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The Gifts for Guys goodness just keeps on coming, y’all. Today’s guest Molly from The Creative Maven is here today with some fabulous recipes to make your own grill rubs (as part of Gifts for Guys)-
Hey everyone! I was so excited to be asked to participate in the Gifts for Guys series over here – I live in a male-dominated household so this is right up my alley! Growing up with two sisters, figuring out gifts for men used to really intimidate me… but then I acquired a husband and had a son. That helped me to get over it :).
It seems like whenever there is a BBQ the men seem to congregate around the grill, am I right? I’m not sure what it is, but it’s a natural phenomenon… the men hang out by the grill while the women have to keep reminding them to check the meat and not overcook it! So I decided that a set of homemade spice rubs would be a good gift for any grilling man – whether he is a beginner or more advanced!
First, I found these cute little magnetic spice containers at my local Fred Meyer, but I also found these online at the Container Store – I’m sure there are lots of options!
I decided on three very different spice mixes: a brown sugar rub, a tandoori rub (Indian flavors), and a Greek rub… but just Google “spice rub recipes” and you are sure to find something that you’ll love – there are lots of them out there!
Brown Sugar Rub for Pork or Beef
1 T. brown sugar
1 T. salt
1 T. paprika
1 T. chili powder
1 T. ground black pepper
Tandoori Rub for Chicken
1 T. ginger
1 T. cumin
1 T. coriander
1 T. paprika
1 T. turmeric
1 T. salt
1 T. cayenne
Greek Rub for Chicken or Pork
2 t. oregano
1 ½ t. onion powder
1 ½ t. garlic powder
1 t. salt
1 t. cornstarch
1 t. fresh ground black pepper
1 t. beef bouillion
1 t. parsley
I also made some simple labels on my computer. I used fancy schmancy Adobe Illustrator, but you could even make labels in Paint, Photoshop Elements, or even Picnik or Picasa! However, you can click here to download my labels
Happy Grilling! Thanks ladies for having me!
If your needing more ideas for handmade Christmas gifts, may I suggest these fleece dino slippers or a pair of ‘sweet dreamer’ pj pants from Molly’s blog? Go stop by and say hi!
MORE FATHER’S DAY GIFTING GOODNESS-
Spice rub packets (with free printables!)