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Sticky and savory, make these ribs part of summer's ultimate feast. Be sure to have plenty of napkins - you'll need 'em!
BBQ ribs - a summer spread10
Corn & Tomato Salad
1 strip thick-sliced bacon, diced
1 T. garlic, minced
Combine; Add; Stir in:
2 T. applice cider vinegar
1 t. Dijon mustard
1 t. honey
3 cups fresh corn kernels (or frozen and thawed)
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1⁄4 cups scallions (white part only), sliced
Off Heat, Stir in:
2 T. fresh basil, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Saute bacon in saute pan over medium-high heat until crisp, 8–10 minutes. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate, leaving drippings behind. Add garlic, cook for 30 seconds.
Combine vinegar, Dijon, and honey in a small bowl and add to the garlic; cook 30 seconds. Stir in corn, tomatoes, and scallions.
Off heat, stir in basil, salt, and pepper.
Country ribs with mango bbq sauce12
Korean BBQ at home14
Quick-grilled beef doused in a tangy dipping sauce - what's not to like?
Hawaii not in your vacation plans? You can still get a taste of the tropics with these glazed chicken drumsticks.
Elegant lamb made easy18
A simple grilling technique makes quick work of these lamb chops. Why save it for a special occasion? Try it tonight!
Lamb Chops with Jalapeño Mint Sauce
Good enough for weekend company but made for weeknight schedules!
4 lamb loin chops
Combine; Dredge Lamb Loin Chops:
1 T. all-purpose flour
1 T. spicy steak seasoning (such as Spice Islands)
Saute; Remove and Keep Warm:
1 T. olive oil
Add; Scrape Pan:
1⁄2 cup chicken broth
Stir in; Bring to Boil; Reduce Heat and Simmer:
1⁄2 cup jalapeño jelly
1 jalapeño, seeded, sliced
Off Heat, Stir in:
2 T. chopped fresh mint
Trim fat from chops.
Combine flour and steak seasoning; dredge both sides of each chop in flour mixture. Heat oil in a saute pan over medium-high.
Saute chops; sear 5 min. per side for medium-rare. Remove chops from pan; keep warm.
Add broth to pan, scraping up any brown bits.
Stir in jelly and jalapeño; bring to a boil, stirring until jelly melts. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes.
Off heat, stir in mint. To serve, drizzle about 3 T. sauce over each chop.
Option: For a little less spiciness and a bit sweeter flavor, substitute seedless raspberry jelly for the jalapeño jelly.
Per serving: 254 calories; 29 calories from fat; 8g total fat; 29g carb.; 817mg sodium
Bistecca-style lamb chops20
Lamb chops with coconut curry22
Don't be surprised if you turn to these recipes for some of the season's favorites again and again - even after things start to cool down.
Ice cream scoops26
Don't underestimate the power of a good ice cream scoop. It makes one of summer's big chores a little easier.
Ice Cream Scoops
The Zeroll Co.
P.O. Box 999
Fort Pierce, FL 34954
Customer Service (800) 872-5000 Extension 17
Zeroll makes aluminum scoops, spades, and dishers in various sizes.
Sur la Table
Sur La Table
P.O. Box 840
Brownsburg, IN 46112
The Zeroll aluminum scoop is available as well as a more affordable aluminum scoop with antifreeze.
55 Union Rd. Suite 103-C
Spring Valley, NY 10977
Fox Run Super Duper Ice Cream Scooper.
OXO Consumer Care Center
C/O Helen of Troy
1 Helen of Troy Plaza
El Paso, TX 79912
Time for Tea28
Move over coffee - there's a new brew in town. This article will help you navigate the big, wide world of loose leaf teas.
Gong Fu Tea
Gong Fu Tea
414 East Sixth Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Gong Fu Tea, a specialty tea shop located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, Iowa, has everything you need to make an aromatic, soothing cup of tea. They offer traditional tea pots with strainer inserts, cups, tea storage containers, loose leaf teas from all over the world, and many other accessories for the tea enthusiast. If you have any questions, the owners or any of their tea professionals will be happy to answer them for you. If you are unable to visit Gong Fu locally, all of their wares and teas are available online.
Brewing basics / Tea ice cream30
Green tea and chai add their special touch to homemade vanilla ice cream.
Grilled and good for you, these slimmed down classics never tasted so good!
Juicy chicken burgers33
Parmesan oven fries34
Dreamy chocolate malts35
Seafood fritto misto40
Mu shu brat bites45
Q & A46
Easy as Pie48
Peach-blueberry fried pies49
Cherry Pie Filling
Combine and reduce:
2 cups frozen sweet cherries
1 cup cherry juice
1⁄2 cup sugar
3 oz. dried tart cherries
1 cinnamon stick (4″)
2 T. unsalted butter
1⁄2 cup cherry preserves
1 T. instant (“Minute”) tapioca, ground
Combine frozen cherries, juice, sugar, dried cherries, cinnamon stick, and butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer; reduce until liquid has thickened slightly and dried cherries are reconstituted, 20–25 minutes.
Stir in preserves and tapioca until incorporated. Simmer until mixture thickens to a jelly consistency, 5 minutes more. Discard cinnamon stick and transfer filling to a bowl to cool. Refrigerate until cold.
Coconut cream fried pies51
Watermelon mint juleps52
Mint and lime make mojitos a refreshing summertime cooler.
1⁄2 cup roughly chopped fresh mint leaves
1⁄3 cup sugar
1 cup white rum
1⁄2 cup fresh lime juice
Fresh mint sprigs
Muddle chopped mint and sugar together in a pitcher, crushing with the handle of a wooden spoon. Add rum and lime juice, stir to dissolve sugar, then strain into tall glasses.
Finish each drink with ice, then top with club soda. Garnish glasses with mint and sliced limes.
Per drink: 176 calories; 15g carb.; 1mg sodium