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Our Best Ideas for Grilling – Tips, Tricks, Recipes, & Secret Sauces

For people who love to fire up the grill and cook delicious food, we’ve collected all our best ideas for grilling in one place. This piece is filled with tips and tricks to help the most experienced cooks grill tastier food. It includes recipes for the grill, foods to grill, and dinner grilling ideas.

Smoked Chicken Rub

A Dynamite Smoked Chicken Rub

This smoked chicken rub is a simple seasoning for smoking chicken that is packed with delicious flavors and has crispy skin on the outside.

Smoked Chicken Legs

Simpled Smoked Chicken Legs (Drumsticks)

Smoked chicken legs are one of the simplest ways to make tasty, smokey chicken for a crowd. What makes smoking drumsticks such a great choice is how they absorb the flavors from the smoke and homemade dry rub while staying tender and juicy.

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Seasonal Favorites

A few of our favorite recipes, stories, and tips that celebrate the season.

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Figuring Out What to Do in Chicago’s Loop

There’s so much to see and do in Chicago’s Loop; there’s no way you’re going to do everything. So whether you’re going to Chicago to eat, check out the nightlife, see a show, shop on the Miracle Mile, or just explore, we’ve put together a guide for getting the most out your trip to Chicago.

What Not To Make In Your Instant Pot

11 Things You Should Never Ever Try to Make in an Instant Pot

Instant Pots have completely taken over the world of cooking. Everywhere you turn someone has a new recipe that you absolutely gotta to try or is talking about how it saved their life. To help bring some sense to this craze we’ve put together a completely uncomprehensive guide of things you should never, ever make in your Instant Pot.

Rusty Nail

Rusty Nail

With just three ingredients: scotch, Drambuie, and ice, the Rusty Nail is a great example of how the simplest cocktails can be the most interesting.

Pinto Beans With Dried Chilies Recipe

Pinto Beans with Chilies

Pinto beans cooked with dried chilies have a deep, rich southwestern flavor. This pinto bean recipe uses ancho chilies and a pasilla pepper to create a healthy and delicious dish.

Two Ginger Cocktail Recipe Featured

Big Ginger Cocktail

The Big Ginger cocktail is a delicious combination of a crisp Irish whiskey and the refreshing taste of ginger ale. It’s also one of our favorite ginger ale cocktails.

BLT Sandwich Cut

Building A Better BLT Sandwich

Most cookbooks skip right over the BLT sandwich, which in my opinion is an oversight because while a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich may seem simple, getting it right requires some know how.

Pico De Gallo Featured

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is a great addition to any Mexican or southwestern dish. The fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and pepper are an easy way to brighten up tacos, burritos, and quesadillas.

Buffalo Burger Featured

Buffalo Burgers

The secret to great buffalo burgers is understanding how to add moisture and flavor to the burgers without masking the buffalo’s natural flavors.

Blueberry And Honey Smoothie Featured

Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry and Honey Smoothies are a delicious pick me up. This blueberry smoothie recipe is packed with sweet blueberry and honey flavors that are the perfect companion for the thick Greek yogurt.

Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie

These strawberry raspberry smoothies use strawberries, raspberries, and greek yogurt to create thick, delicious smoothies to get you started the morning.

Sous Vide Duck Breast

For Perfectly Cooked Duck Breasts Use Sous Vide

Do you want to cook beautifully cooked, medium rare sous vide duck breasts every time? We’ve got everything you need to know from how long, to the right temperature, to the best way to finish them to get the skin nice and crispy.

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Sous Vide Duck Breast

This sous vide duck breast recipe is our favorite way to cook perfectly medium-rare duck that has nice crispy skin on the outside while keeping everything tender and juicy on the inside.

Grilled Turkey with Fresh Herbs Recipe

Grilled Turkey with Fresh Herbs

A delicious way to cook a turkey is on the grill with fresh herbs. The secret to this grilled turkey recipe is brining it overnight to add moisture and flavor and using indirect heat to cook the turkey evenly.