The Padilla Group Blog


Backyard Barbeque Party

Category: Grilling

What’s more fun in the warm months than grilling out? It’s grilling out with friends. Host your own backyard barbeque and invite all your buddies over for a tasty meal and some backyard fun. Here are some tips to get that party started right. The number one complaint… Read More


Be a Grill Master: Appetizers on the Grill

Category: Grilling

Do you think that being the person in charge of the grill is a lonely and thankless job? You can make the grill the center of attention at your next gathering by making appetizers on the grill. Just about any hot appetizer can be prepared on the grill… Read More


Be a Grill Master: Rubs – Enhancing The Flavor Of Your Meats

Category: Grilling

You can use spices and seasonings to add flavor to your and color to your grilled foods. There are two different kinds of rubs, dry and wet. Dry rubs are made of spices and herbs which you can sprinkle on the meat or rub into the meat. Wet… Read More


Be a Grill Master: Searing (The Secret to the Perfect Steak)

Category: Grilling

Let me start out this section by saying that, for me, the perfect steak is medium rare. To cook a steak to well done is an unforgivable sin. That being said, if you want your steak well done, then don’t use the searing method. If you do, you… Read More


Be a Grill Master: Direct and Indirect Methods of Grilling

Category: Grilling

When grilling, you can use two different methods to cook: direct and indirect heat. During direct heat cooking, food is placed on the cooking rack directly over the hot coals or fire. The indirect method is used for more delicate foods and for larger cuts of meat that need longer… Read More


Be a Grill Master: Tips for Cooking the Food

Category: Grilling

Whether you are using a charcoal grill or a gas grill, knowing certain tricks can truly make a difference in your grilling success. Follow the tips below and you will be forever known  by your family and friends as the “grill master.” The addition of wood chips and chunks to… Read More


Be a Grill Master: Building the Fire

Category: Grilling

Before you can become a grill master you will need to know how to properly build a fire. The fire is the beginning of the grilling process. Without a proper fire, you can not expect to be a real grill master. Even if you use a gas grill,… Read More


The Buzz on Honey – An All Natural Beauty Product

Category: Beauty

Honey rеаllу іѕ thе “bee’s knees” whеn іt соmеѕ tо lооkіng good аnd іѕ nо longer јuѕt а delicious, syrupy concoction thаt уоu spread оn toast оr drizzle іn уоur tea. Consumers spend hundreds оf millions оf dollars еvеrу year оn beauty products. Hair care, skin care, anti-aging,… Read More


7 Days, 7 Ways: A weeks worth of fun, healthy after-school snacks.

Category: Snacks

7 Days, 7 Ways:  A weeks worth of fun, healthy after-school snacks. Long school days can take a lot out of your kids.  Try these healthy snacks to re-energize them after school!  After all, they’ve got homework to do!   MONDAY:  Your kids will love dipping their favorite fruits… Read More


Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Category: Beverages

Healthy Smoothie Recipes Smoothies can be a quick and easy way to nourish your body with essential nutrients.  Using high quality ingredients is the key to a great smoothie. How can you be sure the ingredients are high quality?   The answer is simple, Make them yourself.  Here are… Read More

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