The month of May brought National Burger Day, National Grilling Month, and Memorial Day, which is often viewed as the unofficial start of summer – so naturally it was time to break out the BBQ and fire up the grill.

Here at Personal Creations, we love a good grilling recipe – a drool worthy burger, mesquite chicken, some grilled corn on the cob, or even grilled fruit; there are so many succulent recipes that can be cooked up on the grill!

In conjunction with National BBQ Month and National Burger Day, we reached out to some of our favorite foodie bloggers and recipe curators to share a grilling recipe that’s great for summertime cookouts. Here are some of our favorite recipes they cooked up (and be warned, if you aren’t hungry already you will be after reading this!)

Cooking with Crystal


Crystal from Cooking with Crystal crafted up a mouthwatering Tex-Mex inspired burger and she used her personalized Grill-Masters Eat Drink BBQ Cutting Board to prepare her ingredients. This burger is packed full of flavor with a hint of heat, plus all of the necessary fixings: lettuce, tomato, avocado, cilantro, mayo, and pepper jack cheese all on a grilled bun. One of her tips to the perfect burger: make sure to put butter on the bun before you throw it on the grill. It might be a little messy but it’s definitely worth it! You can find out more about Crystal and her passion for food here.

Ciao Chow Bambina


Annie of Ciao Chow Bambina shared a classic style burger with a one-of-a-kind taste.  In her family, this burger is referred to as the best ever juicy burger. It’s a “go big or go home” type of burger, if you couldn’t already tell by its size. It might be a little difficult to eat, but the mess is a small price to pay for this juicy burger. Featuring all of the classic essentials: a half-pound Angus beef patty, melted butter, sesame seed bun, iceberg lettuce, sliced ripe tomatoes, and dill pickle, this burger is sure to please the taste buds of both the young and old. Her final piece of advice for this burger: bring plenty of napkins. To find out more about Annie and her drool worthy recipes, check out her blog here.

Obsessive Cooking Disorder


Natalie, otherwise known as Chef Uy of Obsessive Cooking Disorder, also opted for a Tex-Mex inspired burger. However, instead of ground beef, her burger of choice is a chorizo and guacamole burger with Swiss cheese. She paired her burgers with some chips (because who doesn’t love chips and guac?) and served them on our Smokin’ Hot BBQ Cutting Board. To find out more about Natalie and her mix of foodie and med school adventures, check out her blog here.



Lisa of Blogghetti decided to switch things up and share a Sweet Heat BBQ Chicken recipe with her homemade sauce in celebration of National BBQ Month. We love a little teamwork in the kitchen – her husband grilled the chicken (using our personalized grilling tongs) and she made the BBQ sauce! Some of the ingredients to her BBQ sauce include brown sugar, ground chipotle, and Texas Pete hot sauce. No wonder she calls it her sweet heat sauce! You can find Lisa’s blog here to learn more about her mouth-watering recipes.

 B Sugar Mama


Nicole of B Sugar Mama opted for a Bacon Cheddar Burger with a special sauce. She definitely has a few tricks up her sleeve when it comes to crafting up a good burger. One trick: when making grilled patties, add egg and mustard into the mixture. Nicole details all of the ingredients you need to make her patties, as well as her recipe for the secret sauce on her blog. A few of her secret ingredients for the sauce are pickle juice, hot sauce and honey. You can find out the rest of the ingredients on her blog here.