10 Foods You Didn't Know You Could Grill
Fire up that grill, and toss on these treats.
It's no secret corn on the cob, steaks and hot dogs are more delectable when grilled, but you can grill so much more than these classics. Did you know grilled watermelon and pineapple taste amazing? Try them and the other recipes below at your next cookout for a delicious surprise.
Make It: Grilled Fruit Skewers
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Impress guests by grilling brie, a Caesar salad and pound cake.
Try Food Network's recipe: Poke holes in a sheet of foil, then grill edamame on top until slightly charred.
Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower
Make It: Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Skewers
Make It: Food Network's Grilled Potato Salad
Meatball Marinara Dippers
Place foil before grilling, or make the meatballs large enough so they don't fall through the grates.
Make It: Meatball Marinara Dippers
Healthy Peach Crisp
Try Food Network's recipe: Put beets in foil pouches with a little olive oil. Grill until soft, then peel. Or throw peeled, halved beets on the grill until slightly charred.
After: Family-Friendly Getaway
A sprawling 2-level cedar deck and brick patio anchored by an outdoor fireplace and pergola provide ample space for alfresco dining and relaxing with friends or family. To soften all the hardscape, Chris Lambton and crew pushed back the wooded area to make room for a sinuous bed filled with perennials for year-round appeal and blooming annuals for color.
After: Beachy-Keen Backyard
Chris Lambton and crew clear the property then create designated zones for dining, gardening, gathering around a sandy firepit and even an enclosed outdoor shower. To provide shade, a vintage ship's sail covers the door to the home while a purple leaf plum tree, chosen for its vibrant leaves and short stature, is planted within the deck. Beachy Elijah blue fescue and other ornamental grasses combine with sun-loving celosia, butterfly bushes and sunflowers to fill the yard with color.
After: Lush and Inviting
After removing the poison ivy and ill-conceived wood chips, the crew expand the existing deck topping it with an L-shaped bar. A wide paver patio boasts a dining table for six at one end and a shady pergola at the other. Professional landscaper Chris Lambton adds life to the backyard with fountaingrass, late-blooming lilacs, spirea and unexpected pops of color with ornamental peppers, asparagus and lettuces.
After: Cabo-Inspired Landscape
The resort-like backyard features outside beds in light-colored fabrics with rich vibrant curtains hung on the wooden canopies surrounding the pool. The pool area is upgraded with copper bowls housing fire, and the kitchen has everything needed for a party, including a grill and bar. The view at night is spectacular with all the outdoor lighting illuminating the trees and plants.
After: Outdoor Entertaining Space
A pergola is designed with a fireplace, wood floors and seating that is slightly elevated from the rear gardens. This gorgeous outdoor room is perfect for enjoying meals, lounging or sharing birthday cake. To make life easier, artificial turf is installed; the modern grass looks real, but the maintenance is practically zero. A pool, spa and top-of-the line barbeque round out the newly landscaped backyard.
After: Yard With a View
Designers Rick and Tania King want to make the most of the yard, so they design a long fireplace to frame the view. Since watching weekend sports games is a must, an outdoor living room features plasma TVs, surround sound and comfy couches.