Happy July 4th!  Today is one of the best grilling days of the  year.  Get out there and make some hamburgers and hot dogs.  If you are feeling adventurous try a few of the following.

Main Dishes

BBQ Ribs on the Gas Grill

Ribs are great, but not everyone has a smoker.  So I have written up the step by step instructions for smoking ribs on a gas grill. Click Here to learn how.

Grilled Lobster Tails Quick and easy to do. The perfect summertime meal.

Nothing says summer like, fresh seafood on the grill.  Nothing beats grilled lobster tails. Click here for more information.

Grilled Lobster Rolls
Grilled Lobster Rolls

Now that you have grilled lobster tails down, mix the meat up and make some amazing lobster rolls.  Simple and delicious.  Click here for the recipe.

Side Dishes


Macaroni Salad
Macaroni Salad

There isn’t a single side dish that can beat macaroni salad at a barbecue.  It is an American tradition.  I have a few to choose from.

KFC Coleslaw
The Colonel's Coleslaw

Another must have side is coleslaw.  I did my best and finally recreated the Colonel’s Coleslaw from the famous Chicken Restaurant.  So good you have to try it.


Homemade Ketchup
Homemade Ketchup

If you want to spice up your barbecue, try some homemade ketchup.  You can add as much spice or herbs as you want. It will add a little twist to your favorite burger. Homemade Ketchup Recipe.

Homemade Mustard
Homemade Mustard

Homemade mustard will definitely perk up your guests.  Using dark seeds will make your mustard spicier and the addition of honey can add a little bit of sweetness.  Homemade Mustard Recipe.



Passion Fruit Pina Colada
Passion Fruit Pina Colada

Passion fruit pina coladas scream summer.  This is the perfect cocktail to start off the summer.  Passion Fruit Pina Colada.

Red, White and Blue Shooter AKA "Liquid America"
Red, White and Blue Shooter

In honor of this beautiful country of ours, have a shot.   A red, white and blue shot to be exact.

Happy 4th of July!  Enjoy the weather and have fun grilling.


Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.


    • Thanks for the great comments Brian. I like to do a round-up once in a while. I like to try to tie in the old posts whenever I can.

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