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Smoking at High Altitude, It Can Be a Challenge

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Ok…so maybe the picture above is an exageration, we really did not smoke dinner on the top of Everest…but if we did, it would be a challenge, on multiple levels.  But cooking of all types at higher altitude is a challenge, especially smoking meat, because it is a lower and […]

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7 Stand-Out Kitchen Hacks to Level Up Your Winter Cooking Game

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We hate to break it to you, but summer is well and truly over—cue the ugly crying GIF. But in good news, the season for snuggling by the fire—hot chocolate in hand—is upon us and frankly, we couldn’t be more ready.  Along with mulled wine and marshmallow-like outerwear, winter brings […]

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BBQ – What’s Your Style?

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by David Slade, Willow Seasonings and  Blends What is barbecue? Barbecue is the process of using fire and smoke to cook food,predominantly meat. Barbecue is believed to have originated with Indigenous Americans and the Caribbean indigenous people known as the Taino. The Taino referred to this style of cooking as barbacoa. […]

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Healthy Cooking Tips for Eating Well

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Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring or bland. There are lots of ways to add flavor and creativity to meals while still focusing on nutritious ingredients. Follow these simple tips for bringing more wholesome foods to your kitchen: Go for Fresh Herbs and Spices Skip the salt and butter […]

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Ground Turkey vs Ground Beef

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Switching To Ground Turkey Is A Good Way To Eat Healthier But There Are Things To Consider When preparing healthier meals for you and your family, using ground turkey instead of ground beef is a simple way to lower saturated fat, calories, and also avoid the many health risks associated […]

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Feast of the Seven Fishes

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What Is Feast of the Seven Fishes? The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian-American Christmas Eve celebration that brings families together the same way Thanksgiving does with traditions that span generations, decades and oceans. Known in Italy as La Viglia, which translates to The Eve, as in December […]

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WOODYARD BBQ – KC BBQ at its BEST

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Since a friend introduced me to The Woodyard, over 10 years ago, I have yet to make a trip through Kansas City without stopping in for lunch, or yes, take out.  That is how good it is…to prepare a heated container to take a few racks of ribs back on […]

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10 Secrets to Cooking Healthier

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If your eating habits are anything like those of most Americans and you are looking for the simplest advice possible we would tell you to eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Most of us don’t eat enough produce and we are really lacking in fiber in our diets and […]