The Great American Barbeque - Handmade in the Heartland

The Great American Barbeque

Welcome to the Great American Barbecue, a tour across blogland with everything you need to make a perfect gathering around the grill!The Great American Barbecue - Everything You Need from Drinks to Dessert for the Perfect BBQ

I love a great party and what makes a party great? Good friends and of course good food! This is a fun virtual potluck with fabulous tried and true recipes by great bloggers to help you have the perfect gathering around the grill.  We've taken all the work out of planning the Great American Barbecue for you and your friends including drinks, appetizers, meats to grill, side dishes and desserts. Each blogger has a different recipe to share, just like at a really gathering. We even included an easy DIY utensil caddy and a fun outdoor activity for the kids. If that's not enough, we're also giving away a $130 Amazon Gift Card at the end of the party so one lucky winner can buy any remaining supplies he or she needs to throw the perfect backyard bash! So get ready to click and pin away to save all these awesome dishes for your next backyard party.

Refreshing Drinks to Welcome Your Guests
Whether your guests arrive from across town, out of town or from the house next door, the first thing a good host always does is offer them a cool, refreshing beverage.
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Ariean from One Krieger Chick
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Fresh Fruit Ice Cubes - Oh My! Creative
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Get the Party Started with Appetizers

With a beverage in hand, your guests will need something to munch on while the main dish is cooking on the grill. Bruschetta with Whipped Feta and Grilled Crostini - This Silly Girl's Life
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Rosemary Parmesan Focaccia - The Grant Life
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Kelley from The Grant Life
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The Main Event - Fresh from the Grill

What would a barbecue be if you didn't have meat to throw on the grill? For the Great American Barbecue, we've got two fabulous options for you!
Fall Off the Bone BBQ Ribs - Handmade in the Heartland
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Angela from Handmade in the Heartland
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Chipotle Lime Chicken Skewers with Avocado Ranch - Color Me Meg
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Meg from Color Me Meg
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Perfect Potluck Side Dishes

A barbecue always needs a few great side dishes to accompany the main meal. We've got pasta, potatoes and a green salad all ready for the making! Easy Macaroni Salad: Classic Summer Potluck Recipe - Kenarry.com
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Best Strawberry Spinach Salad from Play. Party. Pin.
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Britni from Play. Party. Pin.
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Grilled Twice Baked Potatoes from The Best Blog Recipes
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Shauna from The Best Blog Recipes
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Delicious Crowd-Pleasing Desserts

How many of you head straight for the dessert table when you get to a barbecue? With desserts like these, it's easy to see why. Oreo White Chocolate Chip Cookies from Belle of the Kitchen
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Ashlyn from Belle of the Kitchen
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Strawberry Lemonade Bars from Made to Be a Momma
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Serving Your Guests in Style

Once you've got the food prepared and set up along your buffet, you'll need to make the silverware easily accessible for your guests. Here's an easy way to do that with something you already have on hand! Upcycled Utensil Caddy from View from the Fridge
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A Fun Activity for the Kids

No detail has been spared as we planned the perfect barbecue for you. We even have a fun game for the kids that's easy to make! Tin Can Toss Game from Crafts by Courtney
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Enter to Win an Amazon Gift Card

We've tried to think of everything from drinks to desserts for the perfect Great American Barbecue, but now's your chance to win a $130 Amazon gift card so you can buy all the supplies you need. The Great American Barbecue - Everything You Need from Drinks to Dessert for the Perfect BBQ Giveaway Rules: The prize has been sponsored by the hosts of the Great American Barbecue. No purchase necessary. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM ET on September 2, 2014. All entrants must provide a valid e-mail address and be 18 years old. The giveaway is open worldwide. One lucky winner will be randomly chosen from among the entrants and notified via e-mail. The winner has 48 hours to respond via e-mail to claim the prize or another winner will be selected. The $130 Amazon gift card will be issued via e-mail by Carrie at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home. The hosts and their immediate family members are not eligible to win. Odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Please read the complete terms and conditions on the Rafflecopter form. If you have any questions, please contact Carrie at ideas at kenarry dot com before entering the giveaway. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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