Tips for Grilling Steak


The last article I shared was all about alternatives to barbecuing burgers and dogs, which is great for sure.  But if you’re not looking to try to Grilled Fish Tacos or you want something to go along with the Chipotle Lime Sweet Potato Fries, nothing beats a classic steak, and the grill is a great was to cook one.  Here are some tips for getting the perfect steak out on the grill.


Best Blue Baked Mac’ n ‘Cheese

A great spin on a traditional favorite, this recipe adds Canadian bacon and crumbled blue cheese.  I’ve adapted it to my own taste from my Grandma’s recipe by adding some bold flavors.

Prep time: 20 min. | Cook time: 35 min. | Total: 55 min.


  • 8 oz elbox macaroni
  • ½ lb Canadian bacon (or ham), cubed
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 TBSP butter (I prefer Smart Balance, butter substitutes are fine)
  • 2 TBSP cornstarch
  • ¼ cup garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • ½ cup bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F
  2. Boil water & cook pasta approx.. 8 min.; strain & set aside when done
  3. While pasta cooks, brown Canadian bacon; set aside when done
  4. In a medium saucepan, combine milk, butter, cornstarch, garlic, dry mustard, salt, & pepper
  5. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly; after 1 min. remove from heat
  6. Stir in ¼ cup bread crumbs, cheeses & Canadian bacon
  7. Combine with macaroni & pour into greased casserole dish (or we always use 2 smaller casserole dishes)
  8. Sprinkle with remaining bread crumbs
  9. Bake, uncovered, for 25 min. – until golden brown


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