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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 […]

4 Steps to Spruce Up Outdoor Spaces

4 Steps to Spruce Up Outdoor Spaces

The combination of heat, precipitation and use can dull the appearance and function of different outdoor spaces like textiles, light fixtures, furniture, decks and more. Try these cleaning solutions to spruce up outdoor living areas and get them in shape for patio season. Find more cleaning tips and a limited-time discount code for a S1800 […]

Watch what you Heat: 5 Kitchen Safety Tips

Watch what you Heat: 5 Kitchen Safety Tips

Cooking equipment is the top cause of home fires, and the second leading cause of home fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). “Considered to be one of the more preventable types of fires, kitchen fires can be avoided by following a few common-sense guidelines,” says Tarsila Wey, director of marketing at […]

Don’t forget Grill Maintenance

Don’t forget Grill Maintenance

Proper maintenance of your Grill will help ensure a long lasting, clean, healthy Grilling Season. Importance of a clean grill   It is crucial that you keep your grill clean. When you leave bits of food on the grates, they will char and burn the next time you use the grill. Apart from the fact […]

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, […]

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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Behind the label: Decoding certifications in the shopping aisle

Behind the label: Decoding certifications in the shopping aisle

When we visit the grocery store, we’ve become accustomed to a dizzying array of options. There are food labels touting everything from food safety to environmental and ethical standards. Making the best decision for your family, your health and the good of the planet is important, but how can you possibly keep track of what […]

Liquid Smoke – Does it Add an Authentic Smoke Flavor?

Liquid Smoke – Does it Add an Authentic Smoke Flavor?

Liquid smoke is a liquid flavoring. It is commonly used as a substitute for cooking with real wood smoke i.e Barbecue grilling/smoking.It can be added to any meat or vegetable and will impart a smokey flavor to that food. The purist grill master out there, still would prefer the open barbecue grill and to be […]

Ultimate Barbecue Glossary Guide

Ultimate Barbecue Glossary Guide

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 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 back in […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Veggie Kebob

5 Steps to the Perfect Veggie Kebob

Burgers, brats, steak, chicken, pork chops and all the flavors of fresh meat get all the love on the grill, but a well-rounded meal calls for sides and veggies. Before you plan your next backyard barbecue, incorporate tasty vegetables – peppers, asparagus, onions, tomatoes, zucchini and more – for an all-out blitz of fresh-grilled flavor. […]

Choosing The Right Flavor

Choosing The Right Flavor

I am a mother of 5 and nanna of 6. I cook large meals every day. I can’t seem to break that habit. Being that I only have 2 kids left at home, one of the older kids always stops by, with their family to eat dinner. I introduce my family and friends to a […]

Top 5 Best Supermarket BBQ Sauces

Top 5 Best Supermarket BBQ Sauces

We’ve been Que’ing for quite some time now. Usually we buy our Sauces and Rubs Online, but occasionally we will buy Sauces stocked by Supermarkets. We’ve read many Reviews of Store bought Sauces and usually totally disagree. Our taste buds usually go for more robust and savory Sauces, with less sugar/sweetness. So, here are our […]

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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 cup […]

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 […]

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 […]

Enjoy a Cape Malay Barbecue

Enjoy a Cape Malay Barbecue

Cape Malay cuisine is a mix of traditional South African flavors with those introduced from Malaysian, Indonesian and East African slaves brought to the Cape in the 17th and 18th centuries. The food is very aromatic with the use of cinnamon, saffron, tamarind, and fruit mixed with chili. Dried fruits are essential such as raisins […]

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 […]

Game Day Entertaining Tips

Game Day Entertaining Tips

Just like your favorite sports team, hosting a winning big-game party or tailgate takes planning, preparation and teamwork. To make your festivities fun-filled, remember these entertaining tips that are sure to score big with your fans. 5 Tips to Tackle a Tasty Game Day Menu Scatter the refreshments. Help direct movement and traffic flow by […]

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Pitmaster and the Cook Would LOVE Your Feedback!

Pitmaster and the Cook Would LOVE Your Feedback!

Can you take a minute to help out a struggling writer?   Did you visit our Site? If it needs improvement message us at pitmasterandthecook at yahoo.net   If you LOVE it, can you give us a Great Review? GO TO: g.page/PitmasterCooking/review Hits: 4

BBQ Review: The Smokehouse of Laurel – Mississippi

BBQ Review: The Smokehouse of Laurel – Mississippi

Like any Pitmaster in competition, you have good days and bad days, good recipes and great recipes. To Find more Barbecue in your area, check out the BBQ Directory at Pitmasterandthecook.com/home

It’s all about The Rub: BBQ Rub Review

It’s all about The Rub: BBQ Rub Review

By Pitmaster Samuel Klusmeyer Slow cooking is an honored tradition of food preparation. There’s something in the process. Heating your cooking surfaces to the perfect temperature, preparing your ingredients, coating your choice meat with a rub that’s just waiting to crust… oh so deliciously, and then basting again and again while the hours whiddle away. […]

4th July Celebrations Sale

4th July Celebrations Sale

If you are into and Living the Barbecue Lifestyle…. Shopping for Food, Spending Time with Family, Cooking and Hanging Out Outdoors in the Warm Summer Months?   Then you know one of the Best Times to Shop for a Smoker or Grill is the 4th of July Weekend. This Sale Day is BETTER than Black […]

Top 10 Best Selling BBQ Grill Gadgets on Amazon – RIGHT NOW!

Top 10 Best Selling BBQ Grill Gadgets on Amazon – RIGHT NOW!

Summer is here and with this, there are opportunities to Barbecue for any reason! There are many Barbecue Gadgets you can invest in. The dictionary definition of a gadget is a small mechanical or electronic device or tool, especially an ingenious or novel one. However, not all of them are as useful as advertised. Many are […]

Barbecue Review: The Shed – Ocean Springs, MS

Barbecue Review: The Shed – Ocean Springs, MS

Hello friends! On a recent trip, I had the pleasure of going to one of my favorite barbecue haunts: The Shed in Ocean Springs, MS. This is the tale of the tasty treats that I experienced. My Barbecue Review. The main course I opted for two of their entrees. First, I chose their “Wangs”. The […]

Recipes

Rocky Road Cookie Dessert Pizza

Rocky Road Cookie Dessert Pizza

A Decadent Dessert Pizza Pizza and dessert are two things nearly any crowd can agree on. Combining classic rocky road ingredients – chocolate, marshmallows and peanuts – on a giant cookie crust makes for a sweet treat that’s perfect for a crowd and can be sliced and eaten with your hands. You can also adapt […]

Dreary Day Comfort Food recipes

Dreary Day Comfort Food recipes

Hearty dishes for cold, dreary days On crisp winter days when the wind blows cold, warming up from the inside-out with hearty comfort foods can feel like a worthy solution. From chili to cornbread to dumplings, flavorful and filling foods prepared without an overload of ingredients certainly can provide a feel-good boost on chilly evenings. […]

Healthy Mealtime Inspiration from your Pantry

Healthy Mealtime Inspiration from your Pantry

One of the secrets to ordering less takeout and serving more nutritious homemade meals may be as simple as keeping a well-stocked pantry of canned foods. By cooking with canned foods, you can cut down prep time, meaning less time in the kitchen and more time with family. Canned fruits, vegetables, proteins and soups can […]

Perfectly Portable Watermelon Recipes

Perfectly Portable Watermelon Recipes

Eat Well On-the-Go Perfectly portable watermelon dishes Collaborated Content A packed schedule often leads to less meals around the table. Between balancing family, friends, work and activities, it can be easy to reach for a pre-packaged snack on-the-go that lacks important vitamins and nutrients. Instead, when looking for portable, grab-and- go foods, think about a […]

Marinating and Cooking with Marmalade

Marinating and Cooking with Marmalade

Marmalade is a versatile preserve that can be used for marinating and cooking. It is made from citrus fruit, especially bitter oranges.  Over the last years, a renewed interest in this ingredient has developed. Today there are many types of marmalade’s made from a vast number of ingredients. i.e. Strawberry & Grapefruit, Balsamic Onion, Lemon […]

Chicken Kofta Curry Recipe

Chicken Kofta Curry Recipe

Chicken kofta curry is a special Mughlai cuisine that is popular among the Indians during the festival of Eid. The chicken kofta resembles the meatballs we use in the Italian dish, spaghetti and meatballs. But the chicken kofta by itself has an abundance of flavor oozing out of it. The rich taste of this curry […]

Outdoor Entertaining

Sipping on Summertime Sweets

Sipping on Summertime Sweets

When it’s summertime and you crave something cold and fruity, try using your favorite frozen fruit for a refreshing drink. For example, strawberries with frozen pink lemonade concentrate combine to make a spritzer recipe worth sharing. This fizzy Strawberry Spritzer can delight your taste buds and keep you quenched while enjoying the summer sun. Watch […]

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 […]

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 […]

Asian Inspired Summer Entertaining Ideas

Asian Inspired Summer Entertaining Ideas

Flavorful, On-Trend Asian-Inspired Summer Entertaining Summer is the perfect time to bring out the grill and enjoy creating a flavorful meal when entertaining your family and friends. While some choose to whip up classic recipes, you can heat things up by taking advantage of all the seasonal ingredients and popular culinary trends, such as opting […]

Summer BBQ Picnic

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 […]

Deck Design 101

Deck Design 101

Outdoor Deck Ideas Timing can be everything, especially when it comes to planning an outdoor living space. By getting a jump-start on planning, you can afford yourself time to complete the process with maximum creativity and minimal stress. Try these expert tips and tricks of the trade to help make your dream deck a reality. […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Power Packed Lunchbox Ideas

Power Packed Lunchbox Ideas

Packing and prepping wholesome lunches doesn’t have to be a chore. You can kick health into high gear this school year with new ideas to make creative, nutrient-rich meals. Fit to satisfy various dietary restrictions, the Power Your Lunchbox program offers kid-friendly options and allergy-sensitive selections. The program, which is dedicated to helping families make […]

Rustic Chicken with Ripe Olive Recipe

Rustic Chicken with Ripe Olive Recipe

Getting the whole family around the dinner table every evening can be hard. Feeding your family meals that incorporate high-quality ingredients and are also delicious can be even harder. Sometimes, though, that special ingredient you’re looking for can already be in your pantry. Consider including bursts of flavor from an ingredient such as California Ripe […]

Try the Trendiest Flavors Tonight

Try the Trendiest Flavors Tonight

New seasonings make it easy Exotic flavors common in the Middle Eastern region of the world like harissa, za’atar and shawarma are having a moment, appearing on restaurant menus and in popular make-at-home recipes. Now is the perfect time to give these flavors a try. Thanks to new global seasonings from McCormick Gourmet, the spice […]

A Fast, Filling Breakfast

A Fast, Filling Breakfast

A filling yet nutritious breakfast is a productive way to start any day, especially one loaded with flavor. Spanish Potato and Onion Omelets are simple to make and pack plenty of protein with diced ham and eggs paired with the complementary tastes of onion and potatoes. A Fast Filling Breakfast Watch video to see how […]