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Here is where you will find all of my favorite products, tools, and links. Affiliate links abound here, but please be assured. I do NOT recommend things that I don’t LOVE. 

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We started out our pellet grill journey with a Traeger grill and quickly added another one to the collection. Pellet Grilling is my new favorite cooking method, and really the only way I’ll grill these days. We used to have a gas grill but it has long been out of commission. 

Just this summer we got a Camp Chef pellet grill to test (thanks team Camp Chef!), along with a Sidekick attachment with a Pizza Oven and Griddle, and it is one of my favorite tools. 

We also just got a Louisiana Vertical Pellet Smoker for good measure, for those giant batches of smoked salmon or beef jerky, or enough smoked brisket to feed 3 small armies. 

You can find my Traeger Recipe Collection here, and I also have some eBooks that feature the most popular recipes on the site and collect them all in one place, recipe only – no ads and no scrolling involved. 

Camp Chef Woodwind

This is a powerful grilling machine, and the sidekick makes it even better. The perfect grill for reverse searing, long smokes, or a quick grill sesh.

Traeger Pro 34

Our first experience with pellet grills was enough to get us hooked. Our Traeger is reliable and gets used several times a week. There are some newer models available now I’m drooling over, but this older trusty model will live on my deck for many years to come, I’d imagine.

Vertical Pellet Smoker

Louisiana Grills Vertical Pellet Smoker

We just purchased this grill and so far we are in love. Affectionately named, Louise, I am so excited to start churning out giant batches of sausage, smoked salmon, and jerky!


In 2019 we also added a 36″ Blackstone Griddle to our outdoor cooking collection. We’ve made a few things on it so far, like this Blackstone Steak and our Blackstone Omelets, and they’ve been fabulous. We are obsessed with the Blackstone and cook on it constantly. I think every house should have one. I LOVE IT.

We have a smaller griddle that fits on our Camp Chef Sidekick attachment too, and the Hibachi Fried Rice that came off of that thing was out of this world. 

These griddles are both powered by propane, so make sure you have a tank handy!

You can see all of my Blackstone Recipes here.

Blackstone Flat Top Grill

Flat-top griddles are so versatile! Make pancakes for an army or the best hibachi fried rice you’ve ever had. Reverse sear a steak, whip up some smash burgers, or cook basically anything you could cook in a pan that doesn’t require a sauce. You need this!

Camp Chef Griddle

I do not actually have this one because I have a griddle attachment for my Camp Chef Pellet Grill, but it has great reviews and is a solid option if you are on the hunt for a large flat top, and the Camp Chef brand has been great to use and work with.

Grilling Tools and Accessories

If you are a serious griller, you need some serious grilling tools. Set yourself up for success, or get the griller in your life an awesome present with the added benefit of upping their grilling game significantly.



This is the best instant-read thermometer on the market, and I’ve tried a lot of them. Accurate and fast results, which is paramount when pellet grilling.

ThermoWorks Smoke

For all of your wireless grilling needs, the Smoke is the most reliable wireless thermometer I’ve ever used.

Grilling Tools

If you are going to grill, you need grilling tools to make your life easier. These fit that bill, without breaking your budget.

A grilling enthusiast in your life would love to get this! Great present option!

Flat Top Tools

Flat top griddles have flat top tool needs, and this kit will set you up for griddle success. It also comes with a handy carrying case, for the win.

Set yourself up for the best griddle-fried eggs, pancakes, steaks, and anything else you can dream up.


In 2015 I discovered a local Washington spice brand that lept into my “CANNOT COOK WITHOUT” list, immediately, and they are blowing up in the years since and have yet to disappoint. You can see their whole product offering here, or read below to see which ones I have in my collection. (Spoiler alert, it is a LOT.)


These are the things that I just can’t live without and go into almost every dish I make. I’m listing the big food-service sized container because they usually wind up being less expensive per pound, and we go through a lot, but most of these have smaller-sized equivalents if you don’t have friends you want to split with.

Red Sea Salt

Amazing flavor. Makes a big difference in the end result. Highly recommend over white table salt for all the things!

Black Pepper

Love this stuff! Fresh ground black pepper from only the best sources. The only kind of pepper I’ll buy!

Salt Pepper Garlic

This is new, and is going to become my MOST USED SPICE because if I put anything on everything, it is salt, pepper, garlic. Every time.

Onion Powder

Onion powder is another one of those things that really just makes everything better. Plus, it comes with the added benefit of not being detectable to the small people in your life who don’t yet realize that onions are freaking AMAZING.

Italian Seasoning

Love love love this Italian Seasoning blend! Perfectly balanced. Make your own spaghetti sauce, Italian meatballs, or a big loaf of garlic bread.

Taco Seasoning

This is the only taco seasoning I will use. Throw those grocery store packets right in the garbage because you will never want one of those tacos ever again. Seriously. I love it that much.

More Grilling Accessories!

Some of my other favorite tools for the grill!

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