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15 Best Condiments for Your Outdoor BBQ Party

The right selection of condiments can make or break your outdoor barbecue gathering. While some occasions may call for a very specific layout of perfectly tailored accompaniments, in this article we will cover 15 of the best condiments to have on hand for just about any outdoor grilling get together. Mustard Mustard is an excellent condiment to use at your BBQ. Mustard has been around for centuries, and you can find different varieties of it available everywhere now. Some mustard is spicy, while other mustards are sweet because of honey or maple syrup. You can use it to create a glaze, or you could just spread the mustard...

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Charcoal vs. Gas: Benefits and Characteristics of Each for BBQ

The debate over charcoal vs. gas for BBQ has raged on in the backyard since both existed. Proponents of gas will argue that it is; EasierLess messyIt doesn't require any special skills to operate. Proponents of charcoal will argue that with a little more effort comes better flavor and perfectly crispy skin. Here are some benefits and characteristics of each to help you make your decision. Benefits and Characteristics of Charcoal: More Flavor Charcoal helps to add an authentic smoky flavor to your food because it burns hotter than gas. When you cook over charcoal, the juices from the meat drip down onto the hot coals and vaporize into smoke that flavors...

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Best Sauces for Grilling

BBQ and grilling season is well and truly upon us, it’s time to get out in the sunshine and enjoy some seriously tasty treats with our family and friends. If you’re going to plan a great BBQ what you need are the best sauces for your meats! To help you out let’s take a look at some of the best sauces for grilling and barbecues. 1 . Hot Sauce If you’re planning a BBQ soon you’ll certainly want to get yourself some hot sauce. A dash of hot sauce is just what you need whether it’s for chicken wings, or adding to your burger. So what’s the best hot...

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Best Beers to Pair with Hot Wings

There’s nothing quite as tasty as some delicious chicken wings, whether you’re watching the game or having a BBQ. Tasty wings need a tasting beer to go with them, but which beers are the best? Let’s take a look at a few of the best beer and hot wings pairings. 1 . IPA & Buffalo Sauce Buffalo sauce is a bold favor and so they need beer that packs a punch. It’s best to go for a hoppy IPA or an American pale ale. These kinds of beers have hoppy and citrusy flavors, with a hint of bitterness and a juicy finish. All these flavors contrast and compliment the...

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25 of the Best Side Dishes for BBQ | Country Sweet

Side dishes are essential for laying out a good BBQ spread, and planning out the perfect accompaniments can make or break a successful meal and gathering. But what are the best side dishes that go well with just about any barbecue? We’ve crafted a definitive list of 25 favorites you could serve up for your next grill-centric get together.  Zucchini Grilling Zucchini on the BBQ is a great way to add a healthy option to your cook out. A bit of salt on top will add a lovely tang, and you’ll have a great side dish guests will rave about.  Fruit Salad Fruit Salad is the cornerstone of summer taste, and...

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How to Cook Chicken in Mild Sauce

Have you thought about what's for dinner tonight? Well, with our latest chicken in mild sauce recipe, you might just come to the right place. Below is our version of the perfect chicken dish, including the ingredients and instructions on how to cook chicken in mild sauce.  Ingredients: chicken breasts (about two pounds)½ cup floursalt and pepper¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves or oregano leaves or basil leaves (optional)olive oil cooking sprayOne onion, chopped into large pieces—try more than one type of onion if you want even more flavor in your food! You could also mix in some peppers, garlic, and other veggies if you wish.Country Sweet's Mild Sauce (14...

Best BBQ and Wine Pairings

Summer is all about great times, sunshine, and BBQ food. Who doesn't love firing up the grill when the sun is out. However, have you ever given any thought to the best drinks for BBQ food? Specifically, BBQ wine pairings? The wine you choose can really enhance your BBQ dishes and add new flavors to your eating food. Not sure how to pair your BBQ meat and wine? This post looks more at the right type of wine to drink with your BBQ offerings to really take your food to a new level and why that is. BBQ Wine Pairing; Red and White Typically, a general rule of thumb is...

Which sauces go best with fried chicken?

Fried chicken has a taste that is elevated exponentially when it is paired with the right sauce. From tart to tangy, spicy to sweet, which you prefer depends on your particular palette. And while there is no wrong answer if you thoroughly enjoy it, here are the types of sauces we believe to be the best you can pair with any plate of fried chicken. Classic Hot Sauce This shouldn't need an explanation as to why it’s a favorite of ours, but we’ll give you one anyway: hot sauce and chicken are a perfect pair. Classic hot sauce elevates the spices in the crispy breading of your chicken and...

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