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Stuffed Chicken Legs6

This technique puts a whole new spin on grilled chicken. Picnics will never be the same!

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Boning a Chicken Thigh

Apricot-rum BBQ sauce9

Grilled summer squash with basil oil10

Grilled lobster tails with maque choux and parsley butter12

Sure, they're expensive, but lobster tails are just meant to be grilled. This is a meal that's worth every penny -- and then some.

Grilled clams and sausage in spicy tomato broth14

Who would've guessed that you could cook clams on the grill? And who would've throught they'd taste so great?

Chiles rellenos at home16

I guarantee that restaurant chiles rellenos don't hold a candle to these. You've got to make them!

Gazpacho sauce19

Summer fiesta20

Fried or baked, these two rellenos recipes turn the usual Mexican dinner options upside down.

The greatest grilled cheese sandwiches in America22

Can you really improve the classic grilled cheese sandwich? Try these two recipes from national contest winners and judge for yourself.

The Caribbean grill23

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Slicing Mango

The bleu tomato24

Cream of fresh tomato soup25

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Peeling Tomatoes


With summer in full swing, it's time to break out the blender. If you're in the market for a new machine, read this article before investing.

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You've waited all year for fresh, tree-ripened peaches! Here are a few tips for picking out the best of the bushel -- get them now because they won't last forever.

Peach Trifle30

There's nothing trivial about this trifle. Perfectly ripe peaches, pound cake, and raspberry sauce partner up for an elegant, easy dessert.

Basic Cuisine32

Rendering bacon, hulling strawberries, trimming tenderloins, and peeling hard-cooked eggs -- here are all the nitty-gritty details.

Spiced pork tenderloins with summer relish34

Greek meatballs36

Tortilla chip chicken38

In the red: fresh tomatoes40

Giving away your surplus tomatoes? Wait! You need to make these four recipes first.


Steak and fries44

Quite possibly the world's most wonderful meal. Sure, the drive-thru is easier, but go the extra mile and make the fries yourself. You won't be sorry.

Roasted garlic mayonaise46

Crazy for cobbler48

Blackberries, sugar, coconut, pecans, and butter -- need I say more? I don't think so.

Vanilla-rum crème anglaise51

Fuzzy melba52