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How to Buy the Right Woodstove

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When you go shopping for a wood stove you will have two main sources of information to help with your decision. First is the manufacturer’s literature that gives performance specifications, and second is the advice you receive from the various stove dealers you visit. Speaking of dealers, you might think a dealer just wants as […]

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5 Ways To Incorporate Grilling Into Your Fall Cooking

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Just because the leaves have started to turn doesn’t mean it’s time to pack up the grill and say goodbye. Sure it’s easy to get excited about using your oven again without making the whole house sweat, but your grill can take you all the way into winter. Check out these tasty ideas to keep […]

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How to Choose the Right Gas Fireplace

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Just as cars are available in many versions to suit different lifestyles, so are gas fireplaces.   It’s a no brainer” to realize that a two-seater sports car would be unsuitable for a young couple with three children. However the pros and cons concerning the various types of gas fireplaces are not always obvious. Homeowners should […]

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5 Killer Autumn BBQ Tips

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Grilling isn’t just for the warm summer months. In fact, autumn can be an ideal time of the year to grill. Hel-lo tailgating parties!  But if you’re anything like us, we don’t know where to begin with how to grill when the weather gets cooler. But luckily we know someone who does. We got in […]

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Smokey Baby Back Ribs

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Smoky, sticky, falling-off-the-bone ribs are easier than you think. INGREDIENTS 2 racks baby back pork ribs (about 2 1/2 pounds total) 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar Coarse salt and ground pepper 1/4 cup Cajun seasoning 3 tablespoons smoked or sweet paprika 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons ground mustard Chipotle Sauce DIRECTIONS Prep […]

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Butch’s Perfect Steak

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For juicy meat and a great crust, choose a thicker cut such as rib eye. Because this type of steak takes longer to cook, it will have time to develop a nice sear. INGREDIENTS 1 porterhouse, flank, or rib-eye steak, 1 3/4 pounds and 1 1/2 inch thick Coarse salt and ground pepper DIRECTIONS Heat […]

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Grilling Safety Tips

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Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons. To keep you and your family safe while grilling, follow these general guidelines: General grilling tips Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should […]

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What’s Up With The Reverse Sear?

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The reverse sear is used to cook a thick steak – at least 1¼” to 1½” or more. The idea is that, without actually searing it, you cook the steak close to the final desired temperature. As a last step, you crank up the heat to caramelize and crust the meat. The technique is best […]

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BBQing with Kids

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Favorite Fruits & Veggies On The Grill When warm summer weather hits, it’s fun to fire up the grill every night. But while your kids may be happy with a steady diet of hamburgers and hot dogs, you know you need to sneak more fruits and vegetables into their diet. Fortunately, just about anything you […]

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Best BBQ Music

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Warm summer afternoons are meant for sharing cool drinks and delicious food with family and friends. Yet celebrations aren’t quite complete without the perfect playlist. You’d never make the same hamburger every time you fire up the grill, so why settle for the same music? We’ve combined three of our favorite recipes with the perfect […]

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