Kinda Feels like Cookout Weather!

Take advantage of these breezy days and cool, clear nights with a good old fashioned family cookout! Be sure to notify your neighbors too (heck, they’ll smell it coming!) and get the grill going with new additions to my site for beer-brined pork chops, smoked ribs and grilled shrimp.


Steaks ‘Caveman-Style’ with BBQ Guru Steven Raichlen!

Steak fans are in for a HUGE treat. One of the most highly acclaimed barbecue spots in all of Texas (maybe even the country) played host to an old fashioned charcoal cookout — with a culinary celebrity! None other than noted American culinary writer, TV host, and most recently novelist, Steven Raichlen.

Brisket Tips from the Chef Who Wrote the Book!

In our fast-paced, info overloaded world, time is a luxury. But, if you truly take barbecuing and smoking seriously, do yourself a favor and take the time to watch a true BBQ master guide you through his techniques to achieve the ‘gold standard’ in brisket.

Bourbon Glazed Barbecued Salmon

Gourmet Grillin’ on Memorial Day!

Give your grill a little lovin’ this coming holiday weekend and use the extra time off to slow-cook your favorite foods to perfection. Sizzling proteins, a selection of succulent sides and ALL of the necessary nibbles we just couldn’t do without!

Grilled Fruit Salad

Grilled Fruit Salad

Plums, peaches, pears and figgs find their way into this uber easy grilled fruit salad from my friends at Sysco. Tastes like summer!


Pop a Top for Juicy Guava Glazed Beer Can Chicken

Fire up the grill – it’s about that time! We make use of a few easy ingredients, including the beer Dad’s enjoying, to produce a charred chicken of charitable proportions. Plate this ‘Beer Can Chicken’ for Pop in our homemade tropical glaze…


Lip-smacking Rib Eye & Awesome Steak Sauce from Two Texas Legends

Goodtaste got hitched with two of the Lone Star State’s most accomplished chefs! Here, Chef Robert Del Grande cooks up one heck of a hearty rib eye, joined by his backyard steak sauce he makes from scratch — a recipe longtime collaborator Dean Fearing features in his popular new cookbook, the Texas Food Bible.

Gush Over This Grilled Red Snapper!

Lighter meals made in a pinch…summer just got a little simpler! Registered dietitian and culinary expert, Rosalind Benner, shows our cameras how to prepare a beautiful, whole red snapper fish on the grill. This is a fun, fresh fish dish — especially when you throw the finished product in a tortilla!

June 2010 Bolner's Smoked Meats

Get the grill going & think smoke!

By the half, by the sides, by the pound—however you want to fill your backyard grill, Bolner’s has you covered. Grilling expert Joe Doria has some tips on smoking the perfect rack of ribs, juicy chicken or tasty links on the grill every time.

H-E-B sliders

Burgers and soppin’ sauce

For more tasty burger ideas from your HEB in Houston….check these out! Even slider versions for a limited time. The secret to these delish burgers is the sauce! Ever heard of ‘Soppin’ Sauce’ ? Buy a variety because I loved every single one I tasted!! The Soppin’ Sauce is available at most HEB’s. I found mine at the HEB Plus at Blanco and 1604.

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