6 Must-Try Recipes for Winter Grilling Outdoors

6 Must-Try Recipes for Winter Grilling Outdoors

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean that you can’t fire up the grill and make some warm and hearty winter dishes. If you love your patio or deck, and you love to grill, there is no reason that you can’t serve up some amazing food that will most certainly warm your friends and family from the inside out, all year long. Here are our delicious winter favorites that can be made with your backyard grill this winter. #1 – Smoked Chili Con Carne You’ll be glad that you fired up the grill for this one! It’s a smoky, meaty chili that is seasoned with dark chocolate and dark beer (or super strong coffee, if you prefer). Throw in some diced ground chuck, chili beans, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, and garlic, along with traditional chili spices like cumin, oregano, and chili powder, for a hot, stick-to-your-ribs, meal in a bowl. Using a Dutch oven and slow cooking will add the smoky flavor to this manly main dish. See the full recipe here.   #2 – Fully-Loaded Sweet Potato What can be better than a potato that tastes like dessert? This simple dish only calls for a few ingredients and only takes a couple of minutes to prepare. Sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, some pecans, and marshmallows for browning on the top – and measuring these toppings is completely optional, you can add them to your heart’s (and stomach’s) content. The recipe that is linked to below gives instructions for oven baking these sweet potatoes, but you can easily bake these in a hot grill. See the full...
Top 8 Gifts for the Dad Who Loves His Backyard Entertaining

Top 8 Gifts for the Dad Who Loves His Backyard Entertaining

There are plenty of Dads who enjoy spending their time outdoors on their decks or patios, no matter what the weather is like. We’ve put together a list of eight awesome gifts for the Dad who loves to lounge and entertain outdoors! Cowboy Cauldron BBQ & Fire Pits A Cowboy Cauldron will bring together friends and family at every backyard party. Not only is Dad able to use the heavy-duty fire pit to grill up some tasty vittles, but it works to keep guests warm and toasty afterward. Available in three different sizes, Cowboy Cauldrons are perfect for any size backyard or patio. They can be used as wood-burning fire pits, or wood or charcoal rotisserie or flat grills. They work as a table too, when they’re not cooking.   Broilmaster R3 Infrared Propane Gas Grill On Black In-Ground Post If the Dad in your life isn’t the cauldron type, you can’t go wrong with a Broilmaster infrared propane grill. The Broilmaster Infrared Series gas grills offer independent burner management with 40,000 BTU dual infrared burners, producing up to 1600 degrees Fahrenheit to instantly vaporize drippings and cook all foods to perfection. Broilmaster R3 grills also feature 695 square inches of total cooking area, V-Channel cooking grids and multi-position lid stop to provide a broader temperature range, unlike other all infrared grills. This grill comes with heavy-duty black painted steel in-ground post for permanent installation.   Lone Mountain Wagyu Ribeye Steaks Provide Dad with some worldclass meat to throw on the grill for your holiday gatherings. Lone Mountain specializes in 100% Fullblood Wagyu steaks. A ribeye steak is the center...
The 5 Must-Have Features — Buying an Outdoor Television

The 5 Must-Have Features — Buying an Outdoor Television

The holidays are upon us, so there is no better time to consider adding an outdoor television to your family’s gift wish list. An outdoor TV will add fun and entertainment to your backyard parties, family gatherings, and barbecues. Whether you are watching the big game, your favorite concert, or the ball drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, an outdoor TV will make every event you host more exciting for you and your guests. Adding an outdoor TV to your backyard, deck, or patio isn’t as complicated as you might think – when you know what to look for. We’re here to help you get started by explaining the five most important features to look for when you are buying an outdoor TV for your home. #1 – Rust-Free Metal Exterior Outdoor TVs need to be more durable than indoor TVs. They must withstand various weather conditions and more active environments, which means that they need more robust construction materials. Powder-coated aluminum exterior cases can provide: Increased durability and impact resistance Resistance to rust and corrosion Long-lasting protection from harsh weather conditions, without becoming brittle with outdoor exposure like many plastics #2 – Tolerance for Intense Weather Conditions The weather conditions in your local climate play a huge role in selecting the right outdoor TV. For example, if you live in the northeastern U.S., Outdoor TVs must withstand extreme cold, while in the southwest, resistance to extreme heat is paramount. Wherever you live, when selecting an outdoor TV, be sure that it has the following: Ability to withstand temperatures higher than local high averages. Several SunBriteTV outdoor...
How to Pick the Right TV for Your Deck or Patio

How to Pick the Right TV for Your Deck or Patio

Who doesn’t love getting together on the deck or patio with friends for a backyard barbecue and to watch a big game inside on a big screen?  But guests can only enjoy the fresh air outdoors during commercials or halftime, or nominate an announcer to hang out inside by the TV yelling out the play-by-play.  Many times, the chef may get stuck outside grilling while everyone else is inside enjoying the game. To improve everyone’s experience – inside and outside – the solution is to install a dedicated outdoor TV. This brings the best of both worlds to your deck or patio. This allows you to grill, eat, and visit with friends, all while keeping your eye on the game. A true outdoor TV is designed to stay outside and tolerate all kinds of weather. How do you choose the right outdoor TV? Here are some factors to consider: Which Size is Right? Outdoor TVs can range from a compact, intimate 32” up to an ‘almost like you’re sitting on the sidelines’ screen size of 75”.  When choosing a size for your outdoor install, consider the mounting location, the guest seating area, and the type of content you’re most likely to view regularly. There are some great references for size selection based on viewing distance from screen. Check CNET’s guide or Tom’s Guide for some help. Location of the Outdoor Television Deciding where to place your outdoor TV is important because it will have an impact on other considerations like size, brightness, and cost. As you decide where your TV will live, consider the location’s sun and weather exposure....
How to Throw the Ultimate Home Tailgating Party

How to Throw the Ultimate Home Tailgating Party

It’s that time of year again – leaves are changing, kids are picking out their costumes, and sweaters are being pulled on again after months of warm weather. That’s what fall means to a lot of people. But for some, it means only one thing: football. The season is upon us, and what better way to spend time with your friends and family than by throwing an awesome backyard tailgating party? You may be wondering where to start with planning your game day festivities. To help you out, here are some essential steps for hosting a home tailgating party that you don’t want to overlook. Setting the Scene The weather is perfect at this time of year to abandon your living room for get-togethers, and instead spend time entertaining outside. As you turn your backyard into the ultimate tailgating celebration, be sure that you set up food and drink stations and arrange a comfortable seating area around your outdoor screen. Don’t forget to make the setting festive: Decorate with your team’s colors – it’s easy to find tableware, napkins, balloons, and other decorations in various colors at your local party store. If you and your friends cheer on a local collegiate team, think about visiting the campus store for team-related party favors, decorations. Find football backyard games for commercial breaks, halftime, and bored kids! Get a team-specific cornhole game or quarterback passing practice target Planning Your Menu When it comes to planning what you are going to serve the guests at your tailgate extravaganza, think stadium food. Grill up some hot dogs, making sure that you have all the...
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