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Dad Cooks: The Art of the Glaze

Barbecuing is as much an art as it is a science. The ability to cook savory meats and vegetables over an open flame is far different than cooking on a stovetop. There is no better feeling than when my child proudly proclaims, “My daddy cooks the best barbecue in the world!” One aspect of good barbecuing is mastering the glaze. No, I don’t mean the painting technique; but in a way the food is our masterpiece. A glaze can add a lot of flavor to an otherwise bland meal, but it’s a delicate balancing act. What is a glaze for …

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Cooking For the Family: Spice Up Grilled Cheese

One of the staple foods of any dad cooking for the family is the classic grilled cheese. It’s fast, it’s easy and boy is it tasty. Odds are your mom or dad taught you the same way to cook grilled cheese as everyone else. You heat a pan on the stove or use a hot griddle and place a piece of bread on the surface with the buttered side down. Add a couple pieces of American cheese and then top with a second piece of bread with the buttered side up. When the bottom piece is golden brown, flip it …

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Quick Dinner Ideas: Grilling the Perfect Pizza

Pizza Cooking On Charcoal Grill

I love grilling. It’s the perfect way to cook meat and vegetables, but have you ever tried grilling a pizza? Grilling pizza is a quick dinner idea that will win over your family. The only problem is you’ll never be able to eat a cardboard pizza in the oven again; then again, that’s not such a bad thing. Grilling pizza is easy and that goes for your standard cardboard pizza or pizza made from scratch. You’ve seen grilling instructions on the packages, but now it’s time to try it out. Why Should I Grill A Pizza? So, what’s the point …

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Tip of the Day! Freeze your Herbs

Dads That Cook  – Tip of The Day: Freeze Herbs – Chop them up and mix them with olive oil or butter in an ice cube tray and freeze. Freezing them in olive oil prevents the herbs from getting freezer burn or turning brown. When you need them for pastas, roasts, or sautéing veggies, you can just pop out what you need and throw it in the pan or pot. Such an easy way to keep your herbs fresh!


Dads Cooking Roasted Chicken

Dads cooking around America will appreciate the humor in my failed roasted chicken attempts. My wife always made it look so easy. Seriously? How hard could this be? You coat the bird with butter and seasonings and throw it in the oven. What seemed like a simple process turned into my kryptonite. This bird would either come out dry and chewy or it would come out pink around the breast. I began to loathe the bird. Yet, I could not let the bird beat me. This is what I learned. Butter Is a Good Thing When making a roasted chicken, …

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