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Garlic Steamed Clams

Garlic Steamed Clams

Nicole JohnsonJun 22, 20244 min read

Steamed Clams are a classic seafood dish that’s both easy to prepare and incredibly flavorful. This dish features small clams steamed in a broth made from white wine, butter, garlic, and Old Bay seasoning, creating a savory and aromatic experience. The addition of fresh parsley adds a bright, fresh note to the dish, making it perfect for a light meal or an appetizer. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a…

52 Unique Steak Recipes For Summer

52 Unique Steak Recipes For Summer

Nicole JohnsonJun 21, 202415 min read

Welcome to our ultimate steak recipe roundup, where we’ve gathered the best ways to enjoy this timeless favorite. From quick weeknight dinners to impressive special occasion dishes, our collection has something for every steak lover. Whether you’re looking for the…

Tri Tip Bites

Tri Tip Bites

Nicole JohnsonJun 20, 20246 min read

Our easy Tri-Tip Bites are a delicious and hearty appetizer, perfect for any gathering or barbecue. These bites combine the robust flavor of smoked tri-tip with the tangy kick of horseradish cream sauce and the sweet savoriness of caramelized onions,…

Smoked Teriyaki Beef Jerky Sticks

13 Beef Jerky Recipes

Nicole JohnsonJun 19, 20244 min read

Jerky isn’t just for hiking, people, it is also a fantastic source of protein for snacking anytime of the day! Have you seen the prices of jerky in the store, though? CRAZY! Buy the meat and make it at home…

Traeger Banana Cake

Traeger Banana Cake

Nicole JohnsonJun 19, 20244 min read

This Traeger Banana Cake is a delicious way to use overripe bananas, combining a moist banana-flavored cake with a crunchy, sweet crumb topping. Baked on a Traeger grill, this cake acquires a subtle smoky flavor, adding a unique twist to…

Creamy Greek Dressing

Creamy Greek Salad Dressing

Nicole JohnsonJun 18, 20244 min read

Our Creamy Greek Salad Dressing combines traditional Mediterranean flavors with a creamy twist. Made with red wine vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, and plain Greek yogurt, it offers a rich, tangy flavor that’s perfect for drizzling over fresh vegetables. The…

Jalapeño Popper Recipes

Jalapeño Popper Recipes

Nicole JohnsonJun 17, 20244 min read

A jalapeño popper is a classic appetizer and is always a party favorite. This hand-picked collection of popper recipes is enough to keep you busy all summer long! From the classic grilled version to fun twists like chorizo stuffed, cheesesteak…

Spicy Pork Shotgun Shells

Spicy Pork Shotgun Shells

Nicole JohnsonJun 17, 20245 min read

Smoked Spicy Pork Shotgun Shells are a unique and flavorful appetizer that combines smoky bacon, spicy pork filling, and tender pasta. This dish is perfect for gatherings and BBQs, offering a delicious combination of textures and flavors. The manicotti shells…

Traeger Chicken Thighs

Traeger Chicken Thighs

Nicole JohnsonJun 16, 20245 min read

Chicken thighs cooked on a Traeger grill are a delicious and easy way to enjoy tender, juicy chicken with that live wood fired flavor that you can’t get using other cooking methods. This Traeger Chicken Thighs recipe uses avocado oil…

Grilled Greek Meatball Bowls

Grilled Greek Meatball Bowls

Nicole JohnsonJun 14, 20246 min read

Greek Meatball Bowls are a flavorful dish, perfect for any meal. Combining Mediterranean spices, crumbled feta, and Greek yogurt, these meatballs are juicy and packed with a delicious blend of tangy and savory flavors. Paired with a fresh Greek salad,…

Traeger Butterflied Chicken Legs

9 Chicken Leg Recipes That’ll Blow Your Mind But Not Your Budget

Nicole JohnsonJun 13, 20244 min read

Some barbecue season doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, especially if you reach for the classic chicken legs! These budget-friendly bites are so versatile, are easy to cook, and are a great canvas for a bunch of…

Spicy Cowboy Beans

Spicy Cowboy Beans

Nicole JohnsonJun 13, 20246 min read

Spicy Cowboy Beans are a hearty and flavorful side for your next barbecue spread. This dish combines beans, bacon, smoked sausage, ground beef, and chorizo in a tangy, sweet, and spicy sauce. Perfect for backyard gatherings, this recipe allows for…

18 Recipes Ready For Your Summer Grilling Celebrations

18 Recipes Ready For Your Summer Grilling Celebrations

Nicole JohnsonJun 12, 20245 min read

Get your grill ready for a summer feast with our collection of 18 mouthwatering recipes, perfect for any celebration. From succulent meats to fresh seafood, this roundup is designed to make your outdoor cooking experience unforgettable. Whether you’re hosting a…

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.