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Clean Eating and Barbecue

Clean Eating and Barbecue

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

How Do You Know if You’re Getting Enough?

How Do You Know if You’re Getting Enough?

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

Ultimate Barbecue Guide: Glossary

Ultimate Barbecue Guide: Glossary

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

BBQ Barbecue Pitmasters

BBQ Barbecue Pitmasters

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

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 […]

Extreme Weather Barbecue

Extreme Weather Barbecue

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

Tips For Making The Perfect Grill Marks

Tips For Making The Perfect Grill Marks

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

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 […]

The Science of Marinades

The Science of Marinades

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Flavorful Foods for Outdoor Family Fun

Flavorful Foods for Outdoor Family Fun

  Collaborated Content Summer can be jam-packed with camps, family reunions and more, and people can sometimes miss opportunities to enjoy time together. This summer, savor and celebrate those simple yet memorable backyard moments with friends and family that make the season unforgettable. Soak in the warm weather and try fresh and flavorful recipes al […]

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. […]

Fight the Cold with Better-for-You Comfort Foods

Fight the Cold with Better-for-You Comfort Foods

Few things go together quite like cold weather and comfort foods. However, those hearty dishes that are typically craved on blustery days are usually not classified as “healthy.” With the right approach, though, you can put a better-for-you twist on some of your favorite dishes that can keep you cozy and satiated during the winter […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 why fire […]

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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 […]

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Gas Grilling

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Gas Grilling

Like any other type of cooking, outdoor grilling is an art. You learn the basics, and after that, your skills and creativity are what make you stand out. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your gas grilling. Keep Your Grill Clean Keeping your grill clean minimizes chances of constant […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 dishes with an ingredient like pecans, also known as The Original […]

8 Recipes to Take Summer Gatherings to the Next Level

8 Recipes to Take Summer Gatherings to the Next Level

The summer months offer seemingly endless opportunities to enjoy the warm weather with friends and family. Serving crowd-pleasing foods and drinks can go a long way toward a successful gathering, whether you’re hosting a brunch, relaxing by the pool or throwing a backyard bash. Grilled Avocados with Vegetable Relish – Boost a favorite summer flavor […]

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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 […]

How to Sound Knowledgable at a Barbecue

How to Sound Knowledgable at a Barbecue

Now that Barbecue Season is beginning, invitations from friends and family will flow to attend a few grilling sessions. You may even be a newbie starting out with your first grill. You want to appear knowledgeable and an old experienced hand, when assisting those friends or chatting to your own guests. Here is a list […]

Easter Food Traditions

Easter Food Traditions

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

Fabulous Fire Pits: How To

As the Autumn Season unfolds and the temperatures drop in the evening, it is time to consider installing a fire pit in your backyard. It is a surefire way to extend your Barbecue parties into the evenings, creating a focal point for socializing. Advantages of Installing a Firepit A well designed Fire Pit creates an […]

A Festive Meal to Remember

A Festive Meal to Remember

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

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 […]

Autumn Grilled Pork Steaks on Weber

Autumn Grilled Pork Steaks on Weber

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

Beef Basics: Everything you Need to become a Pit Master

Beef Basics: Everything you Need to become a Pit Master

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

Destination BBQ- How to Pack and Cook Efficiently 

Destination BBQ- How to Pack and Cook Efficiently 

We’re all about the outdoor destination BBQ, especially when the sun comes out and you’re surrounded with loved ones. A destination BBQ can be efficient with the proper preparation, giving you more time to socialize. Delicious food brings people together- we’ll help you with the planning! BBQ Picnic Destination Tips and Tricks Ziplock’s. The best […]

5 Basic Steps for a Sizzling Steak with a Nice Char

5 Basic Steps for a Sizzling Steak with a Nice Char

A sizzling steak is a surefire sound of summer, and the flavors achieved from one that’s perfectly grilled are hard to match. 5 Basic Steps for a Sizzling Steak Before you fire up your grill, consider these five basics for cooking a chef-worthy steak: Prepare Your Cut Taste preferences (and prices) may differ among sirloins, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Easy Summer Grilling Simplified

Easy Summer Grilling Simplified

Simplify Summer on the Grill Summer is typically a busy time for families, making those moments you spend together all the more precious. The hustle and bustle of the season doesn’t have to mean sacrificing wholesome meals, however. Take advantage of the warm weather and step outside the kitchen to focus on enjoying the outdoors […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Outdoor Cooking: An American Tradition with Roots in Slavery

Outdoor Cooking: An American Tradition with Roots in Slavery

In Celebration of Black History Month, we bring to you An American Tradition. Barbecue. Outdoor Cooking is a U.S. tradition that has its origins in the culinary habits of African slaves who arrived in the so-called new world in the 1600’s. Enslaved Africans made Barbecue dishes with less desired meats acquired from their oppressors (scraps) […]

4 Ways to Bring Classic Character to Your Kitchen

4 Ways to Bring Classic Character to Your Kitchen

In today’s stainless steel world filled with clean lines, sharp angles and sleek kitchen accessories, it may seem daunting to achieve the perfect antique style for your kitchen. While it’s true that blending looks from the past with modern-day functionality can be challenging, you don’t have to be a famous designer to create the kitchen […]

3 Popular Eating Plans You’ll See in 2019

3 Popular Eating Plans You’ll See in 2019

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

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 […]

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, […]

Secret Pitmaster Pork Rib Recipe

Secret Pitmaster Pork Rib Recipe

Collaborated Content 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 […]

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. […]

A Quick Guide To Barbecue Safety

A Quick Guide To Barbecue Safety

By: Joshua Rooks Grilling can be the highlight of your day. It can be the event you look forward to throughout the week. Barbecuing can become the vehicle through which you make great memories. Or…it could be the exact opposite.     Unfortunately, reality has dictated that grilling and smoking can be dangerous. From bacteria in […]

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.   What’s […]