TIP OF THE DAY: Have A Barbecue Party For National Barbecue Month

Top: Deluxe grill from Landmann. Bottom: Weber’s Q series fits almost anywhere.   Did you fire up the grill for Mother’s Day? It’s one of the biggest barbecue days of the year, with 34% 0f grill owners cooking celebrate Mom. It following the Fourth of July (76%), Labor Day (62%), Memorial Day (62%) and Father’s…
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RECIPE: Barbecue Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Just because Thanksgiving is over doesn’t mean sweet potatoes are over. You don’t have to make an elaborate Thanksgiving-style dish, or even take the energy to mash or whip. Simple baked sweet potatoes with a pat of butter are delicious. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon if you like. You can go whole hog (pun intended)…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Grilling Tips

Burgers are the number one item grilled– although few are quadruple burgers, like this one. Photo courtesy Grilling.com.   Labor Day, just around the corner, is the third most popular grilling holiday of the year. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association’s most recent State of the Barbecue Industry Report: 51% of grill owners…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Healthier Grilling Options

Topped with garnishes, most people will enjoy a turkey or veggie burger as much as beef. Photo courtesy Cheesecake Factory.   At the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts in Chicago, creating “better for you” cuisine is a hot topic of discussion. Many culinary schools first train students in classic French technique. But today’s trend…
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TRENDS: What’s New In Barbecue

Spell it barbecue, barbeque or the short form BBQ, May first is the start of the May-September peak outdoor cooking season. Not surprisingly, it’s National Barbecue Month. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), nearly 14 million grills and smokers were shipped in 2013. This year’s industry expo, held in March, displayed more…
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