Table of Contents
From the Editor6
Let's Get Social7
Tips From Our Readers8
In The Now12
Seasonal Kitchen: Blueberries14
With a rainbow of health benefits, let us help you serve up these super berries in sweet and savory ways.
Grilled Salmon with savory-ish blueberry sauce14
Lemon & Blueberry Buttermilk Loaf Cake with blueberry coulis16
Cuisine Tonight: Cold Entrée Salads18
Keep cool and carry on with these four satisfying entrée salads. And, they’re easy to prepare so you can chill out.
Cold Thai Crab Salad with coconut milk vinaigrette18
Chicken, Fennel & Tarragon Salad19
Greek Egg Salad20
Tuna Niçoise à la Espagnole21
Test Kitchen Favorites: Casual Crostatas22
These crostatas not only taste like summer, but with their free form, they have that casual laid-back vibe, too.
Chocolate Crostata with peaches and berries22
Chocolate Crostata Dough22
Black & Blue Mango Crostata24
Cuisine for Two: Grilled Shellfish26
Fire up the grill and throw your favorite shellfish on the grates. These four recipes are sure to make a splash.
Grilled Cajun Mussels with beer & cilantro26
Grilled Scallops with plum sauce28
Grilled Miso Clams with basil and lime29
Grilled Lobster Tails with anchovies30
Healthy Cuisine: Nutrish-ish Menu32
We’re spicing things up with a Spanish-ish meal that’s healthy-ish, too, so you can skip the side of guilt.
Filets & Fideos34
Air-Fried Avocado Fries with chipotle yogurt sauce36
Dive into these three summer soups and beat the heat. The colorful collection — red, green, and yellow — relies on classic gazpacho ingredients plus special add-ins, putting them in a class of their own.
Tomatillo & Cucumber Gazpacho with apple and herbs38
Watermelon Gazpacho with tomatoes & peppers40
Yellow Mellow Gazpacho with roasted pepper41
Pellet Smoker 10142
What’s all the buzz about pellet grills? Get the 4-1-1 on the smoker. But that’s not all — check out how to smoke bourbon on the grill for a smoky Old-Fashioned and lip-smackin’ glazed chicken.
Pellet Smoked Chicken with bourbon-pepper glaze44
Smoked Bourbon Old Fashioned45
Picnic Essentials +46
With tips on how to pack an eco-friendly picnic, there’s no better time to load up a basket of nibbles and head outdoors. You’ll want to make and take the two flavor-packed sammies with you!
California Veggie Sammies with avocado hummus50
Pam’s Jersey Subs51
Outdoor Movie Snacks52
For all you film fans, it’s time to grab your blanket and chair and get outside. Don’t sweat it that there’s no concession stand; make any or all of these treats for a memorable night under the stars — get snackin’.
Crackersnax with peanuts52
Chocolate-Dipped Potato Chips54
Copycat Butteryfingers from scratch55
Frico Chips with sopressata56
Wine Bar Mix with chili powder57
Wares: Kitchen Shears58
Kitchen shears don’t get much respect but they’re an invaluable tool. Check out which ones make the cut.
Cookbook Grilled Veggies60
What happens when vegetables meet fire and smoke? Find out for yourself in Steven Raichlen’s latest cookbook, How to Grill Vegetables, where he deliciously demystifies the world of grilling green.
Broccolini in the Style of Thai Satay60
Brussels Sprout, Bacon, and Date Kebabs with honey-sage butter62
Zucchini “Burnt Ends” with herb butter and lemon64
Cuisine Class: Tempura66
Light and airy fried foods? You betcha. Using our step-by- step tempura process, it’s never been so tempting.
Gingered Soy Sauce71
Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce71
Burgers & Dogs Guide72
There’s nothing more iconically American than hot dogs and hamburgers. Before your next cookout, check out this primer and get the skinny on how to make the best burgers and dogs.
Spotlight on Onions74
Onions are often overlooked, but there’s much more to these hardworking alliums than you might know. We’re peeling back the layers to break down the differences among the most common varieties.
Plethora of Pestos76
Sure, it’s easy to find tubs of basil pesto at the store, but we’re breathing new life into the classic summer staple. With unique ingredients and flavor profiles, pestos have never tasted so good.
Sun-Dried Tomato & Chipotle Pesto76
Olive & Mint Pesto79
Olive Oil Primer80
Choosing an olive oil from the many options can be confusing. Learn how it’s made and graded and how to read labels. Plus, discover how to make a classic vinaigrette without a recipe.
Let’s party! Our low-key, Italian-inspired bash fits the bill for any gathering. Italian Beef Sandwiches, pasta salad, Italian Sparkling Lemonade, and no-churn ice cream sandwiches warrant a celebration.
Italian Beef Sandwiches86
Bean & Carrot Pasta Salad with mozzarella and dill87
No Churn Peanut Butter & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches88
Italian Sparkling Lemonade with basil89
Cocktails with Cuisine: Cocktail Workshop90
Shake up your summer sipper repertoire thanks to The Cocktail Workshop by Steven Grasse and Adam Erace.
All About: Shrimp96
Dive into this low-down on America’s most popular crustacean to get all the deets you’ll want to know.
1 in 4: Shrimp98
We know it sounds fishy, but each of these four shrimptastic recipes comes together in 30 minutes or less.
Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta100
Shrimp & Chickpea Salad100
Blackened Shrimp Cucumber Bites with guacamole & rémoulade101
Faster with Fewer: Corn102
These golden recipes serve up everyone’s favorite summer veggie onto center stage in no time at all.
Sweet Corn Bruschetta with strawberries & tomatoes102
Corn & Zucchini Pasta with basil103
Grilled Mexican Corn Dip104
Warm Corn Chowder Salad105
Ask the Editors106
Grand Finale: Ice Box Cake108
When it’s hot, cool down with this Peach & Blackberry Freezer Dessert. With just one bite, you’ll be chill-axing.