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Sizzlin’ Summer BBQ Ideas

26 Jul

Summer BBQ Ideas at The Stationery StudioThere is still plenty of summer left to enjoy outdoor get togethers.  We’ve put together some of our favorite ideas from recipes to gear to help you host a fun BBQ to celebrate summer or just a great excuse to get together!

Barbecue Spiced-Rubbed and Sauced Chicken

This recipe can be found in The Barbecue Bible Personalized Leather Book by Steven Raichlen.  This book is full of great grilling recipes and also makes a great gift for someone who loves to BBQ!

 

Photo: BarbecueBible.com

The Barbecue Bible Personalized Leather Book by Steven RaichlenRECIPE NOTES
  • Yield: 3 to 4 servings
  • Method: Direct grilling

INGREDIENTS

For the chicken:

  • 2 to 3 chicken breasts, each cut into 1 ½-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup of barbecue rub
  • 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce
  • Oil for the grill grate

For the veggies (pick your favorite):

  • 1 red onion, peeled and cut in quarters or sixths
  • 2 to 3 bell peppers cut into 1 ½- to 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup small to medium cremini mushrooms
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue rub

You’ll also need:

  • 2 to 3 hardwood chunks or 1 ½ cups wood chips, soaked and drained; flat metal skewers, instant-read meat thermometer; basting brush.

RECIPE STEPS

1: Set up your grill for direct grilling and heat to high. Brush or scrape the grill grate clean and oil it well. Add wood chunks or chips to the fire (or smoker box if using a gas grill).

2: Season the chicken pieces on all sides with the rub. (Optional: Lightly oil the chicken pieces to help the rub adhere to the chicken.)

3: Place all the veggies in a mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil, then season with the barbecue rub.

4: Slide the chicken pieces and veggies onto the metal skewers. Place the chicken and veggies on separate skewers as they have different cooking times.

5: Grill the veggies 2 to 3 minutes a side for a total of 5 to 6 minutes. Grill the chicken on each side for 2 to 3 minutes. Baste the chicken with barbecue sauce and grill for an additional 1 to 2 minutes per side.

6: Remove the grilled veggies and chicken skewers from the grill. Use a grill glove to hold the skewer when removing the chicken and the veggies since the metal skewers will be hot. Optional: Sprinkle the chicken kebabs with additional barbecue rub, if desired.

7: Serve immediately.


Personalized Wood Cutting Board

Maple 16 inch Rectangle Your Text Cutting Board

Our personalized maple cutting board is a versatile board for summer entertaining.  It can be used for grilling, a charcuterie board or even a serving board.  Our board was featured in USA Today as a must-have board for good reason!


Limoncello Collins

Tritan drinkware

If you are looking for a delicious summer cocktail, we are totally inspired by this Limoncello Collins recipe we found on foodandwine.com.  We suggest our personalized Tritan drinkware to serve your drinks for outside entertaining.  They look like real glass but are shatter-resistant.

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist
  • 12 ounces gin
  • 8 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 24 paper-thin lemon slices
  • Ice
  • 16 ounces chilled club soda
  • 8 mint sprigs

Behind the scenes: Fall Pumpkin Custard Squares

4 Oct

Hello Stationery Studio fans!  Today we’re going behind the scenes, which will be a new feature where we highlight fun things happening at The Stationery Studio.  Every week we will be bringing you some great party ideas, stationery tips and everything related to the wonderful world of stationery and gifting.   We will also be posting our ‘Behind the Scenes”  to give you a glimpse into the daily lives of the staff at The Stationery Studio.

A  little about me … My name is Jennifer and I am the Public Relations Manager at The Stationery Studio.  I recently started working here after running my own Public Relations company.  I was so excited to be a part of The Stationery Studio as I live and breath anything paper.  I have been a paper addict since before I could tie my own shoes!  Beautiful, personalized stationery is a thrill to me so that should speak volumes about what drew me to this company.

What’s so great about working here is not only the great products we carry.  It’s the amazing food you always find in the break room when someone over bakes or brings in leftover desserts from a party.  The good thing? I also love to bake so I was so excited to share my goodies as well.  I came across this recipe in my new Family Circle magazine for Pumpkin Custard Squares and decided I had to make them.  A friend of mine just had surgery so what better excuse to make these yummy treats?

 

Click this  link to find the recipe to the delicious squares I made.  I will share with you some swaps I did to make them a little healthier:

Instead of eggs, I use egg substitute.

For sugar, I used sugar substitute.

For butter I substituted a healthy Omega spread instead.

These pumpkin squares would be great to bring over to a new neighbor, a friend who had a baby, or why not just make them for yourself?  I hope you love them as much as I do. Everyone at the office loved them and they didn’t last long in our break room, either!

Would love to hear what your favorite fall treat is.  You never know … we might make them and share them here at The Stationery Studio!

Happy Writing!

XOXO

Jennifer