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The Best and Worst Foods to Eat at a BBQ

The Best and Worst Foods to Eat at a BBQ

Eating healthy at a Summer Barbecue may seem like an impossible task, but the truth is that you can still eat delicious foods and maintain your overall health and wellbeing. It’s important to educate yourself on the best and worst foods; this way, you know what foods are best to avoid and healthy to consume. […]

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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. […]

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Spruce Up for Summer

Spruce Up for Summer

Make your backyard the perfect outdoor space. To make the transition to summer season effortless, there may be some backyard upgrades and prep to be done to ensure your outdoor space is in tip-top shape. From your pool and patio to the grill, these tips can help get your backyard summer-ready. Overhaul the Patio Patios […]

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Healthy Barbecue Tips

Healthy Barbecue Tips

Is it still a healthy option to Barbecue? Every time we open the web and look for articles regarding Food choices, it bombards us with different theories about the healthiest way to cook,  and which foods are good or bad for you. There is also the worrisome fact that advice can change almost daily! Take […]

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How to Find Great Barbecue

How to Find Great Barbecue

Tips For Finding A Great Barbecue Joint  As an avid fan of Barbecue, I acknowledge that opinions vary greatly on what makes a great dish. Otherwise, why would there be different styles of Que? It seems everyone has a different idea of what it means to make great Barbecue.   I wholly embrace this fact, […]

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5 Tips for a Tasty Tailgate

5 Tips for a Tasty Tailgate

Casual and diehard sports fans alike can all agree one of the best parts of game day is the tailgate. Whether you’re heading to the game to take part in the action or tuning in on the big screen, you can light up the scoreboard this season with these tips for a fun, easy and […]

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Great Grilling Tips and Tricks of the Pros

Great Grilling Tips and Tricks of the Pros

Across the country as weather heats up, so do the grills. You don’t need to be a Pitmaster to enjoy the fresh flavors that only come from grilling. A few simple tips and creative tricks will help you perfectly grill foods so juicy and delicious, you’ll impress even the pickiest of palates. Great Grilling Tips […]

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Watch what you Heat: 5 Kitchen Safety Tips

Watch what you Heat: 5 Kitchen Safety Tips

Cooking equipment is the top cause of home fires, and the second leading cause of home fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). “Considered to be one of the more preventable types of fires, kitchen fires can be avoided by following a few common-sense guidelines,” says Tarsila Wey, director of marketing at […]

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Top 5 Best Selling BBQ Grill Addons on Amazon

Top 5 Best Selling BBQ Grill Addons on Amazon

Each year you’ll find Hot New Items to Add to your Outdoor Grill! This Years Top BBQ Barbecue Add On Contenders used by Pitmaster’s and Grill master’s are:   Grillaholics Stuffed Burger THE PROFESSIONAL DIFFERENCE – The name says it all: Grillaholics. We’re addicted to this stuff! Being the master grillers that we are, we […]

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Beef Chuck Gets a Bad Rap

Beef Chuck Gets a Bad Rap

Chances are that you’ve come across Chuck in the meat Section of the Grocery aisle many times and have just walked past. Beef Chuck gets a Bad Rap. For one thing, it is one of the least expensive beef cuts out there. So many people think Chuck is a tough cut which is chewy, fatty […]

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Fuss-Free Dinner Inspiration

Fuss-Free Dinner Inspiration

Casseroles are both hearty and economical choices when trying to feed a crowd (or a large family). Plus, when crunched for time, they’re quick to throw together and slide in the oven and can even be made ahead to put a filling, low-stress meal on the table following a busy day. This twist on a […]

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Holiday Wine Pairings 101

Holiday Wine Pairings 101

Collaborated 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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Gifts for the Man Who Loves to Cook

Gifts for the Man Who Loves to Cook

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 family, trying […]

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5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Spices

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Spices

Collaborated 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 […]

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6 Sizzling Barbecue Swaps: Lamb Recipes

6 Sizzling Barbecue Swaps: Lamb Recipes

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 few, have […]

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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. 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 day, reveals […]

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The Social Aspect of Barbecue

The Social Aspect of Barbecue

For many of us, the obsession of Barbecue begins at an early age. Usually it starts from a Family or Friends BBQ Party. That first tast of the grizzle on a steak, the sear on that burger or the grill marks on that dog.   The Social Aspect of Barbecue If we are lucky enough, […]

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The At Home Flavored Water Trend: Chlorophyll Zest Cooler Recipe

The At Home Flavored Water Trend: Chlorophyll Zest Cooler Recipe

The latest Trend sweeping Hollywood and all of America is Flavored Water At Home. Adding fruits or vegetables to your filtered water, along with any liquid vitamin supplements or protein powders and off you go! Quick, easy and healthy for your Summer Adventures! Here is one Recipe taking the Nation by Storm Chlorophyll Zest Cooler […]

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Forget ‘Wine Rules’: 4 Unconventional Wine Pairings for Guys

Forget ‘Wine Rules’: 4 Unconventional Wine Pairings for Guys

Have you ever looked at a wine list and wished it actually told you what the wine tastes like? Have you ever wanted wine connoisseurs to stop swirling and sniffing, and just take a big sip? Well, you’re not alone. And American craft wine, The Federalist, and Dan Dunn want to do something about it. […]

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How to Sound Knowledgable at a Barbecue

How to Sound Knowledgable at a Barbecue

Now that Barbecue Season is beginning, invitations from friends and family will flow to attend a few grilling sessions. You may even be a newbie starting out with your first grill. You want to appear knowledgeable and an old experienced hand, when assisting those friends or chatting to your own guests. Here is a list […]

Proper Smoking Without a Proper Smoker

Proper Smoking Without a Proper Smoker

Nothing is quite as mouthwatering as the smell of a meal on the smoker. The extra time spent smoking versus grilling is well worth while. You may be asking, what if I do not have a proper smoker? No problem. A smoky meal is obtainable from a gas or charcoal grill as well. You may […]

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Barbecue Ready for Summer .

Barbecue Ready for Summer .

Are you and your Barbecue ready for summer? Its time to uncover that grill that has been sitting on your porch and have a look at getting your BBQ ready for summer. Summer is finally here and if you want to make sure that your first backyard grill of the season goes well you need […]

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How to Look for a Good Cooking School

How to Look for a Good Cooking School

Cooking may seem hard to do and it actually is, to the novice. But once you learn the various techniques, you will find out that cooking is actually a breeze. There are processes and techniques that will help you prepare a mean dish for your family and you can learn all this from a good […]

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A Very Versatile Holiday

A Very Versatile Holiday

Collaborated Content When planning this year’s holiday menu, consider building meals around a versatile main course that you can dress up or down and then integrate into easy leftover dishes. A ham is a perfect solution because it works equally well as the centerpiece of an elegant meal or as savory sliders to serve with […]

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Wading Through Various Grill Features

Wading Through Various Grill Features

When looking into different grills features you may be faced with what seems like a foreign language. How are you supposed to pick the grill that is best for you if you do not understand what you are reading? While the language used when describing grills will not get any easier to read, understanding what […]

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Keto Barbecue Celebration

Keto Barbecue Celebration

So, you have started with a Keto diet. Your healthy eating based on the low carb, high- fat diet is going well. You are feeling so much healthier and starting to even lose some of those extra pounds from the Christmas indulgence. You suddenly realize that it’s your husband’s birthday celebration next weekend, and you […]

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5 Instagram Chefs to follow during lockdown

5 Instagram Chefs to follow during lockdown

Keep a lookout for 5 Instagram Chefs that along with many of us are stuck indoors around the world. Current statistics to hand indicate that a third of the world population is under some sort of lockdown. This is the time to hone your cooking schools and become reacquainted with your kitchen. Even if you […]

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Add Mushrooms to Your Snacking Menu

Add Mushrooms to Your Snacking Menu

Mix up your snacking habits with a more nutritious option to serve ahead of a meal or on its own. These Roasted Portobello Mushrooms with Beets and Goat Cheese are ready in just half an hour with only eight ingredients, allowing you to dish up a flavorful bite without going overboard in the kitchen. Watch […]

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BBQ Made Simple: Seasoning

BBQ Made Simple: Seasoning

One of the most important aspects of a BBQ is the preparation process. Preparing, marinating and seasoning your food is the hardest part of grilling food. The rest of the grilling process is simply flipping the food over and fully cooking the food. While the preparation process is important, it is also a lot easier […]

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Grilled Pork Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Grilled Pork Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Get Grilling with Fresh Ingredients Grilling season provides ample opportunities to put flavorful fare on the table, but it doesn’t have to be a lengthy cooking process. By planning ahead, having the right equipment on-hand and using ready-to-go ingredients, home cooks can quickly put family meals together. With an option like Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork, […]

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Simple Holiday Hams

Simple Holiday Hams

Ideas for an easy Easter menu Whether you’re new to hosting or simply looking for ideas to make Easter entertaining easier than ever, there are plenty of ways to save time and stress in the kitchen. Go with what you know. Trying out new recipes is fun, but it can also add stress when they […]

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Grill Maintenance and Cleaning Tips

Grill Maintenance and Cleaning Tips

How to Clean Your Gas Grill Hi everyone! In this article we are going to examine an often-overlooked necessity in barbecuing: grill maintenance. It’s important to keep your grill clean and there are a number or reasons for this. First, each meal is different and you may not want to enjoy the flavors of your […]

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5 Tips for Healthy Summer Hydration

5 Tips for Healthy Summer Hydration

Collaborated Content Summer provides countless opportunities to get outside for hiking, biking and running around with friends and family. However, having fun in the sun also requires proper hydration. While staying hydrated may seem easy, healthy hydration is not always a given. For example, the water coming out of your faucet can travel through miles […]

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Traditional Green Bean Casserole

Traditional Green Bean Casserole

Gather the Family with a Traditional Dish As you prepare your menu for upcoming family gatherings, don’t forget to add this classic favorite to the table. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Green Bean Casserole 2              cans (10 3/4 ounces each) Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free […]

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A Chef’s Advice for Stress-Free Holiday Cooking

A Chef’s Advice for Stress-Free Holiday Cooking

How many times have you heard someone say they’ve slaved away in the kitchen all day? Stress in the kitchen can easily arise for a variety of reasons, especially when you’re strapped for time and have a never-ending to-do list. As a survivor of Gordon Ramsay’s MasterChef competition, Caitlin Meade – a Top 4 Finalist […]

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Pitmaster’s Perfect BBQ Backyards

Pitmaster’s Perfect BBQ Backyards

As the weather starts to shift and the crisp air settles in, your first inclination might be to head indoors, cozy up with a blanket and save that deck and patio project you’ve been researching for next year. Not so fast. While home improvement stores sell spring and summer as the seasons for all things […]

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Tail Gating Tips

Tail Gating Tips

Hut 1, Hut 2…Hike! Football season is one of the most exciting times of the year – from tailgates in the parking lot to cheering on your team in the stands to watching at home with friends and family, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the game. However, a great game day experience can […]

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A Keto-Friendly Approach to Weight Loss

A Keto-Friendly Approach to Weight Loss

A growing number of health-conscious consumers are pursuing a keto lifestyle and products in their pursuit of health benefits, weight loss and improved performance. If you’re considering a keto diet but not sure where to begin, these tips can help get you on the right track: Understand what the keto approach entails. Essentially, the keto […]

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Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal Recipes

Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal Recipes

Moms pride themselves on serving their families wholesome, homemade meals. But here’s the reality: 60 percent of moms think that coming up with dinner ideas is more difficult than getting their children to go to bed on time. Moreover, 61 percent of moms frequently order takeout or go out to eat because they don’t have […]

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Break Away from Traditional Barbecue Fare

Break Away from Traditional Barbecue Fare

Burgers and brats have earned a spot in the backyard barbecue hall of fame, no doubt, but if you’re looking for a different type of barbecue, add some finesse to your menu with flatbreads. Barbecue Tips Set up a DIY bar. Let guests flex their creative culinary muscles and curb their cravings with a selection […]

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A Quick Worknight Meal: South West BBQ Turkey Breasts

A Quick Worknight Meal: South West BBQ Turkey Breasts

Why grill dogs and burgers on the gaser cause you’re tired after work? Why not have a quick BBQ Turkey Breast smoked over Mesquite wood? Many of us grew up with that home cooked taste of a Shake and Bake Pork Chop. Well, they came out with a BBQ Glazed One and it got me […]

Blazin’ Barbecue: Ways To Spice Up Your Meal

Barbecue is the convergence of many great and wonderful flavors. Yet, there are many different takes on taste. Hot and Spicy Barbecue is no different. From South Carolina to Korean style Barbecue, Pitmaster’s seem to find the most interesting ways to light your taste buds on fire. If you’re wondering how to make your hot […]

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A Creative Twist on Halloween Traditions

A Creative Twist on Halloween Traditions

When it comes to Halloween, carving the same pumpkin designs each year can become routine. This year, save a pumpkin and carve your spooky masterpiece into a watermelon instead. Nutrient-rich watermelon can be a healthy alternative to other sweet treats full of added sugar during Halloween festivities as it’s a source of vitamins A and […]

Clever Kitchen Upgrades

Clever Kitchen Upgrades

Fresh colors and textures for a functional kitchen style For avid cooks, seasoned hosts and busy families, the kitchen is likely the center of daily life and a place where both form and function are of the utmost importance. This high-traffic space generally influences the design of the rest of the house, especially if the […]

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Natural Gas Barbecue Grills

Natural Gas Barbecue Grills

Barbecuing has been around as long as the caveman have. The first people in the world quickly realized that food tasted better after being cooked on an open fire. In recent history, Barbecuing has become a family tradition. While the majority of families in the United States own a grill, only a few view Grill […]

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5 Ways to Make Family Meals more Enjoyable

5 Ways to Make Family Meals more Enjoyable

With our busy lifestyles today, finding time to shop for groceries, cook, then meet as a family to enjoy a meal together can be a major challenge. A Harris poll shows only 30 percent of American families share dinner each night. Yet the benefits of maintaining that family time are so substantial that it’s well […]

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Calling all Foodies: 4 Trends Shaping Home Cooking

Calling all Foodies: 4 Trends Shaping Home Cooking

Today’s chefs and home cooks alike are seeking more meaningful food experiences, with smart, intuitive technology that’s high-performing and saves time. This year, leading brands are changing the way culinary enthusiasts source and prepare their food, emphasizing a heightened level of respect for all ingredients throughout the process. The result? Delicious food and healthier lifestyles. […]

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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 […]

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Cool Summertime Kitchen Hacks

Cool Summertime Kitchen Hacks

Collaborated Content Summer is a time for relaxing, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Yet for some, the warmer months can be hectic and busy, and often go by too quickly. When the little ones have soccer practice and the adults need some alone time by the pool, there isn’t always […]

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Your First Charcoal Grill

Your First Charcoal Grill

Perhaps you have just moved into your first place or you decided that you wanted to broaden your horizons and try new things. Maybe you went to a Fourth of July Barbecue party and tasted the beautiful smoked flavor and decided you wanted to try to replicate it. After doing your research, you decided that […]

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