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Slow Cooker Meals: Enjoy Your Party While the Food Cooks!

It’s always a struggle when you’re cooking for a crowd. You want to be a good host, engage your guests, and have fun, but you also want great tasting food. Well, you could call a caterer…or you could simply grab a slow cooker and follow the recipes below to create great party dishes you will love. Read on to find out what foods can cook while you enjoy your party.

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The Deep Fried Turkey Guide

The holidays are the perfect time to visit friends and family. It’s also the best time for great food. My family makes a turkey and a ham for every holiday, so for Christmas, we will be deep frying a turkey. Rural King recently had a live video demonstrating how our grilling experts deep fry their birds. We will go over how they prepped, cooked, and carved their turkey. Plus, we’ll give you some deep frying safety tips so you can deep fry a delicious turkey safely. Christmas turkey dinner served with veggies

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Brining: Make the Juiciest, Most Tender Meat With Only Two Ingredients

There’s no better way to spend late summer than with a backyard cookout. It’s not so hot, you can invite all of your friends, plus, it’s a good excuse to show off your grilling skills. When grilling, you usually lose a lot of juiciness from the meat, but there is a way to get the juiciest, most tender meat that you’ve ever tasted with as little as two ingredients; its name is brining.

grilling pork chops after brining   chicken after brining

What is Brining?

We talked about brining briefly in our marinating post earlier this month, but it’s such a game-changer in the grilling world that we wanted to bring it back for a deeper look.

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Kamado Grilling: Everything You Need to Know

Kamado, “stove” or “cooking range” in Japanese, is a term used for ceramic grills. They are used in all types of outdoor cooking, including grilling, smoking, roasting, and baking.  

Ceramic is used in many kamados because of its ability to retain uniform heat and moisture. The most famous, and most popular, kamado brand, Big Green Egg, began in the United States in 1974. Since that time, many other kamado brands and styles have emerged, such as these by Pit Boss.

Since this grill style has a long and growing list of fans, we’re here to tell you what’s so special about them!

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Canning Food to Enjoy All Year Long

Before refrigeration existed, people used canning to preserve the food from harvest all year round. Learn the canning basics below!

Canned Tomatoes   Canned Oranges

The process of canning kills microorganisms that cause food to spoil and seals the jar to prevent any other spoilers from getting in.

Some food requires high temperature and pressure to be preserved, while other, more acidic food can be preserved with a boiling water bath.

Here are the basic supplies you’ll need for canning…

Let’s get started!

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