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A Celebrity Chef’s Secrets to Building a Better Sandwich

A Celebrity Chef’s Secrets to Building a Better Sandwich

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

Clean Eating and Barbecue

Clean Eating and Barbecue

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

BBQ Barbecue Pitmasters

BBQ Barbecue Pitmasters

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

What is a Pitmaster?

What is a Pitmaster?

Search online for the definition of “Pitmaster” and all the dictionary’s will tell you the definition is: Noun  pitmaster (plural pitmasters) One who operates a barbecue pit. For most of us, we think of Pitmasters as ones who operate a Business (BBQ Joint) or are in Competition. But what about those that are backyard guru’s? […]

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Five Special Sauces for Barbecue Steak

Five Special Sauces for Barbecue Steak

Admittedly, if you Barbecue on your Grill a quality piece of meat, then it should be able to stand on its own and not get smothered in sauce. The Trend in Restaurants today is to serve sauces as a side dish to the steak. With the improved quality of meat available to the pit master, […]

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Environmentally Sustainable BBQ

Environmentally Sustainable BBQ

An environmentally sustainable BBQ is possible. With a little extra effort, we can still enjoy your Outdoor Grilling whilst taking steps to ease your Carbon Footprint. Below are several tips and product ideas that will help you to do your bit to protect our environment. By using these and passing onto friends and family you […]

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Korean BBQ at Home

Korean BBQ at Home

Korean BBQ is a popular method of grilling meat at the table, on a small grill over charcoal, or a stone hotplate over a gas burner. Thin pieces of meat are quickly seared on both sides, then eaten in one bite, wrapped in a piece of lettuce, accompanied by an array of pickles, sauces and […]

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Simplify and Savor Dinner with Bold Flavors

Simplify and Savor Dinner with Bold Flavors

Sponsored Content A busy day doesn’t have to come between you and your favorite people at mealtime. With a little creativity and a simple ingredient like olive oil, you can set the table with flavorful meals and surround yourself with the company of friends and family, enjoying the experience together. There’s no need to get […]

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Enjoy a Cape Malay Barbecue

Enjoy a Cape Malay Barbecue

This year has been quite challenging with Covid. We are traveling less and eating more. Why not take a tour with us and try some different Cuisines from around the World? Up first Cape Town, South Africa. Enjoy a Cape Malay BBQ – South Africa’s Unique Southeast Asian Food Culture. Cape Malays (Afrikaans: Kaapse Maleiers) […]

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Smoker Recipe: Chili Con Carne

There is a huge Debate in this Country over Chili. Chili Heads are divided over the ingredients put in their Chili. Some like Beans while others insist Beans don’t belong in their Chili. So, where did Chili come from and what is the right way to prepare it? Chili or Chili Con Carne is a […]

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Alternative Foods To Cook In Your Smoker

Alternative Foods To Cook In Your Smoker

They say you can smoke an old shoe and it would taste good. I’m not sure I entirely subscribe to that philosophy, but there’s something to be said for thinking outside the box when it comes to food we can cook low and slow on our smokers. On that point, I’d like to propose some […]

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Gas Barbeque Grills

Gas Barbeque Grills

The act of Barbequing or Grilling has been around as long as humans. Wikipedia states that “Smoked meats were a method of preparing red meat (and fish) which originates in prehistory. Its purpose is to preserve these protein-rich foods, which would otherwise spoil quickly, for long periods. There are two mechanisms for this preservation: dehydration […]

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Chicken Kofta Curry Recipe

Chicken Kofta Curry Recipe

Chicken kofta curry is a special Mughlai cuisine that is popular among the Indians during the festival of Eid. The chicken kofta resembles the meatballs we use in the Italian dish, spaghetti and meatballs. But the chicken kofta by itself has an abundance of flavor oozing out of it. The rich taste of this curry […]

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Korean Vs. American Barbecue

Korean Vs. American Barbecue

The more one learns about Korean Barbecue, the more one realizes that it’s not terribly like the smoked and sauce slathered meats and fares we are accustomed to in the United States. However, as one who enjoys the many styles of cooking and flavors of the world, I feel both forms of “barbecue” are equally […]

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Bacon- Delicious and Versatile

Bacon- Delicious and Versatile

Apart from simply being yummy, bacon is a delicious and versatile ingredient. It imparts a delicious flavor to everything. While bacon can be reasonably high in fat content with careful cooking, this reduces. Besides, there are many cuts available today from your butcher that are leaner but still retain that smokey bacon flavor. Of course, […]

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5 Recipes to Elevate your Meatloaf Game

5 Recipes to Elevate your Meatloaf Game

Its time to Elevate your Meatloaf  Game because let’s face it there is nothing that quite feels like home, as a good meatloaf! So often this comfort food seems to be the farthest thing from a special dish. The ingredients and the recipes can be very simple but with a few additions, this hearty home […]

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Good Eats with Grapes

Good Eats with Grapes

Make a heart-healthy menu with flavorful fruit Sponsored Content Heart-healthy foods can play a role in healthy aging. Whether you enjoy them by the handful as a refreshing snack or use them to add color, crunch and a touch of sweetness to a meal, grapes are a heart-healthy option that make eating better easy. Grapes […]

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Global BBQ: Singaporean Meat, Fire & Smoke

Global BBQ: Singaporean Meat, Fire & Smoke

When it comes to international twists on BBQ, most people usually think of Korean Barbecue. But you might be surprised to learn that Barbecue is huge in Singapore. Singaporean Twists on Classic BBQ Traditions   Grilling Outdoors Because most people in Singapore live in small apartments, they don’t have space to BBQ at home and […]

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Grilling Up a Homemade Gift

Grilling Up a Homemade Gift

Impress Dad with your DIY skills this Father’s Day. As a child, you knew Dad would be thrilled with whatever card or sculpture your creative mind could conjure. As an adult, you can still give him a homemade gift for Father’s Day, but with a grown-up twist he can appreciate just as much. You can […]

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Confident Grill Cooking

Confident Grill Cooking

I really realize every time we go somewhere, friends home or restaurant, how good I can cook after eating another cook’s food. Many people feel that they have this great talent for cooking but many really don’t. Food is often overcooked, lack of true flavor, or has so much sauce on it to make a […]

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A Holiday Roast to Remember

The Holiday Season is a perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family, and few things bring people together like an elegant, seasonal meal. Serving up a mouthwatering main dish worth celebrating can elicit rave reviews from your guests and keep them gathered around the table longer, creating lasting memories. Creating a crowd-pleasing holiday centerpiece […]

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Hey! Is this a Barbecue or a Cookout? The Votes are In:

Hey! Is this a Barbecue or a Cookout? The Votes are In:

This has been an ongoing debate amongst Pitmasters and Outdoor Grillers alike. We came across this article from Eater.com It asked: “If an outdoor event with a grill serves meat, but no smoked barbecue, is it still a barbecue? The answer to that might depend on where you live. In parts of America, the word […]

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Squash Recipes – Ideal for the Barbecue

Squash Recipes – Ideal for the Barbecue

Although varieties of squash are available throughout the year, Autumn lends itself to delicious squash recipes. Squash is a versatile dish, but the addition of smokiness from squash cooked over the grill raises the humble squash to a gastronomic experience. Have a look below at some Squash Recipes. After a bit of family and friends […]

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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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Extreme Weather Barbecue

Extreme Weather Barbecue

If you have a family like mine who enjoy a Barbecue at least once a week, it can become a challenge to adapt to the various extreme weather conditions that might arise. My family has Barbecued in the snow, on the beach, and even on small boats on the sea! Special conditions mean that there […]

Well Greased – Which Oil Should it Be? 

Well Greased – Which Oil Should it Be? 

Oil is not the same oil, especially not when grilling. Because not every oil is suitable for high temperatures. Those who resort to the wrong kind, risk that carcinogenic substances are released.  Oils with polyunsaturated fatty acids are very sensitive to heat and should not be used for Barbecue’s because they oxidize quickly and then […]

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BBQ Venison – Healthy and Flavorful!

BBQ Venison – Healthy and Flavorful!

Venison is one of the most underrated game meats and if you haven’t tried it before give yourself a treat. It is becoming increasingly popular as a healthy choice for red meat-eaters. The health benefits include the fact that Venison meat contains only one-sixth of saturated fat compared to Beef. It also contains more minerals […]

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Simple Ways to Enjoy Warm-Weather Dining

Simple Ways to Enjoy Warm-Weather Dining

The warmer months can bring a sense of new beginnings. While you’re taking in the sights and sounds of the seasons, it’s the perfect time to give your dining routine some fresh perspective. Get ready to enjoy the refreshing bounty of the season with these tips that can make it simple to enjoy outdoor dining: […]

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Shop Our Store

Shop Our Store

It’s always Barbecue time somewhere with Pitmaster’s Finest Merchandise! Cookbooks, Gourmet Food, Rubs, Spices, Grills, Smokers, Tshirts, Aprons, Sauces , Marinades and much more! We have great gifts for the barbecue and beer geek in your life, or maybe a little something for yourself! Please visit our Shop page to find everything your looking for! […]

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Smoked Shrimp Boil

Smoked Shrimp Boil

I know what you’re thinking. “Hold on. Smoke?…Boil? How exactly does that work out?” I’m glad you asked. We’re not actually going to be boiling the shrimp. We’re going to be smoking it. The change-up comes in the spices we will use. Follow along with me as we make a smoked treat that is as […]

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Campfire Recipes: Rotisserie Stuffed Sourkraut Chicken

Campfire Recipes: Rotisserie Stuffed Sourkraut Chicken

Sauerkraut-Stuffed Rotisserie Chicken  Recently, I spent a weekend camping in a beautiful State Park. The greatest part of the trip was not only being in nature, but also the food! My husband, father-in-law and his spouse all focused on cooking amazing food out in the wilderness. There is nothing like a hot meal cooked low […]

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Plan a Perfect BBQ Party

Barbeques are popular for events such as the 4th of July, birthday parties, receptions and going away parties. No matter why you have decided to plan a Barbeque party, the memories that will come from it are sure to stick with your guests for many years to come, provided that you plan ahead. Planning the […]

Pineapple + Pork + Smoke = BBQ Greatness

Pineapple + Pork + Smoke = BBQ Greatness

I know this may be a Southern thing, but why do people put pineapple ON their pork as well as injecting it INTO their pork? The quick and dirty answer is the enzyme bromelain, which tenderizes proteins (Hello, Ribs and Christmas Ham!) and gives them a sweet taste. But there is yet another reason… Pineapple […]

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Halloween 2020 Covid Safe Party Ideas

Halloween 2020 Covid Safe Party Ideas

We’ve waited all year to get back Outside and get Social. There’s no doubt our kids are desperate for, and deserving of, some fun right now. They’re missing their friends, their sporting activities, and even school. So what’s the harm in letting them put on a costume, maybe even one with a mask, and allowing […]

Savory Dishes Featuring Pesto

Savory Dishes Featuring Pesto

One of the best times of each day is gathering with family members to enjoy home-cooked meals. Using fresh and versatile ingredients, adults can be at ease that everyone is eating right with a nutritious dinner and kids are eating something delicious and relaxing each evening. Pesto can be used as an ingredient in many […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Saint Patrick’s Day is a very important day in the year for Irish people. On 17th March is a celebration of the Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Which is why there are many recipes that Irish people make for this day, but there are some that have been a tradition for centuries. Recipes for […]

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For Foodies by Foodies: Naturally Shamrock Shaped Foods Garnish

For Foodies by Foodies: Naturally Shamrock Shaped Foods Garnish

One of the best parts about our little Blogging Hobby is scouring Social Media for NEW Food Trends and Ideas. There are Writers, then there are creative Food Designers. Here are some Great Articles we found for the Upcoming Holiday of St. Paddy’s day. Naturally Shamrock Shaped Foods! Ditch the cookie cutter and green dies […]

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The Country’s Favorite Fair Foods, Region by Region

Perhaps the main reason most people go to the fair is for the food — delicious, over-the-top savory and sweet items you just can’t get anywhere else, whether on a stick or not. In fact, most people are willing to put up with the heat, crowds, expense, and even long lines just for a taste […]

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Barbecue History: North Carolina

Barbecue History: North Carolina

East Carolina Barbecue 101 If you want to talk about Barbecue, we have to talk about history and tradition. Anyone and everyone I know who chooses to make barbecue themselves has very definite ideas about the way it ought to be done. As a human who was raised on the North Carolina border, I’m no […]

Convert your Grill to Smoke Ribs!

Convert your Grill to Smoke Ribs!

On a normal barbecue, you would grill your ribs but smoking them imparts even more flavor. If you don’t have a smoker, then don’t despair it is possible to easily convert your grill to smoke ribs. Choose the right Ribs The best type of ribs to smoke on your Barbecue would be St Louis Style, […]

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Essential Outdoor Cooking Tips

Essential Outdoor Cooking Tips

Outdoor cooking is becoming increasingly popular because it offers an escape from the daily grind. Although its Barbecue season, many people are not quite sure how to Barbecue. In the end, they often end up with cremated sausages or some of the worst steak in the neighborhood. Some make the mistake of choosing cooking methods […]

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Celebrities Barbecue too !

Celebrities Barbecue too !

Celebrities also enjoy the outdoor healthy way of Barbecue grilling, eating and socializing. They are just like us ordinary folks with our Backyard Barbecues. We all have our favorite celebrity. Whether, it is a famous actor, comedian, or reality star. In this digital age, it is becoming even easier to follow your favorite celebrity . […]

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BudgetQue: 4 Money-Saving Barbecue Tips

BudgetQue: 4 Money-Saving Barbecue Tips

Barbecuing can be exciting and fun. But it can also be expensive. With that in mind, I’ve put together a short guide to helping you make delectable dishes at a great price. Let’s find out how!   1: Veggieque Not surprisingly, sticking to veggies can be very cost effective. When barbecuing, there are a plethora […]

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Kitchen Survival Recipe Guide

Kitchen Survival Recipe Guide

[sb name=”Adsense 3250″] You open the cookbook and see a recipe title or a photo that tempts your tastebuds. Then you start to read the recipe, realizing the preparation is more difficult than you first thought, and put the book back on the shelf. Sound Familiar? Well here’s a simple guide to help get you […]

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Were the Poles onto Something?

Were the Poles onto Something?

Depression cooking took place long before the Great Depression. Families from the Old World learned to take a few ingredients they could scrounge up, grow, barter or trade, and make wonderfully tasty meals with a lot of effort, love and time. God Bless my Grandma for sharing some of her Secret recipes with me. (As […]

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Fall Grilling: Grilled Green Tomatoes with Charred Scallion Mayonnaise

Fall Grilling: Grilled Green Tomatoes with Charred Scallion Mayonnaise

With its long, warm sunny days, summer may be the most popular grilling season.  But, don’t count out fall grilling.   When temperatures become cooler and potted mums replace hanging baskets of geraniums, the last of the summer tomatoes yet to lose their green hue make their way into kitchens.  Usually reserved for classic fried green […]

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BBQ Parties – Around the World Food and Décor (part 2) Greece

BBQ Parties – Around the World Food and Décor (part 2) Greece

BBQ Parties: As countries and people around the world begin to emerge from lockdown you may be looking forward to hosting your first Barbecue party of the Autumn. Continuing with our country themes which include not only delicious recipes with the BBQ particularly in mind but tips and ideas for simple but effective décor to […]

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The Fire In Us: Why Do We Love To Barbecue?

I’ve pondered this question for some time. Those I’ve questioned simply thought I had a particular fondness to the flavor of the sauce or the meat I consumed. Others have pontificated on the cooking process (this plays a major roll). But something in the back of my head told me it went a little deeper […]

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Desserts off the BBQ

Desserts off the BBQ

The summer grilling season is in full swing. When you have friends and family around for a backyard barbecue, use your grill to finish the event with delicious sweet treats that can be prepared in advance and completed on your grill. There are so many options from a sweet chocolate gooey s’ more to healthy […]

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Delicious Sauces and Glaze for Ham

Delicious Sauces and Glaze for Ham

Delicious Sauces and Glaze for Ham – choose from 6 recipes below that will compliment your dish. According to the National Retail Federation, 87% of those Americans who celebrate Easter will serve up a ham at the table. But Ham is not just a Holiday treat but can be cooked, grilled or smoked any time […]

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International Barbeque: Smokey Tandoori Chicken Recipe

International Barbeque: Smokey Tandoori Chicken Recipe

International Barbecue: BBQ Fusion They say there’s no place like home and for the most part, I agree. But I find it’s also exciting and enlightening to look outside of one’s home, neighborhood, city, and state to find something tasty and unique. Many countries don’t have what Americans would call “traditional” barbecue. But that doesn’t […]

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What do Italians know about Barbecue Anyway?

What do Italians know about Barbecue Anyway?

As with most Americans, we love to eat and taste dishes from all different regions. As a cook, you learn to reference basic recipes, test them then twist them to make it your own. Now, we’re not Italian. But we do know good flavors when we taste them. We ate this dining out one evening […]

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Formula for Tasty BBQ Food

Formula for Tasty BBQ Food

If you have just settled into your new house which has a great Outdoor Barbecue or if you consider you are an experienced Pit Master, it is worthwhile to remember the formula for Tasty Barbecue Food is temperature control. Higher temperature may mean that your food cooks quicker on the outside but that will probably […]

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It’s Tailgating Time!

It’s Tailgating Time!

It’s Tailgating Time! Tailgating Grill Your grill sees a lot of action during the summer, but it’s not time to put it away yet! As every football fan knows, tailgating season is really where the grill shines! Skip the sugar-heavy sauces and nitrate filled hot dogs for clean AND flavorful food with these tailgate approved […]

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An Unspoken History of Hush Puppies

An Unspoken History of Hush Puppies

Ok y’all, it’s time to talk hushpuppies. If you’ve never had hush puppies, get to a fish fry pronto! I love hush puppies at all hours of the day. It’s essentially fried corn bread and what’s not to love about that? I try to be mindful of the fried food we eat here at home […]

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Easy Cola Ham Recipe

Easy Cola Ham Recipe

One holiday I found a recipe for cooking ham. I altered it a little bit of course. It does include a bottle of cola, Yes in fact coca-cola . I cooked the ham as directed, time per pound, but I used the cola instead of water or broth. I usually get a 18-25 pound ham […]

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Ancient Outdoor Cooking Techniques: From Primal Caveman to Modern Backyard Griller

Ancient Outdoor Cooking Techniques: From Primal Caveman to Modern Backyard Griller

In Prehistoric times, Man discovered Fire. Whether from Nature (active volcano’s or natural storms) or, as believed by many Cultures, a gift from the Gods. Just as Man discovered the Wheel, when he discovered Fire, he learned how to Cook Outdoors. According to AncientCraft there were (3) Stone Aged Peoples: Their Ingredients & Diet include: […]

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Farmer’s Casserole Recipe

Farmer’s Casserole Recipe

Plan ahead for your weekend brunch with this delicious Farmer’s Casserole recipe.  You’ll enjoy this hearty combination of meat, cheese, eggs and a little bit of spice with some jalapenos.  You can also prepare this recipe the night before and let it chill till you are ready to pop it in the oven. Farmer’s Casserole […]

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10 Tips for Entrepreneurial Success from Women, for Women

10 Tips for Entrepreneurial Success from Women, for Women

More women than ever are entrepreneurs. However, while women continue to make strides in business ownership, the path to success is still significantly more difficult for women than men. A recent study reports that female entrepreneurs receive only about 2 percent of all funding, despite owning 38 percent of the businesses in the country (Harvard […]

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Outdoor Cooking: Barbecue – An American Tradition with Roots in Slavery

Outdoor Cooking: Barbecue – An American Tradition with Roots in Slavery

If you Barbecue, you are actually Celebrating Black History. In Celebration of Black History, we bring to you An American Tradition…. Barbecue. Outdoor Cooking is a U.S. tradition that has its origins in the culinary habits of African slaves who arrived in the so-called new world in the 1600’s. Enslaved Africans made Barbecue dishes with […]

Cook Like a Top Chef this Holiday Season

Cook Like a Top Chef this Holiday Season

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

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5 Popular Regional BBQ Sauces – to make at home

5 Popular Regional BBQ Sauces – to make at home

The Southern States of America have become synonymous with Barbecue – each with its own Popular Regional BBQ Sauces. We all have our favorite BBQ sauce recipe and many different varieties can be found bottled on the supermarket shelves. Its time to take a closer look at different types of Barbecue Sauce that are prevalent […]

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Five International Barbecue Dishes to try out at Home

Five International Barbecue Dishes to try out at Home

Barbecuing is a tradition in the United States. It draws friends and families together celebrating special events or just enjoying a family meal. Internationally, people of all nations have their version of a Barbecue – all resulting in delicious healthy food occasions. Vary your Barbecue experience by trying out one of the Worldwide Barbecue interpretations […]

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3 Summer Smoothies for Cooling Up your Mood

3 Summer Smoothies for Cooling Up your Mood

  Smoothie is a drink which has a thicker consistency as compared to any other beverages. It is a great blend of seasonal fruits, dairy products, nuts, or vegetables. You can make healthier smoothies at home just by grabbing fruit of your choice, any dairy product or nuts, etc. For making smoothies you must have […]

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ValenQue: Date Night For The Smoking Chef – Smoked Elvis Bacon Banana Split

ValenQue: Date Night For The Smoking Chef – Smoked Elvis Bacon Banana Split

You’ve got the Grill down. You’ve mastered the Smoker. Now you are looking for Recipes that can Impress that special someone. Every Date Night should be a ValenQue. Ready for this masterpiece? The Elvis Bacon Banana Split Recipe What You will Need: 2 whole Banana’s 1 container of your favorite Ice Cream (we used Vanilla […]

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Make Summer Sweeter with Fresh Barbecue Cherries

Make Summer Sweeter with Fresh Barbecue Cherries

Sponsored Content Summer and cherries seem to go hand-in-hand, and using fresh fruits can help boost seasonal food and drink recipes. Whether you use them as a snack, as a special ingredient in recipes or to inspire new dishes, Northwest-grown sweet cherries are one delightful way to celebrate the summer season. Many grocery store shelves […]

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Sunny Summer Burger with Fries Recipe

Sunny Summer Burger with Fries Recipe

During the summer we always have loads to do, and it seems like never enough time. We want a meal that’s filling and can hold us over for more than a few hours. Enter, the sunny summer burger with fries.  First, I preheat the oven to 425, I know most see oven and think whoa, […]

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Smoked Hasselback Pineapple with Spiced Turkey Chorizo and Onion

Smoked Hasselback Pineapple with Spiced Turkey Chorizo and Onion

Fire Up the Grill for Smoked Fruit Reverse Meatloaf. Want more unique smoked recipes ideas like Smoked Hasselback Pineapple with Spiced Turkey Chorizo and Onion Recipe? Subscribe! As summer grilling season sets in, Americans grab their tongs to take advantage of backyard barbecue opportunities. In addition to classic cookout fare like ribs, steak, chicken, burgers […]

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Celebrate National Hot Dog Day !

Celebrate National Hot Dog Day !

Let’s Celebrate National Hot Dog Day on 18th July!  Hot Dog parties are a fun way to get together with friends and family. Don’t underestimate the humble hot dog. A good quality Sausage with a choice of toppings in a toasted bun is difficult to beat. A hot dog party is easy to cater for […]

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Franklin’s BBQ Espresso Sauce – Copycat Recipe

Franklin’s BBQ Espresso Sauce – Copycat Recipe

Aaron Franklin is a Texas Pitmaster known for his Succulent Barbecue Smoked Brisket. He is a James Beard Award-winning owner of Franklin Barbecue. A Famous BBQ Joint in Central Texas. But it wasn’t always this way. You don’t become a Famous Pitmaster overnight! Aaron did grow up with BBQ Sauce in his blood.  He is, […]

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Brisket a Barbecue Classic

Brisket a Barbecue Classic

Brisket is a comparatively inexpensive cut of meat. It is usually slow cooked over low temperatures. The result is a tender wonderfully flavored meat….a Barbecue Classic! History shows that the brisket has long been part of Jewish cuisine served braised for special holiday fare. Smoked brisket was introduced into Barbecue Restaurants during the 1950’s. However […]

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Cool Elegant Summer Soups

Cool Elegant Summer Soups

Now that summer is in full swing its time to try out some Cool Elegant Summer Soups. We tend to associate soup with winter when warming delicious hot soups somehow just pick us up. However not only are their many health benefits in cold soups but they can be fresh and delicious! We tend to […]

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Smoke Roast your Turkey

Smoke Roast your Turkey

Turkey Season is almost upon us. Why not Barbecue your Turkey this year! Research shows that most Americans will serve Turkey as their meat of choice at Thanksgiving. Christmas is also an important event for Turkey with it being a very popular choice around the world. There are a few reasons Barbecuing Turkey makes sense. […]

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5 Deliciously Different Avocado Toast Toppings

5 Deliciously Different Avocado Toast Toppings

Food bloggers are going above and beyond to innovate with the ever popular avocado toast.  From interesting recipes to stunning Instagram photos that will make anyone hungry, this craze isn’t going away anytime soon. It’s easy to get creative and make something delicious by simply combining a few ingredients. Whether you’re having a late-night snack […]

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BBQ Party Ideas. Around the World Food and Décor (Part 1) Indian

BBQ Party Ideas. Around the World Food and Décor (Part 1) Indian

BBQ Party Ideas: As countries and people around the world begin to emerge from lockdown you may be looking forward to hosting your first Barbecue party of the summer. Whilst a backyard BBQ is always a social affair, wouldn’t it be even more interesting and awesome to be able to host a themed BBQ party […]

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3 Reasons Why Fall Is The Perfect Barbecue Season

3 Reasons Why Fall Is The Perfect Barbecue Season

The words Summer and Barbecue have long seemed like the perfect match. Grilling some burgers and hot dogs on a warm summer night is a hallmark of Barbecue. Though summer receives most of the limelight, fall is the unsung hero of the grilling world. When taken advantage of, Mother Nature’s third Season can provide some […]

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Nutritious Barbecue Food

Nutritious Barbecue Food

Summer is the perfect season to enjoy the great outdoors, and to use your grill to cook delicious food. One popular grilling myth is that you can only grill unhealthy foods like red meat. However, there are ways to rev up your grill while still maintaining a diet, and assuring that you eat healthy and […]

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A Festive Meal to Remember

A Festive Meal to Remember

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

Hearty Southwestern Smoked Stuffed Pepper with Pulled Beef

Hearty Southwestern Smoked Stuffed Pepper with Pulled Beef

There are times when I kick back with a few Beers and my Favorite Cult Movie when, out of nowhere, a Recipe inspiration pops into my mind. This is one of those times. What if I make a Southwestern stuffed pepper using only meat, no rice? Hmm. Every year I stock up on New Rubs, […]

Winter Steaks on Grill

Winter Steaks on Grill

Put some sizzle into your Grilling Just ask any dad, he’s sure to agree: a perfectly seasoned steak flame-kissed to perfection is one of the great pleasures of summer grilling. This Season, you may be able to teach dad a few tricks of your own. Start by selecting a premium-quality steak like those from Omaha […]

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Emerging Job Trends in Food and Cooking

Emerging Job Trends in Food and Cooking

Not all of us are cut out to spend all day, on our feet, in a hot kitchen. Some of us love Food and Cooking, but have found others means to make a living in this Vast Industry. If you have the drive and talent, you can turn any ole’ lemonade stand into a thriving […]

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Get your Fall / Autumn Swing on with these Simple, Easy 30 minute Meal Ideas. 

Get your Fall / Autumn Swing on with these Simple, Easy 30 minute Meal Ideas. 

Back-to-school season means busy schedules filled with extracurricular activities, homework and carpools. It can be challenging to find quality time to spend with loved ones, let alone get a wholesome, homemade meal on the table. A simple way to create more moments with your family and still serve up nutritious and delicious dinners is to […]

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Autumn Vegetarian Delights

Autumn Vegetarian Delights

One of the best-kept chef secrets to hosting the most memorable at-home parties is keeping the food simple and adding small details to make it special. After all, a host who isn’t hard at work in the kitchen is a host who can spend more time with guests. One way to make every minute in […]

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Are You Getting Enough Protein in Your Diet?

Are You Getting Enough Protein in Your Diet?

Fewer calories, more protein is a winning combo for weight loss and healthy aging. Do you pay attention to how much protein you eat at each meal? A new study suggests that when it comes to weight loss and healthy aging, getting enough protein at mealtimes is important. Duke University researchers found obese women who […]

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Food Storage Tips for Corona Times !

Food Storage Tips for Corona Times !

The Coronavirus outbreak is causing us to rethink our supermarket outings and food storage. In addition to the fact that we should all be practicing social distancing its time to give some thought to the food supplies we have in our homes. There is no need to horde food but here is a useful guide […]

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Plancha Grilling – Very High Temperature Healthy Grilling

Plancha Grilling – Very High Temperature Healthy Grilling

What is a  Plancha Grilling? In simple terms, it is a grill that reaches very high temperatures. The Plancha grill has its origins in Spain. It is essentially a grill that gets super hot. Most griddles reach about 280 degrees C, but a Plancha grill can reach 350 degrees C with ease. ( Some even […]

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Add Some Spice to your Life and BBQ

Add Some Spice to your Life and BBQ

Warmer weather may mean finding ways to cool off, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring bold flavors to the gathering you’re hosting with family and friends. Whether it’s a barbecue bash or a casual pool party, there is a flavorful blend perfect for nearly every occasion. When the sun is shining, it’s time to […]

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Spoon Up Tradition

Spoon Up Tradition

Sponsored Content When cooler temperatures call for something to warm you up, good, old-fashioned soups and stews may be just what you need. You can create delicious, steaming pots that taste like they’re straight out of mom’s kitchen with flavorful, convenient ingredients such as Aunt Nellie’s Pickled Beets and READ Salads to help streamline preparation. […]

Thai Barbecue Recipes

Thai Barbecue Recipes

Are you bored of the ever repeating steaks or chicken drumsticks on your grill? Why not try something new with an Asian twist. In particular the Thai cuisine is famous for its grilled dishes. We will show you two Thai Barbecue Recipes that you can easily do at home with great results.  The first one […]

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Top 4 Nutrition Food Trends

Top 4 Nutrition Food Trends

Several food and nutrition trends were in the spotlight this year, including the continued rise of plant-based diets, non-dairy ice creams and superfoods that are blasts from the past — legumes, apples and cabbage. It can be easy to experience nutrition whiplash in the New Year, but don’t be a victim. Get a jump-start on […]

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Barbecue and The Keto Diet

Barbecue and The Keto Diet

The keto diet (also known as ketogenic diet, low carb diet and LCHF diet) is a low carbohydrate, high fat diet. Maintaining this diet is a great tool for weight loss. More importantly though, according to an increasing number of studies, it helps reduce risk factors for diabetes, heart diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, and more1-6. […]

Marinating and Cooking with Marmalade

Marinating and Cooking with Marmalade

Marmalade is a versatile preserve that can be used for marinating and cooking. It is made from citrus fruit, especially bitter oranges.  Over the last years, a renewed interest in this ingredient has developed. Today there are many types of marmalade’s made from a vast number of ingredients. i.e. Strawberry & Grapefruit, Balsamic Onion, Lemon […]

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Vegetarian Barbecue – Where Fruits & Vegetables Play the Lead Role

Vegetarian Barbecue – Where Fruits & Vegetables Play the Lead Role

Only side dishes to eat at the Barbecue? Vegetarians often have no other choice. There are many ways to grill vegetables, as a skewer with cheese or tofu for example. And sweets can be barbecued as well. What to put on and how to prepare Eggplants, zucchini, peppers or fennel, mushrooms, tomatoes: Vegetable grilled food […]

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Next Level Holiday Hosting

Next Level Holiday Hosting

Take Holiday Hosting to the Next Level It can be easy to impress your holiday guests without overdoing it in the kitchen by putting to use recipes that require little time to prep. After all, those precious moments with loved ones are meant for reflection and conversation, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle […]

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The Benefits of Barbeque Gas Grills

The Benefits of Barbeque Gas Grills

Gas grills work by a spark igniting the gas within the grill. Gas grills typically have a knob or button in which you push, which in turn activates a small hammer. The hammer hit’s the top of an ignition crystal. Then the burner mixes the gas with oxygen and spreads it all over the cooking […]

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The Asian Market Sparkles

The Asian Market Sparkles

By Michelle K. The Asian Market Sparkles Hard Decisions The Asian Market sparkles at me when I walk by. And my stomach grumbles. What to make? I make a really good Asian soup called Phoa. It is thinly sliced pork or/and beef, noodles, little veggies and broth. My husband gets it all the time when we […]

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Experimenting with Umami: Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce Recipe (s)

Being an At Home Cook sometimes makes me feel like a mad scientist. There are so many times I find myself in store or browsing online and I spot a product I think may work for something I have in mind. I tend to lean towards Flavors with Umami. Sweet and Savory, Tart and Salty, […]

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Cooking Preparation is Key

Cooking Preparation is Key

[sb name=”Adsense 3250″] Cooking is something many enjoy doing, although some find it a task. Being organized in the kitchen can help greatly in the preparation involved in cooking. Whether you have a huge gourmet kitchen or a kitchenette, knowing how to keep it organized is a good place to start. Here are some tips: […]

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Carolina / Cuban Lechon Asado: BBQ Fusion Recipe  

Carolina / Cuban Lechon Asado: BBQ Fusion Recipe  

International Barbecue: Cuban Que If there’s one place where human beings can come together, it’s food. That doesn’t just apply to our physical gatherings, it can also apply to our cooking practices. One such place this happens is Miami, FL where a multitude of cultures come together to produce one of the finest examples of […]

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KFC Cole Slaw – At Home Recipe

KFC Cole Slaw – At Home Recipe

If you eat out a lot, you are sure to find favorites that you just have to figure out and – make at home yourself! This Recipe is sure to please! Portioned for a small Family. (Just Double for a Crowd).   PREP TIME: 30 minutes SERVINGS: 4 small portions or 2 plentyful Pitmaster portions […]

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Low and Slow Ribs with Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Low and Slow Ribs with Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

There was a recent expose from Dr. Oz regarding Healthy BBQ. Dr. Oz revealed that Barbecuing low-and-slow is much Healthier than we all thought. It softens the collagen in meat and actually melts away the unhealthy fats creating a succulent, juicy piece of meat. But why ruin it with store bought BBQ Sauce? He revealed […]

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Appetizers to Grill on your Barbecue

Appetizers to Grill on your Barbecue

What is an appetizer? It’s best described as a small dish or drinks served before the main meal to stimulate the appetite. The perfect appetizer will tease your guests’ palates and leave them wanting more. It should also not fill them up, so that there is still plenty of room for the main course!Use your grill […]

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Tips For Making The Perfect Grill Marks

Tips For Making The Perfect Grill Marks

Nearly everyone likes to see those picture-perfect grill marks covering their meal. It doesn’t matter if it’s meat or vegetables, the look is almost as important as the taste. For some of us, there’s the obligatory social-media picture that follows because we simply must show off our culinary prowess. For others, it’s been a life-long […]

Behind the label: Decoding certifications in the shopping aisle

Behind the label: Decoding certifications in the shopping aisle

When we visit the grocery store, we’ve become accustomed to a dizzying array of options. There are food labels touting everything from food safety to environmental and ethical standards. Making the best decision for your family, your health and the good of the planet is important, but how can you possibly keep track of what […]

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The Science of Marinades

The Science of Marinades

When encountering a less than stellar piece of meat, we have always leaned on a bit of chemistry to help enhance it—the marinade. Marinating is a Science. But if you are anything like me, the how and the why of something is interesting. This article will be a quick reference on what is really going […]

Classic Pork Loin: Slow Cooker Recipe

Classic Pork Loin: Slow Cooker Recipe

Whether you’re looking for a family meal or a dish to feed a different type of crowd, taking advantage of kitchen tools like your slow cooker can help take the effort out of preparation. Flavored using cranberries and oranges, this Cranberry-Orange Pork Loin Recipe is a classic pork dish that’s perfect for entertaining any type […]

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Tips for Hosting a Healthy Summer Cookout

Tips for Hosting a Healthy Summer Cookout

Sponsored Content When people think of barbecues, many think of foods loaded with fat, salt and sugar, which can seem challenging if you are trying to eat healthy. However, it is possible – and easier than you think – to host a balanced cookout with nutritious options, without sacrificing flavor or quality. Smithfield nutritionist Erin […]

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Olive Oil an Ancient Gift for Health

Olive Oil an Ancient Gift for Health

[sb name=”Adsense 3250″] Scientists are always looking to plants to find medicinal and therapeutic secrets. Discoveries of natural compounds within the olive tree and olives, provide promising health and medical benefits. Organic olive oil has significant health related properties that have spanned centuries and cultures in the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean olive dates back 6000 years […]

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Simply Savory Meals

Simply Savory Meals

Sponsored Content Farm-fresh is what many families desire. Straight from the farm to your table is one of the best ways you can ensure you’re delivering a nutritious and delicious meal for family or friends. Wholesome meals can bring everyone together around the dinner table; even little ones can enjoy flaky, baked fish, a nutritious […]

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BBQ Mouthwatering Smoked Pork Belly

BBQ Mouthwatering Smoked Pork Belly

Is there any meat that has a wider appeal than Barbecue Smoked Pork Belly? Bacon Lovers Beware! There is nothing that can compare to the luscious smoky flavor of a good slow-cooked Barbecued Pork. Serve the belly, juicy and shredded in pulled pork buns or sliced, smoked and glazed pork ends. Here are three recipes […]

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A Holiday Ham Worth Celebrating

A Holiday Ham Worth Celebrating

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

Sweet Summer Low Sugar Barbecue Recipes

Sweet Summer Low Sugar Barbecue Recipes

Summer typically brings about both the desire to feel healthier and cravings for sweet, refreshing meals. When you rethink your food and focus on feeling better about your diet and yourself, the two can work hand-in-hand. Liven up your summer entertaining menu with a delicious touch of reduced-calorie sweetness from Truvia in recipes like this […]

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How To Find The Best Portable Grill For You

How To Find The Best Portable Grill For You

Fall is upon us and in most parts of the country, we will be seeing lower temperatures that lend themselves perfectly to grilling. From barbecues to tailgating, birthdays to camping, there are a plethora of wonderful opportunities for us to relish in the purest joy that is grilling in the great outdoors.   Now, we’re […]

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Expert Stainless Steel Gas Grills

Expert Stainless Steel Gas Grills

Expert Stainless Steel Gas Grills Average grill? Once you realize that you want more than just an average grill, you may want to consider investing in a stainless steel gas grill. Gas grills give an array of features and options that other types of grills simply do not have. If you are looking for a […]

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Here’s the Deal About Barbecue

Here’s the Deal About Barbecue

Hello fellow Pitmasters. Recently there was a poll made about the meaning of the word barbecue.  I have a few things to say about barbecue. I won’t go into detail right now about how to cook it, and what grills to use (or smokers for that matter). I am only here to set things right […]

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Sweet & Salty Gourmet Popcorn Recipes You Can Make at Home

Sweet & Salty Gourmet Popcorn Recipes You Can Make at Home

Pop Up Sweet Treats Entertaining Outdoors again? Get into the Gourmet Popcorn Trend. Easy to Make and Fun to Eat. Combine sweet and salty flavors to create something delicious to devour like Coconut Popcorn Crunch Pie or delightful Down Home Apple Pie Popcorn. To better serve a crowd, try these Perfect Picnic Popcorn Squares, Popcorn […]

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Easter Food Traditions

Easter Food Traditions

Easter long weekend is almost upon us. Whether you celebrate this holiday within the Christian faith, as part of the Jewish Passover or just as a special time with family and friends, food will be part of the celebrations. There are many different food traditions enjoyed throughout the world. Here are a few: Hot Cross […]

Backyard Greek Lamb Barbecoa on your Grill / Smoker

American Grill and Pit Masters love to cook long low-n-slow Barbecue on their Grills and Smokers. There’s no denying that the protein choice is usually Beef or Pork, with the occasional Chicken thrown in. One overlooked option is Lamb. The next time you see Lamb Blade Steaks on Sale, ask the Butcher to prepare you […]

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Another Great Grilling Debate: Gas vs. Charcoal

Another Great Grilling Debate: Gas vs. Charcoal

By: Thomas Shefchik  Why Charcoal is the Only Grill for Me  There are some things charcoal grills are not. They are not the fastest way to grill your meal. They are not the cleanest way to grill your meal. They are not the most convenient way to grill your food. Now though, for what charcoal […]

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Back-to-School Meals in Minutes

Back-to-School Meals in Minutes

Mexican menu ideas for simple family dinners Sponsored Content When the school year is back in full swing, families often find themselves battling the mealtime crunch. Mexican-inspired meals bursting with flavor are known family-friendly picks that can be easily prepared and put on the table on those frenzied weeknights. These simple ideas from the experts […]

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Autumn Grilled Pork Steaks on Weber

Autumn Grilled Pork Steaks on Weber

What beats a nice grilled piece of meat on a cool evening? Not much, other than getting your family together to enjoy it with you. But whether you have a family, friends, or just simply need time to yourself to reflect and get your thoughts together to unwind from the day, tossing a nice steak […]

Beef Basics: Everything you Need to become a Pit Master

Beef Basics: Everything you Need to become a Pit Master

Grilling is an American staple, and many home grill masters yearn to take it to the next level, impressing their friends and families with tasty, mouthwatering smoked beef. Smoking is a timeless technique that elevates the beef people crave by delivering rich flavor and tenderness. What do you need to become a pit master? Here […]

Savoring Salad Season

Savoring Salad Season

Sponsored Content Even though salads can be enjoyed year-round, the warmer months signal salad season for some fans of al fresco dining. Barbecues, family reunions, picnics, potlucks, block parties, pool parties or simple family dinners are a few reasons to savor the season, and all are ideal occasions to serve a salad. This versatile Middle […]

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Chocolate Silk Pie Recipe

Chocolate Silk Pie Recipe

Calling all chocolate lovers!!!  Not only is the pie rich with chocolate, it is easy to make when you need a quick dessert.  Try this recipe and more dessert recipes at culinary.net. Chocolate Silk Pie 1 (9 inch) unbaked pastry shell 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup […]

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Secret Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe by TV Personality Chef Robert Irvine

Secret Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe by TV Personality Chef Robert Irvine

A Flavorful Family Meal If your family struggles to make meal time happen, try creating kid-friendly recipes that bring everyone together at the table. For example, these Pulled Pork Sandwiches from “Family Table by Robert Irvine” can help you incorporate assistance from your kids to nourish both mind and body while committing to the efforts […]

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BBQ Bash for Crowds

BBQ Bash for Crowds

The thought of hosting a BBQ bash for 20 – 30 people right in your own backyard can be a daunting task. However, with a little thought and preparation, it can be easy to pull off a tasty memorable event. Ideas for Cooking for a Large Crowd Budget Firstly decide on your total budget. This […]

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Marinades vs Rubs vs Glazes

Marinades vs Rubs vs Glazes

The Barbecue season is almost upon us. For some people there is never a Barbecue season – it’s all year! Whichever way you look at it, your Barbecue offerings will be interesting and tasty if you use a dry spice rub, marinade or glaze. Every Barbecue Pit-master has their favorite. However, it is useful to […]

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National Shrimp Day: Celebrate!

National Shrimp Day: Celebrate!

5 reasons to celebrate shrimp Want a reason to celebrate? Look no further than America’s favorite seafood! Shrimp knows how to get a party started. Beloved for its great taste, this bite-sized protein is a mouthwatering, flavor-packed option that deserves its moment in the spotlight. Don’t believe us? Here are five simple reasons to celebrate […]

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Butter Has A Public Relations Crisis

Butter Has A Public Relations Crisis

Butter needs to fire its publicist, agent, and manager. Arguably since the 1950’s, butter has been between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the question of it’s nutritional value. Is it good for me? Is it bad for me? It’s so delicious, do I really care? Yes, you should care. Is […]

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Unique Twists on Traditional BBQ Side Dishes

Unique Twists on Traditional BBQ Side Dishes

Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning the menu for all the weekend barbecues with friends and family. Although you’re probably anticipating the return of some classic favorites, now is a great time to experiment with fun new flavors. You may be happily surprised to discover a recipe that will […]

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Barbecued Oysters Recipe

Barbecued Oysters Recipe

Grilled oysters and beer is probably the best combo when it comes to appetizers. Not just appetizers, they can be served as a full meal with a bowl of rice, as well. The tang of brine and creamy meat go so well together in your mouth that it will get you swooning in no time. […]

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10 Ways to Beef up your Tailgating Game

10 Ways to Beef up your Tailgating Game

The leaves are turning, the temperature is dropping and tailgaters are coming out in droves to support their favorite team — but more importantly, show off their grilling skills with beef as the star of the show. Tailgaters young and old converge in the wee hours of the morning outside stadiums across the country to […]

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Peppers from Mexico – How To Work with Them

Peppers from Mexico – How To Work with Them

Have you ever wandered down the International Aisle of your local supermarket looking for those unique ingredients to mix up your boring weekly meal plans? Most excited chefs and home cooks do. Usually, as an endcap somewhere near the Latin and Asian area, you’ll see a broad array of Mexican ingredients. Most of the time, […]

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Backyard Recipes

Backyard Recipes

 Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Sauce – Copycat RecipeBackyard Recipes Sponsored Content This year, add some spark to backyard staples like grilled chicken and potato salad with a little help from tangy condiments, smoky rubs and your cast-iron skillet. For a main dish that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser, smother grilled chicken with a white […]

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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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You can Be A Gourmet Cook Too!

You can Be A Gourmet Cook Too!

[sb name=”Adsense 3250″] Yes, even you can cook up wonderful meals and impress your loved ones! Ever thought that gourmet cooking is not for you, or that you do not cook well? Then it’s time to totally change your mindset from today . . . Anyone and everyone can easily pick up cooking skills; younger […]

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