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How to Open a Bag of Charcoal

How to Open a Bag of Charcoal

I was at a cookout recently and watched as a friend assaulted a charcoal bag with a knife. It was a tense few minutes while we watched him stab, slice and cuss the bag into submission, ultimately (and messily) freeing the charcoal held within the paper straight jacket. I was tempted to stepping in, but…

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  March 7, 2018
The Number 1 Reason Your Grilled Chicken Breasts Suck

The Number 1 Reason Your Grilled Chicken Breasts Suck

Do the words “rubbery” and “dried out” get mumbled around your dinner table? It’s ok, you can keep blaming the quality of the chicken (that was just one mean/tough chicken!). But if you want to stop making sucky grilled chicken breasts, keep reading. The number one mistake most people make when grilling chicken breasts is…

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  January 30, 2017

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ThermoWorks ThermaQ Wifi Review

It was like Christmas in February when I came home to a box on the doorstep with the ThermoWorks logo. I know something really cool (for an gadget-obsessed grilling fanatic) is hiding inside the cardboard. In this case, ripping into the box revealed the new ThermoWorks ThermaQ Wifi wireless meat thermometer. This particular temperature-monitoring gadget…

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  April 19, 2018
Looftlighter Charcoal Lighter Review

Looftlighter Charcoal Lighter Review

I have a lot of grilling gadgets, so for me to say that the Looftlighter electric charcoal lighter is my favorite gadget purchase in the last 2 years is saying something. Go back any further than that and I would have to count my Big Steel Keg in what would be a close race for…

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  January 6, 2016
Thermapen Mk4 Meat Thermometer Review

Thermapen Mk4 Meat Thermometer Review

We did a Thermapen review in the past, so you know how big of a fan we are. I can’t believe there was room for improvement, but I’m not as smart as those thermometer geniuses are Thermoworks. Did da Vinci feel the need to create a blonde Mona Lisa? Did Vince Gilligan think he needed to…

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  September 3, 2015

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How to Open a Bag of Charcoal

How to Open a Bag of Charcoal

I was at a cookout recently and watched as a friend assaulted a charcoal bag with a knife. It was a tense few minutes while we watched him stab, slice and cuss the bag into submission, ultimately (and messily) freeing the charcoal held within the paper straight jacket. I was tempted to stepping in, but…

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  March 7, 2018
How to Make Your Own Pastrami on the Smoker

How to Make Your Own Pastrami on the Smoker

I think I just gave myself the motivation to do a whole series of “make your own lunch meat” recipes. Other than the temperature control issues I just fought all day with my aging smoker, this smoked pastrami turned out amazing. Luckily, smoking a pre-brined corned beef to make pastrami is forgiving and I can…

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  November 3, 2014
5 Tips for Better Grilled Chicken Breasts

5 Tips for Better Grilled Chicken Breasts

I figured I better write this before the poultry boycott at my house fully propagates throughout the family. You see, I have overdone in. At least 3 in every 5 meals in this house features boneless skinless chicken breasts as the main feature. As a result, my 9 year old son has proclaimed that he…

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  October 7, 2014

Featured Recipes View All Recipes

Quick Brined Pork Chops Recipe

Brining is a process that actually hydrates the cells of the meat, creating a really juicy and tender cut of meat for the grill. But wait, doesn’t that take a long time? I don’t have 12 hours here, I need to get dinner going! Well, that’s what makes this brined pork chops recipe so great! ...

Grilled Cheese Recipes

A grilled cheese sandwich can be taken to a whole new level just by selecting some nice cheeses, something other than Wonder bread and a few other little extras.