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In blog we trust!

Forget newspapers and magazines, blogs are where we get our information from nowadays. We keep up to date with what’s hip and happening and unlike the days of old, like 2000BB (Before Blogging) where we’d wait for a seasonal list of ‘what’s hot and what’s not’ from our favorite glossies, we now have top fashion bloggers telling us what’s in and what’s out every other day.

The blogosphere has exploded and you can subscribe to or follow blogs on dogs, photography, hobbies and past times, sports and pop culture, but guess what the most followed blogs are? Yup, fashion blogs. And it seems we can’t get enough of them. Whether it’s famous fashion bloggers or just well-dressed peeps around town, being stylish and keeping up with the trends is no longer for gals and metrosexuals. After all, like ZZ Top said ‘every girl is crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man’!

That’s the good news. The bad news is that unless you’re living in a cave or under a rock, you no longer have any excuses for not being on fleek when it comes down to what you’re wearing. You have been warnedz! To bring you the most popular fashion blogs for men we narrowed our search down to about 300. That’s 300 blogs about men’s clothes, and that’s not even counting blogs from well-known designers or celebrities. And we haven’t even touched fashion vlogs or profiles of fashion focused accounts on Instagram, Pinterest or Tumblr.

Our global village has allowed us to change the way we shop and with online stores it doesn’t really matter if you’ve seen a pair of shoes in London that you really really want and you’re in the States; where there’s a web there’s a way.
To inspire you and get you looking sharp we’re sharing our top 5 popular fashion blogs that will change the way you see fashion and hopefully change the wear you wear it.

Top 5 List

Fashion Beans

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Finding out about Fashion Beans could be the best thing you ever did. One of the popular fashion blogs with a focus on trends and lifestyle for men, the site offers everything from simple ‘how to’ and ‘101’ articles, as well as up to date look books, and fashion that’s doable for the everyday man. Fashion Beans is featured on many a top list and is fast becoming the one stop dot com shop for guys wanting to find out more about grooming and getting style tips. The stand-out page for us is ‘street style’ dedicated to really cool guys from all around the world; meant to inspire and have its readers aspire to be the very best fashionista they can be.

He Spoke Style

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Certainly one of the most popular fashion blog, launched in 2013 He Spoke Style is considered to be the go-to site for original content for men and their interests, from careers and grooming products to fashion and lifestyle . The website has a team of contributors based in New York, Milan and Baltimore and the focus is real style advice, with relatable articles for guys, young and old, who are interested in up to date looks and great tips and advice. What appeals to us is that it’s got something for everyone and if you were to pop over there now you would be able to find out what to wear for your first job interview, get must-have closet checklists and even read an article on how to fold a pocket square. Who knew there was a way? The site also includes videos and podcasts as well as an advice section.

Style Girlfriend

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Now this is an interesting one and perhaps some of you might feel it shouldn’t be included here but we think it’s clever and definitely has a target audience. Style Girlfriend is a website for men but not by men. It’s a fresh take on men’s fashion blogs with a girl giving advice on what men could and should wear to impress the female species, if that’s what you’re into. Already a popular fashion blog with guys and gals popping over to find out what’s new and how to style it, Style Girlfriend has also set up an online store, where you can shop the looks as featured. As far as we’re concerned it’s like the eBible of fashion.

The Sartorialist

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Another website that’s a little off the beaten track is The Sartorialist, one of the first men’s fashion blogs to be launched, the site is considered a pioneer. Representing street style at its best from around the world, the website’s main aim is to bridge the gap between haute couture or high fashion and street trends in real life situations. The content is fresh and updated enough for you to visit every day. It’s well put together and visually it’s a winner. It is suggested however that if you take yourself and fashion too seriously then rather give it a miss.

The Gentleman’s Standard

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Launched in 2008 The Gentlemen’s Standard is a blog for men of color. Unhappy with the way they were represented in the media, and how some men of color represented themselves, founder Glen Antoine Palmer, decided to create a website and fashion blog that would offer a different perspective, a place where young men can learn what to wear for an interview, be influenced by positive role models and aspire to be more than what society expects them to be. The website celebrates what it is to be a modern gentleman. ‘Gent Hints’ offers readers real advice for specific situations and the blog includes product reviews and features especially for distinguished gents of color. The audience is engaged and scrolling down the pages the first thing you notice is the comments and feedback. Clearly The Gentleman’s Standard is doing something very right.

From the sheer volume of fashion blogs targeting men it’s clear there is a need for them. Whether you’re looking for relationship advice, wanting to see what new grooming products are available or checking out the styles and trends, blogs by men for men are here to stay

 


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Breakfast doesn’t have to be hard to make! You can make yourself a delicious, filling breakfast with just a few ingredients and a few minutes. Check out the list below for some easy breakfast sandwich ideas you can make any day of the week.

1. Classic Breakfast Sandwich

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Don’t spend time in line at the fast food restaurant when you can easily make one of these at home! First, invest in a breakfast sandwich maker. It cooks all parts of your sandwich at once and pops out a fully-assembled breakfast in no time. For a classic sandwich, use an English muffin, cheddar cheese, egg, and bacon.

2. Pancake Breakfast Sandwich

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Another great way to use that breakfast sandwich maker is a pancake breakfast sandwich. Pop some leftover pancakes into the bread spots, then use scrambled eggs and a pre-cooked sausage patty for a sweet and savory take on breakfast on the go.

3. Chicken and Waffle Sandwich

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If you have time to make a more involved breakfast sandwich, try this portable twist on chicken and waffles! Whip up a batch of fluffy buttermilk waffles and fry some chicken cutlets in a spicy breading. Then pile the chicken, a few slices of bacon, and coleslaw between two waffles for what is sure to be a new breakfast favorite.

4. Breakfast Reuben Sandwich

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Who says you have to wait until lunch time to enjoy a Reuben sandwich? Simply toast an English muffin, then top one half with corned beef and the other with Swiss cheese. Broil until the cheese gets melty and gooey. Add a generous amount of sauerkraut, some Russian dressing, and a fried egg, then put the halves together. This is the perfect breakfast sandwich for guys!

5. Donut Breakfast Sandwich

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When you want to indulge, try this sweet and salty start to your day! Instead of bread, this one uses your favorite glazed donut. Slice the donut in half, then sandwich cheese, strawberry jam, avocado, tomato, a fried egg, and Canadian bacon in between. This treat is full of flavors to wake up your taste buds in the morning.

6. Eggplant Pita Sandwich

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If you want a healthier start to your day, try this veggie-packed sandwich. It features hard-boiled eggs, fried eggplant, and a tomato and cucumber salad all stuffed in a pita with a touch of your favorite hummus. This sandwich will give you a taste of the Mediterranean any time of day.

7. Buttermilk Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich

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There is nothing more comforting than a soft, crumbly buttermilk biscuit. Why not bake a batch, then use them for breakfast sandwiches all week long? A great idea for a biscuit breakfast sandwich is to add scrambled eggs, bacon, roasted tomato, and asiago cheese.

8. Breakfast Banh Mi

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Can’t get enough of these delicious Vietnamese sandwiches? Try making a breakfast version at home! Your taste buds won’t know what hit them when you eat this sandwich of pickled vegetables, bacon, fried eggs, cucumber, and cilantro. Buy a soft banh mi bun from a Vietnamese bakery or use a regular sub roll.

9. Banana French Toast Sandwiches

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Want to feel like a kid again? Make this sweet breakfast sandwich. The soft French toast and sweet bananas will make you think of the weekend breakfasts of your childhood. Enjoy it while watching Saturday morning cartoons or as a late night snack.

10. Waffle Grilled Cheese

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If you can’t decide between a savory or sweet breakfast, try this sandwich. The Swiss cheese, deli ham, and raspberry jam taste so good together and the waffles make it more fun to eat than plain old bread. Make this even easier by using frozen waffles instead of homemade! This grilled cheese variation would taste great morning, noon, or night.

11. Monte Cristo

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This is a great recipe to have in your arsenal to impress dates. This sandwich might seem fancy, but it’s actually really easy to make! First, dip your bread in egg like you would for French toast. Then slather one slice of bread with mayonnaise, the other with mustard. Slap some gruyere cheese and thick-sliced baked ham on one slice of bread, top with the other slice, and fry it up French toast style. Top with maple syrup or honey to balance the salt with some sweetness.

 

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 Carving a turkey is one of the most important duties a man has during Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, the process of properly carving a turkey tends to be a jealously guarded secret. If you’re looking for help, though, you can fire up a how to carve a turkey video and read the guide below.

Start Raw

If you want to look like a rock star (or even like a competent adult) when you carve your turkey, you’ll need to start before the bird ever goes in the oven. While fighting over the wishbone might be a time-honored tradition, it’s actually better for you to get this bone out of the way before cooking ever starts. Get in the bird, and make a series of vertical cuts parallel to each side of the top of the wishbone, and then one horizontal cut where they meet. One quick pull later, and you’ll not only have a bird that’s free of its wishbone, but a turkey that’s infinitely easier for you to carve up when it hits the table.

Pick the Right Knife

When it comes time to do battle with the turkey, there’s nothing more important than having the right weapon. Knives are poor, neglected pieces of equipment in most kitchens, with most people dealing only with a few tiny steak knives during the year. When Thanksgiving hits, though, it’s time to break out one of the centerpieces. If you’re prepared, you’ve got a carver – a big, long, well-balanced knife that’s actually designed for cutting meat, but that most people now think of as the turkey carving knife. You might have one in your knife block, but it’s just as likely it’s hanging out with all of the other fancy kitchen gear you might have gotten when you got married. This is the perfect piece of equipment for carving, so make sure you take it out this year. If you’ve failed to get a carver in time, you can always use a typical chef’s knife – it’ll work, if not as well, and you should probably feel a little bit of shame for using it. As with any other projects, your end results are only going to be as good as the tools that you choose to use.

Get Rid of the Legs

While you’ve probably seen a million movies that feature a happy dad cutting apart a turkey that’s still got the legs on it (as well as those weird little white boots), this isn’t the best solution for anyone looking for how to carve a turkey and get the most meat out of the noble fowl. Instead, you’re going to want to get the legs out of the way as soon as possible so you can get on with your life. This part’s deceptively easy – just take your knife and cut through the skin connecting the breast with the legs, and then cut right through the hip joints. A quick pull later and you’ll have nicely separated turkey legs. Next, you’ll separate the thigh and the drumstick with another quick cut through the joint, freeing up a good bit of meat and separating out the drumsticks.
Reward yourself by keeping these for yourself, or magnanimously gift them to someone suitable at the table.

Play With the Wings

Yes, you’re going to look weird doing this – but it works. You’ll need to remove the wings, and that means finding the joints again. The best way to do this is by moving the wings a little bit – once you figure out where they’re hinged, you’ve found the joint and you can remove them with a quick bit of cutting. You’ll actually separate these pieces again (drummettes and flats), but there’s not any real skill to that part. What you’ll have is a few more bits of meat for the table, as well as the great feeling that comes with knowing that you got to play with the turkey before you started slicing it up.

The Easy Part

Now that you’ve done all the surgical work, you can do the part that makes you look like a turkey master. When carving the breast, just carve along the contour of the breastbone. There’s no art here, and the meat should come away fairly easily. Your most difficult work should come when you separate the meat away, but this shouldn’t be too tough if you can remember to cut it away at the bottom. This kind of carving is not only easy, but it’s what gets you to most of the meat.

Perhaps the worst part of carving a turkey is that it won’t net you any applause. If you follow the guide above, you’ll learn how to carve a turkey and how to get the most meat from your bird. At the end of the day, isn’t getting the most meat what Thanksgiving is really about?

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Men’s fashion has seen incredible changes over the years. It is now not just a matter of getting ready for any event or occasion, but a very important aspect of determining the personality of an individual. The attire and the look contributes a great deal in leaving the very first impression on the onlookers. The article has consolidated the list of things that can help you get the best possible formal look. This may help the working professionals seeking promotion and even the recent graduates who are looking for a job.

Either you’ve got an opportunity to interview for your dream job or you have a meeting with your potential client, you have got to look good. There is no doubt about it that your talent is the key for such situations, but you are not the only talented person around. There are others as well and you have got to have an edge over them. You can get that edge with your attire. This article has compiled all the essentials for the upcoming winter that can help in getting ready in the best possible way. If you have these basic things in your wardrobe then half your job is done.

 

The must-haves for a formal look for the upcoming fall is listed below.

 

Thermal inner wear

Starting from the basic, a thermal inner wear is very important to keep you warm. This is the best way to get rid of the bulky jackets and sweaters. This will keep you warm, layered and insulated. The key is to look stylish without compromising with warmth. With this warm inner wear, you can have the sleek look which is otherwise not possible if you are wearing multi-layer clothes.

 

Underwear

A trendy men’s underwear can grace your personality by boosting up your confidence. Thus, be careful while choosing your underneath clothing. Wear boxers if you prioritize comfort. While in case, you want style and comfort, both at the same time, then, you can go for boxer briefs or even bikini briefs. You can even get a thermal underwear for yourself. Apart from wool, even polyester and nylon are the recommended fabric as they absorb moisture and keeps you warm.

 

Waistcoat

If you are wearing a cotton for the day then a waistcoat is a must. It offers enough room to be experimental and at the same time remain stylish. Waistcoats are becoming increasingly popular, owing to the eye-catchy look it provides. It’s color should perfectly compliment your suit. Get it stitched in the right way and you can don the suit in the best way possible.

 

Tie and other accessories

Wearing a tie is not an obligation during summer, but during winter it is important to complete the look of a person. The color of the tie should always be contrasting to the color of the shirt. Other than this, accessories such as pocket square and wristwatches are equally important. Don’t wear the casual and colorful watch with your formal wear. However, make sure that you are not over-accessorizing your outfit. Keep it as subtle as possible. A leather belt matching to the color of your shoes will give an in-trend look. Along with this, you can even cuff buttons and finger ring. Sunglasses are optional as you will definitely not wear them during the interview or in the meeting.

 

Scarves

Scarves do an excellent job of protecting the neck of the wearer. Not only this, it can add a strong element of style to the simplest outfit. The thumb rule of donning a colorful scarf is to keep the entire outfit simple, so that, it provides a contrasting combination.

 

Shoes and socks

For formals, opt for the simple and classic leather shoes. Great and well-polished shoes will broadcast your personal style effectively. However, a footwear that is not clean will destroy the entire look single-handedly. In the case of socks, opt for the darker shades that compliment the suits and make sure that they are not too short.

 

Men’s cologne

You need to smell good when you are such meetings. It is obvious that you must have showered, shaved and used after shave lotion. The major mistake is committed in choosing the fragrance. Avoid using deodorant or perfumes with a strong smell. It should be soothing and pleasant. Otherwise, it will distract the attention of people.

 

Your appearance should be as strong as your presentation and handshake. Get these few essentials for the upcoming winter fall and leave a professional as well as formal impression.

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The Easiest, Tastiest, Most Crowd-Pleasing Thanksgiving Recipes

It’s that time of year again, dudes—time to toss the belt aside and unhook that button, or else buy sweatpants with a forgiving waistband, because the onslaught of holiday feasts is upon us and looking to be just as relentless as in years past. The one to start them off is just around the corner: Thanksgiving. But sometimes it’s difficult to make sure everyone, from Great Uncle Henry to the infamous Mother-in-Law, stays happy with the food choices. So we’ve got the best Thanksgiving recipes to try, as easy as they are delicious.

The Pre-Game

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When it comes to Thanksgiving appetizer recipes, one of best crowd-pleasers is a dip. You can put it in the middle of a table, throw some chips around it, and be done. Try a warm, cheesy spinach and artichoke dip, like the one found at myrecipes. The best part? It’s vegetarian, so you don’t have to follow a rabbit hole trying to find vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes. We repeat: crowd-pleaser.

The Bird

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How could you have a proper Thanksgiving without a fat ol’ turkey?
Faced with all the turkey recipes Thanksgiving might seem more like a suspense-Thriller. You never know where the knife will go. Sure, you could try adding fancy spices and seasonings, but what it really comes down to is having the best technique. For that, Betty Crocker’s got you covered. Now, “Betty Crocker” might sound like something you’ve only ever heard in conjunction with cupcakes and the sound of your grandmother nagging you, but there’s a reason the brand’s become a stereotype—it’s tried and true. Betty’ll take you through the whole process, from choosing the right turkey to handling all those leftovers you’re sure to have.
As long as we’re staying on that topic, try the “Simple is Best” Thanksgiving stuffing recipe over at epicurious.

The Wingmen

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For Thanksgiving recipes side dishes are plentiful. But one of the side dishes we couldn’t live without on Thanksgiving has got to be mashed potatoes and gravy. Now, the thing about mashed potatoes is that they’re exactly what they sound like: potatoes, mashed. Things get dicey, however, if you’ve got someone a little more picky in your bunch—say, a vegan, then Vegan Thanksgiving recipes are even harder to find than vegetarian. So down at sweet beet and green bean, they’ve concocted a super simple recipe, completely vegan, that’ll satisfy every taste bud around your table.

If you’re willing to get a little wild, though, trade the regular red potatoes for some deep orange sweet potatoes, add a dash of bourbon (yes, bourbon), and you’ll have yourself a party. Food and Wine provides one of the best side dish Thanksgiving recipes there is. The spice of the bourbon punches up the rolling sweetness of the potatoes in all the right ways. But hold on to that bourbon! It’ll come in handy when you get ready to dish out some beverages.

 

The Sweets

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If you’re preparing Thanksgiving pie recipes (and you better be), you’re probably already buying cans of pumpkin and apple filling from your local grocery store, along with those pre-made crusts and tubs of whipped topping. But what if we told you making a homemade, all-from-scratch pie wasn’t as difficult as Mom made it out to be? And, on top of that, what if we told you that you could combine all the best into one, wonderful mess?
For the ultimate pie Thanksgiving recipe, Food Network combines the best elements of pumpkin, apple, and pecan pie.

The Sips

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That bourbon we told you to keep? Now’s the time to fish it back out for some Thanksgiving cocktail recipes. Southern Living’s got some of the best damn bourbon recipes, all compiled onto one list. If you’re planning on making some cocktails, bourbon’s the way to go. It’s a warm, dark liquor, perfect for Fall. Our favorite?
You can keep it classy with a Mint Julep, or add a little flare to your Southern-style sweet tea—or, if you’re really feeling that holiday mood, throw some sorghum and bourbon into an eggnog recipe. It’s all on the list below.

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With all of those tools in your belt, you’ll be ready to serve up a Thanksgiving dinner so good, even your mother-in-law will be in awe. But before we leave, we’ll leave you with one more recipe, just in case you’re no Gordon Ramsay. Thanks to the Huffington Post, we’ve got a thanksgiving crockpot recipes for cooking an entire Thanksgiving meal in a single crockpot, and it might just impress your stomach as much as it impresses your watch.

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With these, the easiest, the tastiest, the best Thanksgiving recipes, you can sit back and enjoy the Macy’s parade—just remember that tip about the sweatpants.

OK, guys, let’s talk turkey. Everything tastes better when it’s deep fried and turkey is no exception. Deep fried turkey is moist, flavorful and the process leaves the kitchen available for pies. Stop thinking that you’ll try it next Thanksgiving! Serve the masses a deep fried turkey this year and they will be singing your praises till we ring in the New Year.
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Prepare to Fry
Preparation is key. You can’t deep fry a turkey in an aluminum foil container from the local Piggly Wiggly; you need a proper turkey fryer and a power source, probably a propane tank, which you might have around the house.
Before putting this purchase on your Gold Card, understand the size of the bird you are usually going to cook. This year, your gathering might be a little smaller because the newlyweds are at the in-laws, but next year, you might have twice the crew so get a large enough fryer.
You need oil. Many people prefer peanut oil for this application, but whatever oil you use, you need to purchase enough of it…are you noticing a theme here? Preparation is a huge part of this undertaking.
Sometime Wednesday day or evening, put your naked bird – no wrapping, no stuffing – into the fryer and add water to cover. Here’s the key: you have to measure the water as you add it; the total number of cups of water will be the amount of oil you add on Thanksgiving. This will be a large amount of water so you might do best measuring with large, graduated containers such as ice tea pitchers; those little two-cup Pyrex measuring cups will do you no good in this effort.
Purchase the oil.  Over-estimate the amount you need based on the size of the fryer to ensure you have proper coverage.

Select you Deep Fried Turkey Recipe!
Everyone from Paula Deen to Alton Brown has published recipes for deep frying turkeys. Review a few to see what matches your family’s tastes best.

What about Fried Turkey Injection Recipes?
You’ve probably heard of injecting flavorings directly into the turkey and it is an excellent way to spice up the feast. My caution here is both practical and culinary.
The more you spice or flavor your turkey, for many people, the less ‘turkyish’ it tastes. Consider if your audience will be happier with spicing that enhances the turkey or spicing that defines the turkey; the answer to this provides the direction for your spice application. Injecting, like using a deep fried turkey rub, is a task you perform before you cook the turkey. The key difference is that rubs are designed to naturally permeate the skin and meat of the turkey, usually in an overnight marinade while injecting forces the flavoring into the turkey.
I recommend trying a turkey rub for your initial fried turkey. It’s somewhat simpler, is done well before frying time and doesn’t require a special injector tool. If you and your guests enjoy the flavor and find the depth of flavor a good match for your preferences, the rub may be all you need. If you want more intensity, move on to deep fried turkey injection recipes.

How to Deep Fry a Turkey

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At this point, you have all the food and equipment you need for your deep fried turkey. You’ve added the rub or injected flavoring and you have the oil ready to go into the fryer.
Two cautions are appropriate here: first, this is an OUTSIDE activity; do not try it in your basement, on your deck, in your garage or in the dog house no matter how chilly it is. Second, prepare for a grease fire. You won’t have a grease fire, but you must be prepared for one. Have a substantial old blanket or similar on deck to smother a potential grease fire and a huge box of baking soda. We all know NEVER to put water on a grease fire, right? Right!
Follow the directions that came with your fryer for details, but the overall process is similar for all deep frying:
• Set up the fryer a significant distance from the dwelling.
• Add the oil.
• Heat the oil to the temperature on the directions.
• Place your DRY turkey into the fryer using the included turkey base; ensure that the turkey is dry by patting it with paper towels inside and out.
• When the oil returns to the correct temperature, start timing.

How long to deep fry a turkey depends on the size of the turkey and the fryer, but a good estimate is four to five minutes per pound.
• A few minutes before the turkey is supposed to be cooked, pull it out with the provided tools and test the internal temperature. If it is already at or very near the done temp, move it to a plate you have ready and waiting, bring it into the house and tent it to rest for a little while before serving; it will continue to cook during this rest.
• Carve and bask in the praises of your guests.
• Do not neglect properly tending your fryer to prevent accidents, ensure safety and be ready for the next frying occasion.


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Most men take their gender roles extremely seriously and will do almost anything to build his male confidence. As a matter of fact, the male ego is amazingly fragile and men need a number of possessions to maintain their macho demeanor. Here is a list of 57 things every man should own.

1: Expensive Work Suit
Every man needs a classy suit for a special occasion or interview.

2: Tie
To match his professional suit and you’ll look very professional wearing one too.

3: Man Cave

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One of the best things a man should own, you can get away when he needs to in your own private area in the house

4: Headphones

Block out annoying noise and jam to your favorite music.

5: That Special Pen

Every man wants his own things, and that includes a pen.

6: A Decent Vodka In The Fridge

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Because of course you never know when you gonna just need a good drink.

7: Fishing Pole

Bring in the fish with your masculine skills while relaxing and having fun.

8: Television

To watch your favorite sports games on Sundays or any day of the week.

9: A Full Toolbox

Impress your girlfriend or wife by fixing things around the house by yourself.

10: Wet Shaving Set

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Traditional wet shaving is perhaps most easily defined as “the kind of shaving your grandfather probably did.”

11: Cologne

Smell masculine to attract the beautiful ladies.

12: Power Tools

Have some handy to tackle those big jobs you need to do.

13: Those Special Running Shoes

Get on the road to that six-pack by running.

14: Expensive Leather Work Shoes

Have a nice pair to go with that fancy suit and look good.

15: Leather Wallet

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Get rid of that school boy’s velcro wallet and buy yourself a nice leather wallet.

16: Passport

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For the random occasion when you need to leave the country for work or pleasure. Also a good form of identification when you need it.

17: Survival Kit

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It’s always good to have an emergency preparedness plan for just whenever the need.

18: Wine Opener

Of course, to pop open the wine bottles you’ll need one of these.

19: Lighter

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Time for a fancy lighter. Give those disposable ones to a friend. You’ll want to keep a good one on hand for yourself.

20: A Stash of Cash

In cases of emergency keep some spare cash around .

21: A Gym Membership

If you’re able to find some spare time go treat yourself to a membership and start looking good.

22: Shoe Polish

Your gonna need some shoe polish for polishing up those nice work shoes .

23: Magazine Subscription

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When you want to just sit down and relax with an interesting magazine.

24: Bathrobe

When you need to relax after taking a shower. After all, you work hard.

25: House Slippers

When your feet need to be comfortable while walking around the house.

26: Sunglasses

You need an ok pair of sunglasses for everyday and a better quality pair for those special occasions.

27: Your Own Chair

To feel like the “king” in your personal throne.

28: Pocket Knife

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You never know when your gonna need one of these. Always good to carry one.

29: Exercise Equipment

The ability to workout anytime in your own house to achieve that strong look’

30: Gloves

When you need to performing your macho missions around the house and outside , buy some good heavy work gloves.

31: Cookbook

A way to impress your family and friends is through your cooking skills.

32: A Bike

Every man enjoys the outdoors. What better way to do this than on your own personal bike.

33: A Good Flashlight

It’s one of those things you don’t need until you do. And then you need a good one.

34: A Quality Briefcase

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As in most things, we say, spend a little more, invest in quality materials and craftsmanship, and go for a design with a timeless look that’s appropriate to your career, and you should get at least a couple of decades out of it.

35: A Deck of Cards

Have on hand for entertainment with your “boys”.

36: A Hobby

Nothing is better then spending some time relaxing and enjoying yourself than having a hobby. It’s also a good way to relieve stress.

 37: A Business Cell Phone

To conduct your professionalism in a suitable manner you’ll need to make plenty of calls.

38: Survival Kit

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It’s always good to have an emergency preparedness plan for just whenever the need.

39: An Expensive Watch

Including anything from a Rolex to an Apple Watch, and you’ll look good wearing one of these too.

40: A Good Quality Brown Or Black Belt

Having a good lasting brown or black belt to match those clothes you wear every day is a must.

41: Secret Cooking Ingredient

Make that particular dish delicious for that special lady.

42: Beer

A way to kick back and relax after a rough day.

43: A Pair of Casual Jeans

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You need to feel comfortable and relaxed in a good pair of jeans right?

44: Hiking Boots

Like biking, you can enjoy the outdoors in hiking boots.

45: Gym Bag

To put your exercising essentials in for your workout at the gym.

46: A Grill

A must have essential for those backyard parties and get togethers.

47: A Coffee Mug

Have your own special mug for your morning coffee.

48: Grooming Set

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Everything you need in one place for a grooming .

49: Laptop

This is for your personal and professional technology use.

50: Gold Chain

To spice up his dress attire.

51: Jumping Cables

If the vehicle’s battery goes out, you’ll be expected to fix the issue.

52: Instructions for Car Maintenance

Every woman wants a man who can fix cars.

53: Camping Equipment

Who doesn’t love the great outdoors? Buy yourself and the family some gear.

54: Boxers

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First thing you’ll need to start your wardrobe. Go and get yourself some nice comfortable boxers and feel good all day.

55: Duffle Bag

When your wife kicks you out, you’ll have something to pack his clothes in. Just kidding but buy yourself a nice one for a weekend getaway or just for overnight..#56: Your Very Own Blog

To write about all of the difficulties and expectations of being a  man.

57: A Degree

This is a must-have. Without a degree, you can’t follow through with what is expected of you and get a job you’ll love doing.

These 57 things every man should own are all key to a man’s masculinity. As we all know how men strongly value their egos, masculine possessions are known to satisfy their prides. So remember to include any one of these 57 masculine must-haves when you are pondering on a gift idea for a man. They will undoubtedly love it!

 

Ultimate Dudes Vegas Guide

The Dude —  November 15, 2016

 

So you and your bros are looking to cruise to Las Vegas, but you don’t know what  the plan is?  Sin City can be a crazy town, and can be especially overwhelming for first-time visitors.  Last year over 42 million visitors enjoyed the fruits of Las Vegas. Will you be next? This is the ultimate guide for making your next Vegas trip with the dudes a guaranteed success.

What To Bring

There are some essentials that everyone will 100% need or else you might as well turn back whichever direction you’re coming from.  These include a non-expired ID, credit cards, cash of different denominations, and of course, condoms (safety first).  Depending on the time of year, a swimsuit is a must.  The day clubs are like nothing you have seen before. I also cannot stress the importance of not only keeping your cell phone on your person, but also keeping that phone charged.  The last thing you want to happen late into the night, when everyone might have had that extra shot they didn’t need, is to be separated from the squad.  Don’t be that guy that gets left behind in the desert. If you plan on setting foot in any club, bar, or casino floor, (plan on it) you’re going to need to look the part.  There is nothing more cooler than mobbing with your boys in some fresh suits, just ask Ron Burgundy.

 

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Where To Stay

 

Vegas is home to over 50 luxury hotels and resorts, making deciding which hotel to choose a tougher decision, so many great options!  For proximity’s sake, it is preferable to be staying on The Strip, so that you are a quick walk or Uber away from all of the action.  Here are some of the more notable places for you and your bros to stay.

 

Aria Resort and Casino is a top bro destination for Vegas travelers, with 10 bars and nightclubs, a recently renovated 215,000 square ft. pool with no shortage of babes, and a prime location.  Just this year, Aria made some serious moves to put their nightlife in the spotlight by opening JEWEL Nightclub.  JEWEL has definitely already put themselves on the map, hosting some of the top DJs in the world like The Chainsmokers, and Steve Aoki.  Can’t go wrong with Aria.

 

Plaza Hotel and Casino is located directly across the street from the famous Fremont Street Experience.  The Plaza is on the less expensive side, especially for its select location, but a great bang for your buck nevertheless.  This hotel is a good choice for you and your bros if you are trying to have a place to knock out, and save some dough for the bar and casino at the same time.  Not to mention they have a deluxe rooftop pool overlooking the strip.

 

The Venetian is the ultimate destination if you and your bros are looking to ball out in every facet.  What makes The Venetian a top choice is not only its legendary TAO Nightclub, featuring performers including Jay-Z, Drake, Rihanna, and Bono, but it’s even more infamous TAO Dayclub. This day party transports visitors from the desert to an exotic escape, all while world class DJs command the booth.

 

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Shows and Entertainment

 

I hope that I don’t have to be the one to remind your bro squad, but the #1 rule of doing Vegas right is to pregame everything.  Major key.  It’s no secret that any place you step in is going to charge you way too much for a drink, so stock up on bottles at base camp (but don’t be THAT guy).  There are so many options and opportunity that Vegas entails, but it all depends on which Vegas crew you represent!  One thing that Vegas is known for is all of the top shows and world-renowned entertainment in such a concentrated area. One of my top picks for the crew includes any comedy shows, which you can find at almost any hotel.  The Mirage is known for having some of the funniest comedians such as George Lopez, Daniel Tosh, and Tim Allen.  Another show that might seem a little out there would be any of the Cirque Du Soleil shows, especially Zarkana.  And if the bros are feeling a little extra weird there is nothing like the Blue Man Group, an experience that can only be described by attending.  Vegas would not be Vegas, if you didn’t test your luck on the casino floor!  With 42 casinos on The Strip alone, it is almost impossible to avoid them. Try your luck at the craps table, or hop in a poker game, you never know if you’re going to hit it big.

 

Night Life

 

When the sun goes down the freaks come out, but in Vegas this is an understatement.  Hopefully, you and the bros have been planning on exploring the clubs, and if you haven’t, make those plans.  With so many options to pick from, here are the top three clubs to have a guaranteed wild night.

 

Hakkasan is located in the MGM Grand and is the epitome of what the craziness of Sin City is all about.  If you’re into clubbing the slightest bit, odds are that you have heard a story or two about this place.  This club only hosts the top DJs like Calvin and Tiesto, drawing in a lot of the top babe talent as well.  If you are a fan of food, Hakkasan is also known for housing some of the best chefs focusing on Asian cuisine.

 

LIGHT is a club brought to you by none other than Cirque Du Soleil , and can be found inside Mandalay Bay.  The unique nightclub is a different creative experience each night, inspired by the imaginative Cirque Du Soleil connection. LIGHT is different from other clubs where there is a combination of entertainment and theatrics. Aerial acrobatics and high-tech visuals are intertwined with the DJ on the set.  This mix of jaw-dropping performers and DJs serves as an otherworldly experience where guests feel as if they are a part of the evening’s show.

 

OMNIA is the new girl in town that everyone has instantly been into, and for good reason.  Coming from the same parent company as Hakkasan, these people know what they are doing, having some of the best aesthetics, LED visuals, and DJ talent on a consistent basis.  Found inside the world famous Caesars Palace, OMNIA has gifted DJs such as Martin Garrix, Hardwell, and Skrillex making appearances often.  All in all, OMNIA is a sure crazy night for you and your bros, and will have you planning on when to make your next trip.

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Las Vegas holds the potential to be the best weekend of your life, but it’s all about the company you keep.  See which Vegas Crew you and your bros are!

 

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By: Fix.com/blog

Football season is in full swing and you want to gather up a few friends to go with, why not throw a pre-game party before the main event, right in the parking lot! It might sound overwhelming thinking of using only the tailgate of your truck or car, but with some tips and tricks we have you covered, from the menu down to the spot selection for your vehicle to make sure you host the perfect tailgate party!

For an easy and low-stress menu, bacon-wrapped cheese-stuffed hotdogs are the delicious way to go. This will be easy to pull off in a parking lot and most of the work can be done at home. Instead of having a boring hotdog, stuffing it with cheddar cheese and adding that extra meat (who doesn’t love bacon?) will keep it interesting. Make sure the hotdogs are prepared by slicing each down the center and inserting a cheddar cheese stick. You can then wrap the bacon around the hotdog to make sure the cheese stick stays inside the hotdog. Add a toothpick to hold the bacon in place to keep it looking put together. Store them in the fridge and take them with you on the day of the game!

For instructions on how to cook it on the grill during the party, follow these easy instructions:

 

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Another nice side dish to accompany the hotdogs that can also be prepped easily at home the night before is macaroni and cheese! This version of mac n cheese will require even less time and effort because no baking is required.  The elbow macaroni should be cooked in a pot (follow instructions on infographic). While that is happening, you can cook the sauce in the mean time. In another pot, add oil and butter and cook over medium heat. For about 3 minutes, whisk in flour and stir. Then  you can add milk and cheddar cheese while whisking (make sure you mix until it turns into a light brown.) Lastly add salt, pepper, dry mustard and chili powder to the mixture and continue stirring. Once cooked, add the mac ‘n’ cheese into an aluminum tin and cover it. Store this in the fridge and you’re ready to pull it out the next day for your party.

So now that you have your meal prepared and ready to go, what about everything you must pack in your car? First, stay organized and make sure you don’t forget anything by creating a checklist! You will need a grill, some charcoal, lighter, folding tables/chairs, napkins, eating utensils, grilling utensils, cooler with ice for drinks, bottle opener, speakers for music, trash bags and finally, your game tickets!

 

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You should go early enough to get a good parking spot and in case you are expecting some rain, opt for parking next to a tree. Also, since you know people will be enjoying different drinks and beverages make sure you’re not parked too far or too close from a port-a-potty!

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The first thing you should do to get started is turn on the grill when you’ve arrived. Make sure you bring some newspaper with you to put underneath a full charcoal chimney and light it up with a lighter. The coals can be dumped onto one of the grill after 10 minutes.

For directions on how to heat the macaroni and cheese, follow instructions on infographic below:

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Once the food is off the grill, make sure the fire is out and close all the vents. Don’t wait until the last minute to roll your charcoal container over to the hot charcoal drum to dump them, because it takes around 25 minutes for the grill to cool off before you pack it back into your car or truck. You want to make sure you have enough time to pack and clean everything up before you go watch the game!