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Great Grilling8

These menus give you three fabulous reasons to fire up the grill, and they’re all weeknight friendly.

Caprese Burgers with basil pesto8

Strawberry Salad with poppy seed vinaigrette9

Carolina Grilled Chicken with vinegar mop10

Green Bean Pasta Salad with bacon & pecans11

Smoky Spiced Pork Chops with green chile aioli12

Sugar Snap Pea Salad with peppadew vinaigrette13

Raspberry Trifles with lemon cream14

Layered between fresh lemon cream and sweet pound cake, these little berries are front and center.

Triple Chocolate Brownies16

With pure, full-bodied chocolate flavor, and chewy texture, these are easily the best fudgy brownies, ever.


Reel in your mate with these delicious, light-tasting seafood dinners perfectly portioned for two.

Cajun Grilled Shrimp18

Maque Choux with edamame & sherry19

Sautéed Scallops with mango sauce20

Ginger-Lemon Rice with fresh spinach21

Crab Salad BLT22

Melon & Blackberry Salad23

Healthy & Tasty24

Forget the trendy diet. These recipes combine fresh, nutritious ingredients in tasty, satisfying ways.

Steak Skewers with mojo rojo24

Grilled Pepper Salad with black beans & avocado25

Chicken Shawarma with yogurt-hummus sauce26

Cucumber, Tomato & Chickpea Salad27

Salad & Soup Menus28

Give these updated versions of cobb salad a try, and serve them alongside cool, refreshing soups.

Greek Cobb Salad28

Cucumber-Yogurt Soup with fresh dill & mint29

Bánh Mì Panzanella30

Spicy Papaya & Pineapple Soup with ginger & lime31

Dynamite Sunday Dinner32

Be the hostess with the mostess with a simple Italian menu that’s sure to impress your diners.

Fennel-Crusted Chicken Cutlets32

Zucchini Noodles with roasted tomato sauce34

Escarole Salad with pecorino romano35

Negroni Granita with orange zest35


It’s easy to see why potatoes are America’s favorite vegetable with these fantastic takes on the tuber.

Lemon-Roasted Potatoes with fresh herbs36

Buffalo Poutine with gorgonzola37

Asparagus Potato Salad38

Smoky Twice-Baked Potatoes39

Grilling Steaks40

If you love a grilled steak, these tips are guaranteed to make you a steak master.

Hawaiian Picnic42

Pulled pork and all the fixings get an island makeover for a true flavor getaway. All aboard!

Hawaiian-Style Pulled Pork42

Lomi Macaroni Salad with smoked salmon44

Pineapple BBQ Sauce45

Bread-and-Butter Pickles45

Vegetable Sides46

Bring the flavors of the season straight to your plate with any one of these four vegetable side dishes.

Tomato Salad with ricotta salata46

Zucchini Pie with cheesy rice crust46

Asparagus & Mushrooms with tarragon & walnuts47

Green Bean Slaw with red cabbage47

Piña Colada Pie48

Like a pie cocktail, this sweet and creamy dessert takes your taste buds on a tropical vacation.

Restaurant-Style Menus For Two51

Follow the step-by-step photos for simply delicious recipes streamlined just for two.

Hoisin Chicken Thighs with an aromatic glaze52

Bok Choy Fried Rice53

Greek Chicken Cutlets with tomatoes & olives54

Yogurt Mashed Potatoes55

Beef Taquitos56

Lime Rice & Beans with avocado & tomato57

Cornflake-Crusted Pork Nuggets with mojo glaze58

Mashed Sweet Potato with anaheim chile59

BLT Mac & Cheese60

Romaine Salad with tomato vinaigrette61

Parmesan Halibut Piccata62

Honey-Lemon Broccolini63

Creamy Grits & Black Beans64

Pico de Gallo Salad65