Fire up the grill and teach your son the fine art of outdoor cooking. An adolescent son may steer clear of baking, but what guy doesn't like to cook over an open flame? First, take your son along to the grocery store and show him how to pick out the perfect steak -- or whatever type of meat he prefers. At home, share tips on prepping and spicing the cut to bring out the flavor. Then, teach him how to tell when the grill is ready is for food, as well as how to tell when everything is cooked.
For bonus points, whip up a side of mashed potatoes and greens to go with the sizzling steak. Or pass along your super-secret barbecue sauce recipe. You don't have to be limited to meat, either. Accessories such as a pizza stone and fish basket allow you to cook a wider variety of food on the grill.