7 Easy Marinades, Sauces and Rubs for Fabulous Grilled Meals This Summer

7 Easy Marinades, Sauces and Rubs for Fabulous Grilled Meals This Summer

Summer is still in full swing and sitting on the patio while grilling dinner and sipping a cold drink is a great way to relax and enjoy the season. Using marinades, sauces, and rubs is an easy way to change-up the same foods you are used to grilling and boost the flavor. While you can mix them up from scratch, it is even easier to get some help from McCormick … Continue Reading →
Pulled Pork Pasta Recipe

Pulled Pork Pasta Recipe

I love watching Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on Food Network. The other day I was watching and one of the restaurants they featured, Highway 61 Roadhouse, shared their BBQ Spaghetti. This restaurant is actually here in St. Louis but I had not heard of it. The rest of the menu looks amazing too so my family and I will be sure to check it out soon and report back to … Continue Reading →
Summer Food Safety Tips and Tricks for 4th of July and All Summer Long

Summer Food Safety Tips and Tricks for 4th of July and All Summer Long

Summer food safety is critical as this weekend so many of us will be having barbecues and picnics to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. With the warm temperatures in summer it is so important to handle your food safely to prevent food-borne bacteria which loves the warm weather. None of us want to get food poisoning or have our guests get sick during the celebration. The US Centers for … Continue Reading →
Throw Your Taste Buds a Curveball

Throw Your Taste Buds a Curveball

Throw Your Taste Buds a Curveball (Family Features) Peanuts, nachos, hot dogs – all foods you’d expect to eat at the ballpark. But if you plan to enjoy baseball season from the comfort of home, it’s time to shake up your game-time menu line-up with a pork-filled twist. Check out this video, which celebrates baseball season and pork with recipes that will help make those nine innings (and whole season) … Continue Reading →
Memorial Day Food Ideas

Memorial Day Food Ideas

Memorial Day is fast approaching as is Fourth of July. These are both great holidays for entertaining family and friends outside and getting into the patriotic spirit. Today I’m sharing some recipes from Family Features that would be perfect for either of these holidays or really at any time during the summer. Add Some Sizzle with a Brat Bar or Hot Dog Bar We start out with a bratwurst or … Continue Reading →
Grilled Beef Rack of Ribs and Country Barbecue Potatoes

Grilled Beef Rack of Ribs and Country Barbecue Potatoes

(Family Features) Firing up the grill is an American tradition. The farm families who produce the food so many people enjoy at backyard cookouts want to share some of their favorite grilling recipes, as well as an appreciation for how food gets from the farm to the table. Farmers like Amanda Folkens, from Iowa, Danell Kalcevic, from Colorado, and Nicole Small, from Kansas, have joined with more than 70 other … Continue Reading →
Barbecue Chicken Nachos

Barbecue Chicken Nachos

There are lots of big football viewing parties happening this time of year and nachos are a snack everyone loves. How about changing things up though and trying these barbecue chicken nachos instead? I’m going to give you the base recipe for the bbq chicken nachos, but you can of course customize them any way you like. Don’t be afraid to try new and different combinations of toppings either, barbecue … Continue Reading →
Slow Cooker Tennessee Honey BBQ Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooker Tennessee Honey BBQ Chicken Sliders

While I love when Hubby is able to grill and BBQ and smoke foods for us for dinner, sometimes it just doesn’t always work with his schedule or the weather. Many of those types of cooking take time. Because of this I like to find some alternatives to have that same kind of flavor but cooked in an easier way. So recently I decided to try making some BBQ chicken … Continue Reading →
Smoked Beef Brisket Hash and Eggs

Smoked Beef Brisket Hash and Eggs

On Labor Day Hubby smoked a beef brisket. Oh my, it was so delicious! The brisket has that beefiness that we all love and a healthy dose of smoke that makes it even better. Brisket is usually a pretty large cut of meat though which means we had plenty of leftovers. I tried to come up with some creative uses for the leftovers during the week and this Smoked Beef … Continue Reading →
Recipe: Smoked Beef Brisket

Recipe: Smoked Beef Brisket

Beef brisket is one of the tastiest cuts of beef ever invented. One of my families favorite ways to prepare a brisket is to smoke it. This requires a lot of time but the end result is so worth it. Hubby prepared this one on Labor Day and it was amazing and he is sharing his recipe with you all today. Enjoy! Hubby says…. I use a rub always on … Continue Reading →