Potluck Kebab Party

Friday night we had a little gathering to celebrate a milestone.  A BIG milestone!

I finished the cookbook manuscript!

That’s reason to celebrate, right???

Check out all this goodness…


Bacon Wrapped Onion Kebabs

Wrap 1/2 slice of bacon around a “stack” of onions.  Brush with favorite BBQ sauce.  Grill!



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Lemon Pepper Chicken Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes (+30 minutes to marinate)

Cooking Time – 15 minutes


  • 1 yellow squash, thickly sliced
  • 1 zucchini, thickly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, thickly sliced
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups PLAIN Yogurt (drained thru coffee filter to remove excess moisture)
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup grated, seedless cucumber
  • Pinch of kosher salt


  • Mix lemon juice, pepper and olive oil for marinade.  Pour over chicken in a glass dish with a lid and marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Make the Tzatziki sauce by combining yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, cucumber and salt in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Preheat grill.
  • Skewer marinated chicken with the squash, zucchini & red pepper slices.
  • Grill kebabs over medium heat until chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve Lemon Pepper Kebabs and veggies with homemade Tzatziki Sauce.


We had this many kebabs…times 2!  And there were just 3 leftover!!!


A view from above of the “little people” table.  They more or less “grazed” all evening…and I did see some nibbling from the buffet!


Andrea‘s Buffalo Chicken Dip, Becky‘s Hummus and Garden Veggie Salad, Amy‘s Fruit Salad, Jolyn‘s baked beans, my potato salad, brownies and a strawberry pie (made from this recipe)…plus a mountain of kebabs!


Oh.  And here’s me.

Out from behind the camera!

My friend Jolyn was taking photos and I couldn’t help but make a few funny faces!!!

The bump is getting “wider”…I’m carrying “wide” again…wonder if it’ll be another boy!  I’ve lost my hips…but haven’t popped too far out yet.  Just the same way that I carried the boys!  We’ll know in a few short days!

We are enjoying the day at our town’s parade and festival…followed by an evening of grilling on the patio with our family!

Happy 4th of July Weekend to you all!

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  1. Rita says

    Erin, congratulations on this milestone. Will look forward to your book. These recipes today look great. Thanks very much. Happy 4th!! peace – Your picture is adorable.

  2. Heather says

    Congratulations!!! I can’t wait for the book! And as always, the food looks fantastic – making me hungry!!

  3. BW says


    I want to make a strawberry pie, but your link goes to potato salad…do you have the link to the pie recipe? I went berry picking yesterday and want to make something delicious.

  4. says

    Sad to have missed the party…looks like you had both great food and a great group to celebrate with. Congrats! I can’t wait to get my hands on the finished product. And of course I want an autograph. :-)

  5. Susan says

    I tried to find the Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe on your blogger friend’s website, but could not. Any advice?

    Also, I don’t have much kebab experience. Do foodies eat “as is” or can kebabs be dipped in a sauce too?

  6. Susan says

    Hi, just checking back with you. Have you received permission to post the Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe yet? :-)

  7. Sarah O says

    Made this tonight for dinner and it was delish!!! My picky eater even ate the zucchini & squash with the Tzatziki sauce. Winner in my house! Since, in general, she thinks most veggies are poisonous. Ha! Question though, how long do you drain the yogurt? I drained it for a few hours through a coffee filter and had no liquid in the bottom of the bowl. The sauce was still thick, but just wondering if it’s something that should be done overnight or longer? Thanks!


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