The perfect steak

Julia Child once commented that her longevity was based upon, “Red meat and gin”. This can be said of nearly every red blooded American carnivore. Obviously, gin can substituted with nearly any spirit, whereas steaks have become the upper echelon of the red meat world. Grilling a steak will trickle it’s aroma right into your…

Take the time and teach them well

Those screaming little snot bubbles running around your house begging for food and juice boxes will not always be that cute. They are ‘cereal killers’ with sticky fingers and demented minds. They eventually begin to sprout upwards, get acne ridden faces, and then go off to college thinking they know everything. However, these precious toddler…

Detroit’s charcoal connection

Detroit is the self proclaimed Automotive Capital of the World. Our process of building cars has been pimped and then replicated by numerous companies and countries worldwide. They have retro-fitted the assembly line process to match their own needs. The industrial revolution had created a standard for fine automobiles, machinery, and products developed for military….

Grilling for Dummies

Ever wonder why your burgers are black on the outside and raw in the middle? Or why does the chicken have that black soot like glaze? Are your hot dogs coming off the grill with bits and chunks of black charred crunchy stuff? Well my friend, this article will solve those simple grilling problems. Simple…

Gentlemen, start your grills!

The NASCAR season is in full swing and this means grilling time has arrived here in Michigan! The grills are being scrubbed, the recipe books are getting dusted off and those grilling  ‘implements of destruction’ some folks got for Christmas are fixin’ to get abused. Race fans enjoy those finely tuned vehicles and the 200+…

Barbecue Ninja

Summer has finally raised her wonderful warm head here in Michigan. The barbecue grills are lit up like the volcano on Mount Fuji and meat is a searing wildly. The grills were cleaned a few weeks back, the propane valves and burners were checked for safety and the last grocery store run you made last…

Beer and Barbecue

A typical Saturday here in Garden City, Michigan means that the charcoal grill is hot, the meat is marinating, and the beer is cold. The mancave is all a buzz with friends who have stopped by to enjoy the game, eat some great food and enjoy a wide assortment of cold beers.   Wine tasters,…

B-A-C-O-N

Today, we are talking bacon. Bacon wrapped, bacon stuffed and bacon flavored recipes to make your heart skip a beat. Thick cut, pepper crusted or hickory smoked, could each be outlawed due to their addictive properties. First, the basics: Bacon is a cured meat that comes from side or back of the pig, except for…