The Essentials Of A Home Barbecue Grill

The Essentials Of A Home Barbecue Grill

Holidays and weekends call for families and friends to get together and enjoy the outdoors. In such occasions, nothing spells simple, clean and delectable fun like an outdoor barbecue party. Even without the camping trips or the parties on the beach, you can still enjoy the outdoors in the comforts of your own backyard. Grilling while lounging, talking and having fun has been a traditional part of every family’s weekends that has been carried on for generations. In fact, it is estimated that almost eighty percent of American homes already own a barbecue grill. Thus, if you’re a part of the remaining twenty percent who still doesn’t have one in your backyard, then it is only a matter of time before you discover the advantages of having your very own barbecue grill.
• Versatility in choices. Nowadays, the options for barbecue grills are wide-ranging. Barbecue grills now come in different varieties such as charcoal, gas or infrared versions. For homeowners who don’t have a lot of space in their backyards, they can still enjoy outdoor grilling and cooking with the use of a portable barbecue grill. Do you plan to have a barbecue party but the weather isn’t too supportive? Indoor barbecue grills are the perfect solution to your rainy blues.
• Get the perfect barbecue. Getting the right texture and flavor for the perfect barbecue can be very tricky and you can only do this through a barbecue grill. Through the intense heat, the grill can bring out the flavor but seal in the juice of your barbecue meat, ribs, and even the vegetables that you plan to prepare for your family’s Sunday lunch. Barbecue grills also add the distinct smell and taste that only wood or a wood smoker box can give.
• Grill it your way. Different folks enjoy different kinds of barbecue. The popularity of cooking shows dedicated to outdoor cooking has made it possible for barbecue lovers to experiment on a great number of recipes as well as grilling styles, thereby making every barbecue meal a delectable and exciting occasion.
• Cook healthy barbecue meals without the added fat. Weight-watchers and enthusiasts of healthy eating will also love the fact that they are aware of what goes on in their grilled food, as they can control the proportions and the recipes of their barbecue.
• Save money. Having your very own barbecue grill at home allows you to save some cash, as it makes a perfect alternative to dining out in a fancy restaurant. You can also throw your very own barbecue and pool party without having to spend a lot. A barbecue grilling party encourages quality time and is the perfect venue for a great activity with friends and families.
Barbecue grills nowadays are already available through different options, thus there is definitely one barbecue grill that will suit your needs and preferences. Before purchasing your very own barbecue grill, take into consideration the advantages as well as the disadvantages of the different types of barbecue grills. This way, you can be sure that you will get the perfect grilling experience that you are aiming for.


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The Time For A Fire Pit Is Now

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Summer is just about done. One great thing about the late summer nights is that you can enjoy a fire pit, sometimes to warm you up and sometimes to serve as a romantic feature on your outdoor menu.

You should make sure that it is safe and permitted to burn wood in your living area and get yourself a nice fire pit, get some wood and it is almost as simple as that, you just need to find the right distance from where you and your friends are sitting and you could spend all night outside by a burning fire.

If you want to upgrade your outdoor experience, you can always look for a fire pit that has the option of serving as a cooking device, these are not very expensive and sometimes can be a real treat, you can cook all those classic outdoor things while you relax outdoors, the barbeque fire pit is something that you can also use for more serious cooking, it is in fact one of the most traditional and oldest way to cook, so you can even roast a small pig on a decent barbeque fire pit.

The benefits of getting a fire pit are numerous, you can enjoy a nice natural fire outdoor, as the months pass you could also enjoy your backyard in September and October, the only thing is that you will probably have to bring the fire pit a little closer to you, and you will probably have to get more wood to keep it going, but once you got a working fire pit by your side the chances you will be cold are low.

The fire pit provides a nice light in the night, this fire has a very good effect on socializing and having friends over for the evening, you will be surprised at the quality of interaction a nice fire brings out, it is just like those fascinating talks you used to have by the fire place, many years ago.

A fire pit can serve as an addition to a patio, it is a wonderful special thing you can add for parties and family dinners, and with a relatively low cost and low maintenance a patio fire pit is something that can only upgrade you patio.

You can also make your own fire pit, it is not complicated and you can find the basic materials in every do it yourself shop, the advantage of making your own fire pit is that you can tailor make it to fit your garden or backyard and of course serve your particular needs, some families enjoy planning and making the fire pit together, making this a family task, and afterwards everyone feels he has contributed to the new fire pit in the garden.

A fire pit is really plain fun, there is nothing expensive or complicated about it, it will warm you in cool summer nights, and cook nice meals for you as you enjoy a talk with your friends, it can add a nice feature to your backyard or patio and you will find that your friends, neighbors and family members adore the time they spend by it.

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Cooking In Cast Iron Cookware

You can probably recall your grandparents using cast iron frying pans and skillets. On Sunday, you were sure to have fried chicken cooked in a cast iron frying pan and some delicious gravy to cover that rice.

There are many pieces of cast iron cookware. Many a fine meals have been prepared in cast iron frying pans and skillets. Cast iron has handles that can endure the heat. When you’re not using your cookware, it is best to grease it down to prevent rust . Cleaning cast iron is rather simple if cleaned while warm. Wash out and towel dry. Storing food in cast iron is not recommended. Moisture can form and cause rust to develop . This could be very harmful.

Cast Iron Cookware : Fry Pans- great for frying chicken or fish Dutch Ovens- Can be used for many purposes. This can be used when camping out or cooking your favorite pot of soup or beans. Cornbread Pan- ideal for cooking cornbread or small pieces of fish. Flat Bottom Square Skillet- used for frying up that bacon or sausage. Country Kettle- makes some great chili, soups and stews. Cast Iron Charcoal Grill – great for grilling on picnics. You can find this cookware at ball games where tailgating is permitted.

Campers use cast iron cookware to prepare their outdoor meals. Haven’t you ever eaten that fried bacon, eggs and outdoor toast? Catching fish and frying them up outdoors by the creek is awesome. Sporting events , is an excellent place to see cast iron cookware put through a test.

Cast Iron cookware isn’t all that expensive. It does require more maintenance than other cookware. Preserving your cookware is simple. Keep it clean and greased down.

If your parents and grandparents used cast iron cookware , you can believe that it is durable and can stand the heat. The weight of the cast iron helps to equalize the heat. Cast iron is great for slow cooking .

When selecting your cookware , cast iron is the only one that has multiple uses. Indoor and outdoor usage. Having cast iron cookware will benefit your family for generations to come. Carry your children and grandchildren down to the creek and fry those fish up. Camp out and enjoy the scent of that bacon cooking and that coffee brewing. Your life will never be the same , once you invest in cast iron cookware. Prepare to hand down your cast iron cookware to your children. It is that durable.

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Recipe: pizza, grilled

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Pizza (Grilled)
To grill pizza, turn your grill into an outdoor oven.
First, build a fire for indirect-heat cooking: For a circular charcoal grill, carefully push the hot coals to the perimeter of the fire bed; for square or rectangular charcoal grills, push the hot coals into half of the bed; and for gas grills, heat the entire grill and then turn off the burners on one side.

You’ll be cooking the pizza on the part of the cooking grate that’s not directly over the heat, so divide and shape the dough into larger or smaller circles, squares or rectangles to fit that area.

Close the grill’s cover (or cover the pizza with a domed wok lid or pot lid or even a large stainless steel bowl), and you’ve got your outdoor oven.

To prevent the dough from sticking, swab the grill rack with a vegetable oil-soaked cloth or paper towels, safely held with grilling tongs. Also brush the dough on both sides with olive oil. The heat quickly firms up the dough, so it won’t droop through the bars. After 2 to 3 minutes (check occasionally to guard against burning), you can easily flip the now-stiff crust.

It’s then ready to top with ingredients, which you will have arranged nearby on a table or tray to help you work quickly. Smear lightly with homemade or store-bought pesto or tomato sauce. Add shredded cheeses, dabs of goat cheese, sliced vegetables (which will have been grilled in advance), sliced pepperoni, crumbled cooked sausage, tissue-thin prosciutto. Then, cover again and cook about 5 minutes more, until the cheese has melted.

Slide the finished pizza onto a cutting board, sprinkle with Parmesan and chopped fresh herbs and cut it into wedges or squares with a pizza wheel or large, sharp knife.

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