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It’s true: Life is better with bacon

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For the Fourth of July, we here at Casa de Grill Daddy did something special. Thanks to the cookbook featured in our Independence Day column (The Nolan Ryan Beef and Barbecue Cookbook), we grilled hot dogs wrapped in bacon slices. We also prepared hamburgers infused with bacon bits, cheddar cheese, and Montreal seasoning. The result was a delicious display of skyrocketing flavor that was a huge hit with our July 4th party guests. The unqualified success of those two dishes led us to wonder: what else can bacon, that most sinfully delicious of culinary treats, do for us and our fellow grilling devotees? We found the answer in Bacon 24/7 by Theresa Gilliam, a comprehensive volume dedicated to all things…

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As American as baseball, the Fourth of July and burgers on the grill

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Along with millions of our fellow Americans across the length and breadth of this great nation, Grill Daddy celebrates his Fourth of July by tuning in to a baseball game on the radio and throwing some meat on the grill. But this year, he’s doing it with Nolan Ryan, Hall of Fame pitcher, cattle rancher, and author of The Nolan Ryan Beef & Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes From a Texas Kitchen. Ryan, of course, is the former flame-throwing hurler who spent his illustrious career pitching for the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers. In this book, he rounds up his favorite recipes for cooking beef—lots of beef—over the open flame of the backyard grill. “In deciding to…

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