Crunchy Coleslaw Hot Dogs This recipe for Crunchy Coleslaw Hot Dogs was originally supposed to coincide with opening day at Miller Park (or whatever it’s called now). As we all know, games have been postponed until further notice but that doesn’t mean we still can’t …
Category: Outdoor Cooking
Outdoor Cooking Fun, Sausages! You can’t talk about Memorial Day Weekend without mentioning outdoor cooking, grilling and picnic food. This year for Memorial Day weekend, our three grandkids, ages 7, 5 and 3 will be spending two nights with us. We’re not worried about the …
Grilled Lemon Pound Cake
Grilled Lemon Pound Cake is served with Cranberry Rhubarb Compote. If you have never grilled pound cake before then you are in for a delicious surprise! Any ‘flavor’ of pound cake can and should be grilled. Lemon, vanilla and butter flavored pound cake are our favorites. We like to served grilled pound cake topped with grilled fresh pineapple, whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Talk about delicious! Try grilled peaches or plums too.
Angel Food Cake
Another great choice for grilling is Angel Food Cake. Topped with roasted, balsamic strawberries or fresh strawberries macerated with vanilla sugar. Delicious!! Who needs chocolate! Grilled pound, angel food cake and grilled fruits scream Summertime to me. Whipped cream or ice cream is optional but always greatly appreciated. If you do need chocolate, and who doesn’t, top your pound cake with a drizzle of your favorite ice cream topping. Sort of like the ‘cherry’ on the top!
What is a Compote?
Compote [KAHM-poht] A chilled dish of fresh or dried fruit that has been slowly cooked in a sugar syrup, which may contain liquor or liqueur and sometimes spices. Slow cooking is important for the fruit to retain its shape and for the flavors to penetrate the fruit. This recipe for compote is freezer friendly too. Make a batch of compote, allow to cool completely and divide into freezer friendly plastic containers.
Cranberry and Rhubarb
Cranberry Rhubarb Compote is delicious. The two are meant for each other and compliment each other beautifully. If you like Strawberry and Rhubarb together, you will love the combination of Cranberry and Rhubarb. When cranberries are in season, usually in late October through December, pick up a few extra bags and throw them in the freezer. In the spring when rhubarb is in season make up a batch of compote.