Did someone cast a spell on Foodie ala Crush and POOF! turn it into a remodeling blog? No, they didn’t? Then what’s up with this talk of mixing chicken with bricks and what in the heck are we building here?

Chicken Grilled Under a Brick with Harissa Marinade on foodiecrush.com

This week we’re finishing up July’s Grilling Month of recipes by constructing a dish that could very well become your new absolute favorite, go-to, weeknight dinner meal. Dinner under a brick? And excuse me, did I hear easy? Don’t be a doubter, it’s simply that good and yes, that easy. And a lot easier to say than Spatchcocked grilled chicken, which is essentially the same thing. 

My man and I have grilled chicken under bricks before, but never with this amount of flavor. Because of the commanding flavors of harissa, this chicken doesn’t require a salty brine, a long soak in a tricky marinade or any other enhancements to create one of the best chicken recipes we’ve made in a long, long time. In fact all the flavor is in the quick harissa swipe and grilled flavor. 

So, what is this wonder flavoring?

Chicken Grilled Under a Brick with Harissa Marinade on foodiecrush.com

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So. Just because. It’s the end of July, so why not give you fabulous food blog followers a reward for sweating it out in the kitchen and manning the grill all. summer. long?

Let’s have a giveaway!Because It's Summer KitchenAid 5-Quart Stand Mixer Giveaway on foodiecrush.com

Baking season is right around the corner—EGAD!—so it’s time to shore up the kitchen accessories and beef up your support team to do the heavy lifting in the kitchen.

Let’s start by adding a brand, spankin’ new 5-Quart KitchenAid Mixer to the crew.

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The Berry Best Four Berry Pie Recipe

by heidi on July 24, 2014

Four Berry Pie Recipe on foodiecrush.com

If you live in the great state of Utah, you know that today,  the 24th of July, carries nearly the same celebratory weight as the King of patriot days, July 4th.  It’s the day Utahns celebrate statehood with parades, fireworks and a nod to the pioneers who walked thousands of miles until they stopped in our little valley and declared, “This is the place!”

Happy Pioneer Day! Or as us heathens who prefer to center all holidays around food prefer to call it, Happy Pie & Beer Day!

I’ll take a slice and a swill of both, please.
Four Berry Pie Recipe on foodiecrush.com


Even if you don’t readily know the name, you’ve certainly taken notice of their brightly colored hues of their noticeably durable, obviously quality cookware.

And if you’re like me, you’ve coveted the day you could add a piece to your growing kitchen collection. What cook doesn’t covet owning a quality, enameled baking vessel that performs each and every duty it’s assigned at the stove or oven and is equally presentable at the table.

If only Le Creuset® also created boyfriends worthy to take home to the parents for presentation, we’d really be in business.

While they may not be in the match making business, Le Creuset® definitely knows cookery. And now, they’ve added yet another baking beauty to their storied line of distinctly cool kitchen cooking accessories and I’m giving you the chance to win not just one, but TWO Cocottes, for yourself.

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It’s mid-summer and I am soaking it in. Even my numbed-by-pain-killers-broken-wrist can’t dull the memories in my post-week-at-the-beach-where-did-the-humidity-go-summer-lovin-skin. It’s what summer’s all about and I have the tan to prove it.

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich for foodiecrush.com

With just 2 more weeks of July we’re narrowing down to the final 2 recipes for FoodieCrush Grilling Month. Break out the ticker tape because this week it’s a parade of a veggies on the grill.

So far this month we’ve sharpened our grilling skills with recipes for Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches and headed to the sea for a bite of Grilled Swordfish with Smoked Paprika and Herbed Fruit Salsa. This week we’re circling back to dry land and the farmer’s market to take advantage of summer’s opulence.

Too often we get caught in our tried and true methods of steaming, baking and sautéeing when it comes to cooking veggies. But it’s summer, time to shake things up by biking rather than driving, wearing short shorts instead of maxi skirts and smiling extra sweetly at the cute barrista who always gets your name right…just because you know you can.

And when it comes to cooking, it’s time to break out of the expected because it’s summer and the grill is where the flavor. is. at.

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich for foodiecrush.com

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