Category Archives: Grilling & Smoking

Stephen Schroeter’s tips for ‘Thanksgiving on the grill’

There are many options for creating space and unity in the kitchen during the holidays. One of them is to take the turkey outdoors. Many family and holiday dinners have cooks vying for space in the kitchen as appetizers are prepped, salads tossed and pastries are baking in the oven. A full dinner table, means many helping hands in the kitchen. There are few

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Toss some chicken on the grill and raise a toast to summers last hurrah

The summers last huge barbecue weekend is here and it brings to mind a myriad of things. Our last days of withering in the heat are behind us for the season, fall is in the air, days are already growing shorter and September means sharing neighborhood streets with the school bus. How many parents are doing the back to school dance?

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Celebrity Chefs from Seattle to Help Judge at the Wenatchee Barbecue Competition

The first annual Eastern Washington BBQ Championships will take place this weekend at Pybus Market in Wenatchee and three celebrity chefs from Seattle will be among the judges. The barbecue competition will begin Saturday and continue on Mother’s Day Sunday, with BBQ teams vying for bragging rights and cash prizes. On Saturday the teams will be cooking up their best

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Grilling Tips and Tricks and Yummy Grilled Pizza

Despite the day noted on the calendar, my husband Neil as well as our older boys won’t hesitate to fire up the grill- winter, spring, summer and fall. During the comfortable days of spring, summer and fall it’s our daily companion for meal preparation. When the snow begins to fly it is relocated into our garage for winter use.  Our grill is no respecter of seasons. There’s

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Reel it in and serve it up; delicious salmon recipes

Fishermen and women have been lining the banks of local rivers pulling in some fabulous looking salmon this late summer season.  With so many recipes and prep methods for this tasty delight, we thought we would share a few of our favorites with you. Smoked Salmon Crisps contributed by Thomas Keller to Food and Wine.  A gorgeous appetizer with simple

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Summers last hurrah; Labor Day grilling

Leaves are changing color, the morning air has taken a cool, crisp edge and the days are shortening.  Grills everywhere are going to get a workout as friends and family make this one last traveling vacation weekend of the year really count.  It’s the annual last hurrah, of summer. Whether you are providing the entire fare for your friends and

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