A wonder for the whole house may be lounging in your pantry. Do you have a box or tin of baking soda? It has many uses, from making your baked goods light and fluffy faster than using fermentation-raising techniques to cleaning and deodorizing. The uses of baking soda are many and varied.
Spring is just around the corner, which means backyard barbecues and outdoor family gatherings will be in full swing. During the peak of grill season, it is important to ensure that your grill keeps on performing, regardless of the number of meals you need to cook.
Your wooden cutting boards and cooking tools play a vital role in preparing the best meals. That means that they should be well looked after.
Wooden spoons used to stir that pot of chili or spaghetti sauce, mix those cake and cookie batters, they just make those foods taste better.
When it comes to barbecuing there are a few essential tools you need. A good pair of tongs and a sturdy knife are integral to a great grilled meal. But there is one piece of equipment that everyone needs to have and is often overlooked or taken for granted.
Cleaning grill grates is a must-have skill for all grillers. Whether it’s because the grilling season is fast approaching and you want your grill to shine or you just want to get rid of a large build-up on your barbecue grates, you’ve come to the right place.
If you’re an avid griller, changing the propane is something that you will have to deal with (unless you have a natural gas hookup), but how do you tell if you need to refill your propane tank? How do you tell if you need to replace your propane tank?
It can happen to anyone using propane in their grill. You just changed the tank and you’re grilling up a storm, the next time you open the valve and turn up the knobs, you get these pathetic and guttering flames and next to no heat. What happened?!
Whether you are a seasoned expert or the proud owner of a brand new Napoleon Grill, grill safety is something that should be kept in mind always.
Let’s face it. When you cook on a barbecue you are literally playing with fire – but in a very delicious way. Like any time you play with fire, you should ensure that you are doing so in the safest way possible.
If you love your grill as much as I do, you want to keep it looking as pretty as possible. Keeping your grill clean serves another purpose, other than looking great, it ensures that your Napoleon barbecue is in top working order and remains that way for its entire life.
Seasoning your stainless steel and cast iron cooking grids is something that you should do as soon as your grill is put together before you put it away for the season (not that you do ‘cause who doesn’t grill all year?), and at least every 4 months or so.
It’s been a long winter and if you’re not a hardcore griller, your barbecue has probably been hibernating in storage for months.