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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 […]

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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? […]

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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 […]

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A Festive Meal to Remember

A Festive Meal to Remember

Sponsored Content Make your perfect holiday story complete by serving one of the best holiday dinners you’ve ever enjoyed. A prime rib roast paired with savory toppings is guaranteed to earn rave reviews from the whole family. Add easy gourmet sides and a holiday dessert to create a memorable meal that may well become a […]

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A Holiday Ham Worth Celebrating

A Holiday Ham Worth Celebrating

Sponsored Content Cooks today crave new food inspiration, creative recipes and flavorful dishes, and they want it all at a great price. Whether you’re trying one of the year’s hottest cooking trends or serving up a spread for a holiday celebration, pork offers an affordable variety of cuts and flavor profiles to help inspire every […]

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Classic Holiday Courses

Classic Holiday Courses

Satisfy your guests with timeless favorites Sponsored Content When the holidays come around and you’re looking for a menu to please your guests, stick to time-honored classics to ensure everyone goes home happy. For a spread that’s sure to shine, start with a Baked Honey Ham complemented by simple White Wine Glazed Carrots for the […]

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Grandma Has Secrets

Grandma Has Secrets

Grandma’s Secret Recipes By: Michelle K. I have officially passed on 2 family recipes and it feels really good. I hear about this tradition all the time with chefs on television and older individuals I encounter. I have always wished that one of my grandmothers would have passed down a family recipe or recipe book […]

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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 […]

Warm Up Fall Meals with Wine

Warm Up Fall Meals with Wine

Sponsored Content Fall is the perfect time to welcome warm, robust flavors to your kitchen as well as your wine glass. With its bold, spicy, dark fruit flavors, cabernet sauvignon is a perfect wine for crisp fall weather. Cabernet sauvignon is more versatile for pairing than some believe. It pairs well with different cheeses, meats, […]

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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 […]

Give a Fall Facelift to Outdoor Entertaining

Give a Fall Facelift to Outdoor Entertaining

Sponsored Content Whether it’s pumpkin spice everything, sweater weather or the anticipation of the holidays, there are many reasons to be excited about this time of year. Autumn is the perfect time to extend the warm-weather fun and celebrate with some fall-focused outdoor entertaining. Just as the weather is changing, so can your approach to […]

Cook Like a Top Chef this Holiday Season

Cook Like a Top Chef this Holiday Season

Sponsored Content This holiday season, you can impress your guests with these tips and recipes from award-winning chefs Seamus Mullen and John Tesar: Start with fresh, high-quality ingredients that are versatile and easy to cook, like fresh pork. Look for meats with marbling, which translates to flavor and tenderness. Let your meat rest before cutting […]

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Tips for Setting the Perfect Holiday Table

Tips for Setting the Perfect Holiday Table

Sponsored Content Every holiday season, you invest hours planning and preparing the perfect menu for each celebration you host. While easy and fun may be the name of the game for buffet-style events, when it’s a sit-down soiree, the delightful cuisine you produce deserves a presentation worthy of your efforts. A beautifully set table can […]

A Celebrity Chef’s Secrets to Building a Better Sandwich

A Celebrity Chef’s Secrets to Building a Better Sandwich

Sponsored Content  A great sandwich is a delicious meal choice, which could be why about 60 percent of American adults eat at least one for lunch every week and 70 percent pack one or more in their children’s lunches, according to food industry trend-watching company Datassential. In fact, sandwiches are so popular and so common […]

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