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Regards, Edward Kaplan

Outdoor Living

NEW! posted 12/18/16

posted 7/1/16



  • What to Know About Adding a Deck
    Want to increase your living space and enjoy the open air more? Learn the requirements, costs and other considerations for building a deck



posted 5/22/16

  • Beyond the lawn
    Caring for trees and shrubs

  • Food Temperature Chart
    Doneness of meat should always be determined using an instant-read meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat and away from the bone.

  • General Grill Safety
    Good outdoor kitchen designs will create a 20-inch buffer zone to eliminate accidental contact with the sides and back of the grill. Keep children, pets and guests away from a hot grill.

  • Grill Care
    Simple care and cleaning will provide a lifetime service

  • Grilled Salmon Nicoise Salad
    Perhaps the most popular dish to combine olives with seafood

  • Guide to Perfect Pizza on the Grill
    Freshly made pizza off the grill makes for a fantastic meal or appetizer