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Table of Contents

Tips From Our Readers6

In The Now8

Avocado Bruschetta10

This versatile fruit is so much more than a guacamole ingredient — it’s incredibly good for you, too.

Boozy Popsicles12

Inspired by a few classic cocktails, these spiked pops are sure to take the edge off of the hot summer sun.

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Sparkling Frosé & Raspberry Popsicles13

Paloma Popsicles14

Bloody Mary Pops15

Mudslide Fudgesicles with a chocolate shell15

Chops & Salads16

A grilled chop and salad is the perfect meal for two — and best served on the patio.

Greek Spinach Salad with pita croutons16

Lemon-Oregano Lamb Chops17

Japanese Grilled Pork Chops18

Wasabi Potato Salad19

Healthy Cuisine: Skewers20

These two satisfying menus prove that food on a stick can not only be delicious, but also nutritious.

Swordfish Kebabs with garlic parsley sauce20

Farro & Watercress Salad21

California Steak Kebabs with creamy chive sauce22

Cali-Green Bean Salad23

Al Fresco: Entertaining with Lidia24

Summer means al fresco celebrations. And when you want to give your soirée an Italian bent, while keeping things simple and oh-so-good, there is no other master to tap into than Lidia Bastianich. This menu features four recipes from her latest cookbook.

Spicy Stuffed Clams24

Aperol Veneziano25

Chilled Tomato Soup26

Prosciutto di Parma "Purses27

Exploring the Cuisine of Indonesia28

While a tropical trip might not be in your plans, you can still spice up your game. This easily accessible Indonesian menu is a reflection of the diverse cultural and ethnic influences that have made the food some of the best in the world.

Grilled Chicken Thighs with sambal marinade28

Coconut Rice with lemon grass29

Iced Indonesian Coffee with fresh ginger and cardamom30

Indonesian Vegetable Salad (Gado Gado) with peanut dressing31

Cuisine Class: Smoking Ribs32

It’s outdoor cooking season, and with this simple tutorial, you’ll be smoking ribs (et al) like a pro.

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How To Set Up A Smoker

Mezcal Ribs with margarita glaze35

Smoked Slaw36

Smoky Twice-Baked Potatoes37

1 in 4: Sweet Corn38

Cut the kernels off the cobs and transform them into one (or all) of these fantastic, corn-centric creations.

Pickled Corn Relish with peaches & red onion38

Sweet Corn Cupcakes with corn cream39

Corn & Shrimp Soup40

Sweet Corn Budini41

Summer Meals42

Spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the fleeting season with these fresh 30-minute meals.

Mediterranean Steak & Couscous42

Honey-Mustard Chicken & Peaches43

Hawaiian Pork Sliders with Spam44

Spanish Tortilla with Mini Peppers45

Ask The Editiors46

Mixed Berry & Cornmeal Slump48

For a sweet taste of summer, dig into this rustic three-berry fruit slump — ice cream optional.

Sandwiches & Sides51

Quick and casual meal options are a must come summertime. These seven menus are just the ticket.

Buffalo Turkey Burgers with blue cheese mayonnaise52

Celery Salad with cucumber dressing53

Thai Burgers with peanut sauce54

Chayote Slaw55

Green Chile Cheeseburgers with seasoned mayonnaise56

Tex-Mex Tomato Salad57

Steak Sandwich with sweet & sour onions58

Golden Fries with mushrooms59

Steak Quesadilla Sandwiches with spicy-sweet refried beans60

Guacamole with pickled jalapeño61

Cubano Sandwich with quick pickles62

Sweet Potato Hash63

Baba Ghanoush Burgers with tahini yogurt spread64

Green Gazpacho65