Smoking Meat by Popping Pellets? Great Barbecue Without the Stress

Martin SmazenkoSmoking MeatsLeave a Comment

Smoking Meat

Smoking meat by popping pellets? How to make great barbecue without the stress. Watch a barbecue competition in person or on television and you’ll usually see pit masters tossing logs into really big smoking rigs. It’s what most people think of when they think of great tasting meats, whether its ribs, brisket or pulled pork. But for most backyard barbecuers, that investment in … Read More

Mild to Wild: What’s Next After Growing Your Own Peppers?

Martin SmazenkoHot PeppersLeave a Comment

Growing

You’ve had an abundant season of growing peppers. Hot peppers, sweet peppers, and everything in between. And now the harvesting season of your peppers is here. Your baskets are full, your jars and freezer bags are ready and you have an entire weekend to spend preserving your little garden gems. There are many methods of preserving peppers. Let’s explore some of the more … Read More

Get our Habanero Barbecue Sauce. It is good for you!

Martin SmazenkoHot PeppersLeave a Comment

Habanero

Our Habanero barbecue sauce not only packs up a good kick and great taste; it may also be good for you! Capsaicin is a natural property in Habanero peppers as well as in most hot peppers. It gives peppers their distinctive hot taste, but there is much more to it than meets the eye. Capsaicin may be one of the … Read More

4 Essential Ingredients for Your Barbecue Sauce

Martin SmazenkoBarbecue SauceLeave a Comment

Barbecue Sauce

When it comes to making your own barbecue sauce, a strong backbone like vinegar, tomato, or mustard may be responsible for a good deal of the flavor, but not all of it. The key to a uniquely flavorful barbecue sauce is in the details. Some lesser known barbecue sauce ingredients play a big part in creating big flavor, but what … Read More

Using Soft Drinks as a Barbecue Sauce Ingredient

Martin SmazenkoBarbecue SauceLeave a Comment

barbecue

Barbecue sauces that you get at most places are based on tomato sauce, though you can get some that are based on mustard or even white barbecue sauce, which is based on mayonnaise and is favored in Alabama. But some people have experimented with homemade barbecue sauces based on their favorite soft drinks as an ingredient.