Whether you call it Barbecue, Barbeque, BBQ, Bar-B-Que, Barbie, churrasco, grilling or smoking, cooking food outdoors is a great way to get back to a simpler way of life when there was only a fire to cook meat and people got together in groups to enjoy it.

Though the origin of the word ‘barbeque’ is not really known, the myth of French visitors to the Caribbean seeing a pig being cooked whole and called the method ‘barbe à queue’, meaning ‘from beard to tail’ has become popular.

May 31

Cooking Challenge 1 – Grilling & Barbecue Ideas

Since it’s that time of year again and the grilling season has started, we were thinking that we need some inspiration for some new barbecue ideas and thought we would reach out to everyone. What are you favorite barbecue food ideas for the summer? Do you have a new grilling technique that you want to share with …

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Sep 01

Easy Toaster Oven Roasted Red Peppers

Store bought roasted red bell peppers are not cheap. For that matter, fresh red bell peppers are a bit pricey. However to roast red bell peppers at home is much cheaper that than to purchase a jar of roasted red peppers at the grocery store. All you need to roast your own red peppers at …

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Aug 21

Roasting Hot Hot Hot!

It’s Hatch Chile season in the South West US at the moment and there is a glut of really cheap chilis piling up in the supermarkets. At less than $1 per pound you can get about 8 large chilis, so I have been taking advantage of the harvest and most dishes have Hatch Chiles in …

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Jun 30

Step by step photo guide for making Spiral Cut Hot Dogs

How to make spiral cut hot dogs

  See “An improved hot dog – The Spiral” for more information on the technique  

Jun 30

An improved hot dog – The Spiral

Not only is July, National Hot Dog Month (also National Baked Bean Month and Pickle Month too), but July the 4th, US Independence Day, is the biggest hot dog holiday of the year, with 155 million being consumed. Not only is that impressive, but according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, during the …

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