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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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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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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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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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Sides for Holiday Entertaining

Sides for Holiday Entertaining

The holiday season means it’s time for gathering family and friends for food and celebration. To make the process easier, incorporate recipes that can feed a crowd without lots of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients or long, laborious prep and cook times. These recipes for Hearty Roasted Winter Vegetables featuring Aunt Nellie’s Whole Pickled Beets and Caprese […]

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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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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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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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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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Host a St. Patrick’s Day Party with Style

Host a St. Patrick’s Day Party with Style

It may be a celebration in honor of a patron saint of Ireland, but you don’t have to be Irish to join the revelry that marks each St. Patrick’s Day. This year, gather some friends for a party that brings a bit of luck o’ the Irish to all. Host a St. Patrick’s Day Party […]

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Simple Sides for Holiday Entertaining

Simple Sides for Holiday Entertaining

Preparing side dishes can be time consuming. Save those precious minutes to enjoy the holidays by using refrigerated, never-frozen options like mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, baked apples and even macaroni and cheese that can be heated in the microwave and ready to serve in minutes. Like many hosts, you are likely searching for perfection […]

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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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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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Charcoal BBQ Barbecue Indoors? Yes it is possible!

Charcoal BBQ Barbecue Indoors? Yes it is possible!

It is possible to charcoal BBQ indoors? Most people in the world love to Barbecue particularly enjoying the charcoal-grilled flavor that is imparted to meat, chicken or vegetables. If you live in a city and don’t have access to outdoor grills (or even in the suburbs during a cold winter) it is feasible to utilize […]

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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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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 […]

Get Grilling Like a Pitmaster

Get Grilling Like a Pitmaster

Summertime meals are all about the Grill. This year, give your grill and your family a break from hamburgers and hot dogs, and heat things up with the flavor and versatility of fresh pork. From tender Sweet Sriracha Pork Skewers to Memphis-Style Dry Baby Back Ribs, the possibilities are endless. Make your cookout the best […]

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Avocado Superfood – Recipes for Every Meal

Avocado Superfood – Recipes for Every Meal

There are very few people who don’t enjoy Avocado. This superfood is relished around the world and used in a wide range of recipes. The avocado was once limited to dips and salads but today it is being used in a wide variety of dishes from breakfasts through to evening puds. The largest consumers of […]

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Spruce Up Your Outdoor Spaces

Spruce Up Your Outdoor Spaces

Collaborated Content Over time, the appearance and function of any outdoor space can dull due to combinations of heat, precipitation and use. With some careful attention, you can quickly spruce up your outdoor living areas and get them back in great working order for patio season. Take Care of Textiles Outdoor textiles often take a […]

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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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Celebrities Love to Barbecue too !

Celebrities Love to Barbecue too !

Barbecue. It’s a verb. It’s a noun. It’s an adjective. It’s messy. It’s a Lifestyle for many. But it’s not only for us everyday common joe’s. The hoity-toity like it too! There really aren’t many people that don’t enjoy a good Barbecue. Whether you are an A-list Celebrity or simply a lover of Cooking Outdoors, […]

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Celebrities and Barbecue 

Celebrities and Barbecue 

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

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Easy Flavorful Pork Brine Recipe

Easy Flavorful Pork Brine Recipe

Some of the hardest things to get right are the simplest of Recipes. Listed below, you will find my go to Recipe for Brining Pork. It’s a great base to build on. You can add many other seasoning ingredients to this and it works great to tenderize and add flavor to all your pork dishes. […]

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How to Make the Perfect White Rice Every Time

How to Make the Perfect White Rice Every Time

I am not sure exactly why White Rice is so tricky to cook. Either it is hard and uncooked or starchy and mushy. There is a fine line of a few minutes *if not watched, that can ruin your Rice in an instant. If you like your White Rice fluffy and a little sticky, here […]

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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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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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Healthy Side Dishes With a Twist – Cauliflower Steak

Healthy Side Dishes With a Twist – Cauliflower Steak

“Whoa, Rich…slow down. You mean to tell me that Cauliflower belongs in BBQ?” Absolutely, positively, YES. That’s EXACTLY what I’m telling you. Let’s face it…Cauliflower is pretty good by itself. And studies show that it’s kinda good for you. Considering it’s 98% water (you know, that best and safest drink on the planet?)…it’s VERY good […]

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Homemade Bread from your Food Processor

Homemade Bread from your Food Processor

Making bread at home in your Food Processor is as easy as 1,2,3 using this Quick Recipe. Homemade Bread from your Food Processor. What you will need: 3-3 1/2 cups Flour 2 tsp. Sugar 1/2 tsp. Salt 1 pkg. Fast Rising Yeast 1 cup Warm Water 2 tbs. Oil Method Combine all the dry ingredients. […]

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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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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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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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Great grilling! 4 Ways to Impress at your next Barbecue

Great grilling! 4 Ways to Impress at your next Barbecue

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

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High-protein options: Tips for choosing the Best Beef

You know protein is essential to a balanced diet and maintaining energy and many products are now boasting protein content, but do you know what foods are healthful high sources of protein? And do you know how much protein you really need? How much protein do you need? With 18 grams of protein per serving, […]

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5 Tips to Meal Prep Like a Pro

5 Tips to Meal Prep Like a Pro

Collaborated Content Dinner can be a daunting task for any family with multiple mouths to feed. Factor in complex schedules and individual tastes, and a family meal can become a stressful thought for home cooks. However, with proper meal planning and preparation, those stressful evenings can become a thing of the past. Consider these steps […]

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Fuss-Free Holiday Recipe Inspiration

Fuss-Free Holiday Recipe Inspiration

Hosting holiday dinners can be stressful, even for the most seasoned home cooks. Between gift giving, cookie baking, home decorating and more, there’s often little time left to think through a festive feast for a hungry crowd of family and friends. While the main entree and dessert are usually the first courses to be accounted […]

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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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Recipes to make this School Year

Recipes to make this School Year

The school year is underway once again and for you the race is on. If you’ve been down this road before, then you know these nine months feel like a full-blown sprint where you are constantly running from one obligation to the next. And that doesn’t leave a lot of room to prepare meals and […]

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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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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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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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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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Mexican Cheese is Hot Right Now: A Queso Primer

Mexican Cheese is Hot Right Now: A Queso Primer

Queso, anyone? With tortillas outselling hamburger and hot dog buns while salsa dethrones ketchup, Mexican food is more popular than ever in the United States – and cheeses are a key component of America’s favorite Mexican dishes. But are all cheeses created equally? Queso is not just that ubiquitous, neon cheese sauce you might sometimes […]

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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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What you need to know about Grilling Fish

What you need to know about Grilling Fish

Instead of choosing a meat option when you next Barbecue why not consider fish? This is a healthy and delicious alternative to meat. Fish is high in protein and low in fat. It is full of omega-3 fatty acids which contribute towards a healthy heart. June the 18th is National Go Fish day ,so get […]

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Lemon Cream Puff Recipe

Lemon Cream Puff Recipe

You don’t have to be a pastry chef to make these delicious little beauties.  With a hint of lemon, these light and fluffy puffs will be a hit at your next gathering. Lemon Cream Puffs 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2   Eggs LEMON FILLING: 1 egg, beaten 1/3 […]

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BBQ Tangy Chicken Tikka Masala

International Barbecue: Indian Cuisine Tangy Chicken Tikka is basically chicken thighs/breasts marinated in tangy and spicy mixture of yogurt with unique spices, grilled until succulent and juicy. With only a teaspoon of oil, this recipe serves you a healthy and delicious snack. Enjoy it with your favorite chutney.   INGREDIENTS:  Chicken breast/thighs                              –           850gm […]

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Unique Twists on Traditional BBQ Side Dishes

Don’t let the Cooler Weather disrupt your fond memories of Outdoor 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 become your new go-to every year. Baked […]

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Grandma Has Secrets

Grandma Has Secrets

I have officially passed on 2 family recipes and it feels really good. I hear about this tradition all the time with chefs on television and older individuals I encounter. I have always wished that one of my grandmothers would have passed down a family recipe or recipe book to me or my mom, and […]

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ValenQue: Date Night For The Smoking Chef – Smoked Banana Split

ValenQue: Date Night For The Smoking Chef – Smoked Banana Split

Make every date night a memorable one. Smoked Banana and 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 […]

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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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