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Prep Your Indoor & Outdoor Living Space for Your Most Memorable Spring Yet!

Prep Your Indoor & Outdoor Living Space for Your Most Memorable Spring Yet!

We’ve had an incredibly long winter here in the Pacific Northwest, but with a few recent sunny days it reminds us that we live in a beautiful state! It also reminds us, that we need to prep our indoor & outdoor living space for the most memorable spring yet! With all the excitement surrounding sharing meals with family & friends outdoors or the kids playing “Marco Polo” in the pool, or loved ones relaxing in a hot tub – some…

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5 Ways Barbecuing Keeps You Healthy

5 Ways Barbecuing Keeps You Healthy

You probably didn’t know this, but barbecuing is actually pretty good for you; burgers, hot dogs, kebabs—really anything cooked on the grill is surprisingly healthy. That delectable cheesy goodness on a juicy hamburger? Healthy! Those charred grill marks on your baseball-style frankfurter? Really healthy. The perfect sear on that one flank steak you grilled up last weekend? Couldn’t be better for you. Oh, by the way, we aren’t talking about calories. The kind of health that a barbecue provides isn’t always…

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How To: 8 Easy BBQ Grill Cleaning Tips

How To: 8 Easy BBQ Grill Cleaning Tips

The summer might be winding down, but with football season starting, there is still plenty of grilling left to do! Here are a few tips to make grill cleaning easy, keeping your BBQ in the best condition so it will last you and your family a long time. Regular Maintenance 1. Brush the grill grates When you’re finished cooking, take your grill brush and scrub off any excess food from the gas or charcoal grill grates while the grill is still hot….

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9 Pro-Tips for Grilling your Best Burger

9 Pro-Tips for Grilling your Best Burger

Of all the things to cook up on a grill, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Burgers. And why not? Burgers are delicious. Especially if they are made the right way. So, your friends here at Aqua Quip did some digging to figure out the best tips for grilling the perfect burger. No need to thank us. 1. Don’t buy pre-formed wannabe burger patties You want to be in total control of the outcome of your burger, right? You can’t leave anything…

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Why Did the Turkey Cross the Road?

Why Did the Turkey Cross the Road?

To gobble up the left overs! There is an infinite amount of ways to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving. But what is the best way? Lucky for you, we’ve got your Thanksgiving turkey covered. (In gravy of course.) So here are some great tips and tricks for your best Thanksgiving turkey–courtesy of our friends at Weber. Ingredients: 1 14-pound turkey, fresh or thawed ½ cup unsalted butter 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped 1 orange with zest, quartered olive…

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Back to (Old) School

Back to (Old) School

Parents! It’s that time again! September is just around the corner, and you know what that means: Back to school (AKA spending all sorts of money on new crayons and markers that your kids insist they “need”–trust me. Been there, done that). But instead of stressing about back-to-school errands, just remember there are still a few days left before school starts, and you still have time for one last hurrah! Now’s your chance to throw one last pool party for you…

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Friday, Football, and Food, OH MY!

Friday, Football, and Food, OH MY!

It’s Tailgating Time It’s mid August, the kids are heading back to school soon, and the summer is just as boiling hot as ever, but we’ve all had one thing on our minds: Why didn’t they run the ball? 🙁 But now, the football season has returned (Superbowl round four?), and while we’re all jumping for joy, we remember that this time of the year is also peak grilling season, so we start jumping even higher. As this Friday rolls around, get your grills…

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START YOUR SUMMER WITH A SIZZLE AND A BANG

START YOUR SUMMER WITH A SIZZLE AND A BANG

The 4th of July is just around the corner and our Summer Sizzle Sale is already in full swing! From swimming pools to grills, here at Aqua Quip you can find anything and everything you need to throw the perfect Independence Day party—and it’s on sale! To skip to our delicious recipes, click here ↓ Poolside Dip Fruit Kabobs Bacon-Wrapped, Cheese-Stuffed Hot Dog WHAT DO WE DO? WE SWIM. Picture this: the clouds part to reveal clear, blue skies. The sun…

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National Cheeseburger Day!!

National Cheeseburger Day!!

In honor of National Cheeseburger Day we wanted to share one of our favorite Cheeseburger recipes from Weber Grills with you! If you are not a fan of Mesquite or Chipotle Salsa, don’t worry, there are TONS of amazing Cheeseburger recipes on Weber’s Recipe Website. Weber Grill’s Mesquite-Grilled Cheeseburgers with Warm Chipotle Salsa INGREDIENTS 1½ pounds ground chuck (80% lean) 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper Kosher salt 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 small…

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Grilled Banana Boat S’mores

Grilled Banana Boat S’mores

This Labor Day, the Washington State burn ban has affected us all. But don’t worry! You can still cook s’mores on your gas grill! Just wrap the s’mores in foil and heat them up over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes until the marshmallows melt! And if you’re looking for s’mores with a twist, here is what we found from our friends over at Allrecipes: Ingredients: Bananas Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips Mini Marshmallows Graham Cracker Crumbs (we added this!) Directions: 1….

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