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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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Add Mushrooms to Your Snacking Menu

Add Mushrooms to Your Snacking Menu

Mix up your snacking habits with a more nutritious option to serve ahead of a meal or on its own. These Roasted Portobello Mushrooms with Beets and Goat Cheese are ready in just half an hour with only eight ingredients, allowing you to dish up a flavorful bite without going overboard in the kitchen. Watch […]

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

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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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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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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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BBQ Party Ideas. Around the World Food and Décor (Part 1) Indian

BBQ Party Ideas. Around the World Food and Décor (Part 1) Indian

BBQ Party Ideas: As countries and people around the world begin to emerge from lockdown you may be looking forward to hosting your first Barbecue party of the summer. Whilst a backyard BBQ is always a social affair, wouldn’t it be even more interesting and awesome to be able to host a themed BBQ party […]

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Asian-inspired small plates for the entire family

Asian-inspired small plates for the entire family

Collaborated Content The season of warm summer nights and bright sunny days calls for equally vibrant meals. As the season of entertaining continues, many at-home chefs are searching for exciting and flavorful meals to feed their family and friends. According to Mintel’s 2018 US Flavor Trends Report, consumers continually seek to be more adventurous with […]

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Celebrate the Flavors of Fall

Celebrate the Flavors of Fall

Use a pantry staple to spice up comfort food classics As chilly weather sets in and days get shorter, comfort food favorites once again fill menus. While traditional flavor combinations typically hold a special place in many families’ hearts and on their plates, there is almost always room to add new and exciting flavors to […]

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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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Autumn Vegetarian Delights

Autumn Vegetarian Delights

One of the best-kept chef secrets to hosting the most memorable at-home parties is keeping the food simple and adding small details to make it special. After all, a host who isn’t hard at work in the kitchen is a host who can spend more time with guests. One way to make every minute in […]

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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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The Asian Market Sparkles

The Asian Market Sparkles

By Michelle K. The Asian Market Sparkles Hard Decisions The Asian Market sparkles at me when I walk by. And my stomach grumbles. What to make? I make a really good Asian soup called Phoa. It is thinly sliced pork or/and beef, noodles, little veggies and broth. My husband gets it all the time when we […]

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Convert your Grill to Smoke Ribs!

Convert your Grill to Smoke Ribs!

On a normal barbecue, you would grill your ribs but smoking them imparts even more flavor. If you don’t have a smoker, then don’t despair it is possible to easily convert your grill to smoke ribs. Choose the right Ribs The best type of ribs to smoke on your Barbecue would be St Louis Style, […]

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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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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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KFC Cole Slaw – At Home Recipe

KFC Cole Slaw – At Home Recipe

If you eat out a lot, you are sure to find favorites that you just have to figure out and – make at home yourself! This Recipe is sure to please! Portioned for a small Family. (Just Double for a Crowd).   PREP TIME: 30 minutes SERVINGS: 4 small portions or 2 plentyful Pitmaster portions […]

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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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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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Bacon- Delicious and Versatile

Bacon- Delicious and Versatile

Apart from simply being yummy, bacon is a delicious and versatile ingredient. It imparts a delicious flavor to everything. While bacon can be reasonably high in fat content with careful cooking, this reduces. Besides, there are many cuts available today from your butcher that are leaner but still retain that smokey bacon flavor. Of course, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Clean Burning Fire…Every Time!

A Clean Burning Fire…Every Time!

Ask 100 people how they start their fire and you’ll get 100 different answers. I’ve tried many, but this is the way I prefer to set my fire for cooks. I get a clean burning fire every time. First arrange your coals at the bottom of your Smoker. I strictly use Royal Oak charcoal. Then […]

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Get Back into the Swing of Dinnertime: Recipes

Get Back into the Swing of Dinnertime: Recipes

After juggling work, school, extracurricular activities, homework and preparing dinner, getting back into a weeknight routine may feel impossible. With Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork in your fridge, you can cut down on meal prep and add quality time back into your day. Perfectly seasoned with ingredients like Applewood Smoked Bacon and Steakhouse seasonings,  just saute […]

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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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Peanut Butter Breakfast Recipe

Peanut Butter Breakfast Recipe

Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Breakfast Recipes that are both nutritious and flavorful can help bring your loved ones together at the family table. Power up your family meals with protein-packed dishes like Peanut Butter Breakfast Bread Pudding with Maple Peanut Sauce. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Peanut Butter Breakfast Bread Pudding with […]

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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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Marinades vs Rubs vs Glazes

Marinades vs Rubs vs Glazes

The Barbecue season is almost upon us. For some people there is never a Barbecue season – it’s all year! Whichever way you look at it, your Barbecue offerings will be interesting and tasty if you use a dry spice rub, marinade or glaze. Every Barbecue Pit-master has their favorite. However, it is useful to […]

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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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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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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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5 Fantastic Energy-Boosting Snack Recipes

5 Fantastic Energy-Boosting Snack Recipes

Whether its back to school or marathon season, many people are focused on nutrition and training. Building up endurance is key, but you can’t do that without the fuel your body needs. Wholesome energy-boosting snacks are essential for keeping up the pace, whether you’re focused on a walk, 5K or full marathon. There are a […]

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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 […]