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Cooking Live…Happening Right NOW!

Cooking Live…Happening Right NOW!

Some of you may be contemplating starting a Blog? Maybe for Fun. Maybe for a side hustle. Well, if you do, there are two approaches to Take. 1. Fine Tuned Articles. Well written with professional images. (Most of our Articles are done this way). But what, exactly goes into getting it perfect? Well, a log, […]

Healthy Easter Treats

Healthy Easter Treats

It’s an exciting time of year for parents when every kid is eagerly awaiting a visit from the Easter Bunny. In addition, family and friends will get together to enjoy a family Easter meal. It is difficult to turn down your kid’s requests for those sugary Easter treats. However, it is possible to offer healthy […]

Keto Barbecue Celebration

Keto Barbecue Celebration

So, you have started with a Keto diet. Your healthy eating based on the low carb, high- fat diet is going well. You are feeling so much healthier and starting to even lose some of those extra pounds from the Christmas indulgence. You suddenly realize that it’s your husband’s birthday celebration next weekend, and you […]

Brine Your Chicken

Brine Your Chicken

Cooking a whole BBQ chicken can be difficult to get right. If it’s undercooked, the pink flesh will not only scare away your guests, but it can make them sick. By the time the dark meat in the thighs and drumsticks are cooked through, the white meat in the breast can be overcooked and dry. […]

5 New Ways of Cooking Savory with Peanut Butter

5 New Ways of Cooking Savory with Peanut Butter

Sometimes finding a quick and healthy snack or meal option is right there in your pantry. Tired of that classic PB & J? Change it up into a Gourmet meal. Here’s How:  5 New Ways of Cooking with Peanut Butter Make a StewWest African cuisine uses peanuts a lot and this creamy, hearty stew is […]

Barbecue Fun for Kids

Barbecue Fun for Kids

Now is the time to stock up on pantry items that the kids will love when you Barbecue. Kids enjoy the fun family and friends aspect of a Barbecue. The more you involve them the better. It’s a great way to encourage your kids to eat more vegetables. Many kids will turn up their noses […]

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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 […]

BBQ Barbecue Festivals this Summer

BBQ Barbecue Festivals this Summer

So you’ve experimented in your backyard all year long. Now is the time to get your family out and about. But what to do? Barbecue of course! If you are looking for the Best BBQ in town, you don’t have to head over to Memphis in May or the American Royal. There’s great Barbecue right […]

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 […]

5 Ways the Whole Family Can Eat Healthy

5 Ways the Whole Family Can Eat Healthy

People are understandably conscious about the foods they’re eating and where they come from. The human eating space has seen the rise of whole, clean and natural foods, and in the last couple of years, the trend has even moved into pet foods. Many pet parents who eat healthy and care about where their food […]

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Decking Contractor

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Decking Contractor

When it comes to tackling a backyard makeover, there is no time like the present to start planning. Unless you’re planning to build your own deck, one of the first items on your “to-do” list should be hiring a contractor. Quality deck builders can book up quickly and often have waiting lists by early spring. […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Outdoor Cooking: An American Tradition with Roots in Slavery

Outdoor Cooking: An American Tradition with Roots in Slavery

In Celebration of Black History Month, 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 1600s. Enslaved Africans made Barbecue dishes with less desired meats acquired from their oppressors (scraps) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. Perfect Party Menu It’s just not […]

Reviews

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 […]

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Shop Our Store

It’s always Barbecue time somewhere with Pitmaster’s Finest Merchandise! Cookbooks, Gourmet Food, Rubs, Spices, Grills, Smokers, Tshirts, Aprons, Sauces , Marinades and much more! We have great gifts for the barbecue and beer geek in your life, or maybe a little something for yourself! Please visit our Shop page to find everything your looking for! […]

New Orleans Barbecue: Stews and ‘Que

New Orleans Barbecue: Stews and ‘Que

New Orleans is home to a vast array of food traditions, but it is best known for Creole cooking. At one time, it may have been possible to say that Creole cooking was the fancier cooking of New Orleans with more European influences and Cajun cooking the simpler food of the country folk, but this […]

Celebrities and Barbecue 

Celebrities and Barbecue 

By: Joshua Rooks 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 […]

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

Comfort Food Review: Estelle’s Southern Cuisine – Laurel, MS

Comfort Food Review: Estelle’s Southern Cuisine – Laurel, MS

There are two reasons this location is included in my review of great barbecue restaurants. First, the ribs are excellent and the offerings are buffet style, so it’s all you can eat. And second, the sides and peripherals are so varied and delicious that its’s worth going just to make a meal out of the veggies.  

Recipes

How to Make Spanakopita Puffs

How to Make Spanakopita Puffs

How to Make Spanakopita Puffs If you want to impress your guests, try serving this puff pastry recipe as an appetizer at your next gathering.This flaky pastry filled with a delicious combination of spinach, onions and feta cheese can keep them coming back for more. For more appetizer ideas, visit culinary.net. Watch video to see […]

Family-Favorite Comfort Food Recipes

Family-Favorite Comfort Food Recipes

3 Dairy-Inspired Dish Recipes for Weeknight Dinners Warm meals that come together quickly are a necessity for busy families, especially on weeknights filled with homework, practices, meetings and more. Serving up comfort foods that require less time in the kitchen make for more moments spent together at the table. Hearty and satisfying, this Chicken and […]

Watermelon Soda Float

Watermelon Soda Float

Ahhhh….soda floats.  Remember being a kid and getting so excited for a root beer float or a coke float during the hot days of summer?  One scoop, then two scoops of vanilla ice cream plopping into the glass. Oh and the root beer, the delectable liquid sugar being poured over the scoops of vanilla ice […]

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 […]

Smarter Snacking with Nutrition in Mind

Smarter Snacking with Nutrition in Mind

Planning health-conscious New Year’s resolutions typically includes cutting back on unhealthy foods during meals from breakfast to dinner. However, it’s also important to cut out sugary, calorie-laden snacks that can counteract all your hard work throughout the rest of the day. Rather than skipping snacks entirely, it’s possible to instead incorporate nutritious options that pack […]

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 […]

Outdoor Entertaining

Trend Watch: 2019 Outdoor Living and Design Trends for every Homeowner

Trend Watch: 2019 Outdoor Living and Design Trends for every Homeowner

Outdoor living continues to grow in 2019 as homeowners dream of adding spaces that provide tranquility, connection and touches of nature. More than just a home enhancement, these spaces are meant to inspire people to set digital devices aside and find moments of calm while making memories with friends and family. Now is the perfect […]

Tablescape Planning and Ideas

Tablescape Planning and Ideas

So you have that big party or get together coming up & you want everything to be perfect! Whether it is a formal event or a casual get together, we have some planning ideas and tips for you. Read on: Every season has its own character and feel. So, you can either go with the […]

Don’t Stress! It’s a Mess!

Don’t Stress! It’s a Mess!

I don’t know about you, but the thought of preparation and planning for a BIG Party – throws me for a loop and sets my mind into information overload. When I first got engaged, some of the ladies I worked with (at the time) were gracious enough to buy me a Wedding Planning Book as […]

Top 2019 Outdoor Living Trends

Top 2019 Outdoor Living Trends

With busy schedules and on-the-go lifestyles, outdoor living spaces offer a chance to decompress, enjoy nature and connect with friends and family. Thanks to the impressive design and quality of today’s outdoor products, these spaces often rival the convenience, comfort and design of the indoors. As the heart of the home shifts outdoors, following are […]

Ideas for Getting Your Outdoor Space Ready for Entertaining

Ideas for Getting Your Outdoor Space Ready for Entertaining

As the Outdoor Entertaining Season begins, many homeowners dream about having a beautiful outdoor kitchen and patio area. No matter your budget, you can have the outdoor area designed for entertaining. Here are some ideas to help you get your outdoor grilling space ready for entertaining. Ideas for Getting Your Outdoor Space Ready for Entertaining […]

Hosting Ideas and Recipes

Hosting Ideas and Recipes

If the very notion of hosting has you feeling a bit overwhelmed, get organized with these simple ideas that can help you serve up a successful celebration. Entertainment: Ensure guests enjoy a good time by offering entertainment that is suitable for their personality types. If your guests are more drawn to energetic activities, choose light-hearted, […]

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Brisket a Barbecue Classic

Brisket a Barbecue Classic

Brisket is a comparatively inexpensive cut of meat. It is usually slow cooked over low temperatures. The result is a tender wonderfully flavored meat….a Barbecue Classic! History shows that the brisket has long been part of Jewish cuisine served braised for special holiday fare. Smoked brisket was introduced into Barbecue Restaurants during the 1950’s. However […]

6 Deviled Eggs Recipes Perfect for Easter and Beyond

6 Deviled Eggs Recipes Perfect for Easter and Beyond

6 Deviled Eggs Recipes Perfect for Easter and Beyond Deviled eggs, also known as stuffed eggs, first appeared in American cookbooks in the mid-19th century, but the origin can be traced back to ancient Rome where eggs were boiled and seasoned with spicy sauces, according to the History Channel. Today, deviled eggs are a staple […]

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 […]

Sweet and Savory Comfort Food Recipes

Sweet and Savory Comfort Food Recipes

If chocolate for dinner sounds too good to be true, it’s because chocolate is usually associated with decadent desserts. However, it can also take comfort food to a whole new level when paired with savory ingredients like red meat. A bit of bittersweet cocoa powder helps balance out the richness of red meats like duck. […]

8 Better-for-You Recipes

8 Better-for-You Recipes

A commitment to eating better-for-you foods and living a healthier lifestyle in the new year doesn’t need to break the bank. To help achieve a more nutritious routine without blowing your budget, consider a one-stop shop like ALDI for high-quality, affordable ingredients to incorporate into better-for-you recipes. Plus, it carries the foods and ingredients to […]

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