Article written by contributing writer Stephanie H.
I’ll admit it; I’m pretty new to the BBQ scene. I never even attempted to try cooking BBQ until my daughter couldn’t bring her famous ribs to our family cookout one year. I tried to prepare them the way she did. Unfortunately, the results were not the same. And I attempted to cook chicken on the grill one time and baste it over and over again with BBQ sauce as it cooked only to have the sauce drip off and cause flames to shoot up and burn the skin of the chicken while the inside was raw. Definitely not a success story. In my efforts to master this elusive talent, I’ve decided to look into a smoker. Smoking meat is a process that cooks the meat at a low temperature for a longer time. I hear this is the way to go when BBQing. Continue reading ‘Different types of meat smokers’ »
Don’t you just love it when the aroma of steaks or burgers cooking on your neighbor’s grill fills the air? It reminds you that it’s time to get your grill out and prepared for your own backyard BBQ. ? Is it out on your deck, covered up and protected? Is it in your shed behind the lawn mower, snow shovels, snow blowers and trash cans? Or did you just leave it out there to fend for itself in the weather all winter? Wherever it is, there are some things you’ll need to do and some tools you’ll need to get. Continue reading ‘Different types of grilling tools for your BBQ’ »
There are cookbooks out there for any style of cooking. There are cookbooks dedicated to cakes. Cookbooks dedicated to pasta. Cookbooks dedicated to crockpots. It comes as no surprise that there are cookbooks dedicated to the great American past time, grilling. I was wondering just how many recipes there are for the grill. Most of the time people consider BBQ as the tangy, orangish colored sauce you put on the meat. So what else is out there? I found quite a few interesting recipes on the Food Network. Here are a couple I’m going to try. Continue reading ‘Some interesting BBQ recipes’ »
I’ve been thinking a lot about summertime picnics. When I think about summer one of the first things that comes to mind is a BBQ. Hamburgers and hot dogs are my usual fare. Maybe if it’s a special group coming over I’ll break out a steak or two. Besides those things I haven’t tried much. I really don’t know what meats and what cuts of meat are the best for the grill. I did a little research, though, and I now think I’m ready to venture out of my comfort zone.
Let’s start with chicken. The best parts of a chicken to grill would be the legs, breast or entire chicken. Wings and thighs are small and can be grilled if you have the proper container to grill them in so they don’t fall through the grid. Chicken can be marinated, have BBQ sauce on it or seasoned with a rub. Continue reading ‘What’s a great type of meat for BBQing?’ »