Kraft Fresh Take Burgers and Coupon Deal

May 27, 2012 | Articles, Deals, Grilling, Recipes | By: admin

This is the first of our new line of Recipe articles called Deal Meals.  It will consist of a meal that you can use coupons on to save money.  First up we have Fresh Take Burgers currently there is a coupon for .75 cent coupon off of a Fresh Take packet.  The packet I am making is the Savory Four Cheese Recipe which consists of a cheese and breadcrumb mixture that can be used to mix with Ground Beef or Turkey.

Click here for the coupon.


Fresh Take Packet: Savory Four Cheese Recipe

1 Pound of Ground Beef or Turkey


First step open the Fresh Take Packet and mix with the ground beef.

Fresh Take Burgers Mix

Next Step Patty your hamburgers.

Fresh Take Burgers Patty your burgers

Then you are ready to grill them up.  Cook to the temperature you would like.

Fresh Take Burgers Grill


Fresh Take Burgers Eat and Enjoy

AmeriGas Propane Tank Refill Save $6

May 25, 2012 | Articles, Deals | By: Average Joe

AmeriGas Propane Exchange Coupon

This deal is perfect for Memorial Day weekend and the start of grilling season.  Currently there is a $3 off coupon on an AmeriGas Propane tank refill.  There is also a $3 rebate.  So you can save $6 off of your next propane tank exchange.  I just did it today at my local CVS.

Click here for the coupon (Look under the Househod category)

Rebate Form

Click here to find AmeriGas Locations



2012 Grilling Season

May 20, 2012 | Articles, Deals | By: Average Joe

This weekend kicks off the official 2012 grilling season!  So get your grill ready to go and stock up on all of your grilling essentials.  To help you save a little bit of money Average Joe Cooking has assembled some printable coupons from for you.  Below is a list that will help out for Memorial Day weekend and beyond.

Click through to print out the coupons.

SAVE $1.00 off the purchase of any Nathan’s Sausage made with Angus Beef

SAVE 55¢ Hillshire Farm® on any one (1) flavor of Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage

SAVE $2.00 JENNIE-O TURKEY STORE® when you buy any one (1) JENNIE-O TURKEY STORE® Frozen Burgers

How about something for Desert!

SAVE $1.00 Marie Callender’s® when you buy any TWO (2) Marie Callender’s® Small Cream or Fruit Pies

Save 50¢ Betty Crocker® when you buy ONE POUCH any flavor 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix

What’s for Dinner???

September 24, 2008 | Articles | By: Average Joe

Do you get asked the same question every day?  What’s for Dinner?  What's for Dinner?I know I do.  Do you have the answer most of the time?

I usually try and plan out at least a few meals each week.  However there are those busy weeks where it is just to hard to plan out all of the meals.  Having a plan certainly makes life easier when making dinner.  What I usually try to do is sit down on Sunday and check out all of the local supermarket ads.  See where the best deals are and go to that supermarket and get some meals for the week.  I usually look for a meat that is on sale and then plan a dinner around that.  This week pork chops were on sale so I am planning on making pork chops this week with a potato.

When you have a meal plan you are more likely to end up making dinner at home and not falling into the dining out trap.  So take some time once a week and make a meal plan.  Then go to the grocery store and get everything you need to make your dinners!

Good luck!

The Wal-Mart Grill Stand Off!

September 22, 2008 | Articles | By: Average Joe

For the past couple months I have been in a stand off with Walmart.  They have a Brinkmann gas grill that I really want.  But they just won’t lower the price to that next level.  It was $298 and they lowered it to $268 a couple of months ago.  I have been expecting them to lower it even more but they just won’t budge!  So the stand off continues.

They still have quite a few of them in stock at two local Walmarts so I feel I can continue to wait until they mark them down again.  Maybe it is just because I live in Florida and there isn’t as much of a grilling season down here so they don’t mark them down as fast.  Can’t figure it out but I would of expected it to come down a little bit more in price.  When it does I will be there to strike and pick up a brand new grill.  My old Kenmore grill is on its last leg.  So hopefully it will be soon.

Come on where is the little Walmart price slashing dot when you need him!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

August 12, 2008 | Pork, Recipes | By: Average Joe

Do you like pulled pork but don’t like going through the trouble of smoking it for hours and hours?Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Perhaps you don’t have a smoker or the patience for smoking food. Well then this is the recipe for you it is easy to make fall of the bone, tender pulled pork.  So easy that you will be making it all the time and your friends will think that you are a BBQ expert.

You just need a few ingredients, a pork shoulder or boston butt, some BBQ sauce and a slow cooker.  With those things you will be on your way to making your very own pulled pork.



• 3 to 4 pound bone in pork shoulder

• 1 bottle barbeque sauce

• 2 cloves of garlic

• 1 onion

• Water

Items used to make this recipe

• Slow Cooker (Crock Pot)

• Knife

• Cutting Board

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork - Ingredients


1.  This is very simple.  First cut up your onion and garlic.  Spread out about half of your cut up onion and garlic on the bottom of the slow cooker.


Slow Cooker Pulled Pork - Crock Pot

2.  Next take your pork shoulder and place it into the slow cooker.

3.  Now it is time to put your BBQ sauce into the slow cooker, along with the rest of your onions and garlic.

4.  Finally fill up the rest of the slow cooker with water til it almost covers your pork shoulder.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork - Crock Pot

5.  Place the lid onto the slow cooker and let it cook on low for about 6 to 8 hours.  You will know your pork is ready to go when it starts to become tender and has shrunk up like the picture.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork - Done

Once it has finished cooking you just need to remove the pork shoulder from the slow cooker and begin pulling the pork apart.  Now you can make yourself a nice pulled pork sandwich.


Slow Cooker Pulled Pork - Plated


Easy Grilled Salmon

May 29, 2008 | Fish, Grilling, Recipes | By: Average Joe

This past Memorial Day weekend I wanted to grill up something different that I have never done on the grill before.Grilled Salmon  Salmon was on sale so I decided to give that a try on the grill.

I wanted a simple recipe so I decided on a just 3 ingredients garlic, butter, and Old Bay Seasoning.  I have always been afraid to grill salmon, but it turns out that if you leave the skin on it is really simple to grill.  It only takes about 10 to 12 minutes.

From now on I will be grilling my Salmon, it was very flavorful and super moist.  I was unable to stop eating it.


• 2 pounds of Salmon, skin on

• 2 cloves of garlic

• Butter

• Old Bay Seasoning

Items used to make this recipe

• Gas Grill

• Spatula

• Knife

• Garlic Press

• Oil

Grilled Salmon - Ingredients


1. This is very simple.  First spread some butter onto each Salmon Fillet.

2. Next press some garlic onto each fillet.

3.  Finally, sprinkle on some Old Bay Seasoning.  That’s it pretty easy!

Grilled Salmon - Season

4. Now you want to have your grill at medium high heat.  Make sure your grill grates are oiled well.  Now place your Salmon on the grill and close the lid.  It should take about 10 to 12 minutes to grill your Salmon.  But you can check for doneness by taking the temperature of each fillet.  They should be at 140 degrees, and flake easily with a fork.

Grilled Salmon - Grill

Mmmm, there we go some perfectly grilled Salmon!  Super moist and tasty!


Grilled Salmon - Plated


Memorial Day Weekend BBQ Recipes

May 22, 2008 | Articles | By: Average Joe

Memorial Day weekend is the official start to the BBQ season.  Here are some good BBQ recipes to try out over the weekend!  I know I will be working on a few new grilling recipes this weekend, to put on the site.  Have a nice weekend and don’t forget to pay tribute to our fallen heros.

Baby Back Ribs any one??

Baby Back Ribs – Indirect Grilling Method

Smoked Baby Back Ribs – 2-1-1 Method

Or how about a Beer Can Chicken!!!

Beer Can Chicken

Can’t forget about the Shish Kabobs!

Chicken Shish Kabobs

And last but not least, New York Strip Steak!

Grilled New York Strip Steak with Steak Rub

Go get the grill ready for a work out over the weekend!

Smoked Baby Back Ribs – 2-1-1 Method

May 20, 2008 | Grilling, Pork, Recipes | By: Average Joe

How about some Smoked Baby Back Ribs!  If you like your ribs tender and sticky then this is the recipe for you.  For this recipe I used my horizontal smoker,Smoke Baby Back Ribs the Char-Griller Smokin Pro and the 2-1-1 method for smoking ribs.  You might of heard of the 3-2-1 method which is good for cooking spare ribs, they take a bit longer to cook, however for baby back ribs we only need the 2-1-1 method.  The 2-1-1 method refers to the cooking times in hours for each part of the method.  You want to keep your cooking temperature around 225 degrees through out this process.

2 – Cook ribs uncovered for 2 hours with smoke and heat.

1 – Wrap ribs in foil and return to the smoker and cook for 1 hour, with just heat.  No need for smoke after this point.  This part will steam the ribs and make them very tender.

1 – Remove the ribs from the foil and then return to the smoker to cook with just heat for 1 hour.  So the ribs can continue to cook and firm up so they are not to mushy.

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• 3 racks of Baby Back Ribs

• 1 bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce

• Dry Rub

Used the below Rub for this Recipe

Kansas City Style Rib Rub

• 1/2 cup brown sugar

• 1/4 cup paprika

• 1 tablespoon black pepper

• 1 tablespoon salt

• 1 tablespoon chili powder

• 1 tablespoon garlic powder

• 1 tablespoon onion powder

• 1 teaspoon cayenne

Smoked Baby Back Ribs - 2 1 1 Method - Ingredients

Items used to make this recipe

• Large Serving Platter

• Smoker

• Knife

• Cutting Board

• Tongs

• Paper Towels

• Charcoal

• Hickory Wood Chunks

1.  First of all we need to prepare our ribs.  So remove them from the packaging one at a time and next we need to peel the membrane off the back of the ribs.2.  Peeling the membrane off the ribs is an important step that you do not want to skip.  You will need a couple of things to do this, a sharp knife and some paper towels.

3.  With the tip of your knife you want to get under the membrane covering the back of the ribs and pull it up a bit.  It is sometimes easiest to try right next to one of the ribs.  I always check around the rib and see if there is already a section of the membrane that has started to pull off.

Smoked Baby Back Ribs - Peel off the Membrane
4.  Once you have a piece of the membrane pulled from the bone.  Take a paper towel and grab the membrane and pull it off.  If you are lucky you can get the whole thing at once.  But that is unlikely to happen.  Keep working on it until you get all of the membrane off. Smoked Baby Back Ribs - Peel off the Membrane
5.  Next you will need to mix up your rib rub.  You can use the Kansas City style rib rub that I have listed above or you could purchase a rib rub from your local super market.  I always make the one above and make extra and store it in an old mayonaise jar.  That way I won’t have to do it next time.  Once you have your rub mixed together begin rubbing it into the surface of your baby back ribs.  You can apply some to both sides of the rib. Smoked Baby Back Ribs - Apply Dry Rub
6.  Now it is time to get our smoker ready to go.  You will want to start your charcoal and when it has ashed over transfer them to the side fire box of your horizontal smoker.  This is when a chimney starter comes in handy.  you can start the coals in the chimney starter and when they are ready just dump them into your side fire box. Smoked Baby Back Ribs - Add Coals to Side Fire Box
7.  Once your smoker has reached temperature which is 225 degrees.  Then place your baby back ribs onto the grill as shown.  You want to maintain the temperature at 225 degrees for the entire cooking process. Smoked Baby Back Ribs - Place Ribs on the Smoker
8.  Now it is time to add in the smoke.  Open up the side fire box and throw on some hickory chunks to start the smoke process. Smoked Baby Back Ribs - Add Wood Chunks above Coals
9.  For these baby back ribs we are doing the 2-1-1 method.  So we cook the ribs uncovered with smoke for the first 2 hours.  Then wrap the baby back ribs in aluminum foil and let them cook for 1 hour.  This method makes the ribs really tender.  After the 1 hour of cooking them in the foil remove them from the foil and let them cook on the grill for 1 more hour.  After the end of the 4th hour the ribs should be ready to go.  You can check for doneness by how much the ribs have pulled back off of the bone.  You want it to be at least a half inch or so. Smoked Baby Back Ribs - Wrap Ribs in Aluminum Foil
10.  If you like your ribs sticky then in the last 30 minutes the ribs are on the grill you can choose to sauce them with your favorite BBQ sauce. Smoked Baby Back Ribs - Apply Sauce
There we go some great Smoked Tender Sticky Baby Back Ribs!  Be sure to have some extra napkins on hand, you will need them.Enjoy! Smoked Baby Back Ribs - Plated

For this recipe I used the Char-Griller Smokin Pro, you can check it out at  I highly recommend the Char-Griller Smokin Pro.  It is a great smoker to start out with.

Do you get your Grocery Store Ads Online?

May 15, 2008 | General | By: Average Joe

I know there are various ways that people can recieve their grocery store Ads, so this week I ask the question:Online Grocery Store Ads

How do you receive your grocery store Ads?

Do you get them in the Mail?

Do you get them in the Newspapper?

Do you have to go into the Store?

Or do you get them on the Internet?

Not until last year did I even realize that grocery stores put there Ads online.  This past year I have been looking up my grocery store ads on the Internet.  It is easy and I don’t have to get my hands all black from the newspaper Ads.  One of the local supermarket chains around us doesn’t distribute their Ads in the mail like two of the other local stores.  So I am forced to get my Publix grocery ad online.

Here is a list of some of the stores in my area that offer online Ads.



Winn Dixie

What stores in your area offer their weekly Ads online?