***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my post. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Well, even though we saw a few inches of snow a couple weeks ago here in NE Ohio, I think it's finally safe to say that spring is here. In these parts of the world, that also means that grilling season has officially arrived, too.
Here in the Cleveland area, we really don't need much coaxing to break out our grills. Shoot, it can be snowing and frigid, and guaranteed, somewhere in NE OH, someone is still grilling. I prefer to wait until the temperature is about double my age to venture out to grill since cold and I do not get along well, but to each their own.
Anyway. We're absolutely thrilled that the weather has warmed up and that we can start spending our days and evenings in the yard, doing things together as a family. Whether it's grilling burgers, dogs, and steaks, setting up our massive inflatable waterslide, or sitting around a fire making tasty S'mores, we make the best memories outdoors.
Speaking of S'mores and grilling, we recently learned that Blue Rhino, the makers of those handy Propane tanks we all know and love this time of year, offer a lot more than fuel. That's right. Blue Rhino sells a lot more than just Propane. Who knew?! Admittedly, I did not know this. ~Hangs head in shame~
Blue Rhino also carries Grills, Fire Pits, Fireplace Accessories, and even Grilling Tools. How cool is that?!
I'm actually drooling over their Mr. Pizza Oven and Grill.
Recently, they sent me an assortment of these awesome summer must haves to check out for myself. We couldn't wait to check them out!
Mr. Bar-B-Q Kickstand Tools – BBQ tools get dirty from use. Outdoor surfaces get dirty from exposure to the elements. How do you keep your tools and your surfaces separated? With a kickstand! Our new line of Kickstand Tools allows you to prop each tool so both the tool and cooking area stay clean. Available in a tool set that includes a Kickstand Spatula, Fork, Tongs and Basting Brush with arched handles to provide maximum comfort and control. Available at Field and Stream and Camping World; $19.99.
Hershey’s S’mores Caddy – Cute box with carrying handle holds everything needed to make yummy s’mores, including Hershey’s Chocolate Bars, graham crackers and marshmallows. Just load up the removable tray and take the caddy to the backyard, campsite, beach, etc. You can also use the Caddy to store items for later use. Also, great with other Hershey’s S’mores brand products from Blue Rhino including the Grilling Basket, Melting Tray, Grilling Kit (which includes a melting tray, grilling basket and 2 extendable forks), Marshmallow Sticks, and Extension Forks. Available at Target and Lowe’s; $17.99
The weather has been rainy and gloomy here, so we didn't get much of a chance to use the BBQ Kickstand Tools. I'll be sure to take some photos and share when we have our first official cookout, hopefully sometime really soon.
We did, however, head out to our fire pit and toast some jumbo marshmallows for S'mores. The Hershey's S'mores Caddy definitely came in handy! We loaded it up with crisp Graham Crackers, Hershey's Chocolate Bars, and of course, some super fluffy, jumbo Marshmallows.
We had so much fun making our S'mores around our fire. Unfortunately, it started raining, AGAIN, so we had to eat them inside. (Gotta love Ohio weather!) Still, the kids were so happy to have made their own sweet treats, and we loved the convenience of the caddy, which allowed us to easily transport all of our ingredients to and from the house. What a cute idea!
We are so excited to get grilling season off to a fantastic start, and what better way to usher in the fun than with a melty batch of S'mores?!
Next, we will have to have an all out, BBQ feast with friends and family! Stay tuned to see our favorite grilling recipes, tablescapes, appetizer and side ideas, and outdoor entertaining tips. Oh, and of course, more Blue Rhino tools in action!
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