Jessica Karley, Forum News Service
In the past, I was leery of cooking pizza on the grill. I love to eat grilled pizza, but surprisingly, I had not been in a kitchen with anyone that had prepared it!
Popsicles are a soothing, cool, summertime treat. I often forget about them or pass by them in the grocery store, and it wasn’t until a five-minute-long conversation with my 4-year-old that I remembered why they were so good. His eyes got an extra twinkle as he looked up at them and said “But Mom! They are so … good! There is cream, and sugar, and strawberries, and butter, honey, and sugar in them! They are so tasty!” He might have been a little bit off on his ingredient list, but he was so certain they would be the best option for an after-dinner treat.
There is one food that I have a "beef" with when it comes to grilling. It's actually not with grilling beef, but chicken. Maybe it was one too many grilled chicken breasts in the '90s that seemed to be the only meat that was allowed when you were on a diet, or it could be that it always seemed to be so dry and bland. Boring, white meat chicken, grilled until we were sure it was dead and every last bit of juice had been pressed right out of it. We have all grilled that same piece of boring chicken, and we know it. Boring chicken, be gone!
One of the most common items I’m asked how to use is wild game. Coming from a hunting family, I have plenty of experience working with various game. While many of the questions refer to the 30 pounds of venison that are still in the freezer despite their family members out hunting for more, some of the questions are about pheasant. Pheasant can work great as a substitute for chicken, turkey or pork in many of the recipes that you already use.