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Who Cleans Chimneys?

Cleaning the chimney! We know it has to be done but is it worth it to hire for that? Or on the contrary, is it worth it to do it yourself? Let us give you the information to make the decision and understand the process!

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Vegan Grilling – Not Only Possible but Also Delicious

What is vegan diet by definition? Is it possible to find great grilling recipes that are Vegan but also delicious? You bet! Not only is it possible to grill up some fantastic Vegan dishes, but you might even convert some meat-eaters to the light side with these tips and recipes.

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Help! My Fireplace Won’t Draft

There are a few reasons why a draft may be difficult to establish in your wood burning fireplace or stove.  Our hope is this article will provide some insight and relieve that frustration.

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Chef Ted Reader’s Smoked Rabbit Lettuce Wraps

Smoky Grilled S'mores on the Pellet Grill are a simple treat you can quickly whip up anytime you get a taste for something sweet. Using a pellet grill allows a smoky flavor to infuse the chocolate and marshmallows, adding a delicious dimension of flavor.

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Steven Raichlen’s Brisket ’Steaks’ with Shallot Sage Butter

A chef there had the genius idea to cook thick slabs of barbecued brisket on a screaming hot grill, just as you would a New York strip. This gave the brisket a sizzling, crusty exterior that lay midway between traditional barbecued brisket and steak, with a handsome smoky crosshatch of grill marks. It’s also a great way to repurpose leftover barbecued brisket!

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Steven Raichlen’s Vietnamese Crispy Brisket Salad

This aromatic salad pinballs that traditional Vietnamese quintet of flavors—salty fish sauce, sour lime juice, sweet sugar, pungent garlic, and fiery chiles—with crispy, meaty shreds of smoky brisket and fresh mint, cilantro, and other fragrant herbs.

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Chef Rob Rainford’s Grilled Cornbread

“You gon’ to eat yo’ cornbread?” is one of my favorite lines from Life, a movie starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. I think about it—and chuckle—every time I make this recipe.

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Chef Aaron Franklin’s Pinto Bean Recipe

In the world of Central Texas barbecue, people treat sides pretty much the same way they treat sauces; they’re fine, but you should probably just save the room in your stomach for barbecue. But, like sauces, sides have become a staple of the barbecue spread, and today we serve, eat, and enjoy them just the same. We get alot of requests for our bean recipe.

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Are Gas Logs and Insert the Same?

Gas inserts and a set of gas logs are not the same product.  There are certain applications where an insert is the best and other applications will dictate which one of the two types of gas logs might work best. 

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Mantle and Hearth Considerations For Your Fireplace

If you are planning to install a fireplace in your home, you will have many options regarding the mantle and the hearth. And, it’s a safe bet that you will be living with the decisions you make for a long time. Here are items you will want to give special attention to in order to make that new fireplace the focal point of your home.

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Why Buy An Electric Fireplace?

Your WE LOVE FIRE expert gets this question quite often.  Here are the top ten reasons an electric fireplace (or two or three) is going to add value, atmosphere, and a touch of class to your home. 

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Can I Convert From Wood To Gas?

Fireplaces that have not been used in years can be resurrected and enjoyed nightly by you and your family.  There are hundreds of old, outdated, inefficient wood burning fireplaces in this area that would be terrific candidates for a gas insert.  Is yours one of them?

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