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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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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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 […]

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 […]

Cooking Gourmet Style

Cooking Gourmet Style

Going from standard cooking to gourmet may require some culinary training. You need some amount of talent and skill to enter this world of gourmet dining. Those who eat from gourmet restaurants are intensely picky and precise on what they like. They are willing to pay the big bucks for their gourmet dinner and will […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Classic Holiday Courses

Classic Holiday Courses

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

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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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Winter Steaks on Grill

Winter Steaks on Grill

Put some sizzle into your Grilling Just ask any dad, he’s sure to agree: a perfectly seasoned steak flame-kissed to perfection is one of the great pleasures of summer grilling. This Season, you may be able to teach dad a few tricks of your own. Start by selecting a premium-quality steak like those from Omaha […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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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. […]

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 […]

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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Top 4 Nutrition Food Trends

Top 4 Nutrition Food Trends

Several food and nutrition trends were in the spotlight this year, including the continued rise of plant-based diets, non-dairy ice creams and superfoods that are blasts from the past — legumes, apples and cabbage. It can be easy to experience nutrition whiplash in the New Year, but don’t be a victim. Get a jump-start on […]

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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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

Healthy Food Trends – Food as Medicine

Healthy Food Trends – Food as Medicine

As Food Bloggers, we ponder all day thinking about Food, Cooking and What Our Readers might want or need. As we began researching Food Trends and what the Food Trends for 2020 might be. .. It dawned on us as we scoured around….. The #1 Food Trend for 2020 is Healthy Eating. With America’s Healthcare […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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