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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Collaborated 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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Barbecue.   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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Go Beyond Pecan Pie this Holiday Season

Go Beyond Pecan Pie this Holiday Season

When deciding which dishes to serve this year at holiday gatherings, consider going beyond traditional recipes and use beloved seasonal ingredients in new ways. For example, while pecan pie is top of mind for many dessert-makers, it’s also a perfect time to make new dishes with an ingredient like pecans, also known as The Original […]

Super Foods for a Nutritious Diet

Super Foods for a Nutritious Diet

Collaborated 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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