Grilled Pork – Lower Temperature, Juicier Chops

Article first published as Grilled Pork Chops on Blogcritics. The USDA recently amended its safe food internal temperature for pork from 160 degrees to 145 degrees (for cuts of meat; ground pork or any other ground meat should still be cooked to 160 degrees, and poultry should be cooked to 165 degrees). This now matches guidelines previously … Continue reading


Ah, Memorial Day weekend!  We were finally able to pull out the grill and deck furniture after a rain-soaked spring that kept us mostly indoors until now. So with the unveiling of the sun and grill came barbecue ribs!  I slathered some of this great barbecue sauce from Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide over boneless … Continue reading