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5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Spices

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Spices

Sponsored Content One area of the kitchen that is often overlooked when it comes to spring cleaning is the area home chefs keep their spices, whether it’s a cabinet, rack or drawer. Keeping your spices fresh and organized is a smart way to create faster, more flavorful meals. Try these tips from Toni Hammersley, author […]

Hot Or Not: Cold Smoking vs. Hot Smoking

Hot Or Not: Cold Smoking vs. Hot Smoking

  Smoked foods aren’t always cooked foods. Contrary to preconceived notions, sometimes, it’s just about imparting that wonderful smoke flavor into the food of choice. In this article, we’ll be talking about when to use which smoking method, as well as some rules to follow once you’ve decided to cold smoke your meats.   What’s […]

4 Secret Barbecue Sauce Ingredients

4 Secret Barbecue Sauce Ingredients

By: Joshua Rooks Hello everyone! People are always asking one question to myself and other pitmasters: What’s your secret ingredient? Well, sometimes it’s not an ingredient but actually a cooking method. Other times, it is indeed an extra-special something.     To the latter point, I have simple answers. Sometimes I can tell you without a […]

Winter Doldrums: 4 Steps to get you though the Winter

Winter Doldrums: 4 Steps to get you though the Winter

Do you have the Winter Doldrums? Each year millions of Americans get them. A period of stagnation or slump; a period of depression or unhappy listlessness. As the days are gray and dreary, they get shorter and colder. We are spending more time indoors and are exposed to less natural sunlight. This can lead to […]

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 […]

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Grilled Foil Packet Oven Meals (Hobo Bags)

Grilled Foil Packet Oven Meals (Hobo Bags)

Sponsored Content As the saying goes, big things come in small packages and that may explain the burgeoning popularity of foil-packet recipes. Minimal preparation and cleanup are easy trade-offs for the immense flavors you can create in these tiny containers, whether you prepare them in the oven, on the grill or over an open flame. […]

A Quick Guide To Barbecue Safety

A Quick Guide To Barbecue Safety

By: Joshua Rooks Grilling can be the highlight of your day. It can be the event you look forward to throughout the week. Barbecuing can become the vehicle through which you make great memories. Or…it could be the exact opposite.     Unfortunately, reality has dictated that grilling and smoking can be dangerous. From bacteria in […]

Introducing You with the Taste of Indonesian: Nasi Goreng and Rendang

Introducing You with the Taste of Indonesian: Nasi Goreng and Rendang

Indonesia is archipelago of 17,000 islands and its a distinguished country due to its mouth-watering foods, crystal clear waters, and pristine beaches. Ranging from simple rice, noodles and soups to street foods this country is considered as a home of delicious cuisines. Where its breakfast, lunch or dinner time, you will see Nasi Goreng as […]

Hot and Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

Hot and Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

Here is a nice treat for all chicken lovers that will blow everyone’s mind. Do you need a quick change from your daily diet? Or you are looking for a unique, sizzling and tongue-tingling chicken recipe for your BBQ party? Then you found it here. It’s the time to enjoy BBQ party and any get […]

Festive Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Festive Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Sponsored Content Turn your St. Patrick’s Day celebration into a chance to enjoy Irish heritage with hearty foods and a lively atmosphere. When it’s the one day each year it’s acceptable to pinch non-conforming friends and family, it’d be a shame not to go all out. These few simple tips can help you put together […]

Think Outside the Lunchbox

Think Outside the Lunchbox

Sponsored Content Eating the same thing every day can make lunch seem so “blah.” Now’s the perfect time to break out of the lunch rut and add some excitement to your meals. Thinking outside the traditional lunchbox is easy with the right ingredients. Perk up your noontime noshing with fresh, seasonal ingredients coupled with kitchen […]

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Farm-to-table: The hot food trend you can enjoy without leaving home

Farm-to-table: The hot food trend you can enjoy without leaving home

Sponsored Content Farm-fresh eggs. Locally grown tomatoes. Herbs sourced onsite. If you’ve eaten out recently, you’ve probably noticed the menus feature locally sourced ingredients. The farm-to-table movement continues to flourish at restaurants throughout the country. In fact, rather than the exception, it’s become the expectation. According to the National Restaurant Association, farm-to-table is quickly becoming […]

Festive Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Festive Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Sponsored Content Turn your St. Patrick’s Day celebration into a chance to enjoy Irish heritage with hearty foods and a lively atmosphere. When it’s the one day each year it’s acceptable to pinch non-conforming friends and family, it’d be a shame not to go all out. These few simple tips can help you put together […]

Think Outside the Lunchbox

Think Outside the Lunchbox

Sponsored Content Eating the same thing every day can make lunch seem so “blah.” Now’s the perfect time to break out of the lunch rut and add some excitement to your meals. Thinking outside the traditional lunchbox is easy with the right ingredients. Perk up your noontime noshing with fresh, seasonal ingredients coupled with kitchen […]

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 […]

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Shop Our Store

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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Grilled Foil Packet Oven Meals (Hobo Bags)

Grilled Foil Packet Oven Meals (Hobo Bags)

Sponsored Content As the saying goes, big things come in small packages and that may explain the burgeoning popularity of foil-packet recipes. Minimal preparation and cleanup are easy trade-offs for the immense flavors you can create in these tiny containers, whether you prepare them in the oven, on the grill or over an open flame. […]

Hot and Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

Hot and Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

Here is a nice treat for all chicken lovers that will blow everyone’s mind. Do you need a quick change from your daily diet? Or you are looking for a unique, sizzling and tongue-tingling chicken recipe for your BBQ party? Then you found it here. It’s the time to enjoy BBQ party and any get […]

Festive Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Festive Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Sponsored Content Turn your St. Patrick’s Day celebration into a chance to enjoy Irish heritage with hearty foods and a lively atmosphere. When it’s the one day each year it’s acceptable to pinch non-conforming friends and family, it’d be a shame not to go all out. These few simple tips can help you put together […]

Think Outside the Lunchbox

Think Outside the Lunchbox

Sponsored Content Eating the same thing every day can make lunch seem so “blah.” Now’s the perfect time to break out of the lunch rut and add some excitement to your meals. Thinking outside the traditional lunchbox is easy with the right ingredients. Perk up your noontime noshing with fresh, seasonal ingredients coupled with kitchen […]

Grand Mother Style Grilled Fish

Grand Mother Style Grilled Fish

By: Sania Murtaza Its time to celebrate outdoor BBQ party with this grand mother style grilled fish. Do you love to make marinated fish on the hot grill? I am sure you definitely love to. I always enjoy making fish on the grill rather than frying it in a pan containing lots of oil, because […]

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Saint Patrick’s Day is a very important day in the year for Irish people. On 17th March is a celebration of the Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Which is why there are many recipes that Irish people make for this day, but there are some that have been a tradition for centuries. Corned Beef […]

Outdoor Entertaining

Grilled Foil Packet Oven Meals (Hobo Bags)

Grilled Foil Packet Oven Meals (Hobo Bags)

Sponsored Content As the saying goes, big things come in small packages and that may explain the burgeoning popularity of foil-packet recipes. Minimal preparation and cleanup are easy trade-offs for the immense flavors you can create in these tiny containers, whether you prepare them in the oven, on the grill or over an open flame. […]

Top trends to inspire your outdoor living

Top trends to inspire your outdoor living

Sponsored Content Outdoor living spaces rank first among special function rooms desired by consumers, according to the American Institute for Architects, and so homeowners are expected to be going all-in for the outdoors in 2018. Trex Company, a maker of premium decking and railing, has gleaned insights from contractors, homeowners and industry experts to compile […]

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 […]

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Thai Barbecue Recipes

Thai Barbecue Recipes

Are you bored of the ever repeating steaks or chicken drumsticks on your grill? Why not try something new with an Asian twist. In particular the Thai cuisine is famous for its grilled dishes. We will show you two Thai Barbecue Recipes that you can easily do at home with great results.  The first one […]

4 Great American Barbecue Competitions

4 Great American Barbecue Competitions

By: Joshua Rooks As I sat at my desk writing, I began to think about competition barbecue and its effect on barbecue overall. Competition does a great service to the barbecue community. It serves as a proving ground for greatness. One can’t simply walk up to the judges and hand them a dish that wasn’t […]

The Fire In Us: Why Do We Love To Barbecue?

The Fire In Us: Why Do We Love To Barbecue?

By: Joshua Rooks I’ve pondered this question for some time. Those I’ve questioned simply thought I had a particular fondness to the flavor of the sauce or the meat I consumed. Others have pontificated on the cooking process (this plays a major roll). But something in the back of my head told me it went […]

Easy Pulled Pork Recipe

Easy Pulled Pork Recipe

By: Michelle Keaton I live in a cold, very cold climate and I use my grill all year round no matter what. Yes, even in the winter. It can be 20 degrees below zero and I will still go out on the grill and use it. I will smoke meat, sear, or just grill the […]

Reserve the Rind: Watermelon Recipes

Reserve the Rind: Watermelon Recipes

Sponsored Content Watermelon rinds make for more than just attractive containers for serving cold dishes and beverages. The rind can also be used in creative, edible ways and is good for your heart. Watermelon, both the flesh and the rind, is a good source of a compound called citrulline, an amino acid that raises levels […]

Sticky Cinnamon Bacon Roll-ups

Sticky Cinnamon Bacon Roll-ups

Sponsored Content Experts agree that breakfast is the most important mealtime of the day, but having the same predictable dishes over and over can make this essential meal a very boring one. Instead, spice up the start of your day with a breakfast that’s full of flavor. Delight your taste buds with an instant boost […]