Get Grillin’ 2011

by Marla on May 29, 2011 · 58 comments

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Summer grill blogger event hosted by food blogs

Yay! I can finally announce this awesome summer event I am hosting with Dara from Cookin’ Canuck. Most of you probably all ready know Dara’s amazing blog and if you don’t hurry on over and check it out. We both love to grill and know lots of you do too. Now that Memorial Day is here it is time to roll up your sleeves, clean up that grill and Get Grillin’ outdoors. Let’s celebrate with an online party!

Don’t worry, we understand that some of you are city folk (Dara & I used to live in the Big Apple.) If you don’t have an outdoor grill we encourage you to take out that grill pan. Those things can work wonders if you have a hankering for grilled foods.

As long as you get some grill marks we call that Grillin’!

Check out some of our sponsors for this event. Each week we will include an awesome giveaway for one lucky participant.

Ile de France, Rosle, Emile Henry, MansPans, Rouxbe logos for Get Grillin'

How do you participate in Get Grillin’ 2011? Here are the guidelines:

Get Grillin’ recipe submissions will start on Monday, June 6th 2011. Here is a preview of what we have in store for you. This is a 6-week online grilling event. Share your favorite recipes with us, according to the week’s theme, for a chance to win some great prizes provided by our wonderful sponsors, Ile de France Cheese (delectable cheeses), Rösle (high-end European kitchen utensils and cookware) and Emile Henry (amazing bakeware) Rouxbe (brilliant online cooking school) and ManPans (fabulous eco-friendly cookware that we cannot live without!) There will be a chosen through winner each week.

Here are the themes and Sponsors:

Week 1 (June 6-12): Appetizers with Rouxbe
Week 2 (June 13-19): Side Dishes with Emile Henry
Week 3 (June 20-26): Entrees with Ile De France Cheese
Week 4 (June 27-July 3): Vegetarian
Week 5 (July 4-10): Kabobs
Week 6 (July 11-18): Desserts

1) Get busy grilling and post your recipe on your blog. For each week’s theme, you can enter up to 3 recipes. Each recipe post is counted as a separate entry for a chance to win a great prize from one of our sponsors. It is fine to use recipes that are previously posted on your blog, as long as you add the info in (3).

If you don’t have a blog, that’s okay. Just leave your recipe in the comments section of our themed post on any day of the theme week.

2) During the theme week, add the link to your grilling post to the widget on either Family Fresh Cooking or Cookin’ Canuck. You only need to add it on one site, but it will show up on both. Cool, huh? Dara and I will be post our themed post on the Monday of each week (for example, on June 6th, we will both post our appetizer recipes), so be sure to look on these posts for the recipe link widgets.

3) Somewhere in your post, please include the following. This is mandatory if you are submitting a blog post.

Get Grillin’ with Family Fresh Cooking and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France Cheese, RösleEmile Henry, ManPans and Rouxbe.”

4) Do you want to help us spread the word on social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook? Here is a sample tweet that you can cut and paste:
#GetGrillin with @MarlaMeridith & @cookincanuck. Share your recipes & win fabulous prizes on their blogs. Please RT.

5) Join the party, you can add our Get Grillin’ badge to your side bar or blog post too.

Graphic Logo for Get Grillin' blog event

In case you need the html code for the badge. Feel free to size it however you like.

<p style=”text-align: center;”><img title=”Get Grillin’ logo  for Food Blog Event” src=”” alt=”Graphic Logo for Get Grillin’ blog event” width=”324″ height=”134″ /></p>

Now it’s time to fire up the grill and Get Grillin’! See you Monday.

Get Grillin' event with Family Fresh Cooking and Cookin' Canuck

{ 55 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I love that you and Dara have teamed up. What an awesome event and I know it will be super successful!

Me…not participating. In one of our many moves (ahem, 10 in 10 years) we donated our grill and now living urban San Diego with no place to even put one, no grill and I dont have an indoor grill either. Does a microwave count? :)

I am going to tweet this now for you!


2 Marla May 29, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Averie, you can “grill” in theory. Once we start with those grilled recipes I bet you can pull something out of the archives. Perhaps a side salad when we do side dishes? Or veggies. I know you have loads of amazing desserts at the ready too! We gotta get you a grill pan, now that you have been adding some heat to that great cooking. xo


3 rebecca May 29, 2011 at 8:34 pm

fun event you guys are blogging genius’s to make money from it hats of to you both


4 Jeanette May 29, 2011 at 8:37 pm

What a fun summertime event that you and Dara are hosting! Can’t wait to see what everyone is cooking up!


5 Marla May 29, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Jeanette, can’t wait to see what you are gonna bring to the table.


6 Katrina May 29, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Fun! I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with!


7 Cookin' Canuck May 29, 2011 at 9:12 pm

I’m really excited to get started on this fun event with you, Marla and to see the recipes the participants submit.


8 Marla May 29, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Dara, I can’t wait to see what you and our blog buddies come up with! Fun to finally have launched our fun project :)


9 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella May 30, 2011 at 12:38 am

That sounds like so much fun Marla! 😀


10 the urban baker May 30, 2011 at 5:26 am

marla, your energy is contagious. I love what you and Dara have come up with and I am so in! x


11 Marla May 30, 2011 at 6:51 am

Thanks Susan! Can’t wait to see your recipe submissions. I know you have awesome ones :)


12 Katie @ This Chick Cooks May 30, 2011 at 6:41 am

What a fun idea :) I’ll have to start thinking of what I could make…


13 Amanda May 30, 2011 at 6:42 am

So cool Marla! What a neat event!


14 Nelly Rodriguez May 30, 2011 at 7:58 am

Awesome! Let’s get grilling!


15 Marla May 30, 2011 at 8:14 am

Nelly, I LOVE your enthusiasm. Can’t wait to see your recipes :)


16 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit May 30, 2011 at 8:18 am

Fun! I don’t have a BBQ yet, but should have one mid-July. Can’t wait to submit some recipes :)


17 Marla May 30, 2011 at 9:24 am

No worries we will get you over to the party no matter what it takes! Even if you have something in your archives that could be grilled. Bring it. Got sides, desserts, etc that work well at a BBQ? We like that too! It’s all about sharing recipes & having a great time!


18 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. May 30, 2011 at 9:23 am

Sounds like a blast!


19 Angie May 30, 2011 at 10:00 am

A cook’in Canuck! Does this mean she is canadaian?
Happy memorial day to you! Perfect post for the holiday weekend!
Sounds like a blast! Can’t wait to check it out


20 Marla May 30, 2011 at 10:30 am

Angie, yes Dara is like you – a true Canuck! Love you both. Think we can get you to submit your favorite recipe? Even if you say “ribs with sauce” your in! Will miss you guys today. En route home from T-ride. My folks are ready for a break!


21 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner May 30, 2011 at 11:17 am

This sounds like fun!!! 😀


22 Maria @ Scandifoodie May 30, 2011 at 11:24 am

What a fun idea! We are heading to winter here in Sydney, but that doesn’t stop us from firing up a BBQ, right? 😉


23 Marla May 30, 2011 at 11:32 am

Nothing stops us from firing up the grill! How cool that you are heading into winter in Sydney. Perhaps you can share some regional flavors with us.


24 Prerna@IndianSimmer May 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm

SO loving the idea! As soon as I get into my new house and open that grill up I am joining you gorgeous ladies for the event. Such a bummer I’ll have to skip the first week but will see you around and hopefully join you soon!


25 Marla May 30, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Yay Prerna! We look forward to you joining us. I bet we can find something from your archives that could vaguely be considered a BBQ appetizer. That naan bread you made could be baked on a grill….ya think?!
Best of luck with your move. I bet you can’t wait to be settled in your new home.


26 May 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Love this! Such a cute way to party with all our internet blogging friends!


27 Lori @ RecipeGirl May 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm

What a fun event! I’ll try to play along for a week or two. Other than that, I’m not so organized!


28 Marla May 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Hi Lori, so glad you stopped by! You and me both are always in for a great party :) If only we could go on another Pork Crawl. That was so fun. Speaking of parties when am I gonna see you next??


29 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) May 30, 2011 at 1:33 pm

This sounds like so much fun – I’m going to try to remember to enter!


30 Allison [Haute Box] May 30, 2011 at 4:12 pm

This is great! How exciting!


31 Kate@Diethood May 30, 2011 at 8:54 pm

This is going to be great!! Looking forward to it!


32 Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels May 31, 2011 at 4:38 am

I’m so glad to see that you and Dara are teaming up together! This sounds like so much fun. :)


33 Marla May 31, 2011 at 4:51 am

Thanks Lindsey, Dara is such a great friend and I am happy to throw this virtual grill party with her. I hope you can contribute some of your excellent recipes. Love your blog re-design.


34 Joanne May 31, 2011 at 4:56 am

I may not own a real grill…but I totally have a George Foreman and I totally know how to use it! SO excited about this!


35 Marla May 31, 2011 at 5:03 am

Joanne, those George Forman grills are awesome – especially when you live in the city. I can only imagine the magic you grill up on that thing. We’ll have our eyes peeled for your creations! xo


36 Cara May 31, 2011 at 5:00 am

Prefect! I’ve already got an appetizer ready to blog next week :)


37 Marla May 31, 2011 at 5:02 am

Cara that makes me smile! Can’t wait to see what it is. Your recipes are always amazing!


38 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather May 31, 2011 at 5:14 am

What a fun team up! I need to start grilling more and what a way to get into it.


39 Angie May 31, 2011 at 5:27 am

This looks like such a fun event!


40 brandi May 31, 2011 at 6:15 am

This is such a fun idea! We love to grill – I’ll put my thinking cap on :)


41 Faith May 31, 2011 at 6:30 am

This sounds like so much fun, Marla! I’m going to tweet it now!


42 Nicole, RD May 31, 2011 at 8:21 am

This sounds great! I can’t wait to submit some great recipes and try some new ones to submit, too! :)


43 Lucy May 31, 2011 at 9:44 am

This sounds like exactly what i need to get creative this summer – can’t wait for the fun to begin.


44 Lauren@LittleYellowKitchen May 31, 2011 at 12:44 pm

How fun! Can’t wait for Monday :)


45 Marla May 31, 2011 at 1:36 pm

You gals are on a roll with my giveaways this year. You must join in on the fun :) How is the Kerrygold holding up?


46 Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! May 31, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Looking forward to participating!


47 JulieD June 1, 2011 at 9:43 pm

So awesome, Marla. This is going to be fun!


48 Shaina June 1, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Fun, fun, fun! I can’t wait to follow along!


49 Cara June 6, 2011 at 6:13 am

I added your logo to my post.


50 Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon June 6, 2011 at 10:05 am

Thanks for letting me know about this. Can’t wait to see all the entries…and maybe get a few ideas for summer cooking.


51 Kulsum at JourneyKitchen June 7, 2011 at 6:11 am

Awesome! This is the event you talking about :-) I love Dara and your work so thrilled to see you guys together. The recipe you were asking about is unfortunately deep fried leaves :-( so I guess it can’t make it. I certainly got kabob for you 😀 so will be sending something at the time. Best of luck!


52 Marla June 7, 2011 at 6:32 am

Kulsum, any appetizer recipe that you would bring to a party will fit perfectly into our line up. It does not have to be grilled.
We would love for you to link up those deep fried leaves. Looking forward to that kebab recipe too.


53 torviewtoronto June 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm

would love to add this entry updated my post
thank you Marla for letting me know


54 Marla June 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Your recipe has been added. Thanks fir stopping by :)


55 Megan @Wanna Be A Country Cleaver July 15, 2011 at 7:16 am

I love this! What a fabulous idea and great prize. And these cherry pizzas, I’m dyin’ here! Where was this recipe when I made my cherry baklava and had to whisk through 3 lbs of cherries in two days! hahah Love it. ~Megan


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