How to Prep & Smoke Ribs

Smoke and fire are primal. For eons people have been gathering family and community around a crackling fire and warming embers. And you will too! With this step-by-step guide to charcoal smoking, you’ll dominate the smoker with an ever-popular menu that’s certain to impress not only yourself, but anyone lucky enough to be invited to your party.

Move Your Kitchen Outdoors To The Smoker

Move your cooking outdoors and start putting your smoker to work. Not only does our smoker get dinner on the table, it also helps us stock our freezer. Here’s why my family loves our smoker and why you might be interested in purchasing one too.


Platter Protection for Grilling

Why use two dishes and/or make two trips in and out of the kitchen when grilling? Here's a way to reuse the same platter for both raw and cooked meats.

Griddle Grilling

Expand the possibilities of your grilling by using a cast-iron griddle as another cooking surface for your grill. You can cook just about anything you would make in your cast-iron pan or griddle indoors and it takes the fun outside.

How to Find the Hot Spots on the Grill

Find the hot spots on your grill with this super simple trick. Plus, you end up with some tasty grilled bread!


How to Grill the Perfect Steak

A perfectly flame-charred steak is truly a work of art, but you need more than just a full tank of propane to become an artist. These tips are sure to put you on the road to success.

How to Flavor & Tenderize Meat and Vegetables with Marinades

Look around your kitchen, and you’ll see everything needed to add extra layers of flavor or to tenderize your favorite meal — vinegars, juices, milk, vegetables, spices, even wine. In this step-by-step tutorial we explain all that you should know about marinades and how they work . . . while you relax.

Learn All About Indirect Grilling

What is indirect grilling? It's bascially a technique that turns your grill into an outdoor oven so you can cook big items, like whole chickens, pork loins, pizzas, etc. So the next time you fire up the grill, follow these four simple steps, and take the indirect route to perfectly cooked meats, vegetables, and more.

How To Make Grilled Pizza

Grilled pizza has everything going for it — crispy crust, delicious smoky flavor, and the chance to be outside. So grab our simple Pizza Dough and Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce recipes, check out some of our topping ideas, below, then follow these step-by-step instructions on making perfect grilled pizza every time.

How To Grill Fish

Does grilling leave you fishing for compliments? Have no fear, simply follow these three simple guidelines and five rules for grilling flawless fish fillets every time. Not sure what fish to buy? Read on. How should you prep the grill and the fish? That's covered. Not sure when the fish is done? Follow our test for doneness. This step-by-step technique article walks you through all you need to know about How To Grill Fish.


Carolina Grilled Chicken with vinegar mop

Turn up the heat on your grilled chicken routine with this “East Carolina” recipe. A “low country” classic by definition, it’s a delicious chicken dish that doesn’t take long to make — a true hero in any cook’s kitchen.

To start, load the chicken with flavor by coating it with a spice-packed rub made with mustard powder, coriander, and pepper. Then brush it with a vinegar-based sauce for more flavor. Called a mop in the South, it’s much different than the thick and sticky variety of b…

Sweet 'N Spicy Scallops with cashews

Sweet in taste and silky in texture, sea scallops are perfect for soaking up the distinct flavors of the smoky grill. “Dry” scallops are the best tasting, but you’ll most likely find “wet” scallops. The moisture in wet scallops might inhibit browning, but the sugary pineapple preserves counteracts that, while adding great flavor.

Caprese Burgers with basil pesto

A hybrid between the well-know Italian salad and an all-American favorite, this Caprese Burger is a tasty combination that’s sure to win over your taste buds. The blend of ground round and mild Italian sausage makes for a juicy burger, especially when you mix in a little pesto, too. Spreading more pesto on the grilled bread adds extra flavor and contrasts with the creamy mozzarella cheese and grilled meat.

Grilled Steak Pizzaiola with Parmesan garlic bread

Pizzaiola [peet-tsah-YOH-lah] is a dish from Naples that traditionally features meat cooked with tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, oregano, and white wine. Spending more time outdoors is where it’s at this time of year. And with this quick-to-fix Grilled Steak Pizzaiola recipe at the ready, summer meals on the patio will be sizzlin’.

Grilled Pork Chops with Greek vegetables

Spending more time outdoors is where it’s at this time of year. And with these quick-to-fix Grilled Pork Chops with Greek vegetables, summer meals on the patio will be sizzlin’.

Smoky Grilled Vegetables

Don’t forget the Smoky Grilled Vegetables for your Cinco de Mayo grill-out, or parrillada. The grilled veggies and smoky almonds really make this dish simply irresistible.

Smoked Pork Roast barbacoa-style

As with any fiesta, food takes center stage and barbacoa — or barbecue — is the star in this Cinco de Mayo cookout. Slowly smoked pork shoulder accented with freshly made salsas and pickled onions is just right, no matter what you put it on.

Honey-Tabasco Shrimp with bacon-succotash rice

This Honey-Tabasco Shrimp with bacon-succotash rice is a quick-to-fix grilled meal that tastes like a spicy-sweet treat. The amount of Tabasco sauce may seem excessive, but the honey balances out the heat just right.

Cherry-Chipotle Grilled Salmon with grilled smashed potatoes

Salmon in general is touted as a nutritional powerhouse, but wild salmon takes the benefits over the top. On average, wild salmon has 20% more protein and 20% less fat than farm-raised. So enjoy the great outdoors with this quick-to-fix recipe for Cherry-Chipotle Grilled Salmon and smashed potatoes — spicy-fruity and wholesome, it's just the ticket.

Baby Back Ribs with honey-miso barbecue sauce

Most people don’t think of miso when thinking of ribs. But adding umami-rich red miso makes the honey-miso sauce taste finger lickin’ good.

Philly Cheese Steak Skewers with provolone sauce

Are you a Philly Cheese Steak fan? Try these fun steak skewers with an irresistible provolone cheese sauce that’s oh-so satisfying.

Garlic-Rubbed Country-Style Ribs brined & grilled

Country-Style Pork Ribs don’t get the respect they deserve. Because they’re cut from the blade end (closest to the shoulder) of the pork loin, they have more flavor than chops. But since they’re not actually ribs, they don’t require the low and slow cooking that “true” ribs do, so they can be grilled quickly.

Brining the ribs adds moisture and flavor, while the aromatic wet rub takes the flavor to the next level. And after a quick sear, these ribs become mouthwatering — they’re perfec…