No, baby, tell me why don’t you?/Oh, now, baby, tell me why don’t you/aw, make me some of your fine famous Bar-B-Q?   ZZ Top

‘Tis the season. Whether it’s your grill or a gift for your host, here are some items to make things easier and more tasty.


Left: Cuisinart 10-Piece Carousel Grill Tool Set– Practical and neat. 10-piece set includes spatula with built-in bottle opener, locking tongs, silicone basting brush, meat hook, five skewers and carousel rack. Tools are made of durable stainless steel. Elongated handles keep fingers safely away from heat. Hanging rings offer convenient storage. $47.96

Right: Cuisinart 20-Piece Deluxe Stainless Steel Grill Set: Handy storage included: 1 chef’s spatula, 1 pair of grill tongs, 1 basting brush, 8 corn holders, 5 skewers, 1 cleaning brush,1 replacement brush head,1 digital temperature fork (displays actual and desired temperatures, alarm that alerts you when food is done and has an integrated LED light) ,1 storage case. Stainless steel, silicone, and aluminum. $59.99

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Corn on the Cob Grilling ‘Basket’: Why fuss with boiling water? Natural sugars in the kernels caramelize, creating smoky sweetness. No need to trim, the basket is adjustable to fit different cob sizes and can cook up to four at a time. 20″ L x 6.75″ W x 2″ H. Stainless Steel. $15.00 

Cuisinart Taco Girlling Rack: For backyard fiestas. Contoured to hold 4 tacos for assembly and melting right at the grill. Fill the slots with your favorite tortilla, fill it up, let it melt. 100% steel with nonstick coating. $14.99

Quesadilla Grill Basket: Stainless-steel construction. Flip and cook without losing ingredients. Lightweight design makes it easy to flip and keeps ingredients from falling into the fire. Large 12″ diam. basket allows you to cook one large quesadilla or two halves. Overall: 22 1/2″ x 12 1/4″. Handle 10 1/2″ long.   $15.99  

Vegetable Grill Basket by Grillux: Curved handles allows for easy carrying. Use as Wok pan to stir fry chopped chicken, beef or pork. Raised edges prevents food from escaping. Perfectly sized grill holes (a little bigger than a pencil eraser) allows heat and smoke to pass through. Stainless steel. Measures Exactly 13″L x 12″W x 2” $14.99

Not Shown: Set of 2 Mesh Bags for Grilling Vegetables $22.00

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Gusto’s Original Barbeque Rubs of the States: Weekend guest? 5-2oz.tins (1.35-1.38oz. net wt. each / about 1/4 cup each) of popular States rubs wrapped with wine-colored tissue paper placed inside a tin-tied logo kraft bag (measuring approximately 5.5″x4″x3″) Each tin of rub will cover 4-5lbs. of meat each. LEXINGTON, NC, MEMPHIS, TN, EAST TEXAS, KANSAS CITY, MO, SANTA MARIA, CA. Descriptions on site. $19.95

Wine Infused Rubs: For the erudite griller. Set of 3 rubs 3.5 oz each: Cabernet Wine Rub- cabernet-infused sea salt, brown sugar, and spices, Chardonnay Wine Rub- chardonnay-infused sea salt, brown sugar, and spices, Pinot Noir Wine Rub- pinot noir-infused sea salt, brown sugar, and spices For grilling, rub them on up to an hour before throwing the food on the fire. For seasoning, just sprinkle. (Careful, a little goes a long way). Handmade in Talent, Oregon. $35.00

Williams Sonoma Barbeque Sauce Gift Set: a taste of the American South: Sweet Onion Applewood: A blend of smoke and spices, sweet Vidalia onions, applewood smoke, apple juice, molasses, black pepper and red chiles. Bourbon Black Pepper: Robust red sauce made with real Kentucky bourbon, ancho chiles and hickory for smoky heat, with a touch of molasses and tomato puree. Mango Habanero: Spicy blend sauce of ripe mangoes, tomatoes and fiery chiles, fresh ginger, lime juice and Jamaican jerk spices. Set includes three 8-oz. bottles. $29.95 

Habanero Hot Sauce: Got a craving? 8″ L x 10″ W x 2″ H; four 5 fl oz jars. Ingredients: Flavors include: Broja (carrots and tomato), Purple Blaze (blueberry), Habacado (avocado), Strabenero (strawberry). $33.00 

Staying a Week? Bring/Send

Top: Harry & David Summer Grilling Box: For the experimenter. Charred pineapple bourbon grilling sauce (15.7 oz), Bacon chipotle BBQ sauce (1 lb 1 oz), Sweet chili finishing sauce (14 oz), Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce (13 oz), Peppercorn spice rub (3 oz) $49.95

Bottom: Tailgate Grilling Gift with Weber Smokey Joe® Portable Grill: Picnic or stay home. Includes: Weber Smokey Joe® Portable Grill, Metal tongs, Gray Oven Mitt, Hickory Wood Chips; Stubbs® BBQ Hickory Bourbon Sauce, Stubbs® BBQ Hickory Liquid Smoke, Stubbs® Pork Marinade Rub,  Stubbs® Chicken Spice Rub, Stubbs® Bar-B-Q Spice Rub, Stubbs® Steak Spice Rub. Measures 10.75″L x 6.75″W x 15.375″H   $99.99

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