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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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Man Cooking: Woods For Smoking Meat

hickory tree wood in water for smoke Flames Grilling On The Bbq

There’s something special about the smell of meat being smoked in your backyard. It’s the epitome of man cooking. It’s like pure testosterone. We actually grow chest hair when we smoke meat. Ok, I made the last part up. Few people realize different types of wood can create a completely different taste in the meat. Some woods give the meat a sweet flavor, others bitter and when combined, different woods give a completely unique flavor. Sweet Flavor There are some meats such as pork and chicken, which lend themselves to sweet flavors; but what woods do we use to get …

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What to Cook for Dinner? How about Juicy Chicken Breasts?

Bbq Grill Chicken Quarters

Some would say creating a juicy delicious steak is the pinnacle of grilling, but chicken has been the bane of many a griller. When trying to figure out what to cook for dinner, we men may glance over chicken because of its tendency to dry up like grapes in the California sun. There’s nothing worse than a dry chicken breast that’s tough and chewy, but the dry heat of a grill makes it difficult to balance a fully cooked chicken with a juicy chicken. Luckily, there are some things you can do to help keep the chicken moist and evenly …

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