2014 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cookoff

We are at the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cookoff in Reno Nevada with 24 Rib cookers invited to attend the competition. †The purse that the the cookers are competing for is a whopping $8,000! The weather was overcast for the first part of the day and it made it a little cooler for […]

Great Food Ideas for the Big Game

When the guys get together for a sporting fixture, there is most definitely a need for some tasty nibbles that will go down well with a few cold beers. Large set meals are best avoided at these types of sporting occasions, as guests generally tend to be more focused on the TV than they are […]

BBQ Zucchini, Potatoes, and Chicken

It was BBQ for dinner tonight. †My wife has been at girls camp all week and was happy to have me cook. The menu for tonight was Chicken, Zucchini and Potatoes. I picked some zucchini from our garden out back, got some potatoes and marinated some chicken in preparation for the grill. The potatoes and […]

6 Great Barbeque Side Dishes

There is nothing quite as an enjoyable as a barbeque on a warm summerís evening. Itís a time to enjoy the company of your friends and family, relax, and eat some delicious charcoal grilled food. For the perfect cook out, you need to carefully select your meat. If you live in the UK, you can […]

Secrets to Using Mustard to Spice Up Your Meal

Thereís no doubt that mustard is a popular condiment, whether itís used as a topping for hot dogs and hamburgers or a dip for chicken nuggets and fries. What people may not realize, however, is that mustard is more than just a simple condiment, and can be used to create a variety of dishes sure […]

5 BBQ Meats That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Although it has its roots in the French countryside, barbecue is one of the few culinary traditions that is almost entirely an authentic American tradition. The first barbecue on these shores was prepared by slaves in the Caribbean and in the American South, and it served two purposes: Because they were often given the less […]

Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ

I had a chance to meet with Lynne Lupinetti from Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ at the Best of the West Nugget Ribs Cook-off in Reno Nevada. She was kind enough to spend several minutes with me to tell me about the history of Butch’s and a little about what sets them apart from the […]

Nugget Rib Cookoff – Reno, Nevada

My brother-in-law has been telling me about the Reno Nugget Rib Cook-off for years!† This is the 25th year that the festival has been running and it is the largest rib cook-off in America! After many years of talking about how I would love to come, I decided to make the trek to Reno, Nevada […]

Roast Vegetable Salad

Summer is approaching, and that means outdoor activities, and especially grilling. Grilling is an American tradition, but unfortunately, the choice of food to be grilled for a picnic is almost always the same fare: hot dogs, hamburgers, and corn. There is no question that those are delicious and satisfying, but there are other choices that […]

Outdoor Kitchens 101

The outdoor kitchen is high on my list of things to add to my home. I have a big backyard that is a perfect place to host family parties and get-togethers. I am saving my shekels so I can put in an outdoor kitchen that would be the perfect addition to my home and the […]

ThermoWorks Thermapen Digital Thermometer Review

I have a new favorite BBQ Accessory!† It is the ThermoWorks Thermapen Digital Thermometer.† It is the coolest BBQ and cooking accessory ever! How do you tell when your BBQ chicken is done and not going to kill your mother-in-law with salmonella poisoning?† How can you tell when your expensive thick cut steaks are medium […]

Grilling Tips and Tricks for the BBQ Chef

Tips and Tricks to Boost Your Grill Master Skills As the weather gets warmer more and more people are looking to open their pools and enjoy a nice barbeque! And while the atmosphere and pleasure of being out in the sun is enjoyable, it is really the food that creates the core of joy in […]

BBQ Battle Ė Weber Smokey Joe vs Weber One Touch

If thereís one thing that any BBQ fanatic cannot deny, it is that the Weber brand is definitely one of the best BBQ brands out there. Far be it from me to take sides however, but the companies reputation speaks for itself; having provided the worlds BBQ lovers and even BBQ newbies with quality machines […]

Vegan BBQ Ideas

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 […]

How to Roast a Whole Pig

A hog roast is the perfect BBQ meal for a large family get together, if you donít want too much work to do and you want to make sure there is more than enough food to go around then give it some serious consideration.† It may sound like a lot of work but it is […]

Meeting of the Meats – the Office BBQ

Are you catching that scent in the air, that faint scent of smoke from wood and charcoal?† The winter snows are melting and the ice on our grills is finally thawing.† While some of you have been bold enough to brave the chill of winter and not let it impede your quest for grilling perfection, […]

How to Barbecue Sweet Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is an amazing summer vegetable. Thereís 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 BBQ Ideas

ďVegetarian food is sooooooooo boring!Ē Iíve heard this time and time again and in fact, yesterday I heard it during an episode of The Simpsons and I couldnít help but shake my head in disbelief. Unfortunately itís true; that everywhere you go, people quite determinedly believe that vegetarian food is boring and consists of pasta, […]

Creative BBQ Side Dishes

Potato salad, beans and coleslaw have long since been the staple side dishes of BBQís around the world but between you and me Iím starting to get a little sick of them. Now donít get me wrong, Iím a lover of the traditional and my mama always did know how to make the tastiest coleslaw […]

Sixth Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ

BBQ FANATICS GET READY! Sixth Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ on April 20 Unveils BBQ Participants COCONUT CREEK, Fla., Thursday, April 4, 2013 Ė The Sixth Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ will take place at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Saturday, April 20 from 2 p.m. -11 p.m. Tickets for the event are $25 […]