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The Perfect Turkey – Step by Step

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Don’t let the size fool you. Turkey is like chicken, just bigger. To take away the insecurities of cooking a turkey for the first time in your life, here is how you can cook it, step by step: Quantity If you don’t want any leftovers, the rule of thumb when purchasing a turkey is 1 lb. per person (if you …

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October Recipe of the Month – Cream of Pumpkin Soup

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The month of costumes and Halloween has arrived. As kids and adults are planning their costumes, we cannot forget that the temperatures begin to lower a bit now that we are entering Fall.  The craving for something warm and delicious is always on everybody’s mind. Today we present an out-of-the-ordinary recipe that both kids and adults will love and can …

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September Recipe of the Month – Lamb Chops with Honey Butter

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In the past month, we presented the recipe for lamb with mango chutney. As a special request, here is another lamb delicacy that will have your family and guests craving for more. But first, let’s reinforce the benefits of lamb meat, and why you should include it as an essential part of your dietary consumption: Excellent Iron Source – Lamb …

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Recipe of the Month – Barbecued Lamb and Mango Chutney

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If you wonder what the most popular meat worldwide is, it would be lamb.  Travel around Europe, Northwest Africa, India and China, and you will find dishes made with lamb.  New Zealand is the country that exports leg of lamb around the world. South American countries like Argentina, roast lamb on a stick, or you can have it cooked on …

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July Recipe of the Month – Barbecued Foil Dinner

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Remember when cooking outdoors was just a hot dog on a stick or baked beans from a can? How about having to cook everything separate; beef on one side, veggies on the other?  That was very tasty at the time, but these days, our taste buds are more sophisticated. Barbecued foil dinners are the both convenient and delicious.  Here are …

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Recipe of the Month – Brussel Sprouts and Bacon Skewers

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Brussels Sprouts are one of the most disregarded vegetables in the world.  It was only a few years ago that this “mini-me” version of cabbage started gaining popularity over the internet.  As recipes began popping around, we cannot forget that is one of those foods that exists since the XVIII century. * *   Source – On Food and Cooking: The …

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Recipe of the Month – Chicken Salad Dip

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Chicken is one of the most versatile meats.  You can fry it, roast it, and even after it’s been cooked and is cold, it goes great in a salad. There are many variations of the chicken salad.  Some people make it with ranch dressing while others place it on a lettuce leaf.  Others, make it with cucumber, almonds, and cranberries.  …

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Pool Recipe of the Month – Stuffed Hamburgers

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Do you remember how your mom makes her meatloaf?  This classic dish has many versions, including filling the meatloaf with minced ham, onions, and peppers, while others may even put boiled eggs in their meatloaf.  Yes!  Meatloaf is a very versatile dish.  So, why not hamburgers? Stuffed hamburgers are nothing new.  For years, some Moms across the country have made …

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How to Plan for a Spring Break Pool Party

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Early spring means college students are packing up swimsuits, board shorts, fancy clothing and any other item you can imagine.  College students across the country are heading to the biggest party of the year – Spring Break.  And then, you have those who decide to go home and enjoy the perfect pool right in their own backyard.  Just because your …

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Great Pumpkin Recipes for the Fall

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Halloween was just here, and Thanksgiving’s around the corner.  So, if you’re looking to have breakfast, lunch or dinner by the pool, keep in mind that what you serve reminds your family and friends of the holidays to come. Pumpkin is the most symbolic emblem of autumn.  There is no way to avoid it.  It is also the vegetable known …

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How To Choose The Right BBQ Grill

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If you think the backyard is the only place to cook outdoors, imagine how it would be for a city dweller to have a hibachi on the fire escape, a portable-size grill at the stadium parking, or just enjoy a flavorful outdoor meal right from your kitchen. According to barbecue expert Steven Raichlen, there are 6 major types of grills: …

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What’s The Secret To The Best Backyard BBQ?

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A French chef once said “the secret of life is … butter”. Many people say that good barbecue requires a great grill to cook outdoors.  No matter if your grill is gas, charcoal or stone, the secret to good barbecue is in the way you prepare your meat.  Here are three great recommendations to season your way to a great …

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Spring Break BBQ Party

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Spring break is just around the corner! Are you ready to host the best BBQ spring break party ever? Kids are out of school, and the Texas heat is cranking up. It’s the perfect time to break out the grill and throw a backyard poolside BBQ party. We’ve compiled a list of some amazing finger lickin’ good grilling recipes. Side …

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Throw a Super Bowl LI Themed Party

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Super Bowl LI is just around the corner, are you ready to throw the best and most memorable super bowl party? Yes? Cool! We’re here to help. No? COOL! We’ll change your mind. So what does it take to throw the ultimate super bowl party? DELICIOUS FOOD and unconventional football décor, of course. Don’t throw lame parties with just chips …

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Winter Time Activities by the Fire Pit

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Ignite your backyard patio and pool with luxurious fire bowls, pits, and other custom fire features. Luckily, Houston winters can be mild, and bearable at times. Which allows for some fun in the cold. Enjoy the brisk cold air by a nice and cozy fire pit or outdoor fire place. Activities by The Fire Hot Chocolate and Ghost Stories Make …

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Poolside Friendsgiving Party

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What’s better than spending quality time with your friends? Spending it by the pool of course! November in Houston is the perfect time of year to throw an outdoor poolside party. Depending if Houston wants to play nice, November weather tends to be mild and ideal for an evening dinner party. Here are some great ideas on how to wow …