Grilling Tips

Pan Seared Steak

Pan Seared Steak

Pan searing a steak before finishing it on the grill add extra flavor, a great crusty texture, and wonderful golden brown color. This article shows you how to pan sear a steak on the grill.

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  February 9, 2012
How To Sear Steak

How To Sear Steak

We show how to sear steaks on a gas or charcoal grill. Searing adds amazing flavor, improved texture and beautiful color to your steaks.

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  February 9, 2012
How to Test Your Meat Thermometer Calibration

How to Test Your Meat Thermometer Calibration

We love the Thermapen instant read digital thermometer to check our meat.  This thing is the Cadillac (or whatever you consider the top of the line these days) of the meat thermometer world as far as we are concerned.  Even a Cadillac needs a tune-up every now and then though, right?  Well, the folks at Thermapen…

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  January 7, 2012
How to Light a Charcoal Grill

How to Light a Charcoal Grill

Ford versus Chevy has nothing on the charcoal versus gas debate.  You’ve noticed the folks on one side of the extreme.  They are the ones looking at you with a mix of pity and disgust while you check out the latest gas grills in the big box stores.  They would rather walk on their hot…

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  December 30, 2011
How to Slice Meat Against the Grain

How to Slice Meat Against the Grain

Ah, the delicious flank steak. This cut of steak comes from one of the toughest muscles on the cow, but it has some of the best flavor on the animal. Flank steaks are also great candidates for a long bath in a delicious marinade. Marinade them in some lime, garlic, cilantro and jalapeno and I…

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  March 5, 2010
Quick Guide to Spices

Quick Guide to Spices

My goal this year is to experiment a lot more with flavors I haven’t really used in recipes.  I feel like I am kind of in a rut and tend to stick with the flavors I am most comfortable with.  We’ll see if my little experiment results in a coup attempt in my family at…

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  February 23, 2010
How to Cook with a Fireplace

How to Cook with a Fireplace

It hasn’t been this cold for this many days in Florida since 1800’s.  I’m more of a flip-flops and shorts kind of guy, so this weather is really getting to me.  I mean, I don’t own an ice scraper for a reason, yet I have been scraping my windshield every morning for the last 2…

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  January 14, 2010
Worcestershire Sauce, Easy for You To Say

Worcestershire Sauce, Easy for You To Say

I know it’s only been in the US since Lea and Perrins brought it over from the UK in 1837, but it’s about time we get it right.  It’s been a problem for far too long.  I myself used to mumbled my way through it like this fella: Not this year though.  It’s “worse-ta-sure“.  I…

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  January 6, 2010
Tips for Grilling In Bad Weather

Tips for Grilling In Bad Weather

I live in Florida, so that means I get to brag about our weather here in the Winter while my friends up North are scraping their cars.  I got into the car yesterday morning and didn’t know what to do, there was ice on the windshield!  Yep, for us cold weather wimps in Florida, anything…

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  December 30, 2009