I am trying to up my ante and impress my family with my BBQ prowess, so for this year, I decided to begin the BBQ season by smoking a Boston Butt and making pulled pork sandwiches. The day finally came where it was warm enough to break out the Charcoal grill and so I announced [...]
Barbecues are a great way to enjoy food and good company with family and friends. In the past, vegan and vegetarian food choices made attending the family BBQ tough to do. However, vegan bbq options are joining traditional grilled meat dishes as wonderful side dishes and are often becoming the standalone meal as more people [...]
Corn on the cob is an amazing summer vegetable. There’s something about picking up a nutritious vegetable, slathering on five pounds of butter, and then proceeding to blissfully consume all those empty calories surrounded by ten other people that takes me back decades. It is a scene that is so ritualized in the mind that [...]
“Vegetarian food is sooooooooo boring!” I’ve heard this time and time again and in fact, yesterday I heard it during an episode of The Simpsons and I couldn’t help but shake my head in disbelief. Unfortunately it’s true; that everywhere you go, people quite determinedly believe that vegetarian food is boring and consists of pasta, [...]
There’s something deeply satisfying about hanging out with a group of friends, grilling some great-tasting food in the parking lot of your favorite stadium. You can feel the excitement build as more and more fans arrive and the air fills with tantalizing aromas. Let’s face it, though, sometimes you just want to watch the game [...]
Growing up in up-state New York opened my eyes to the beauty of having a homemade dinner caught fresh from the lake behind my house. On weekends in the summer, my father would spend all day fishing with friends and in the winter, ice fishing was of top priority. Our lake was stocked with pickerel, [...]
Barbequing and grilling succulent chicken is an art, but there are plenty of tips to help you on your way to BBQ chicken nirvana. As well as the quality of meat think about getting every stage right in the preparation process too. The possibilities for use of BBQ chicken are endless too when done correctly. [...]
If you’re like me, buy your steaks from the prepackaged section, and look for something discounted. I prefer steaks that are slightly grey, because they’re perfectly safe and the proteins are slightly broken down, making the steak a bit tenderer. However, those pickier (or with a bigger budget) should aim for higher priced, fresh red [...]
This recipe comes from a version of a burger I had from a food truck. I took it and made it my own by using different spices and grilling it with hickory chips.
cooked every 4th of July at our cabin in Mississippi.
We love Asian inspired ingredients and also spicier food, you can use more Thai chili sauce and siracha if you prefer more heat. I have also found that grilled fruit when it carmelizes increases the sugar factor, pineapple and peaches are fab with bar b qued meat. This recipe evolved over many years of trying [...]
Pancetta and Gruyere cheese mixed with ground beef for a burger worthy of peak grilling season. Lean pancetta infuses savory, juicy flavor without overpowering the beef, while the earthy, distinct flavor of Gruyere brings a rich nuance. A few basic seasonings, toasted bun, grilled Vidalia onions and you are ready to eat right there at [...]
A spicy kick to an old favorite – hamburgers on the grill!
Although I am a city girl at heart I currently live on a 40 acre tomato farm in Homestead, Florida. Living on the farm has taught me to appreciate fresh food and the love of working hard to produce an amazing result. Around here people take their BBQ very seriously and I am proud to [...]
Cooking a Turkey for Thanksgiving Day and got it all prepared when the electricity went out! (All Electric here) So I took the foil and wrapped up the turkey, removed the ‘shelf’ on my BBQ Grill and started it up! Took awhile to cook, like most turkeys do; but didn’t take much longer on the [...]