Fire Up the Grill -- It's Men Make Dinner Day!

Yes, it's true, it's National Men Make Dinner Day! Guys, the safest route to success is to incorporate a bbq into your dinner plans. Not to stereotype, but I know the caveman in you loves nothing more than an excuse to fire up the grill  (and speaking of stereotypes, we'll know men and women are equal in the household activities department when we have a National Women Make Dinner Day!) If you need a cheat sheet on what to cook,...

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Fall Grilling Fun - 5 Reasons Autumn is the Best BBQ Season

Fall Grilling Fun If you live in a seasonal climate where temps are beginning to dip, fall grilling may not sound as appealing as cozying up in front of the fireplace but you have all winter for that. Autumn is actually the ideal time for barbecuing, so ditch your father's custom of covering up the grill after Labor Day. Open your mind and stoke the flames for some fall grilling fun...   5 Reasons Autumn is the Best BBQ Season...

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Dinnertime Fun - 5 Ways to Engage Your Kids at the Table

Dinnertime Fun Looking for some non-digital dinnertime fun to keep your kids engaged during family dinners? It can be such a struggle to sync schedules and actually get everyone to the dinner table at the same time; then it's doubly frustrating when the kids - maybe even mom and dad - are more focused on the pings from their phones than each other. Or siblings are squabbling and making you crazy and you can't wait for dinner to end. With...

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Best BBQ Grill Accessories and Master Griller Must-Haves

 BBQ Grill Accessories You'll Love While it's nice to think you can rely on your caveman instincts to grill your food just right every time you barbecue, a few handy tools will take the guesswork and mess out and make the experience stress free.  Lavatools PT12 Javelin Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer Lavatools PT12 Javelin Digital Instant Read Meat ThermometerThe worst part of barbecuing is those few minutes when a wrong decision will leave you with meat that is either...

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Best Labor Day BBQ Recipes and Party Ideas

It's Labor Day BBQ Time... Labor Day weekend is almost upon us, signaling the lazy days of summer are slipping away. There is no better time to seize the sunny day and throw a Labor Day BBQ that will be the talk of your 'hood. Remember when you were a kid, school ended and summer spread across your future like an endless expanse of blue sky? There was no end in sight. Now, to me, Memorial Day to Labor Day...

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Grilled Pound Cake With Strawberry Salsa - Steven Raichlen Recipe #6

Grilled Pound Cake With Strawberry Salsa and Cardamom Whipped Cream Source: Steven Raichlen Never thought about grilling dessert? One glance at this photo of Steven Raichlen's Grilled Pound Cake and you can see why it's a fun and brilliant idea! Steven incorporates Sara Lee pound cake (see his note below), which means this recipe is a low effort way to get fired up about grilling dessert for your guests. Grilled Pound Cake With Berry Salsa, prepared by Steven Raichlen. Photo...

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