10 years of Livefire

10 years of Livefire

I can’t believe it’s been ten years today that Livefire, in one form or another, has been here. Ten years ago, Bucky McOinkum’s Barbecue started. It’s focus was on new teams to barbecue competitions, talking about what we were going through just a couple competitions ahead. Sometimes the best advice is from someone who was just ... Read More »

Atlantic Beach Via Char-Broil

Atlantic Beach Via Char-Broil

Last week, my wife and I went on a bit of a vacation, based on a 2nd annual Char-Broil All Stars meeting. This year, the meeting was in Atlantic Beach, Florida, at Ocean One Resort & Spa, right on the beach. Life is rough, huh? This was from our first morning on the beach… Last ... Read More »

Humbled In Serenbe

About a year ago, I was contacted by Barry Martin on behalf of Char-Broil. I know Barry has been associated with them for some time, and I’ve seen his work online and in books (I even have a few of y recipes in one of the books he’s done , America Grills! By Char-Broil). Barry ... Read More »

Over The Top?

Recently, Ninette over at Big Bold Beautiful Food was kind enough to give Livefire its first peer award for being Over The Top… Thanks, Ninette! I like that Ninette broke the rules and didn’t do the standard list of questions for this peer award. Oddly, because I’m up really early today, I’m going to go ... Read More »

Bucky’s Barbecue & Bread becomes Livefire

It’s been over three years of blogging now, with Bucky’s Barbecue Blog becoming Bucky’s Barbecue & Bread.  This week brings on the next step, as Bucky’s Barbecue & Bread gets transformed into Livefire! Why the change?  Several reasons, really. I got tired of people calling me “Bucky”.  The blog name came from the competition barbecue ... Read More »

rue dumaine – visited again

Actually, this time, I was trying to set up a blogger event for last week. What started as about 10 bloggers from Dayton and Cincinnati started dwindling until it was supposed to be four of us, then 2 of the four (a couple) had car trouble. That left two. But we were not deterred! We ... Read More »

Christmas and stuff from my iphone

I am sitting at my desk at lunch and realizing I have a lot to do for Christmas still. I have a handful of cards to still get out, and some gifts to still buy. And I am blessed beyond reason to have a great new job, making more than my last one. It has ... Read More »

the Christmas countdown continues

I have had a very uneventful day so far, other than I got a deal on a 40 lbs. bag of Humphrey charcoal, got a reaplacement fire ring for my XL Big Green Egg (the original cracked and was replaced at no charge!), and I got a baking stone that fits the XL Big Green ... Read More »

iphone blogging

I’m doing a couple of new things on the old blog… I just updated my WordPress version, which has temporarily caused my ‘blog.buckymcoinkumsbbq.com’ address to not work. This will be fixed, hopefully quickly. And with that, I can now blog on the run! My iPhone has the WordPress app, so I can blog from virtually ... Read More »

Variations on a theme, or sandwich jazz

I’ve not been cooking a whole lot lately, as I’ve been very frugal.  I’ve been looking for new work and just trying to cut back until something comes through that I think is a good fit.  Coupled with that, my new venture into the Adopt-a-Blogger program by Kristen has me thinking sandwiches, thanks to my ... Read More »


Kristen over at Dine and Dish came up with a great idea a while ago of pairing up bloggers to help new bloggers.  I figured I’ve done this for a while now and could help out, so I tentatively said I’d help out as an ‘experienced’ blogger.  Well, I recently got my adopted blogger! It’s ... Read More »

The Omnivore’s Hundred

I came across a bit of a game for omnivore’s on Very Good Taste that seems to be working its way around the blogosphere, or at least the food blogosphere. It’s called the Omnivore’s Hundred, and it’s simply a list of 100 items that one may or may not have eaten. The rules are simple: ... Read More »

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