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Pine Valley Apartments Blog, Elkton, MD   May is National Barbecue Month and we have tips on how to have a great one! Invite friends from our apartment community to celebrate!

Welcome back to the Pine Valley Apartments Blog. It’s May here in Elkton, which means that summer will soon be in full blast. The warm weather makes this month the perfect time to spend outdoors, especially at the grill. Head out to your favorite Maryland area park soon and host a barbecue. Did you know that it’s National Barbecue Month? To celebrate, we have some recipe suggestions for first-time barbecuers!


Start off by reviewing “The Burger Lab’s Top Ten Tips for Making Better Burgers.” This is the ultimate breakdown of all the things you need to know about burger making. If you’re a novice at grilling, these are some great tips to get you through.


It’s important to note that no barbecue can be considered complete without some classic sides. Contrasting flavors are what will make or break any good barbecue, so take note!


60 Summer Pasta Salad Recipes

Pasta salad is one of the essential barbecue side dishes. These twenty-two recipes provide a ton of variation, making it easy to pick out the perfect item to go with your main course.


Strawberry Spinach Salad

A great healthy addition, this Strawberry Spinach Salad combines vegetable and fruit for a tart side that will balance out any good barbecue.


Mom’s Potato Salad

Potato salad is the staple of any good barbecue. The moment you see a bowl put out at someone’s backyard party, you know it’s going to be good.


Lemon Grilled Whole Trout Foil Packets

A great alternative to red meat for any picky or health-conscious eaters, these trout packets make for a great addition to any barbecue gathering!


Those are just a few ideas to make your next barbecue a great one! Do you have any practiced habits when it comes to the grill? Share your tips and tricks below!