BBQ Balsamic Pineapple Chicken Foil Packs

Lisa Phillips

It's camping and grilling season, and there are so many delicious recipes for your campfire and grill, we couldn't resist sharing one with you. We found one we really liked on Eatwell.com and made just a few tweaks. This is a perfect sweet and savory summer treat for your tastebuds!

 

BBQ Balsamic Pineapple Chicken Foil Packs

 

Foil Packet Ingredients

4 skinless boneless chicken breasts

2 cups fresh pineapple chunks

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

Coarse Smoked Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste

 

Sauce ingredients

½ cup of your favorite BBQ Sauce

2 teaspoons minced garlic

3 tbsp Lemongrass Balsamic (Or any citrus balsamic you have on hand)

3 tbsp Garlic Olive Oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika

Lay four 12x18 inch pieces of heavy duty nonstick foil out on your work surface. Place pineapple and peppers in the center of each piece of foil. Pat chicken breasts dry with paper towels, and place chicken breast on top of other ingredients. Season generously with salt and pepper.

In bowl, combine the sauce ingredients and mix thoroughly. Divide the sauce over each chicken pack.

Fold the foil over the chicken and vegetables to close off the pack, and pinch the ends together so the pack stays closed.  

Transfer to a grill or over the fire on a grill grate over medium heat. Bake for 20-30 minutes, testing with meat thermometer until chicken reaches 165 degrees.

Serve immediately.

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Firecracker Pancakes

Lisa Phillips

Did everyone have a Happy 4th of July? We went camping, and I had this great idea for pancakes using the Patriotic Sprinkles we sell in the store. So I thought I'd give it a try, and it actually worked! Super fun and exciting. My kids LOVED them. So here you go!

Firecracker Pancakes

All you need is the Pancake Mix of your choice and some Patriotic Sprinkles. 

Pour your pancakes on a griddle like normal, and just before flipping them, throw some sprinkles on top. Then Flip and cook until they are done. They will slightly melt and make your pancakes all fun and colorful! Bada-bing bada-boom. Firecracker Pancakes.

I imagine this would also work well for Valentine's Day, Halloween, Birthdays, and more. Sprinkles make everything better!

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Pickled Strawberries Recipe

Lisa Phillips
You heard that right, Pickled Strawberries. They may sound a little different, but yum they are delicious. Try them with our Lime FalkSalt!

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

Lisa Phillips
Have you tried Mexican Street Corn? You would think it would be impossible to make sweet corn taste better, but boy oh boy, this sure does. Yum. It is kind of hard to eat though to be honest, which is why this Mexican Street Corn Salad gives you all the delicious flavors of Mexican Street corn and makes it easy to eat with a fork. Give this a try, we think you will love it!

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Cucumber Salad Extravaganza!!

Lisa Phillips
We decided to do a test kitchen on Cucumber Salad Recipes recently. It's always a fun time experimenting with different flavors and combinations, and seeing what tastes the best. Well, we had a first this time. We have TWO recipes that we just couldn't decide between. So, you get two for the price of one!! These are both pure and simply delicious. The Cucumber Melon Recipe is light and sweet, while the Dilly Cucumbers are reminiscent of a fresh summer pickle. Try both, they really are a fresh, healthy treat!

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Honey Dijon Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon

Lisa Phillips
This is the kind of salad that makes you want to drool just looking at it. Chicken, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, onion, yum. Don't be intimidated by a good marinade either, especially when you can just use our vinaigrette kit! It is the marinade and the dressing for this salad. We highly recommend giving this a try!

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Habanero Mojo Hummus

Lisa Phillips

I always felt intimidated at the thought of making my own hummus. What are chickpeas and garbanzo beans?! Tahini?? Friends, it is SO much easier to make hummus than I thought. And since it's cold outside, we decided to kick up the heat a notch and make a hummus recipe with a kick. This stuff is amazing. I made it this morning to photograph and we've been snacking on it all day. As a matter of fact, we were so inspired, we've decided to carry garbanzo beans and tahini in the store. So now, you can stop in and pick up all your hummus supplies at the mercantile.  Yum to the yum!

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Thai Chicken Wrap

Lisa Phillips

We are super excited about the launch of our new Vinaigrette Kits. This recipe is an easy and delicious way to enjoy a restaurant-quality meal right from your own kitchen. Our vinaigrette kits make it so easy. Make sure you check them out!

 

Thai chicken wrap

1 cup cooked and sliced chicken breast

2 cups shredded coleslaw mix

1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

2 flat bread wraps

1 Thai Balsamic Vinaigrette Kit - Purchase at Blue Skye Mercantile

Prepare Thai Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing according to instructions.

Lay wraps flat and divide the chicken and coleslaw mix and peanuts between the two wraps. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette to taste. Roll wraps up and enjoy!

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Jalapeño Popper Chili

Lisa Phillips

It's a little chilly out there, friends! What better way to warm up than with a comforting bowl of chili. This is a tasty spin on a classic. If you love the classic jalapeno/cream cheese combo, you will die for this. Give it a try!

 

Jalapeño Popper Chili

4 tablespoons Jalapeño Lime Olive Oil

½ red onion, chopped

One red bell pepper, chopped

½ a jar of sliced jalapeños

3 cloves garlic, minced

One pound ground beef

One package taco seasoning

One 14.5 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

One 14.5oz can pork ‘n beans

One 14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes with juices

One cup salsa

¾ cup beef broth

Juice of 2 limes

4 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped.

4 ounces cream cheese

Shredded sharp cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, sour cream and fresh cilantro, optional. 

Add Jalapeno Lime Olive Oil to a large heavy-bottomed pot and bring to medium heat. Sauté onion, bell pepper, and garlic until tender. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Add in the beef broth and taco seasoning, cook 5 minutes until thickened slightly.

Add the beans, stewed tomatoes, salsa and lime juice. Bring the chili to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

Add cream cheese and bacon, stir until melted and creamy. Serve with Cheddar Cheese, bacon, sour cream, and fresh cilantro.

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Peach Pecan Praline Fluff Salad

Lisa Phillips

It's almost time for the holidays again, and I don't know about you, but my family get-togethers usually always include one or more of those salads that aren't really salads and aren't really healthy, but they taste good, so we call them salads so we can feel better about eating them. This Peach Pecan Praline Fluff Salad is a great addition to your family's dessert table. The pecans along with the pecan praline balsamic and the peaches with the light and bright peach balsamic are a delicious combination. This recipe is what we like to call a classic with a dash of class.

 

Peach Pecan Praline Fluff Salad

2 tablespoons Peach White Balsamic Vinegar

2 tablespoons Pecan Praline White Balsamic Vinegar

1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened

1 cup powdered sugar

1 12-oz carton whipped topping

1 small 3 oz box peach gelatin mix

2 – 14 ounce cans diced peaches

2 cups mini marshmallows

½ cup chopped pecans

Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar with a hand mixer until smooth. Stir in whipped topping and peach gelatin.

Drain peaches. Stir peaches and balsamics into mixture. Fold in marshmallows.

Chill at least 2 hours, add pecans in just before serving.

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