Time to Talk Turkey

Can we talk turkey for just a minute? Yeah, we know it’s kind of early, but if you’re like us, you’re planning to do a trial run of your Thanksgiving bird so you know you’ll end up with turkey perfection on the big day. Who wants to end up with dry, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation-style…

Make the Most of Your Traeger Grill With These Accessories

In honor of our upcoming Traeger sale (Have you heard? They’re $50-$100 off June 7-18!), we’ve made a list of a few Traeger accessories you’ll definitely want to snag for your—or Dad’s—brand new grill. Traeger Grill Cover Pictured:  Traeger Lil Tex/Pro 22 Grill Cover, $59.99 You’re making a great investment when you buy a Traeger…

What Makes Traeger Grills Different?

If you’ve been into our store lately, you’ve probably seen that we have a LOT of grills. Black ones, bronze ones, and let’s not forget those green ones. If you’re new to grilling you may be asking yourself, what’s the difference between these?! Today we are highlighting one of our favorite brands, Traeger. What makes…

Recap: Texarkana EggFest 2017

The sun was shining, the Big Green Eggs were sizzling, and we couldn’t have had a more fantastic day at Texarkana EggFest 2017! Check out our recap below – and keep an eye out so you can save the date for Texarkana EggFest 2018.

Meet the EggFest Cooks – Team Chickens

We are getting so exited for Texarkana EggFest 2017! Big Green Egg aficionados from all over the region are signing up to cook on March 25. Ticketholders will get to taste foods, ask questions, and swap stories & recipes from 9am until 4pm. Today we are happy to introduce one of the teams that will…

Getting to Know the TWOK Grill

At Dot’s Ace Hardware, you know we’re all about grills. That’s why we’re excited to feature these totally unique grills that originated right here in East Texas—Tyler, to be exact. The TWOK (pronounced tee-wok, in case you were wondering) is a super versatile grill that brings all kinds of new dishes into the great outdoors….

Gearing up for EggFest 2017 – Why We Love the Big Green Egg

If you’ve been in our store, or even just driven by, chances are that you’ve heard or seen mention of something called a “Big Green Egg.” But what is that? And why are we always talking about it? The Big Green Egg is a grill. Well, it’s more than just a grill, but we’ll get…

Fire Up Your Grill For These Thanksgiving Sides

You probably already know that the perfect smoked turkey is the ultimate centerpiece for your family’s Thanksgiving meal, but did you know that you can also use your grill to construct some delicious sides? After you’ve perfected the art of the turkey (psst… We have a class on how to smoke one on your Big…

Happy November! 5 Myths About Turkeys

Some 46 million turkeys will be eaten in homes across America this Thanksgiving. Just show someone a picture of a turkey and it can conjure up images of pumpkin pie and time spent around the table with family or friends. But, it turns out some of our turkey knowledge is just legend and lore. Read…

Fire Up Your Grill for These 4 Fall Recipes

You may associate grilling with hot summer cookouts, but guess what? Grills are excellent for year-round use, and we personally think fall is the best time to grill. The weather is cooling off, it’s football season, the leaves are falling, and let’s face it —all of those things pair well with a succulent cut of…

Caring For Your Cast Iron Cookware

Here at Dot’s Ace Hardware, we love our cast iron cookware so much that we’re proud to offer a great selection of Lodge pre-seasoned cast iron cookware. But for those of us who have inherited family heirlooms or found great pieces at garage or estate sales, there are a few simple steps to properly seasoning your…

Think Bigger than Burgers: Fire Up the Grill for Labor Day Weekend

Burgers. Hot dogs. Steak. Yeah, those are all pretty fantastic summer staples, but did you know you can cook just about anything on the grill? We’ve hunted down a few recipes to spice up your Labor Day weekend! Go ahead and call your friends and schedule a cookout now—you’re going to want to try out some…