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Cocktail party quantity guide [Infographic]

Cocktail party quantity guide [Infographic]

Sponsored Content Whether your gathering is designed to be more intimate with a few guests or something livelier of a much larger scale, follow these guidelines from the Chinet brand for how much food and drink to have on hand for a cocktail party. IMAGE Related posts: BBQ Directory – Find Bar-B-Cue Near You! Barbequing: […]

Practical meets pretty: Fresh herbs at your fingertips, even in autumn

Practical meets pretty: Fresh herbs at your fingertips, even in autumn

Sponsored Content The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of your gardening enjoyment, even if you don’t have the time or climate for a full plot of food plants. Herbs are perfect fall crops; they are prolific growers, can satisfy your desire for fresh, garden-grown greens and are one of the easiest […]

Simple Sheet Pan Suppers

Simple Sheet Pan Suppers

Sponsored Content At times, spending hours in the kitchen can be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. However, even for avid home cooks, a busy weeknight isn’t one of those times. Fortunately, solutions like sheet pan suppers make it easy to create dishes with exceptional flavor depth that come together quickly and clean up just as fast. […]

Throw the Ultimate Tailgate

Throw the Ultimate Tailgate

Sponsored Content Football season is back, and that means it’s time to stock up on all the tailgating essentials. Nailing the food lineup is key because few things can ruin a good game like getting “hangry” before kickoff. This year, kick your game up a notch with simple tailgating recipes that bring the perfect blend […]

6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

Sponsored Content Eggnog Martini and Maple Amaretto Sour are two holiday cocktails that could easily be found on a festive bar menu. However, you can make them yourself in the comfort of your own home. Dazzle guests with an easy, simple trick: extracts. A simple drop of an extract – peppermint, maple, rum or almond […]

Holiday Wine Pairings 101

Holiday Wine Pairings 101

Sponsored Content Whether you’re hosting a holiday fete or on tap to bring the wine to Christmas dinner, nailing the perfect pairing doesn’t have to be stressful. When shopping for wine, consider the different flavors that will be served. From starters, like antipasti plates and warm appetizers, to main dishes including ham, beef or poultry […]

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Peppers from Mexico – How To _____

Peppers from Mexico – How To _____

Have you ever wandered down the International Aisle of your local supermarket looking for those unique ingredients to mix up your boring weekly meal plans? Most excited chefs and home cooks do. Usually, as an endcap somewhere near the Latin and Asian area, you’ll see a broad array of Mexican ingredients. Most of the time, […]

Throw the Ultimate Tailgate

Throw the Ultimate Tailgate

Sponsored Content Football season is back, and that means it’s time to stock up on all the tailgating essentials. Nailing the food lineup is key because few things can ruin a good game like getting “hangry” before kickoff. This year, kick your game up a notch with simple tailgating recipes that bring the perfect blend […]

Better Than Takeout

Better Than Takeout

Asian dishes at home Sponsored Content On busy weeknights, it can be easy to opt for Asian staples like beef and broccoli. Instead, try making your own cuisine at home with quick-cook noodles, from udon to lo mein. “Popular takeout dishes and noodle bowls can be high in salt and unhealthy fats, but when you […]

Appealing Holiday Appetizers

Appealing Holiday Appetizers

Sponsored Content While the main course is in the oven and guests mingle in anticipation this holiday season, tide them over with simple appetizers the whole crowd will enjoy. That sometimes tall task may be easier said than done depending on the size of your get-together, but you can make it less daunting with quick […]

6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

Sponsored Content Eggnog Martini and Maple Amaretto Sour are two holiday cocktails that could easily be found on a festive bar menu. However, you can make them yourself in the comfort of your own home. Dazzle guests with an easy, simple trick: extracts. A simple drop of an extract – peppermint, maple, rum or almond […]

Good Eats with Grapes

Good Eats with Grapes

Make a heart-healthy menu with flavorful fruit Sponsored Content Heart-healthy foods can play a role in healthy aging. Whether you enjoy them by the handful as a refreshing snack or use them to add color, crunch and a touch of sweetness to a meal, grapes are a heart-healthy option that make eating better easy. Grapes […]

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Better Than Takeout

Better Than Takeout

Asian dishes at home Sponsored Content On busy weeknights, it can be easy to opt for Asian staples like beef and broccoli. Instead, try making your own cuisine at home with quick-cook noodles, from udon to lo mein. “Popular takeout dishes and noodle bowls can be high in salt and unhealthy fats, but when you […]

Passing the Torch for Holiday Hosting

Passing the Torch for Holiday Hosting

Sponsored Content For most families, the holidays are filled with time-honored traditions, many that have been passed down from one generation to the next. However, when the time comes for the next generation to begin carrying the torch for those treasured traditions, the transition can be a bit bumpy. For some, spending the holidays as […]

FEED YOUR FITNESS with Seafood

FEED YOUR FITNESS with Seafood

Sponsored Content Whether you’re a competitive sprinter chasing a new record or an everyday gym hound looking to get the most from your workout, seafood is among the best foods to support an athletic lifestyle. It not only delivers great-tasting nutrition, but also provides one-of-a-kind health benefits. SOURCE: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Related posts: Pitmaster […]

Tips for Using Leftover Holiday Wine

Tips for Using Leftover Holiday Wine

Sponsored Content Whether it’s a semi-full bottle of crisp white or a half-empty bottle of leftover red, there are creative ways to make the most of unused wine after all the holiday parties come to an end. The World Wine Guys and Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits offer these ideas to help you put your […]

Spice Up the Season

Spice Up the Season

Flavorful holiday dishes for every course Sponsored Content Whether this holiday marks your culinary debut or you’re a seasoned chef looking for a fresh take on seasonal favorites, you can take some notes from the pros. Every good chef has an arsenal of tricks and techniques to create amazing dishes every time, and the perfect […]

Five Steps to Becoming a True Pitmaster

Five Steps to Becoming a True Pitmaster

Sponsored Content When the skies are blue and the sun is hot, some people hit the pool, drive to the nearest beach, kick back with a book on their deck, or fire up the grill. If you’re one of those people who sees every summer day as an opportunity for grilling, or if you have […]

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Shop Our Store

It’s always Barbecue time somewhere with Pitmaster’s Finest Merchandise! Cookbooks, Gourmet Food, Rubs, Spices, Grills, Smokers, Tshirts, Aprons, Sauces , Marinades and much more! We have great gifts for the barbecue and beer geek in your life, or maybe a little something for yourself! Please visit our Shop page to find everything your looking for! […]

New Orleans Barbecue: Stews and ‘Que

New Orleans Barbecue: Stews and ‘Que

New Orleans is home to a vast array of food traditions, but it is best known for Creole cooking. At one time, it may have been possible to say that Creole cooking was the fancier cooking of New Orleans with more European influences and Cajun cooking the simpler food of the country folk, but this […]

Pitmaster Cook

Pitmaster Cook

What happens when two people share their love for health, nutrition and food? With a combined effort, you get healthy, well balanced and delicious meals. Pitmaster and the Cook.com Sure, we cook outdoors all year round. No, we are not in a climate that stays warm all seasons. We are from New York. But we […]

BBQ Review: The Smokehouse of Laurel – Mississippi

BBQ Review: The Smokehouse of Laurel – Mississippi

Like any Pitmaster in competition, you have good days and bad days, good recipes and great recipes. To Find more Barbecue in your area, check out the BBQ Directory at Pitmasterandthecook.com/home

Comfort Food Review: Estelle’s Southern Cuisine – Laurel, MS

Comfort Food Review: Estelle’s Southern Cuisine – Laurel, MS

There are two reasons this location is included in my review of great barbecue restaurants. First, the ribs are excellent and the offerings are buffet style, so it’s all you can eat. And second, the sides and peripherals are so varied and delicious that its’s worth going just to make a meal out of the veggies.  

BBQ Review: Stonewall Barbecue – Oakgrove, MS

BBQ Review: Stonewall Barbecue – Oakgrove, MS

The star of the plate was the smoked chicken. Wow, it was a perfectly smoked bird. The chicken was tender, moist, and delicious. I was a little saddened when I had exhausted all that was in my meal, and again, it was a full leg quarter. The rub added a good crisp to the meat’s juicy, succulent texture.  

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Peppers from Mexico – How To _____

Peppers from Mexico – How To _____

Have you ever wandered down the International Aisle of your local supermarket looking for those unique ingredients to mix up your boring weekly meal plans? Most excited chefs and home cooks do. Usually, as an endcap somewhere near the Latin and Asian area, you’ll see a broad array of Mexican ingredients. Most of the time, […]

Throw the Ultimate Tailgate

Throw the Ultimate Tailgate

Sponsored Content Football season is back, and that means it’s time to stock up on all the tailgating essentials. Nailing the food lineup is key because few things can ruin a good game like getting “hangry” before kickoff. This year, kick your game up a notch with simple tailgating recipes that bring the perfect blend […]

Better Than Takeout

Better Than Takeout

Asian dishes at home Sponsored Content On busy weeknights, it can be easy to opt for Asian staples like beef and broccoli. Instead, try making your own cuisine at home with quick-cook noodles, from udon to lo mein. “Popular takeout dishes and noodle bowls can be high in salt and unhealthy fats, but when you […]

Appealing Holiday Appetizers

Appealing Holiday Appetizers

Sponsored Content While the main course is in the oven and guests mingle in anticipation this holiday season, tide them over with simple appetizers the whole crowd will enjoy. That sometimes tall task may be easier said than done depending on the size of your get-together, but you can make it less daunting with quick […]

6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

Sponsored Content Eggnog Martini and Maple Amaretto Sour are two holiday cocktails that could easily be found on a festive bar menu. However, you can make them yourself in the comfort of your own home. Dazzle guests with an easy, simple trick: extracts. A simple drop of an extract – peppermint, maple, rum or almond […]

Good Eats with Grapes

Good Eats with Grapes

Make a heart-healthy menu with flavorful fruit Sponsored Content Heart-healthy foods can play a role in healthy aging. Whether you enjoy them by the handful as a refreshing snack or use them to add color, crunch and a touch of sweetness to a meal, grapes are a heart-healthy option that make eating better easy. Grapes […]

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6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

Sponsored Content Eggnog Martini and Maple Amaretto Sour are two holiday cocktails that could easily be found on a festive bar menu. However, you can make them yourself in the comfort of your own home. Dazzle guests with an easy, simple trick: extracts. A simple drop of an extract – peppermint, maple, rum or almond […]

Easiest Creamed Cocktails Ever!

Easiest Creamed Cocktails Ever!

We’ve all heard of and have tried Pina Colada’s or Mudslide’s. Around the Holidays, people tend to gravitate towards Kahlua, Rumchata, Irish Cream, Horchata, Almarula – all great Cocktails offering creamy indulgences with an alcohol perk. From our sister site, FrugalFireIFB.com – Here’s the Easiest Creamed Cocktail Recipe Ever: Take your favorite Coffee Mate or […]

Perfect Wine Pairings for Holiday Parties

Perfect Wine Pairings for Holiday Parties

Sponsored Content With the holidays quickly approaching, it is time to begin planning menus and shopping for groceries, which may leave you facing endless shelves of wine.  Choosing wines to pair with your holiday meal is an important part of the menu planning process. A smart rule is to select quality wines that pair with […]

Deck Design 101

Deck Design 101

Tips for planning a perfect outdoor oasis Sponsored Content Timing can be everything, especially when it comes to planning an outdoor living space. By getting a jump-start on planning, you can afford yourself time to complete the process with maximum creativity and minimal stress. Try these expert tips and tricks of the trade to help […]

Tips for Tackling a DIY Deck Project

Tips for Tackling a DIY Deck Project

Sponsored Content While planning a new outdoor living space can be overwhelming, chances are there’s a home improvement retailer nearby that offers an abundance of resources to help you tackle virtually any project. If a DIY deck project is on your to-do list, these tips can help you navigate the aisles like a pro. Do […]

Enjoy Your Outdoor Kitchen All Year Long

Enjoy Your Outdoor Kitchen All Year Long

  Sponsored Content Building an outdoor kitchen is a significant investment that can be rewarding for years to come. It’s important to take advantage of nice days and temperate seasons as much as possible, no matter in which part of the country you live. However, with proper planning and preparation, you can fully maximize the […]

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Content Writers and Guest Bloggers Wanted

Content Writers and Guest Bloggers Wanted

We are always looking for Content Writers and Guest Bloggers. We are looking for people who know how to smoke meat, barbecue and grill healthy. BBQ Brethen Forum members welcome! Entertaining outdoors and hosting BBQ parties (BBQ wives welcomed!) Articles should be 300-350 words to start. WordPress knowledge helpful. Raises and Bonuses on performance. Long […]

Grilled Pork Steaks

Grilled Pork Steaks

By: Christopher Riviers What beats a nice grilled piece of meat on a cool evening? Not much, other than getting your family together to enjoy it with you. But whether you have a family, friends, or just simply need time to yourself to reflect and get your thoughts together to unwind from the day, tossing […]

Culinary Basics: Getting Started

Culinary Basics: Getting Started

If you’re just starting out or just now starting to hone in on your BBQ craft, there are several techniques you need to know to perfect your Cooking. Here are the 6 Culinary Basic Flavorization Methods. Brine A Brine is a common agent in food processing and cooking. Brining is used to preserve or season […]

What is a Pitmaster?

What is a Pitmaster?

Search online for the definition of “Pitmaster” and all the dictionary’s will tell you the definition is: Noun[edit] pitmaster (plural pitmasters) One who operates a barbecue pit. For most of us, we think of Pitmasters as ones who operate a Business (BBQ Joint) or are in Competition. But what about those that are backyard guru’s? […]

Simply Savory Meals

Simply Savory Meals

Sponsored Content Farm-fresh is what many families desire. Straight from the farm to your table is one of the best ways you can ensure you’re delivering a nutritious and delicious meal for family or friends. Wholesome meals can bring everyone together around the dinner table; even little ones can enjoy flaky, baked fish, a nutritious […]

Focus on Nutrition: 5 ways to add more nutrients to your lifestyle

Focus on Nutrition: 5 ways to add more nutrients to your lifestyle

5 ways to add more nutrients to your lifestyle Sponsored Content A nutritious diet is crucial for overall health and well-being. While it’s OK to indulge from time to time, it’s important to make sure you’re providing your body with appropriate nourishment. There are many ways to help you add more of the essential nutrients […]