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Onion Cleaning

Clean Your Cooking Grates with an Onion

Grill brush looking a little worse for wear? If you don’t have a scraping brush for your grill and your cooking grates are looking a little grimy, never fear! All you need is an onion. Simply slice an onion in half, stick a fork in it, and rub the cut side on your hot grill. The onion will scrape all the grit and grime right off your grill, no tools required.

Rosemary Sprig Skewers

Rosemary Sprig Skewers

Rosemary is one of the most aromatic and flavorful herbs. Its needle-like leaves have a pronounced lemon-pine flavor, with hints of mustard, that pairs well with vegetables, fish and meat. Instead of just using diced…

Winterize Your Grill with Pocket Change Gourmet

Grill spot and Liz & Doug at Pocket Change Gourmet have put together an easy step-by-step guide to winterize your grill before the snow flies.

Steak Doneness Finger Test

Is My Steak Done?

Overcooked, underdone, and everywhere in between – we’ve all been left wondering “Is my steak done?” Take out the guess work! A meat thermometer is great for large cuts of meat or whole birds, but poking…

Vegetables in Foil Packet

How to Grill Vegetables in a Foil Packet

Grilling thin or sliced vegetables on the barbecue can be tricky because they have a tendency to slip through the cooking grates. Instead, try grilling them in foil packets. This method requires minimal attention and the end result…

Steak Perfect Grill Marks

Perfect Grill Marks

The next time you grill a steak, impress your family or friends with crosshatch grill marks. Not only will the steaks look great, those brown, crusty sear marks are what’s known as a Maillard Reaction and…

Summer Send-Off Sweepstakes Winner!

Congratulations Linda Jackson!
Our summer send-off sweepstakes winner submitted a handy trick for grilling perfect chicken breasts every time.

Grill Hack - Skewered Asparagus

Asparagus Skewers

Asparagus on the grill is great, but it can also be one of the more frustrating items to barbecue. Tending to twenty individual spears of asparagus requires serious reflexes, and their long, pencil-like shape makes them prone to…