Essential Grilling Guide

Some of the season's best―and easiest―recipes come sizzling off your grill. Choose your own menu from these favorite recipes.

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Find our favorite tools and gear to help you grill smarter and healthier.

Meat Thermometer

Meat Thermometer

To keep everyone around the BBQ happy, and more importantly, healthy, an instant-read meat thermometer is your best friend. Insert the thermometer into the center of the thickest part of the food and away from the bone. Cook beef to at least 145º; pork at least 160º; lamb at least 145º; and poultry at least 165º. Since grills can cook at very different rates, check meat near the end of the recommended cooking time so not to overcook. And remember that letting the meat rest a few minutes after taking it off the grill will make for juicier, tastier meat.

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Cooking with Quinoa: 25 Recipes

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 24 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.

Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach Recipe