When Should I Replace My Spa Cover?

When Should I Replace My Spa Cover?
Your spa cover is more than an attractive accessory. It’s also has the very important job of holding in heat when your spa is not in use, helping to reduce energy consumption and keep energy costs low. The cover also prevents excess evaporation, helping you conserve water, and it prevents debris and objects that could … Read More

Sleep Better

Sleep Better
Why do I sleep better after a soak in the hot tub? Many people struggle to wind down completely at the end of the day, in order to get a complete and restful night of sleep. In fact, in his groundbreaking book, Undoing Perpetual Stress, Dr. Richard O’Connor makes a solid case that the human … Read More

Tips for Your Next Hot Tub Date Night

Tips for Your Next Hot Tub Date Night
It’s Friday night. You promised that special someone a romantic date night but you’ve just sat in an hour of traffic and your back hurts. Getting gussied up to go out is the last thing you want to do. So skip the dinner and movie and head back to your Hot Spring hot tub for … Read More

The Art of Hot Tub Relaxation

The Art of Hot Tub Relaxation
Take Your Relaxation to a Whole New Level. Taking time to relax and destress is an important element of maintaining a balanced life. Being immersed in warm water has been proven to help you relax both physically and mentally, and even helps your body turn down the “fight or flight” response we have to stress. … Read More

Texas Style Brisket

Texas Style Brisket
This brisket is wonderful alone or served with soft tortillas and taco toppings. Ingredients One 10 to 12 lb (4.5 to 5.5 kg) whole packer brisket (Choice or higher) Instructions Mix the rub ingredients (listed below) in a large bowl. This mix will make more than you need for one brisket; store the remainder in … Read More

Blueberry BBQ Chicken

Blueberry BBQ Chicken
Recipe courtesy of Vivian Howard. Her documentary film series, “A Chef’s Life,” has won a Peabody Award, a Daytime Emmy and was nominated for four James Beard Awards. You can read more about Vivivan on P32 of our Lifestyle Magazine. “My Blue Q Suace is inspired by typical Eastern North Carolina vinegar-based barbecue sauce. But we … Read More

Fish and Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeños

Fish and Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeños
Recipe courtesy of O’Neill Williams. Ingredients 1 pound jalapenos 4-6 oz cream cheese 1-2 pounds shrimp 1 pound bacon Seasoning Instructions Set EGG for indirect cooking (with convEGGtor) at 400°F/204°C. Cook the grouper on a Perforated Cooking Grid. Mix with cream cheese when cooked. Cut the stems off and split the jalapenos in half long … Read More

Plank Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese

Plank Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese
Recipe copyright Kared Adler and Judith Fertig and used by permission of The Harvard Common Press. Photo courtesy: 25 Essentials: Techniques for Planking. Whether you serve these over dressed greens as a salad, on their own with a bold red wine as an appetizer, or as a sweet-savory dessert with a glass of port, you’ll … Read More

Grilled Grouper with Basil Tomato Sauce

Grilled Grouper with Basil Tomato Sauce
Recipe courtesy of O’Neill Williams. Ingredients 1 Tablespoon lemon juice 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or ½ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt dash pepper 2 fish fillets ¼ cup diced seeded tomato 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 Tablespoon chopped green onion … Read More

Grilled Cheesesteak Pizza

Grilled Cheesesteak Pizza
Recipe adapted from Laura’s Lean Beef. For more on Laura’s Lean Beef, visit laurasleanbeef.com. Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 roasted red bell pepper, sliced (use from a jar) 1⁄2 onion, sliced 1 (14.5 ounce) can Red Gold® Diced Tomatoes, drained 1⁄2 tablespoon dried oregano 5 ounces Laura’s Lean Beef Sirloin Steak, cooked and … Read More