Backyard BBQ: 5 Tips for a Killer Cookout!

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With summer at its peak, now is the perfect time to gather friends and family for a barbecue! A backyard BBQ is a time-honored American tradition for soaking up the sun, playing games, and firing up the grill with crowd-pleasing binge-worthy favorites. Follow our backyard BBQ guide below, and you’ll be ready to host your own cookout in no time!

BBQ Menu: Sauce + Meat + Sides

BBQ Menu: Sauces, Meats & Sides Summer is full of sunshine; the perfect time for picnics and barbecues. Make sure your own cookout stands out this summer, with a great BBQ menu. Check out our tips below for preparing chicken, sauces, and sides to help you on your way to hosting the best barbecue ever. BBQ Chicken When cooked, sauced, … Read More

BBQ Ideas: What Do I Bring as a Guest?

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Barbecue season is here, so it’s time to scheme your signature cookout contribution, or switch up the same-olds for a new take on some tastier summer vittles. No matter what you decide to bring, having a few unique BBQ ideas in your apron pocket will enhance your event – and net invitations to future events! Where’s the beef? Burgers and … Read More

What Is Gelatin Made Of?

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What is gelatin made of? Soups on! For centuries, soups have made their way to the dinner table. A basic element of many old (and new) recipes is bone broth, which adds gelatin to the mixture. What is gelatin? And what about bone broth? Gelatin ingredients—where do they come from? If you are a fan of yogurt, marshmallows — and, of … Read More

The Heat is On: Pressure Cooking for a Crowd

Whether pressure cooking for a crowd or your family, take advantage of this healthy, fast-cooking tool to make delicious meals. We talked earlier about pressure cooker basics. With the right equipment, you can use your pressure cooker to serve a crowd or your own family for a busy weeknight dinner. Pressure cooking can be a great opportunity to step back and … Read More

Gourmet Meals: Why Simple Works

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Impress dinner guests with easy, fabulous meals Do you have guests you want to impress? Use these simple but successful tips to make your gourmet meals memorable. Nothing works better than friends and a fine meal—or an elegant evening with co-workers visiting for dinner. Create your own gourmet style by going simple with the right ingredients—fresh food, great flavor, and … Read More

Wine Testing, Wine Tasting: What Types of Wine Do You Enjoy?

Wine is the gift of the grape. When you attend a wine tasting, you’ll start to understand some different varietals, helping you realize which wine and food pairings you enjoy. Wine tastings will ultimately help you discover wines you had not thought to try. Mary Ewing-Mulligan, a Master of Wine since 1993, notes, “When you only know so much, you are very attracted … Read More