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From Our Readers4

Q&A6

Minimalist Cooking8

It’s true! Some of the best meals rely on only a few quality ingredients and some simple preparations.

Cacio e Pepe8

Curly Endive Salad with peaches9

Crispy Brined Salmon with blackberry relish10

Squash Ribbon Salad with fennel & chives11

Smoky Shrimp with cilantro butter12

Lemon Rice with grilled corn13

Seasonal: Cherries14

Maraschino cherries let you savor the season and add some pizzazz to homemade cookies.

Cherry Thumbprint Cookies14

Homemade Maraschino Cherries15

Favorites: Hot Dogs16

It’s time to get frank, this medley of creative condiments gives your dogs something to relish.

Boston Bean Dogs16

Kimchi Dogs with spicy ketchup & mayo17

Bloody Mary Dogs with seasoned buns & horseradish ketchup17

Spicy Mustard Dogs with sweet & tangy pickle relish18

Nacho Dogs with pico de gallo & chipotle sour cream19

Game Hen Menus20

They may be small, but game hens sure are mighty. And these two meals prove it, big time.

Nashville Hot Fried Hens with texas toast20

Quick-Pickled Vegetables21

Grilled Game Hens with rosemary paste22

Potato Salad with green beans & tomatoes23

Great Greens24

Make the most of fresh produce with two healthy menus that are as flavorful as they are colorful.

Crab Salad Lettuce Wraps with watermelon relish24

Cilantro-Lime Sweet Corn25

Grilled Romaine & Chicken Salad with blue cheese dressing26

Grilled Parsley-Garlic Bread27

Plank Cooking28

Transform your barbecue repetoire into smoky nirvana with just your grill and a cedar plank or two.

Planked Pork Chops with strawberry bbq sauce28

Planked Cheeseburgers with special sauce30

Planked Rib-Eye Steaks with pebre sauce31

Picnic Side Dishes32

With this array of summer side dish recipes, you’ll never stress about what to bring to your next potluck.

Italian Pasta Salad with garlic-oregano vinaigrette32

Four-Bean Salad33

Grilled Fruit Salad with grilled pound cake34

Asian Slaw with sesame-ginger vinaigrette35

1 Ingredient 4 Ways: Eggplant36

After trying these four fantastic eggplant recipes, this big berry is sure to become a new summertime staple.

Ratatouille Niçoise36

Chinese Eggplant with ginger sauce37

Baba Ganoush38

Grilled Eggplant Rollatini with four cheeses39

Frozen Yogurt40

Move over ice cream. With its smooth texture and slightly tangy taste, frozen yogurt is your new rival.

Pizza on the Grill42

With its thin crust, smoky flavor, and fab toppings, a grilled pizza party is sure to be deliciously fun.

Cajun Shrimp & Pimento Cheese Pizza44

Sun-Dried Margherita Pizza44

Sausage & Pineapple Pizza44

The Pickled Italian Pizza44

Basic Pizza Dough45

Summer Drinks46

Stay cool all season long with these four juiced up, intoxicating summer beverages. Cheers!

Piña Colada with sweetened condensed coconut milk46

Sparkling Pink Lemonade with fresh raspberries46

Honeydew Mojito with cucumber simple syrup47

Peach & Strawberry Sangría with fresh ginger47

Cherry-Almond Pie with lattice top48

You’re sure to take home the grand prize when you bake up this all-American tart cherry pie.

Great Grilling Menus51

Follow the step-by-step photos for sizzling summer dinners grilled to perfection every time.

Mixed Grill with mint julep glaze52

Mustard-Gruyère Spaetzle with asparagus53

Cubano Chicken with mustard sauce54

Hot Mangoes & Peppers55

Steak & Potato Skewers56

Grilled Caprese Salad with fresh basil sauce57

Mexican Stuffed Peppers with avocado-tomatillo sauce58

Refried Beans59

Peach Melba Pork Chops with fresh raspberries60

Classic Mashed Potatoes61

Shrimp-Stuffed Avocados with citrus aioli62

Pesto Corn Salad63

Bacon, Tomato & Scallop Kebabs64

Cheddar Polenta65