Great Moments on the Grill: the Grill Diva!


For the month of July, we asked for your photos and videos of your best grilling moments for our contest, Great Moments on the Grill. The prize? A brand new Weber grill worth $500 from Appliances Plus in Somers.

We were looking for anything funny, creative or delicious, from blizzard burgers and downpour steaks to delicious juicy platters of food. And we got them: 19 people entered 34 photos. (We didn’t get any videos, though.) So from now until the winner is announced on Aug. 25, I’ll be featuring these photos on Small Bites.

Sandra Serrano of Peekskill sent in these fun photos of her on her deck, grilling pizza!

For above, she says: “This is me grilling the toppings for our grilled pizza! Just call me Grill Diva!!!!” For below, she says:

“OK so pizza isn’t usually associated with BBQ, but my husband & I combine our 2 loves (grilling and pizza)…this is my grilled chicken and sundried tomato pizza (with fresh basil, mozzarella, grilled red onions and shallots, and other spices) YUM-O!!!  It was delicious.  First I grilled the pizza crust (so I cheated and used Bobboli extra thin crust) and then added the topping onec I sauteed them…LOVE THE WEBER!!!!!

Sandra e-mailed me after and said:

What don’t I grill! That thing is on everyday! We cook almost ever night on the grill! I am actually on my way home now to grill chicken sausage, a grilled onion and tomato salad with a home made balsamic reduction and some evoo my friend brought me from Barcelona, and baked beans, sauteed with some of the onions I grilled for the salad, and of course corn with garlic butter and salt.. Geez! I’m drooling! Forgive me!!! LOL

If you could win for enthusiasm, Sandra, you’d be a shoo-in! I love it!


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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