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Did you catch our last blog “Ideas for a Wet and Wild Party”?  We decided to extend it with some recipe ideas as we had so much fun looking to see what is out there!

I remember my Snoopy Snow Cone maker when I was a little girl.  I use to love it, dad hated it.  Due to my lack of strength, he was the one who had to put the pressure on the top to hold the ice in, while turning that little plastic crank to shave the ice.  I sometimes wonder whatever happened to my Snoopy Snow Cone Machine?…  Anyway, I’m sure my dad would love to help me make a snow cone now that I own a blender that can do the manual labour for him.

DIY Snow Cone Syrup

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 package of unsweetened drink mix (Kool-Aid or other brand). Or you can use ½ teaspoon (or more depending on how strong you like it) of your favorite extract.
  • container to put syrup in

Find the complete directions for making your own Syrup using this link:  https://www.isavea2z.com/diy-snow-cone-syrup-recipe/


Looking for more of an adult version of slush?  Why not try:

 Watermelon-Moscato Slush

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Ingredients

  • 6 c.watermelon cubes, seeds removed*
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 c. Moscato {or other slightly sweet white wine}
  • additional Moscato for serving

Find the rest of the directions from “the kitchen is my playground” website at: http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2013/06/watermelon-moscato-slush-summer-fun.html


Looking for a new side dish to go along with the BBQ?  I found this recipe and will be trying it over the weekend.

Warm Grilled Potato Salad with Lemon and Oregano

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A tasty, warm grilled potato salad with plenty of bright fresh flavours in the dressing and finished with some crumbled feta cheese.

Ingredients

  • 12 medium sized red potatoes
  • a few tsp olive oil for brushing on the potatoes
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ small red pepper , finely diced
  • finely grated zest of one lemon
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 2- 3 ounces feta cheese

Find the complete recipe with this link:  http://www.rockrecipes.com/grilled-potato-salad/


For the vegetarian – or those who just love vegetables:

Grilled Fajita Vegetable Skewers

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Ingredients

  • 5 fresh corn cobs
  • 3 average sized zucchini
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 large red onion
  • 8 ounces small brussels sprouts
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 1 stick salted butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Fajita Seasoning Mix
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 12 thick wooden skewers or metal skewers

See the full recipe here:  http://www.aspicyperspective.com/grilled-fajita-vegetable-skewers/2/


For the Chicken Lovers

Bourbon Bacon BBQ Chicken Kebabs Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz barbecue sauce
  • 1/8 cup bourbon
  • 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 6 slices uncooked bacon, cut into small pieces

Complete recipe can be found using this link:  http://cookingwithjanica.com/bourbon-bacon-bbq-chicken-kebabs-recipe/


If steak is more to your crowds liking, why not tempt them with:

Herb and Garlic Rolled Steak Medallions 

A delicious method for infusing herb and garlic flavours into grilled steak.

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Ingredients

  • 8 thin cut strip loin steaks
  • 6 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 tbsp chopped rosemary
  • 4 tbsp chopped oregano
  • 4 tbsp chopped chives
  • ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
  • 6 tbsp melted butter

The full how to can be found on this link:  http://www.rockrecipes.com/herb-garlic-rolled-steak-medallions/


For Dessert, why leave the BBQ?  With tempting recipes such as these, we could BBQ all day long!

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream

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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe peaches
  • 2 ripe nectarines
  • canola oil
  • 8 large scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Honey and sea salt for finishing

These look so tasty – Here is the complete recipe:  http://whatsgabycooking.com/grilled-peaches-with-vanilla-ice-cream/


Your backyard is the ideal place to make memories with your families and friends.  Enjoy your wet and wild party!

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