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Making A Home Your Family Will Love

When it comes to creating a gorgeous interior space, your home will only be as beautiful as your family allows it to be. If your children don't respect the space, your home will quickly fall back into disrepair, which is why I started focusing more and more on home and garden a few years ago. I was committed to creating a great space that was just as clean and gorgeous as it was functional, and I was really surprised to see how much of a difference my efforts made. Within a few short years, my place really seemed a lot more open, airy, and inviting. Check out this blog for great ideas on making a family-oriented home.



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Break These Habits And You Will Cook A Better BBQ

by Alice Howard

If you want your barbecue to turn out perfect every time, you will want to make sure you don't make certain mistakes. Otherwise, your meat will be dry, not have the right flavor, or be too tough to easily eat. Barbecuing takes time to perfect, so you should take the time to do it right by following a barbecue grill guide.

Not Keeping It Clean

A great barbecue begins with a regular cleaning. Residue becomes trapped on the grill and affects the taste of your food. To achieve the best results when cleaning, brush the grill 15 minutes after preheating it. 

Tossing The Meat On The Grill Before Preheating

You may be tempted to immediately place your meat on the grill before it is at the right temperature, but this will simply cause your meat to not cook as fast. As your meat is taking longer to cook, it will lose much of its moisture. Fortunately, many grills come with a temperature gauge on the hood.

Making It Too Hot

Just because you want to preheat, doesn't mean that more heat is better. When you heat up the grill excessively, your meat may be black on the outside and raw on the inside. Also, when cooking sausages, the grill will be so hot that there will not be a cool place to put them. Instead, divide the coal to create a cool and hot zone.

Not Opening The Lid

With some meats, keeping the lid closed might make sense. For instance, if you will be slow cooking a whole steak, you will need it closed. However, for most meats, you will want to keep the lid open so you can keep an eye on everything.

Using Lighter Fluid

Lighter fluid can help the coals ignite fast. However, once the fluid has been consumed, the fire will extinguish unless you add more lighter fluid. Also, your meat will taste like gasoline. Instead, place crumpled up newspaper underneath a chimney starter. Allow the oxygen to rise to the coals and heat them.

Stuffing Too Much Into The Grill

If you place too much on your grill, not everything will cook thoroughly. You are better off buying another grill if you will be cooking for so many people that you need to overfill a single grill to feed everyone. 

Not Taking The Meat Out Of The Fridge 30 Minutes Beforehand

Rather than throwing food immediately on the grill once taken out of the fridge, take the meat out sooner and allow it to warm up naturally. Your meat will not take as long to cook and you won't spoil your meat.