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Ribs are a Cut Above the Rest

If I ever have to decide upon a “last supper,” it will be ribs – probably accompanied by cheesy pasta of some sort and a decedent crème brulee, but that’s for other blogs -  today we dedicate to the ...

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The Return of Mario, Grilling Season and Mother's Day Ribs

I find it no coincidence that my return to the blog-o-sphere has coincided with another return… grilling season! Finally, we get to enjoy a bit of warm-ish weather, grab some new charcoal or fill up ...

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Bad to the Bone: Dry-Rubbed Country Ribs

Traveling 946 miles to New Orleans is a long trip. The drive from Chicago is a little over 14 hours. In those very long 14 hours passing through the middle of ‘Merica you are bound to get hungry (we ...

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How to Eat at Chicago Festivals

  Chicago summer means festival season. Every weekend there is a different festival with between 25 to 100 food vendors to choose from. This past weekend I attended Windy City Smokeout, a BBQ and ...

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Skip Store-Bought and Make Your Own BBQ Sauce

  It's BBQ season, and I love BBQ. Last year, my husband configured our modest kettle girl into an offset smoker that successfully smoked ribs, pork shoulders, turkeys and even a 14-hour passion ...

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Switch Up Slaw with Kholrabi

One of the more popular private corporate events we host at The Chopping Block is a team building activity called Iron Chef competitive cooking. Each team gets two different proteins and a mystery ...

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How to Smoke Seafood on your Big Green Egg

Given the heat the last few days, I’ve been craving lighter summer fare. It’s a little too warm for heavy food like pork shoulder and brisket. Smoked seafood, on the other hand, sounds pretty good. ...

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