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  1. School is in Session

    October 4, 2013 by BBQ Jim

    Last night we had our first class where 8 eager people came seeking to improve their BBQ skills. 

    If you would like to join them it’s not too late.  You can sign up at the Abington Adult School website. Just search for "The Art of B-B-Que" on the page and press the "Register Online" button.

    Also if you would like to play along on the home game you can pick up a portable grill at Aldi. The current cost is $29.99.  The box is pictured below.

    Indoor Grill

  2. Grilled Steaks

    March 17, 2013 by BBQ Jim


    Just a little steak for lunch.

  3. Delicious but Dangerous

    January 31, 2013 by BBQ Jim

    Everyone knows BBQ is delicious, but not everyone thinks of the dangers.


    When you’re done with that video head on over here to see why you shouldn’t heat your home with a grill no matter how cold it is.

    You should also be careful how you use a grill when camping as well.

  4. No School

    January 24, 2013 by BBQ Jim


    Looks like there won’t be a class this year in the Spring. Look for class to resume again in the fall.

    No worries though. I will definitely be filling that time with working on a second level for the class.  This one will be a bit more advanced than the first one.

  5. Christmas-que

    December 25, 2012 by BBQ Jim


    The barbecuing never stops. Merry Christmas to you and your family and friends.

  6. Indoor Grill Spotting

    October 23, 2012 by BBQ Jim


    Indoor Grill

    I was walking through Aldi on County Line Road in Hatboro and came across an indoor grill. I’ve never used this brand but at $16.49 it couldn’t hurt to pick one up if you are in the market for it.

    The small size is perfect for the counter top and small enough to store out of sight when not in use. 

  7. Class Day 1

    October 9, 2012 by BBQ Jim

    Day 1 of class was Thursday so I’m a little behind on posting this.

    Day 1 was a big surprise. My class list had nine people signed up. That’s two more than what I ended up with last semester. By the time the class started, I ended up with thirteen names but only twelve showed up! I’m happy with that number.

    This time around I have a full range of people. Everyone from the absolute beginner to competition BBQ participants. I’ve got my work cut out for me this time around but I’m up to the challenge. I think we will all be learning something from each other this go around.

  8. Time to Stock Up!

    August 29, 2012 by BBQ Jim


    You may have seen those extreme couponing shows where people have huge stockpiles of food and toilet paper. They strategize and plan to amass their collections for hours on end but I’m not one of those people.

    I do recognize deals when I see them and if you’re planning on grilling this weekend or even for the rest of the year then I suggest you head out to your local Lowes or Home Depot and pick up some Kingsford charcoal.  Both are featuring a sale on charcoal.


    Home Depot

    Total Weight 40 lbs. 27.8 lbs.
    Weight 2-20 lb. bags 2-13.9 lb. bags
    Price $9.99 $6.88
    Price per lb. $0.249 $0.247


    As you can see from the chart, you make out pretty much the same either way you go. It’s just a matter of how much charcoal you will need. I tend to go for the larger bags and plenty of them.

    The sale should last until Saturday but why wait, go get yours today because I know I will.

  9. Going Back to my Roots

    July 2, 2012 by BBQ Jim


    A friend and former co-worker of mine from my catering days started his own catering company and needed my help for a job.  Being that it’s been over a year since I’ve been out cooking for a large group of people I graciously accepted.

    The event was a simple corporate function for about 700 people. The menu was simple; burgers, hot dogs and a leaf salad. The staff was familiar, all former coworkers that I ‘ve catered with before also.

    Once the grills were lit it all came back to me like I never stopped. Suddenly there were sixteen burgers cooking on the grill at once and half of which needed cheese to melt and the other half needed to be flipped. Soon after I line of people formed and it was time to dole out the food.

    Once you get going things become pretty easy and repetitive. Repetitive except for one thing; the interactions with the people. The people make it all worth while. I think I may have said this before but I’ve always believed that our style of cooking was the most rewarding type there is. We not only cook the food but we serve it also. You get to see first hand how something you produced affects someone. In my everyday job as a software programmer, I don’t get to see how my work affects people at all.

    Kaitlin & ChristieAs I serve people, I try to make each encounter unique mostly because people are unique. The brief interaction is used to bring a smile to their faces as well as food to their plate. When it is my turn as a customer, to me there is nothing worse than the person serving me to be in a bad mood. It brings me down and ruins my meal. I never want to be that person to someone else.

    I also try to spread that attitude to the people I’m working with. And with people like these two pictured, it becomes very easy.

    Thanks to Derek, Kaitlin, Christie, Jaron, Trish, Abby, Scotty and Josh for making this long needed day a memorable one.

  10. LivingSocial Deal – Pig of the Month BBQ

    June 28, 2012 by BBQ Jim

    Pig of the Month BBQ is offering a sweet BBQ related deal on meat until July 7th. Details are below:

    When it comes to throwing the perfect patio party, you want to go whole hog. Serve up some tasty barbecue when you pay $25 and for $50 to spend on merchandise from Pig of the Month BBQ, which has earned attention from Good Morning America, Better Homes and Gardens, and more. This mail-order company offers everything from fall-off-the-bone ribs and artisan sausages to zesty sauces and satisfying sides. Snag a two-pound slab of the citrus-grilled, Key West-style baby back ribs or the Carolina mustard-style ribs. For something that really sizzles, try the vanilla bourbon or smoked black pepper-crusted bacon. Get saucy with the pulled pork and top it with the Love Me Tender Memphis-style sauce. Using only grass-fed and hormone-free animals, these slow-cooked meats are made to order, packaged in dry ice, and shipped for a flat rate of $14.99. Your feast will arrive at your doorstep ready to be reheated and devoured — and your guests will leave happier than pigs in the mud.

    Click here or any of the links to grab one for yourself!