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Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges With Maple And Cinnamon

These roasted sweet potato wedges with maple and cinnamon are perfect as a side item, appetizer, or a sweet treat. (Naturally gluten-free)

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Bonus: these sweet potato wedges are naturally gluten-free, healthy, and they’re simple to make. When you’re tired of french fries or mashed potatoes as a side, consider these cinnamon and maple sweet potato wedges.

Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

Here’s how simple it is to make these. I like to leave the skins on, so be sure you clean, rinse, and dry the potatoes before cutting them into wedges. Sweet potatoes can be difficult to cut, so be sure your knife is up to the task! If possible, choose smaller sweet potatoes rather than larger for this recipe, just because cutting smaller potatoes is easier. Cut them length-wise, and then cut those pieces length-wise again so that you’re cutting wedges and not cubes. Place the wedges on a baking sheet. I like to line my baking sheet with foil for easy clean-up.

Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

For the maple cinnamon seasoning, which can also double as a dipping sauce, melt half a stick of butter in a microwave-safe bowl (or saucepan if melting on stove top), add 1/4 cup maple syrup and 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon. If you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt. Stir to combine. Drizzle sauce over sweet potato wedges. Don’t drown them, though, and reserve the remaining buttery concoction for dipping, if so desired. (You desire. Trust me. 😉 ) Lightly sprinkle a little more cinnamon on top of the wedges and then pop them into a pre-heated 400° oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and tender. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

Don’t forget the leftover buttery maple cinnamon sauce for dipping! Or just drizzle the remainder over those crispy wedges and serve!

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Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges With Maple And Cinnamon
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Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 4 Tablespoon (half a stick) of butter, melted
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Line a baking sheet with foil; set aside.

  3. Clean, rinse, and dry sweet potatoes before cutting into wedges. Cut them length-wise, and then cut those pieces length-wise again so that you're cutting wedges and not cubes. Place the wedges on the lined baking sheet. Set aside.

  4. Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl (or saucepan if melting on stove top).

  5. Add maple syrup and ground cinnamon to melted butter and stir to combine. If you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt.

  6. Drizzle sauce over sweet potato wedges. Reserve any remaining sauce for dipping, if so desired.

  7. Lightly sprinkle a little more cinnamon on top of the wedges and then pop them into a pre-heated 400° oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and tender.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

  9. Serve with remaining butter sauce for dipping or drizzle remaining sauce over sweet potatoes and serve.

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Grilled Corn On The Cob With Herb Butter

Nothing says summer like grilled corn on the cob with herb butter!

Grilled Corn On The Cob

Grilling vegetables is always a treat, and in the summer, grilled corn on the cob is no exception. Corn is available in abundance during the summer and stores practically give it away when their corn inventory exceeds available display space. Have you ever noticed that? Seriously, we just picked up 8 ears of corn for $2. (Next week they’ll probably have it BOGO!)

Grilled Corn On The Cob

I like to grill the corn and then take it off the cob, freeze it, and use it in yummy recipes later.

But first, here’s a simple way to grill corn without burning it.

Remove the husks from the corn and rinse well and remove any remaining corn silk. Lay each ear of corn on separate sheets of tin foil, very lightly drizzle corn with olive oil and salt and pepper generously. Wrap each ear of corn securely, making sure the ends are closed tightly. (You don’t want the olive oil leaking out and flaming up on the grill.)

Grilled Corn On The Cob

Place each wrapped ear of corn on a preheated grill. Turn flame down to medium. Grill for 15-20 minutes. Turn corn 2 or 3 times to make sure all sides get grilled. To check on progress of corn, using long-handled tongs, remove an ear from the grill and carefully open the foil.

When corn is done, remove from grill and foil packs and serve immediately. I like to add an herb butter to the hot corn. Look at all that buttery goodness! (Here’s my simple recipe for herb butter.)

Grilled Corn On The Cob

If you aren’t feeding a crowd and have some leftover ears of corn, consider cutting the corn off the cob and freezing it for later use. You’ll need two bowls – one large and one small. Place the small bowl upside down inside the larger bowl. Take a cooled ear of corn and place it upright on the small bowl. Holding the top of the corn with one hand, use a sharp knife to cut down the side of the cob. The corn will fall into the larger bowl. Turn the corn and continue slicing off all the corn. Repeat with remaining ears of corn. Place corn, divide if necessary, in quart-sized freezer bag and freeze for later use.

Grilled corn off the cob

Enjoy!

Grilled Corn On The Cob

Grilled Corn On The Cob With Herb Butter
 
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Grilled Corn On The Cob With Herb Butter (Here's my recipe for Herb Butter)
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 ears of corn, husked and rinsed
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Other:
  • tin foil
Instructions
  1. Remove the husks from the corn and rinse well and remove any remaining corn silk.

  2. Lay each ear of corn on separate sheets of tin foil, very lightly drizzle corn with olive oil and salt and pepper generously. Wrap each ear of corn securely, making sure the ends are closed tightly.

  3. Place each wrapped ear of corn on a preheated grill. Turn flame down to medium. Grill for 15-20 minutes. Turn corn 2 or 3 times to make sure all sides get grilled.

  4. To check on progress of corn, using long-handled tongs, remove an ear from the grill and carefully open the foil.

  5. When corn is done, remove from grill and foil packs and serve immediately. I like to add an herb butter to the hot corn. Here's my recipe for herb butter.

  6. How to cut corn off the cob
  7. If you have leftover ears of corn, consider cutting the corn off the cob and freezing it for later use. You'll need two bowls - one large and one small. Place the small bowl upside down inside the larger bowl. Take a cooled ear of corn and place it upright on the small bowl. Holding the top of the corn with one hand, use a sharp knife to cut down the side of the cob. The corn will fall into the larger bowl. Turn the corn and continue slicing off all the corn. Repeat with remaining ears of corn. Place corn, divide if necessary, in quart-sized freezer bag and freeze for later use.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Balsamic Vinegar And Parmesan Cheese

One of my favorite veggies to prepare is Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar and Parmesan Cheese. They’re so easy and delicious and they compliment just about every “meat and potatoes” type of meal.

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I especially like them when served with fish such as salmon. They’re equally yummy with steak and chicken, too.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Balsamic Vinegar and Parmesan Cheese

Here’s how I like to roast these beauties: wash and trim the Brussels sprouts and cut them in half. Toss them in a bowl and drizzle lightly with extra virgin olive oil and a healthy sprinkle of salt. Toss gently with a large spoon or your hands. Line a sheet pan with foil and place the sprouts on it. Spread them out so they’re not piled on top of each other. Place in a 400°F oven for 20 minutes. At the 20 minute mark, remove the sheet pan and lightly drizzle Balsamic vinegar over the sprouts. Place back in the oven to roast for another 10 minutes or until tender and lightly crisp.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Balsamic Vinegar and Parmesan Cheese

Once out of the oven, lightly sprinkle the sprouts with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Balsamic Vinegar and Parmesan Cheese

The heat from the sprouts will gently melt the cheese.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Balsamic Vinegar and Parmesan Cheese

It’s always acceptable to add a dash more Balsamic vinegar and more cheese once it’s on your plate ~ I always do! 😉

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Balsamic Vinegar and Parmesan Cheese
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Serves: 2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1lb Brussels Sprouts, washed, trimmed and cut in half
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Wash and trim the Brussels sprouts and cut them in half.

  3. Toss them in a bowl and drizzle lightly with extra virgin olive oil and a healthy sprinkle of salt. Toss gently with a large spoon or your hands.

  4. Line a sheet pan with foil and place the sprouts on it. Spread them out so they're not piled on top of each other.

  5. Place in a 400° F oven for 20 minutes. At the 20 minute mark, remove the sheet pan and lightly drizzle Balsamic vinegar over the sprouts. Place back in the oven to roast for another 10 minutes or until tender and lightly crisp.

  6. Once out of the oven, lightly sprinkle the sprouts with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

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Marinated Beef Kabobs With Veggies

These colorful Marinated Beef Kabobs With Veggies are easy to assemble and even easier to grill.

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Marinated Beef Shish Kabobs

It’s that time of the year – time to fire up the grill. Well, anytime is the time to grill, but especially during the spring and summer months when burgers and kabobs are the name of the game. These colorful Marinated Beef Kabobs With Veggies are easy to assemble and even easier to grill.

I like to make my own kabob marinade using gluten-free soy sauce, olive oil, garlic powder and Italian-blend herbs. I cut the steak into cube-sized chunks and throw them in the marinade and let them hang out in the fridge for a few hours. If you plan way ahead, you can let the beef marinate overnight.

Marinated Beef Shish Kabobs

For the veggies, I like to use a colorful combo of peppers, onions and tomatoes. Just cut into large chunks that will easily fit onto a skewer. I make the same marinade again and toss the veggies in it before skewering.

Marinated Beef Shish Kabobs

Years ago someone gave us a set of stainless steel BBQ skewers, which may possibly be one of the best gifts ever, especially if you grill kabobs! If you want some easy to use, easy to clean, flameproof skewers, consider grabbing a set.

Stainless Steel BBQ Skewers

Stainless Steel BBQ Skewers

Once you have everything skewered, put the kabobs on the grill. I like to line a grill pan (or two) with foil and set the skewers on that before placing on the grill. I do this because the oil from the kabobs tends to flare up. Safety first!

Marinated Beef Shish Kabobs

Your kabobs will still grill beautifully with the char marks. Use tongs to turn the skewers while on the grill so that all sides get evenly cooked. See:

Marinated Beef Shish KabobsYou can serve up the beef kabobs individually, or carefully slide them off the skewers onto a big plate and dig in.

Marinated Beef Shish Kabobs

Enjoy!

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Marinated Beef Kabobs With Veggies
 
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Marinated Beef Kabobs With Veggies
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Serves: 2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 grass-feed steaks
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper
  • 1 large orange bell pepper
  • 6-8 Campari tomatoes
  • Marinade:
  • (Note: I use this marinade twice in this recipe, so you will need double the ingredient volume listed.)
  • ⅓ cup gluten-free soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning blend
  • Stainless Steel BBQ Skewers (affiliate link)
Instructions
  1. Make marinade for the meat by whisking gluten-free soy sauce, olive oil, garlic powder and Italian seasoning blend together in a glass bowl. Set aside.

  2. Cut steak into large chunks. Add steak chunks to marinade. Stir to combine and cover steak with marinade. Cover bowl tightly and marinate in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

  3. In another glass bowl, make marinade again for the veggies. Set aside.

  4. Chop onions and bell peppers into large chunks. Add to marinade along with tomatoes. Toss to cover.

  5. Line your grill pan(s) with foil.

  6. When ready to skewer, alternate meat and veggies on each skewer and set on lined grill pans.

  7. Grill over medium heat, using long-handled tongs to turn each skewer periodically to ensure even grilling on all sides.

  8. Remove from heat and serve kabobs as individual skewers or remove from skewers to large plate and serve.

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