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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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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 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 champion Myron […]

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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Cooking Preparation is Key

Cooking Preparation is Key

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: 1) Keep your […]

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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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Celebrities and Barbecue 

Celebrities and Barbecue 

In the BBQ circuit, many claim “Fame” when it comes to their ‘Que. Lots of Barbecue Brands seek endorsements from Celebrities. Or try to get recognized on TV or You Tube by critics or affectionado’s to gain popularity. Many compete to prove their worth and gain recognition. Everyone wants to become a Celebrity BBQ Chef. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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 […]

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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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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Kitchen Survival Recipe Guide

Kitchen Survival Recipe Guide

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 started: 1. Abbreviations […]

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More You Tube BBQ Barbecue Pitmasters

More You Tube BBQ Barbecue Pitmasters

Ah, the ease of Learning Online. There are so many excellent You Tube Barbecue Pitmasters these days that will show you how to grill, which equipment to use and recipes to follow – all on line visually. Following on from the last piece from Pitmaster and the Cook, this article focuses on five further Barbecue […]

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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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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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Tips for Hosting a Healthy Summer Cookout

Tips for Hosting a Healthy Summer Cookout

Collaborated 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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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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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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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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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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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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Olive Oil an Ancient Gift for Health

Olive Oil an Ancient Gift for Health

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 and was native […]

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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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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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Spoon Up Tradition

Spoon Up Tradition

Collaborated 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. […]

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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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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Simply Savory Meals

Simply Savory Meals

Collaborated 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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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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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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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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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[edit] 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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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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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

Collaborated 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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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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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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A Holiday Ham Worth Celebrating

A Holiday Ham Worth Celebrating

Collaborated 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 […]