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Over the past holiday weekend, it’s pretty easy to guess that you were at some sort of barbecue. My fiancee and I were at 3! Barbecues are a great time to eat some great food, spend time with family, and meet exciting new people. However, they are also a time to put on about 5 pounds!
Main Dishes (Editor’s Picks)
One of the best parts of a barbecue is the main dish. Whether is hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, chicken or steaks, you just can’t get enough of these!
Casseroles (Some Good Stuff)
MMMMM! Some of my favorite things at a barbecue are in this category! I would have to say that macaroni and cheese is my favorite.
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Dessert (Save the Best For Last)
I hope you saved room for dessert! This is where to good stuff is!
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