BBQ – Barbecue – Grilling – Get Smokin’ + HM #193

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BBQ – Barbecue – Grilling – Get Smokin’ + HM #193

I’m pretty well-versed in BBQ, and one of my favorite things to throw on the grill is a foil packet. I guess I like the fact that everything can be wrapped  up in a nice tight little package…and that clean-up is a BREEZE! So here are a few great foil packet ideas I’ve discovered and would like to share with YOU!


Chicken Fajita Foil Packets from Kelly @ Life Made Sweeter


Garlic Steak & Cheesy Bacon Potato Hash Foil Packs from Karina @ Cafe Delites


Foil Pack Italian Sausage & Peppers from Blair @ The Seasoned Mom 


Shrimp Boil Foil Packs from Tiffany @ Creme de la Crumb


Foil Baked Salmon with Asparagus from Jazmin @ Savory + Savvy

I hope you’re inspired by these simple ideas, and I wish you no messy kitchen afterwards! You can also check out ideas from the other Home Matters gals below…

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A Grilling Season GIVEAWAY! Plus, an AWESOME Burger Recipe! With Stubb’s!

We’re wrapping up June and headed into July, which means if you haven’t been grilling already, you’re soon to be! Steaks, burgers and chicken have seen our grill so far, how about yours? 

While steaks, burgers and chicken are pretty standard as far as meats that end up on grills, I’ve got some bigger plans for the near future, thanks to Stubb’s! Because, just like everything else in the world, there are TRENDS in barbecue, too!


Stubb used to say “it all starts with a great rub,” and in 2016 that includes not only steaks, brisket and ribs, but also burgers! And, as always, my favorite thing about Stubb’s is that it gets its bold flavors from real ingredients, with no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. It contains no high fructose corn syrup, which is the No. 1 ingredient in most national BBQ sauce brands!

Today, Stubb’s BBQ expert and grandson Rocky Stubblefield is sharing a great tip to help us jump on a new BBQ trend: the “Boosted Burger” trend!

Rocky’s tip: Create over–the-top burgers by coating each patty with Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Rub, then sprinkle with a little smoked sea salt to really enhance that smoky barbecue taste. Let the patties sit for a while before cooking – you can actually see the flavor seeping into the meat! Before you throw them on the grill, make a thumbprint in the middle of the patty to get a flat, evenly cooked burger instead of a plump, rounded one that is undercooked in the middle.

Try out your luck with this recipe for a Stuffed Pork Burger:

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How to Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese…on the GRILL!

If you’re an avid reader of the blog, then you KNOW that I’m starting to get excited for Fall! I LOVE Fall! Living in Florida, it takes a bit longer for Fall to get here than it takes in other areas, but I shall continue to wait…because one of these days…

Why do I love Fall so much? I like the way the air smells in the mornings. I like that the sky is normally a deep crisp blue. I love the leaves changing and all the Fall decor that the stores put out. And of course, there’s Thanksgiving, which is my favorite holiday. I love it all!

Soup with Sandwich

Another aspect of Fall is the food that we break out during those months, and growing up, one of my favorite meals in the Fall was a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup. My goodness, I can taste it now! 

So when Jamie from Ghergich Connect contacted me and asked if I was interested in this infographic, why yes! Yes I was! There are SO many great ideas here, too! Take a look!

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