5 Surprising Foods You Should Cook on the Grill and 3 Foods You Shouldn’t

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Outdoor GrillYou invested a lot of time and money into putting together your outdoor kitchen area, especially the grill. You love to use your grill for big get-togethers and your own specialty entree dishes, but you may not use the grill as much as you want to or thought you would when you bought it.

Knowing the extent of the creativity you can use when selecting food for the grill can help you integrate this piece of equipment more fully into your meal plans. However, it’s also important to know which foods cannot be grilled effectively.

In this blog, we share five foods that are great for grilling and three foods that you should always prepare on your indoor cooktop or in the oven instead.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Stove Heater for Your Tiny House

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stoveheaterThe most wonderful aspect of tiny-home living is how easy it is to heat up a small space on a freezing winter day. Start up the gas, pellet, or wood stove, and you have a cozy room in minutes.

Choosing which type of stove to use in your tiny home takes a bit longer. There are important safety and design issues to consider before selecting a final model of heater. Make a checklist of the following requirements to help you choose the heating stove that’s right for your tiny space.

Make the Most of Summer With These 7 Barbecue Tips and Tricks

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As the summer goes on, you likely want to spend your weekends with your family and friends. And barbecues are the perfect way to enjoy quality time with your loved ones and eat delicious food together.

To fully enjoy barbecuing, you may think you need your own grill to cook on. But if you have an outdoor fireplace or fire pit, you can grill dozens of foods in just a few simple steps. If you’re ready to make the most of the warm season and fill your summer with delicious barbecue, use the following tips and tricks.

Summertime Tips

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Spring breezes are here and summer is right around the corner. We asked our experts to provide guidance about preparing stoves and fireplaces for the off-season, and here’s what they said. 

4 Renovation Projects That Boost Your Home’s Value

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You’ve finally made the decision-it’s time for a move! You’re excited to move to a new place and enjoy all of the fun, challenging experiences that come with moving.

Moving is exciting, but selling your home can be a bit challenging, especially if your home is a bit older and doesn’t have the bells and whistles of more modern homes. But did you know that a few renovation projects can help you sell your home quickly and without a lot of fuss?

Below are four easy, buyer-friendly renovation ideas that yield a high return on investment (ROI).

Safely Clean Your Fireplace with These 6 Steps

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You recently installed a new fireplace in your home or backyard. Or maybe you remodeled your old fireplace into something a little newer or more stylish.

Whatever the case, you love to use this appliance to celebrate special occasions, enjoy a relaxing evening, and much more. You’ve even read our previous blogs and used our tips to create family memories around and roast scrumptious treats over your fireplace.

But with all this excitement and enjoyment, you forgot that you need to clean your fireplace. In fact, you can’t recall the last time you brushed and cleared the area in and around your fireplace. You also realize that you don’t really know the best way to clean it.

Below, we’ll tell you why you should clean your fireplace regularly and how to do it.

10 Ways to Create Family Memories Around the Fireplace

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Let’s face it-watching TV together every night doesn’t create lasting family memories. Whether you experience a lazy summer evening or a cold winter night, gather your family around the fireplace. The fireplace’s warmth and brightness will attract young children and teenagers alike.

Once your family gathers, create some memories by sharing games, songs, and stories. Here are 10 ideas to keep your family entertained around the fireplace.

Best Roasting Recipes for Your Backyard Fire Pit

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When you purchase a new outdoor fire pit, you picture fun summer evenings sitting with your family under the stars. You’ll sing songs and tell stories, and your children will giggle as they roast marshmallows and hot dogs.

You can make this picture even more perfect when you branch out with your campfire food options. There’s no need to stick to plain marshmallows and hot dogs when you have so many other options for campfire delicacies.

Fireplace Safety Tips for Pet Owners

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Your new fireplace completes your vision of a comfortable home. You already have cushy furniture in your front room, and you’ve adorned your floors with plush carpets or rugs. You even have a few animal friends who share your home. But you worry that your fireplace and your pets won’t mix together well. After all, pets may feel curious about the fire and the soot, and they might not understand your warnings.

So how do you keep your pets safe when you have a fireplace? You shouldn’t throw up your hands and just remove the fireplace you and your pets deserve to have a warm, cozy place to relax. Simply use the tips below to ensure your pets never get into trouble.

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