An easier way to cook asparagus


I love asparagus on the grill, but hate it when it falls through the grate. So here’s a simpler way to cook it. Skewer the asparagus pieces together with some skewers so they form a little raft. This not only keeps them from falling through, but also makes them...

Game Day isn’t for rookies, plan ahead


Game day isn’t for rookies Finally, college football will kick off tomorrow and many of you have been waiting all summer for the football festivities to begin. To make your tailgate party a success, I have a few simple ideas to make it easier for you and your guests....

Kick off to summer grilling


This weekend is the long awaited kick off to summer and Memorial Day, so I’m sure there will be a lot of grilling going on! Have you ever thought to pick up a pack off toothpicks when you are shopping for you Memorial Day cookout? Toothpicks are such a...

Tricks with toothpicks


Toothpicks are such a handy kitchen tool and have so many more uses than just cleaning your teeth. Have you ever used them to cook?  I love link sausage but I didn’t enjoy cooking it until I got this tip. Put toothpicks between a pair of sausages lying side...

Easy clean-up


I love outdoor grilling. Two quick grilling tips: First, never wear long-sleeve shirts when grilling. The cloth can catch on fire. Second, apply non-stick cooking spray to the grill’s rack before you begin cooking. This will keep your meats from sticking to the grill and make for easier cleanup....

Grease-free grill

When it’s time to clean your grill, spray oven cleaner on it and let it sit according to the directions. Next, stick it in the dishwasher. Works like a charm with no elbow grease! If you have a self-cleaning oven, you can also put the dirty grate in there...

All sizzle, no stick

Are you grilling out this weekend? Here’s a great tip. Before you start cooking, spray your grill’s rack with non-stick cooking spray. You’ll keep your meats from sticking to the grill and burning.

Bamboo for you

My wife and I enjoy cooking vegetables on our outdoor grill. But it drives me nuts when the onion slices fall through the grate. The solution? Cut your onion in thick slices and put a bamboo stick through each slice. This also makes it easier to flip the onions...

Laying flat


Have you ever noticed that when grilling a hamburger, it tends to plump in the middle? To avoid this, make an indentation in the center of the patty before you put it on the grill. The indentation should be around 2 inches in diameter and about half of the...

Cleaner charcoal

You can make your own charcoal scoop by taking a used plastic milk container. Just cut the bottom off of it and voila! It beats having to lift the charcoal bag up.