Grilling & Tailgating

5 Make-Ahead Hacks for a Fuss-Free Tailgate

By: Kyle Grace Mills   I like to cook the way Les Miles likes to coach: crazy with a dash of questionable judgment. He decides to throw Hail Mary passes with three seconds on the clock; I make Lemon Merengue Pie with homemade sweetened condensed milk. The only difference between us is our audience: he has rabid LSU fans to […]

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The Absolute Best Brownies and Bar Cookies for Your Tailgating Spread

Tailgate season is just about here, and I, for one, cannot wait. I love the entire game day experience. And while yes, of course, I enjoy  the actual football part, I’ll be the first to admit that the communal experience and traditions surrounding it hold a bit more significance for me than the game itself. To me, the aspect of bringing people […]

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How to Have a Kick-Ass Vegetarian Tailgate (Yes, It’s Possible)

Obviously, one of the best things about tailgating is the feast of footballing fare that is to be devoured before/during the game. It’s the part that everyone–football fanatics and those who are just along for the ride–can enjoy. The typical spread looks something like hot dogs, burgers, wings, etc., but what if we changed up the menu a little bit? Supposing  you were charged […]

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Do You Actually *Need* to Soak Wooden Skewers Before Cooking with Them?

It’s summer, and summer means grilling, and grilling means skewers. Obviously. But, as we all know from science and stuff, wood tends to burn when placed over an open flame. So what about the wooden skewers that recipes often call for? Won’t those burn? I mean, it’s usually recommended that you soak wooden skewers in water for up to thirty minutes before using them to minimize any fire […]

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Shish-Keballin’ : 10 Unique Skewers To Grill Right Now

If your grill hasn’t gotten a fairly intense summer workout by now, it’s time to get those flames going. Now, if you want to be a total baller, and we’re betting that you do, one of the most dynamic (yet, seemingly least appreciated) food items to get your grill going for is the kebab. Yes, if you do it right–skewering your food demands a little more […]

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Tips for Hosting a Budget-Friendly Barbecue

Some of us are born [home] entertainers. We thrive off of bringing people into where we live and feeding them. We love every detail of it–the ceremony of inviting people (or creating the Facebook event), planning the menu, cleaning and organizing in a way we never would if we weren’t having company, welcoming people in the door… and all the […]

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Why You Should Go DIY for Worcestershire Sauce

Worcestershire just may be the most mispronounced, misspelled food word in the dictionary. Wuss-ter-sure. Got it? Good. No? This might help. Though it’s a struggle to pronounce, this flavor-bomb condiment adds savory depth when used to season burgers, stir-fry’s, fish, and more–and if you’d rather enjoy it the traditional British way, you can drizzle it over cheese toast (sound appealing to anyone?). We’re […]

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Memorial Day Mains to Kick Grilling Season Off Right

Memorial Day is our opportunity to gather up with friends and family to celebrate all who have served in our nation’s armed services–it’s a holiday worth looking forward to. Obviously, the best place to bring your people together is around a table… a table covered with ample quantities of amazing food. Meaning… Memorial Day is the perfect occasion fire up […]

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Your Burger’s BBF (Beer Best Friend)

Burgers and beer…one of the greatest couples in famous food partnership history. They act as each others’ best friend, their names fatefully alliterate, and the success of their bond is focused around common interests and balance–flavors and textures that work together and compliment each other. I mean really, it’s what I aspire to in every intimate relationship in my life […]

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3 Best Grill Tools For Summer Grilling

Grilling doesn’t have to be daunting. In fact, it can be the best thing you do for yourself all summer. It gets you outside, keeps the kitchen cool, and provides you with amazing flavor you just can’t get on a grill pan inside (sorry, apartment dwellers!). One question you need to ask yourself is: Gas or Charcoal? If you’re short […]

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