Blog & Recipes

  • The Watermelon Grill

    Jul 02, 2013 9:00 AM by Sandra Denneler Posted in Food & Recipes / Entertaining / Entertaining Menus & Recipes A CREATIVE WATERMELON CENTERPIECE You may have heard of grilled watermelon, but have you ever heard of a watermelon grill? Surprise guests at your next barbecue with this watermelon centerpiece that’s functional and edible. Add some fruit kabobs, and […]

  • Tips For Grilling Success

          Every Grillmaster has a few tricks up their sleeves for ultimate grilling success, giving moist, juicy, flavorful results every time they light up the grill. Here are the Top 10 Secrets for Grilling Success that will make even a novice griller look like a pro. 1) Invest in a Meat Thermometer: Using a […]

  • Smoked Potato Salad

    SMOKED Potato Salad Base Recipe Courtesy of Chef Anne Burrell and The Food Network. We simply added smoke and some additional love! Ingredients: • 2 pounds red bliss potatoes • 3 cloves garlic, smashed • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 6 slices bacon, cut into lardons • 1 red onion, diced • 3 ribs celery, diced […]

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

      Brussels sprouts have always had a hard time living down a bad reputation and really for no good reason.  These things are delicious! However, if there are doubters among you, this recipe includes bacon and we all know what that means…. Ingredients: Brussels sprouts Bacon Olive Oil Balsamic Vinegar Kosher Salt Freshly Cracked Black […]

  • Reverse Sear Technique

    This is an awesome technique for any large roast without skin (read: no poultry).   It is perfect for the standing rib roast and other large roasts such as pork ham or beef tenderloin.   It’s really pretty simple. Essentially, you’re going to slow cook first then remove the cook long enough to let the internal temp […]

  • FRESH HAM

    Special Thank to Chris Meikrantz Equipment: – Large or Extra Large BGE – Large foil roasting pan – Plate setter – Dual Probe Thermometer Ingredients: Meat: – Bone-In Fresh Ham – Approx. 20lbs Paste Rub: – 4- 6 cloves of garlic – Fresh sage, chopped – Fresh thyme – Fresh Flat- leaf (Italian) parsley – […]

  • Christmas Gift Guide

    Many of you are now looking for that perfect gift for your outdoor cook.  No matter what your budget is, we can help.  We are happy to look up your friend, spouse or whomever the recipient is and help you see what they already have and we can usually tell you what they like and don’t […]

  • Bacon Weave Turkey

    Bacon Weave I didn’t come up with this and don’t even know for sure that I’m doing it “correctly”.   I do know that it works really well, looks even better and tastes like nothing I’ve ever had before.    I have also noticed there’s never any left over. Take 8 strips of thick bacon. […]

  • Holiday Turkey or Ham On The Holland*

    If you’ve ever been to a Holland Grill cooking demonstration, you’ve probably seen the Holland rep grilling a whole turkey. We do this because people can’t believe how moist and juicy the turkey on the Holland is and how easy it is to do. They turn out golden brown everytime. So why not cook your […]

  • Thanksgiving Turkey from Chris Hitchcock

    1.   The Bird As with most any cook, it is vitally important to get good quality meat.  Turkey is no different.  You certainly do not have to buy a $6.00 per pound turkey that was pampered it’s whole life, but you don’t want to snag the steroid full frozen bird that didn’t sell last year either.  […]