Spring has officially sprung and summer is right around the corner.  It's the perfect time to start firing up the grill in Illinois!

Don't tell me you don't love getting invited to a barbecue or cookout.  It's the best because you just need your stretchy pants and an empty stomach to eat (and enjoy great company, too!).

What foods are we grillin' up this summer?  When I was a kid, my mom always made seasoned kabobs and corn on the cob while my dad made ribs with his secret sauce.

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What else tastes good on the grill?

 Here are the top 10 favorite foods that Illinoisans swear taste best on the grill:

  • Steak
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • Rib tips
  • Hamburgers
  • Foil potatoes
  • Italian beef w/ peppers
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Zucchini
  • Brats and hot dogs

There are over 20 million grills sold every year in the United States alone.  I would hope y'all are taking advantage of this weather and get outside to grill.

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What about scallops, bell peppers, peaches, onion bulbs and asparagus?!  Those are also on the top of my list.  Yum.

So grab your tongs and fire up the grill! Nothing beats the joy of cooking and eating outdoors with friends and family, especially when you’ve got these tasty favorites on the menu. Happy grilling!

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