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Smoking Food

A Complete Guide to Smoking Food 

Learn why smoking food is so delicious, take a deep dive into different types of smokers, cover a wide variety of smoking techniques, and, most importantly, learn how to season smoked food, so it tastes amazing.

Korean BBQ Short Ribs Recipe

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.

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Seasonal Favorites

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

Smoked Chicken Quarters

Smoked Chicken Quarters with Crispy Skin

Smoked chicken quarters have a rich smoky flavor and warm buttery texture that melts in your mouth. This recipe includes a versatile dry rub and everything you need to know to get the chicken tender and juicy on the inside with crispy golden brown crispy on the outside.

Smoked Duck Breast Recipe

Smoked Duck Breast

Gently smoked duck breasts have a rich smokey flavor that highlights the duck’s natural goodness, creating a perfect dish for nice dinners.

Homemade Sour Mix Recipe

Fresh Homemade Sour Mix

This sour mix recipe is simple to make, keeps for several weeks, and is a fantastic foundation for margaritas, sours, daiquiris, and other cocktails that use fresh citrus juice and sugar. It’s also infinitely customizable to your tastes and the drinks being served.

Korean BBQ Short Ribs Recipe

Korean BBQ Short Ribs

Marinated with soy sauce, fresh lime juice, ginger, and garlic these grilled Korean BBQ short ribs have a hint of smoke and deep umami flavors.

Whole Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe

Whole Roasted Brussel Sprouts

A simple way to create an eye-popping presentation is to serve roasted Brussels sprouts still on the stalk. The secret to this roasted Brussel sprouts recipe is how olive oil, lemon juice, and honey add flavor as the sprouts roast.

Maple Bourbon Glaze Recipe Featured

Maple Bourbon Glaze

An easy way to make almost any pork, poultry, or salmon recipe taste better is to brush on a little maple bourbon glaze. This bourbon glaze adds a nice sheen that makes any dish look like it came from the pages of a fancy cooking magazine.

Smoked Pork Loin Roast Featured

Smoked Pork Loin

There’s a lot to love about smoked pork loin. It’s a versatile cut that can be seasoned hundreds of different ways, smokes relatively quickly, and looks amazing on the plate.

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Apple Cider Smoked Pork Shoulder

This smoked pork shoulder recipe uses apple cider vinegar as a brine along with smoking to deepen the flavor to create an amazingly tender and juicy pork roast.

Fall Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

This homemade apple crisp recipe is easy to make and one of our favorite fall desserts. It has a fantastic topping and a mix of apples that balances sweet and tart.

Pan Seared Foie Gras Recipe

Seared Foie Gras With Caramelized Figs

This seared foie gras recipe highlights the rich flavors and sublime texture that show why foie gras is one of the most sought after ingredients in the culinary world.

Maple Cinnamon Bundt Cake Recipe

Maple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

This maple cinnamon bundt cake has warm spice flavors and a soft, crumbly texture that make it one of our favorite dessert recipes. The maple syrup and cinnamon create a cake with a light crumb and layers of flavor that make it ideal for serving as a coffee cake, dessert, or breakfast treat.

Steel Cut Oats Featured

Steel Cut Oats with Brown Sugar Bananas

Learning how to cook steel cut oats is a delicious and easy way to make a healthy breakfast at home. For this steel cut oatmeal recipe, we add bananas and toast the oats to help them cook faster and come out creamier.

Bloody Marys Featured

Bloody Mary Mix

This homemade bloody mary mix recipe is perfect for mixing up a few bloody marys with tons of fresh flavors and just the right amount of heat.

Chocolate Beet Cake

Making Friends or Enemies with Chocolate Beet Cake

I make chocolate beet cake for every “bring a dish to share event.” But I don’t bring it because it’s a crowd pleaser, I bring it because it’s not. This cake causes adult humans to lose all sense of public decency.

Quick Pickled Spicy Carrots

Quick Pickled Spicy Carrots

With their vivid colors and tangy bite these quick pickled carrots get their unique flavor from being pickled with a poblano pepper and whole allspice.

Instant Pot Mexican Rice Recipe

Instant Pot Mexican Rice

Instant Pot Mexican rice is a quick and easy way to make a healthy and delicious side dish that goes perfectly with tacos, burritos, and enchiladas.