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Spice mix on Tap- 8 recipes to make yourself !

Spice mix on Tap- 8 recipes to make yourself !

How often have you decided on a particular dish only to open the pantry and find that you don’t have the correct Spice Mixto make the dish? Not only does it make economic sense to make your mixes but, in a covid world, we do need to limit our exposure by planning shopping outings. Steps […]

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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. Brining […]

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The Sweetness of Marinated Grilled Fruit

The Sweetness of Marinated Grilled Fruit

  Marinading dessert before grilling Marinades are truly special. They are a way of getting flavor into your dish long before tossing it on the grill. Not only do marinades flavor your meat, fish and vegetables, they tenderize them as well. Adding acid to your marinade, such as lemon juice or vinegar, breaks down some of […]

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Practical Meets Pretty: Fresh Herbs at your Fingertips, even in Autumn

Practical Meets Pretty: Fresh Herbs at your Fingertips, even in Autumn

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 ways to […]

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An Elegant Holiday Meal

An Elegant Holiday Meal

Creating the perfect holiday meal for family and friends may be easier than you think. Start with an elegant Reverse-Seared Prime Rib Roast from Omaha Steaks and pair it with savory toppings, gourmet sides like Brussels sprouts and roasted garlic mashed potatoes and round out your festive feast with a seasonal dessert for a memorable […]

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Don’t forget Grill Maintenance

Don’t forget Grill Maintenance

Proper maintenance of your Grill will help ensure a long lasting, clean, healthy Grilling Season. Importance of a clean grill   It is crucial that you keep your grill clean. When you leave bits of food on the grates, they will char and burn the next time you use the grill. Apart from the fact […]

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Summer Grilling – The Perfect Barbeque

Summer Grilling – The Perfect Barbeque

Summer time is the perfect time for barbequing. Not only is the temperature perfect for outdoor activities, but often the children are out of school and families are traveling for their summer vacations. Today in America, it is unheard of for a family to go a full summer without having or attending a barbeque cookout. […]

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4 Things you Should Do to Boost your Fat IQ

4 Things you Should Do to Boost your Fat IQ

If you’ve struggled with your weight, you know that fat can be a bad three-letter word. You’ve warded against it, tried to reduce it and agonized over what fat can do to your self-esteem and your waist line. But how much do you really know about fat? And how much could you improve your life […]

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Tips for First Time Grill Owners

Tips for First Time Grill Owners

Grilling or Barbequing is a true American tradition. Many Americans are finding themselves with a grill for the first time. Good experiences with your grill will surely lead to using your grill more and more. Planning Ahead Barbequing has been around since early cavemen figured out that food tasted great after being cooked on an […]

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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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Pairing Seasonings with Food

Seasoning Tips to Help you Savor a Great Grilling Season Days are getting longer and temperatures are warmer — you can probably recognize all the signs that Grilling Season has arrived! But do you know how to Best Season all the Fresh Foods you’ll Grill this Summer? Sure, a dash of salt and pepper may […]

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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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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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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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Family Favorites with a Blended Twist

Family Favorites with a Blended Twist

If you are raising picky eaters, there’s a cooking technique that makes some of kids’ favorite foods – like burgers and nachos – more nutritious while still tasting delicious. Mushrooms, with their inherent umami flavor, are a perfect addition to blend into meals to increase both flavor and nutrition. Chefs kicked off the trend by […]

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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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5 Steps for Game Day and Party Success

5 Steps for Game Day and Party Success

  Whether you have been planning for months or you’re inviting guests the day of, hosting a huge crowd on game day requires a bit more than RSVPs and a welcoming setting. Whether a “huge crowd” to you means five guests or 50, starting out with a plan can help make the day more enjoyable […]

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Basics of Brining

Basics of Brining

Cooking a whole BBQ chicken can be difficult to get right. If it’s undercooked, the pink flesh will not only scare away your guests, but it can make them sick. By the time the dark meat in the thighs and drumsticks are cooked through, the white meat in the breast can be overcooked and dry. […]

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Cooking and Eating Light

Cooking and Eating Light

[sb name=”Adsense 3250″] With the humongous servings that restaurants serve these days, Americans have grown used to eating large amounts of food every day. This is good if the food that they eat is nutritious and lesser in calories. Unfortunately, this is not the case. That is why, it is important that when you do […]

BBQ Directory – Find Bar-B-Cue Near You!

BBQ Directory – Find Bar-B-Cue Near You!

Top US Barbecue Directory and Guide to Outdoor Cooking. Largest Directory Available in the US. Let’s face it. All of us that are Chasing BBQ want to know where the hard to find BBQ Joints, Comfort & Soul Food Places and Food Trucks are. We look to Yelp but find most of us don’t care […]

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Holiday Ham Help

Holiday Ham Help

Sponsored Content If you want to prepare a ham centerpiece for the holidays but don’t know where to start, the National Pork Board has you covered. Find more holiday ham tips and recipes at porkbeinspired.com. SOURCE: National Pork Board Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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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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Back-to-School Readiness Tips and Tricks

Back-to-School Readiness Tips and Tricks

Back-to-school readiness contributes to your child’s academic success Approximately 55 million students in the U.S. are back in class. From dealing with first-day jitters to shopping for school supplies, it’s an exciting and chaotic time. Reports show a correlation, however, between the start of school and student performance — early positive school experience leads to […]

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Selecting Wines that Match Your Style

Selecting Wines that Match Your Style

Sponsored Content For a novice, simply distinguishing a wine preference – white or red, sweet or dry – may be the extent of his or her comfort level. However, a more experienced wine enthusiast knows there is an entire world to explore when it comes to discovering interesting wine styles. For example, winemakers in the […]

BBQ Food Economics

BBQ Food Economics

BBQ Food Economics: How to freeze and reheat BBQ food! It is possible to Reheat BBQ foods after freezing … and you won’t lose the wonderful smoky flavors !! So many of us are avoiding large groups with family and friends. If there are perhaps just two of you isolating together, you may think that […]

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Wildly Delicious Wild Game Barbecue

Wildly Delicious Wild Game Barbecue

First, let’s define our scope here. This article will provide you with information, tips and ideas on how to produce delicious delicacies of the wild game variety. If your palate prefers undomesticated meat, I’m talking to you.   Wildly Delicious Wild Game Barbecue Smoking, Grilling and Barbecuing wild game doesn’t often play by the rules of […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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Safety Measures for a Covid Safe Halloween

Safety Measures for a Covid Safe Halloween

Traditional family activities like trick-or-treating create fun moments and memories, but the effects of COVID-19 on this Halloween will bring about change for the spooky excitement. You can still ensure a special night for your little ones and all the ghouls, goblins and ghosts in your neighborhood by following safety measures aimed at keeping everyone […]

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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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5 Tips for Staying on Track: Diet Wise

5 Tips for Staying on Track: Diet Wise

While many people often wish maintaining good health was as easy as following an equation, health doesn’t have a start or end date. Once the allure of the new year wears off, it can be easy to let those resolutions go by the wayside. When you focus on making small, positive changes, you can move […]

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A Friendsgiving Feast

A Friendsgiving Feast

Sides, drinks and leftovers perfect for sharing with friends Sponsored Content Friendsgiving is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your second family with festive, fun recipes that stray a bit away from traditional fare. “Friendsgiving is often held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving,” said Chef Kevan Vetter of the McCormick Kitchens. “It’s more of a potluck […]

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Transform an Outdoor Eyesore

Transform an Outdoor Eyesore

It happens, sometimes over time certain areas in your yard require your attention. This year, for us, it was our old above ground pool area. Last year, we took down the pool. It was very old and needed to go. This year, we found it home to old debri, weeds and remnants from the removal. […]

Travel Advice, Hydration and Health

Travel Advice, Hydration and Health

According to an AAA Travel survey, nearly 100 million Americans – 4 in 10 U.S. adults – are planning to take a family vacation in 2019, slightly more than last year, with road trips topping many vacationers’ plans. Before you depart from reality, take a moment to ensure you and your loved ones are fully […]

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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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Barbecue Fun for Kids

Now is the time to stock up on pantry items that the kids will love when you Barbecue. Kids enjoy the fun, family and friends aspect of a Barbecue. The more you involve them the better. This is a great way to encourage your kids to eat more vegetables. get them involved in the planning […]

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A Clean Burning Fire…Every Time!

A Clean Burning Fire…Every Time!

Ask 100 people how they start their fire and you’ll get 100 different answers. I’ve tried many, but this is the way I prefer to set my fire for cooks. I get a clean burning fire every time. First arrange your coals at the bottom of your Smoker. I strictly use Royal Oak charcoal. Then […]

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Nutritious Meals for Busy School Nights

Nutritious Meals for Busy School Nights

Sponsored Content When school is back in session, the real test for parents is not in the classroom, but in the kitchen. Between breakfast, lunch and dinner – not to mention snacks – meal planning seems endless and daunting. With convenient options like canned ingredients on-hand, parents can have the makings of a wholesome homemade […]

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5 Ways to Curb Food Waste

5 Ways to Curb Food Waste

A little extra time in the kitchen before you put groceries away can save a ton of time over the course of a week, while also helping you do your part to protect the environment as Earth Day approaches. Research has shown that shoppers who meal plan and prep have lower grocery bills and make […]

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$Earn for Reviewing Consumer Products

$Earn for Reviewing Consumer Products

One of the perks of being in a Social Media Club is the Exclusive Sharing of Opportunities. Jobs, Upcoming Sales, Coupons, Promo Codes, Promotions, Giveaways, What’s Trending, News & Information. Whether you’re just starting out on Social Media, are an experienced influencer, hobbiest or just connected to see friends photo’s on social media – you […]

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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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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 Barbeque 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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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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5 Clever Hacks to Simplify any Family’s Morning Routine

5 Clever Hacks to Simplify any Family’s Morning Routine

Getting the family out the door on time every morning is no small feat. Seemingly simple tasks like getting dressed, packing backpacks and making breakfast can quickly turn into chaos. Before you know it, you’re running late and the kids haven’t even eaten as you dash to the car. Stop dreading the stressful start to […]

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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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Sports Drinks – Pros and Cons

Sports Drinks – Pros and Cons

Sports Drinks – Pros and Cons   Sports drinks are flavoured beverages that contain carbohydrates (usually sugar) and minerals such as sodium and potassium. Those minerals are generally referred to as electrolytes. And sports drinks are designed to recharge the electrolytes that were lost while sweating. For professional athletes and people that exercise on a […]

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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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4 Secret Barbecue Sauce Ingredients

4 Secret Barbecue Sauce Ingredients

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 doubt what makes a […]

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Stir Crazy? Tips to help Guys maintain their Sanity

Stir Crazy? Tips to help Guys maintain their Sanity

The winter months are known as a leading cause of indoor stir-craziness. Colder temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and shortened daylight hours all mean we spend more time inside than we would like. This poses a challenge for guys, who after months of hibernation are surely climbing the walls. Here are some outside-the-box ideas to support […]

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Unplug with an Outdoor-Oriented Vacation

Unplug with an Outdoor-Oriented Vacation

Sponsored Content A family vacation is the perfect time to unwind, but it can be even more relaxing with time spent outdoors enjoying nature in all its beauty. Whether you plan your entire trip around a specific activity or just build in a day or two along the way, you can create some unforgettable memories. […]

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Guide to Pitmaster’s Secrets

Guide to Pitmaster’s Secrets

Short On Time? Try a brine! Let’s talk schedules. If yours looks anything like mine, probably you’ve got a million and one things going on. And this is the problem with which I’d like to help. You see, most of us don’t have the time to smoke meat, no matter how delicious it might be, […]

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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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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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

Sponsored 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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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 […]

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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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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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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

[sb name=”Adsense 3250″] 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 […]

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A Very Versatile Holiday

A Very Versatile Holiday

Sponsored 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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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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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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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

Sponsored 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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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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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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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 […]

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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Cool Summertime Kitchen Hacks

Cool Summertime Kitchen Hacks

Sponsored 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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Snack like a Pro this Football Season

Snack like a Pro this Football Season

7 Ways to Snack like a Pro this Football Season (BPT) – Football season is quickly approaching, which means it will soon be time for tailgating or watching the big game on TV. For many of us, this time of year is tough on our diet and exercise plans, but it doesn’t have to be, […]

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Reinventing Barbecue Leftovers: 40+ Ways to Use Up BBQ

Reinventing Barbecue Leftovers: 40+ Ways to Use Up BBQ

BBQ Barbecue’s are such great fun. Not only can you get large or small groups of friends and family together. But cooking for a large crown can be easy. With a little prep and pre-planning. But now your Barbecue is over and you’re stuck with tons of leftovers?  What should you do with all that […]

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Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining Tips

Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining Tips

The holiday season is meant for spending quality time with friends and family, not stressing out over hosting. With some simple tips, you can cut down on hectic preparations while creating a memorable holiday full of food and fun guests can savor. Consider these suggestions from the entertaining experts at Real California Milk: Plan Ahead […]

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Easy, On-Demand Dinners

Easy, On-Demand Dinners

Nearly everyone wishes for an extra hour or two in the day. When juggling evenings filled with homework, practices, games and last-minute art projects, even just 60 extra minutes could make the difference in finding time to whip up a dinner you can be proud of. While there’s no changing the fact that there are […]

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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 […]

BBQ with Lava Rocks – Easy and Healthy!

BBQ with Lava Rocks – Easy and Healthy!

So, you love to Barbecue but would like to ensure it’s still a part of your healthy lifestyle? Barbecuing on lava hot rocks is the way to do that. Not only is it a healthier option but the flavors are hard to beat. What are lava rocks?   Lava rocks are sourced from volcanic rocks […]

How to Select the Right Wood for Smoking your Protein

How to Select the Right Wood for Smoking your Protein

The Best Woods for Smoking on the BBQ  From making mouthwatering steaks to delicious burgers, great Pitmasters know that there are many different types of wood that are great for smoking on the Barbeque.   For those of you who are new to cooking with wood, you’re in for a treat. Simply adding some wood chips […]

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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

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 of your […]

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Healthy Food Trends – Food as Medicine

Healthy Food Trends – Food as Medicine

As Food Bloggers, we ponder all day thinking about Food, Cooking and What Our Readers might want or need. As we began researching Food Trends and what the Food Trends for 2020 might be. .. It dawned on us as we scoured around….. The #1 Food Trend for 2020 is Healthy Eating. With America’s Healthcare […]

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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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Nutritious Family Meals Full of Flavor

Nutritious Family Meals Full of Flavor

Putting healthy meals on the table continues to be a year-round goal for many families, one that can become more difficult with the satisfying and savory flavors of comfort-food season. From breakfast to dinner and every meal in-between, it can feel daunting to prepare simple and nutritious recipes without sacrificing taste. While seeking healthier options […]

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Cocktail party quantity guide [Infographic]

Cocktail party quantity guide [Infographic]

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.   Collaborated Content Family Features Chinet [jetpack_subscription_form] Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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5 Recipes that Can Help Improve Your Health

5 Recipes that Can Help Improve Your Health

When it comes to nutritious eating, finding and creating tasty yet healthy recipes is key for many people. One delicious and nutritious ingredient to add to a variety of dishes: U.S.-grown Montmorency tart cherries, which are abundant in anthocyanins – a natural compound that contributes to the ruby-red color, distinctive sweet-tart taste and is also […]

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Super Foods for a Nutritious Diet

Super Foods for a Nutritious Diet

Sponsored Content The health community has long praised the benefits of vitamins and nutrients derived from natural sources. For those looking to improve their health or take preventative measures, these 10 natural super foods can be incorporated into your daily diet to help support your health: Green Tea – Armed with a special type of […]

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Explore Your Culinary Curiosity with These Trends

Explore Your Culinary Curiosity with These Trends

Explore Your Culinary Curiosity with These Trends Forget the rules and restrictions. Today’s food trends are about enjoyment and simplicity, from decadent flavors your taste buds can’t wait to explore to convenient packaging that makes it incredibly easy to eat no matter where or when you make time to dine. Whether you’re a foodie keeping […]

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Savvy Summer Fitness and Nutrition Tips

Savvy Summer Fitness and Nutrition Tips

Sponsored Content The warmer-weather months are the ideal time to get outdoors, stay active and focus on your health goals. Staying fit and eating healthy can come easy when you keep a few simple tips in mind. Explore Mother Nature If the gym is getting boring or just isn’t your style, it’s time to find […]

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Road Trip Ready

Road Trip Ready

Whether you’re planning a cross-country vacation or just a weekend getaway, packing for a road trip doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Creating a packing list of essentials can be the first step toward avoiding unnecessary stress and making your trip one to remember. Of course, that list should start with the items you […]

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Throw the Ultimate Tailgate

Football season is back, and that means it’s time to stock up on all the tailgating essentials. Nailing the food lineup is key because few things can ruin a good game like getting “hangry” before kickoff. This year, kick your game up a notch with simple tailgating recipes that bring the perfect blend of flavor […]

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Making Sense of Nutrition Labels

Sponsored Content You can find them on the side of most every product at your local grocery store. They are plain and kind of boring but nutrition labels were designed to contain vitally important information for good health and wise food choices. These labels tell you the number of servings in a container, how many […]

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How to Keep that Relaxed Summer Vibe going Year-Round

When Summer sadly comes to an end and Autumn rolls around, there’s no reason to give up everything that makes the season so enjoyable. Hang on to that Summer vibe by extending some of the best of those warm-weather pleasures with your family and friends. Whether you’re hosting a large party for friends or just […]

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Fabulous Fire Pits: How To

As the Autumn Season unfolds and the temperatures drop in the evening, it is time to consider installing a fire pit in your backyard. It is a surefire way to extend your Barbecue parties into the evenings, creating a focal point for socializing. Advantages of Installing a Firepit A well designed Fire Pit creates an […]

Season’s Eatings

Season’s Eatings

Sponsored Content The holidays are filled with temptations and opportunities to over-indulge, and if you’re managing your health and weight, the season can feel anything but merry. Depriving yourself of your favorite holiday treats isn’t only unpleasant, it’s also unnecessary. Many experts recommend that instead, you focus on building a healthier lifestyle through a well-balanced, […]

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How to Make Spiced Pumpkin Bars

How to Make Spiced Pumpkin Bars

Cold winter weather calls for comfort food like these delicious and moist pumpkin bars.  Start your favorite movie and warm up your chilly day with a cozy blanket, a mug of hot chocolate and a plate of some of these incredible Spiced Pumpkin Bars. How to Make Spiced Pumpkin Bars Find more dessert recipes at […]

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4 Steps to Spruce Up Outdoor Spaces

4 Steps to Spruce Up Outdoor Spaces

The combination of heat, precipitation and use can dull the appearance and function of different outdoor spaces like textiles, light fixtures, furniture, decks and more. Try these cleaning solutions to spruce up outdoor living areas and get them in shape for patio season. Find more cleaning tips and a limited-time discount code for a S1800 […]

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5 Basic Steps for a Sizzling Steak with a Nice Char

5 Basic Steps for a Sizzling Steak with a Nice Char

A sizzling steak is a surefire sound of summer, and the flavors achieved from one that’s perfectly grilled are hard to match. 5 Basic Steps for a Sizzling Steak Before you fire up your grill, consider these five basics for cooking a chef-worthy steak: Prepare Your Cut Taste preferences (and prices) may differ among sirloins, […]

Peanut Butter Breakfast Recipe

Peanut Butter Breakfast Recipe

Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Breakfast Recipes that are both nutritious and flavorful can help bring your loved ones together at the family table. Power up your family meals with protein-packed dishes like Peanut Butter Breakfast Bread Pudding with Maple Peanut Sauce. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Peanut Butter Breakfast Bread Pudding with […]

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5 New Ways of Cooking Savory with Peanut Butter

5 New Ways of Cooking Savory with Peanut Butter

Sometimes finding a quick and healthy snack or meal option is right there in your pantry. Tired of that classic PB & J? Change it up into a Gourmet meal. Here’s How:  5 New Ways of Cooking with Peanut Butter Make a Stew West African cuisine uses peanuts a lot and this creamy, hearty stew […]

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Eliminate Outdoor Cooking Mistakes

As humans we all make mistakes. It is human nature to do so and cannot be prevented each and every time. When it comes to Barbequing this rule is no different. We often make mistakes that we do not even realize until we taste our food or something potentially dangerous happens. Some mistakes just mean […]

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Deck Design 101

Deck Design 101

Outdoor Deck Ideas 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 make your dream deck a reality. […]

Heart Healthy Menu Options

Heart Healthy Menu Options

Sometimes making small changes can have a positive impact on your health – including heart health – like drinking more water, taking the stairs instead of the escalator and adding nutritious ingredients to your snacks and meals. Incorporating nutritious ingredients is an easy way to step up your mealtime – for example, American Pecans can […]

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Make your BBQ a Healthy One 

Make your BBQ a Healthy One 

Did you know that using a grill is actually one of the healthiest methods to prepare your foods? You finish the cooking in a short time, so many nutrients are still in your food and it uses little oil as well. However, as with many things, you may have a lack of knowledge or may […]

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Please be Courteous this 4th of July

Please be Courteous this 4th of July

From All of us at Pitmaster Cook – Happy 4th July! Stay safe!

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BBQ Gift Ideas for Fathers Day

BBQ Gift Ideas for Fathers Day

Its Father’s Day on 16th June this year. The first Father’s Day commenced in 1910. Since President Nixon declared this Federal Holiday, Father’s Day has been celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year. In Australia (September) and some South American countries (March) is celebrated on different dates. However, this special day honoring fathers may […]

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Veggie Burgers-making the most of your Veggie Choices

Veggie Burgers-making the most of your Veggie Choices

Barbecues in summer can be a difficult time for vegetarians. While meat eating guests are filling their plates with gourmet hamburgers, the vegetarian often has to make do with a plate of extra salads.It need not be this way. Making your own vegetarian burgers is a tasty option. In addition, there are a few tips […]

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Healthy Easter Treats

Healthy Easter Treats

It’s an exciting time of year for parents when every kid is eagerly awaiting a visit from the Easter Bunny. In addition, family and friends will get together to enjoy a family Easter meal. It is difficult to turn down your kid’s requests for those sugary Easter treats. However, it is possible to offer healthy […]

7 Healthy, Kid-Approved Lunchbox Ideas

7 Healthy, Kid-Approved Lunchbox Ideas

Kids’ school days are packed with learning, laughing and lots of fun. To get the most out their time in class, it’s important their bodies and minds are properly fueled. Packing a healthy lunch is one of the easiest ways parents can support their child’s education during the day while they can’t be there. Healthy […]

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Debunking Myths about Grocery Store Staples

Debunking Myths about Grocery Store Staples

When you enter a grocery store, you’re suddenly faced with thousands of options. You want to get the staples you need and you want the best nutrition for your family, but it’s easy to get overwhelmed. How do you know what’s your best choice? “Options like brown versus vitamin-enriched white bread, or, grade A versus […]

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The 4 Greatest SALT Myths

The 4 Greatest SALT Myths

Salt is everywhere, it seems. It is on our tables, in many of our favorite foods and even in life-saving hospital infusions. Here are the 4 greatest salt myths. After more than a century of debate over the role of salt in human health, the overwhelming medical evidence makes it clear that reducing salt in […]

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Smoke and Spice Recipes

Smoke and Spice Recipes

6 Flavor pairings to amp up Summer Grilling Sponsored Content The grill is often the star of summer gatherings, from weeknight meals to backyard barbecues and family reunions. Impress your guests and add an extra layer of smoky flavor to backyard favorites with the help of rich and aromatic woodchips. Add to your gas or […]

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How to Light a Charcoal Grill

How to Light a Charcoal Grill

By: Christian Lutz How to light a charcoal grill the right way Those of you who still prefer the traditional way of doing a barbecue with a charcoal fired grill often face the important question: How to light it correctly to get a fast and satisfying ember to sizzle a nice steak or sausage?  First a warning, […]

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Best Seasoning

Best Seasoning

Best Seasoning The Famous Dave Seasoning When it comes to seasoning I like using the Famous Dave’s Rib Rub seasoning or Chicken Seasoning as a base when smoking ribs or big pieces of meat. For my seasoning, I usually have one-third of the rub (Famous Dave’s) and then add pepper, garlic powder and onion powder […]

Guide to Choosing an Outdoor Barbeque Grill

Guide to Choosing an Outdoor Barbeque Grill

Guide to Choosing an Outdoor Barbeque Grill When it comes to choosing an outdoor barbeque grill, you have thousands of options available for you. It may seem overwhelming but knowing the differences in each type of barbeque grill will help you make an easier decision. Types of Barbeque Grills Charcoal Grills Charcoal grills are one […]

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Skills you Need to Develop to Improve Your Cooking

Skills you Need to Develop to Improve Your Cooking

[sb name=”Adsense 3250″] If you think cooking involves opening the refrigerator and putting the frozen dinner inside the microwave, you are wrong. It involves far more than you think and if you want to improve your cooking, you will take this to heart. It requires a lot of preparation, testing, cutting and tasting. And in […]

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