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My weeks are spent on the road, crisscrossing the country for meeting after meeting, enjoying the fine hotel restaurants and various airport cafes along the way. Often those meals on the road are spent alone, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does lead me to miss the act of a good home-cooked meal with family and friends.

Out of these missed moments have come some of my favorite though – the celebration of coming home for the weekends. Calling up various neighbors and family for the long afternoons in the backyard, we find ourselves surrounding the grill as the food for the day gets cooked.

There is something incredibly primitive about cooking over a fire; to have the hot coals searing away at whatever vegetables, meats, fruits, or other delicious entrees need a bit of heat. Charcoal is my go-to for constant, easily maintained heat on the grill, and with Kingsford Match Light Instant Light Charcoal, I don’t have to worry about losing an eyebrow to lighter fluid. A few minutes after the single match lights the bricks up, we are ready to cook.

Along with being a strong and constant source of heat, the charcoal bricks are versatile. While meats require strong, indirect heat, I like to put blistering vegetables direct over the fire. Pizza on the grill is easier with Kingsford Match Light Instant Light Charcoal as well, where I make a ring of heat just wider than the pizza to cook up quick. One match and I’m on my way to a delicious meal with nothing but my imagination holding me back.

Simplicity is key with cooking and celebrating, and in this case, I love celebrating the simple things like coming home.

Richard Melick
About the Author

Co-founder and Editor of FactoryTwoFour.com. I am a writer and photographer with global travel ambitions. I never shy from a new recipe, adventure, or experience. I write about what I love.

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