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40 BBQ Grilling Hacks To Get You Ready For Grilling Season:

Home Barbecue Grilling Tips

Standing over a grill can be tedious when you’re cooking for lots of family and friends, but doesn’t have to be. Not if you know some tricks.

Here are 40 BBQ Grilling Hacks To Get Your Ready For Grilling Season:

1) Do This Before You Cut

Want the juiciest cuts of meat possible? Let your meat sit for about 10 minutes before you cut it. The juice gravitates toward the center of the cut and stores it there until you cut it.

2) Cook Evenly With Briquettes

Stick with briquettes instead of lump wood charcoal for an even cook. They make grilling a lot easier. This is because they have additives that help them to burn evenly and consistently.

3) Let Coal Turn Grey

When it comes to eating delicious barbecue, some of us having a hard time waiting. But waiting for your coals to heat up is worth it. Make sure they turn grey and have a little glow to it before you start grilling.

4) Have The Right Tools

If you want to grill correctly, you’ll need the right tools. Most pros will use two sets of tongs— one for the meat and one to move coals around. You’ll also want to use two spatulas, one for raw meat and one for cooked meat.

5) Apply Rub An Hour Before Cooking

You need to apply your rub in advance for the tastiest meats. Rub should be applied to your food an hour before you’re ready to cook. Make a simple rub using equal parts salt, pepper, granulated garlic, and grilled onion.

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Perfect Prime Rib

1 5.75 pound prime rib roast of beef (2 bones)
There are no measurements here. Just generous amounts of the following:
Butter at room temperature
Herbs de Provence, Fresh cracked pepper, Kosher salt – a generous amount


Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (this MUST be an accurate temp)
Put roast, rib side down in roasting pan
Mix the pepper and herbs in the butter until well combined.
Spread the butter mixture over the entire surface of the prime rib. The more the better.
Put the kosher salt over the entire surface of the butter. Be very GENEROUS. Use more than you think you should here. Most of the salt will run off and very little will remain on the meat. I can’t stress the “generous” enough.
Put the roast in the 500 degree oven for 30 minutes as outlined in step 1. The time will be according to the size of your roast. After the 30 minutes, simply turn the oven off and walk away from it for 2 hours. Yup, just walk away. Do NOT open the door, fiddle with it or anything else. Pretend the roast does not exist.
After 2 hours, remove the roast, slice and serve. You can remove the rib bones for easier slicing and it also makes it easier to get 4 generous servings from the roast. Save the bones! Serve with au jus or horseradish sauce etc. Whatever you like. You will surely love this method. You will get a succulent, moist roast between rare and medium rare. Perfect!

40 Uses For Peppermint At Home

 Peppermint is more than an herb that smells heavenly and tastes delicious. Peppermint actually has many benefits in the home, whether in its leaf form or an essential oil form. In addition to repelling a variety of pests, peppermint also has many medicinal qualities. These are just some of the amazing uses for peppermint at home. We’ve compiled some of the best uses for peppermint in your home. After you read this brilliant list, you’re going to want to keep peppermint well stocked at all times. It is way more versatile than you think! 1) Use to Help With Indigestion
Peppermint has a surprising amount of medicinal benefits, making it one of the most helpful plants for not only your home, but also your health. If your stomach is feeling upset, try drinking some herbal peppermint tea.

2) Use for a Sore Throat
Peppermint works great for soothing sore throat. The menthol in the peppermint cools your throat while helping to thin any mucus buildup. In addition, peppermint helps to relieve the pain and inflammation often accompanied with a sore throat.   3) Make Into a Hanging Air Freshener
Add a few drops of peppermint oil onto a small object, such as a small tea bag, and you have an instant air freshener. Simply hang or place the object in the area you want to freshen, and let the peppermint do its work. 4) Use for Cough
Mix peppermint, lemon, and lavender oils in a diffuser to help with coughs. Or, you can mix the oils and rub them on a small cloth to use as a portable inhaler. Just like with a sore throat, the peppermint helps soothe irritated throat tissue.

5) Make an Air Freshener Spray
Add some drops of peppermint and wild orange oils and vanilla extract to a cup of water in a spray bottle to make a mint and citrus air freshener. To do away with odors, simply spritz the air in the room with the offending smell to quickly freshen up the room.

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Caramel Apple Pork Chops

4 (3/4 inch) thick pork chops
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tart apples – peeled, cored and sliced
3 tablespoons pecans (optional)


Preheat oven to 175 degrees F (80 degrees C). Place a medium dish in the oven to warm.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brush chops lightly with oil and place in hot pan. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, or until done. Transfer to the warm dish, and keep warm in the preheated oven.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt and pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add butter to skillet, and stir in brown sugar mixture and apples. Cover and cook until apples are just tender. Remove apples with a slotted spoon and arrange on top of chops. Keep warm in the preheated oven.
Continue cooking sauce uncovered in skillet, until thickened slightly. Spoon sauce over apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans.

Sausage Bread

1 (16 ounce) package hot bread roll mix
2 pounds pork sausage
2 (8 ounce) packages pepperoni, finely chopped
5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (MSG)
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 eggs, beaten


Prepare roll mix according to package directions, letting rise only once, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large skillet brown the pork sausage and pepperoni and drain well.
In a large bowl, combine the cooked sausage mixture, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, 2 beaten eggs, parsley flakes, garlic powder, MSG powder, onion flakes, and oregano. Stir until well combined.
Divide the risen dough in two. On a floured board roll out one half to a rectangle about 1 inch thick. Spread 1/2 of the filling over the rectangle. Starting at the wide end roll two times then fold in the sides. Continue rolling until the end, making sure the seal is on top. Repeat with remaining half.
Place rolls on the prepared baking sheet. Brush generously with beaten egg. Use toothpicks to help hold the seam shut. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour.

Smothered Chicken Breasts

4 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
8 strips bacon
1 onion, sliced
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese


Sprinkle chicken with salt and lemon-pepper.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook the chicken breasts in hot oil until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 13 to 15 minutes. 

An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove and keep warm.

Place bacon in large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. 

Drain bacon slices on paper towels; reserve 2 tablespoons drippings. Cook and stir onion and brown sugar in reserved drippings until onion is golden, about 5 minutes.

Place two bacon strips on each chicken breast half; top with caramelized onions and sprinkle with Colby-Monterey Jack cheese.