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Make a Simple Romantic Dinner That Tastes Like You've Been Prepping All Day

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Feb 14, 2019 8:05:00 AM

It's Valentine's Day. Yay! An excuse to eat chocolate and buy flowers and eat out at your favorite fancy restaurant!

Unless you forgot to make reservations at your favorite fancy restaurant... In that case, you're in desperate need of a Plan B. 

All is not lost because you forgot to reserve your favorite table at your favorite dining spot on February 14th. In fact, we'd venture to say that you'll be better off savoring a romantic dinner at home with your sweetheart in your very own backyard.

We know you weren't planning to whip up a romantic dinner in your outdoor kitchen this evening, which is exactly why we found three easy dinner recipes that will still taste like you've been planning for weeks! 

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle, Cooking Tips

What Type of Swing Should I Install in My Outdoor Living Space?

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Jan 31, 2019 8:04:00 AM

Who doesn't love getting on a good swing every now and again? For many, swings takes us back to our childhoods when we'd play in the backyard or go to the park just to get on a swing and imagine that we were flying. 

While you've probably given up the fantasy of flying at this point in your life, there's still something magically relaxing and even fulfilling about being on a swing. If you agree, then why don't you have a swing in your backyard living space?

Ensuring that you have comfortable seating in your outdoor kitchen is one thing, but a swing — that's another entirely.

When you're ready to install a swing in your backyard living area, the first thing you'll need to decide is what type of swing you want. Let's look at your options.

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle, Backyard Trends, Outdoor kitchen design

Your Outdoor Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Jan 3, 2019 8:01:00 AM

We understand if cleaning is not your favorite part of having an outdoor kitchen. However, it is a necessary part. Usually, having a plan for a project makes it less daunting, which is why we've put together a checklist for cleaning your outdoor kitchen.

Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the idea of keeping your outdoor kitchen spotless, just take it one piece of equipment at a time, and give yourself a pat on the back for tackling a project many people avoid. 

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle, Kitchens

7 Holiday Traditions to Start in Your Family's Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Dec 13, 2018 7:59:00 AM

Your outdoor kitchen isn't just a gathering place for summer barbecues. and football parties. It can also be the perfect place to start some great family traditions. 

In addition to the obvious Christmas festivities like putting up a tree and hanging stockings above the fireplace, we have some other holiday-inspired ideas that you can try in your very own outdoor living area. Pick your favorites and make them traditions for your family for years to come!

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle

Things We're Thankful for at Unlimited Outdoor Kitchen

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Nov 22, 2018 8:24:00 AM

Another Thanksgiving marks another year of blessings, growth, and gratitude! While we're usually quick to bask in our blessings, it seems to take a holiday like Thanksgiving for us to actually count them.

Today we're doing just that — because at Unlimited Outdoor Kitchen, we have a lot to be thankful for, and we wanted to share a few of the blessings that top our list.

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Topics: Insider, Outdoor Lifestyle

Pumpkin Carving Tips for Looks and Longevity

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Oct 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Who doesn't love pumpkins? This is the time of year to get your carve on, which can be a lot of fun, but also a lot of work and mess for a few short weeks. 

Follow these tips to end up with the best-looking and longest lasting pumpkin you've ever carved.

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle

Creative Ideas for Designing an Outdoor Kitchen Your Pets Will Love

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Oct 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Outdoor living spaces are mostly for you and your family, but if you have a pet, there's no doubt your furry friend is included in that family category.

So why not design your backyard paradise in a way that benefits your dog or cat as well? With a backyard living space that pleases your pets, you'll be able to enjoy the space that much more!

Here are some ideas for pet-friendly design elements worth incorporating in your outdoor living area.

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle, Backyard Trends, Outdoor kitchen design

8 Things Every Host Should Know for Outdoor Entertaining

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Sep 13, 2018 6:09:30 AM

When it comes to hosting, planning, cooking, and cleaning is just the beginning. A good host knows that the most important part of a gathering is how your guests feel when they leave. Were they able to let their guard down and relax? Did they get enough to eat? Would they come back? These are all feelings that a host has the power to influence.

Let's look at 8 ways you can be the perfect host for the guests you invite to your outdoor living space!

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle

Host Labor Day in Your Outdoor Kitchen (With Minimal Labor)

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Aug 30, 2018 7:54:59 AM

Ah, Labor Day,.. The official end of summer and wearing of white (supposedly). Labor Day is a holiday honoring those who work, and we celebrate it by not working at all.

If you're spending the first Monday of September away from work this year, you probably want to relax and enjoy the day. But you also want to celebrate with a party in your outdoor living space. 

Then again, you don't want to waste the holiday by working too hard pulling a party together.

You can have it both ways. Here are some tips for planning and hosting a great Labor Day party with minimal labor.

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle

Gear Up for Football Season by Upping Your Outdoor Entertaining Game

Posted by Michael Dougherty on Aug 23, 2018 5:50:00 AM

If you're any type of football fan, you've probably already started thinking about the upcoming season and how you can entertain guests in your outdoor kitchen area on game days. 

You should absolutely plan some football-centered get-togethers this fall, and we want to help make your backyard tailgates successful with these great ideas.

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Topics: Outdoor Lifestyle