RECIPE: “Barbecue” Potato Salad

What to bring to a barbecue? Barbecue potato salad, a recipe from QVC’s chef David Venable, who blends barbecue sauce in with the mayonnaise. Says David: “In my opinion, it’s really not a barbecue without a side of potato salad. While the classic version is near perfection, sometimes it’s fun to play with the flavors…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Pig Of The Month BBQ

Finger-licking good BBQ. Photo courtesy Pig Of The Month.   Pig of the Month is a family company that dishes up barbecue and related foods—the type that may just be what Dad wants for Father’s Day. Smoked barbecue ribs, award winning pulled pork, specialty sausages, gourmet bacon, sides and award winning barbecue sauces are just…
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COOKING VIDEO: Make Barbecue Sauce From Scratch

  There’s so much over-sugared barbecue sauce for sale; we wonder why people don’t make their own. It’s easy and more nutritious—and it costs less, too. You eliminate the high fructose corn syrup and can moderate the level of sweetener you do use (agave, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup). Your homemade sauce uses other superior…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Thawing Meat

Grilling favorites: Defrost them correctlyfor the juciest results. Photo courtesyAllen Brothers.   May is National Barbecue Month. Millions of Americans are firing up the grill to cook burgers, steaks, franks, chicken, kebabs and other favorites. Many of us purchase meat in advance and freeze it. There are different meat thawing techniques: on the counter at…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Grilled Fruit

Accessories make grilled fruit easier. Thisfruit grill rack is from SurLaTable.com.   As long as the grill is hot, make grilled fruit for dessert! Ingredients Fruit (see Step 1, below) Cold water Lemon juice Spices: cinnamon stick or pumpkin pie spices (allspice, clove, ginger, nutmeg) Rum (optional) Vegetable oil spray for grill Melted butter for…
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