WV BBQ Bash Planning a “Heavenly Cookbook”

Every year, most event organizers struggle to secure adequate funds to produce a great event.  Some are blessed with a gate admission to help cover infrastructure and other costs that business sponsors don’t normally want to cover (event insurance, porta-johns, power, and so on).  With a free admission event, however, the struggle often becomes even more difficult, so we have to get creative (beyond elimination dinners, Bingo games, and gun bashes).

This year, the Almost Heaven BBQ Bash is excited to announce a great new project … the 2019 WV BBQ Bash Cookbook, with delicious recipes from some of the top BBQ Pitmasters and Judges in the Mid Atlantic Region … and beyond!  So far, we’ve not heard of one being done in MABA Land (as Luke refers to it), so we’re excited to kick off the first one (to our knowledge) in the area, and hope you ALL will help make it a success and a great souvenir – the public will love having a collection of recipes from top BBQ teams and judges across the US.

As BBQ pitmasters, Restaurant Owners, Chefs, and others in our BBQ family who just love to cook, each of you has that favorite recipe (or several), to help fill this cookbook with ALL kinds of great recipes (not just BBQ) contributed by “YOU” and your fellow BBQ lovers.  We’re inviting ALL of our current and prior BBQ teams and judges, and others who’ve perhaps not been able to come to our event, to submit your favorite recipe(s).  Feel free to submit as many as you wish … in any category you wish.  Think Poppy Seed Nut Rolls, Venison Backstrap with a Cognac Mushroom Sauce, or Baylie’s Special Christmas Fudge … yep, we’ve already received these and others.

Recipes will be categorized as follows, so pick your favorite(s) and share away:

~  Appetizers & Beverages ~  Bakery & Breads

~  Sauces, Soups, & Salads ~  Main Dishes

~  Sides & Veggies ~  Desserts & Sweet Stuff

~  Smokin’ & Grillin’ Goodies ~  Everything Else

Submitting your recipe(s) is quick & simple by entering them directly into our online account (directions follow) OR  emailing to our special email (for recipes only) at:   wvbbqbashrecipes@gmail.com  Please include your name, team name or Judge information, and location (city, state).

~  You can also visit our WV Bash Cookbook account at  www.typensave.com  and Click “Log In”

Enter User Name:  WV BBQ Bash

Password: dishes768

Add your name, BBQ Team name, Judge Info, click “continue”, then “Add Recipes” … and off you go.

Recipe Writing Tips: (more details are available on the site under “Recipe Tips”)

  • When adding recipes, please preview the “Recipe Tips” for additional information.
  • Enter ONLY 1 ingredient per ingredient line using standard abbreviations
  • List ingredients in order of use in the ingredients list and directions.
  • Include container sizes, e.g., (16-oz.) pkg., (24-oz.) can.
  • Write directions in paragraph form, not in steps.
  • Use names of ingredients in the directions, e.g., “Combine flour and sugar.”  DO NOT use statements like, “Combine first three ingredients.”
  • Include temperatures and cooking, chilling, baking, and/or freezing times.
  • Remember to click “Preview” to view your entry “before” clicking “save” and logging out.

**  If you have problems adding recipe, please call Morris Press Cookbooks at 800 / 445-6621 (Monday-Friday -8AM – 5 PM Central Time).  Mention you’re working on the WV BBQ Bash cookbook, and they’ll gladly help you!

We really need your recipes by February 15th(gives you something to do before BBQ season kicks into high gear), to have books available by early May.  Retail price depends on the total number of recipes & other factors, but we should have a price in the next few weeks.   If you’d like to reserve a copy (or more)  let us know at wvbbqbashrecipes@gmail.com.

We REALLY hope ALL of you will participate by sharing a recipe or two.  Net proceeds from cookbook sales will  help defray some of our event costs since the event is free to the public. Thanks in advance for helping make the 2019 WV BBQ Bash Cookbooka truly unique souvenir.

Jody Light
Almost Heaven BBQ Bash