Frugirls, Carol and Randi









BBQ Kebobs

When life gets busy which is most of the time, this is one of our super, easy to make dinner favorites. It’s what we call “homemade fast food” and it’s perfect for a summer weeknight family dinner.

Items needed: Wooden or Metal Skewers, Aidell’s Chicken Teriyaki and Pineapple meatballs, Yoshida’s Original Gourmet Sauce, pineapple, peppers, red onion and any other veggies of your choice.  You can find Aidell’s meatballs at Costco.

Prep by cutting up some fresh pineapple, bell peppers and onions. Then thread the Aidell’s Teriyaki and Pineapple chicken meatballs, the assorted veggies and pineapple onto the skewers. Brush on some Yoshida’s Sauce. Grill kabobs until meatballs are heated and the veggies are cooked.

For side dish, microwave a bag of brown rice or make a quick tossed salad.




Berry Trifle Cups

Trifle is one of the most easy and versatile recipes we know. You can make it differently every time. Pick your favorite fruits, favorite cakes and create your own trifle combinations. They are a light and refreshing summertime dessert.

Whether you are making 2 or 20, cups are a great way to prepare exactly the quantity you need and makes a gorgeous presentation.

Ingredients: Blueberries, strawberries, cool whipped topping and butter pound cake (frozen cuts so much easier), fresh mint leaves.

Cut the pound cake into small pieces and put a 2-3 small pieces at the bottom of your cup. Sprinkle a few blueberries and sliced strawberries. Then spoon some whipped topping. Repeat into layers. Top off with a final whole strawberry and mint leaf. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Note: Whipped topping from a can has too much air in it, we suggest you use the container kind. These are found in the freezer section in the super market.  Be sure to let it defrost before you start creating your trifle.

This is best made and served fresh.  If you do make these the night before, we recommend you cover each cup with some plastic wrap.

Optional ideas: Add in a layer of chocolate or vanilla pudding, different fruit combinations, or brownie pieces.

Looking for some more quick and easy BBQ recipes? Check out our refreshing Watermelon Mango Salsa, Easy One Pan Baked Beans, or a Rustic Summer Blueberry Tart. Who says delicious can’t be easy to make?


Carol and Randi, the FruGirls, are local home stagers and decorators. You can also find them Blogging about many other ways to live an elegant life for less at  FrugElegance is where Frugal and Elegance come together.