July Grilling Wrap Up – DIY Dry Rub

Confession time:  I didn’t post many recipes for the grill in July.  I spent more time doing PiYo (blog about that coming soon!) and traveling (to Walla Walla, Washington for the 4th of July wine tasting, to Manzanita Beach for running and relaxation, and most recently to Chicago to visit family) and less time blogging in July.  So here is one last recipe for the grill and the top 3 reasons it sizzles:

  1. This is a DIY Dry Rub from my husband Matt, inspired by Chef Bobby Flay – the ultimate Grill Master.
  2. No need to buy expensive rubs at the grocery store!  You probably have all the ingredients you need in your spice rack already.
  3. This tastes great with steaks (sirloin, New York strip) and pork chops.

DIY Dry Rub

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Ingredients – 2 tbsp (or equal parts) of each spice:

  • paprika
  • salt
  • pepper
  • chilli powder
  • cumin


  1. Measure out the spices in a bowl and mix together evenly
  2. Provide a good coat of the rub to the meat you want to grill
  3. Store any left over rub in a tightly sealed glass container – I re-use an empty spice jar
  4. Let the rub “sit with the meat” for about an hour prior to grilling
  5. Fire up the grill and cook your meat!

As August begins, I feel like there is so much I want to do still to enjoy summer despite all the back-to-school ads I see on TV.  So the theme for August will be End of Summer Awesomeness!

Question for you:  What is one awesome thing you want to do before the end of summer?




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