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BBQ, grilling ideas for your backyard bash

May 24, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Memorial Day is often celebrated with a grill feast with friends and family. We have a few ideas to make your barbequing a bit more fun and festive.

When it comes to a job well-done, it's all about internal temperature. While the temperature guide from AmazingRibs.com is not pretty, the fridge magnet gets the job done with a full-scale of cooking temperatures for all your favorite meats. From correct color to temperature, your guests don't have to worry about under-cooked or charred meat with this easy-to-use guide.

The National Barbecue Association awarded the magnet the Best BBQ Tool for 2012. It is offered for $5.99 on Amazon. Of course, that means you also have to use a meat thermometer to verify. That's something not done often enough.

Barbecue sauce is another holiday staple. But rather than baste, shoot. Stubb's Bar-B-Q has a fun way to keep meat moist and extra flavorful with injectable marinades that are gluten-free with no high fructose corn syrup. Texas and chipotle butter are the flavors. They're a nice touch for pork, chicken, turkey or beef. The flavor is intense. They are sold at major markets for $3.79.

Roasting dogs or s'mores on the grill is not as fun as over a fire. The Light 'n Go Bonfire Log will do the job. It needs just one match to keep it burning for two hours. What's also nice is the log burns from the inside out in a gradual fashion without the use of chemicals or lighter fluid, leaving an aromatic birch smell and minimal ash residual. It sells for about $10 to $15 at Home Depot and major grocery chains.

See photos of these BBQ products for your party.

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