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3 Essential Outdoor Event Planning Secrets

Anyone who has ever planned an outdoor event will tell you that there's more to it than what you'll probably initially expect. When the success of your party is at the mercy of the elements, there are so many things that can go wrong – it can be discouraging to even the most experienced ...

Time on the Grill

One of my favorite outdoor activities is being able to use the barbecue grill. I love it! I also have a smoker at home, too. And yes, you guessed it, I love it, too! But, alas, the grilling season will soon come to a close. The cold weather will be here soon.My stepdad used to do all the ...

Homemade Santa Maria-Style BBQ Beans

I've been living in California since 1977. All this time I have really enjoyed the cuisine. For example, there's the groundbreaking way of cooking started by Alice Waters that has influenced many people. It's known as "California Cuisine." However, California had its own cuisine long before ...

Grill the Perfect Burger

When it comes to making the perfect burger, every grill master needs a few tricks up his sleeve. From choosing the right ingredients, to knowing how to best maintain the flavor of the meat, mastering the basics is key. Chef David Eisel of Bob Evans understands that following a specific method ...

Smoky Barbecued Brisket Recipe

MAIN ARTICLE:Beefy EntreesSmoky Barbecued Brisket4 to 6 pounds beef brisket, fat trimmed1 bottle (5 ounces) liquid smoke1 onion, chopped fine2 tablespoons garlic salt1 to 2 teaspoons salt1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce1 bottle (12 to 18 ounces) barbecue saucePlace brisket in large, shallow dish. ...

Oven Barbecued Ribs Recipe

MAIN ARTICLE:Beefy EntreesOven Barbecued Ribs2 tablespoons sugar½ cup cold water1 teaspoon paprika¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes1 cup ketchup1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce3 tablespoons vinegar1 clove garlic, crushed4 to 5 pounds lean beef ribsCombine sugar, water, paprika, red pepper, ...

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