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You’ve built a beautiful patio and it’s decorated to perfection. Now it’s time to sit down and enjoy it with your family and friends.

There’s no better way to enjoy an amazing outdoor space then by grilling the perfect dinner. Here are a few tips for becoming a grill master.

1. Start with a clean, hot grate. You will want to preheat your grill for 15 to 25 minutes to make sure it is hot enough. This will keep foods from sticking and keep the insides moist. After you get the fire going, make sure your grate is clean. This will require the purchase of a good brush and/or a scouring pad but will keep your food from getting too charred. Be sure to scrape again after you finish cooking.

2. Practice patience. The guide to good grilling is letting your food properly cook without turning it over or checking on it frequently.

3. Add a little flavor. Glazes and marinades are a necessity when grilling. They provide extra spice and help make food juicier. Try this Mediterranean marinade from delish.com.

4. Watch the time. To prevent charred (and possibly inedible) food, be sure to pull your grilled food off a little before it’s done, as grilled food continues to cook after coming off the heat. But be careful, you don’t want to end up with undercooked meat. The best way to know when to remove food from the grill is to use a digital thermometer. Juices should run clear in chicken and the more firm a steak feels, the more well-done it is.

5. Go beyond the usual. Tired of grilled steak, chicken and seafood? Add to your menu options by trying something different like this recipe for homemade grilled pizzaor grilled roasted red peppers.

As you can see, with a little preparation and a little patience, you and your family are just a few steps away from enjoying a delicious meal in your beautiful outdoor space!