Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a memorable get together outside with family and friends. A barbecue cookout is a great way to celebrate the warm weather while getting a chance to catch-up with your loved ones.

The star of your barbecue will most likely be your grill. Whether you prefer a gas or charcoal grill, both appliances give your food great texture and flavor. Grilling also has certain health benefits. When you grill your food instead of frying or roasting it, you can use less fat. This method of cooking also allows your meat and produce to retain more minerals and nutrients.

Many grills use natural gas to fuel them and some grill covers are made of synthetic materials like nylon. Portable grills often have synthetic rubber wheels on the bottom for easy positioning, and some have carrying cases or covers made of polyester. Tools like grilling spatulas, grilling forks and tongs may have no-slip silicone handles and grill brushes used to clean the grates are sometimes nylon.

Natural gas and oil also help make outdoor entertaining a breeze. Tablecloths made of vinyl allow for quick and easy clean up. You can set your table with melamine cups and dishes, which are great for any party held outside. Melamine is a hard, thermosetting plastic material that is usually lighter and less expensive than other dishes. Their shatterproof construction will also allow you and your guests to mingle freely, without the fear of dropping a cup and then dealing with shattered glass. This material also comes in many fun colors and designs.

Allow natural gas and oil to help you pull off the perfect barbeque. Here are some of our favorite grilled recipes that taste great and are easy to make:

  1. Grilled Tomato, Onion, and Olive Salad
  2. Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Ribs
  3. Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Lime and Cilantro
  4. Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream