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Best Burgers in Delaware

Last Saturday was by far the best day of the summer, at least when it came to eating grilled burgers.  The 2015 DE Burger Battle was held at The Cauffiel House in Wilmington and there was plenty of food (all burgers), family fun and musical entertainment.  To top it off, having the opportunity to judge some of the best burgers in Delaware – what more could I ask for? 

If you read Monday’s post you already know who won, but if not, click here to read it. 

To all my friends in the USA, I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day holiday weekend.  If you have plans to travel be safe on the road, and if you will be sticking close to home, eat, drink, and be merry for Tuesday will be here in a minute.  I will be home catching up on some reading and doing a few outdoor chores…pool lounging!  

I will also be firing up the grill and even though my burgers won’t be as good as these, they will be tasty. 

Now without further adieu, here are just a few of the burgers from last week’s #DeBurgerBattle

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The sights of these burgers was awesome so you can just imagine how it was smelling with all those grills fired up – sizzling summer!

The smell of grilled burgers See ya next year at De Burger Battle

Chicken Kabobs & Lemonhead Lemon Bars | Friday Foodie Feature

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Hello friends,

the summer may be fading fast, but don’t put away the grill just yet, why not fire it up and make some chicken kabobs for dinner tonight?  Kabobs are a quick and easy way to cook both your meat and veggies together on a stick whether it’s with chicken, beef or seafood. chicken kabobs with macaroni salad If using wooden skewers, allow them to soak in water for about 15 mins, this will prevent them from scorching or burning too badly.

soak wooden skewers

I like using cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and sweet peppers.

veggies for the kabobs

Cube boneless, skinless chicken, then sprinkle on a little pepper and any seasoning of your choice.

marinated chicken diced Thread chicken cubes and veggies onto the skewer.

chicken kabobs

Before placing the kabobs onto a high, preheated grill, spray them with a little cooking spray or brush with olive oil.  Grill for approximately 10 minutes or until done, you can also brush on a little barbecue or hot sauce if you prefer.

chicken kabobs

You know me, I have to have a little something sweet, so for dessert I made Krusteaz Lemon Bars but with a twist, crushed Lemonhead Candy sprinkled on top.

Lemonhead Lemon Bars

Lemonhead Lemon Bars

Following the directions on the box, I baked the Lemon Bars then allowed them to cool before adding some crushed candy.

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crushed lemonheads sprinkled atop the lemon bars

What is your favorite dessert?  Mine is cake and ice cream…why…because tomorrow is MY BIRTHDAY!!!

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Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


Black and Blue Burgers ~ Friday Foodie Feature, Inc.

Hello friends and Happy Fri-Yay!  

The weekend is here and the weather is great so put away those take-out menus and fire up the grill.

Tonight try making a Black and Blue Burger!

Burgers made with Bleu Cheese I made these during the Labor Day holiday weekend and they were so simple to make.  You can use either Blue or Goat Cheese to jazz up an ordinary burger.

Black and Bleu Burger

There were only a few ingredients I needed to create these delicious burgers.


  • Ground Beef or Ground Chicken or Turkey

  • 1 Egg

  • Blue Cheese Crumbles

  • 1 Packet Lipton Recipe Secrets

  • Fresh Sweet Peppers sliced

  • Buns

  • Condiments

Mix the ground beef, egg and packet of Lipton Recipe Secrets in a medium bowl.  I usually wear plastic gloves because I hate having meat under my nails, but make sure to wash your hands after handling raw meat even if using gloves.

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Separate meat into 2 equal portions, and use just enough to make the number of patties required.  With your thumb make a dimple in the middle of each patty.  Sprinkled on a few pieces of Blue Cheese Crumbles then top with a slice of pepper.

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Burgers filled with Bleu Cheese Use the other half of beef to cover each patty, pinch the sides to ensure cheese crumbles are covered.

Blue Cheese Burgers

Fire up the grill and cook patties for approximately 8 mins on each side or until thoroughly done reaching an internal temperature of at least 160 F.

BTW, I left mine on the grill too long and burned them, hence the title “BLACK and Blue”, so keep an eye on them.

Grilled burgers

While the burgers are cooking, “dress your buns”.  I like mine lightly toasted with raw onions, sliced tomatoes, ketchup and pickles!

condiments for burgers

My men and I all love cheese so you know this is the only way I make burgers on the grill or on top of the stove!  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014


Switch To Turkey ~ Hot Dogs wrapped with Bacon

Hello friends,

Happy Labor Day 2014, the unofficial end of the summer (BOO!!!). I can’t remember a summer flying by as fast as this one did, how about you?

So what are your plans for the grill today? It’s going to be a gorgeous day here in Delaware so I’ll be outside cooking later this afternoon.  However, if you are staying indoors but still want grilled hot dogs you might want to try this tasty recipe.

Switch to Turkey Dogs

I used Jennie-O turkey products because we don’t eat pork and not a lot of beef.   I wrapped a slice of turkey bacon around each hot dog then secured them with two toothpicks.

Switch to Turkey Hot Dogs and Bacon


Pour a little olive oil in the skillet and allow the bacon wrapped dogs to cook for approximately 15 minutes, turning to keep them from burning.

Switch to Turkey Hot Dogs and Bacon

Once the bacon is crispy, add chopped onions and peppers, turn heat on low allowing the peppers and onions to soften for a few minutes longer.

add onions and peppers


Remove toothpicks and turn hot dogs to ensure they are thoroughly cooked.  In the meantime, toast your bun.

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Switch to Turkey Hot Dogs and Bacon

Dress your bun” with your choice of condiments add chips or fries and enjoy!

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What is your favorite way to cook hot dogs?

Can’t forget to include a little adult beverage, remember to drink responsibly!

watermelon, mint and pineapple slushy   watermelon mint and pineapple slushy

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


Yoshi Grill Mats | Unsolicited Review, Inc.


Summer is the season for grilling and I am not going to lie, I’m NOT a good griller.  I never know how long to keep the meat on the grill so it usually ends up being overcooked, dry or burned.

I received an iDevices Bluetooth connected kitchen thermometer from @SwitchToTurkey, but haven’t had a chance to program it.  I love seeing grill marks on meat but never put it directly onto the grates, only onto a piece of non-stick foil.

We purchased a Char Broil Red grill in 2010 but the bottom pans have already rusted away so the flames chars the food more than it cooks it.  

One evening hubby heard me complaining about the grill so he took it upon himself to order a Yoshi Grill Mat, one of those “As Seen On TV” items, he’s such a sweet man!

It seemed like it took forever to arrive but when it finally did, I was far from impressed.

Yoshi Grill Mats

Not having seen the commercial I wasn’t sure how these “plastic” mats were going to work on a hot propane grill, so I didn’t bother to use them for over a week.  

When I finally decided to give them a try I was truly surprised and thoroughly pleased with the results!  I used one mat for the chicken but wasn’t sure about the veggies so I kept them in the pan before placing them onto their own grill mat.

veggies for the grill drumsticks on the grill

chicken thighs on the grill mat

It was true, the chicken and veggies cooked nicely and there were even grill marks.  Nothing burned or dried out, everything was moist – these Yoshi Grill Mats will definitely be used on the grill for the rest of the season.

grilled chicken on the Yoshi Grill Mat

grilled chicken thighs

For dessert I made this watermelon summer salad after seeing it on a Google+ post, which was a perfect way to end the meal.

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If you are a Grill Master you need to order a set of Yoshi Grill Mats!  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


Red White & Blueberry Dessert

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.

Last week I stopped at Shoprite to pick up a few items for dinner and they had a sale on their pudding cakes, all flavors for $1.99.  There were so many choices but I settled on Blueberry.

I made it a little more delicious by grilling it in butter and adding Reddi Wip cream and strawberries.  Hey, if you are going to eat dessert, you might as well make it good!

Red White and Blueberry Dessert

Melt two pats of butter in a pan, add a few slices of cake and let it warm on low heat for 3-5 minutes.

grill cake in a little butter

I wanted the grill marks so I used this pan, and am sure it would be just as good on an outdoor grill or in a George Forman Grill.

grill for 3-5 mins

Top with Reddi Wip cream and a few slices of strawberries, but if you want a few more calories, top with ice cream!

Red White & Blueberry Dessert


What is your favorite dessert?

Don’t forget to come back this evening at 6:00 for the #WWDParty!

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!