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 Bloody Mary Veg17
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
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.
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
Shrimp Skewers with cilantro pesto50
Sweet ‘n Spicy Scallops with cashews52
Asian Pork Satays with sticky rice54
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.
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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.