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Tips and techniques4
Not your typical meat-and-vegetable kebabs, these South American-inspired skewers are guaranteed to please.
Flank steak skewers7
Bacon-wrapped Pork Skewers8
Chunky Banana-Sweet Potato Mash9
Rosemary-Garlic Chicken Skewers10
Simple Black Beans11
Pork chops florentine-style12
It doesn’t take much to make a memorable dinner. Just fresh herbs, olive oil, and a grill!
This recipe sounds exotic, but bringing the aromatic flavors of India to your table is easier than you think.
Restaurants aren’t the only places to get great grilled fish! Follow the five rules of fish grilling and you’ll see how simple it really is.
Sweet Tea Glazed Halibut18
Thai Swordfish Wraps20
With these mouth-watering starters, any reason is a good reason to throw a party!
One taste and you'll never go back to the boring salad bar version again.
3 T. apple cider vinegar
3 T. buttermilk
2 T. sugar
1 T. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Add and Toss:
2 cups green cabbage, shredded
1 cup Braeburn or Fuji apple, diced
1⁄2 cup celery, diced
1⁄3 cup pecans, toasted, chopped
1⁄3 cup blue cheese, crumbled
1⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Whisk vinegar, buttermilk, sugar, oil, and seasonings together in a bowl.
Add remaining ingredients and toss to coat. Let salad stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
Per serving: 194 calories; 63 calories from fat; 14g total fat; 16g carb.; 449mg sodium; 3g fiber; 4g protein
Italian Nectarine Wraps with balsamic syrup22
Jalapeño Poppers with crab, corn, and cheese23
Japanese Meatballs with teriyaki sauce24
Grilled shrimp and scallops with warm bacon vinaigrette25
If it’s time to replace Grandma’s rolling pin, this is the article for you! Find out what shape and material best suits your needs.
Fante’s Kitchen Wares Shop
1006 S. 9th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
1-800-44-FANTE Tues-Friday, 9-5 EST
FAX: (215) 922-5723
Fante’s carries rolling pins in various shapes, sizes, and styles made from marble, stainless steel, silicone, or hard wood.
J.K. Adams Co.
P.O. Box 248
1430 Route 30
Dorset, Vermont 05251
J. K. Adams has manufactured wooden products of exceptional quality for nearly 60 years and supports the products they make with a “best-in-the-business” 5-year guarantee. Their rolling pins are made with waxed maple barrels. Each has a full-length steel axel that runs through self-lubricating nylon bearings, guaranteeing a lifetime of smooth rolling. They also carry a French tapered style rolling pin.
Prices range from $7.50 – $20.00
Vic Firth Gourmet
1-800-894-5970 (M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm EST)
Vic Firth Incorporated
77 High Street
Newport, ME 04953
Vic Firth started out as the timpanist (a type of drummer) for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He began manufacturing his own drumsticks over 40 years ago. He turned his drumstick-making expertise toward other woodturning ventures and today his rolling pins are considered some of the best.
American-style pins are crafted from solid rock maple and the 12″, 15″ and 18″ pins are fitted with stainless steel ball bearings to ensure a lifetime of effortless rolling. A marble pin and French tapered are also available.
Prices range from $14.00 – $50.00
This article sheds light on some of the world’s most popular sausages. You may’ve never heard of some of them, but one thing’s for sure—they’re all delicious!
Poches (pronounced PO-sees) Market, Restaurant, & Smokehouse
3015A Main Highway
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517-6347
Family-owned restaurateurs and sausage makers in business since the mid 1800s. Andouille is the pride of the Poches establishment, but they also carry other Cajun specialities, such as boudin, chaurice, gumbo, etoufee, and more.
Polana — A Polish Experience
3512 N. Kostner Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641
This online market specializes in traditional Polish food. You won’t find your grocery-store variety of kielbasa here. The sausages sold at this store are rustic and hearty. They sell traditional Polish sausages and dishes, as well as breads, desserts, jams, teas, and gifts.
Fred Usinger, Inc.
1030 N. Old World Third Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203
A nationally recognized family owned business dedicated to the art of sausage making. Usinger’s has been in business since 1880 and specializes in over 70 varieties of old world sausage and German-style wursts. Available sausages include a variety of bratwursts, knockwursts, bockwursts, weisswursts, and more.
Hawaiian Chicken Salad34
Latin flavors are all the rage now, and here is one of the hottest drinks. It's a refreshing blend of rum, mint, sugar, and soda water — WOW!
1⁄3 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup fresh mint, roughly chopped
1⁄2 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup white rum
Strain into 4 to 6 10-oz. Collins Glasses. Top with:
Fresh mint sprigs
Muddle the first three ingredients into a mash.
Strain into 4 glasses. Top with crushed ice and club soda.
Garnish with fresh mint and lime slices.
Per serving: 203 calories; 20g carb.; 15mg sodium
Avocado-Cantaloupe Salad with honey-lime vinaigrette35
Ruby Red Margaritas39
Dog-ear these pages for simple pie dough, salsa, vinaigrette, and crouton recipes. You’ll come back to them time and time again.
Rolling Pie Dough
Questions & Answers42
Take it outside44
A fried chicken picnic gets a slim and trim makeover - and looks better than ever.
Grilled Smashed Potatoes
Grilling your mashed potatoes gives you more than bragging rights—it gives you bits of browned crust with a smoky grilled flavor.
Boil or Steam:
2 1⁄2 lbs. russet potatoes (about 6 medium), unpeeled
Slice and Toss with:
1⁄4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Smash and Stir in:
2 cups whole milk, warmed
2 T. chopped fresh chives
Salt and pepper to taste
Drizzle Each Serving with:
Extra virgin olive oil
Preheat grill to medium.
Boil a gallon of water in a large pot. Add potatoes and boil 5 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon; cool until easy to handle.
Slice potatoes lengthwise into 1/2"-thick planks. In a large bowl, toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper (save the oily bowl to smash them in later). Grill potatoes on both sides until golden brown, 10–15 minutes. When done, they will appear dry and break in half easily when split with tongs. Transfer potatoes to bowl.
Smash potatoes roughly with a spoon. Gradually stir in warm milk.
Add chives and season.
Drizzle olive oil over the top of each serving.
Per serving: 278 calories; 42 calories from fat; 14g total fat; 36g carb.; 281mg sodium
Oven-fried Chicken Strips with tangy BBQ dipping sauce45
Potato and Green Bean Salad with creamy cucumber dressing46
Fudgy "no-guilt" brownies47
Bring on the berries! You’ve waited all year for a pie like this. Black and blue has never looked or tasted so good!
Weaving a Lattice Top
Summer peach ice cream52
Juicy, perfectly ripe fresh peaches are a dream come true. Turn them into ice cream, and you’ve died and gone to heaven.