Lazy Budget Chef: May 2019

Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Best Baked Sweet Potato French Fry Recipe You Will Ever Make!

Today's #SummerGrilling recipe has been sponsored by The Spice House, however, all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. #ad #SummerGrilling #TheSpiceHouse

What is a grilled burger without French fries?

Lonely. That’s what.

best baked sweet potato french fry recipe
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Saturday, May 11, 2019

How to Grill Steak for Beginners

Today's #SummerGrilling recipe has been sponsored by Hamilton Beach, The Spice House, and BBQGuys however, all opinions are my own. #ad #imabbqguy #HamiltonBeach, #TheSpiceHouse  #SummerGrilling

One of our oldest and dearest best couple friends are moving out of state to start a new adventure. As I was running Saturday errands, I got a text that they sold their house.  I decided to throw them a dinner party to celebrate that evening.

“What? Are you nuts?!” you say. No, not this time because I had an ace up my sleeve. My secret fancy but easy dinner party weapon was already in an reusable insulated shopping bag in the trunk of my car – steak.

I don’t eat steak or, red meat for that matter, very often but when I do it is grilled.  Growing up on Ohio’s North Coast, it was common for dads to trudge outside to grill steaks in the winter snow because, “steaks were meant to be grilled.”

how to cook steak the easy way
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Friday, May 10, 2019

Spicy Lentil Hummus Recipe

Today's #SummerGrilling recipe has been sponsored by Farmer’s Pantry and Joy Jolt  however, all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. #ad #SummerGrilling #CornbreadCrisps #joyjolt


Homemade hummus is one of my summer party go tos because it withstands the summer heat longer on a buffet or side table than cream based dips. I will let you in on one of my secrets to serving dips like hummus  that look super fancy with barely any effort:
Martini glasses.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Easy Grilled Maple Asparagus Recipe

Today's #SummerGrilling recipe has been sponsored by Hamilton Beech , and The Spice House, however, all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. #ad #SummerGrilling #HamiltonBeach #TheSpiceHouse

When it comes to cooking a asparagus as a side dish, I want to do something to bump up the flavor beyond salt and pepper. More often than not, I stare at the spices in my door length spice rack and get overwhelmed when it comes to combining them. That’s when I grab a spice blend like the those found in  The Spice House Best Sellers Collection because I know every spice in that bottle tastes good together and is measured in the proper amount so one spice doesn’t over power another.

Not to mention, my meal planning is usually goes like this: Hey, it’s almost dinner time and I really need a quick side dish. Better throw some vegetables on the Hamilton Beach® Indoor Searing Grill!

Because planning a recipe 2 to 3 minutes before the rest of the meal is ready is how I roll.

easy grilled maple asparagus recipe

Quick and Easy Grilled Maple Asparagus Recipe

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Blueberry Basil Martini Recipe

Today's #SummerGrilling recipe has been sponsored by Torani and Joy Jolt, however, all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. #ad #joyjolt #ToraniFlavor #SummerGrilling

One of my summer patio garden must haves is basil. It is easy to grow and versatile, which comes in handy when all of my basil plants decide they need harvesting at the same time. That’s why one my favorite summer cocktails to make is a blueberry basil martini.

The thing is, I don’t make it as often as I like because muddling blueberries is messy and fresh blueberries almost always start to go bad the second I bring them home from the store. Fortunately, there is an easy no mess solution to that – use Torani Blueberry syrup and serve it in a sturdy Joy Jolt martini glass!

Because the other reason I don’t make martinis more often is that I am terrible about accidently breaking the thin stems of my martini glasses, which isn’t an issue with the thick base of my Joy Jolt Carre glasses. See?

easy blueberry basil martini recipe
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Grilled Garlic Salmon Recipe

Today's #SummerGrilling recipe has been sponsored by Hamilton Beech, BBQ Guys, and The Spice House, however, all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. #ad #SummerGrilling #HamiltonBeach #imabbqguy #TheSpiceHouse

One of my favorite quick and easy healthy meals to make is fish, even better when I can grill it, which up until now, I’ve had to wait until summer and hope it doesn’t rain. Thanks to our sponsor Hamilton Beach® Indoor Searing Grill (you can learn more about it here) I can now grill indoors year round! Let’s do this!

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Quick and Easy Grilled Garlic Salmon Recipe




Monday, May 6, 2019

Summer Grilling Week: Pistachio Moscow Mule Recipe

Today's #SummerGrilling recipe has been sponsored by Torani however, all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience.  #ad #ToraniFlavor  #SummerGrilling

Summer is my favorite season to entertain because I can easily double the space in my condo for guests by opening patio door. And since we’re all standing around outside, I might as well fire up the grill. Grilling is my favorite (lazy) way to make dinner for dinner parties!

All this week we will be sharing amazing summer grilling recipes, and our readers have a chance to win some amazing prizes from our generous sponsors.  You're not going to want to miss a single day!


summer grilling recipes and giveaway

#SummerGrilling Week


This week, we're sharing the best grill recipes and celebrating the start of summer with an amazing giveaway, sponsored by BBQGuys, Farmer's Pantry, Hamilton BeachJoy Jolt, The Spice House, and Torani.

Pistachio Moscow Mule Recipe