Kent Whitaker

  • Checkered Flag Cooking: An Insider's Guide to Tailgating at the Races by Kent Whitaker - Fire up the smoker and the grill! Tailgating NASCAR, ARCA, INDYCar, or your local track has never tasted this good!

  • Butter Done Right!

    davepaulbutterslowI'm a big fan of seasoned butters. I've made a few small bowls here and there for different dishes. I bet you may have done so as wel, at least on a small scale. How many times have you blended butter with cinnamon or brown sugar for toast, added Italian seasoning or other spices for a steak butter. I'm a sucker for hot cinnamon toast. Imaging doing those simple dishes.... and then taking it about ten levels higher!

    That's what Dave Smith and Paul Tripp have done with Dave and Paul's Compound Butters. Now, I'm not bashing my good old cinnamon toast, but I have to be honest and say that the Dave & Paul's Oddly Orange Compound Butter put put my toast topping to shame! I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to sample some of Dave and Paul's creations and try them in a few recipes.

  • Kent Whitakers grilled pound cake with strawberriesWhy not? I've Grilled Pizza? Why not cake?

    Grilled pound cake is my signature dessert. It's a perfect match for my style of cooking, which is heavy on barbecue, the real, slow-smoked kind, as well as when I fire up the grill. Sure, you can make your own pound cake and ice cream from scratch or you can save some time and pick some up at the store.

  • Ice Cream Sandwich Pie or Cake Anyone? By golly, sometimes you just need some ice cream. And sometimes you need a pie. And sometimes all you have is a box of Ice cream sandwiches and some extra items in the pantry. Don't worry, here is an easy kid friendly recipe that is perfect for combining kid time with kitchen time with little or no fuss.

  • Get ready to make a cheap steak taste better! And, why not add some barbecue flavor to your favorite cut of beef? Here's a great recipe for you to adjust to your own tastes.

  • Smoke in the Mountains Cookbook: The Art of Appalachian Barbecue by Kent Whitaker - Fire up the smoker and the grill! Barbecue has never been this good!

  • Tonya's Tip! Blueberry Pie

    Homemade blueberry pie by Tonya Whitaker


    July is my favorite food times of the year in Tennessee. July means we have fresh tomatoes (especially Bradleys!), fresh corn, and fresh blueberries!So that means it is time to bake a family favorite dessert! Blueberry Pie! This recipe is very straightforward, requires only a few ingredients, and is a great pie to make with little one in the kitchen. Of course an adult would handle the oven portion!