Your Guide to Quick and Easy Grilling

Thanks to these foolproof tips, there's no need to be intimidated about firing up the grill this summer.

Your Guide to Quick and Easy Grilling

Most people think grilling takes a lot of time and work, when in reality it's an easy, fast, and healthy way to cook your meals. Take the stress out of the summer season by using this guide as your go-to grilling resource.

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Marinate Overnight

Marinated meat is delicious, but it also takes the hassle out of food prepping the morning of your BBQ. Marinate your meat of choice in a bag and let it sit in the fridge overnight. On the day of your party, all you have to do is throw it on the grill to cook. Make your own healthy marinade by using ingredients in your pantry like olive oil and spices, such as rosemary and oregano, for a meal everyone will love. Julia Collin Davison, host and executive editor of "America's Test Kitchen" suggests making sure to avoid acid-based ingredients like vinegar and lemon, since they can break down the fibers of the meat and make it mushy. Look for sodium-based ingredients instead, which can help the protein retain moisture and become more tender.

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3 Secrets for Choosing the Best Rotisserie Chicken at the Store

How can you know you're getting one that's fresh, juicy and crispy?

The rotisserie chickens at the store can make a great, quick dinner for the family. They can also be good pre-made bases for many recipes! But when they're all sitting together in the same case, how can you know you're getting one that's fresh, juicy and crispy? Here are three insider tips for choosing the best chicken.

1. Reach for the Back

Go for a chicken that's in the back of the case. Because the store typically loads the case from behind, you can bet the chickens in the front will have been sitting there the longest.

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