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Favorite Grilling Recipes

Summer isn’t over just yet! There’s still time for plenty for entertaining with family and friends, and we’ve got the perfect mouth-watering meals to complement your evening. Stop by our online shop to find the best grilling accessories, seasonings and everything else you’ll need to make your summer bbq nights a success! Smoked Mac-N-Cheese Bacon Cups Prep Time 30 mins Active Time 1 hr 5 mins Equipment BBQ Grill Foil Pan Muffin tin Materials 12 each strips of bacon 16 oz small pasta shells or elbow macaroni 3/4 cup bread crumbs 8 tbsp unsalted butter 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 5 1/2 cups milk 2 cups smoked gouda cheese 2 cups smoked cheddar cheese 1 cup parmesan cheese 1 cup mozzarela cheese 1 tbsp SuckleBusters SPG BBQ Rub 1 tbsp SuckleBusters Sugar Daddy BBQ Rub Instructions Make the Bacon Cups Set the grill/smoker to 350 degrees cooking temperature Bacon cups Place muffin tin face down on the counter (bottom side up), use 2 pieces of bacon per cup. Cut one strip in half and place it like an “X” over the cup. Wrap the second whole slice around the side of the cup, overlapping the ends. Repeat with remaining bacon strips…

Comparing Our Favorite Grills

If you’re like most, you’re looking forward to a summer full of entertaining with family and friends. After a year and a half of staying home and social distancing, nothing sounds better than spending time with the people you’ve been missing. Luckily, you can find everything you need to create your dream outdoor space right here on the Trinity Fireside website. Whether you’re creating a backyard oasis or looking for grilling on the go, here are a few of our favorite grills for you to compare. Kamado Joe – Big Joe The Kamado Joe Big Joe III shares the same uncompromising design and functionality of the Classic III, but commanding even more cooking surface, the 24-inch Kamado Joe Big Joe III is a versatile kamado style ceramic grill perfect for large families or entertaining a crowd. Learn more about the Kamado Joe – Big Joe. Coyote Gas Grill Four high-performance Coyote Infinity Burners Up to 80,000 BTU of output Complete 304 stainless steel construction Interior grill lighting 875 square inches of cooking area 35 1/2″ x 23″ stainless. Shop Coyote grills. Daniel Boone – Stainless Steel Prime Plus Wifi The Daniel Boone Prime Plus WiFi model comes with a redesigned…

The Ugly Fireplace Makeover Winner

We are so excited to reveal the “after” photos from our recent Ugly Fireplace Makeover contest. After thousands of votes and some really deserving entries, the Roark family took home the gold! HERE’S THE BEFORE IMAGE We asked each entry to tell us about their ugly fireplace and why they deserve a makeover, here’s what Rozalin had to say, “Have you ever looked into a shattered mirror and were suddenly overcome with fear that you would be cursed with bad luck for seven years? Well, if not, I welcome you to look into the ugliest fireplace in DFW. A shattered mirror mosaic fireplace is what looks into my soul every day. I’ve scoured the internet, Pinterest, etc. for any ideas on how to fix this eye-sore and I have come up short each time. It mocks me, it shows me my pitiful, failure of a Joanna Gaines wanna-be reflection every morning as I drink my coffee in sadness. We inherited this mess of a fireplace 3 short weeks ago when we moved into our new home. Like all new homeowners, we were hopeful and excited to have a DIY project under our belts, but little did we know this is…

Intimate Fireside Valentine’s Dinner: Tips from a Dallas Fireplace Builder

Creating An Intimate Fireside Valentine’s Dinner: Tips from a Dallas Fireplace Builder Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and is the perfect reason to celebrate you and your partners love together. With more couples staying home this Valentine’s Day, it’s important to find ways to add ambiance and romance. Fireplaces help set the mood, provide a soft glow, and even act as the date’s focal point. As a Dallas fireplace builder, we know a few things about fireplaces! Whether you’ve been dating for a few months or married for years, we’ve put together our favorite tips for creating the perfect fireside Valentine’s Day. If Your Fireplace Has A Mantel – Use It The mantel on the fireplace is the perfect place to add Valentine’s Day decor. Showcase bouquet of roses in shades of red, pink, and white. You can even add rose petals across the floor in front of the fireplace. Place your favorite scented candles and light them to add your favorite scent and more romantic lighting. Make it personal and about your relationship by adding in photos from your favorite trips or moments.  Think Red When decorating for your fireside Valentine’s Day date, think of adding decor…
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