When Beauty is More Than Just Skin Deep – A Quick Glance at Aftermarket Grills

Billet grilles and aftermarket grilles in general, are a dominant fixture in the automotive accessory community. This is no coincidence. While wheels, LED lighting, and performance tuners can sometimes be too much of an acquired taste for the older generation, drivers of all age groups and backgrounds can relate to the importance they place on the front of their vehicles. After all, who could blame them? The grille on a car or truck is the face of the vehicle. It is often how it is identified. Certain drivers may upgrade over their original for just plain style, while others prefer an aftermarket job for further protection. But it wasn’t always this way. In the past, grilles (or grills, depending on preference) were afterthoughts. Some might have spent more time than others maintaining a decent shine on theirs, but decades ago they were just something that came with the ride and protected the radiator. Cliche to say, but those days are obviously gone. Today, grilles are among the most sought-after automotive accessories on the planet, bringing forth a trend that is seemingly growing stronger by the minute.

Protection Versus the Elements

The more meat-and-potatoes type of driver craves an aftermarket grille as much as the fashion-enthused tuner. But their mode of selection obviously differs. Occupations and geographical locations all play a big part in why a driver purchases a certain type of grille. One of the most common reasons is to enact a line of defense between the contents under the hood and the outside conditions. Grilles are designed to modulate the airflow from the outside to the radiator and engine. But deflecting rocks, pebbles, sand, and other types of debris from reaching the inner workings has proven to be perhaps the grille’s most valuable feature, especially for those drivers who live in climates where the wind plays a big role in their daily travels.

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Making Sauces At Home Is Easier Than You Think

Most of us don’t make sauces at home because we’re…well, we’re intimidated. It seems so complicated and time consuming to mix all that stuff and season it and boil it and get it just right. And we don’t know how. We go to a fancy restaurant, and the sauces are so delicate and beautiful, and they are in French, and we know we could never make something like that. Oh, yes, it’s fear and our lack of knowledge that keeps us from enjoying sauces on our home-cooked food.

It really isn’t as difficult as you think to make sauces, though. Once you know about the different kinds of sauces and master a few basic techniques, you can easily make sauces at home. You can even begin to invent your own sauces, based on your personal preferences and the things your family likes best.

Sauces make your food look, taste and smell better. They make food more appetizing. The difference between a Ham & Egg McMuffin and Eggs Benedict is the hollandaise sauce. And it is a big difference, isn’t it? In the same way, sauces can turn your plain and simple cooking into something special.

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