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Grill Skills 101 Day 4: Plan a Backyard BBQ -- and You Could Win!

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We've got plenty more tips coming for grilling up delicious goodies, but we thought we'd turn the picnic tables and get some of YOUR ideas for hosting a sweet summer cookout!

What are your best backyard BBQ tips?

Post your ideas in the replies below and you could win a copy of Tori Spelling’s Celebratori, which is packed with tons of cute DIY ideas for throwing great parties -- including a "Cowboys and Lace" cookout!


Post one idea at a time -- the more times you reply, the more times you're entered to win!

If you missed yesterday's tips for grilling chicken, click here. Sign up for the Grill Skills 101, here.


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  • The "Backyard BBQ" contest starts 5/23/12 at 5:12 pm (ET) and ends 5/29/12 at 11:59pm (ET) (the "Contest Period").
  • Enter by replying to this post with your backyard cookout ideas during the Contest Period.
  • Multiple entries are permitted and encouraged, as it increases your chances of winning.
  • Three winners will be selected in a random drawing of all eligible entries to each receive a copy of Celebratori by Tori Spelling.
  • The random drawing shall occur on or about 6/5/12.
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by on May. 23, 2012 at 5:12 PM
Replies (11-20):
StephanAndCoral
by Member on May. 24, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Good music

StephanAndCoral
by Member on May. 24, 2012 at 12:46 PM

plenty of seating or ask people to bring some

StephanAndCoral
by Member on May. 24, 2012 at 12:47 PM

don't be afraid to do potluck

MichelleK41
by Member on May. 24, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Grilll at a slow/medium pace to keep from burning the meats. Grill corn in its husk for tasty reserved flavor. When grilling veggies or fruit grill last because they cook quickly and who wants cold condiments?

crazymomof4787
by on May. 24, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I always ask people to bring chairs.  You never have enought places to site.

 

StephanAndCoral
by Member on May. 24, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Have fun

crazymomof4787
by on May. 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM

We have a pool so swimming is part of our entertainment and grill parties. 

StephanAndCoral
by Member on May. 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM

always plan for a few more

StephanAndCoral
by Member on May. 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM

love having food tents so that the bugs don't get the yummy food1

StephanAndCoral
by Member on May. 24, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Salt the ice with rock salt keeps it cold longer

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