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Cooking with Hot! Rocks on your BBQ Grill

Cooking with Hot! Rocks on your BBQ Grill

Primitive man found many ways to Cook their Foods. First, the discovery of Fire. Then, the discovery of Heat. Here, we want to share with you, Two Ways you Can Impress Your Guests Cooking with Hot Rocks! Stone Soup Stone Soup is a European folk story in which hungry strangers convince the people of a […]

How to Identify Ripe Fruits

How to Identify Ripe Fruits

Keeping fresh fruit around the house provides a healthier alternative when your sweet tooth comes calling. Understanding how and when to buy at the peak of ripeness (or just before, in some cases) can help you avoid food waste while keeping your doctor happy. Consider these simple tips for recognizing ripe fruits: How to Identify […]

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 […]

How Do You Know if You’re Getting Enough?

How Do You Know if You’re Getting Enough?

You eat healthy, drink lots of water – yet you don’t feel Optimal. Maybe you run out of energy or get tired too fast. Maybe you are finding yourself with other health problems you cant seem to figure out? How do you know if you are getting enough vitamins, minerals and nutrients from your food? […]

Ultimate Barbecue Guide: Glossary

Ultimate Barbecue Guide: Glossary

Here’s a handy little Barbecue Guide which will help you whether you’re cooking BBQ, eating Bar-B-Que or shopping around for Barbecue. BBQ Barbecue Guide: Glossary All – Slang for Oil. 3-2-1 ribs – A method for cooking spare ribs with (3) three hours in smoke, (2) two hours wrapped in foil, and (1)  one hour […]

Culinary Basics: Getting Started

Culinary Basics: Getting Started

If you’re just starting out or just now starting to hone in on your Cooking or BBQ craft, there are several Techniques you need to know to perfect your Cooking. Here are the 6 Culinary Basics – Flavorization Methods. Culinary Basics: Getting Started Brine A Brine is a common agent in food processing and cooking. […]

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Dragon Chicken Recipe

Dragon Chicken Recipe

Call it Dragon Chicken, Chili Chicken or Kung Pao Chicken, their recipes are so similar and mouth-watering that you can’t resist a plateful of them. Dragon Chicken is an Indo-Chinese delicacy and a favorite among kids. Serving it with bread or a bowl of rice would just enhance its taste. The consistency of this dish […]

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Watch what you Heat: 5 Kitchen Safety Tips

Watch what you Heat: 5 Kitchen Safety Tips

Cooking equipment is the top cause of home fires, and the second leading cause of home fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). “Considered to be one of the more preventable types of fires, kitchen fires can be avoided by following a few common-sense guidelines,” says Tarsila Wey, director of marketing at […]

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Turkish Chicken Kebab Recipe

Turkish Chicken Kebab Recipe

Did you know that Turkish cuisine is known not only for introducing the world to shish kebab but for all of its delicious grilled meats and kebabs? Some of the world’s best and spiciest kebabs come from Turkey’s southeastern provinces. In Turkish cuisine, ‘şiş’ (SHEESH’) refers to the metal skewer the meat is laced on. […]

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Asian-inspired small plates for the entire family

Asian-inspired small plates for the entire family

Collaborated Content The season of warm summer nights and bright sunny days calls for equally vibrant meals. As the season of entertaining continues, many at-home chefs are searching for exciting and flavorful meals to feed their family and friends. According to Mintel’s 2018 US Flavor Trends Report, consumers continually seek to be more adventurous with […]

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Top 5 Best Selling BBQ Grill Addons on Amazon

Top 5 Best Selling BBQ Grill Addons on Amazon

Each year you’ll find Hot New Items to Add to your Outdoor Grill! This Years Top BBQ Barbecue Add On Contenders used by Pitmaster’s and Grill master’s are:   Grillaholics Stuffed Burger THE PROFESSIONAL DIFFERENCE – The name says it all: Grillaholics. We’re addicted to this stuff! Being the master grillers that we are, we […]

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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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Ricotta Puff Pastries with Strawberry Compote

Ricotta Puff Pastries with Strawberry Compote

How to Make Ricotta Puff Pastries with Strawberry Compote Perfect for a party or simply indulging yourself, these addictive pastry puffs make it hard to stop at one. Easy to assemble with these step-by-step instructions, the ricotta mixture and fresh strawberry compote are dynamic together, and provide a generous touch of sweetness. For the full […]

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Become a Customer and a Member

Become a Customer and a Member

The Human Body is made up of Energy. That Energy can now be harnessed and measured. Have you wondered what Frequency you Vibrate on towards your path of enlightenment, and optimal physical and mental health? Many of us who have “Awoke” do things like wear Magnetic Bracelets for Health. Magnetic Therapy has been used for […]

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Five Steps to Becoming a True Pitmaster

Five Steps to Becoming a True Pitmaster

When the skies are blue and the sun is hot, some people hit the pool, drive to the nearest beach, kick back with a book on their deck, or fire up the grill. If you’re one of those people who sees every summer day as an opportunity for grilling, or if you have your smoker […]

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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, […]

Who Brings Salad to a BBQ? Grilled Chicken Recipe

Who Brings Salad to a BBQ? Grilled Chicken Recipe

When you think of BBQ food, what comes to mind are typically heavy dishes meant to be filling. Meats, baked beans, and macaroni & cheese are the first that we think of. Even the salads are usually mayo-heavy, stopping any change for a dieter to have a BBQ dinner option.  Grilled Chicken Recipe With the […]

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Beef Chuck Gets a Bad Rap

Beef Chuck Gets a Bad Rap

Chances are that you’ve come across Chuck in the meat Section of the Grocery aisle many times and have just walked past. Beef Chuck gets a Bad Rap. For one thing, it is one of the least expensive beef cuts out there. So many people think Chuck is a tough cut which is chewy, fatty […]

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Natural Sleep Solutions to Dream About

Natural Sleep Solutions to Dream About

It’s no secret: Americans are desperate for sleep. In fact, the U.S. sleep aid market is expected to grow to $44 billion by 2020, according to data from Persistence Market Research. However, achieving better sleep may be as easy as changing what you eat. A survey commissioned by the Cherry Marketing Institute and conducted online […]

Smoky Bacon, Chive and Shallot Butter Recipe

Smoky Bacon, Chive and Shallot Butter Recipe

Grilling Up a Homemade Meal Impress guests with your DIY skills this summer Bringing over family and friends for a backyard barbecue is a classic way to show appreciation to loved ones. Celebrate the summer by grilling steak, one of the most popular meals for a cookout. Watch video to see how to make this […]

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Fuss-Free Dinner Inspiration

Fuss-Free Dinner Inspiration

Casseroles are both hearty and economical choices when trying to feed a crowd (or a large family). Plus, when crunched for time, they’re quick to throw together and slide in the oven and can even be made ahead to put a filling, low-stress meal on the table following a busy day. This twist on a […]

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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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Be the Hero of Your Grill This Summer

Be the Hero of Your Grill This Summer

Nothing brings people together like a barbecue. There seems to be something about being outdoors and the sizzle of fresh food on the grill that makes you want to gather with family and friends. This summer, you can be the hero of your grill with a few simple tips and tricks: Be the Hero of […]

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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 […]

Italian-Inspired Recipes

Italian-Inspired Recipes

Delightful dining that honors heritage Italy is one of the world’s great food nations, and many dishes have Italian roots. In honor of Italian heritage, light up the dinner table and impress your friends and family with sophisticated, traditional Italian recipes. Creating a true taste of Italy means including an abundance of smooth, high-quality extra-virgin […]

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8 Better-for-You Recipes

8 Better-for-You Recipes

A commitment to eating better-for-you foods and living a healthier lifestyle in the new year doesn’t need to break the bank. To help achieve a more nutritious routine without blowing your budget, consider a one-stop shop like ALDI for high-quality, affordable ingredients to incorporate into better-for-you recipes. Plus, it carries the foods and ingredients to […]

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Are you Good Enough for a Cooking Contest?

Are you Good Enough for a Cooking Contest?

Are you the type that likes to cook and loves a good competition; then a cooking contest might be something you’d like to consider doing? There are literally hundreds of cooking contests done annually. Competition types depend on the area they are taking place in a lot of the time. Some competitions are based on […]

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Festive Fiesta Flavors

Festive Fiesta Flavors

Serve up some spice with fun party dishes Collaborated Content Make your next fiesta one to remember with colorful decor, festive touches and, perhaps most importantly, unique and mouthwatering recipes that bring guests back for seconds. To achieve the ideal flavors of a fiesta done right, try bringing something new to the table with recipes […]

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3 Popular Eating Plans You’ll See in 2019

3 Popular Eating Plans You’ll See in 2019

If you’re thinking about revamping how you eat in the new year, you might want to think twice about the trendy dairy-free plans that crop up on your social media feed – as they could leave you missing out on nutrients you need. Three of the most popular and health-promoting eating plans of the moment […]

Celebrate the Flavors of Fall

Celebrate the Flavors of Fall

Use a pantry staple to spice up comfort food classics As chilly weather sets in and days get shorter, comfort food favorites once again fill menus. While traditional flavor combinations typically hold a special place in many families’ hearts and on their plates, there is almost always room to add new and exciting flavors to […]

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A Time-Saving Taco Dinner

A Time-Saving Taco Dinner

Make dinner a cinch with these Slow Cooker Tacos. Seasoned with chili powder and ground cumin then slow-cooked for four hours with picante sauce, the meat can be shredded and served alongside your family’s favorite toppings for a stress-free meal. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Pace Slow Cooked Shredded Chicken […]

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Ideas for Getting Your Outdoor Space Ready for Entertaining

Ideas for Getting Your Outdoor Space Ready for Entertaining

As the Outdoor Entertaining Season begins, many homeowners dream about having a beautiful outdoor kitchen and patio area. No matter your budget, you can have the outdoor area designed for entertaining. Here are some ideas to help you get your outdoor grilling space ready for entertaining. Ideas for Getting Your Outdoor Space Ready for Entertaining […]

Holiday Wine Pairings 101

Holiday Wine Pairings 101

Collaborated Content Whether you’re hosting a holiday fete or on tap to bring the wine to Christmas dinner, nailing the perfect pairing doesn’t have to be stressful. When shopping for wine, consider the different flavors that will be served. From starters, like antipasti plates and warm appetizers, to main dishes including ham, beef or poultry […]

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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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Thai Barbecue Duck Kebab Recipe

Thai Barbecue Duck Kebab Recipe

Fire up your summer cookouts with crowd-pleasing kebabs, which are easy to prepare and fun to experiment with because you can use nearly any combination of meats and veggies. Skip the typical steak and try an option like Maple Leaf Farms duck breast instead. Because it’s a red meat, duck has a texture similar to […]

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Gifts for the Man Who Loves to Cook

Gifts for the Man Who Loves to Cook

While the typical Father gifts generally get the job done – think golf clubs, fishing tackle or grilling equipment – don’t forget about the dad who enjoys spending time making magic in the kitchen. Give him the tools he needs to succeed, whether baking for the big game, preparing a meal for the family, trying […]

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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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Classic Holiday Courses

Classic Holiday Courses

Satisfy your guests with timeless favorites When the holidays come around and you’re looking for a menu to please your guests, stick to time-honored classics to ensure everyone goes home happy. For a spread that’s sure to shine, start with a Baked Honey Ham complemented by simple White Wine Glazed Carrots for the main course. […]

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5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Spices

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Spices

Collaborated Content One area of the kitchen that is often overlooked when it comes to spring cleaning is the area home chefs keep their spices, whether it’s a cabinet, rack or drawer. Keeping your spices fresh and organized is a smart way to create faster, more flavorful meals. Try these tips from Toni Hammersley, author […]

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Great grilling! 4 Ways to Impress at your next Barbecue

Great grilling! 4 Ways to Impress at your next Barbecue

Collaborated Content National Grilling Month is here, making it the perfect time to enjoy outdoor barbecues with friends and family and trying out brand new recipes with savory pork favorites. Pork, the classic crowd pleaser, is the move for any barbecue menu given not only the juicy, savory possibilities of a pork-centered meal, but also […]

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How You Can Help Find a Solution to COVID-19

How You Can Help Find a Solution to COVID-19

The human immune system holds important clues about how people naturally detect and defend against disease. For COVID-19, many people have been able to defeat the virus because of their natural defense systems. Now researchers are working to learn from these survivors’ immune systems to inform the development of new tests. How You Can Help […]

How to Make Your Own BBQ Barbecue Rub

How to Make Your Own BBQ Barbecue Rub

Nearly everyone you talk to during grilling season has “secrets” to their success. For some it’s the marinade, for another it’s sauce yet another will say it’s the barbecue rub (or a combination of any or all of these three!). If you have been pondering making your own, home made barbecue rub – there’s great […]

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Benefits of Beef Dinners

Benefits of Beef Dinners

Hosting dinner for a special occasion can be stressful. Whether you’re gathering with family for the holidays or making something new for friends, you want to deliver an entertaining evening and impress your guests with a pristine meal that everyone enjoys. A delicious beef cut is the focal point of a dinner that will treat […]

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Free BBQ Barbecue Magazine Subscription

Claim your Free Online BBQ Barbecue Magazine Subscription. No Purchase Necessary, ever… We will Show you: Easy Recipes step-by-step with mouth-watering images – Perfect for any Novice or Expert BBQ Griller or Smoker-er. You’ll get: Traditional and New, Creative Ideas that will keep your Barbecuing interesting and adventurous. We’ll give you:  Tips, Hacks, Tricks, Information […]

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6 Sizzling Barbecue Swaps: Lamb Recipes

6 Sizzling Barbecue Swaps: Lamb Recipes

Barbecue, grilling, cookout – no matter what you call it, cooking food over an open flame is practically an American pastime. Few other cuisines have such distinctive regional twists and terminology as this fiery favorite. Memphis loves its ribs, North Carolinians their pulled meats and Texas, Alabama and St. Louis, to name a few, have […]

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Outdoor Man Cave Tailgating Season is Here!

Outdoor Man Cave Tailgating Season is Here!

Collaborated Content It’s football time, and many Americans are making the annual pilgrimage to man caves forged in living rooms, basements or garages. There, fans hunker down for hours in the extreme comforts of recliners, snacks and drinks, and of course, mega-sized TV screens. Yet for others, the football experience is superior outside the stadium […]