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Easy, On-Demand Dinners

Easy, On-Demand Dinners

Nearly everyone wishes for an extra hour or two in the day. When juggling evenings filled with homework, practices, games and last-minute art projects, even just 60 extra minutes could make the difference in finding time to whip up a dinner you can be proud of. While there’s no changing the fact that there are […]

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 […]

Reinventing Barbecue Leftovers: 40+ Ways to Use Up BBQ

Reinventing Barbecue Leftovers: 40+ Ways to Use Up BBQ

BBQ Barbecue’s are such great fun. Not only can you get large or small groups of friends and family together. But cooking for a large crown can be easy. With a little prep and pre-planning. But now your Barbecue is over and you’re stuck with tons of leftovers?  What should you do with all that […]

A Keto-Friendly Approach to Weight Loss

A Keto-Friendly Approach to Weight Loss

A growing number of health-conscious consumers are pursuing a keto lifestyle and products in their pursuit of health benefits, weight loss and improved performance. If you’re considering a keto diet but not sure where to begin, these tips can help get you on the right track: Understand what the keto approach entails. Essentially, the keto […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Coupon and Promo Codes 2019

Coupon and Promo Codes 2019

In marketing, a coupon is a ticket or document that can be redeemed for a financial discount or rebate when purchasing a product. Customarily, coupons are issued by manufacturers of consumer packaged goods or by retailers, to be used in retail stores as a part of sales promotions. They are often widely distributed through mail, […]

Choose Chili ! Some Like it HOT.

Choose Chili ! Some Like it HOT.

Love it or hate it you simply cannot ignore the chili pepper! It is not an addictive ingredient, but it gives the body an endomorphic boost which if you can stand the heat leaves you with a feeling of euphoria. What is a Chili Pepper   It is a fruit from the Capsicum plants. Yes, that’s right […]

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 […]

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Roosterkoek, Braaibroodjies & Braai Pie – A Selection of South African Barbecue Breads.

Roosterkoek, Braaibroodjies & Braai Pie – A Selection of South African Barbecue Breads.

In South Africa, a Barbecue is not complete without either simple Barbecue rolls or Barbecued sandwiches. South African’s know this as Roosterkoek (a direct translation from Afrikaans to English is Grill Cake). The South African word for Barbecue is Braai. The indigenous Khoi people from the Cape used to make this bread over open coals. […]

Healthy and Delicious – BBQ with Fish

Healthy and Delicious – BBQ with 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 […]

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 […]

Reviews

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 […]

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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

Recipes

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 […]

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 […]

Ricotta Puff Pastries with Strawberry Compote

Ricotta Puff Pastries with Strawberry Compote

How to Make Ricotta Puff Pastries with Strawberry Compote Perfect for a party or simply indulging yourself, these addictive pastry puffs make it hard to stop at one. Easy to assemble with these step-by-step instructions, the ricotta mixture and fresh strawberry compote are dynamic together, and provide a generous touch of sweetness. For the full […]

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. […]

Cinco de Mayo Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Cinco de Mayo Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Spicy Yet Savory Poppers Your guests won’t be able to have just one of these sweet and savory poppers. With a touch of heat from the cayenne pepper, and sweetness from brown sugar, you’re almost sure to watch them quickly disappear. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Prep […]

Simple Kid-Friendly Sliders

Simple Kid-Friendly Sliders

Simple Kid-Friendly Sliders For those busy nights plan, on this simple yet savory sliders recipe. Kids are almost certain to love the taste and you will enjoy how quick and easy they are to make. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Pepperoni Pizza Sliders 1          package slider rolls 1/2       cup pizza […]

Outdoor Entertaining

Picnic-Perfect Plates for Outdoor Dining

Picnic-Perfect Plates for Outdoor Dining

Picnic-Perfect Plates for Outdoor Dining Picnics, patio dining and al fresco foods all come to mind when warmer weather allows families and friends to enjoy the flavors of homemade meals in the great outdoors. As you seek out recipes for outdoor entertaining and more, try keeping the options light and simple with dishes that can […]

Brilliant Barbecue Breakfasts

Brilliant Barbecue Breakfasts

Most of us enjoy an outdoor BBQ. Barbecue lunch and dinners are the norms. However, have you thought of using your grill to cook breakfast? There are so many delicious breakfast items perfect for grilling. Consider a lazy Sunday Summer morning either at home in your backyard or camping in a peaceful nature retreat. There […]

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 […]

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Picnic Perfect: Healthy Breakfast Push Pop Snack

Picnic Perfect: Healthy Breakfast Push Pop Snack

Getting creative with food is especially fun for little ones who like to help create and, of course, eat. Try these Watermelon Push Pops for something sweet and mouthwatering! With bright colors and a little bit of crunch, they can help satisfy your sweet tooth and fuel your body for the day. Push Pop Snack […]

Diversify Your Dinner Menu: Quick Meal Ideas

Diversify Your Dinner Menu: Quick Meal Ideas

Crafting quick, easy, nutritious meals is one of the most common goals for home chefs, yet it may sometimes be difficult to keep the menu feeling fresh and new. By introducing a variety of ingredients, you can broaden the horizons of your family’s dinner options. For creative, simple, tasty family meals, consider these globally inspired […]

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 […]

Five International Barbecues to try out at Home

Five International Barbecues to try out at Home

Barbecuing is a tradition in the United States. It draws friends and families together celebrating special events or just enjoying a family meal. Internationally, people of all nations have their version of a Barbecue all resulting in delicious healthy food occasions. Vary your Barbecue experience by trying out one of the Worldwide Barbecue interpretations below. […]

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 […]