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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.

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Seasonal Favorites

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

Sliced Lamb Closeup

Sous Vide Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic

Sous vide leg of lamb is an easy and delicious way to cook lamb. The bright herb flavors in the rosemary and thyme, coupled with the sliced lemon and garlic give this recipe a warm Mediterranean vibe.

Turkey Giblet Gravy Recipe

Turkey Giblet Gravy

This turkey giblet gravy recipe is a simple way to use a turkey neck to make a delicious gravy when you’re grilling, smoking, or roasting a turkey.

Smoked Beef Roast

Smoked Beef Roast

Smoked beef roasts are the best way we’ve found to get the deep smokey flavor we love in roast beef. Smoking beef over low heat develops the beef’s natural flavors while creating a tender roast that melts in your mouth.

Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Herbs

Grilled pork tenderloin with fresh herbs is a simple, elegant dish. The fresh flavors from the rosemary and thyme are the perfect compliment to the pork that gets even better after the grill has added a little char.

Grilling Ribeye

Perfectly Grilled Ribeye Steak

What makes this grilled ribeye steak recipe so delicious is how the tender, well-marbled cut, absorbs the flavors from the rosemary and garlic along with the heat and smoke from the grill.

Coffee Being Made

A Few Easy Tips for Making Better Coffee at Home

At its heart, coffee is a simple thing, it’s water, beans, and time. To brew delicious coffee at home or the office all it takes is a little know-how, a few simple tools, and these six simple tips.

French Press Coffee

How To Make French Press Coffee

If you’re after the perfect cup of coffee learn how to make French press coffee. It’s a simple brewing method that brings the flavors in coffee beans to life.

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.

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.

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.

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.