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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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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 […]

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 […]

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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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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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

Collaborated 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, […]

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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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 […]

Plan a Perfect BBQ Party

Barbecues 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 Barbecue 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 […]

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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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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Good Eats with Grapes

Good Eats with Grapes

Make a heart-healthy menu with flavorful fruit Collaborated 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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Enjoy a Cape Malay Barbecue

International Barbecue: African Cuisine Cape Malay cuisine is a mix of traditional South African flavors with those introduced from Malaysian, Indonesian and East African slaves brought to the Cape in the 17th and 18th centuries. The food is very aromatic with the use of cinnamon, saffron, tamarind, and fruit mixed with chili. Dried fruits are […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. […]

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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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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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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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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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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Outdoor Cooking: An American Tradition with Roots in Slavery

Outdoor Cooking: An American Tradition with Roots in Slavery

In Celebration of Black History Month, 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 less desired meats acquired from their oppressors (scraps) […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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