If you are no longer living with your parents, you really should have a house sauce made without preservatives, additives, stabilizers, and emulsifiers.
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What makes the Chicago Hot Dog special? Like Chicago's famous architecture, it is great design.
It's about time that the rest of the country comes face to face with the charms of this liberally condimented showpiece clad in a tidy white bun.
It's the time of the year for Dad to go out and immolate his paycheck, turning succulent pieces of meat and crunchy fresh veggies into hockey pucks and piles of ash.
If you follow USDA recommendations 100% you will be 100% safe and doomed to terrible steaks and lamb chops. And in its effort to make one set of easy to understand rules, the government has oversimplified.
Let's ask the question: What's the best form of charcoal? Wood embers? Hardwood lump charcoal? Charcoal briquets?
There is nothing more seductive smelling, no perfume, no mushroom, no wine, than the scent of hardwood smoke after it has tickled spice rubbed pork
The snow has melted, the robins are back, and it's time to recycle that old piece of junk out back and get serious about amping up your outdoor cooking chops.
A Cambro is an indispensable tool to caterers. But you don't need to buy a restaurant grade Cambro, you probably have one in the garage.
Beans are a great source of nutrition, and they play an important part in American regional cooking and culture. Here are the basics a cook needs to know about beans.
Here is my interpretation or what food bloggers need to know. A recipe for recipe writers by a recipe writer.
All pork chops are best when cut thick, at least 1", when brined for about an hour and no more, then gently cooked with a little smoke, and flavored with herbs and/or a sauce.
Whenever the topic comes up with friends, they all have some great ideas and new twists on this All-American classic. So let's develop a killer meatloaf together.
No matter what you call these cousins of bacon, only chocolate is more decadent and crack more addictive than homemade cracklins, and there is a big difference between store-bought and this recipe.
The secret, and it is not much of a secret anymore, is to eat what is fresh and in season. Mussels are in season at Superbowl time and a super bowl of them is sure to be a hit at your party.
Maybe some are just discovering this Southern staple, but this down home traditional folkways cheese spread has always been big. Especially on Ritz Crackers at game time.
There are as many recipes for this old traditional winter beverage as there are for martinis.
If you're like me and love cooking outdoors because everything tastes better when cooked over open flame, here is a list of New Year's Resolutions for you.
It is believed that eating beans on New Year's Day will bring better eats in the year to come. According to one tradition, a coin is added to the pot and whoever gets the coin will get rich.
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Here are some of the coolest tools I've tested over the past year. If there's an outdoor cook in your family, put any of these under the tree and you will eat better as a result.
On Sunday the McRib sandwich vanished until who knows when. A culinary sleight of hand mixed with marketing magic and millions of adoring fans, hotcakes wish they sold this well.
We're talking Southern ribs here, a style probably created by African slaves and as uniquely American as their other great contributions to our culture.
Men grill. It's genetic. Mostly we grill badly. It's not our fault. They say a good craftsman never blames his tools, but in this case it is justified.
The process, which can take 8 to 12 hours or more, is the quintessence of Southern smoke roasting. Lazy, slow, easy, fragrant.
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