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Beef basics: Everything you need to become a pit master

Grilling is an American staple, and many home grill masters yearn to take it to the next level, impressing their friends and families with tasty, mouthwatering smoked beef. Smoking is a timeless technique that elevates the beef people crave by delivering rich flavor and tenderness. What do you need to become a pit master? Here are the basics from the Beef, It’s What’s For Dinner, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Culinary Center, funded by the Beef Checkoff. Selecting your beef Large cuts, such as... read more

5 ingredients for a fantastic fall cookout

It’s time to invite friends over for a backyard BBQ or to tailgate before the big game. Make sure your cookout stands out by offering everything your guests will need for a seriously amazing time. Here are some sure-fire ingredients for an awesome cookout. 1) Beer While simply providing beer for your cookout is likely a no-brainer, many “experts” believe it's important...

Top tips for late-summer gardening

Summer may be winding down, but a new opportunity to garden is just beginning. Plenty of vegetables and flowers can be grown successfully in late summer and into fall, so it’s a great time to refresh with plants that either thrive in slightly cooler weather or are easy to bring indoors once the temperatures start to drop. Savor the...

5 de-stressing tips for busy moms

Moms have to-do lists that are never done. From getting the kids to school, prepping family meals and everything in between, it’s a 24/7 job and can be hard to find a moment to stop and take a breath of fresh air. While the home should be a sanctuary to relax and de-stress, the reality is that a...

Life is hectic, full of demands at work and home. Add digital distractions like computers, cell phones, tablets and more, and it's no wonder many people are experiencing record-high levels of stress. One simple solution is to shift your perspective by spending more time outdoors. When you do an enjoyable activity outside, stress begins to melt away as you...

5 easy projects to get the whole family outside

Want to get the kids away from screens and outside for some fresh air? Many outdoor projects will not only lure your whole family outdoors once the jobs are completed, but the family may actually want to help you. Here are five ideas for outdoor projects everyone will love. 1. Make a backyard movie theater Who wouldn’t love watching movies under...
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