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Table of Contents

Tips From Our Readers6

In The Now10

Small Plates12

Turn your fresh fruits and veggies into this collection of small plates, then light the candles and pour the drinks.

Roasted Pepper Roll-Ups14

Melon & Smoky Speck Bites with balsamic reduction14

Beet Hummus15

Cucumber-Watermelon-Feta Stacks with mint-lime vinaigrette15

Great Grilled Meats16

Where there’s fire, there’s good food, and these seven menus are better than good — they’re great

Italian Stuffed Chicken16

Grilled Parmesan Asparagus17

Asian Chicken Thighs18

Sesame Slaw with almonds18

Bacon-Wrapped Filets with blue cheese butter20

Grilled Potato Salad with grape tomatoes21

Cajun-Rubbed Triangle Steaks with shrimp & rémoulade22

Grilled Green Beans23

Pork Souvlaki24

Greek Watermelon Salad with fava beans24

Mint Tzatziki25

Brazilian Pork Chops with pineapple salsa26

Toasted Coconut Rice27

Spicy Grilled Shrimp28

Sautéed Corn28

Garlic French Bread29

Cuisine Cocktails30

What better way to bask in the dog days of summer than with four refreshing, quench-your-thirst cocktails.

Jungle Bird with tropical fruit30

Gin Bramble with fresh mint31

Kentucky Mule with grapefruit32

Blueberry-Thyme Tequila Smash33

Cuisine For Two: Big Bowls34

Dig into any of these, ripe-for-the-picking recipes, and you’ll know why bowl food has taken the world by storm.

Tuna Niçoise Bowls35

Grilled Steak Burrito Bowls with fajita veggies36

Vietnamese Pork Noodle Bowls with nuoc cham37

When to Buy Organic38

With the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists, you’ll know which fruits and veggies you should be eating organic.

Cuisine Technique: Fermenting42

Learn a by-gone technique, and make homemade sauerkraut using only two ingredients, cabbage and salt.

Cuisine Class: Bratwurst46

Forget packaged brats! Homemade are so much better, plus you control what goes into them.

Classic Bratwurst46

4th of July Side Dishes50

Heading to a gathering this 4th of July or other summer event? Don’t leave the house empty handed. Whip up one, or all, of our festive side dishes to take along and bring some flare to the table.

Red, White & Blue Fruit Salad with honey-lime dressing50

Firecracker Beans51

Pimento-Cheese Butter52

How To Select & Grill Corn52

Bacon & Cheddar Jalapeño Dip53

Dill Pickle Dip53

Taste of Portugal54

Portuguese cuisine offers a wide range of culinary delights. This sampling includes their acclaimed piri piri chicken, a revamp of a popular dish, and a fresh vegetable salad.

Grilled Chicken with piri piri sauce55

Portuguese Vegetable Salad with smoked paprika croutons58

"Caldo Verde" Potato Salad with linguiça & kale59

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers with grilled pineapple60

All About: Peaches62

You’ve waited all year for fresh, juicy peaches. Here are a few tips for picking out the best of the bushel.

1 Ingredient 4 Ways: Peaches64

After you’ve picked out the best peaches, it’s time to put them to good use in these four luscious recipes.

Peach Daiquiris65

Grilled Peach Barbecue Sauce with bacon & sweet onion66

Peach Ice Cream66

Bourbon Peach Crisp with pecan streusel67

Summer Pastas68

No matter which pasta recipe you choose to make, you’ll find it easy to prepare and oh-so satisfying.

Hay & Straw Pasta with chicken68

Italian Sausage & Pepper Rigatoni with grilled tomato sauce69

Fish & Bucatini Pasta with salsa verde70

Creamy Swiss Chard Pappardelle with bacon bread crumbs71

Ask The Editors72

Berry Desserts74

Ashley Rodriguez’s goal is to spend more time at the table, and what better way to do that than with desserts?

No-Bake Greek Yogurt Cheesecake with brown sugar blueberries and poppy seeds74

Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream Pie with toasted almond crumble76

Blackberry Lemon Cake with white chocolate and olive oil78

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