For the Love of Chocolate and the Grill

Chocolate splashing on Craig's BBQ Sauce and All Purpose Seasoning bottles

For the Love of Chocolate and the Grill February is the month of football and love! It’s easy to talk about all the ways to barbecue the perfect spread for the Super Bowl. What isn’t so easy is describing how good the unlikely pairing of chocolate and barbecue is to die-hard BBQ fans. Pretty sure […]

BBQ for Beginners: Your Guide to Grilling Greatness

BBQ for Beginners: Your Guide to Grilling Greatness Barbecuing is more than just a way to cook food — it’s a tradition, a culture, and for many, a way to express culinary creativity. Whether you’re looking to host your first BBQ or just refine your grilling skills, this beginner’s guide will walk you through the […]

Grilled Watermelon TPJ How to

Grilled watermelon with mint and honey

Grilled Watermelon — Yep! Here’s How Can you really grill a waterme­lon? Well, the­ answer is yes! We get it, grilling watermelon seems unusual at first, but don’t knock it until you try it. Grilled watermelon is a delicious and refreshing summer appetizer, we’re sure you and your guests will enjoy. It literally takes mere […]

Grill Flare-Ups: Prevention and Management Tips

Grill flare up on dirty grill

Grill Flare-Ups: Prevention and Management Tips Grilling comes with risks like flare-ups, which can quickly spoil the fun. And if you don’t know by now, we here at Texas Pepper Jelly are huge fans of grilling food. What’s not to like? It’s a great way to cook delicious food outdoors (and indoors), especially when loaded […]

The Great Outdoors: Choosing the Best Method for Your Next Cookout

Outdoor grilling with charcoal and kabobs

The Great Outdoors: Choosing the Best Method for Your Next Cookout Cooking food outdoors is a quintessential American experience. Whether you’re tailgating, camping, or just having a good old-fashioned barbecue, there are a variety of ways to cook your food to perfection. But with so many options, how do you choose the best method for […]

Baking on the Grill: How to Adapt Recipes for Outdoor Cooking

Baking on the Grill blog post with baked cornbread and hotdogs on cutting board

Baking on the Grill: How to Adapt Recipes for Outdoor Cooking Love to bake, but hate turning on your oven during the summer? If you have an outdoor grill, you’re in luck; you can bake outside without needing to heat the inside of your house, all in the name of traditional oven recipes. Baking on […]

5 Steps to Take Before You Fire your Grill

Brand new grill - blog title on how to prep your grill in 5 steps

Using a Grill For The First Time? Take These 5 Steps Before You Fire It Up Ah, the smells and tastes of summertime barbecue. You know that time of year is fast approaching, and we can’t help but get excited because heading outdoors and firing up the grill brings us pure joy. That level of […]

Get Grilled Flavor Indoors: It’s Easy

Grilled potatoes in an oven.

Getting a Grilled Flavor Indoors: It’s Not as Hard as You Think Thanks to Mother Nature, not all of our readers have the opportunity to grill outdoors year-round. Heck, we even have a few days during the winter where grilling outdoors is not an option. So, what do you do when you have a hankering […]

Happy New Year: May 2022 Bring You Joy, Prosperity, and Plenty of BBQ

Happy New Year with images of a burger, a plate of ribs, steak and fries. and a plate of grilled chicken.

Happy New Year: May 2022 Bring You Joy, Prosperity, and Plenty of BBQ Bye, bye 2021! As we close the chapter on this year, we look forward to a fresh start in 2022. The pandemic has presented many issues (bottle shortages) and taught us many lessons, both professional and personal, over this last year. One […]

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