We all feel a sense of pride the first time we light up a barbecue. Maybe it’s because we’ve finally attained the level of “real man,” and everything we did up to that point was small fry! But when you tucked into that first burger, was it just too burnt? And although you lit that fire, have your cooking skills not passed the taste test just yet? It’s a rite of passage that we all go through, and if you’re like me, you can easily get “burgered out” in the summer months. So I thought it’s worth putting up some barbecue ideas with a twist! Check these out…
OK, so I noticed I have been slacking on some foodie posts. Let’s face it, I love my food. Mexican food is a big favorite of mine. While many people will make their fajitas with flank steak but really should be made with skirt steak. In fact, the word “fajita” is a derivation of the Spanish word “faja” which translates to “belt” or “girdle” in English. A skirt steak comes from the lower central area of the cow, specifically from the plate to rib area. This inexpensive cut of meat is great paired with this citrus- chili marinade that tenderizes while adding flavor and zest! Get ready to enjoy.
If you’re spending an easy weekend at home with the guys, it’s a good idea to have a few things planned.
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As guys, we are expected to have a certain skill set, a list of things we should be able to do (sometimes in a pinch). Popular Mechanics does a good job of this by putting together “100 Skills Every Man Should Know: The Instructions“.
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Steak is on of my favorite things to eat and cook up on my grill and believe me I have done plenty from burgers and dogs, to pork, chicken and even tuna steaks, salmon and grilled cheese, yes GRILLED CHEESE. For more on some of those recipes click here. So, if you are not sure about the best way to grill those beautiful cuts of beef, try this fool-proof recipe and instructional to cook them to the exact doneness you want.