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Hey! Is this a Barbecue or a Cookout? The Votes are In:

Hey! Is this a Barbecue or a Cookout? The Votes are In:

This has been an ongoing debate amongst Pitmasters and Outdoor Grillers alike. We came across this article from Eater.com It asked: “If an outdoor event with a grill serves meat, but no smoked barbecue, is it still a barbecue? The answer to that might depend on where you live. In parts of America, the word […]

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How to Throw a Sizzling Outdoor Summer Party

How to Throw a Sizzling Outdoor Summer Party

Throw a sizzling summer cocktail party (BPT) – Raise your glasses high — cocktail parties are the toast of this summer’s entertaining. Don’t know where to start? Think barware, which is nearly as hot as the rising temperatures. That’s why we turned to designer Julie Robbins from Replacements, Ltd., the world’s largest retailer of vintage […]

Think you’re eating well? Take the Pledge & Help Someone in Need

Think you’re eating well? Take the Pledge & Help Someone in Need

Misconceptions lead to nutrient deficiencies for many. (BPT) – The good news? Americans think they are eating well; in fact, 60 percent say they eat a very healthy diet. The not-so-good news? Perception and reality may not be aligned. Only 6 percent of Americans report eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per […]

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5 ways to Take your Summer Grilling to a Whole New Level

5 ways to Take your Summer Grilling to a Whole New Level

(BPT) – The bright, sunny days of summer are your favorite time of year and when the season arrives, you spend much of your time outdoors. Your yard becomes your living room and you move your cooking to the grill. Summer is grilling season and there is nowhere you’d rather be than standing in front […]

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Ancient Outdoor Cooking Techniques: From Primal Caveman to Modern Backyard Griller

Ancient Outdoor Cooking Techniques: From Primal Caveman to Modern Backyard Griller

In Prehistoric times, Man discovered Fire. Whether from Nature (active volcano’s or natural storms) or, as believed by many Cultures, a gift from the Gods. Just as Man discovered the Wheel, when he discovered Fire, he learned how to Cook Outdoors. According to AncientCraft there were (3) Stone Aged Peoples: Their Ingredients & Diet include: […]

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Rethink Your Drink This Summer – Try Water with ACV and Cambogia

Rethink Your Drink This Summer – Try Water with ACV and Cambogia

(Family Features) From barbecues and birthdays to concerts and cookouts, summertime is the perfect time of year to bring everyone together. However, nice weather and outdoor events are also coupled with summer heat waves and high temperatures. Water – whether plain or sparkling – is a great way to help you stay hydrated all summer […]

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Natural Sleep Solutions to Dream About

Natural Sleep Solutions to Dream About

(Family Features) It’s no secret: Americans are desperate for sleep. In fact, the U.S. sleep aid market is expected to grow to $44 billion by 2020, according to data from Persistence Market Research. However, achieving better sleep may be as easy as changing what you eat. A survey commissioned by the Cherry Marketing Institute and […]

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Add Life to Outdoor Spaces

Add Life to Outdoor Spaces

(Family Features) Once the structural elements and hardscape features of your outdoor living space are in place, it’s time to turn attention to the details that really bring the area to life. Vibrant textiles like cushions, pillows and rugs can all soften the look of a space while adding colorful charm, but another effective place […]

6 Sizzling Barbecue Swaps

6 Sizzling Barbecue Swaps

(Family Features) Barbecue, grilling, cookout – no matter what you call it, cooking food over an open flame is practically an American pastime. Few other cuisines have such distinctive regional twists and terminology as this fiery favorite. Memphis loves its ribs, North Carolinians their pulled meats and Texas, Alabama and St. Louis, to name a […]

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Summer Cocktail Recipes: Sweet Meets Spicy

Summer Cocktail Recipes: Sweet Meets Spicy

Fresh ideas for a fun fiesta menu! (Family Features) There’s no better way to spice up a party than by using unexpected ingredients in fun, flavorful dishes and drinks. For your next fiesta, celebrate a star of the party with sweet and juicy watermelon. Not only does versatile watermelon lend a unique taste to your […]

Get Grilling Like a Pitmaster

Get Grilling Like a Pitmaster

(Family Features) Summertime meals are all about the grill. This year, give your grill and your family a break from hamburgers and hot dogs, and heat things up with the flavor and versatility of fresh pork. From tender Sweet Sriracha Pork Skewers to Memphis-Style Dry Baby Back Ribs, the possibilities are endless. Make your cookout […]

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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 […]

Backyard Recipes

Backyard Recipes

 Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Sauce – Copycat RecipeBackyard Recipes Sponsored Content This year, add some spark to backyard staples like grilled chicken and potato salad with a little help from tangy condiments, smoky rubs and your cast-iron skillet. For a main dish that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser, smother grilled chicken with a white […]

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10 Tips to Make Outdoor Parties Unforgettable

10 Tips to Make Outdoor Parties Unforgettable

(Family Features) Entertaining is one thing, but dazzling your guests with an outdoor party sensation is another. Summer can be the best time of year for outdoor parties. From twinkling lights to patterned tablecloths, every detail counts when it comes to impressing family and friends. It may feel like a lot of pressure to live […]

Gifts for the Man Who Loves to Cook

Gifts for the Man Who Loves to Cook

Sponsored Content While the typical Father gifts generally get the job done – think golf clubs, fishing tackle or grilling equipment – don’t forget about the dad who enjoys spending time making magic in the kitchen. Give him the tools he needs to succeed, whether baking for the big game, preparing a meal for the […]

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Winter Steaks on Grill

Winter Steaks on Grill

Put some sizzle into your Grilling Sponsored Content Just ask any dad, he’s sure to agree: a perfectly seasoned steak flame-kissed to perfection is one of the great pleasures of summer grilling. This Season, you may be able to teach dad a few tricks of your own. Start by selecting a premium-quality steak like those […]

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