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The best, must-have, must-see, most incredible, outrageous, fun and useful grill and BBQ content on AmazingRibs.com

Easter Recipes To Celebrate the Rebirth of Spring

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Dave Joachim

Spring is the time to get outside and get grilling. No matter what is on your Easter menu this holiday, you'll find something to celebrate in the Easter recipes here. It's a moveable feast of classic Spring foods like grilled lamb, smoked ham, grilled asparagus, carrots, potatoes and pickled Easter eggs. Enjoy!

Kick It Up on St. Patrick’s Day

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Dave Joachim

Step up your food game this St. Patrick's Day with homemade corned beef. On a traditional plate with cabbage, homemade puts the store-bought stuff to shame. It's not hard to make, and you can enjoy it in our recipes for corned beef hash and rockin' reuben sandwiches. See all our best St. Patrick's Day recipes.

Our Best Mardi Gras Recipes

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Dave Joachim

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a wild party! Celebrate this holiday with the iconic King Cake and other Cajun and Creole foods from jambalaya and gumbo to muffuletta, andouille po' boys, grilled oysters, red beans and rice, pralines, hurricanes, and Sazerac cocktails. Here are some our favorite NOLA-inspired recipes.

Cook Up Some Love this Valentine’s Day

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Dave Joachim

Wondering what to cook on Valentine's Day? Answer: whatever your loved one wants most! On this romantic holiday, that often includes certain aphrodisiac foods like chocolate, bananas, cherries or whipped cream. Check out our favorite recipes to make your Valentine's Day meal the most memorable yet.

The Ultimate Football Watching Spread: Couchgating with a Food Stadium

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Clint Cantwell

Football snack stadiums are the perfect centerpiece for couchgating and tailgating parties throughout the football season. Especially for the Super Bowl, wow your guests by welcoming them with a food stadium (a.k.a. the Snackadium) packed with AmazingRibs.com's favorite BBQ and grilling recipes.

Our Best Recipes For New Year’s Eve

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Dave Joachim

It's party time! Whether you celebrate New Year's Eve with endless appetizers and cocktails or an extravagant sit down dinner, we've got recipes to fit the bill. Graze on snacks like Frico Cheese Crisps and Grilled Oysters. Or enjoy a meal of Surf and Turf with Chocolate Truffles for dessert. Happy New Year!

Our Best Winter Holiday Recipes, Including Christmas and Hanukkah!

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Dave Joachim

Celebrate the holidays with our best recipes. Feast on latkes for Hanukkah and prime rib, crown roast of pork, double smoked ham, or roast goose for Christmas dinner. Plus pecan tassies and Dutch oven apple cranberry crisp for dessert. We even show you how to roast chestnuts on an open fire!

Thanksgiving Perfection – Take a Bow

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Dave Joachim

Here's everything you need to get ready for and to enjoy Thanksgiving, including smoked and grilled turkey recipes, carving tips, planning hints, and recipes for sides and desserts. Celebrate the harvest!

Our Best Juneteenth Independence Day Barbecue Recipes

June 19, or Juneteenth, celebrates African-American emancipation, and barbecue is central to the festivities. It began in Texas, so why not celebrate with our favorite Texas BBQ, including brisket, ribs, sausage, Cowboy Candy (candied jalapenos), cole slaw, pinto beans, potato salad, and mac and cheese.

July 4th Is National BBQ Ribs Day

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Dave Joachim

Today is not only Independence Day: it's National BBQ Ribs Day! We've got everything you need to celebrate in style from our award-winning ribs recipe and an easy way to remove the tough membrane from a rack of ribs to an easy trick that shows you when your ribs are properly cooked. Happy Ribs Day, America!

We’ve Been Nominated!

AmazingRibs.com is a Finalist for a 2020 IACP Digital Media Award! The “International Association of Culinary Professionals” has been around since the 1970. It's a prestigious organization and a cross-section of everybody in the food business. Winners will be announced at IACP’s annual conference on Saturday March 28.

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Published On: 6/27/2019 Last Modified: 3/23/2021


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Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker


This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.

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Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.
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Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

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With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
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Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

If you’re using oven mitts at the grill, it’s time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder’s gloves. They’re heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

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Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?


The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it’s easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

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Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.
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Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here’s A Great Buy!

A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!
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