Liz is the Consumer Marketing Manager at House Party. Although an avid traveler, Liz is a Jersey girl who lives in a lakeside log cabin with her hubby, Chris and pup, Willow. Liz enjoys playing tennis, beach outings and entertaining.
Her party specialties include cooking tasty and mostly healthy party treats for her guests and using her years of bartending experience to whip up delicious cocktails of all varieties.
It’s been a chilly start to spring here on the East coast, but as long as the weather is above 50 degrees outside, it’s grilling time!! (As Brian pointed out last year, May is officially National Barbeque Month!) I employ three simple rules when it comes to grilling:
1. Have a good set of steel grilling tools. At least a good spatula and tongs, you’ll be happy when you’re not burning yourself and trying to poke a hot dog with a fork later on.
2. Stock up on good grilling rubs and sauces. A simple marinade or rub can make a huge difference in the taste of grilled meat. Huffington Post did the research for us and singled out the best BBQ sauces and here’s a great list of rubs and sauces from BBQ Addicts. Seems like a good group to learn from, right? You can even make your own if you’re feeling adventurous!
3. Think outside the bun! Sure, hot dogs and hamburgers are the necessary staples, but why not learn some new BBQ recipes this year? How about grill a nice cut of fish or perfect the brisket this year?
And don’t forget about the BBQ recipes we’ve posted in the past. All of these are delicious BBQ options you can get started on today!
And if all of that isn’t enough inspiration to fire up the grill, check out our Pinterest board for even more great BBQ recipes!
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Each year, Earth Day, April 22, marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Today is a day to appreciate the beautiful Earth you live on and also reflect on how you can help keep it a beautiful place for generations to come.Read full post
The long winter this year has made me very antsy to get somewhere warm…quickly! While I love resort vacations, this year I’d like to explore a bit of my own country more than I have thus far. I’m opting for a few mini-vacations as my summer getaways and will be choosing from this short list:Read full post