect for getting your summer grill on while keeping in swimsuit shape!

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Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon

Today’s post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. Thanks for supporting all of the awesome WhitneyBond.com partners like Cost Plus World Market!

Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon Recipe

When it comes to this Korean BBQ Sauce, I literally can NOT get enough! It started on Slow Cooked Meatballs for Superbowl, then went to Slow Cooked Chicken for Tacos (OMG, seriously, a MUST MAKE!) Now, I decided that it was time to take my new favorite sauce to the grill!

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Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Hot Dogs

Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Hot Dog Recipe

When it comes to hot dog recipes, there are a lot of fun ways to mix up the delicious dish traditionally served at BBQ’s and summer parties!

While ketchup, mustard and relish may take the cake as the “traditional” way to top your dog, this hot dog recipe featuring grilled pineapple, roasted jalapeños and homemade teriyaki sauce will have you ditching traditional and going “Hawaiian style” on your next dog!

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Garlic Lemon Grilled Asparagus with Feta Cheese

Garlic Lemon Grilled Asparagus with Feta Cheese

I just redecorated my balcony with all new furniture and decor, and now all I want to do is grill everything and hang out on the balcony!

And that’s pretty much what I’ve been doing for a week straight!

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Asian Chicken Sliders

Asian Chicken Sliders


Today, I’m so excited to introduce you to a new slider recipe, as well as a new WhitneyBond.com partner!

I’m sure that many of you are familiar with Litehouse products already, but for those of you who aren’t, I’m happy to fill you in on all of the goodness they have to offer!

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Sriracha Steak Wrapped Jalapeño Popper Skewers

Steak Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Where oh where do I come up with these recipe ideas, I wish I could tell you!

Why oh why do I decide to come up with these recipe ideas at 10:30 PM? I also wish I could tell you that!  Basically the worst time ever to be thinking about delicious food. Now it’s late, I’m in bed and I’m SO hungry!

I guess that’s just one of the very few downsides that come with being a professional food blogger 😉

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Rosemary Sage Pork Tenderloin Skewers

Rosemary Sage Pork Tenderloin Skewers

I’m totally a sucker for delicious food that comes on a stick.. and I’m not talking deep fried fair food!

Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers, Rosemary Steak and Potato Skewers, Grilled Vegetable Skewers, all delicious, all food that comes on a stick, but is healthy and not deep fried!

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Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Grilled Vegetable Skewers

For the most part, cooking in my house goes down like this:

  1. Recipe Idea Brainstorming
  2. Writing Out Recipe
  3. Grocery Shopping for Recipe
  4. Creating Recipe in the Kitchen
  5. Photographing Recipe
  6. Blogging About Recipe

For this recipe, I skipped straight to #4!

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Blueberry BBQ Grilled Salmon

Blueberry BBQ Salmon Recipe

Just call this the superfood of all superfood dinners! Blueberries and salmon are filled with  antioxidants and Omega 3s which increases brain stimulation and fight against depression, stress, cancer and arthritis.

Can I get an amen for being smart, happy, relaxed and healthy?! Oh yeah, I like all of those things!

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Little Leopard Book Photo Shoot Spring 2013

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I’m so excited to share my favorite images from the Spring 2013 LLB photo shoot with Kenneth Ruggiano!

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Kenneth is responsible for the amazing images you see around LLB’s social media pages which came from the very first Little Leopard Book photo shoot almost exactly a year ago. I was so excited when the opportunity arose to work with him again!

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The first look was very special for me because the dress is one that my Mom wore in the 70s!

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I’m lucky enough to have a Mom with timeless style and I was extremely proud to wear her dress in the shoot!

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The next look is basically what you will find me wearing on a daily basis in the kitchen: leopard jeans, t shirt and neon green apron, gotta have that pop of color!

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I’m actually kind of obsessed with this apron I found at World Market the morning of the shoot!  It’s going to be so fun for summer BBQ’s!

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We then moved the shoot outdoors to catch me in one of my favorite places: at the grill!

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Then it was back inside to mix up some more cupcake batter while showing love to my favorite NBA team, the OKC Thunder!

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Thunder Up!

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Next, we grabbed a couple images while I wrote out my dinner menu on the awesome Hanging Wall Menu I created!

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This look was very special to me because it included two of my most prized possessions: the original Little Leopard Book and my Grandma Meme’s crystal bell.

When I was a little girl my Meme always let me ring the bell when dinner was ready.  I took such pride in letting everyone know it was time to eat!  When we lost her a couple years back, I asked my Dad if I could have the bell so that I could continue on my tradition of ringing the dinner bell in her honor. Every day I look at the bell and remember the amazing woman she was and all that she taught me about cooking, food, life and family!

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As the sun began to set on the LLB photo shoot, we grabbed one last look with a very special Little Leopard Oven Mitt, given to me at Christmas by my Dad!

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And that’s a wrap!

Thanks so much for checking out the images from our shoot!  It was such a fun day and I’m so excited to share the pictures with you all!

I will be selecting one of the above images as the new default LLB homepage photo!  I’d love to hear which one is your favorite!

Cheers and Happy Cooking from LLB 🙂