Blog

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. So any heated air in the home is then drawn p and out of the house through the chimney. Consequently, forcing the …read more

Acorn Squash with Asiago and Sage

Acorn Squash 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 …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. 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 which …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 weekend? …read more

The Latest Design Trends for Outdoor Fire Pits

The latest outdoor trends in fire pits, bring the indoors outside. Create a space that’s functional and fashionable. The latest outside trends reflect the most popular interior styles. Check out the modern, industrial and farmhouse fire pit tables from Outdoor Greenroom. MODERN This modern design combines clean lines, raw materials, and soft features. It typically features structural elements too. From neutral tones, and exposed …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

5 Simple Cleaning Tips for Your Gas Grill

Celebrate the return of warm weather and outdoor gatherings by dusting off the old barbecue and gearing up for a great season of grilling. Get your gas grill in prime working condition this summer with Fireside’s 5 Simple Cleaning Tips. 1. Clean the Grates & Grease Trap Avoid grease fires by regularly cleaning your grates and …read more

iGrill 3: Master the Art of Grilling

Thanks to mobile apps, every day tasks have become a whole lot easier. From getting driving directions to tracking and budgeting your expenses, getting the information we desire has never been more convenient. And now there’s an app to help us master the art of grilling. Weber’s app-enabled bluetooth thermometer, the iGrill 3, takes the guess work out of grilling and …read more