A Special Day for Dad

To show Pop he's tops, head to the great outdoors for a tried-and-true barbecue!

A Special Day for Dad

A Special Day for Dad

The selection of stick-to-your-ribs fare shared here will surely satisfy Dad's big appetite.

Hot pepper sauce, salsa and taco sauce turn up the heat on Zesty Pork Medallions. It's bound to be a surefire success at your family gathering.

To round out this manly meal, pair the meaty entree with generous slices of Peppered Corn Bread and hearty helpings of Simple Cabbage Slaw.

Packed with oats and candy bar pieces, the recipe for Championship Cookies will become a prized possession in your kitchen.

Need more recipe ideas? These are sure to be a hit: Tangy Sirloin Strips, Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie, Hot Wings, Skewered Potatoes, Saucy Orange Shrimp, Peach Streusel Pie and Grilled Corn with Chive Butter.

Great Grilling Tips

Grilling is a wonderful way to get summer suppers sizzling. Before you head to your backyard for some fun outdoor cooking, refresh your grilling skills with these tips:

  • Before grilling meats, trim excess fat to avoid flare-ups.
  • Marinades can be used to add flavor to meat and vegetables or to tenderize less-tender cuts of meat. Always marinate in the refrigerator in a glass container or resealable plastic bag.

    In general, do not reuse marinades. If a marinade is also used as a basting or dipping sauce, reserve a portion before adding the uncooked foods, or bring it to a rolling boil after removing the raw meat.
  • Bring foods to a cool room temperature before grilling. Cold foods may burn on the outside before the interior is cooked.
  • Use tongs to turn meat instead of a meat fork to avoid piercing and losing juices. Also, salting meats after cooking helps retain juices.
  • Brush on thick or sweet sauces during the last 10 to 15 minutes of cooking. Baste and turn every few minutes to prevent burning.
  • Use a meat or instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature of meat and poultry before the recommended cooking time is up.