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The Amazing & Easy Pasta

We heard that you like to eat. We know that you know how to make the basics - you’re adequately familiar with applying heat to a food item so that its resulting form is edible and, most of the time, delicious. If you’re like us, though, you’re antsy and ready to see where those old staples can take you. Pasta is gastronomy’s great canvas. You can paint any picture with the sauces, veggies, and meats you decide to add; you can tell any story and create any aesthetic landscape that…

The Amazing & Easy Grilled Cheese

  Most of us have consumed countless grilled cheese sandwiches either when we were a kid or when we got home after a long night of bar hopping. So we know that you know the basics – you’re adequately familiar with applying heat to the sandwich resulting form is edible and, most of the time, delicious. If you’re like us, though, you’re ready to see where this old tried and true staple you love... a little bit better. Few things on Earth have the ability to comfort and satisfy the way a…

5 Manly Recipes For Food With Alcohol

5 Manly Recipes For Food With Alcohol

There’s something about pairing the perfect drink with your meal that just intensifies the whole experience. There’s no denying that. But what happens if you skip the middleman and just cook food with alcohol?

We here at of Iron & Oak are always trying to push the boundaries of our readers, introducing them to new skills and exposing them to new and exciting things that will enhance their overall manly stature.

We know some of you guys haven’t cooked anything more than Hungry-Man TV dinners and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. We also know that some of you men out there are tried and true gourmet chefs in your own right, and for that, you get a gold star. Because, after all, providing delicious foods for others sort of goes hand-in-hand with the age-old testament of being manly. No?

We’ve already covered basic grilling skills, which can be applied here, but we want to dive deeper into the culinary arts. We want to expose our readers to even more manly recipes by cooking food with alcohol. Bourbon steak. Beer can chicken. Whiskey-flavored pork chops.

You see, cooking in itself is a bit of a science. Add a bit of alcohol to the equation and you’ve got yourself a full-blown, deliciously badass experiment. Here are five manly recipes for food with alcohol fit for a king. Give them a try, gourmet chef or not, and let us know how your meals turned out. Hell, let us know what your ladies even think of them. And if you have any manly recipes of your own, feel free to share. 

Six Sexy Ways To Set The Mood

Six Sexy Ways To Set The Mood

Most men go through it at one point or another. They have a lady coming over to their place, so they frantically sweep dust under their rug, hide their dirty laundry in the closet, take a quick shower and hope for the best.

When it comes time to set the mood though, some men are shy, inexperienced or simply dumbfounded. The most important aspect of setting the mood is to make her feel welcome in your home. Create an atmosphere that not only reflects well on you, but also makes her feel comfortable, setting the tone for the night. You wouldn’t invite her over if your home looked like the inside of Buffalo Bill’s basement, would you? Of course not. Here are six sexy ways to set the mood. You’re an aspiring young gentleman, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun. 

Every Man Should Know: How To Man The Grill

At of Iron & Oak, we pride ourselves on being able to man the grill with ease. Up until now, we were under the impression that it was simply built into our DNA.

However, it has been brought to our attention that a lot of young men don’t actually know how to grill. Apparently grilling is not instinctive to all men, so here’s a comprehensive eight-step guide to grilling the juiciest, most tender meat you’ll ever sink your teeth into. We present to you the Eight Commandments of Grilling. 

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