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Philly is Phun (but Go Blackhawks!)

With Independence Day quickly approaching, and the Chicago-Philadelphia Stanley Cup Finals in full swing (Let’s Go Hawks!), I thought now would be a good time to share some Philadelphia-area photos with you.  As "Mrs. Char Crust," I spend a lot of time traveling: mostly exhibiting at trade shows, visiting stores that carry our products, and […]

Discover a Revolutionary Use for Char Crust!

Char Crust fan Rhonda Betterly wrote to us:  "My name is Rhonda Betterly, and I am part of a reenacting group that depicts life in Revolutionary time period. We use your product  and love it. I had promised you that I would send photos of us using it in camp and in the tavern at […]

Visit us at the Great American Cooking Expo! Try tasty samples and SAVE on special show deals!

We’ll be cooking and selling Char Crust® Dry Rub Seasoning in Booth 302 at the Great American Cooking Expo October 23, 24, and 25, 2009. The Expo is open to everyone, so bring the family out to Harper College, Bldg M, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067.  Show hours are: Friday, October 23, 2009 […]

See Our Ad in Fine Cooking Magazine!

From Susan:  My favorite food magazine is Fine Cooking. Whether you are a complete kitchen novice, or a culinary pro, they do a great job of teaching you all about food and how to cook it. Not only do I read every issue, I save them and use them. So when we decided to advertise […]

Char Crust Website Gets a Major Makeover

Back in 1995, we were ahead of the curve by having a website. Most people were actually impressed, and some visited our site almost as a novelty. Within a few years, our pioneer days were over, and the internet was a crowded place. A few years after that, we found ourselves completely left in the […]

Visit Our Booth at the 55th Annual Fancy Food Show

We will be cooking up a storm with Char Crust® Dry Rub Seasoning in Booth 1556 at the 55th Annual Fancy Food Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, June 28 – 30, 2009. Produced by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) since 1955, the Fancy Food Shows are […]

Wines to ‘steak’ a claim with

One of the ways we coax our son to visit us from college is to prepare his favorite meal: a grilled rib-eye steak prepared with Char Crust® Hickory rub. And now that he is 21 years old, we also have to find the perfect wine to match the steak. Rather than figuring this out for myself, I solicited expert advice from the folks responsible for the wines at several of Washington, D.C.’s finest steak restaurants.

Sizzling Summer Cheeseburger – even in the middle of winter!

Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: about 20 minutes A big thick juicy burger that tastes like summertime – even in the middle of winter – with our Char Crust® Hickory Molasses Dry Rub Seasoning. Ingredients: Ground chuck — allow 6 oz per person Char Crust® Hickory Molasses Dry Rub Seasoning — about 3/4 Tbsp. […]

Pan-Seared Tilapia

Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: about 20 minutes Have a great dinner ready faster than you can order out or go through a drive-thru! Our Char Crust® Amazin’ Cajun Dry Rub Seasoning makes it easy! Ingredients: Tilapia fillets — about 6 oz per person Char Crust® Amazin’ Cajun Dry Rub Seasoning — about 1/2 […]

Roasted Cornish Hen with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: about 1 hour A tasty alternative to chicken using our Char Crust® Roto Roast Dry Rub Seasoning! Follow the directions below to serve as many people as you like. For lazy cooks (like us) we recommend baking the sweet potatoes to avoid having to peel them, then cook the […]