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5 Foil Packet Meals for Happy Campers

Grab your backpacks, sleeping bags, and tents! It’s time to go camping! And, Rural King has the perfect take-along tin foil packet meals for your camping crew. Did you know you could be eating breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert over the campfire? Well, I’ll teach you what you need to set up that campsite-kitchen, then we’ll get into some tasty foil packet dinners.

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The Ultimate Big Game Checklist and Recipes

The time has finally arrived for everyone to gather around the TV, watch funny commercials, eat great food, and watch the biggest game of the year. A big game party is fun whether your team is on the field or you’re just cheering against your rivals. With our big game checklist, you’ll know that you have everything you need to make your get together a success. Plus, we’ve included some delicious game day food recipes for your grill/smoker, air fryer, and more.

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The Deep Fried Turkey Guide

The holidays are the perfect time to visit friends and family. It’s also the best time for great food. My family makes a turkey and a ham for every holiday, so for Christmas, we will be deep frying a turkey. Rural King recently had a live video demonstrating how our grilling experts deep fry their birds. We will go over how they prepped, cooked, and carved their turkey. Plus, we’ll give you some deep frying safety tips so you can deep fry a delicious turkey safely. Christmas turkey dinner served with veggies

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Brining: Make the Juiciest, Most Tender Meat With Only Two Ingredients

There’s no better way to spend late summer than with a backyard cookout. It’s not so hot, you can invite all of your friends, plus, it’s a good excuse to show off your grilling skills. When grilling, you usually lose a lot of juiciness from the meat, but there is a way to get the juiciest, most tender meat that you’ve ever tasted with as little as two ingredients; its name is brining.

grilling pork chops after brining   chicken after brining

What is Brining?

We talked about brining briefly in our marinating post earlier this month, but it’s such a game-changer in the grilling world that we wanted to bring it back for a deeper look.

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Easy Marinades for Everything You Grill

When life gets busy, it can be difficult to find time to make dinner. These marinades can make your busy weeknights easier or even take center stage for your weekend entertaining. Read on for some great recipes that can help you with convenient meal prep.

The Basics of Marinades

To begin, effective marinades should always consist of these 3 elements: an acid, such as vinegar, wine, citrus juice, or yogurt; a fat, such as olive oil, coconut milk, or other vegetable oil; and seasonings, such as aromatics, salt, citrus zest, chile peppers, or even sugars.

Acids help break down the proteins, which allows the flavor to penetrate. Fats help keep the proteins moist. Seasonings add flavor. A good rule of thumb for proportions is to combine 3 parts fat with 1 part acid and then season to taste.

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