Historically, buffet tables have been less than inspiring with food simply placed right next to each other in a straight line. However, by making your buffet table at your wedding creative and aesthetically pleasing, you will impress your guests and improve the overall look and feel of your reception. Your wedding day is something you want to look back on with fond memories and no regrets. By putting a little more effort and creativity into creating a memorable buffet setting, you will help further the ambiance and décor of your wedding and your guests will be talking about it for weeks after. Continue reading
If you’re a southerner, or a relative of a southerner, you’ve most likely attended a party featuring a low county boil as the main fare. Even though it’s easy to see the shrimp, corn on the cob, and sausage in the pot, the name is still a little confusing. Why is it called a “low country boil”? And for that matter, what is the “low country”? Continue reading
As fall approaches and the cooler weather starts to set in, many people see this as the perfect opportunity to have a wedding. The deep, rich colors are the perfect inspiration for a romantic wedding, and there is ample opportunity to use the natural beauty to enhance your special day. While there may be some drawbacks due to weather and allergies, planning ahead will help you avoid the potential pitfalls. Continue reading
Football season is right about the corner and you know what that means: tailgating. Tailgating is almost as, if not more than, important as the game itself. What’s better than getting together with your friends on game day to eat, drink, and participate in one of America’s favorite pastimes? For the perfect tailgating party, there are some key things to remember. In addition to coming up with your cookout ideas, here’s a list of things that every tailgater must have. Continue reading
Do you want to give your dad a break from all the grilling for Father’s Day? Still want to have barbecue, though? Now you can do both! Everyone knows the best and most important part of throwing a barbecue is, well, the barbecue! This easy to follow and delicious recipe will allow you to make that great-tasting pulled pork without the hassle of the grill. Continue reading
It’s almost that time of year again when you can smell the fresh cut grass, the colorful flowers and perfect steak cooking on your gas grill! Before you begin months of barbecuing, it’s important to make sure your grill is in top condition. Using a gas grill that isn’t clean can be dangerous and even alter your cooking time and results. It doesn’t take long to freshen up your grill once a year and regular maintenance can keep it working for a long time. Here are a few simple things you can do to get the most out of your grill this season:
When it comes to the Super Bowl, there are only two things that are just as important as the game -the commercials and the FOOD. You have no control over the commercials, but what you do have control over, though, is the delicious food that is consumed during this infamous game. If you’re in charge of this particular task, remember that finger foods are best; however, they do not always mean light, leaving you hungry by the end of the game. Wings, meatballs, and chicken fingers are all snacks that fill you up. Depending on where you are, though, the game could start in the middle of the afternoon, so think about that and prepare ahead of time. One of the easiest snacks that usually goes over well with everyone is nuts. While you have the smoker going for those ribs or other items for your party, try this recipe for some smoked pecans. It is a different way to toast pecans, but even more delicious.
There are so many different methods of cooking out there: roasting, baking, smoking, barbecuing, grilling…The list could go on for days. Did you know that all of these methods can each mean something different? Let’s look at those we most use interchangeably: barbecuing and grilling. These are two very different terms; however, we use them in place of each other all the time.
Have you gone quail hunting this year? If not, there’s only 44 days left until the end of quail season to enjoy this time honored hunting tradition. If you find yourself with a freezer full of quail from your hunt or a generous soul as offered you some, try this easy to make recipe as a party appetizer or as tonight’s dinner.
New Year’s Eve is an extensive day filled with fun and festivities to ring in the New Year. And even though the weather can sometimes be frigid outside because it’s the middle of winter, it does not give the barbecue enthusiast an excuse to abandon the grill. Even though your party can’t be experienced outdoors, remember food can always be prepared outside. This way, the kitchen stays less cluttered and you don’t have to worry about having an oven or stove on all night to keep the food flowing. Continue reading