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How to Build a Hot Fire – Without Kindling

The quality of radiant heat that a wood stove gives off, is hands down the biggest advantage homeowners have with a wood burning stove. So, when you’re able to get a hot, bright burning fire in under a few minutes, you’ve accomplished something the whole household can appreciate. Forget the kindling and the newspapers and check out Fireside’s …read more

Old Fireplaces Are Exhausting – Get a Fireplace Insert

Conventional, masonry-style fireplaces are exhausting! And not just a little bit. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a conventional fireplace exhausts up as much as 24,000 cubic feet of air per hour. That lost air is replaced by drawing cold air in through doors and windows. So using a conventional, masonry-style fireplace to create …read more

Acorn Squash with Asiago and Sage

INGREDIENTS 3 acorn squashes, 1¼ to 1½ pounds each 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh sage leaves 1 teaspoon granulated onion 1 teaspoon maple syrup ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½ cup freshly graded aged Asiago cheese 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh …read more

Finding the Perfect Match: How to Choose the Right Fuel Type

Heating a home with wood has long been the tradition here in Central Oregon and many homeowners still use wood because it’s simply the cheapest way to heat. However, heating with wood isn’t for everyone and some homeowners may prefer the convenience of a gas stove or the efficiency of a pellet stove. So how do you know …read more

How To Avoid a Grease Fire

Any time is a good time to barbecue so if you’re anything like me, you’re probably grilling 3-4 times a week. After heavy use of grilling up fatty foods like ribeye steaks or rotisserie chicken you may begin to experience flare-ups. Controlled flare-ups – no biggie! It’s when the fire gets out of control that you have a problem. …read more

Smoked Sirloin Sandwiches

Go beyond burgers and hot dogs this Fourth of July weekend with a unique recipe from Napoleon Grills for Smoked Sirloin Sandwiches. These sandwiches are perfect, topped with Spicy Alabama White Sauce and piled high with perfectly tender sliced beef. Potato salad and coleslaw are the sides of choice to go along with this delightful delicacy. What are your plans for celebrating the holiday …read more

The Latest Design Trends for Outdoor Fire Pits

This year, the latest outdoor trends reflect the desire to bring the indoors outside. This new trend incorporates interior design features and amenities to create comfortable outdoor living spaces that are functional as well as beautiful. Some of the most popular outdoor styles are mirroring the modern, industrial, and farmhouse interior design trends. Take a look at …read more

Grilling Vegetables [A Helpful Guide]

Step aside, meat; it’s time to grill some veggies! Bring out the sweet, caramelized flavors of your favorite vegetables in ways you never knew possible. Grilling vegetables can be intimidating, but if you never try you’ll never know. And we’d hate for you to miss out on some of the most exquisite favors imaginable. Flavors …read more