outdoor kitchens

Transform Your Client's Courtyard into a Private Outdoor Living Space in York, PA

Transform Your Client's Courtyard into a Private Outdoor Living Space in York, PA

If your client’s York, PA, home features a courtyard, you may be looking for ways to make that prime feature more functional, aesthetically pleasing, and private. Here are landscape design ideas for transforming a courtyard into a beautiful outdoor living space that will be used often.

How to Design the Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen Island in Lancaster, PA

How to Design the Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen Island in Lancaster, PA

An outdoor kitchen is a valuable amenity that’s far more common today than it was even 10 or 15 years ago for Lancaster, PA, homes. It’s a tremendous time saver, for enabling homeowners to fully prepare food and drinks for guests in the same space as they entertain. Food preparation becomes part of the entertaining experience, rather than a chore that needs to be tolerated. Having the ultimate outdoor kitchen island is crucial to making this a reality.

Outdoor Kitchen Trends to Look for Next Year (2019)

Outdoor Kitchen Trends to Look for Next Year (2019)

While your exterior construction work is probably slowing down for the winter, fall is an excellent time to start planning for spring projects. If your State College, PA, clients are interested in adding an outdoor kitchen in the New Year, why not start the design process now? Ensure your designs look fresh by incorporating these outdoor kitchen trends for 2019.

Must-Have Outdoor Kitchen Appliances for Spectacular Outdoor Living in State College, PA

Must-Have Outdoor Kitchen Appliances for Spectacular Outdoor Living in State College, PA

The benefits of expanding outdoor living with a kitchen outside seem endless. In the warm seasons, homeowners with outdoor kitchens in State College, PA, get to cook in the open air and don’t have to miss out on the festivities when having friends and family over for a BBQ. To make sure they enjoy their outdoor kitchen to the fullest, equip your clients with all the essentials.

How to Select the Best Pavers for Outdoor Kitchens and Outdoor Dining Rooms in Harrisburg, PA

How to Select the Best Pavers for Outdoor Kitchens and Outdoor Dining Rooms in Harrisburg, PA

An exquisitely designed outdoor kitchen fosters a cozy and pleasant atmosphere for fancy dinner parties or casual sit-downs with family and friends. The right pavers set the tone for homeowners’ exact needs. When designing an outdoor kitchen or dining room in Harrisburg, PA, the choice of pavers can be one of the toughest moves of the project, as both looks and quality compete for attention.

4 Uses of Natural Stone in Outdoor Kitchens in State College, PA

4 Uses of Natural Stone in Outdoor Kitchens in State College, PA

Natural stone has become synonymous with elegance and sophistication in the landscaping industry. Not only is it incredibly strong and enduring, it also offers plenty of variation in shade, texture and character. There are various ways in which natural stone can be nestled, or boldly showcased, within an outdoor room. Here are just a few ways to imbue your outdoor kitchen designs with the timeless luxury of natural stone in State College, PA.

3 Features that Make Outdoor Living More Convenient in State College

3 Features that Make Outdoor Living More Convenient in State College

The patio or poolside is meant to be a sanctuary to which homeowners can escape after a long week at the office. This entails being able to dine, converse, and enjoy the scenery in a relaxing and effortless manner. However, many of your clients may still be struggling to cart food from the home to the patio and may feel cramped or uncomfortable in their outdoor oasis.

Ideal Unilock Products for Seating Walls in Lancaster

Ideal Unilock Products for Seating Walls in Lancaster

Seating walls can be a life-saver in small backyards, where moveable furniture arrangements tend to take up too much space. They also come in handy when your Lancaster, PA, hardscape suddenly has to accommodate a large family reunion or a surplus of guests.

Ideal Outdoor Kitchen Building Products from Unilock in PA

Ideal Outdoor Kitchen Building Products from Unilock in PA

For a flawless kitchen design in Lancaster, PA, it is important to choose materials that will not only match the style of your landscape but also boost the value of your home. Unilock offers a wide range of quality products, ideal for grill islands, bars, and seating that will impress with their stunning design and offer comfort.

Essential Building Materials for High-End Outdoor Kitchen Constructions in PA

Essential Building Materials for High-End Outdoor Kitchen Constructions in PA

In an outdoor setting, low quality materials and appliances deteriorate quickly. When choosing building materials for outdoor kitchen construction in Lancaster, PA, you can rely on Watson Supply to provide you with materials for outdoor kitchens that will withstand the rigors of weather, time, and outdoor living.

Last minute lunch on the Primo XL

I forgot to bring lunch to work today, so what's a guy to do?  Cook some chicken thighs on the Primo XL, that's what! A quick trip to the grocery store for some chicken, a little seasoning, and back to work to get everything cooking.  I started our Oval XL and stabilized the temperature around 325 degrees (this took about 15 minutes).  While it was heating up, I washed and dried the chicken, sprayed it with some cooking oil, and rubbed on some spices.  I seasoned 3 pieces with SeasonAll, 3 with an Italian Blend, and 2 pieces with nothing at all.  Variety is a beautiful thing!

I set up the grill for indirect cooking by using the firebox divider and putting lump charcoal in only one side, and put in the drip pan rack, ceramic reflector plate, and a foil drip pan on the other side.  I wanted to get the chicken up as high in the dome as possible, so I put in the regular cooking rack and then the extender rack, too.  Here is a picture of the set-up...

I like to use the Primo Remote Thermometer, which allows you to monitor the grate temperature and the food temperature simultaneously.  The grate stayed at 325 degrees for the whole cook without any adjustments at all, and 45 minutes later when the chicken internal temperature reached 190 degrees, I took the chicken off... I knew it was going to be good when juices squirted out of the chicken when I picked it up with the tongs!  Here it is just before I pulled it off, and then plated.

(If you look at the before and after pictures, you can see how little of the lump charcoal was burned during this cook.  Closing up the vents puts the charcoal out, to be saved for the next cook.  Cooking with the Primo is incredibly efficient, and very little cleanup!)

If you'll excuse me, I've got to go eat!  The smell from this chicken is awesome!

Spare ribs and MOINK balls on our new Primo Smoker/Grill

Since becoming a distributor of Primo Smoker/Grills, we thought it would only be fair to cook on them (a lot). We decided that today would be a good day to cook some spare ribs low and slow, along with some MOINK balls (bacon-wrapped meatballs).  We certainly can't let this food go to waste, so I guess we are just going to have to eat it.  Here's my view after the ribs cooked for about 2 hours and the MOINK balls just went on.

And here are the ribs just about ready to come off.  (Sorry, the MOINK balls are long gone, so no photo of those)

I hope you enjoy your lunch as much as I'm going to enjoy mine...  What's YOUR favorite thing to cook on your grill?  Leave your comments below.

Outdoor Cooking Recipe #8 Grilled Atlantic Salmon

Welcome to our Outdoor Cooking Recipe Series!  We just had another Outdoor Cooking Demonstrations at which everything is cooked in our wood fired Chicago Brick Oven.  The food has turned out so good that we wanted to share all the recipes with you!  The menu for our third demo consisted of Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Blackened Sea Scallops, Herb Roasted Chicken, and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes.   We can only vouch for how wonderful these dishes are when cooked on our wood fired oven, no guarantees on how good they will be if you cook them on something else... Here is Recipe #8:

 and this is what the finished product looks like!

If you have been thinking about buying a Chicago Brick Oven and would like to join us for one of our upcoming demonstrations to see just how versatile they really are, please email chris@watsonsupplyinc.com to put your name on the list.  As soon as we have more demonstration dates selected, we will let  you know.  Hope to see you soon!  Also, please follow our blog to see the rest of the recipes as we post them...

(All of the recipes in this series were developed by Joe Mishler, Executive Chef at Devon Seafood Grill in Hershey.  Joe has a Chicago Brick Oven at home, and he loves cooking on it so much that he wanted to share some of his favorites with the rest of the world.)

Outdoor Cooking Recipe #7 Herb Roasted Chicken

Welcome to our Outdoor Cooking Recipe Series!  We just had another Outdoor Cooking Demonstrations at which everything is cooked in our wood fired Chicago Brick Oven.  The food has turned out so good that we wanted to share all the recipes with you!  The menu for our third demo consisted of Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Blackened Sea Scallops, Herb Roasted Chicken, and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes.   We can only vouch for how wonderful these dishes are when cooked on our wood fired oven, no guarantees on how good they will be if you cook them on something else... Here is Recipe #7:

and this is what the finished product looks like!

If you have been thinking about buying a Chicago Brick Oven and would like to join us for one of our upcoming demonstrations to see just how versatile they really are, please email chris@watsonsupplyinc.com to put your name on the list.  As soon as we have more demonstration dates selected, we will let  you know.  Hope to see you soon!  Also, please follow our blog to see the rest of the recipes as we post them...

(All of the recipes in this series were developed by Joe Mishler, Executive Chef at Devon Seafood Grill in Hershey.  Joe has a Chicago Brick Oven at home, and he loves cooking on it so much that he wanted to share some of his favorites with the rest of the world.)

Outdoor Cooking Recipe #6 Marinated Flank Steak

Welcome to our Outdoor Cooking Recipe Series!  We are gearing up for the next in our series of Outdoor Cooking Demonstrations at which everything is cooked in our wood fired Chicago Brick Oven.  The food at the first one came out so good that we wanted to share all the recipes with you!  The menu for our upcoming second demo consists of Chipotle Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Kabobs with Avocado Sour Cream, Marinated Flank Steak, Roasted Peppers with Basil Vinaigrette, and Russet Potatoes with Cilantro Butter.   We can only vouch for how wonderful these dishes are when cooked on our wood fired oven, no guarantees on how good they will be if you cook them on something else... Here is Recipe #6:

and this is what the finished product looks like!

If you have been thinking about buying a Chicago Brick Oven and would like to join us for one of our upcoming demonstrations to see just how versatile they really are, please click on this link to register.  http://outdoorcooking.eventbrite.com  Hope to see you soon!  Also, please follow our blog to see the rest of the recipes as we post them...

(All of the recipes in this series were developed by Joe Mishler, Executive Chef at Devon Seafood Grill in Hershey.  Joe has a Chicago Brick Oven at home, and he loves cooking on it so much that he wanted to share some of his favorites with the rest of the world.)

Outdoor Cooking Recipe #5 Shrimp and Sausage Kabobs

Welcome to our Outdoor Cooking Recipe Series!  We are gearing up for the next in our series of Outdoor Cooking Demonstrations at which everything is cooked in our wood fired Chicago Brick Oven.  The food at the first one came out so good that we wanted to share all the recipes with you!  The menu for our upcoming second demo consists of Chipotle Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Kabobs with Avocado Sour Cream, Marinated Flank Steak, Roasted Peppers with Basil Vinaigrette, and Russet Potatoes with Cilantro Butter.   We can only vouch for how wonderful these dishes are when cooked on our wood fired oven, no guarantees on how good they will be if you cook them on something else... Here is Recipe #5 (in two parts):

and this is what they will look like (this picture shows green peppers instead of cherry tomatoes, but you get the idea)!

If you have been thinking about buying a Chicago Brick Oven and would like to join us for one of our upcoming demonstrations to see just how versatile they really are, please click on this link to register.  http://outdoorcooking.eventbrite.com  Hope to see you soon!  Also, please follow our blog to see the rest of the recipes as we post them...

(All of the recipes in this series were developed by Joe Mishler, Executive Chef at Devon Seafood Grill in Hershey.  Joe has a Chicago Brick Oven at home, and he loves cooking on it so much that he wanted to share some of his favorites with the rest of the world.)

Outdoor Cooking Recipe #4 Roasted Potatoes with Shallots and Fresh Tarragon

Welcome to our Outdoor Cooking Recipe Series!  We recently had the first of our series of Outdoor Cooking Demonstrations at which everything was cooked in our wood fired Chicago Brick Oven.  The food came out so good that we wanted to share the recipes with you!  Our menu for this first demo consisted of Blackened Sea Scallops, Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Asparagus with Toasted Almonds, and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Shallots and Fresh Tarragon.   We can only vouch for how wonderful these dishes are when cooked on our wood fired oven, no guarantees on how good they will be if you cook them on something else... Here is Recipe #4:

and here they are!

If you have been thinking about buying a Chicago Brick Oven and would like to join us for one of our upcoming demonstrations to see just how versatile they really are, please click on this link to register. http://outdoorcooking.eventbrite.com  Hope to see you soon!  Also, please follow our blog to see the rest of the recipes as we post them...

(All of the recipes in this series were developed by Joe Mishler, Executive Chef at Devon Seafood Grill in Hershey.  Joe has a Chicago Brick Oven at home, and he loves cooking on it so much that he wanted to share some of his favorites with the rest of the world.)

Outdoor Cooking Recipe #3 Fire Roasted Asparagus with Toasted Almonds

Welcome to our Outdoor Cooking Recipe Series!  We recently had the first of our series of Outdoor Cooking Demonstrations at which everything was cooked in our wood fired Chicago Brick Oven.  The food came out so good that we wanted to share the recipes with you!  Our menu for this first demo consisted of Blackened Sea Scallops, Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Asparagus with Toasted Almonds, and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Shallots and Fresh Tarragon.   We can only vouch for how wonderful these dishes are when cooked on our wood fired oven, no guarantees on how good they will be if you cook them on something else... Here is Recipe #3:

and here is what it looks like before cooking,

and after cooking.

If you have been thinking about buying a Chicago Brick Oven and would like to join us for one of our upcoming demonstrations to see just how versatile they really are, please click on this link to register. http://outdoorcooking.eventbrite.com  Hope to see you soon!  Also, please follow our blog to see the rest of the recipes as we post them...

(All of the recipes in this series were developed by Joe Mishler, Executive Chef at Devon Seafood Grill in Hershey.  Joe has a Chicago Brick Oven at home, and he loves cooking on it so much that he wanted to share some of his favorites with the rest of the world.)