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Table of Contents

From the Editor6

Let’s Get Social7

Tips From our Readers8

In the Now12

Seasonal Kitchen: Pickling14

Summer is the perfect time to try out pickling, and we’re not just talking about “putting up” cucumbers.

Basic Quick-Pickling Brine15

Pickled Jalapeños16


Classic Pickles16

Pickled Bloody Mary Veg17

Pickled Cherries17

Pickled Mangos17

Pickled Berries17

Cuisine Tonight: Everything Grilled18

All-in-one grilled meals got it all going on. They taste great, make clean up a breeze, and get you outside.

Grilled Shrimp "Boil" Bowls with Old Bay sauce18

Mediterranean Bowls with grilled cucumber and summer vegetables20

Grilled Market Salad with salmon22

Basil-Buttermilk Dressing23

Test Kitchen Favorites: Ice Cream24

Vanilla, mint chocolate chip, and blueberry cheesecake — homemade ice cream has never tasted so good.

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream24

Mint Chocolate Chip27

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream28

Wares: Ice Cream Scoops30

We’re dishing out the 411 on which ice cream scoop you should and shouldn’t invest in.

Cuisine for Two: Sammies32

What happens when you grill up chicken, kielbasa, and tuna on the grill? You get three delicious sandwiches!

Grilled Chicken Caprese on focaccia32

Grilled Kielbasa Sandwiches with sweet & sour sauce and pineapple relish34

Grilled Tuna Sandwiches with charred scallion-wasabi mayonnaise35

Healthy Cuisine: Vegetarian Primer36

Learn how to navigate the vegetarian highway and take three classic sammies, made vegan, for a spin.

Tofu "Egg" Salad with scallions, lemon & dill40

Smoky Beet & Black Bean Burgers with cilantro-lime vegan mayo41

Tempeh Bacon TLT42

Charcoal Grill Guide44

Do charcoal grills baffle you? Take the guesswork out with this little tutorial — learn all about setting one up with a three-tiered fire. And you’ll discover that your grilling options are endless.


Check out this crash course on marinating (including a marinating time cheat sheet). You’ll see that all it really takes are a few items from your pantry to flavor and tenderize your favorite meats and veggies.

Grilled Skewers48

Are you craving an easy and fuss-free meal to throw together? Insert skewers. They may be trim, but they pack loads of flavor. And with only a little prep and grill time, dinner is served.

Lamb Skewers with mint gremolata48

Grilled Ratatouille49

Cheddar Polenta50

Shrimp Skewers with cilantro pesto50

Coconut Rice52

Sweet ‘n Spicy Scallops with cashews52

Asian Pork Satays with sticky rice54

Cucumber Salad55

Summer Fresh56

This season, learn how to improve your carbon footprint with just a few easy ways you can go green. Plus, we have one veggielicious savory tart to put your abundance of summer produce to use.

Cuisine Class: Home Fruit Preserves58

Summer has us in the mood for canning, and our jam, jelly, and butter will have you jammin’ all year long.

Thyme-Apple Jelly58

Peach-Raspberry Bellini Jam62

Pear Honey Butter with lime63


When it comes to brisket, Steven Raichlen is your guy. We’re sharing a few recipes from his cookbook The Brisket Chronicles — brisket (of course), Brisket Baked Beans, and Brisket Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Joe's Kansas City-Style Brisket64

Slaughterhouse 2.0 Championship BBQ Rub66

Brisket Baked Beans (four beans, mucho brisket)67

Brisket Chocolate Chip Cookies68

Taco Time70

Let’s give your guests something to taco-bout. Tacos on the grill bring an element of smoke and fire that enhances their overall flavor. With three mouth-watering options, you’ll want to try them all.

Grilled Lamb Tacos with lentil corn salsa71

Grilled Fish Tacos with lime crema72

Carne Asada Tacos Vampiro-Style73

Party Planning74

Party planning can be stressful, time consuming, and cost a lot of money. Check out some of Teresa’s helpful tips on how to make your shindig stress-free, budget-friendly, and pretty as a picture.

Bourbon Bash78

June 14 is National Bourbon Day and we’re giving you a flavor-packed excuse to have a party centered around the much-loved spirit. Go on and celebrate with this bourboninfused menu — bottoms up!

Bourbon BBQ Pulled Pork79

Hot Brown Dip80

Frozen Old Fashioned81

Walnut-Chocolate Slab Pie81

Make 'n Take Sides84

This summer, don’t show up to any gathering empty handed. Bring one or all four of these mayolicious side dishes — you’re sure to earn some brownie points from your hostess and then some.

Curried Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad with apples and raisins84

Benedictine Pasta Salad with veggies and dill86

Roasted Potato Salad with garlic mayonnaise88

Fruit Fluff89

Cocktails with Cuisine: Boozy Shakes90

Cool down on the patio with these four boozy shakes. But drink them slowly, brain freeze ain’t no fun!

Minty Cha Cha92

Limoncello Mule92

Peach Bliss93

Dirty Banana93

All About: Vinegar94

There’s more to this common pantry staple than just distilled vinegar — learn about the five basic vinegars.

1 Ingredient 4 Ways: Vinegar96

Check out these four brightly flavored dishes. But, you’ll need more than just a splash of vinegar here.

Adobo Chicken Thighs with scallion rice97

Raspberry Vinegar Pie with whipped cream98

Tarragon-Orange Vinaigrette99

Plum & Cherry Shrub Punch99

Faster with Fewer: Grilled Apps100

Move your small bites to the grill. With a kiss of char and a little smoky flavor, these apps are irresistible.

Grilled Salmon Rillettes100

Grilled Shrimp Ceviche101

Vietnamese Pork Skewers with sweet & sour sauce102

Grilled Mozzarella with hot honey103

Ask the Editors104

Grand Finale: Desserts106

Peabody Johanson makes it fun and easy to whip up seasonal desserts thanks to her Holy Sweet cookbook.

Triple Berry Scone Cobbler106

Bourbon Peach Upside-Down Cake108

Sweet Corn Bread Pudding with honey raspberry caramel sauce110