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Dads that Cook Love Meat Juice (Aus Jus)

Small glass bowl of Au Jus sitting on stack of cheddar surrounded

We’ve all enjoyed meat juice at one time or another. We’ve taken a French bread sandwich and dipped it into that cup of thin, hot, brown liquid. That meat juice melts into your sandwich, enhancing its flavor and giving that French bread a dynamic texture. But you probably know meat juice by its culinary name – Aus Jus. And there is exciting news for dads that cook: you can make this meat-flavored syrup. But you know what I have learned from my misadventures in the kitchen? Aus jus isn’t just for dipping sandwiches. Aus Jus – In Its Own Juices …

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Easy Recipes For Man-Sized Summer Drinks

Black and Tan Beer

Summer is the ideal party time and everyone likes coming over for some grilled steaks and some cold drinks. While many people are happy with a bottle of cold beer, there are others that like something a little different. It’s always a good idea to have a few easy recipes for cold summer drinks to break out when the need arises. Since these are man-sized, no little umbrellas needed. The Black and Tan Sometimes a little twist on a cold beer is all you need. This is a great option if you’re busy and don’t have time to make something …

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Supper Ideas: Getting What You Want For Father’s Day

Father And Little Son Celebrating Father's Day And Eating Ice Cr

Father’s Day is all about us. It’s the one day of the year that we can do no wrong and everyone tries to make us happy. When it comes to supper ideas for Dad’s Day, it should be simply whatever we want. It doesn’t matter if it’s beef wellington or cardboard pizza; if we want it, then we get it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always go this way. The family wants to make something special, so they do their own thing, but there are ways to make our needs known without being pushy. The Hint A few days before the big …

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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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Easy Recipes For Picnics: Homemade Guacamole

Peppers and cilantro

Along with grilling, summer is also the ideal time for picnics, potlucks and family reunions where everyone brings their favorite dish to pass. Dads like us want easy recipes that we can throw together quickly because we’ve got a hundred other thing to do as well. We have to pack the silverware and the plates and bring the whiffle ball set because you know Cousin Steve is going to forget — he’s got the twins after all. My favorite dish to take is guacamole, and you can make it as tame or as spicy as you want. The Basic Guacamole …

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Man Cooking: How To Cook With A Smoker

Man Holding Charcoal

You may be a master griller, but a man cooking on a smoker is a completely different situation. A smoker is designed to slowly infuse the flavor of the wood into the meat through the smoke. There are many different types of smokers from the small backyard variety to the pull-behind a car type that people use in competitions. We’ll stick with the smaller variety, as that’s the type you’re most likely to have. Choose Your Wood Perhaps the most important aspect of smoking meat is the type of wood you choose. Some woods will burn fast and some will …

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