Five Ways to Start Charcoal Briquets without Charcoal Lighter

Charcoal briquets are one of the most common ways to cook outdoors. They are widely available and produce a cooking environment that is exceptional for grilling. Here are five ways to help you easily start charcoal briquet without adding charcoal lighter. Use instant light charcoal.  These briquets have been presoaked with lighter fluid (yes, this …

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Barbecuing Tender, Juicy Ribs

ribs on smoker

I originally had an article here that had been provided to me and talked about how to bbq ribs. As Dave pointed out in the comments below, while it may have been a way to cook ribs, it definitely was not bbq! Boiling, using a crockpot, and other such methods don’t hack it when it …

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What to Eat While Camping

I love to cook when I am camping!  Of course, I always like to cook outdoors, but especially when camping.  I usually cook right on the fire, but sometimes use a grill.  To make it easier, I try to bring foods that are easy to store and keep fresh.  If you are going to do …

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Grilling Secrets for the Perfectly Grilled Steak

A good, juicy steak cooked on a grill is one of my favorite dishes. Unfortunately, there are many who don’t know the secrets for cooking a perfectly grilled steak: what are the best cuts to use, what size should you get, how long to cook the steak, which marinades to use, etc. Choosing the right …

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Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking

Dutch oven cooking

Dutch oven outdoor cooking is lots of fun and easy to do. Find out more about this popular outdoor cooking method.

How to Smoke a Brisket


Brisket is the ultimate bbq challenge! But you can learn the secrets to barbecuing delicious brisket, Texas style, right here! Learn exactly how to smoke a brisket.

How to smoke a turkey

Ever wondered how to smoke a turkey? Smoking a turkey gives it a fantastic flavor and will be a favorite with your family and guests. This article gives you what you need to know to smoke a turkey just right.