Who doesn’t like a good barbecue? Just thinking about it gets me hungry. The thought of meat and veggies on that grill and the smell traveling through the air is a beautiful thing. We try to grill every weekend when we have time to do it. We also like to tailgate with friend at the football games too. Dang I’m getting hungry as I write this.
Something that is very important with barbecue is having the right barbecue sauce. That can really make or break your meal. Now some people will just buy any old bbq sauce that is on their local stores shelves. Others will go online and look for specialty stores that sell their own brand of barbecue sauce. For the truly adventurous, they will make up their own recipe. I have a friend who does this and I have to tell you it is some of the best I have ever tasted.
Now like any good chef, he won’t revel his ingredients. I’ve watched him whip this up, but I have no idea what he puts in it. I do know he uses the Cuisinart SmartStick Hand Blender to blend it all up. He searched allover for one and found the lowest price Cuisinart SmartStick Hand Blender over on Amazon.
Do you love to cook? Do you have what you think are some of the best recipes for certain dishes? Did you know that millions of people each year search online for food recipes of all sorts? Just do a search right now and you’ll find tons of recipe sites. Do you think those site owners put up those sites for fun? Well, maybe some do but many of them are making some good money with those sites. If you’re looking for information on how to make extra money from home, then this could be a type of business you can consider.
So how exactly do these people make money with recipes? Aren’t most recipes free? Well, yes, you can find recipes for any types of dishes for free on the net but there are ways to make money from this. One way is to give out typical recipes and save the best for a recipe book that you can sell. Another way to make money is by recommending cooking related products. Many people simple earn money by having ads on their site. So put your love of cooking onto a website and make some profit. If anything, it will at least be fun to have people email you telling you how great your recipes are.
Choosing the right juicer is certainly no easy task, but if you take your time I am sure you will find that Breville fountain juicers are certainly some of the best options these days. There are many good ones out there ranging from really cheap, budget juicers all the way to top premium juicers.
If I were to elect the best juicer to buy, I believe one of the best options would be an Breville 800JEXL. Unfortunately this juicer might be a bit too expensive for some people, so they might ask me what other options they have as far as juicers are concerned.
Well, you could actually buy a BJE510XL or maybe a cheap Breville BJE200XL. Both these juicers are great with around $100 dollars of difference between them. If you are on a really tight budget, then go for a BJE200XL. This is not the best juicer out there, but it is certainly one of the most cost effective juicers I have ever seen.
With it you will be able to process and juice most fruits and vegetables. Be aware that if you do want to juice wheatgrass and leafy greens, than these are not recommended juicers since they are centrifugal juicers.
One of the things that I have always enjoyed first thing I the morning is a fresh brewed cup of great tasting coffee. The only problem has been that to get it, I always had to get up and get dressed and get out of the house to visit my local cafe where they sold it. No matter how I tried, I could never quite get that same taste at home. That was until I got my own electric coffee bean grinder, that is.
I first heard about the Bodum Bistro coffee grinder when I was reading some reviews in a magazine someplace and it struck me then that the only way I was ever going to enjoy a real cup of coffee that I could make myself at home was to actually go through the whole process of making it from start to finish. That means grinding up the fresh beans myself, instead of buying the ready ground stuff in a packet at the supermarket. So I bit the bullet and bought myself my very first ever coffee grinder and straight away I noticed a huge difference in the way my home brewed coffee tasted.
It was like getting a really great lift after I brewed my first ever cup of the real stuff after using my grinder for the first time. I had prepared for that moment by buying a pack of freshly roasted coffee beans from a specialist coffee store in the city and I was not disappointed. It has to be the best purchase I ever made!
If you’re a big fan of southern food, it’s pretty much a requirement that you have to like pork. And what’s not to like? Pork is delicious just about any ole way, but when you grill it over charcoal or wood, it’s even better. If you’ve never tried adding some pecan flavor to your grilled pork, you don’t know what you’re missing!
If you live in the South, go out and cut some small pecan limbs, or find some on the ground that are still green. If you can’t do this, purchase some pecan chips or chunks. Soak the twig, limbs, chips, or chunks in water for several hours. Place a weight on top to keep the pecan wood submerged. Now, prepare the pork chops using the following recipe:
Pecan-Grilled Pork Chops recipe
- 6 center-cut pork chops, about ½-inch thick
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon fresh sage
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon cayenne
Directions: Rinse pork chops and pat dry. Combine remaining ingredients and rub into pork flesh. Place meat in the fridge.
Make a charcoal fire in your grill and create two cooking zones. Pile the coals on one side. When the coals are almost ready, add the pecan wood. When the heat gets to medium-high, place the chops on the grill to sear both sides. Move the meat over to the cooler side of the grill and close the lid. This will allow the chops to finish cooking and to get more of the pecan smoke into the flesh.
My family and I enjoy all kinds of hamburger recipes. Sometimes nothing seems as good as a plain ole grilled burger, but at other times, we prefer burgers that are a little different. Some may even call them unusual. These burgers are really delicious! The sweet pineapple and the teriyaki sauce go great with the beef, and the bell pepper adds a nice crunch.
Teriyaki Burgers recipe
- ½ cup soft bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce (thin kind)
- 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 ½ pounds ground chuck
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 12 pineapple rings
- Olive oil
- Green bell pepper strips
- 1 dozen Hawaiian rolls
- Teriyaki glaze (thick kind)
Directions: In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs, teriyaki sauce, pineapple juice, and egg. Let stand for five minutes. Mix in ground chuck, garlic salt, and black pepper. Divide mixture into 12 balls. Flatten balls to make 12 patties that are slightly larger than the Hawaiian rolls. Place burgers on a plate and refrigerate for an hour or two.
Grill hamburgers over medium coals to desired doneness. While burgers are cooking, brush pineapple rings with olive oil and grill fruit until grill marks are left on both sides. Grill peppers, too, if desired.
Place cooked burgers on rolls and top with pineapple, bell pepper, and teriyaki glaze.
Many years back I drove the length Asia in a charity road race, and while it was a heck of a lot of fun I had to deal with millions of mosquitoes along the way. I’d get up every day covered in dozens of fresh bites, and the blisters got so bad that I had to see a doctor more than once.
I carried a can of 50% DEET mosquito repellent to keep away the bugs in my travel toiletry bag, which I sprayed everywhere – on my skin, clothes and inside the car – to keep the bugs out of my home from home. The DEET worked great, and my car was usually mosquito free.
Unfortunately, by the time my trip ended in Mongolia the car was an absolute wreck. The DEET had melted the window seals, the rear view mirror, the seat covers, the dash board and the heating vent. The car was destroyed. It was only months later that I learned that DEET is a solvent strong enough to melt clear through a layer of plastic.
Since then I’ve switched to natural mosquito repellent that doesn’t use DEET as an active ingredient. Natural repellent use cedar and citronella to control mosquitoes, and while natural stuff may not be that powerful it’s certainly healthier.