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Popular Summer Grill Recipes

Independence Day is just around the corner, and your Fourth of July festivities can be made perfect with a grilling recipe that the whole family can enjoy. Parties and gatherings traditionally revolve around food, and summer is no different. When you’re planning a celebration during the summer, it usually revolves around the grill. Don’t disappoint your guests, neighbors, or family this year with the same old barbecued chicken and hot dogs. Impress them with these go-to grill recipes this summer.

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Cooking for a Crowd

If you have the Large, XLarge, or XXLarge Big Green Egg, you will have no problem cooking for a small group—or the whole block! Using the EGG, you can cook directly on the fire, grill indirectly or roast, smoke, and bake to complete your meal to perfection. The MHP Grill we sell at The Cozy Flame also offers a large grill surface for your summer gathering. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or just the family, our favorite recipes will work with our favorite grills and yours.

Summer Squash

Capture the flavor of summer with this Summer Squash and Red Onion recipe. Don’t settle for squishy, flavorless squash. This recipe is perfect for cutting costs and cutting calories. Don’t waste money on store-bought sides when you can grill healthy options right alongside the meat.


Don’t let your guests fill up on the same old chicken drumsticks, hot dogs, chips, and pasta salad. Dazzle them with dessert straight off the grill using your favorite cast-iron skillets. Indulge in this Cherry Berry Dutch Oven Cobbler or turn the potato salad on its head with this Dutch Oven Cheesy Potatoes Recipe.

DE-LISH on a Stick

Who said only meat and mushrooms belong on a skewer? We love kebabs and your guests and family will love them too! Kebabs are a great way to incorporate vegetarian options to the meal or bring together flavors that you might not otherwise try. This extensive list of 50 Kebabs from Food Network includes skewered masterpieces like Korean beef, chili beef, rosemary lamb, chicken liver, turkey meatball, chipotle shrimp, and more.

Hand-Made Pizzas

For the price of a decent pizza at the grocery store, you can handmake a family-sized pizza. Whether you’re looking to make one big pizza or several personal pizzas, it is a quick and satisfying way to use your grill. Bring together the taste of summer with this Corn, Sausage, and Cheddar grilled pizza and more. Don’t stop with the main course. You can finish off any barbecue or party with this Fruit Pizza a la mode!

At The Cozy Flame, we don’t just take grills seriously. We take grilling seriously! Try these summer grill recipes on your crew this summer and let us know how it went the next time you’re in the store. If you have enough leftover, bring some by!

If you’re in the market for a new grill, stop in and see our favorites in action. Visit our store at 116-Q Research Dr., in Milford, Connecticut.

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Fall Recipes for Your Outdoor Grill

Fall has arrived, and there is still so much fun to be had outside. You can keep using your outdoor space and using your grill for scrumptious meals and entertaining–all winter long if you want! Grilling outdoors offers tastes, textures, and easy cleanup thatt isn’t possible indoors. Whether you have a Big Green Egg or a MHP grill, you have everything you need at your fingertips to have perfectly grilled, seared, roasted, or baked foods this fall.Kabobs, pizzas and vegetables on the grill make for the perfect dinner this fall!

Handmade Pizzas

Bake a perfect pizza with the Big Green Egg. No longer do you need an elaborate outdoor pizza oven. All you need to transform your grill to a pizza machine is a Pizza & Baking Stone (also great for breads and desserts).
Start with the dough
Choose a dough recipe that will turn out delicious no matter what toppings you choose, and once you decide on the type of pizza you want, season the dough if necessary. To learn the secret to the best pizza dough, check out the Big Green Egg pizza publication here.
Mouthwatering toppings
The toppings you choose will retain their flavor when baked in your grill due to the way the Big Green Egg is designed. Choose complimentary toppings, or follow a recipe for best results.
Safety first
When removing your pizza from the baking stone, be sure to use an appropriate tool to prevent burns (and wasted food!). You should use an aluminum pizza peel for best results and check out the Pizza and Calzone EGGcessories as well.

Other Fall Favorites

Skewers and barbecue are not only summer favorites. Grilled goodies may be the perfect addition to your fall festivities to put it over-the-top.
Seasonal Squash — Grilled butternut squash with the perfect combination of seasonings or just a splash of olive oil creates mouth-watering aromas and becomes a wonderful side or appetizer.
Root Veggies — Sweet potatoes are sweeter when glazed with molasses and seared on a grill top. If you’re tired of pickled or boiled beets, wrap fresh sliced beets in foil with some butter, salt and pepper, and prepare to be amazed!
Throw in Fruits — Seasonal fruits such as peaches, pumpkins, and cranberries can blend beautifully with smoked meats and veggies. Honey-glazed chicken skewered with peaches or apples can have your friends and family coming back for more! Make your desserts on the grill by slicing and wrapping in foil with butter and cinnamon.

When you have a grill, the possibilities are endless. Check out this Collection of Fall Grilling Recipes for these specific recipes and more!

Not sure your grill is suitable for grilling pizzas, roasting veggies, or baking bread? It is! At The Cozy Flame we can hook you up with exactly the accessories that will make your experience easier and your food tastier.

Call 203-283-4459 or stop by at 116-Q Research Dr.

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