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 […]

Texas Outlaw Barbecue

I had a chance to meet with Jim from Texas Outlaw BBQ in advance of the 2014 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cookoff and asked him some questions to get to know him better. 2014 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cookoff Competitor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Texas-Outlaw-BBQ/171154736239282 Location: Elizabethtown, KY – just outside of Louisville Texas Outlaw Barbecue […]

Just North of Memphis

2014 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cookoff Competitor Website: http://www.jnomemphis.com/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/39481953406/ Location: Thief River Falls, Minnesota Just North of Memphis is only 3 years old, but can barbecue with the big boys already. Originally called Willinghams (named after and uncle who passed away), owners John and Kristy Bigalk wanted to create a family business […]

BourbonQ BBQ

I had a chance to interview Jason Best from BourbonQ BBQ prior to their participation in the Best in the West Nuggest Rib Cookoff in Reno Nevada. Website: http://bourbonq.com/ BourbonQ has been in business since 1984 when his Dad bought a mobile pit in Prospect Kentucky – just outside of Lousiville They would grill tenderloin and […]

Bone Daddy’s BBQ

I had a chance to meet with Bill Wall from Bone Daddy’s BBQ in advance of the 2014 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cookoff and asked him some questions to get to know him better. 2014 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cookoff Competitor Website: http://www.bonedaddysbarbeque.com/ Location: Midland, MI Awards: Best beef in the Country – […]

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 summer’s evening. It’s 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

There’s no doubt that mustard is a popular condiment, whether it’s 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 […]

Grilled Banana Pound Cake with Ice Cream

Grilled Banana Pound Cake With Ice Cream Ingredients:? 2 large ripe bananas 1 store-bought pound cake ?Vanilla Ice Cream – I like Vanilla Bean ice cream 🙂 Preparation: Cut the bananas lengthwise and place on the grill until grill marks appear. Slice the pound cake Remove bananas from the grill Place a slice of cake […]

Cinnamon French Toast

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 […]

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 […]

Top 5 Barbecue Accessories You’ll Need This Summer

So you’ve liberated your barbecue from the garage, the weekend’s weather forecast is glorious and you’re already thinking about all the grilled meat you’re going to consume from the comfort of your garden. Do you have the necessary bits and pieces to get the most out of your cookout, though? Read on for a quick […]

BBQ Dragon – The Barbecue & Fire Supercharger

I am eagerly awaiting a BBQ Dragon for review and will post my opinions when I get it.  Stay tuned! April 26, 2013 Denver, CO – Just in time for the barbecue and grilling season,  Archipelago Group announced the release of its unique new fire-starting tool, the BBQ Dragon. The BBQ Dragon starts charcoal grills […]

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 […]