It’s Backyard Grill Season!

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Its finally that time of year we no matter what part of the country you live in, the temperature has risen and it’s time to get outside! The days are long and the sun isn’t setting till well past 9pm in many areas. So, what are you doing with all that extra daylight? Well in my house are cooking on the grill at least 4 or 5 times a week.

My boyfriend and I love being outside, cracking a few cold drinks and seeing what concoctions we can come up with on our Weber Genesis E-330 that we think it is the best gas grill for under $1,000 on the market today. In the past week we’ve grilled fish, steaks, and even slow cooked a beer can chicken.

One of our favorite things to do is to invite friends over and on a Saturday afternoon and try to make an entire meal from appetizers on through to dessert using the grill for each dish. That may seem like a challenge but we have lots of fun with it! Besides, how awful can beers, friends, and grilled foods be even if overcook them? Sounds pretty perfect doesn’t it?

Last weekend we cooked an entire spread of fajitas and used the Chimichurri recipe found in the cookbook 4-Hour Chef. It was absolutely amazeballs! It is super easy to make. If you cook on a regular basis and make things beyond frozen chicken nuggets there is a good chance you have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. Just pick up some fresh garlic and flat-leaf parsley at the store. We used our handheld immersion blender and whipped it up in under 2 minutes. You have to try it.

For dessert we made Churro Quesadillas. Which sound difficult but really aren’t. We followed the steps we found in this YouTube video:

Summertime Drink Suggestions

So what are you waiting for? Oh right, a cocktail! Because what is backyard grilling without a drink. Of course there are countless beer options and you can never go wrong there. But what about trying something new?

One my personal favorites is to make “Bellinis”. I put it in quotations because I’m not making a true version of the classic drink and can anticipate getting all sorts of comments about it. I get a couple bottles of Proseco and a couple cartons of Sherbert in any fruit flavor. Put a scoop or two of sherbert in the bottom of a glass (I use margarita glasses) and pour the proseco over the top (you can use any sparkling wine). The result is a delicious blend of creamy fruit flavor with effervescent bubbles from the sparkling wine. I can’t describe how yummy it is, try for yourself!

So get out and enjoy summer! The only wrong way to grill is to not grill at all!


Tips on How to Become a Train Conductor and Get a Job in the Railroad Industry

trainconductorLanding a job as a train conductor is a highly sought after goal for lots of men and women. You may be thinking that working for a railroad company its a strange job (and a weird thing for me to blog about), but if you are looking for a unique job with great pay and non traditional schedules it may be something you should consider. I learned about through a friend of mine that got a job working as a conductor trainee a few years ago and then was offered a full time position once the training was complete.

Benefits of A Railroad Career

One of the things my friend loves the most about his job is the ever-changing scenery. He loves the outdoors and takes all sorts of really cool pictures from places he passes on his trips. You may not think about it much, but trains travel through places that no other forms of transportation can access. Many railroads are located in otherwise inaccessible places that would be impossible get to by car or even on foot.

The other great benefit is the pay! Most experienced conductors working for major railroad companies are making close to $70,000 per year after 1 or 2 years on the job. In addition they get a fantastic benefit package and union coverage.

Steps to Become a Train Conductor

Do you think that a job riding the open rails is for you? Are you able to work flexible hours, often times for extended periods spanning a couple days? If so, then there are some key steps you can take to get a train conductor job.

  1. Prepare for your interview: Make sure you have a polished resume and work history. Just like any job, you want to put your best foot forward.
  2. Research the industry: Read as much as you can and learn about how the industry works.
  3. Send out Resumes: You can’t get a job if you don’t apply!

Unfortunately, even qualified candidates can have a hard time getting their foot in the door. Many individuals are seeking out these jobs so you may have to work hard to land a position. My friend had a hard time and so in an effort to help others, he put together this helpful video. Check it out!

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Three Online Marketing Strategies You Need To Use

NYC search engine marketingBrooklyn NYC: What kind of strategies do you use to promote your business on the Internet? Most businesses have a website, an email list, and a Facebook page, but there are other platforms and strategies you can use for a good online marketing campaign.

Pay per click ads, also known as PPC can be an excellent investment. You might have heard that these ads do not actually work and are not noticed by online users, but the truth is that PPC can be an interesting way to reach out to your audience as long as you target the right users and figure out how much you should bid to have your ads displayed to avoid overpaying for each click.

There are other social media platforms you need to use besides Facebook and Twitter. Creating a profile on Google + will make your business easier to find via Google Places and you should also list your business with Foursquare, Yelp, and other similar platforms if you have a brick and mortar location. Developing a presence on Tumblr, Digg, Pinterest and other networks can be a good strategy if your audience is likely to use these sites.

Videos should be an important part of your online marketing strategy. Videos are a fast and convenient way to share information with your audience, and Internet users are more likely to watch an entire video than to read a lengthy article. This is a good way to be found since videos tend to rank high in search results and are more likely to be shared.

These three strategies will help you get better results with your Internet marketing campaign, but there are many other platforms and strategies you should consider using. It is important to develop a campaign that is adapted to the habits and preference of the audience you are targeting.

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Welcome to My Blog

kyle_meHi and Welcome to Shed and Shelter!

This is my home on the web to share thoughts, ideas, news and advice. Check back often and be sure to Like Us on Facebook and subscribe to our RSS feed.

There are always a million things I have running through my brain, so you never know what you’ll find here.

Just today I was thinking about the following:

  • Cleaning and Decluttering my Home after reading This Book I Found on Amazon
  • Starting a Diet
  • How to Better Market My Business
  • Throwing a Dinner Party Next Week and What to Cook

As you can see, my mind sure does wander, it made me think about this video on YouTube:

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