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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. Cold Smoking What’s […]

Culinary Basics: Getting Started

Culinary Basics: Getting Started

If you’re just starting out or just now starting to hone in on your Cooking or BBQ craft, there are several Techniques you need to know to perfect your Cooking. Here are the 6 Culinary Basics – Flavorization Methods. Culinary Basics: Getting Started Brine A Brine is a common agent in food processing and cooking. […]

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 […]

Learn to Be a Grillmaster

Learn to Be a Grillmaster

Ten years ago, picking a grill was simple. There were only a few brands that were carried by every major home improvement retailer. As soon as online retail became the trillion-dollar industry that it is today, the market for barbecue grills increased ten-fold.   5 Best Barbecue Grill Brands  Most brands produce a variety of grills […]

Blended and Blending Meals

Think this Blender craze is a trendy new concept? Gourmet Chefs have been blending nutritious ingredients into your Restaurant Fare for decades. Blended soups and stews, smoothies, toppers, sauces, you name it! Not only is this a great way to get your kids to eat mushrooms, onions or garlic, but it’s also a perfect way […]

How to BBQ Healthy

How to BBQ Healthy

If you’re looking for a healthy way to cook your food consider grilling. Research has shown that grilling your meat results in less fat content and reduced risk for some diseases.

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Choosing The Right Flavor

Choosing The Right Flavor

I am a mother of 5 and nanna of 6. I cook large meals every day. I can’t seem to break that habit. Being that I only have 2 kids left at home, one of the older kids always stops by, with their family to eat dinner. I introduce my family and friends to a […]

Ultimate Barbecue Guide 101: Glossary

Ultimate Barbecue Guide 101: Glossary

Here’s a handy little Barbecue Guide which will help you whether you’re cooking BBQ, eating Bar-B-Que or shopping around for Barbecue. BBQ Barbecue Guide: Glossary All – Slang for Oil. 3-2-1 ribs – A method for cooking spare ribs with (3) three hours in smoke, (2) two hours wrapped in foil, and (1) one hour […]

Sweet, Simple After-School Snacking

Sweet, Simple After-School Snacking

Collaborated Content With school back in full swing, the days will be full, packed with classes, homework and after-school sports, music and other extracurricular activities. To make the most of all these endeavors, it’s important to eat well to sustain the critical energy and focus required throughout the day. Smart fueling includes keeping nourishing snacks […]

Safe Grilling Tips for a Sizzling Summer

Safe Grilling Tips for a Sizzling Summer

When temperatures soar this summer, many American families may be seeking a break from the monotony of their everyday routines. To make the most of the extra time at home, firing up the grill can be a simple solution for relatively quick food preparation that also allows for spending time with loved ones in the […]

Asian-inspired small plates for the entire family

Asian-inspired small plates for the entire family

Collaborated Content The season of warm summer nights and bright sunny days calls for equally vibrant meals. As the season of entertaining continues, many at-home chefs are searching for exciting and flavorful meals to feed their family and friends. According to Mintel’s 2018 US Flavor Trends Report, consumers continually seek to be more adventurous with […]

Smoky Bacon, Chive and Shallot Butter Recipe

Smoky Bacon, Chive and Shallot Butter Recipe

Grilling Up a Homemade Meal Impress guests with your DIY skills this summer Bringing over family and friends for a backyard barbecue is a classic way to show appreciation to loved ones. Celebrate the summer by grilling steak, one of the most popular meals for a cookout. Watch video to see how to make this […]

More Articles

Easy Flavorful Pork Brine Recipe

Easy Flavorful Pork Brine Recipe

Some of the hardest things to get right are the simplest of Recipes. Listed below, you will find my go to Recipe for Brining Pork. It’s a great base to build on. You can add many other seasoning ingredients to this and it works great to tenderize and add flavor to all your pork dishes. […]

A Flavorful Fall Meal for the Entire Family

A Flavorful Fall Meal for the Entire Family

When fall comes around, it brings many iconic flavors, festive traditions and family meals, along with cravings for warm, hearty dishes. For your next gathering of loved ones, whether it’s a special occasion, sporting event or simply spending quality time together, serve a classic comfort food perfect for a small crowd. While a roast leg […]

Give Your Kitchen a Facelift

Give Your Kitchen a Facelift

Whether completely remodeling your kitchen or just looking for a few simple upgrades to make your cooking space shine, it can be difficult to know where to begin. A well-designed kitchen can incorporate both style and luxury, but it’s also important to upgrade in ways that make everyday tasks easier and your space more efficient. […]

Healthy Side Dishes With a Twist – Cauliflower Steak

Healthy Side Dishes With a Twist – Cauliflower Steak

“Whoa, Rich…slow down. You mean to tell me that Cauliflower belongs in BBQ?” Absolutely, positively, YES. That’s EXACTLY what I’m telling you. Let’s face it…Cauliflower is pretty good by itself. And studies show that it’s kinda good for you. Considering it’s 98% water (you know, that best and safest drink on the planet?)…it’s VERY good […]

Homemade Bread from your Food Processor

Homemade Bread from your Food Processor

Making bread at home in your Food Processor is as easy as 1,2,3 using this Quick Recipe. Homemade Bread from your Food Processor. What you will need: 3-3 1/2 cups Flour 2 tsp. Sugar 1/2 tsp. Salt 1 pkg. Fast Rising Yeast 1 cup Warm Water 2 tbs. Oil Method Combine all the dry ingredients. […]

Dragon Chicken Recipe

Dragon Chicken Recipe

Call it Dragon Chicken, Chili Chicken or Kung Pao Chicken, their recipes are so similar and mouth-watering that you can’t resist a plateful of them. Dragon Chicken is an Indo-Chinese delicacy and a favorite among kids. Serving it with bread or a bowl of rice would just enhance its taste. The consistency of this dish […]

Tips

On-Trend Kitchen and Bath Upgrades

On-Trend Kitchen and Bath Upgrades

Kitchens and bathrooms remain among the top picks for homeowners looking to upgrade because their functional contributions to the household can’t be overstated and they typically provide high return on investment. If you’re considering a renovation project for either in-demand space, consider some of these on-trend ideas from Doug King, CR, MBA, owner of King […]

How to Make Your Own BBQ Barbecue Rub

How to Make Your Own BBQ Barbecue Rub

Nearly everyone you talk to during grilling season has “secrets” to their success. For some it’s the marinade, for another it’s sauce yet another will say it’s the barbecue rub (or a combination of any or all of these three!). If you have been pondering making your own, home made barbecue rub – there’s great […]

Cooking as an Exact Science

Cooking as an Exact Science

Cooking may seem easy. After all, your mom does it all the time, several times in a day. But try stirring the sauce in the pan and frying the meat and you will soon find out that there is more to cooking than meets the eye. Cooking is actually quite hard not because it is […]

7 Deadly Mistakes in Cooking

7 Deadly Mistakes in Cooking

Learning to Cook is a life long adventure. Even the most experienced Cooks make mistakes and here we are highlighting 7 Deadly Mistakes you can make while Cooking. The Pans Non Stick Pans – Cookware can pose hidden dangers. The fumes from overheated nonstick pots and pans can make people sick with a condition called […]

Easy Pizza on the Grill

Easy Pizza on the Grill

I try to make different meals for my family everyday, regardless of the weather, temperature, or season. In the Summer, it gets pretty hot in the house when the oven gets turned on, I learned this when I lived in Mississippi a long time ago. One 100 degree day, I decided to use the grill, […]

Pasta IS Healthy ! There…we said it!

Pasta IS Healthy ! There…we said it!

Pasta is a convenient and filling meal. However, surprise, surprise pasta is healthy! Pasta dishes are much loved all over the world. According to the National Pasta Association, the average person in the States consumes 20 lbs of pasta every year. However often it is a dish that is frowned on, especially by people who […]

Reviews

It’s all about The Rub: BBQ Rub Review

It’s all about The Rub: BBQ Rub Review

Slow cooking is an honored tradition of food preparation. There’s something in the process. Heating your cooking surfaces to the perfect temperature, preparing your ingredients, coating your choice meat with a rub that’s just waiting to crust… oh so deliciously, and then basting again and again while the hours whiddle away. Slow cooking allows a […]

Barbecue Gourmet Products – Unusual Items that make a Perfect Gift !

Bring out the Barbecue Gourmet Snob in you! Whether you consider yourself an experienced Pitmaster or if you are just looking for a perfect gift for a Barbecue expert, then have a look at the products below. If you want to impress then it’s always worth it to have a few unusual items round the […]

BBQ Review: Dickey’s – Laurel, Mississippi

BBQ Review: Dickey’s – Laurel, Mississippi

For a chain restaurant, Dickey’s does a pretty good job of keeping it real. Real barbecue. Walking in, you’re greeted with the savory smells of smoke. There’s the first test passed. I felt the menu from which to order was in a slightly incoherent order, but that has nothing to do with the food.

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! […]

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Pitmaster and the Cook Would LOVE Your Feedback!

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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 […]

Nutrition

How Do You Know if You’re Getting Enough?

How Do You Know if You’re Getting Enough?

You eat healthy, drink lots of water – yet you don’t feel Optimal. Maybe you run out of energy or get tired too fast. Maybe you are finding yourself with other health problems you cant seem to figure out? How do you know if you are getting enough vitamins, minerals and nutrients from your food? […]

9 Sustainable Eating Facts

9 Sustainable Eating Facts

Health and environmental concerns convince many people they should rethink their diets. However, it’s important to know you can make informed food choices based on facts. By working with farmers and ranchers who use science and research to advance animal agricultural practices, commodity groups like Colorado Corn help ensure the availability of sustainable, healthy and […]

Become a Customer and a Member

Become a Customer and a Member

The Human Body is made up of Energy. That Energy can now be harnessed and measured. Have you wondered what Frequency you Vibrate on towards your path of enlightenment, and optimal physical and mental health? Many of us who have “Awoke” do things like wear Magnetic Bracelets for Health. Magnetic Therapy has been used for […]

Who Brings Salad to a BBQ? Grilled Chicken Recipe

Who Brings Salad to a BBQ? Grilled Chicken Recipe

When you think of BBQ food, what comes to mind are typically heavy dishes meant to be filling. Meats, baked beans, and macaroni & cheese are the first that we think of. Even the salads are usually mayo-heavy, stopping any change for a dieter to have a BBQ dinner option.  Grilled Chicken Recipe With the […]

Health Benefits of Elderberry

Health Benefits of Elderberry

Sambucus nigra is a species complex of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae native to most of Europe and North America. Common names include elder, elderberry, black elder, European elder, European elderberry, and European black elderberry. It grows in a variety of conditions including both wet and dry fertile soils, primarily in sunny locations. Elder […]

Health Benefits of Ashwagandha

Health Benefits of Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera, known commonly as ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, or winter cherry is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family. The root and berry of the ashwagandha plant are a traditional Ayurvedic medicine in India. Ashwagandha is used as a tonic (it is sometimes referred to as the “Indian ginseng”) to improve physical […]

Other Recent Posts

Clean Eating and Barbecue

Clean Eating and Barbecue

As Pitmaster’s, BBQ and Grill lovers, you may think all we eat is Protein, Protein, Protein. We do speak alot about Paleo and Keto Diets, which focus on eating more Protein and Less Carbs. But we as Grillmaster’s are not eating Brisket, Steak and all Types of Red Meat Everyday. We DO Clean Eating. For […]

BBQ Barbecue Pitmasters

BBQ Barbecue Pitmasters

You’ve seen a million Cooking Shows but none like this. BBQ Barbecue Pitmasters is a Television Program that brings you into the Barbecue Competition World. America’s Top BBQ Barbecue Cooking Teams in Competition. In this Show, Teams from all over the U.S. compete to become the Kingsford BBQ Pitmasters Grand Champion. Professional Judges like BBQ […]

Brunch Bites

Brunch Bites

A perfect addition to your brunch table, these savory Mini Ham and Avocado Biscuit Sliders are quick and easy to make. For even more homemade flavor, make the biscuits from scratch using a buttermilk-sweet potato mixture. Find more brunch recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Mini Ham and […]

Prepare your Yard for Spring

Prepare your Yard for Spring

If you love spending time in your yard, the end of summer can mark a period of sadness thinking about the colder temperatures and shorter days you must endure before getting back outside. One sure cure for the blues is looking forward to something fun. Get a head start on spring and use the time […]

Can’t Decide on a Vegetable? MIX IT UP! Veggie Foil Packs BBQ

Can’t Decide on a Vegetable? MIX IT UP! Veggie Foil Packs BBQ

Feeling indecisive about what vegetable to choose to go with that chicken breast you are about to throw on the grill? Perhaps this side can help. I’ve made this side primarily in a skillet on the stove, but after trying it on the grill, I enjoy the crisp crunch that a grill allows compared to […]

A St. Patty’s Day Sandwich: The Reuben Sandwich Recipe

A St. Patty’s Day Sandwich: The Reuben Sandwich Recipe

In honor of the day when everyone is Irish, welcome family and friends to a traditional St. Patrick’s Day lunch with this Reuben Sandwich recipe. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Reuben Sandwich Recipe Servings: 2 2          tablespoons butter, softened 4          slices rye and pumpernickel swirl bread 4          slices swiss cheese 6          […]