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Add Some Spice to your Life and BBQ

Add Some Spice to your Life and BBQ

Collaborated Content 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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cooking for a Large Family

Cooking for a Large Family

I wanted shrimp this weekend. I brought the 16/20 size, which is a pretty large size shrimp. I thawed them and cleaned them. Many don’t realize that larger shrimp need to be deveined on the underside also. Now it was time to marinate them. I always use soy, garlic, and onion. When I marinade shrimp […]

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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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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 […]

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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Think Outside the Lunchbox

Think Outside the Lunchbox

Collaborated Content Eating the same thing every day can make lunch seem so “blah.” Now’s the perfect time to break out of the lunch rut and add some excitement to your meals. Thinking outside the traditional lunchbox is easy with the right ingredients. Perk up your noontime noshing with fresh, seasonal ingredients coupled with kitchen […]

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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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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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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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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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Savory Summer Grilling

There’s not much that tastes better during the summer than a meal hot off the grill. If you’re in the mood for a delicious backyard dish, try adding versatility to your grilling game with a few simple tips. Try a new cooking method. If your usual preparation involves a basic flame, you may be surprised […]

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It’s Tailgating Time!

It’s Tailgating Time!

By: Sarah D. 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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Grilled Autumnal Skewers 

Grilled Autumnal Skewers 

Fall is a beautiful time of year to spend outside before the chill of winter sets in. For a lot of us, it is a relief that the heat of summer is winding down. Although the mild weather is short, this is still a great time of year to keep your Barbecue fired up. The […]

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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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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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