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Cut and Seed a Bell Pepper with One Swift Motion

Slicing and seeding a bell pepper the traditional way can take awhile. If all you need is a few spears of pepper, cut it like a chef: with a single …

Restore Vintage, Thrift Store Cast Iron with Oven Cleaner

A good cast iron pan will serve you well for a lifetime—and with care, can be handed down, too. Even so, many good cast iron pieces end up in junk …

Mix Batter in a Plastic Bag Instead of a Bowl

If you're making batter that you need to pour (pancakes, anyone?), you can save yourself a step by mixing it in a disposable bag. Cut the corner and …

The Food Lab: How to Poach Eggs for a Party

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>A couple of weeks back a friend of mine asked me on Facebook how to poach a large number of eggs for a brunch party.<p>I used to be afraid of poached eggs. Back when I was a working cook in Boston, I'd have to head into the …

Get Wood Smoked Flavor on a Gas Grill

Gas grills can be convenient and easy to clean up, but they don't usually offer the same smoky, wood-smoked flavor and aroma that a charcoal grill …

Preheat the Pan Before Roasting Vegetables

Even the worst vegetables (I'm talking to you, cauliflower) come out amazing when they're roasted. One mistake people make when roasting vegetables, …

Slow Cooker Maple Bacon Beer Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Maple Bacon Beer Baked Beans<p>Prep Time: 10 minutes<p>Cook Time: 10 hours<p>Yield: 6 servings<p>Ingredients<p>½ lbs pinto beans<br>• ½ lbs navy beans<br>• ½ tsp …

The Best Marinades for Tender Meats: Ones with Plenty of Salt

There are tons of marinades you can use to enhance the flavor of your grilled meats, but if you want them to come out tender rather than mushy, it's …

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Make Your Own Tastier and Cheaper Spreadable Butter

Homemade spreadable butter is surprisingly easy to make. With only a few ingredients and a bit of time, you can save over half the cost of the tub …

Don't Bother Thawing Fish, Cook It from Frozen Instead

It's good to know the proper way to thaw foods, but when it comes to fish, save yourself the time and effort and just cook it straight from the …

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Clean a Cast Iron Skillet with Bamboo Skewers

We've covered ways of cleaninga cast iron pot with salt before, but Instructables has a more efficient way using bamboo skewers instead of salt.<p>Salt …

9 Smoking Meat Recipes for Easter Dinner

Cooking Easter dinner on the smoker or grill may not be traditional but it might just be the best holiday dinner you've ever had. Almost any kind of …

Smoked Turkey Recipe

1<p>Soak the wood chips in a bucket of water for at least 15 minutes.<p>2<p>Prepare the grill. Remove the cooking grate and set it aside. Fill a chimney …

41 Tailgating Tips That Are Borderline Genius

This is not about a grill and a cooler of beer: Tailgating is a lifestyle.<p><b>main compartment</b><p>spatulas<p>bottle openers<p>tongs<p>can opener<p>toothpicks<p>wooden skewers<p>basting brush<p>mini flashlight<p><b>middle comparment</b><p>trash bags<p>paper towels<p>wet wipes<p>hand sanitizer<p>sunscreen<p>poncho<p>plastic zip bages<p>Sharpie<p>Masking tape<p><b>bottom</b> …

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Give Your Cast Iron Skillet a Delicious Seasoning with Bacon Grease

A well-seasoned cast iron pan is one of the best kitchen accessories you can own, and it's easy to improve yours with the remains of today's …

Beer Marinated Flank Steak with Avocado Cilantro Cream Sauce

Beer Marinated Flank Steak with Avocado Cilantro Cream Sauce<p>Ingredients<p>2 lbs flank steak<p>1/2 tsp salt<p>1/2 tsp black pepper<p>2 tbs lemon juice<p>1 cup pale …

Cook a Perfect Medium-Rare Steak in a Beer Cooler

We've shown you how to get started with sous-vide cooking before, and even how to do it on the cheap, but this video and guide from The Food Lab's J …

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Slow Cooker Honey Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

If close up pictures of french fries doesn’t make you want to ditch your soup dinner plans and run out to the nearest diner then I do not know what …

7 BBQ Sauces That Will Take Your Smoking and Grilling to the Next Level

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and we all know what that means: it’s barbecue season. It’s time to pull the grill out of storage, clean off …

Allow Us To Rank 12 Grilled Vegetables From First To Green Beans

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How To Keep Fish From Sticking To The Grill

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Grilling God: Wally Joe

<i>May is Grilling Month at Food Republic, where we are offering pro tips from chefs and other well-known grilling gods.</i><p>Memphis chef <b>Wally Joe</b> was born …

7 Cookbooks We'll Be Reading All Summer Long

Our 6 Favorite Smoked Beers For Grilling Month

I could think of few better ways to open up Food Republic’s 3rd annual Grilling Month beer coverage than with a selection that’s literally held to …

10 Beers You Must Drink During Grilling Season

We’re in the the thick of it now. Food Republic’s Grilling Month, that is. With so many different flavors represented on the backyard grill, it can …

Stubb’s Bloody Mary Mix | Stubb's BBQ

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 cup Stubb’s Beef Marinade<p>¼ cup Stubb’s Original Chicken Wing Sauce<p>½ cup Stubb’s Original Bar-B-Q Sauce<p><b>Cooking Instructions</b><p>Combine the …

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Stubb’s Bloody Maria | Stubb's BBQ

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 ½ oz. Silver Tequila<p>½ oz Employee’s Only Grenadine<p>1 tsp Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Spice Rub<p>4 oz Blood Mary Mix (Spicy is recommended)<p>Lime wedges …

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