Smoking Turkey Legs on The Big Green Egg

It's that time of year - watch out turkeys! Hands-down, our favorite way to eat turkey is smoked on the Big Green Egg. And here's our yummy recipe for a whole bird. But when you're not in the mood for a whole bird because of the size of your crowd or the time it takes [...]

By |2018-11-14T17:23:56-04:00November 14th, 2018|Big Green Egg, Blogs & Articles, Grilling, Thanksgiving|Comments Off on Smoking Turkey Legs on The Big Green Egg

Festive Smoked Turkey from The Big Green Egg

This year we started a new holiday tradition that our taste buds will demand year after year from now on forward: smoking a turkey on the Big Green Egg. We smoked a turkey for Thanksgiving and will put another one on the Big Green Egg for Christmas. The meat was juicy and flavorful and the [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:01-04:00December 7th, 2016|Big Green Egg, Blogs & Articles, Christmas, Grilling, Holidays, Kitchen, Thanksgiving|Comments Off on Festive Smoked Turkey from The Big Green Egg

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas for The Big Green Egg

Every November millions of Americans face the same struggle on Thanksgiving: They're running out of oven space. A very simple and flavor enhancing solution to this dilemma is right on your deck: Your Big Green Egg grill! Whether you are grilling your turkey on the Big Green Egg or use it to prepare sides, your [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:02-04:00November 9th, 2016|Blogs & Articles, Holidays, Kitchen, Thanksgiving|Comments Off on Thanksgiving Menu Ideas for The Big Green Egg

Grilled Turkey Breast on The Big Green Egg [+ a rub recipe]

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and if you're hosting a small dinner, this delicious turkey breast recipe for the Big Green Egg fits the bill. We used a frozen 3lbs boneless turkey breast that was wrapped in chef's netting. As usual it took longer to defrost than what the instructions said but now that [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:10-04:00November 11th, 2015|Big Green Egg, Blogs & Articles, Grilling, Holidays, Thanksgiving|Comments Off on Grilled Turkey Breast on The Big Green Egg [+ a rub recipe]

Stunning Fall Inspired Interior Paint Colors by Benjamin Moore

With the leaves turning, Halloween costume discussions and everything pumpkin, we are in the mood for fall inside and out. It should come as no surprise that I was browsing the Benjamin Moore paint department at Blackhawk Hardware in Charlotte and got inspired for this blog post: autumn-color painted rooms. Pallets of yellow, gold, orange, [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:11-04:00September 23rd, 2015|Articles about Your Home, Blogs & Articles, Paint, Remodeling, Thanksgiving|Comments Off on Stunning Fall Inspired Interior Paint Colors by Benjamin Moore

5 Steps to Successful Holiday Entertaining

It's that time again. It's that joyous time of the year when family and friends gather together to eat and reconnect with one another. It's likely that you will be hosting a dinner party yourself this year. Hosting a get together is an enormous responsibility. You have to feed everyone, make each guest comfortable and [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:14-04:00November 5th, 2014|Blogs & Articles, Christmas, Holidays, Thanksgiving|Comments Off on 5 Steps to Successful Holiday Entertaining

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

Growing up in Cape Town, Autumn was a relative non-event. Sure there were deciduous trees that lost their leaves, but it wasn't spectacular.  My mom's garden had flowering plants year round so there was always color.  When I made my first October visit to the Appalachian mountains, I was in awe.  The amazing vistas in [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:22-04:00October 5th, 2012|Better Living with Andy Brinkley, Blogs & Articles, Cookware, Holidays, Kitchen, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

Thanksgiving Day Ideas

Decor: Take 5 to 10 pieces of long strings to be hooked up above the walls across the room. Cut colored paper, preferably in different shades of green and yellow, in leafy shapes. Glue them in a row at equal distance along each string. Hook the leafy strings high enough on the walls so that [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:30-04:00October 24th, 2011|Holidays, Thanksgiving|Comments Off on Thanksgiving Day Ideas

Covid-19 Announcement

COVID-19 Update: We are here for you Charlotte.  Blackhawk Hardware and Garden Center are open, but our hours have changed. We are currently open from 8 am to 6 pm daily. Curbside pickup is available for items ordered online through AceHardware.com. Thank you for your support as we get through this together.