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