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Enjoy Souvlaki on your Barbecue

Tired of the usual hamburgers on the Barbecue? Why not entertain your family and friends by Barbecuing the Greek or Cypriot way with a Souvlaki or Souvla Barbecue. Whilst Souvlaki and Souvla are similar there are differences : Souvlaki The origin of this is in Greece. It is small pieces of meat or vegetables grilled […]

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Culinary Basics: Getting Started

Culinary Basics: Getting Started

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

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Ultimate Barbecue Guide 101: Glossary

Ultimate Barbecue Guide 101: 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 […]

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 […]

How I Make Chicken Tandoori in Pan

How I Make Chicken Tandoori in Pan

Chicken tandoori is a traditional dish of India and Pakistan which is made up of marinated chicken in yogurt and hot spices. Chicken tandoori is made in Tandoor (clay oven) that is why its named as chicken tandoori. But I tried making it in a non-stick pan and it turned out so yummy. You just […]

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BBQ Barbecue on a Budget

BBQ Barbecue on a Budget

When people think of budget-friendly meals, one pot wonders and casseroles usually come to mind. Grilling or smoking is a fun and simple way to mix things up for your next meal. Grilling on a budget may mean that premium cuts like NY strip steaks and ribeyes will be relegated to special occasions, but more […]

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Wood Choices for BBQ: Preparing your Wood

Wood Choices for BBQ: Preparing your Wood

By: Michael Capecci   How to Prepare Your Wood for the Smoker  Next time you need to chop or prune a tree in your yard, do yourself a favor and burn the wood in your smoker. Using your own wood can give you a unique flavor that you won’t get from popular wood chip brands […]

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Add Life to Outdoor Spaces

Add Life to Outdoor Spaces

Once the structural elements and hardscape features of your outdoor living space are in place, it’s time to turn attention to the details that really bring the area to life. Vibrant textiles like cushions, pillows and rugs can all soften the look of a space while adding colorful charm, but another effective place where you […]

Capturing Smoky Grill Flavor without Sacrificing Health

Capturing Smoky Grill Flavor without Sacrificing Health

By: Rebecca Hughes   Capturing Smoky Grill Flavor without Sacrificing Health? We’ve got you covered. Healthy Barbecue Ideas The aroma of smoking BBQ during a gathering of loved ones is incomparable. Unfortunately, smoking meat has an unhealthy reputation. Often generalized as fatty, high in sodium, and even increasing the risk of cancers due to carcinogens. […]

Dreary Day Comfort Food recipes

Dreary Day Comfort Food recipes

Hearty dishes for cold, dreary days On crisp winter days when the wind blows cold, warming up from the inside-out with hearty comfort foods can feel like a worthy solution. From chili to cornbread to dumplings, flavorful and filling foods prepared without an overload of ingredients certainly can provide a feel-good boost on chilly evenings. […]

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Make the Grade with Back-to-School Lunches

Make the Grade with Back-to-School Lunches

Collaborated Content Back-to-school time means it’s back to being busy before, during and after school, so it’s time for parents and kids to create new routines. From early wakeup calls to shuttling kids to school and activities, ease the morning mayhem by incorporating a simple meal-planning strategy. As a parent, look for fresh, make-ahead options […]

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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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A Lemony Summer Treat

A Lemony Summer Treat

Lemon is one of many popular tastes of summer.  Enjoy a citrus burst with every bite of these Glazed Lemon Cookies. Find more recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Glazed Lemon Cookies Recipe courtesy of Milk Means More 1/2       cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 3/4       cup granulated […]

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Food, Family and Holiday Traditions

Food, Family and Holiday Traditions

Flavorful Fiesta Time Food, family and holiday traditions A tamalada, or tamale-making party, is a Mexican holiday tradition that occurs during Las Posadas and combines two of the season’s most important ingredients – quality family time and flavorful food. Consider these tips from Sylvia Garza of Qué Mami Organics to help make your tamalada fun […]

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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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Introducing You with the Taste of Indonesia: BBQ Nasi Goreng and Rendang

Introducing You with the Taste of Indonesia: BBQ Nasi Goreng and Rendang

International Barbecue: Indonesian Cuisine Indonesia is an archipelago of 17,000 islands and its a distinguished country due to its mouth-watering foods, crystal clear waters, and pristine beaches. Ranging from simple rice, noodles and soups to street foods this country is considered as home to delicious cuisines. Whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner time, you will […]

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Pros and Cons of the Four Most Popular Types of Smokers

Pros and Cons of the Four Most Popular Types of Smokers

Over the past few years, the market for grills has gained traction at an incredible pace. These days you’ll need more than a new Weber Spirit to impress your friends. If you want to stand out among the growing crowd of barbecue enthusiasts, you’ll need to pickup a smoker. But with so many types of […]

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Grilled Banana Pound Cake Kabob Recipe

Grilled Banana Pound Cake Kabob Recipe

Dish Out a New Take on Dessert Summertime means plenty of grilling, giving you an opportunity to try this Grilled Banana Pound Cake Kabobs dessert recipe alongside your favorite entrees. Don’t let your imagination stop you. You can add mango, peaches, marshmallows, strawberries or any fruit that can be skewered. Here’s the Recipe: Find more […]

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How to Keep that Relaxed Summer Vibe going Year-Round

When Summer sadly comes to an end and Autumn rolls around, there’s no reason to give up everything that makes the season so enjoyable. Hang on to that Summer vibe by extending some of the best of those warm-weather pleasures with your family and friends. Whether you’re hosting a large party for friends or just […]

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A Home-Cooked Cobbler: Apple-Cranberry Cobbler Recipe

A Home-Cooked Cobbler: Apple-Cranberry Cobbler Recipe

During the season for outdoor parties, reunions, picnics and delicious desserts, try bringing a new dish to the table with a recipe like this Apple-Cranberry Cobbler. Find more recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Apple-Cranberry Cobbler Recipe courtesy of Wilton             Nonstick cooking spray 5          apples, peeled, cored […]

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Gain Control with Protein Power

Gain Control with Protein Power

It’s a common scenario: no time for breakfast, so you’re snacking on something sweet in the break room at 9 a.m. Two hours later you hit the vending machine for something salty. The good news is there is an easy, healthy alternative to taking control of your appetite: protein. In fact, a growing body of […]

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The Best Pizza’s are Grilled on the BBQ !

The Best Pizza’s are Grilled on the BBQ !

Pizza is one of the most widely eaten foods in the western world. Latest surveys show that in the States alone there is approx. 3 billion sold annually! It is the 5th most common source of calories for all Americans. However, one of the best pizzas is those made on the charcoal barbecue grill. There […]

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Marshmallow Crescent Puffs

Marshmallow Crescent Puffs

Take your crescent rolls to the next level with this recipe for Marshmallow Crescent Puffs. The flaky crust and sweet marshmallow filling will be a sure delight to your tastebuds. Marshmallow Crescent Puffs 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 TBS all-purpose flour 1 Tsp cinnamon 2 cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls 16 large marshmallows 1/4 cup […]

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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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How to Make Spanakopita Puffs

How to Make Spanakopita Puffs

How to Make Spanakopita Puffs If you want to impress your guests, try serving this puff pastry recipe as an appetizer at your next gathering.This flaky pastry filled with a delicious combination of spinach, onions and feta cheese can keep them coming back for more. For more appetizer ideas, visit culinary.net. Watch video to see […]

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Easy Basic Spaghetti and Pizza Sauce Recipe

Easy Basic Spaghetti and Pizza Sauce Recipe

Speak with any Italian American, and they will tell you that their Nonna (Grandmother) has the BEST Italian Red Sauce (Gravy) for Sunday Dinner. They will also tell you that Red Gravy that is used for pasta is actually different than the Red Sauce used for Pizza (Marinara). For those of us who weren’t born […]

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Selecting Wines that Match Your Style

Selecting Wines that Match Your Style

Collaborated Content For a novice, simply distinguishing a wine preference – white or red, sweet or dry – may be the extent of his or her comfort level. However, a more experienced wine enthusiast knows there is an entire world to explore when it comes to discovering interesting wine styles. For example, winemakers in the […]

Bringing the Indoors Out: 2020 Outdoor Living Trends

Bringing the Indoors Out: 2020 Outdoor Living Trends

2020 Outdoor Living Trends are all about enjoying your backyard alfresco — but with the comfort and ease you expect from your indoor spaces. Today’s outdoor spaces are transforming into an extension of the home. The current outdoor design also takes into account the look and feel of your entire home, including the interior and […]

Hosting Ideas and Recipes

Hosting Ideas and Recipes

If the very notion of hosting has you feeling a bit overwhelmed, get organized with these simple ideas that can help you serve up a successful celebration. Entertainment: Ensure guests enjoy a good time by offering entertainment that is suitable for their personality types. If your guests are more drawn to energetic activities, choose light-hearted, […]

Do You Love Whole Milk?

Do You Love Whole Milk?

New research suggests you can follow your heart Collaborated Content New research suggests “good” fat may be good for your cholesterol. Whole milk may help raise “good” cholesterol and could be considered part of a healthy diet that’s also good for your heart, according to a new study from the“European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.”¹ When […]

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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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Barbecue Gourmet Products – Unusual Items that make a Perfect Gift !

Bring out the Barbecue Gourmet Snob in you! Whether you consider yourself an experienced Pitmaster or if you are just looking for a perfect gift for a Barbecue expert, then have a look at the products below. If you want to impress then it’s always worth it to have a few unusual items round the […]

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Five Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipes – Great for the Grill!

Five Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipes – Great for the Grill!

Stuffed bell peppers are one of the most versatile dishes to BBQ. They can be served as a starter, main or side dish. Also, there is such a variety of stuffing’s that can be adapted to serve guests from meat-eaters to vegetarians. Bell peppers by their shape and size lend themselves to being stuffed and […]

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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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Top 2019 Outdoor Living Trends

Top 2019 Outdoor Living Trends

With busy schedules and on-the-go lifestyles, outdoor living spaces offer a chance to decompress, enjoy nature and connect with friends and family. Thanks to the impressive design and quality of today’s outdoor products, these spaces often rival the convenience, comfort and design of the indoors. As the heart of the home shifts outdoors, following are […]

7 Deadly Mistakes in Cooking

7 Deadly Mistakes in Cooking

Learning to Cook is a life long adventure. Even the most experienced Cooks make mistakes and here we are highlighting 7 Deadly Mistakes you can make while Cooking. The Pans Non Stick Pans – Cookware can pose hidden dangers. The fumes from overheated nonstick pots and pans can make people sick with a condition called […]

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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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Pitmaster Myron Mixon and the DJ Jazzy Jeff Secret Recipe: Triple Mustard Bacon Cheeseburger

Pitmaster Myron Mixon and the DJ Jazzy Jeff Secret Recipe: Triple Mustard Bacon Cheeseburger

Triple Mustard Bacon Cheeseburger Recipe You can smell it in the air: BBQ season is in full swing. To impress your friends and family, you’re going to need to offer up some serious eats because, let’s face it, the food is the true star of any BBQ. But, this season, don’t overlook one of the […]

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Veggie Burgers-making the most of your Veggie Choices

Veggie Burgers-making the most of your Veggie Choices

Barbecues in summer can be a difficult time for vegetarians. While meat eating guests are filling their plates with gourmet hamburgers, the vegetarian often has to make do with a plate of extra salads.It need not be this way. Making your own vegetarian burgers is a tasty option. In addition, there are a few tips […]

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Health Benefits of Ashwagandha

Health Benefits of Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera, known commonly as ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, or winter cherry is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family. The root and berry of the ashwagandha plant are a traditional Ayurvedic medicine in India. Ashwagandha is used as a tonic (it is sometimes referred to as the “Indian ginseng”) to improve physical […]

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A Host’s Guide to Holiday Gatherings

A Host’s Guide to Holiday Gatherings

Gearing up for a big crowd at your holiday festivities can provide moments of excitement, stress, fun and plenty of other emotions as the big dinner draws near. This year, avoid any nagging feelings of doubt with this step-by-step guide to prepare for large gatherings. A Host’s Guide to Holiday Gatherings Plan in advance. Even […]

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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Easy, On-Demand Dinners

Easy, On-Demand Dinners

Nearly everyone wishes for an extra hour or two in the day. When juggling evenings filled with homework, practices, games and last-minute art projects, even just 60 extra minutes could make the difference in finding time to whip up a dinner you can be proud of. While there’s no changing the fact that there are […]

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Content Writers and Guest Bloggers Wanted

Content Writers and Guest Bloggers Wanted

We are always looking for Content Writers and Guest Bloggers. We are looking for people who know how to smoke meat, barbecue and grill healthy. BBQ Brethen Forum members welcome! Entertaining outdoors and hosting BBQ parties (BBQ wives welcomed!) Articles should be 300-350 words to start. WordPress knowledge helpful. Raises and Bonuses on performance. Long […]

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Guide to Pitmaster’s Secrets

Guide to Pitmaster’s Secrets

Short On Time? Try a brine! Let’s talk schedules. If yours looks anything like mine, probably you’ve got a million and one things going on. And this is the problem with which I’d like to help. You see, most of us don’t have the time to smoke meat, no matter how delicious it might be, […]

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A Sizzling Salute to Summer

A Sizzling Salute to Summer

When it comes time to celebrate summer with a sizzling recipe, grill up what you really want with a Jerky-Encrusted T-Bone Steak. Just grate beef jerky and blend it with sea salt then use that to coat your T-bone steaks before they hit the grill. In just a few easy steps, you’ll be able to […]

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Fresh, Fast, Flavorful Meals for Back-to-School Season

Fresh, Fast, Flavorful Meals for Back-to-School Season

Collaborated Content The start of each school year brings new routines for families to adjust to, which can leave little to no time to think about dinner. With the right ingredients, however, it’s still possible to create a healthy, home-cooked meal in a matter of minutes, allowing you to spend less time in the kitchen […]

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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. […]

Patriotic Themed Recipes

Patriotic Themed Recipes

There’s no time like a hot summer picnic to let your patriotic spirit show. These all-American snacks featuring a classic favorite fruit – watermelon – are the perfect solution for nearly any summertime celebration. Watermelon is a patriotic picnic staple for countless reasons, not the least of which is that it’s a beloved treat that […]

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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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Crowd-Pleasing Easter Brunch

Crowd-Pleasing Easter Brunch

Easter is a time to celebrate with friends and family. You can create a crowd-pleasing brunch with affordable, high-quality ingredients, wine and tablescape decor. Elevate your holiday brunch beyond an egg casserole with a Spiral Ham with Red Wine and Citrus Glaze as the centerpiece for your table. Finish the meal with a Mini Blueberry […]

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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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Healthy Holiday Appetizers

Healthy Holiday Appetizers

Light Bites for Healthier Holidays For those who are always on the go leading up to the holidays, the season can feel more like madness than merrymaking. From planning get-togethers to building out a perfect menu for the events, there can be difficulties for hosts and guests alike to ensure proper nutrition is still top […]

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Grilled Flank Steak with Southwest Corn and Grape Salad

Grilled Flank Steak with Southwest Corn and Grape Salad

Collaborated Content It’s summertime, and temperatures are on the rise. Whether relaxing at the pool, cheering for a favorite team or just hanging out with family and friends, keeping cool is at the top of the list. Nothing fancy needed — with a hat or cap to keep the sun away from the eyes, an […]

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Peanut-Powered Protein Recipes

Peanut-Powered Protein Recipes

Nutritious ideas for flavor-filled family meals Sitting down for a homemade meal may feel harder to come by these days, but recipes that are both nutritious and flavorful can help bring your loved ones together at the family table. From morning to night, these breakfast, dinner, side and dessert recipes from the Georgia Peanut Commission […]

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Quick Family Meals Filled with Flavor

Quick Family Meals Filled with Flavor

When cooking for the family, don’t sacrifice flavor in order to create a quick meal. Mouthwatering recipes can be at your fingertips with simple, tasty twists on family favorites for the dinner table. Consider Chicken Soft Tacos with Pickled Beet Salsa featuring Aunt Nellie’s Baby Whole Pickled Beets or a READ 3 Bean and Steak […]

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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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Simple Sheet Pan Suppers

At times, spending hours in the kitchen can be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. However, even for avid home cooks, a busy weeknight isn’t one of those times. Fortunately, solutions like sheet pan suppers make it easy to create dishes with exceptional flavor depth that come together quickly and clean up just as fast. Keeping a […]

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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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Cool Summertime Recipes

Cool Summertime Recipes

Establishing a regular pattern of healthy snacks and meals made from fresh, whole foods is essential to promoting good health. Fresh grapes always make a great snack because they are tasty, healthy and portable. Yet grapes can also be used as an ingredient to make good-for-you dishes that are just as satisfying as they are […]

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Give Your Kitchen a Facelift

Give Your Kitchen a Facelift

Whether completely remodeling your kitchen or just looking for a few simple upgrades to make your cooking space shine, it can be difficult to know where to begin. A well-designed kitchen can incorporate both style and luxury, but it’s also important to upgrade in ways that make everyday tasks easier and your space more efficient. […]

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Holiday Foods with Heightened Flavor

Holiday Foods with Heightened Flavor

Holiday hosting is all about providing guests a cozy atmosphere, good company and, quite often most importantly, food that tastes as good as it looks. While mixing and matching quality ingredients for dishes that appeal to the crowd is key to achieving successful seasonal flavors, you can take it a step further with the kitchen […]

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Wildly Delicious Wild Game Barbecue

Wildly Delicious Wild Game Barbecue

First, let’s define our scope here. This article will provide you with information, tips and ideas on how to produce delicious delicacies of the wild game variety. If your palate prefers undomesticated meat, I’m talking to you.   Wildly Delicious Wild Game Barbecue Smoking, Grilling and Barbecuing wild game doesn’t often play by the rules of […]

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A Friendsgiving Feast

A Friendsgiving Feast

Sides, drinks and leftovers perfect for sharing with friends Collaborated Content Friendsgiving is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your second family with festive, fun recipes that stray a bit away from traditional fare. “Friendsgiving is often held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving,” said Chef Kevan Vetter of the McCormick Kitchens. “It’s more of a potluck […]

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Pumpkin Caramel Spice Cake

Pumpkin Caramel Spice Cake

This ultimate fall dessert is filled with caramel sauce, topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting and drizzled with even more caramel sauce. Family and friends can enjoy every morsel of this moist, autumn-themed cake. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Pumpkin Caramel Spice Cake Nonstick cooking spray 1          box spice cake […]

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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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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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Smoky Bacon, Chive and Shallot Butter: Steak Topper Sauce Recipe

Smoky Bacon, Chive and Shallot Butter: Steak Topper Sauce Recipe

A Perfect Steak Sidekick Grilling up a homemade meal is a classic way to show appreciation to loved ones at backyard barbecues. This summer, as you enjoy grilling steak, one of the most popular meals for a cookout, try adding an extra touch of flavor with this Smoky Bacon, Chive and Shallot Butter. Watch video […]

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Busy Season Solutions

Busy Season Solutions

Quick and tasty meals and snacks For those who are always on the go, it can be difficult to find time to whip up meals and snacks that are both nutritious and tasty. However, with some simple changes – and timesaving recipes – you can create delicious dishes and meals that will keep you feeling […]

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Grilled Pineapple with Lime Dip Recipe

Grilled Pineapple with Lime Dip Recipe

A Sweet, Summery Treat The grill isn’t just for hamburgers and hot dogs. Try a different way to eat pineapple this summer by grilling it and pairing with a lime dip for a tasty delight. Find more recipes for summer at Culinary.net. Watch video to learn how to make this recipe! Grilled Pineapple with Lime […]

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Punch It Up this Holiday Season

Punch It Up this Holiday Season

If you are looking to host an unforgettable holiday cocktail party, punch can make a memorable impression on your guests and bring your get-together to the next level. Punch reached the height of its popularity during the Victorian Age. Originally made with alcohol, it ultimately became a non-alcoholic drink largely due to the preference of […]

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You can Be A Gourmet Cook Too!

You can Be A Gourmet Cook Too!

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 or older, ladies […]

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Grill like a Boss with BIG BBQ Flavor and BOLD Wines

Grill like a Boss with BIG BBQ Flavor and BOLD Wines

Grilling is one of America’s greatest pastimes, and if you love grilled meat, chances are you also like hosting cookouts to show off your pit master prowess. Once you’ve mastered the art of the char, why not take it a step further? Serve wine that blows the lid off the meal, in the best possible […]

Back-to-School Readiness Tips and Tricks

Back-to-School Readiness Tips and Tricks

Back-to-school readiness contributes to your child’s academic success Approximately 55 million students in the U.S. are back in class. From dealing with first-day jitters to shopping for school supplies, it’s an exciting and chaotic time. Reports show a correlation, however, between the start of school and student performance — early positive school experience leads to […]

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7 Healthy, Kid-Approved Lunchbox Ideas

7 Healthy, Kid-Approved Lunchbox Ideas

Kids’ school days are packed with learning, laughing and lots of fun. To get the most out their time in class, it’s important their bodies and minds are properly fueled. Packing a healthy lunch is one of the easiest ways parents can support their child’s education during the day while they can’t be there. Healthy […]

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Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables and Apples

Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables and Apples

Food that tastes as good as it looks is one of the many  traditions observed by many hosts. By combining the savory taste of pork with sweet apples for classic complementary flavors, you can serve up a classic main course with a bit of a spin. Find more holiday recipes at anolon.com. Watch video to […]

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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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Dads Want Steak

Dads Want Steak

Dads typically love steak, so this Father’s Day and any other weekend, go ahead and shower him with some love straight off the grill. You can make the day even more memorable by sharing the grilling experience together. In fact, it may be the perfect chance to teach your old man a thing or two […]

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Tradition-Worthy Holiday Meal Recipes

Tradition-Worthy Holiday Meal Recipes

Bold Flavor Boosts for Tradition-Worthy Holiday Meals Holiday gatherings provide perfect opportunities to get creative in the kitchen. Spending quality time with family and friends over an unforgettably delicious meal is what the holiday season is all about, after all. Make sure to be the one everyone is raving about because you’ve brought something new […]

Bacon, Baked Brie and Cranberry Party Melt Recipe

Bacon, Baked Brie and Cranberry Party Melt Recipe

A Fitting Snack for Party Festivities The to-do list for holiday hosts seems to be a never-ending one, starting with planning, guest lists and preparation then ending with goodbyes and cleanup. The hours of work that go into a festive get-together are almost always worth it in the end, and family members surely appreciate the […]

Blazin’ Barbecue: Ways To Spice Up Your Meal

Barbecue is the convergence of many great and wonderful flavors. Yet, there are many different takes on taste. Hot and Spicy Barbecue is no different. From South Carolina to Korean style Barbecue, Pitmaster’s seem to find the most interesting ways to light your taste buds on fire. If you’re wondering how to make your hot […]

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Smoked Pumpkin Delight Recipe

Smoked Pumpkin Delight Recipe

Hi everyone! Welcome back. I’m excited to share with you a delicious smoked dessert I’ve labeled “Smoked Pumpkin Delight”. Due to the smoking process, it’s not a quick-and-easy design like our recent apple pie dessert, but I assure you, this is worth the wait. Disclaimer: All temperatures will be in Fahrenheit. The prep Concerning pumpkins, […]

Hot Or Not: Cold Smoking vs. Hot Smoking

Hot Or Not: Cold Smoking vs. Hot Smoking

Smoked foods aren’t always cooked foods. Contrary to preconceived notions, sometimes, it’s just about imparting that wonderful smoke flavor into the food of choice. In this article, we’ll be talking about when to use which smoking method, as well as some rules to follow once you’ve decided to cold smoke your meats. Cold Smoking What’s […]

Red Pepper Cranberry Sauce

Red Pepper Cranberry Sauce

The Perfect Sauce to Pair with a Roast Creating a crowd-pleasing holiday centerpiece starts with choosing a flavorful, tender cut of meat. Shop your Butcher’s Isle for Holiday Sales, or if you are interested in trying a gourmet meat Selection, order an Omaha Steak Collection. Omaha steaks have been around for over a 100 years […]

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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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Tips for Better Barbequing

If you are new to barbequing, chances are you have run into some problems when it comes to barbequing. Barbequing, like anything else, takes practice. Learning from your mistakes, as well as the mistakes of other will help you learn quickly. Before you begin cooking, spray your cooking area with a nonstick cooking spray. This […]

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Travel Advice, Hydration and Health

Travel Advice, Hydration and Health

According to an AAA Travel survey, nearly 100 million Americans – 4 in 10 U.S. adults – are planning to take a family vacation in 2019, slightly more than last year, with road trips topping many vacationers’ plans. Before you depart from reality, take a moment to ensure you and your loved ones are fully […]

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One Pot Meals on your BBQ Barbecue

One Pot Meals on your BBQ Barbecue

There are so many delicious dishes that you can prepare and cook on your grill. Have you considered using cast-iron pots and conjure up an “all in one pot” meal? Tantilize your guests with the delicious smell that surrounds your coal pit whilst the food is simmering in a pot . This is a very […]

Big Side Dish Ideas for Big Family BBQ Gatherings

Big Side Dish Ideas for Big Family BBQ Gatherings

  Collaborated Content Family gatherings like reunions, picnics and potlucks can bring fun, the chance to reunite with family and, of course, food and celebration. While catching up with family is most important for many, food typically comes in a close second. Tried-and-true favorites are welcome, but so are new additions. This starter duo of […]

Sustainable Eating Made Easy

Sustainable Eating Made Easy

The needs of grocery shoppers are seemingly always evolving, and now more than ever, they want to know where and how their food is produced and what impact it has on the environment. This is commonly referred to as “sustainable eating,” and its popularity is growing among shoppers. Plant-based diets are a tenet of sustainable […]

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ValenQue: Smoked Banana Ice Cream Topped With Smoked Walnut Dust Recipe

ValenQue: Smoked Banana Ice Cream Topped With Smoked Walnut Dust Recipe

Make every date night a memorable one. Smoked Banana Ice Cream Topped With Smoked Walnut Dust Recipe Buckle up friends, have I got a treat for you! I’m very excited to deliver a great dish to everyone today. If you’ve got a smoker, and a particularly sweet significant other that you’d just love to wow, […]

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Tips for Setting the Perfect Holiday Table

Tips for Setting the Perfect Holiday Table

Every holiday season, you invest hours planning and preparing the perfect menu for each celebration you host. While easy and fun may be the name of the game for buffet-style events, when it’s a sit-down soiree, the delightful cuisine you produce deserves a presentation worthy of your efforts. A beautifully set table can elevate your […]

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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Easy Summer Coleslaw Salad Recipe

Easy Summer Coleslaw Salad Recipe

Punched Up Summer Side Ideas for Backyard Entertaining Backyard barbecues and family picnics are plentiful during the summer months, so chances are good you’ll host (or attend) at least one event this season. While you’ll likely feast on a bevy of hamburgers, hot dogs and summer salads, a menu filled with fresh, delicious sides makes […]

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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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Savvy Summer Fitness and Nutrition Tips

Savvy Summer Fitness and Nutrition Tips

Collaborated Content The warmer-weather months are the ideal time to get outdoors, stay active and focus on your health goals. Staying fit and eating healthy can come easy when you keep a few simple tips in mind. Explore Mother Nature If the gym is getting boring or just isn’t your style, it’s time to find […]

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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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Trendy Twists on Sushi: Beefshi Recipes

Trendy Twists on Sushi: Beefshi Recipes

An innovative sushi-style concept, “beefshi” features convenient beef products like pastrami, roast beef, summer sausage, hot dogs, corned beef or bologna prepared in rolls with rice and vegetables. Because recipes like Reuben Roll, Taco Maki, New York Deli Roll and Muffarolletta can be enjoyed individually as appetizers or grouped together for a full meal, these […]

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5 Steps to the Perfect Veggie Kebob

5 Steps to the Perfect Veggie Kebob

Burgers, brats, steak, chicken, pork chops and all the flavors of fresh meat get all the love on the grill, but a well-rounded meal calls for sides and veggies. Before you plan your next backyard barbecue, incorporate tasty vegetables – peppers, asparagus, onions, tomatoes, zucchini and more – for an all-out blitz of fresh-grilled flavor. […]

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Caprese Avocado Toast with Balsamic Glaze

Caprese Avocado Toast with Balsamic Glaze

Provide a tasty snack to tide appetites with this Caprese Avocado Toast. Featuring Filippo Berio Classic Balsamic Glaze as one of the key ingredients, this aesthetically appealing appetizer brings tanginess and artistic flair for a flavorful bite. Simple preparation precedes only five minutes of time in the oven, meaning you can put this tasty snack […]

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4 Steps to Spruce Up Outdoor Spaces

4 Steps to Spruce Up Outdoor Spaces

The combination of heat, precipitation and use can dull the appearance and function of different outdoor spaces like textiles, light fixtures, furniture, decks and more. Try these cleaning solutions to spruce up outdoor living areas and get them in shape for patio season. Find more cleaning tips and a limited-time discount code for a S1800 […]

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Preserving the Wild Harvest….Mushrooms

Preserving the Wild Harvest….Mushrooms

Through the summer months and into the fall, I often find myself with more foraged mushrooms than I know what to do with. This is one case when my eyes end up being bigger than my stomach. Although I may be a bit gluttonous when foraging for food, I never let anything go to waste. […]

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Healthy Gourmet Appetizer Recipes (Tapas)

Healthy Gourmet Appetizer Recipes (Tapas)

Small plates to make for appealing dishes Imagine treating yourself and your dinner guests to a delicious, restaurant-caliber meal without leaving your dining room or hiring a personal chef. Small plates, also known as tapas, are lighter, bite-sized indulgences that you can prepare and style seamlessly. By putting your own artful, unique spin on small […]

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Cook Like a Top Chef this Holiday Season

Cook Like a Top Chef this Holiday Season

Collaborated 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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A Classic Staple for Family Meals: Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

A Classic Staple for Family Meals: Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Every day seems to bring a new food trend, and while it can be tempting to go all-in on the latest craze to hit the shelves, there are lots of tried-and-true foods that still deserve a place at the table. One of those is real, wholesome dairy milk. If you’re thinking about passing over real […]

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Cinnamon-Apple Crostata

Cinnamon-Apple Crostata

Cinnamon-Apple Crostata Pie Pastry (we used Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts) Filling 1/2 cup sugar 4 tsp. cornstarch 2 tsp. cinnamon 4 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples (4-5 medium sized) 1 tsp. sugar (for sprinkling) 2 tbs. chopped pecans Heat oven to 450°. In medium bowl mix together 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon.  Stir […]

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Your First Charcoal Grill

Your First Charcoal Grill

Perhaps you have just moved into your first place or you decided that you wanted to broaden your horizons and try new things. Maybe you went to a Fourth of July Barbecue party and tasted the beautiful smoked flavor and decided you wanted to try to replicate it. After doing your research, you decided that […]

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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 […]

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Roosterkoek, Braaibroodjies & Braai Pie – A Selection of South African Barbecue Breads.

Roosterkoek, Braaibroodjies & Braai Pie – A Selection of South African Barbecue Breads.

In South Africa, a Barbecue is not complete without either simple Barbecue rolls or Barbecued sandwiches. South African’s know this as Roosterkoek (a direct translation from Afrikaans to English is Grill Cake). The South African word for Barbecue is Braai. The indigenous Khoi people from the Cape used to make this bread over open coals. […]

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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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Calling all Foodies: 4 Trends Shaping Home Cooking

Calling all Foodies: 4 Trends Shaping Home Cooking

Today’s chefs and home cooks alike are seeking more meaningful food experiences, with smart, intuitive technology that’s high-performing and saves time. This year, leading brands are changing the way culinary enthusiasts source and prepare their food, emphasizing a heightened level of respect for all ingredients throughout the process. The result? Delicious food and healthier lifestyles. […]

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5 Ways Youth Can Connect Food Choices to a Healthier Planet

5 Ways Youth Can Connect Food Choices to a Healthier Planet

 Although many young people care deeply about global issues like food and the environment, they don’t necessarily see these matters as connected. By learning more about the source of their food and the benefits of making nutritious choices, eating appropriate portions and minimizing food waste, youth can better understand the positive impact on their own […]

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4th July Celebrations Sale

4th July Celebrations Sale

If you are into and Living the Barbecue Lifestyle…. Shopping for Food, Spending Time with Family, Cooking and Hanging Out Outdoors in the Warm Summer Months?   Then you know one of the Best Times to Shop for a Smoker or Grill is the 4th of July Weekend. This Sale Day is BETTER than Black […]

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NEW Batch BBQ Barbecue Rubs! Opening Season

NEW Batch BBQ Barbecue Rubs! Opening Season

It’s that Time of Year again. The time where our Friends and Family get to try the Old Rubs we have been working with AND our Time to OPEN Our New Season up with NEW Rubs! Every Year on March 1st, we open up our Next Batch of BBQ Rubs we Want to Try. We […]

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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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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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Unplug with an Outdoor-Oriented Vacation

Unplug with an Outdoor-Oriented Vacation

Collaborated Content A family vacation is the perfect time to unwind, but it can be even more relaxing with time spent outdoors enjoying nature in all its beauty. Whether you plan your entire trip around a specific activity or just build in a day or two along the way, you can create some unforgettable memories. […]

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7 Dishes Perfect for Game Day

7 Dishes Perfect for Game Day

Fried, grilled, baked or slow-cooked, game day dishes come in all flavors and textures so everyone comes out a winner. Try these classic ideas and new spins to take your home-gate to the next level. Chicken Wings – Bone-in or boneless, skin on or skin off, buffalo or barbecue-glazed, chicken wings are chef’s choice for […]

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BBQ Review: Stonewall Barbecue – Oakgrove, MS

BBQ Review: Stonewall Barbecue – Oakgrove, MS

The star of the plate was the smoked chicken. Wow, it was a perfectly smoked bird. The chicken was tender, moist, and delicious. I was a little saddened when I had exhausted all that was in my meal, and again, it was a full leg quarter. The rub added a good crisp to the meat’s juicy, succulent texture.  

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Prepare your Yard for Spring

Prepare your Yard for Spring

If you love spending time in your yard, the end of summer can mark a period of sadness thinking about the colder temperatures and shorter days you must endure before getting back outside. One sure cure for the blues is looking forward to something fun. Get a head start on spring and use the time […]

The Social Aspect of Barbecue

The Social Aspect of Barbecue

For many of us, the obsession of Barbecue begins at an early age. Usually it starts from a Family or Friends BBQ Party. That first tast of the grizzle on a steak, the sear on that burger or the grill marks on that dog.   The Social Aspect of Barbecue If we are lucky enough, […]

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Simple Rustic Recipes with Chef Laura Vitale

Simple Rustic Recipes with Chef Laura Vitale

Bring Tuscany to the Table Take time to slow down and experience the pure delight of great-tasting food with family and friends. Savoring the moment is at the heart of Tuscan-inspired entertaining, where everyone has a seat at the table to enjoy simple and delicious dishes that boast authentic flavor and incorporate quality ingredients. Simple […]

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A Creative Twist on Halloween Traditions

A Creative Twist on Halloween Traditions

When it comes to Halloween, carving the same pumpkin designs each year can become routine. This year, save a pumpkin and carve your spooky masterpiece into a watermelon instead. Nutrient-rich watermelon can be a healthy alternative to other sweet treats full of added sugar during Halloween festivities as it’s a source of vitamins A and […]

A St. Patty’s Day Sandwich: The Reuben Sandwich Recipe

A St. Patty’s Day Sandwich: The Reuben Sandwich Recipe

In honor of the day when everyone is Irish, welcome family and friends to a traditional St. Patrick’s Day lunch with this Reuben Sandwich recipe. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Reuben Sandwich Recipe Servings: 2 2          tablespoons butter, softened 4          slices rye and pumpernickel swirl bread 4          slices swiss cheese 6          […]

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Cool Lemon Lush Dessert

Cool Lemon Lush Dessert

Celebrate warm weather outdoors with a refreshing treat like Cool Lemon Lush. Find more desserts at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Cool Lemon Lush             Nonstick cooking spray 2          cups flour 1          cup butter, softened 2          packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese 1          cup sugar 1          lemon, juice only 2          […]

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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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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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Safe Grilling Tips for a Sizzling Summer

Safe Grilling Tips for a Sizzling Summer

When temperatures soar this summer, many American families may be seeking a break from the monotony of their everyday routines. To make the most of the extra time at home, firing up the grill can be a simple solution for relatively quick food preparation that also allows for spending time with loved ones in the […]

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We’re Growing

Thank you for Subscribing to our BBQ Blog. Many of you already have a Basic Knowledge of this Cooking Method, whilst many others are still Learning. Some of you Subscribed to get onto Our BBQ Directory (which, after a long while is finally ready for more Submissions). While others are eager to get onto our […]

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The Best and Worst Foods to Eat at a BBQ

The Best and Worst Foods to Eat at a BBQ

Eating healthy at a Summer Barbeque may seem like an impossible task, but the truth is that you can still eat delicious foods and maintain your overall health and wellbeing. It’s important to educate yourself on the best and worst foods; this way, you know what foods are best to avoid and healthy to consume. […]

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BBQ Made Simple: Seasoning

BBQ Made Simple: Seasoning

One of the most important aspects of a BBQ is the preparation process. Preparing, marinating and seasoning your food is the hardest part of grilling food. The rest of the grilling process is simply flipping the food over and fully cooking the food. While the preparation process is important, it is also a lot easier […]

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Coconut Custard Pie Recipe

Coconut Custard Pie Recipe

There’s no better way to top off a scrumptious dinner than with a big slice of this yummy coconut custard pie. With a mild taste of coconut and the sweet taste of custard, you’ll be wanting to go back for seconds. If desired, top with toasted coconut or better yet, some whipped cream.  Find more […]

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Power Packed Lunchbox Ideas

Power Packed Lunchbox Ideas

Packing and prepping wholesome lunches doesn’t have to be a chore. You can kick health into high gear this school year with new ideas to make creative, nutrient-rich meals. Fit to satisfy various dietary restrictions, the Power Your Lunchbox program offers kid-friendly options and allergy-sensitive selections. The program, which is dedicated to helping families make […]

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Make Your Backyard a Paradise with these Simple Tips

Make Your Backyard a Paradise with these Simple Tips

Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space Transforming your backyard into a true extension of your home’s living space is a relatively easy way to add usable square footage and increase enjoyment of your home. Making outdoor upgrades is also a scalable project, meaning you can do as little or as much as your budget allows and […]

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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How to Light a Charcoal Grill

How to Light a Charcoal Grill

By: Christian Lutz How to light a charcoal grill the right way Those of you who still prefer the traditional way of doing a barbecue with a charcoal fired grill often face the important question: How to light it correctly to get a fast and satisfying ember to sizzle a nice steak or sausage?  First a warning, […]

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BBQ Review: The Smokehouse of Laurel – Mississippi

BBQ Review: The Smokehouse of Laurel – Mississippi

Like any Pitmaster in competition, you have good days and bad days, good recipes and great recipes. To Find more Barbecue in your area, check out the BBQ Directory at Pitmasterandthecook.com/home

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Healthy Barbecue Tips

Healthy Barbecue Tips

Is it still a healthy option to Barbecue? Every time we open the web and look for articles regarding Food choices, it bombards us with different theories about the healthiest way to cook,  and which foods are good or bad for you. There is also the worrisome fact that advice can change almost daily! Take […]

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Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars

Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars

Simple, sweet treats are always a win with the family when you need to change things up a bit. Enjoy some decadence with this dessert recipe including creamy cheesecake filling coupled with chocolate cookie dough for a truly rich delight. Find more dessert ideas at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! […]

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Think Outside the Oven this Holiday Season

Think Outside the Oven this Holiday Season

When most families think of Holiday Cooking, they typically picture baked goods and time spent in the kitchen near the oven. This year, you can take your Seasonal meal prep outdoors with cooking methods often overlooked during the Winter: Grilling and Smoking. As one of the most popular dishes during the holidays, turkey is an […]

The 4 Greatest SALT Myths

The 4 Greatest SALT Myths

Salt is everywhere, it seems. It is on our tables, in many of our favorite foods and even in life-saving hospital infusions. Here are the 4 greatest salt myths. After more than a century of debate over the role of salt in human health, the overwhelming medical evidence makes it clear that reducing salt in […]

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How to make Herb Biscuits

How to make Herb Biscuits

Do you know what the secret ingredient for these biscuits are?  Cottage cheese!  These biscuits are crispy-on-the-outside and moist and tender on the inside.  Slap on some butter and these warm and tasty biscuits will melt in your mouth. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! What you’ll need: Flour Baking Powder […]

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Which Steak to Choose for your Barbecue?

Which Steak to Choose for your Barbecue?

It’s warm weather season in the states. If you need any further reason to get Outside and Barbecue!… then it’s to once again enjoy that flavor of the perfect smoke grilled meat. There are many meat cuts that can be enjoyed on the grill but any Pit Master will tell you that some meat cuts […]

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Switch Up Your Game Day Menu

Switch Up Your Game Day Menu

Was your Game Day a flop? a fail? or a success? Burgers and dogs may be typical game day grub, but a lineup that never changes can get tiresome a few weeks into the season. Infuse new energy and homemade favorites into your game day menu so you can enjoy great games and good eats […]

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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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Enter – the Brussel Sprout.

Enter – the Brussel Sprout.

Barbequing is a delicate art form. Slow cooked ribs made of meat that falls from the bone and steak crusted – tough on the exterior and tender internally. Meat that makes you believe that you can be more like Mr. Dos Equis, the most interesting man in the world. Good meat is something to revel […]

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BBQ Review: Dickey’s – Laurel, Mississippi

BBQ Review: Dickey’s – Laurel, Mississippi

For a chain restaurant, Dickey’s does a pretty good job of keeping it real. Real barbecue. Walking in, you’re greeted with the savory smells of smoke. There’s the first test passed. I felt the menu from which to order was in a slightly incoherent order, but that has nothing to do with the food. 

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Brilliant Barbecue Breakfasts

Brilliant Barbecue Breakfasts

Most of us enjoy an Outdoor BBQ. Barbecue lunch and dinners are the norms. However, have you thought of using your grill to cook breakfast? There are so many delicious breakfast items perfect for Grilling. Consider a lazy Sunday Summer morning either at home in your backyard or camping in a peaceful nature retreat. There […]

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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Sweet, Simple After-School Snacking

Sweet, Simple After-School Snacking

Collaborated Content With school back in full swing, the days will be full, packed with classes, homework and after-school sports, music and other extracurricular activities. To make the most of all these endeavors, it’s important to eat well to sustain the critical energy and focus required throughout the day. Smart fueling includes keeping nourishing snacks […]

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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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Soul Warming Comfort Food Recipes

Soul Warming Comfort Food Recipes

Recipes and Tips Rooted in Goodness When cold weather hits, it’s natural to seek comfort in a variety of forms: warm blankets, layers of sweaters and delicious, hearty meals. Winter is the perfect season for spending time indoors honing cooking skills to take your culinary creations to the next level. Opt for Seasonal Produce While […]

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Expert Tips for the Perfect Holiday Roast

Expert Tips for the Perfect Holiday Roast

Wondering what to cook for an upcoming holiday gathering? A beautiful beef roast is a feast for the eyes and the stomach, sure to impress guests of all ages. With a few expert tips and tricks, you’ll be sure to serve a perfectly cooked roast packed full of flavor. Expert Tips for the Perfect Holiday […]

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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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Make it Mediterranean

Make it Mediterranean

3 dishes to highlight the next trend in internationally themed cuisine Collaborated Content Just like forward-thinking culinary artists, many at-home chefs seek out the next trendy flavor to provide friends and family gathered around the table. When pondering which trend you’ll dive into in the future, consider incorporating tastes from an especially influential international location […]

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Healthy Easter Treats

Healthy Easter Treats

It’s an exciting time of year for parents when every kid is eagerly awaiting a visit from the Easter Bunny. In addition, family and friends will get together to enjoy a family Easter meal. It is difficult to turn down your kid’s requests for those sugary Easter treats. However, it is possible to offer healthy […]

Secrets for a Well-Maintained Lawn

Secrets for a Well-Maintained Lawn

Collaborated Content Growing a healthy, appealing lawn isn’t about doing one thing right; it’s about doing a combination of things right. Different aspects of lawn maintenance, whether it’s watering, fertilizing or mowing, are interrelated. If you complete one task incorrectly – or skip it entirely – you may increase problems with insects, diseases and weeds. […]

How to BBQ Healthy

How to BBQ Healthy

If you’re looking for a healthy way to cook your food consider grilling. Research has shown that grilling your meat results in less fat content and reduced risk for some diseases. 

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Entertaining with Ease

Entertaining with Ease

Hosting a crowd can be exciting and rewarding, but it can also come with plenty of challenges. One of the simplest ways to make mealtime stress-free when entertaining is to focus on ingredients that can be incorporated into a variety of different dishes. Quiche Cups in Muffin Tins 5 eggs 1 cup skim milk 1 […]

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Create a Sweet Easter Treat

Create a Sweet Easter Treat

Create a Sweet Easter Treat   This Easter, satisfy guests of all ages with festive cupcakes modeled after the Easter bunny. For more Easter recipes, visit Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make these adorable cupcakes!   Bunny Butt Cupcakes Recipe courtesy of Amanda Rettke of “I am baker” Prep time: 45 minutes Cook […]

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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Tips for Tackling a DIY Deck Project

Tips for Tackling a DIY Deck Project

Collaborated Content While planning a new outdoor living space can be overwhelming, chances are there’s a home improvement retailer nearby that offers an abundance of resources to help you tackle virtually any project. If a DIY deck project is on your to-do list, these tips can help you navigate the aisles like a pro. Do […]

Take Steps Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

There isn’t a better time than now to start getting fit with health information and products so easily accessible. Simply incorporate the basics into your daily routine – good nutrition, adequate exercise and a daily supplement – and start down the path toward better health. Plan a Nutritious Diet The Dietary Guidelines for Americans describes […]

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Crowd-Pleasing Summer Entertaining

Crowd-Pleasing Summer Entertaining

Collaborated Content If you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, game night or TV show marathon with friends this summer, it’s helpful to have a plan in mind before diving in. Consider these tips and recipes featuring Mrs. T’s Pierogies that can help make planning a breeze and allow you to kick back and enjoy the fun […]

Pumped Up Bloody Mary with Bacon and Pierogees!

Pumped Up Bloody Mary with Bacon and Pierogees!

Ditch the celery stick and compliment your spicy Bloody Mary with cheese filled pierogies and BACON! Turn Cooking and Food into FUN! ….Barbecue? Check! We got it! Comfort Food? Check! We got it. Game Day? Yup! Home Entertaining Ideas? Uh-Huh.. Visit Pitmaster and the Cook for Recipes. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE! Pumped Up Bloody Mary […]

A Flavorful Fall Meal for the Entire Family

A Flavorful Fall Meal for the Entire Family

When fall comes around, it brings many iconic flavors, festive traditions and family meals, along with cravings for warm, hearty dishes. For your next gathering of loved ones, whether it’s a special occasion, sporting event or simply spending quality time together, serve a classic comfort food perfect for a small crowd. While a roast leg […]

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Breaking NEWS Alert!

Breaking NEWS Alert!

What Democracy Means: Parody: ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* Self proclaimed Independent Joan Oppengoogle is WANTED for the murder of President Donald Trump! On February 7, 2020 Legendary Forms Printer Representative turned Insurance Agent assassinated the current President while he was on the bowl in the White House Lavoratory. She deviously worked with Government Intelligence (FBI and CIA) to […]

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Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Eating for heart health is actually easier — and more delicious — than you might think. When you have a good plan and plenty of mouthwatering recipes, you’ll enjoy taking care of your heart.  For more heart healthy recipes, go to culinary.net. Apple Crisp 5 cups peeled apple slices 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown […]

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BBQ with Lava Rocks – Easy and Healthy!

BBQ with Lava Rocks – Easy and Healthy!

So, you love to Barbecue but would like to ensure it’s still a part of your healthy lifestyle? Barbecuing on lava hot rocks is the way to do that. Not only is it a healthier option but the flavors are hard to beat. What are lava rocks?   Lava rocks are sourced from volcanic rocks […]

Picnic Perfect: Healthy Breakfast Push Pop Snack

Picnic Perfect: Healthy Breakfast Push Pop Snack

Getting creative with food is especially fun for little ones who like to help create and, of course, eat. Try these Watermelon Push Pops for something sweet and mouthwatering! With bright colors and a little bit of crunch, they can help satisfy your sweet tooth and fuel your body for the day. Push Pop Snack […]

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Pitmaster and the Cook Would LOVE Your Feedback!

Pitmaster and the Cook Would LOVE Your Feedback!

Can you take a minute to help out a struggling writer?   Did you visit our Site? If it needs improvement message us at pitmasterandthecook at yahoo.net   If you LOVE it, can you give us a Great Review? GO TO: g.page/PitmasterCooking/review Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Are you a Pampered Chef?

Are you a Pampered Chef?

Do you enjoy Cooking and/or Socializing with Friends, Family and Neighbors? Then this Opportunity is for you! Doris Christopher founded Pampered Chef in 1980 with the belief that quick tips and powerful tools can fuel a faster, no-fuss cooking experience. But today, many of us don’t even have the time to sit down for an […]

Perfect Wine Pairings for BBQ

Perfect Wine Pairings for BBQ

With the Holidays quickly approaching, it is time to begin planning menus and shopping for groceries, which may leave you facing endless shelves of wine.  Choosing wines to pair with your holiday meal is an important part of the menu planning process. A smart rule is to select quality wines that pair with a variety […]

Cranberry-Beet Bundt Cake with Orange-Walnut Glaze

Cranberry-Beet Bundt Cake with Orange-Walnut Glaze

Cranberry-Beet Bundt Cake with Orange-Walnut Glaze Prep time: 50 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Servings: 16 1          jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellie’s Sliced Pickled Beets, drained 2 1/4    cups granulated sugar, divided 1 1/4    cups dried sweetened cranberries 2 1/2    cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2    teaspoons baking powder 1          […]

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How to Make Snowball Cookies

How to Make Snowball Cookies

When it’s cold outside and snow blankets the ground, try heating up the oven and whipping up a batch of Snowball Cookies.  These cookies are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, and with a hint of coconut added to the frosting, your senses might think you’ve been transported to a tropical beach. […]

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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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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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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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Trend Watch: 2019 Outdoor Living and Design Trends for every Homeowner

Trend Watch: 2019 Outdoor Living and Design Trends for every Homeowner

Outdoor living continues to grow in 2019 as homeowners dream of adding spaces that provide tranquility, connection and touches of nature. More than just a home enhancement, these spaces are meant to inspire people to set digital devices aside and find moments of calm while making memories with friends and family. Now is the perfect […]

Holiday Ham Help

Holiday Ham Help

Collaborated Content If you want to prepare a ham centerpiece for the holidays but don’t know where to start, the National Pork Board has you covered. Find more holiday ham tips and recipes at porkbeinspired.com. SOURCE: National Pork Board Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Minced Meat and Eggs Loaf

Minced Meat and Eggs Loaf

This recipe is simple, savvy, rich in vitamins & minerals, and the good news is – you can make it from leftovers. If by any chance there’s some meat (preferably beef) and boiled eggs left, this recipe will delight you. And you will prepare an amazingly tasteful and nourishing lunch or dinner. Based on the […]

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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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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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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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New Dessert Recipes for Holiday Celebrations

New Dessert Recipes for Holiday Celebrations

With so many traditions and ways to celebrate the holiday season, the options are nearly endless for families looking to spend special moments together. One of the tastiest and most enjoyable activities you can engage in with family and friends is to team up and create sweet eats in the kitchen. Whether you’re a chocolate […]

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Host a Better-for-You Barbecue

Host a Better-for-You Barbecue

Collaborated Content A traditional backyard barbecue is typically filled with a wide array of tempting foods that make it hard to keep a healthy eating plan on track. With a few simple modifications to your menu, you can transform your grilling party into a spread of better-for-you foods you can still enjoy. Get creative on […]

Add Mexican Flair to Game Day Favorites

Add Mexican Flair to Game Day Favorites

Football season, for many people, is just as much about the food as it is about the action. No matter who’s playing and whether you’re at a tailgate or living room watch party, one thing is for sure: football and flavor go hand-in-hand. When you’re huddling up to figure out how to score a touchdown […]

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Comfort Food Review: Estelle’s Southern Cuisine – Laurel, MS

Comfort Food Review: Estelle’s Southern Cuisine – Laurel, MS

There are two reasons this location is included in my review of great barbecue restaurants. First, the ribs are excellent and the offerings are buffet style, so it’s all you can eat. And second, the sides and peripherals are so varied and delicious that its’s worth going just to make a meal out of the veggies.  

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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. […]

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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Keto Barbecue Celebration

Keto Barbecue Celebration

So, you have started with a Keto diet. Your healthy eating based on the low carb, high- fat diet is going well. You are feeling so much healthier and starting to even lose some of those extra pounds from the Christmas indulgence. You suddenly realize that it’s your husband’s birthday celebration next weekend, and you […]

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5 Tips for a Tasty Tailgate

5 Tips for a Tasty Tailgate

Casual and diehard sports fans alike can all agree one of the best parts of game day is the tailgate. Whether you’re heading to the game to take part in the action or tuning in on the big screen, you can light up the scoreboard this season with these tips for a fun, easy and […]

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How To Use A Charcoal Grill

How To Use A Charcoal Grill

So you have decided that you want to start Barbequing. What more, you have done your research and decided that a charcoal grill is the right type of grill for you. So now you have to pick out the charcoal grill that suits you best. One of the first things to consider when purchasing your […]

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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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Kid Friendly Snack: Mini Corn Dog Bites

Kid Friendly Snack: Mini Corn Dog Bites

Mini Morsels for a Kid-Friendly Snack Rally the family together to make and eat these bite-sized versions of corn dogs for an enjoyable, kid-friendly activity and snack.  Parents will enjoy them, too, because they’re easy to make, easy to eat and clean up is a snap. Watch video to see how to make this delicious […]

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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 […]

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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3 Tips to Make Your Next Outdoor BBQ Flawless 

3 Tips to Make Your Next Outdoor BBQ Flawless 

  By: Bethany Cohen  Planning an outdoor gathering can actually be a lot more stressful that planning one indoors. Outdoor entertainment actually brings a lot more challenges and things that you will have to anticipate for accordingly. But, to make things easier for you and more enjoyable for your guests, check out the list below […]

A Full Menu for Fun-Filled Holiday Festivities

A Full Menu for Fun-Filled Holiday Festivities

When holiday gatherings turn into all-day events, having meals ready from morning to night becomes an important part of seasonal hosting. Starting with breakfast through the main course followed by a savory dessert, a full day of celebration calls for a variety of dishes. To help keep your crowd fueled for a wide range of […]

A Dessert you can Torch! Crème Brûlée Recipe

A Dessert you can Torch! Crème Brûlée Recipe

You like playing with Fire. Why not dazzle your guests with a decadent dessert like this Crème Brûlée?  With a rich and creamy filling topped with a sugary crust, these individual-sized sweets can provide a perfect ending to nearly any get-together. Pitmaster’s Recipes Using Fire: A Dessert you can Torch! Crème Brûlée Watch video to […]

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5 Ways to Curb Food Waste

5 Ways to Curb Food Waste

A little extra time in the kitchen before you put groceries away can save a ton of time over the course of a week, while also helping you do your part to protect the environment as Earth Day approaches. Research has shown that shoppers who meal plan and prep have lower grocery bills and make […]

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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 […]

Effortless Summertime Entertaining

Effortless Summertime Entertaining

Summer means it’s time to stock up on fresh produce and light the grill for a season of outdoor gatherings with friends and family. Make entertaining easier with flavorful options that can make menu-planning a breeze all summer long. A nutritious and versatile ingredient, American Pecans can be your secret weapon for a variety of […]

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Soft Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

Soft Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

Spend more time with family in the morning and less time making breakfast with these easy-to-make Soft Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites made with Pillsbury® Refrigerated Breadsticks. They are fun for the kids to make too!  For more recipes go to www.culinary.net. Soft Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites 1 (11oz.) can Pillsbury Refrigerated Breadsticks 3 TBS cinnamon 2 TBS […]

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Grilled Foil Packet Oven Meals (Hobo Bags)

Grilled Foil Packet Oven Meals (Hobo Bags)

Collaborated Content As the saying goes, big things come in small packages, and that may explain the burgeoning popularity of foil-packet recipes. Minimal preparation and cleanup are easy trade-offs for the immense flavors you can create in these tiny containers, whether you prepare them in the oven, on the grill or over an open flame. […]

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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Farm-to-Table: The HOT Food Trend you can enjoy without leaving home

Farm-to-Table: The HOT Food Trend you can enjoy without leaving home

Farm-fresh eggs. Locally grown tomatoes. Herbs sourced onsite. If you’ve eaten out recently, you’ve probably noticed the menus feature locally sourced ingredients. The farm-to-table movement continues to flourish at Restaurants throughout the Country. In fact, rather than the exception, it’s become the expectation. According to the National Restaurant Association, farm-to-table is quickly becoming the new […]

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A Chef’s Advice for Stress-Free Holiday Cooking

A Chef’s Advice for Stress-Free Holiday Cooking

How many times have you heard someone say they’ve slaved away in the kitchen all day? Stress in the kitchen can easily arise for a variety of reasons, especially when you’re strapped for time and have a never-ending to-do list. As a survivor of Gordon Ramsay’s MasterChef competition, Caitlin Meade – a Top 4 Finalist […]

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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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Grand Mother Style Grilled Fish

Grand Mother Style Grilled Fish

Its time to celebrate outdoor BBQ parties with this grand mother style grilled fish. Do you love to make marinated fish on the hot grill? I am sure you definitely love to. I always enjoy making fish on the grill rather than frying it in a pan containing lots of oil, because its a healthier […]

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Simple Holiday Hams

Simple Holiday Hams

Ideas for an easy Easter menu Whether you’re new to hosting or simply looking for ideas to make Easter entertaining easier than ever, there are plenty of ways to save time and stress in the kitchen. Go with what you know. Trying out new recipes is fun, but it can also add stress when they […]

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Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal Recipes

Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal Recipes

Moms pride themselves on serving their families wholesome, homemade meals. But here’s the reality: 60 percent of moms think that coming up with dinner ideas is more difficult than getting their children to go to bed on time. Moreover, 61 percent of moms frequently order takeout or go out to eat because they don’t have […]

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6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

6 Simple, Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

Eggnog Martini and Maple Amaretto Sour are two holiday cocktails that could easily be found on a festive bar menu. However, you can make them yourself in the comfort of your own home. Dazzle guests with an easy, simple trick: extracts. A simple drop of an extract – peppermint, maple, rum or almond – can […]

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Must-Have Recipes for Your Summer Soirees

Must-Have Recipes for Your Summer Soirees

  Collaborated Content Summer is all about enjoying the warm weather with family and friends, but even with the longer summer days, the season can feel short for many. That’s why it’s important to make the most of summer by maximizing your fun in the sun with some of the best memories being made while […]

Fishing and Grilling: How to Cook Fish on your Barbecue

Fishing and Grilling: How to Cook Fish on your Barbecue

Fishing is in humanity’s DNA. From the earliest settlers feeding their villages to our modern, technology-laden expeditions, fishing has firmly seated itself in our past-time hall of fame. The fishing trip as it’s known today can take on many forms. But when we catch a fish and decide we would like to eat it, we […]

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BBQ Review – Hog Heaven

Mississippi is the patron state of gas station barbecue, and Hog Heaven finds itself among these humble origins.  

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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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Warm Weather Farm to Table Foods

Warm Weather Farm to Table Foods

Get out of the kitchen and in your yard. Farm to Table ideas to get your Summer Going! Collaborated Content More daylight in the evening, birds chirping in the morning and plants sprouting up from the ground all signs of warm weather. With the return of outdoor activities and sunshine, it’s the perfect time to […]

Making Sense of Nutrition Labels

Collaborated Content You can find them on the side of most every product at your local grocery store. They are plain and kind of boring but nutrition labels were designed to contain vitally important information for good health and wise food choices. These labels tell you the number of servings in a container, how many […]

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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  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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Health, Well Being and Balance – All on your Wrist

Health, Well Being and Balance – All on your Wrist

The future is here. Thanks to advances in science and technology, combined with the occurring trends of transparency in health – you can now Take Charge of your Health and Monitor your progress right from your Home using your smartphone or iPad. Wearable technology has been the latest craze. But what do you do after […]

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Transform an Outdoor Eyesore

Transform an Outdoor Eyesore

It happens, sometimes over time certain areas in your yard require your attention. This year, for us, it was our old above ground pool area. Last year, we took down the pool. It was very old and needed to go. This year, we found it home to old debri, weeds and remnants from the removal. […]

Top Trends to Inspire your Outdoor Living

Top Trends to Inspire your Outdoor Living

Collaborated Content Outdoor living spaces rank first among special function rooms desired by consumers, according to the American Institute for Architects, and so homeowners are expected to be going all-in for the outdoors in 2018. Trex Company, a maker of premium decking and railing, has gleaned insights from contractors, homeowners and industry experts to compile […]

Sports Drinks – Pros and Cons

Sports Drinks – Pros and Cons

Sports Drinks – Pros and Cons   Sports drinks are flavoured beverages that contain carbohydrates (usually sugar) and minerals such as sodium and potassium. Those minerals are generally referred to as electrolytes. And sports drinks are designed to recharge the electrolytes that were lost while sweating. For professional athletes and people that exercise on a […]

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Is it BarbeCue or BarbeQue? What is the Proper Spelling?

Is it BarbeCue or BarbeQue? What is the Proper Spelling?

Barbecue or Barbeque is both a cooking method and an apparatus. Barbecuing is done slowly over low, indirect heat and the food is flavored from the smoking process. The word “Barbecue” when used as a noun can refer to: the cooking method itself, the meat cooked this way, the cooking apparatus used (the “barbecue grill” […]

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How to Select the Right Wood for Smoking your Protein

How to Select the Right Wood for Smoking your Protein

The Best Woods for Smoking on the BBQ  From making mouthwatering steaks to delicious burgers, great Pitmasters know that there are many different types of wood that are great for smoking on the Barbeque.   For those of you who are new to cooking with wood, you’re in for a treat. Simply adding some wood chips […]

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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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Go Beyond Pecan Pie this Holiday Season

Go Beyond Pecan Pie this Holiday Season

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

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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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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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Festive Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Festive Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Turn your St. Patrick’s Day celebration into a chance to enjoy Irish heritage with hearty foods and a lively atmosphere. When it’s the one day each year it’s acceptable to pinch non-conforming friends and family, it’d be a shame not to go all out. These few simple tips can help you put together the perfect […]

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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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Watermelon Soda Float

Watermelon Soda Float

Ahhhh….soda floats.  Remember being a kid and getting so excited for a root beer float or a coke float during the hot days of summer?  One scoop, then two scoops of vanilla ice cream plopping into the glass. Oh and the root beer, the delectable liquid sugar being poured over the scoops of vanilla ice […]

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A Summer BBQ Picnic

A Summer BBQ Picnic

The oxford dictionary defines a picnic as “an occasion when a packed meal is eaten outdoors, especially during an outing to the countryside “Better still combine your picnic with an Outdoor Barbecue!” Summer allows so many opportunities to pack up and enjoy a Barbecue day with friends and family surrounded by nature. Whether you visit […]

Healthy Recipe Tips and Advice

Healthy Recipe Tips and Advice

For many people, making healthy recipes seems too difficult and time consuming, but with some advance planning and some basic knowledge of nutrition, it is easy to create a week’s worth of healthy meals that you and your family will love. The key to creating delicious and healthy meals for the family is planning …and […]

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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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A Very Versatile Holiday

A Very Versatile Holiday

Collaborated Content When planning this year’s holiday menu, consider building meals around a versatile main course that you can dress up or down and then integrate into easy leftover dishes. A ham is a perfect solution because it works equally well as the centerpiece of an elegant meal or as savory sliders to serve with […]

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5 Tips for Stress-Free Outdoor Entertaining

5 Tips for Stress-Free Outdoor Entertaining

Good food, great company and the beauty of the outdoors: Dining al fresco with family or friends is the perfect way to enjoy beautiful weather. For many people, though, the job of outdoor entertaining can feel somewhat intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. With these simple tips, you’ll end up hosting a memorable, stress-free […]

Natural Gas Barbecue Grills

Natural Gas Barbecue Grills

Barbecuing has been around as long as the caveman have. The first people in the world quickly realized that food tasted better after being cooked on an open fire. In recent history, Barbecuing has become a family tradition. While the majority of families in the United States own a grill, only a few view Grill […]

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Spice Up the Season

Spice Up the Season

Flavorful holiday dishes for every course Collaborated Content Whether this holiday marks your culinary debut or you’re a seasoned chef looking for a fresh take on seasonal favorites, you can take some notes from the pros. Every good chef has an arsenal of tricks and techniques to create amazing dishes every time, and the perfect […]

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Update Summer Food Classics with Asian-inspired flair

Update Summer Food Classics with Asian-inspired flair

Flavor Fusion Update summer food classics with an Asian-inspired flair. Taking our favorite classics and jushing them up a little. A distinctive and unexpected ingredient like rice vinegar is an easy way to bring faraway flavors to your favorite summer dishes. This pantry staple adds an Asian-inspired flavor to recipes of all kinds, from marinades […]

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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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Sensational Salads

Sensational Salads

Add fruits, veggies to meals for plant-forward nutrition Adding more fruits and vegetables is one of the simplest ways to make at-home meals healthier for your family. Focusing your plate on more of the good stuff – vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, plant-based proteins, lean animal proteins and fish – can help you cut […]

A Sweet and Tangy Summer Classic

A Sweet and Tangy Summer Classic

While lemon is a traditional summer flavor, you can add a little extra to your gatherings – from picnics and brunches – with this classic dessert. Quick and easy to make, these Lemon Bars feature a soft crust and a tangy, sweet filling topped with powdered sugar. Watch video to see how to make this […]

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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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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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A Tasty Take on Trendy Toast

A Tasty Take on Trendy Toast

While many food trends come and go, some desired food traits seemingly never go out of style. For example, dishes that provide nutritional benefits will pretty much always be popular, along with types of foods that can be customized to match personalized preferences and tastes. Toast is a versatile option for nearly anyone seeking a […]

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Passing the Torch for Holiday Hosting

Passing the Torch for Holiday Hosting

Collaborated Content For most families, the holidays are filled with time-honored traditions, many that have been passed down from one generation to the next. However, when the time comes for the next generation to begin carrying the torch for those treasured traditions, the transition can be a bit bumpy. For some, spending the holidays as […]

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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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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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Authentic Old Fashioned German Potato Salad

Authentic Old Fashioned German Potato Salad

Potato salad is believed to have originated in Germany, spreading widely throughout Europe and later to European colonies. American potato salad most likely originated from recipes brought to the U.S. by way of immigrants during the nineteenth century. American-style potato salad is served cold and often includes  mayonnaise, herbs and vegetables which is actually a simplified form […]

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5 Ways the Whole Family Can Eat Healthy

5 Ways the Whole Family Can Eat Healthy

People are understandably conscious about the foods they’re eating and where they come from. The human eating space has seen the rise of whole, clean and natural foods, and in the last couple of years, the trend has even moved into pet foods. Many pet parents who eat healthy and care about where their food […]

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Watergate Salad

Watergate Salad

It only takes 5 ingredients to make this creamy delight that is so simple to make and so delicious. You’ll want to double or even triple the recipe because it will not last long. Watergate Salad 1 package instant pistachio pudding mix 1 (8oz) can crushed pineapple, with juice 1 cup minature marshmallows 1/2 cup […]

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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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Healthy Mealtime Inspiration from your Pantry

Healthy Mealtime Inspiration from your Pantry

One of the secrets to ordering less takeout and serving more nutritious homemade meals may be as simple as keeping a well-stocked pantry of canned foods. By cooking with canned foods, you can cut down prep time, meaning less time in the kitchen and more time with family. Canned fruits, vegetables, proteins and soups can […]

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So you wanna be a better Cook?

So you wanna be a better Cook?

So you want to be a better Cook, become a Barbecue Grillmaster? Perhaps you already mastered the Grill? Now you want to become a BBQ Pitmaster? To become a Pitmaster with high regard, it takes lots of experimenting and a commitment. A BBQ Pitmaster is someone who has not only mastered the art of creating […]

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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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An Elegant Holiday Meal

An Elegant Holiday Meal

Creating the perfect holiday meal for family and friends may be easier than you think. Start with an elegant Reverse-Seared Prime Rib Roast from Omaha Steaks and pair it with savory toppings, gourmet sides like Brussels sprouts and roasted garlic mashed potatoes and round out your festive feast with a seasonal dessert for a memorable […]

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Family-Favorite Comfort Food Recipes

Family-Favorite Comfort Food Recipes

3 Dairy-Inspired Dish Recipes for Weeknight Dinners Warm meals that come together quickly are a necessity for busy families, especially on weeknights filled with homework, practices, meetings and more. Serving up comfort foods that require less time in the kitchen make for more moments spent together at the table. Hearty and satisfying, this Chicken and […]

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Health Benefits of Magnesium

Health Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium is an important mineral, playing a role in over 300 enzyme reactions in the human body. Its many functions include helping with muscle and nerve function, regulating blood pressure, and supporting the immune system. An adult body contains around 25 gram (g) of magnesium, 50–60% of which the skeletal system stores. The rest is […]

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Proper Smoking Without a Proper Smoker

Proper Smoking Without a Proper Smoker

Nothing is quite as mouthwatering as the smell of a meal on the smoker. The extra time spent smoking versus grilling is well worth while. You may be asking, what if I do not have a proper smoker? No problem. A smoky meal is obtainable from a gas or charcoal grill as well. You may […]

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Double Chocolate Breakfast Bread Pudding

Double Chocolate Breakfast Bread Pudding

Anything is possible when you have the energy to take on the day. Protein shakes have grown in popularity because they’re a convenient and healthy way to curb hunger and give your body sustained energy. Plus, they can give your favorite recipes a protein boost.  For more recipes, go to culinary.net. Double Chocolate Breakfast Bread […]

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YouTube BBQ Pitmaster’s – Connect and Learn

YouTube BBQ Pitmaster’s – Connect and Learn

Views of YouTube Barbecue Pitmaster’s videos have seen a huge increase in popularity. YouTube is now registering over 1.8 billion users every month. In May 2019 YouTube announced that watch time on their videos amounted to over 250 million hours a day, importantly this is an increase of 39% over the last year. There are […]

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Salisbury Steak Recipe

Salisbury Steak Recipe

Enjoying a meal together at the table is surely one of the all-time holiday traditions for many families. Make this holiday season one to remember by turning to a centerpiece that’s tough to top: steak. By combining Premium Ground Beef from Omaha Steaks with flavorful additions like mushrooms and onion, you can turn a seasonal […]

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FEED YOUR FITNESS with Seafood

FEED YOUR FITNESS with Seafood

Collaborated Content Whether you’re a competitive sprinter chasing a new record or an everyday gym hound looking to get the most from your workout, seafood is among the best foods to support an athletic lifestyle. It not only delivers great-tasting nutrition, but also provides one-of-a-kind health benefits. SOURCE: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Republished by Blog […]

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Focus on Nutrition: 5 ways to add more nutrients to your lifestyle

Focus on Nutrition: 5 ways to add more nutrients to your lifestyle

5 ways to add more nutrients to your lifestyle Collaborated Content A nutritious diet is crucial for overall health and well-being. While it’s OK to indulge from time to time, it’s important to make sure you’re providing your body with appropriate nourishment. There are many ways to help you add more of the essential nutrients […]

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Snack like a Pro this Football Season

Snack like a Pro this Football Season

7 Ways to Snack like a Pro this Football Season (BPT) – Football season is quickly approaching, which means it will soon be time for tailgating or watching the big game on TV. For many of us, this time of year is tough on our diet and exercise plans, but it doesn’t have to be, […]

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Throw the Ultimate Tailgate

Football season is back, and that means it’s time to stock up on all the tailgating essentials. Nailing the food lineup is key because few things can ruin a good game like getting “hangry” before kickoff. This year, kick your game up a notch with simple tailgating recipes that bring the perfect blend of flavor […]

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Perfect Pantry Pastas

Perfect Pantry Pastas

Meals made easy with household essentials Constantly seeking out recipe-specific ingredients that may only be used once or twice can be a burden. Instead, keep your home stocked with necessities to simplify dinner prep with dishes made using common household staples. One perfect example: pastas. These recipes for Minestrone Pasta Saute with Ricotta, Creamy One-Pot […]

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Tips in Buying Cooking Materials

Tips in Buying Cooking Materials

Cooking is already hard as it is without having to deal with defective cooking materials and equipment. Besides, not only will you slow down the cooking process when you buy substandard materials, you will also put your family and your house at risk of fire and other injuries that defective appliances and cooking materials may […]

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Cook Comfort Food Once, Enjoy it Twice

Cook Comfort Food Once, Enjoy it Twice

Cook once, eat twice. It’s a kitchen practice as simple as it sounds. Cook a base dish that can be enjoyed today and used for an entirely different meal tomorrow. For example, bake some fish for tonight’s dinner, and enjoy fish tacos for tomorrow’s lunch. Cook Comfort Food Once, Enjoy it Twice With so many […]

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No Bake Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake

No Bake Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake

Add the rich flavor of caramel to your dessert table with a recipe like this No Bake Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake for a tempting, tasty treat. Find more dessert recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! No Bake Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake 10        graham crackers, crumbled 7          tablespoons butter, melted 1/4       cup […]

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Creamy Raspberry Mocha Parfait

Creamy Raspberry Mocha Parfait

Nearly anytime can be a good time for a decadent dessert. This Creamy Raspberry Mocha Parfait, which combines the flavors of instant coffee, chocolate and raspberries, can be a perfect nightcap to almost any meal. Find more dessert recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Creamy Raspberry Mocha Parfait Servings: […]

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Fiesta Chicken Snacks

Fiesta Chicken Snacks

Having fun in the kitchen can be an easy way to get kids involved for a family-friendly activity. These Fiesta Snacks call for flavors many kids love stacked up in a way that allows them to aid in the process. Find more snack recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! […]

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Cast Iron Apple Pear Crumble

Cast Iron Apple Pear Crumble

The name Abraham Darby may be unfamiliar to you, but novice and expert cooks alike are probably well acquainted with his contribution to the culinary world— modern cast iron cookware. In the early 1700s, Darby created a technique for casting iron that is similar to method we use today. One of the most versatile pieces […]

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A Leftover Meat Rhapsody

A Leftover Meat Rhapsody

You have probably heard of smart or economical cooking. This type of cooking is not only good for your budget. The diversity of delicious recipes with leftovers will delight you in all ways. Leftover recipesare usually easy and fast due to the fact the main ingredients have already been cooked. It takes just a bit […]

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Top 5 Best Supermarket BBQ Sauces

Top 5 Best Supermarket BBQ Sauces

We’ve been Que’ing for quite some time now. Usually we buy our Sauces and Rubs Online, but occasionally we will buy Sauces stocked by Supermarkets. We’ve read many Reviews of Store bought Sauces and usually totally disagree. Our taste buds usually go for more robust and savory Sauces, with less sugar/sweetness. So, here are our […]

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How to use Wood Planks to Infuse Flavor on the Grill

How to use Wood Planks to Infuse Flavor on the Grill

Now that the Barbecue Season is in full swing why not try out some different cooking techniques on your grill?  Grilling planks and cedar wraps are widely available and have become a Barbecuers favorite method for added wood and smoke flavor. Check out your local specialist BBQ shop or our Amazon Store for a broad […]

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Enjoy Your Outdoor Kitchen All Year Long

Enjoy Your Outdoor Kitchen All Year Long

Building an outdoor kitchen is a significant investment that can be rewarding for years to come. It’s important to take advantage of nice days and temperate seasons as much as possible, no matter in which part of the country you live. However, with proper planning and preparation, you can fully maximize the enjoyment of your […]

5 Recipes that Can Help Improve Your Health

5 Recipes that Can Help Improve Your Health

When it comes to nutritious eating, finding and creating tasty yet healthy recipes is key for many people. One delicious and nutritious ingredient to add to a variety of dishes: U.S.-grown Montmorency tart cherries, which are abundant in anthocyanins – a natural compound that contributes to the ruby-red color, distinctive sweet-tart taste and is also […]

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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 […]

Cocktail party quantity guide [Infographic]

Cocktail party quantity guide [Infographic]

Whether your gathering is designed to be more intimate with a few guests or something livelier of a much larger scale, follow these guidelines from the Chinet brand for how much food and drink to have on hand for a cocktail party.   Collaborated Content Family Features Chinet Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Different Types of Barbecue Grills

Different Types of Barbecue Grills

Summer is here, which means that it is time to begin grilling and preparing awesome Barbecue parties. The only problem is you have not bought your BBQ Grill yet. When purchasing your first Grill you will find that you have a large array of options available to you. It may seem overwhelming at first due […]

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Easy Breakfast Casserole

Easy Breakfast Casserole

You’ve probably heard the saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” If the morning rush in your house means grabbing a toaster pastry or skipping breakfast entirely, it’s actually easier than you may think to refuel the body, energize the mind and spend some family time around the table. Find more breakfast […]

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Powerful Food Pairings

Powerful Food Pairings

Make taste and nutrition a priority for family meals According to the “Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior,” studies have proven that eating meals together as a family can improve communication and relationships, which is especially important during times of uncertainty and life’s more difficult moments. Great-tasting foods like pork and pulses can be combined […]

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Savoring Salad Season

Savoring Salad Season

Collaborated 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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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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Potato, Turkey and Veggie Casserole Recipe

Potato, Turkey and Veggie Casserole Recipe

  Potato, Turkey and Veggie Casserole Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Servings: 6 1          tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon, olive oil 3/4       pound extra-lean ground turkey breast 1/2       teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1/2       teaspoon garlic powder 1/2       teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2       teaspoon salt (optional) 1          can (15 […]

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How to Find Great Barbecue

How to Find Great Barbecue

Tips For Finding A Great Barbecue Joint  As an avid fan of Barbecue, I acknowledge that opinions vary greatly on what makes a great dish. Otherwise, why would there be different styles of Que? It seems everyone has a different idea of what it means to make great Barbecue.   I wholly embrace this fact, […]

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How to Throw a Sizzling Outdoor Summer Party

Raise your glasses high — cocktail parties are the toast of this summer’s entertaining. Don’t know where to start? Think barware, which is nearly as hot as the rising temperatures. That’s why we turned to designer Julie Robbins from Replacements, Ltd., the world’s largest retailer of vintage and current dinnerware, for fabulously fun ideas sure […]

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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Can’t Decide on a Vegetable? MIX IT UP! Veggie Foil Packs BBQ

Can’t Decide on a Vegetable? MIX IT UP! Veggie Foil Packs BBQ

Feeling indecisive about what vegetable to choose to go with that chicken breast you are about to throw on the grill? Perhaps this side can help. I’ve made this side primarily in a skillet on the stove, but after trying it on the grill, I enjoy the crisp crunch that a grill allows compared to […]

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Pack a Healthier Lunchbox this School Year

Pack a Healthier Lunchbox this School Year

When school is in session, it’s the perfect time to renew your family’s healthy eating habits by getting in a groove of lunchbox packing. While packing a healthy school lunch day after day can seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be. By taking the free Power Your Lunchbox Promise, you can gain access to customizable, […]

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Entertain in Style

Entertain in Style

It’s never too early to plan ahead, especially when you are expecting guests in your home. Your family and friends know and might love your style, but it can be important to spice things up now and again to impress your visitors. Factors such as lights, music and food can affect your guests experience in […]

Liquid Smoke – Does it Add an Authentic Smoke Flavor?

Liquid Smoke – Does it Add an Authentic Smoke Flavor?

Liquid smoke is a liquid flavoring. It is commonly used as a substitute for cooking with real wood smoke i.e Barbecue grilling/smoking.It can be added to any meat or vegetable and will impart a smokey flavor to that food. The purist grill master out there, still would prefer the open barbecue grill and to be […]

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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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Take Down a Tantalizing Tailgate: Recipes Included!

Take Down a Tantalizing Tailgate: Recipes Included!

Whether you prefer watching your favorite teams in-person or on TV, tailgate season means it’s time to break out your party’s favorite foods from appetizers and snacks to all-out meals. Go long for a touchdown-worthy tailgate or settle in for game day on the couch with these recipes for a bold burger, sweet-and-spicy wings and […]

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5 Clever Hacks to Simplify any Family’s Morning Routine

5 Clever Hacks to Simplify any Family’s Morning Routine

Getting the family out the door on time every morning is no small feat. Seemingly simple tasks like getting dressed, packing backpacks and making breakfast can quickly turn into chaos. Before you know it, you’re running late and the kids haven’t even eaten as you dash to the car. Stop dreading the stressful start to […]

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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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A Quick Worknight Meal: South West BBQ Turkey Breasts

A Quick Worknight Meal: South West BBQ Turkey Breasts

Why grill dogs and burgers on the gaser cause you’re tired after work? Why not have a quick BBQ Turkey Breast smoked over Mesquite wood? Many of us grew up with that home cooked taste of a Shake and Bake Pork Chop. Well, they came out with a BBQ Glazed One and it got me […]

Mission for Nutrition: Healthy Family Eating

Mission for Nutrition: Healthy Family Eating

Eating healthy as a family starts with a plan involving nutritious ingredients, and one of the easiest ways to incorporate them is through meal prepping. By organizing recipes and the ingredients you’ll need to make them ahead of time, you’re saving time in the kitchen and helping ensure your family members won’t go off-course. Dishes […]

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Party Prep Pointers for Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining

Party Prep Pointers for Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining

Thoughts of hosting and entertaining during one of the busiest seasons of the year can be stressful. With so much party preparation for the holidays, from decor to drinks and appetizers to activities, it’s easy to see how even the most experienced hosts can get a little flustered. One way to make sure you get […]

Prepare la decoración festiva

Prepare la decoración festiva

Deliciosa comida, vino refinado, amigos y familiares. Estos son algunos de los ingredientes preferidos de la temporada festiva. Afortunadamente, es posible organizar una celebración innovadora con familiares y amigos sin gastar una fortuna. En ALDI, puede ahorrar hasta un 50% en vinos, y productos para cocinar y hornear.* Un menú con aperitivos encantadoramente presentados y […]

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Grill Maintenance and Cleaning Tips

Grill Maintenance and Cleaning Tips

How to Clean Your Gas Grill Hi everyone! In this article we are going to examine an often-overlooked necessity in barbecuing: grill maintenance. It’s important to keep your grill clean and there are a number or reasons for this. First, each meal is different and you may not want to enjoy the flavors of your […]

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Embracing Autumn with Fall Harvest Favorites: New Recipes!

Embracing Autumn with Fall Harvest Favorites: New Recipes!

While this autumn season will likely look different than years past, wholesome meals celebrating fall flavors provide something to look forward to. Eating foods like walnuts, colorful fruits and vegetables, and whole grains can be a solution for improving overall well-being in an enjoyable, delicious way. Along with fall favorites like root vegetables, Brussels sprouts, […]

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Secret Pitmaster Pork Rib Recipe

Secret Pitmaster Pork Rib Recipe

Summer is upon us and that means one thing … Grilling. Gather your friends and family for a Barbecue with your favorite recipes, including fresh pork! Chef Ernest Servantes officially kicked-off Grilling Season in Miami doing what he does best: cooking up something special on the grill using Smithfield Fresh Pork. Chef Servantes has all […]

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Pitmaster’s Perfect BBQ Backyards

Pitmaster’s Perfect BBQ Backyards

As the weather starts to shift and the crisp air settles in, your first inclination might be to head indoors, cozy up with a blanket and save that deck and patio project you’ve been researching for next year. Not so fast. While home improvement stores sell spring and summer as the seasons for all things […]

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Cranberry Strata Recipe: Delicious Layered Dessert

Cranberry Strata Recipe: Delicious Layered Dessert

Did you know that strata is Italian for layers?  So you’ll be happy to know that this “strata” is packed with delicious layers, so be ready to sink your teeth into cream cheese, cranberries, cinnamon and french bread.Make this recipe the night before to allow it to chill over night and then pop it into […]

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Cherry-Glazed Duck Breast Salad Recipe

Cherry-Glazed Duck Breast Salad Recipe

Add Sizzle to Summer Salads During the warm summer months, salad makes for a refreshing lunch or convenient dinner option that can be delicious and nutritious. With a variety of salad options available, they don’t have to be boring or monotonous. For example, greens can instantly transform into a unique meal when you add creative […]

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Baked Bread to Celebrate St. Patty’s Day

Baked Bread to Celebrate St. Patty’s Day

From hearty stews to minty pies, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are all about enjoying the flavors of the holiday. Whether you’re cooking up a full meal or simply serving appetizers, this Irish Potato Bread makes for a simple, tasty snack to feed your crowd. Baked Bread to Celebrate St. Patty’s Day Watch video to see […]

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Wood Pellets – Gaining in Popularity

Wood Pellets – Gaining in Popularity

Wood pellets form when sawdust compresses under extreme pressure. This pressure heats the wood and binds it together. They become a form of fuel to use when smoking and grilling. They bring a unique smoked flavor to meat and vegetables. They are easy to use and are gaining in popularity. Here’s why: Wood Pellets – […]

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The Perfect Veggie for any Meat

Who loves a good BBQ? Everyone! There’s nothing like a nice cut of meat, seasoned properly and flamed kissed. But there’s always the conflicting decision of what veggies should you have with it? Some say it depends on the meat, others say it depends on the side or the combination of the two. In my […]

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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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Uncovering the Top Mexican Food Trends for 2021

Uncovering the Top Mexican Food Trends for 2021

Many families constantly search for meal inspiration, and one of the best ways is to look toward trendy tastes for new options to add to the menu. One of the country’s top Hispanic food brands, Cacique, tapped culinary experts and chefs Aarón Sánchez, Bricia Lopez and Santiago Gomez to curate the third annual “What’s Next […]

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One Shopping List–Three Meals

One Shopping List–Three Meals

When the weather turns cold, we find ourselves craving heartier fare—rich and savory stews, tender roasts, and slow-roasted, caramelized root vegetables. But those hearty dishes are often calorie-laden and less than waistline-friendly. However, with a few fresh ingredients paired with pantry staples, you can create delicious, hearty, and healthy dishes to warm you up this […]

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Throw a Shamrockin’ St. Patrick’s Day Party

Throw a Shamrockin’ St. Patrick’s Day Party

With Irish Classics and Green-Tinted Treats. Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day (St. Paddy’s / St. Patty’s) It doesn’t take the Luck o’ the Irish to throw a great St. Patrick’s Day party. These tips and recipes will help you throw a festive celebration you’ll enjoy as much as your guests — including make-ahead corned beef […]

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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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Grilled Shrimp and Grits

Grilled Shrimp and Grits

Inspired by Low Country Shrimp and Grits, this grilled version makes a great weekend meal or a plan-ahead weeknight dinner. The best part about this dish is that much of your meal can be prepared ahead of time. When ready to serve, cut out your polenta cakes and grill the shrimp. The gravy comes together […]

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5 Steps for Better Meal Prep

5 Steps for Better Meal Prep

Eating healthier and saving time around the house are common goals for many families, and there’s one solution that can help attain both: meal-prepping. By planning and preparing meals in advance of each week, you can practice better portion control while creating free time for normally hectic mornings, afternoons and evenings. Consider these tips to […]

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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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BBQ Barbecue Festivals this Summer

BBQ Barbecue Festivals this Summer

So you’ve experimented in your backyard all year long. Now is the time to get your family out and about. But what to do? Barbecue of course! If you are looking for the Best BBQ in town, you don’t have to head over to Memphis in May or the American Royal. There’s great Barbecue right […]

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Sipping on Summertime Sweets

Sipping on Summertime Sweets

When it’s summertime and you crave something cold and fruity, try using your favorite frozen fruit for a refreshing drink. For example, strawberries with frozen pink lemonade concentrate combine to make a spritzer recipe worth sharing. This fizzy Strawberry Spritzer can delight your taste buds and keep you quenched while enjoying the summer sun. Watch […]

Cheese Burger Turnover – Easy Recipe for School Nights

Cheese Burger Turnover – Easy Recipe for School Nights

A Quick School Night Meal Dinner ideas for busy school nights can be such a chore. Don’t fret, this recipe for Cheeseburger Turnovers is easy enough the kids can help, too. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Cheeseburger Turnover Recipe 1          pound ground beef 1/2       cup onion, chopped 2          tablespoons ketchup 1          […]

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Game Day Entertaining Tips

Game Day Entertaining Tips

Just like your favorite sports team, hosting a winning big-game party or tailgate takes planning, preparation and teamwork. To make your festivities fun-filled, remember these entertaining tips that are sure to score big with your fans. 5 Tips to Tackle a Tasty Game Day Menu Scatter the refreshments. Help direct movement and traffic flow by […]

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Eliminate Outdoor Cooking Mistakes

As humans we all make mistakes. It is human nature to do so and cannot be prevented each and every time. When it comes to Barbequing this rule is no different. We often make mistakes that we do not even realize until we taste our food or something potentially dangerous happens. Some mistakes just mean […]

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Outdoor Entertaining Tablescape Ideas

Outdoor Entertaining Tablescape Ideas

I don’t know about you, but the thought of preparation and planning for a BIG Party – throws me for a loop and sets my mind into information overload. When I first got engaged, some of the ladies I worked with (at the time) were gracious enough to buy me a Wedding Planning Book as […]

Breakfast for Dessert

Breakfast for Dessert

While having breakfast for dinner is a popular concept, you can turn breakfast crepes into dessert with this recipe featuring creamy custard filling and decadent chocolate sauce. Find more dessert recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Boston Cream Pie Crepes Recipe adapted from Taste of Home and Girl […]

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Popcorn Pepperoni Pizza Dipper Recipes + More

Popcorn Pepperoni Pizza Dipper Recipes + More

Make Your Movie Night Pop Invite your friends and neighbors over, spread out some comfy seating and dim the lights. Whether it’s a kids’ birthday party, game day, an adult gathering or nearly anything in-between, hosting a movie night in the comfort of your own home – or on a projector in the yard – […]

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Natural Ingredient Fire Color Changer

Natural Ingredient Fire Color Changer

So you’ve got your Fire pit all set up. You’ve been gathering friends around for S’mores parties, camp horror stories and now you’re wondering what fun thing you can do at your next gathering? Naturally Change the Colors of Your Campfire To understand how to change the color of your campfire, we’ve got to understand […]

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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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Perfect Apple Pie

Perfect Apple Pie

From family dinners to spur-of-the-moment picnics, pies are easy to make and easy for family and friends to appreciate. To save time in the kitchen, start with Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts for a flaky, tender base. Just unroll it into your favorite pie plate or tart pan, spoon in a delicious fruit filling, bake and […]

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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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Holiday Recipes Worth Sharing

Holiday Recipes Worth Sharing

Savor Simplicity Holiday recipes worth sharing Most great holiday gatherings start with great food and end with quality time spent with loved ones. This holiday season, rely on simple recipes that let you spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating special moments with family and friends. As a holiday host, it may […]

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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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Panzanella Salad with Grapes and Radicchio

Healthy Grilling is just a stones throw away. Head out to your Deck, Fire up the Grill and make this Healthy Dinner Choice.  Panzanella Salad with Grapes and Radicchio Prep Time: 10 minutes. Cook time: 10 minutes Yield: Makes 6 servings Ingredients Dressing 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon orange […]

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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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$Earn for Reviewing Consumer Products

$Earn for Reviewing Consumer Products

One of the perks of being in a Social Media Club is the Exclusive Sharing of Opportunities. Jobs, Upcoming Sales, Coupons, Promo Codes, Promotions, Giveaways, What’s Trending, News & Information. Whether you’re just starting out on Social Media, are an experienced influencer, hobbiest or just connected to see friends photo’s on social media – you […]

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Healthy Hummus: Caramelized Sweet Onion Hummus

Healthy Hummus: Caramelized Sweet Onion Hummus

Whether you’re hosting a houseful of guests or simply keeping your family’s hunger at bay before dinner, appetizers can be a home chef’s best friend. Simple options like dips allow for personalization while keeping cook time to a minimum. The next time you’re looking for a quick fix, consider this Caramelized Sweet Onion Hummus recipe […]

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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 or […]

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Jalapeño Popper Cups Recipe

Jalapeño Popper Cups Recipe

Savor each bite of light and flaky crust filled with a creamy mixture of jalapeños and bacon in these Jalapeño Popper Cups. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Jalapeño Popper Cups 8              strips bacon, chopped 4              medium jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced 2              teaspoons minced garlic 2              packages (8 ounces each) […]

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Skills you Need to Develop to Improve Your Cooking

Skills you Need to Develop to Improve Your Cooking

If you think cooking involves opening the refrigerator and putting the frozen dinner inside the microwave, you are wrong. It involves far more than you think and if you want to improve your cooking, you will take this to heart. It requires a lot of preparation, testing, cutting and tasting. And in some cases, even […]

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Picnic-Perfect Plates for Outdoor Dining

Picnic-Perfect Plates for Outdoor Dining

Picnic-Perfect Plates for Outdoor Dining Picnics, patio dining and al fresco foods all come to mind when warmer weather allows families and friends to enjoy the flavors of homemade meals in the great outdoors. As you seek out recipes for outdoor entertaining and more, try keeping the options light and simple with dishes that can […]

Choose Chili ! Some Like it HOT.

Choose Chili ! Some Like it HOT.

Love it or hate it you simply cannot ignore the chili pepper! It is not an addictive ingredient, but it gives the body an endomorphic boost which if you can stand the heat leaves you with a feeling of euphoria. Choose Chili ! Some Like it HOT. What is a Chili Pepper   It is a fruit […]

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5 Steps for Game Day and Party Success

5 Steps for Game Day and Party Success

  Whether you have been planning for months or you’re inviting guests the day of, hosting a huge crowd on game day requires a bit more than RSVPs and a welcoming setting. Whether a “huge crowd” to you means five guests or 50, starting out with a plan can help make the day more enjoyable […]

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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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Cooking and Eating Light

Cooking and Eating Light

With the humongous servings that restaurants serve these days, Americans have grown used to eating large amounts of food every day. This is good if the food that they eat is nutritious and lesser in calories. Unfortunately, this is not the case. That is why, it is important that when you do eat at home, […]

4 Great American Barbecue Competitions

As I sat at my desk writing, I began to think about competition Barbecue and its effect on Barbecue overall. Competition does a great service to the Barbecue Community. It serves as a proving ground for greatness. One can’t simply walk up to the judges and hand them a dish that wasn’t carefully planned, crafted, […]

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How to Look for a Good Cooking School

How to Look for a Good Cooking School

Cooking may seem hard to do and it actually is, to the novice. But once you learn the various techniques, you will find out that cooking is actually a breeze. There are processes and techniques that will help you prepare a mean dish for your family and you can learn all this from a good […]

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The American Royal Weekend, Kansas City, MO

The American Royal Weekend, Kansas City, MO

Barbecue Sentiments from Kansas City Writer As we march closer to the dark, dreary days of Winter, we are beginning to see the last vestiges of warmer times. The crispness in the air is growing more and more abundant, the pumpkin flavor begins tightening its annual grip on the Food Industry and the Backyard Cookout […]

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It’s all about The Rub: BBQ Rub Review

It’s all about The Rub: BBQ Rub Review

Slow cooking is an honored tradition of food preparation. There’s something in the process. Heating your cooking surfaces to the perfect temperature, preparing your ingredients, coating your choice meat with a rub that’s just waiting to crust… oh so deliciously, and then basting again and again while the hours whiddle away. Slow cooking allows a […]

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Top 10 Best Selling BBQ Grill Gadgets on Amazon – RIGHT NOW!

Top 10 Best Selling BBQ Grill Gadgets on Amazon – RIGHT NOW!

Summer is here and with this, there are opportunities to Barbecue for any reason! There are many Barbecue Gadgets you can invest in. The dictionary definition of a gadget is a small mechanical or electronic device or tool, especially an ingenious or novel one. However, not all of them are as useful as advertised. Many are […]

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5 Tips to Encourage Picky Eaters

5 Tips to Encourage Picky Eaters

Feeding an entire family can be difficult enough on its own with busy evenings full of hustle and bustle. One additional factor that can cause even more headaches is dealing with a picky eater, especially a child whose preferred menu ranges from hot dogs to candy. If you’re looking to widen the palate of your […]

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Nutritious Family Meals Full of Flavor

Nutritious Family Meals Full of Flavor

Putting healthy meals on the table continues to be a year-round goal for many families, one that can become more difficult with the satisfying and savory flavors of comfort-food season. From breakfast to dinner and every meal in-between, it can feel daunting to prepare simple and nutritious recipes without sacrificing taste. While seeking healthier options […]

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Chinese Style Beef Bao Buns with Pickled Red Onions

Chinese Style Beef Bao Buns with Pickled Red Onions

Whether this back-to-school season calls for at-home learning or heading back to the classroom, busy evenings are likely a constant for many families. One way to relieve stress and hit reset on hectic times is by enjoying a meal around the table with loved ones. For an ethnic twist on mealtime, try these Chinese Style […]

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Back-to-School Meals in Minutes

Back-to-School Meals in Minutes

Mexican menu ideas for simple family dinners Collaborated 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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Savory Leek, Raisin and Ricotta Tart 

Savory Leek, Raisin and Ricotta Tart 

Versatile recipes that make mealtime a cinch for busy families are one easy way to free up time for moments with loved ones. This Savory Leek, Raisin and Ricotta Tart is a perfect example of a dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack or even if your family gets a craving for […]

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New Food Trends During Covid Can Save Time and Money

New Food Trends During Covid Can Save Time and Money

As families continue to adjust their meal routines amidst a worldwide pandemic, there are trends you and your loved ones can follow to improve your general health, maintain a budget and spend more time together. Home cooking: According to a study conducted by Hunter on how COVID-19 has changed home cooking, 54% of Americans are cooking […]

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Safe Entertaining Tips in a COVID-19 World

Safe Entertaining Tips in a COVID-19 World

Depending on where you live, restrictions on social gatherings may become less strict in the coming weeks and months. However, many experts caution that care should still be exercised when groups of people gather. After an extended period without social contact, it’s only natural to crave some interaction, and there’s evidence that doing so can […]

BBQ You Tube Interview: Cooking with Ry

BBQ You Tube Interview: Cooking with Ry

As all of us know, you never stop Learning when it comes to Barbecue Cooking and Grilling. We recently, caught up with one of our Favorite You Tubers – Ry from Cooking with Ry and decided to Share our Interview with you – our Readers. BBQ You Tube Interview: Cooking with Ry Channel Link: You […]

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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 ValenQue Elvis Bacon Banana Split Sunday Recipe What You will Need: 2 whole Banana’s 1 container of your favorite Ice Cream (we […]

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How to Make Caramel Apple Wraps

How to Make Caramel Apple Wraps

Snack time just got a bit sweeter.  These wraps are simple enough to make that even kids can enjoy putting them together. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Caramel Apple Wraps 3              large apples, any kind 1              tablespoon granulated sugar 1/4          teaspoon ground cinnamon 1              cup fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt […]

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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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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, […]

Cool Nutritious Watermelon Collagen Creamsicle

Cool Nutritious Watermelon Collagen Creamsicle

Not only can watermelon be sliced and diced, but it can be made into a sweet, frozen treat like this Watermelon Collagen Creamsicle. Creamy and rich with minimal clean up, it’s quick to make and can leave your taste buds tingling. Take it to go in a portable cup or enjoy it fresh at home. […]

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Top Selling Amazon BBQ Gifts

Christmas is almost with us. In a few days, you will be placing those stockings next to the fireplace hoping that Father Xmas will fill it with all sorts of goodies. Are you are looking for Xmas Barbecue Gifts? Or maybe you want to treat yourself, then have a look at a few gift options […]

Heart Healthy: Greek Cucumber Walnut Bites Recipe

Heart Healthy: Greek Cucumber Walnut Bites Recipe

While heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, many of the risk factors associated with the condition can be controlled with dietary and lifestyle changes. By centering your meals around better-for-you ingredients and recipes, you can show your heart some extra love. Consider walnuts, which […]

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Safety Measures for a Covid Safe Halloween

Safety Measures for a Covid Safe Halloween

Traditional family activities like trick-or-treating create fun moments and memories, but the effects of COVID-19 on this Halloween will bring about change for the spooky excitement. You can still ensure a special night for your little ones and all the ghouls, goblins and ghosts in your neighborhood by following safety measures aimed at keeping everyone […]

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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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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 […]

Murg Malai Kebab Recipe

Murg Malai Kebab Recipe

Creamy delicious chicken breasts, packed with the right spices will definitely make you want to smother your mouth with this delicacy.   INGREDIENTS    Chicken breast (boneless) -850gm   First Marination  Lemon juice-2 tsp  Salt-to taste  Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp  Second Marination  Processed cheese-1/4th of a cup  Egg white-1 nos  Ginger garlic paste-2 tbsp  Green chilli paste […]

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Use your Shovel to Cook on the Coals

Use your Shovel to Cook on the Coals

Not long after I started work ( oh so many years ago !) I was invited to year-end Barbecue held by a local contractor. I was told that I was very lucky to be invited. Invitations were sought after, as the owner was famous for his beef tenderloin cooked over a pit fire on a […]

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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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Heart Healthy Menu Options

Heart Healthy Menu Options

Sometimes making small changes can have a positive impact on your health – including heart health – like drinking more water, taking the stairs instead of the escalator and adding nutritious ingredients to your snacks and meals. Incorporating nutritious ingredients is an easy way to step up your mealtime – for example, American Pecans can […]

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Power Up Breakfast Recipes

Power Up Breakfast Recipes

Fuel Up for a Busy Day While some may say being busy is good, it’s not always good for a healthy lifestyle. With less time to prep, the thought of planning nutritious meals and snacks may feel overwhelming, but with simple changes, you can power through your hectic schedule. This full menu of quick and […]

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Pairing Seasonings with Food

Seasoning Tips to Help you Savor a Great Grilling Season Days are getting longer and temperatures are warmer — you can probably recognize all the signs that Grilling Season has arrived! But do you know how to Best Season all the Fresh Foods you’ll Grill this Summer? Sure, a dash of salt and pepper may […]

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Smoked Beef Hatch Green Chili Stew

Smoked Beef Hatch Green Chili Stew

Hatch Chile’s are one of the most revered Chile’s in the world. Each year Millions flock to the State of New Mexico or hit up their favorite online stores to get their hands on these wonderfully fruity, somewhat spicy Hot Peppers. The Scoville varies from Mild to Spicy and the Flavor changes between the Green […]

Easy Pulled Pork Recipe

Easy Pulled Pork Recipe

I live in a cold, very cold climate and I use my grill all year round no matter what. Yes, even in the winter. It can be 20 degrees below zero and I will still go out on the grill and use it. I will smoke meat, sear, or just grill the meal for the […]

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35 Fun Food Facts

35 Fun Food Facts

According to the Urban Dictionary Fun Food is a certain type of food that, when eating it, is the equivalent of having fun. It may make you recall past fun times or inspire future ones. Eaten socially with someone you know you can have a tremendous amount of fun with. Kids play with their Food. […]

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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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Why is Barbequing So Popular?

Why is Barbequing So Popular?

Barbequing is an American tradition. Each year statistics show that at least 90% of families attend at least one barbeque party or celebration. About 40% of families delight in throwing parties that center around the idea of barbequing. With statistics like that one must wonder why barbequing is such a popular event and tradition. First, […]

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Barbequing: An American Tradition

Barbequing: An American Tradition

No matter if it is the 4th of July or just another day in the summer, chances are someone in your area is barbequing. Barbequing has become a standard American tradition for families, all the way through winter. The reasons are as clear as to why, not only does the food that comes from barbequing […]

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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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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 […]

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Not only is this Parmesan Crusted Chicken dish delicious, it is super simple to make.  For more meal recipe ideas, go to culinary.net. Parmesan Crusted Chicken 1/2 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 pounds) 4 teaspoons Italian seasoned dry bread […]

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Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

A Stuffed Tomato Snack Whether you need a quick appetizer for your party or something to snack on, these Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes make for an appealing bite. Try this: Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Recipe Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Recipe 24-48   cherry tomatoes 1          package (8 ounces) cream […]

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Better Than Takeout

Better Than Takeout

Asian dishes at home Collaborated Content On busy weeknights, it can be easy to opt for Asian staples like beef and broccoli. Instead, try making your own cuisine at home with quick-cook noodles, from udon to lo mein. “Popular takeout dishes and noodle bowls can be high in salt and unhealthy fats, but when you […]

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Reach New Heights with a Reinvented Burger

Reach New Heights with a Reinvented Burger

(Family Features) Text your friends, dust off your apron and fire up the grill. It’s time to throw a barbecue party that won’t sink your summer budget. You can find everything you’ll need at a one-stop shop like ALDI. With savings up to 50 percent over traditional grocers, you can fill your cart with summer […]

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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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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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6 Deviled Eggs Recipes Perfect for Easter and Beyond

6 Deviled Eggs Recipes Perfect for Easter and Beyond

6 Deviled Eggs Recipes Perfect for Easter and Beyond Deviled eggs, also known as stuffed eggs, first appeared in American cookbooks in the mid-19th century, but the origin can be traced back to ancient Rome where eggs were boiled and seasoned with spicy sauces, according to the History Channel. Today, deviled eggs are a staple […]

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The Sweetness of Marinated Grilled Fruit

The Sweetness of Marinated Grilled Fruit

  Marinading dessert before grilling Marinades are truly special. They are a way of getting flavor into your dish long before tossing it on the grill. Not only do marinades flavor your meat, fish and vegetables, they tenderize them as well. Adding acid to your marinade, such as lemon juice or vinegar, breaks down some of […]

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Practical Meets Pretty: Fresh Herbs at your Fingertips, even in Autumn

Practical Meets Pretty: Fresh Herbs at your Fingertips, even in Autumn

The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of your gardening enjoyment, even if you don’t have the time or climate for a full plot of food plants. Herbs are perfect fall crops; they are prolific growers, can satisfy your desire for fresh, garden-grown greens and are one of the easiest ways to […]

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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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Brunch Bites

Brunch Bites

A perfect addition to your brunch table, these savory Mini Ham and Avocado Biscuit Sliders are quick and easy to make. For even more homemade flavor, make the biscuits from scratch using a buttermilk-sweet potato mixture. Find more brunch recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Mini Ham and […]

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Stunning Centerpieces

Stunning Centerpieces

As family gathers around the table, a fragrant, beautifully plated main dish is the focal point of any holiday meal. A richly flavored pork or beef dish that looks as good as it tastes will have guests passing their plates for more. Whether your tastes lean toward a succulent pork crown roast seasoned to perfection, […]

Simplify and Savor Dinner with Bold Flavors

Simplify and Savor Dinner with Bold Flavors

Collaborated 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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Summer Wine Savvy Tips

Summer Wine Savvy Tips

Rosé slushies. Spiked seltzers. Boozy ice pops. Has young adults’ quest for the next party gimmick led to soulless substitutes for real, quality wines? It’s not hard to find wines with well-balanced natural flavors, according to Leslie Sbrocco, author of “The Simple and Savvy Wine Guide.” She recommends looking for wine from different international regions, […]

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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Don’t forget Grill Maintenance

Don’t forget Grill Maintenance

Proper maintenance of your Grill will help ensure a long lasting, clean, healthy Grilling Season. Importance of a clean grill   It is crucial that you keep your grill clean. When you leave bits of food on the grates, they will char and burn the next time you use the grill. Apart from the fact […]

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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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Savory Summer Entertaining

Savory Summer Entertaining

Collaborated Content Flavorful foods and cold drinks are the focal points of just about any summer gathering. Create a party atmosphere that can stand out by adding a bit of island infusion to both bites and beverages so your warm-weather soiree can soar to new heights. To help add that island spark, an ingredient like […]

Elite Elote Salad

Elite Elote Salad

Elote salad has quickly become one of my go-to sides for anything coming off the grill or smoker. This crisp summer and fall salad is a great accompaniment to any main course when the weather is hot and the corn is plenty.  There are many different versions of this salad out there, in this one, […]

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5 Summer Outdoor Entertaining Tips

5 Summer Outdoor Entertaining Tips

Collaborated Content Summer brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy time outdoors entertaining family and friends. The key to a successful summer party is simplicity: keep things easy so you can enjoy the festivities right along with your guests. Make this season’s barbecues, picnics and family gatherings events to remember with these simple summer entertaining tips: […]

Simple Kid-Friendly Sliders

Simple Kid-Friendly Sliders

Simple Kid-Friendly Sliders For those busy nights plan, on this simple yet savory sliders recipe. Kids are almost certain to love the taste and you will enjoy how quick and easy they are to make. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Pepperoni Pizza Sliders 1          package slider rolls 1/2       cup pizza […]

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Barbecue Review: The Shed – Ocean Springs, MS

Barbecue Review: The Shed – Ocean Springs, MS

Hello friends! On a recent trip, I had the pleasure of going to one of my favorite barbecue haunts: The Shed in Ocean Springs, MS. This is the tale of the tasty treats that I experienced. My Barbecue Review. The main course I opted for two of their entrees. First, I chose their “Wangs”. The […]

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How to Make Coconut Cream Pie Milkshakes

How to Make Coconut Cream Pie Milkshakes

Celebrate Outdoor Entertaining and Living with this delicious coconut concoction everyone will love! A non-pina colada coconut recipe. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Coconut Cream Pie Milkshake 3          scoops vanilla ice cream 1/2       cup milk 1/3       cup cream of coconut 2          tablespoons sweetened flaked coconut 1          […]

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Summer Grilling – The Perfect Barbeque

Summer Grilling – The Perfect Barbeque

Summer time is the perfect time for barbequing. Not only is the temperature perfect for outdoor activities, but often the children are out of school and families are traveling for their summer vacations. Today in America, it is unheard of for a family to go a full summer without having or attending a barbeque cookout. […]

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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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4 Things you Should Do to Boost your Fat IQ

4 Things you Should Do to Boost your Fat IQ

If you’ve struggled with your weight, you know that fat can be a bad three-letter word. You’ve warded against it, tried to reduce it and agonized over what fat can do to your self-esteem and your waist line. But how much do you really know about fat? And how much could you improve your life […]

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Quick Turkey-Potato Dinner Wrap Recipe

Quick Turkey-Potato Dinner Wrap Recipe

Put Taste on the Table When busy weeknights leave little opportunity for extravagant meals, bring the family together with a simpler recipe that provides just as much tasty flavor, such as these Turkey Potato Dinner Wraps. Requiring just 15 minutes of prep and 15 minutes of cook time, a half-hour is all you need to […]

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Tips for First Time Grill Owners

Tips for First Time Grill Owners

Grilling or Barbequing is a true American tradition. Many Americans are finding themselves with a grill for the first time. Good experiences with your grill will surely lead to using your grill more and more. Planning Ahead Barbequing has been around since early cavemen figured out that food tasted great after being cooked on an […]

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Fuel Your Morning with Protein-Packed Recipes

Fuel Your Morning with Protein-Packed Recipes

As you prepare to take on the day, one of the most beneficial ways to energize yourself each morning is by fueling your body with the proper nutrients, including protein. U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team High-Performance Dietitian Allen Tran works with top athletes and recognizes the key role protein plays in their diets. Developed by […]

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Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole

Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole

Jazz up your traditional sweet potato casserole with some nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, walnuts and crunchy cornflakes. The holidays never tasted sweeter! Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole • 5-6 sweet potatoes, mashed • 1/2 cup butter, melted • 1/4 cup sugar • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar • 2 eggs, lightly beaten • 1/2 cup milk […]

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9 Sustainable Eating Facts

9 Sustainable Eating Facts

Health and environmental concerns convince many people they should rethink their diets. However, it’s important to know you can make informed food choices based on facts. By working with farmers and ranchers who use science and research to advance animal agricultural practices, commodity groups like Colorado Corn help ensure the availability of sustainable, healthy and […]

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Flavorful, Fun Japanese-Inspired Lunches to Cook with Your Kids

Flavorful, Fun Japanese-Inspired Lunches to Cook with Your Kids

Learn to prepare authentic pantry-friendly meals and bento boxes Cooking with your kids is a fun way to bond while teaching basic culinary skills. It provides practical lessons like counting ingredients and dividing portions. Plus, meals cooked together offer kids something to look forward to during lunchtime. They can enjoy the food they helped prepare, […]

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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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Forget ‘Wine Rules’: 4 Unconventional Wine Pairings for Guys

Forget ‘Wine Rules’: 4 Unconventional Wine Pairings for Guys

Have you ever looked at a wine list and wished it actually told you what the wine tastes like? Have you ever wanted wine connoisseurs to stop swirling and sniffing, and just take a big sip? Well, you’re not alone. And American craft wine, The Federalist, and Dan Dunn want to do something about it. […]

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Cinco de Mayo Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Cinco de Mayo Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Spicy Yet Savory Poppers Your guests won’t be able to have just one of these sweet and savory poppers. With a touch of heat from the cayenne pepper, and sweetness from brown sugar, you’re almost sure to watch them quickly disappear. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Prep […]

Tips for Using Leftover Holiday Wine

Tips for Using Leftover Holiday Wine

Whether it’s a semi-full bottle of crisp white or a half-empty bottle of leftover red, there are creative ways to make the most of unused wine after all the holiday parties come to an end. The World Wine Guys and Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits offer these ideas to help you put your leftover wine […]

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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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Charred Giardiniera Recipe

Charred Giardiniera Recipe

You know the drill. Atop our brats, kielbasas, hot dogs and sweet Italian sausages, we love our toppings.

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Game Day Eats and Treats Recipes

Game Day Eats and Treats Recipes

Score major points with delicious dishes If the crew is coming over to root for your favorite team, it may be time to spice up the menu. Whether you’re hosting the weekend get-together or watching the game after work, switch up your typical spread and serve something new to leave your guests cheering for more. […]

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Family Favorites with a Blended Twist

Family Favorites with a Blended Twist

If you are raising picky eaters, there’s a cooking technique that makes some of kids’ favorite foods – like burgers and nachos – more nutritious while still tasting delicious. Mushrooms, with their inherent umami flavor, are a perfect addition to blend into meals to increase both flavor and nutrition. Chefs kicked off the trend by […]

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Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese

Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese

Ditch the box and delight your family and friends with this delicious and easy-to-make homemade mac and cheese dish. Go to culinary.net for the full recipe. Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese 5 tablespoons Organic Valley Cultured Unsalted Butter, divided 1/2 cup homemade bread crumbs 1/4 cup Organic Valley Shredded Parmesan Cheese 1 pound organic dry […]

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Great Grilling Tips and Tricks of the Pros

Great Grilling Tips and Tricks of the Pros

Across the country as weather heats up, so do the grills. You don’t need to be a Pitmaster to enjoy the fresh flavors that only come from grilling. A few simple tips and creative tricks will help you perfectly grill foods so juicy and delicious, you’ll impress even the pickiest of palates. Great Grilling Tips […]

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Bond with Kids by Cooking and Win $15,000+

Bond with Kids by Cooking and Win $15,000+

Laugh, learn and lunch: Tips for bonding with kids over cooking Cooking with your kids is just plain fun. Everyone likes good food, and being in the kitchen offers an excellent opportunity to work together toward one common (and hopefully delicious) goal. And the added benefit, of course, is that your kids can learn to […]

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Basics of Brining

Basics of Brining

Cooking a whole BBQ chicken can be difficult to get right. If it’s undercooked, the pink flesh will not only scare away your guests, but it can make them sick. By the time the dark meat in the thighs and drumsticks are cooked through, the white meat in the breast can be overcooked and dry. […]

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Hot Ideas for Outdoor Living

Hot Ideas for Outdoor Living

Hot Ideas for Outdoor Living Create the backyard retreat of your dreams Livable space may be traditionally confined to a home’s interior, but the growing popularity of outdoor living design suggests that homeowners are broadening the definition to make the most of a home’s total footprint. An outdoor patio is a natural extension of the […]

Fast, Family-Friendly Recipes Make Dinner Doable

Fast, Family-Friendly Recipes Make Dinner Doable

Collaborated Content As the fall season begins, kids go back to school and schedules once again book up with activities. Between work, the carpool line and shuttling kids to extracurriculars, the increase in family commitments often leaves little time in the kitchen or at the dining table. Although the drive-thru is an easy solution, healthier […]

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Heart Felt Recipe Ideas

Heart Felt Recipe Ideas

If the way to your loved one’s heart is through the stomach, there’s no better way to start off any day than with a homemade breakfast prepared with love. Whether you’re whipping up a breakfast for a spouse with a sophisticated palate or trying to tempt the taste buds of your littlest loves, explore these […]

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Hot and Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

Hot and Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

Here is a nice treat for all chicken lovers that will blow everyone’s mind. Do you need a quick change from your daily diet? Or you are looking for a unique, sizzling and tongue-tingling chicken recipe for your BBQ party? Then you found it here. It’s the time to enjoy BBQ party, and any get […]

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Cooking is an Art

Cooking is an Art

There’s more to cooking than putting food in a pot and then eating it. Cooking can be an art. For those who really love to cook – it becomes a real pastime for them. They are able to come up with new variations of old recipes and put their own special touches on them. Preparing […]

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Apple Guacamole

Apple Guacamole

Break out of the ordinary by adding flavor to your favorite comfort foods. Your taste buds will be glad you did. For more great recipes, go to culinary.net Apple Guacamole 3 ripe avocados, halved and pitted ½ cup finely chopped Vidalia onion ½ cup snipped fresh cilantro Juice of 1 lime Bottled hot pepper sauce, […]

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Pistachio Cake Recipe

Pistachio Cake Recipe

This delicious Pistachio Cake will be a hit at your next get together.  Simple to make and your guests will devour it in minutes. Pistachio Cake Recipe 1 package white cake mix 1 package instant pistachio pudding mix 3 Large eggs 1 cup Club Soda 3/4 cup canola oil 1 cup chopped walnuts Frosting 1 package instant […]

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Celebrities Love to Barbecue Outdoors, sometimes in their Underwear!

Celebrities Love to Barbecue Outdoors, sometimes in their Underwear!

Ask any Foodie, seeing images of Food lusciously sitting on a plate, with the right lighting, the juices and sauces flowing just the right way…garnished just right – could actually “turn you on” in a weird sort of way. These lovers of Food coined the Term – “Food Pr0n“. To keep it clean. Food “porn” is […]

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Pineapple Pork Kebab Recipe

Pineapple Pork Kebab Recipe

Nothing brings people together like a barbecue, and these Pineapple Pork Kebabs can help make you the hero of your grill this summer. Using high-quality, versatile Smithfield Prime Boneless Fresh Pork Loin, sweet onion, red bell pepper and pineapple chunks, they’re perfect for nearly any gathering with family and friends. Find more summer grilling tips […]

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Best Barbecue Shows on TV

Best Barbecue Shows on TV

It all started in the 1950’s with the introduction of the Home Grill. We all started the same way. Learning to build a fire using charcoal, and grilling our meats fast, creating a gorgeous sear and tender juicy inside. The smell surrounding you as you cooked. These are the Traditions our parents and grandparents showed […]

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Summer Cocktail Recipes: Sweet Meets Spicy

Summer Cocktail Recipes: Sweet Meets Spicy

Fresh ideas for a fun fiesta menu! Collaborated Content There’s no better way to spice up a party than by using unexpected ingredients in fun, flavorful dishes and drinks. For your next fiesta, celebrate a star of the party with sweet and juicy watermelon. Not only does versatile watermelon lend a unique taste to your […]

Top 2020 Food Trends

Top 2020 Food Trends

A new year always brings predictions about what trends will rise to popularity, and when it comes to food, there are plenty of trends already underway that will no doubt continue to surge over the next several months. The good news is both your taste buds and your health will likely benefit from the latest […]

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Holiday Pairing Perfection

Holiday Pairing Perfection

The holidays are the perfect time to gather with friends and family to celebrate the season. Take the stress out of hosting by shopping at a store like ALDI for your holiday must-haves, including everything from food and wine to holiday decor and even gifts for nearly anyone on your list, helping you to save […]

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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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Recipes Using Grapes

Recipes Using Grapes

By incorporating versatile ingredients into your holiday cooking, you can make a vast array of tasty seasonal goodies. For example, California grapes are abundant throughout all holiday seasons and add taste and visual appeal to dishes of all kinds, such as Seared Salmon with Spinach and Grapes, Grape Caprese Salad Hors d’ Oeuvres, Grapes in […]

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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 […]