Whatever you call it, cooking out, grilling, barbecuing, it's a great way to feed the family and friends, and have fun. The first thing I want you to do is think about safety . Relaxing, sure. But with a backyard full of kids and a lot less control, be careful. Start with one I found that's pretty extensive, from the beginning. Like taking care of your food before you get it near the grill, so you won't make your guests sick.
From there go straight to the barbecue page. They actually review lots of grills, in case it's time to replace yours. They do have an extensive collection of articles on "barbecue" itself, the slow cooked or smoked meats we can talk about, argue about, and eat for hours at a time. Here's where we get back to the backyard grill. More great articles on making great meals from that hunk a' burning charcoal. If you actually have to light it, they'll show you how. If you've never done that, start with the safety section, strong reminders about hot metal and open flames. Yes, it can be dangerous.