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How to Make a Charcoal Grill From a 55-Gallon Drum

February 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Cooking, Home & Garden

Learn how to make a charcoal grill out of a 55-gallon drum, some hinges, and drawer handles. It’s perfect when you need to grill for a large group.

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How to Prepare Hamburger Patties

February 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Cooking

Learn how to make the perfect hamburger patty, ready for grilling or broiling.

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How to Grill a Chicken Breast

January 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Cooking

Most people who attempt to grill chicken breasts end up with a tough, dry, flavorless piece of meat.  Here’s a way to guarantee flavorful, moist grilled chicken breasts.
We’ve already talked about the greatness that is brining.  Here you’re going to do a mini-brine.  Put the chicken breasts in a large ziplock bag or other container [...]

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How to Cook a Turkey

January 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Cooking

There are a few popular ways to cook a turkey, but in my mind, there’s only one: brining and then frying.  I’m going to make this as painless as possible:
What you’ll need:
To brine:

10-14 lb. turkey (chicken also works well)
1 cup sugar
1 cup salt
Optional herbs: sage, bay leaves, peppercorns, garlic, chili flakes
Lots of ice cubes – [...]

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