The trick is to smoke the meat and not make the meat smoke

MEDIA HELP: Where Can I Go?


  Info: Other than my BBQ Blog, this site is primarily media based. While you can use the navigation bar at the top of the page to get directly to the section you want to visit, what if you don't know where you'd like to visit? Well you're in the right place. Below is a thumbnail and description of the content in each of the 8 Media areas. Click on the thumbnail to visit that area.
  Viewing: CLICK mouse or TAP finger on thumbnails below to bring up additional info & links about the Galleries.

or TAP the button below the image thumbnails to go straight to the Galleries.
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This link will take you to a galleries page that shows the food grouped by various categories & sub-categories. Here you will be able to access Photo Galleries of over 700 recipes I've made on the grill or smoker.


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People ask me all the time, what are the best _____ that you've made? This link takes you to a page where you can access Photo Collage pages showing the best things I've made in the last 8 years. Clicking one of the pictures takes you to the Photo Gallery for these favorite recipes, where you can learn more about them.


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This link takes you to a page where you can access Photo Galleries about the grill & smoker used to make the food you see on this site. Each Grill entry has links to blogs specific to the selection and usage of that particular grill.


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This link takes you to a Photo Gallery page showing the construction of my year round Grill Gazebo grill shelter. It describes the background leading up to the construction. It also describes some of the measures I took to keep the cost down and make the project feasible.


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Years ago when I moved into this house, the room I most wanted to change was the kitchen. It was dated with hideous colors and finishes. I was able to remove the foil wallpaper with huge sun flowers and repaint the walls, but that was it. Sadly this is the first room most people saw when they come to the house. The floors were an awful yellow sheet vinyl, the backsplash at the cabinets was a dark fake thin brick and the cabinets were a dark rather uninspiring looking circa 1960's cabinet with a gross yellow countertop. Sadly the Kitchen is the most expensive room to renovate. So until this year it remained pretty much in it’s original state.

The same folks who worked on the house last fall, and built my GRILL GAZEBO were back to do this work, so I knew I was in good hands. As an architect it was fun being my own client because I knew exactly what I wanted. What I wanted was based on years of hands on use of the Kitchen. The highlights of the new Kitchen design included:
  • An extra 6' of new base & wall cabinets.
  • New Shaker style cherry finish base & wall cabinets.
  • Additional storage picked up in the corner base cabinet, which previously was a dead corner.
  • Granite countertop with new sink & spray faucet.
  • Undercounter lightng throughout.
  • New tile floor & tile backsplash.
  • Walls ceilings and trim all repainted in new color scheme.
  • New Electric Cooktop with totally flush top surface (no knobs) & Turbo Boil Burner that boils a large pot of water in less than 3 minutes.

Once the project was underway I added the following tweaks:
  • Addition of cabinet organizers to maximize storage space and usability of all base & wall
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  • Duplex GFCI (Ground Fault) outlets with integrated LED night lights on a light sensor.
  • A color coordinated retro looking trash can.
  • A color coordinated dish set.

I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. There are also some blog entries about the planning, the experience and the execution for the benefit of those who are thinking of doing this to their own Kitchens


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This is an index of galleries about some of the Gear used to prepare these meals, both in the Kitchen or outside at the grill or smoker. The Gear you use can go a long way towards making your prep quick and efficient, plus helping to improve the end results.
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This link takes you to an index of the calendars I have made in the last 5 years using Apple's iPhoto. At first I did them for myself but every year I get requests from others to have copies of the calendars run off for them. The picture collages shown here are from the calendars.
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This link takes you to a Quicktime movie I made to commemorate the third anniversary of this website. Additionally there are some additional movies I made several years later showing the variety of foods I had been making since the I started this site.


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