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Learn All About Indirect Grilling

What is indirect grilling? It's bascially a technique that turns your grill into an outdoor oven so you can cook big items, like whole chickens, pork loins, pizzas, etc. So the next time you fire up the grill, follow these four simple steps, and take the indirect route to perfectly cooked meats, vegetables, and more.

How to Preserve and Save Summer Tomatoes

Don’t let summer’s bounty shrivel on the vine. Learn how to preserve the season in this quick tutorial on slow-roasting or freezing summer’s sweetest tomatoes. It’s a surefire way to keep their fresh flavor alive all winter long.

How to Make Quick Pickles

For an easy, detailed guide on how to make from-scratch quick dill pickles, look no further.

How to Make a Basic Brine

Brining is a simple technique that replaces the water in meat and poultry with the brining solution which yields juicier, more flavorful meat. With this quick refresher, you'll learn how to make a basic brine so you'll be well on your way to juicy, flavorful meat and poultry in no time.

How to Make Homemade Preserves

Savor the fruits of summer all year long by “putting up” your favorites using this step-by-step tutorial guide on How to Make Homemade Preserves. Want some fun and flavorful ideas? Grab these recipes and put up our gourmet jam (Strawberry-Balsamic Jam), jelly (Vanilla-Cardamom Plum Jelly), and butter (


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Apple Puff Pancake with apple cider-caramel sauce

Easier than apple pie, but equally as delicious with much more ta-da than basic breakfast fare, this baked Granny Smith Apple Puff Pancake is fall at its finest.

More crêpe-like than a flapjack, Dutch baby pancakes are the ideal vehicle for buttery, cinnamonspiced, sautéed Granny Smith apples. With an apple-cider caramel sauce, this breakfast is fit for a king (or a queen).

Spiced Apple Butter

Spiced Apple Butter is a tasty way to put fresh fall apples to good use and this one shouldn’t be missed. Sugar and spices make it sweet and homespun, but cider vinegar, thyme, and bay leaf add depth. Then, slather this flavorful butter on biscuits for the perfect fall breakfast.

Tomato Jam

Once you try Marisa McClellan’s Tomato Jam you’ll understand why we’re highlighting this preserve. It’s savory and sweet, with a punch of heat, and has a variety of clever uses. So head to your garden, pick some tomatoes, and get jammin’.

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca with Fresh Basil

This non-alcoholic fruit drink is perfect for sipping on a summer afternoon. Savor the sweet flavor of ripe cantaloupe in this refreshing agua fresca. Not a fan of having pieces of basil in your drink? Strain the agua fresca before serving.

Coconut Rice with Lemon Grass

Since rice is eaten at nearly every Indonesian meal, don’t pass on this one. Lemon grass and coconut milk make for a fragrant, ultra-creamy side dish. Serve with Grilled Chicken Thighs with sambal marinade.

Three Peas Salad

Just-picked produce makes for ultimate summer side dishes. With fresh sugar snap peas, green peas, and pea shoots, this brilliantly flavored green salad is perfect on any dinner table.

Puff Pastry Pinwheels with Boursin Cheese

Puff pastry is a French delicacy made by rolling cold butter into multiple layers of dough. When baked, the butter melts and creates steam, causing the dough to puff. While all that buttery, crispy goodness sounds great on its own, if you spread Boursin cheese all over it before baking and roll it up into pinwheels, it's even better.

Beef Stroganoff Soup with Fresh Dill

Beef stroganoff is the ultimate comfort food. Full of tender strips of flavorful steak, mushrooms sautéed in butter for a rich sauce, and egg noodles topped with sour cream, it just doesn’t get much better than that. Unless of course the classic dish is rearranged into a quick-to-make, satisfying soup — now that’s something everyone is sure to get on board with!

For the best flavor and texture in this soup, rib-eye steak can’t be beat — its marbling keeps the meat moist even if it’s c…

Cranberry Sauce with Crème de Cassis & Currants

What’s Thanksgiving without the sides, especially the iconic jewel-red cranberry sauce? Cranberries simmered in crème de cassis makes a wonderful tart foil to the richness of the rest of your Thanksgiving meal.

Honeydew Mojito with Cucumber Simple Syrup

Cool off with these ice cold mojito cocktails made with refreshing cucumber, honeydew melon, mint and lime. Top off with rum and club soda and you have reason enough to raise a glass and celebrate.

Bloody Mary Pops

For a savory, boozy popsicle, give these Bloody Mary Pops a try — they’re perfect for a brunch on the patio. Inspired by the classic brunch cocktail, these alcohol-infused pops have all the traditional flavors of a Bloody Mary, but in a refreshing, conveniently packed form.

Cucumber-Soju Coolers

These vibrant Cucumber Soju-Coolers are the perfect refreshing accompaniment to a spicy meal. Fresh mint, cucumber, lime, and just a touch of sweetness come together for the perfect summer drink. Word to the wise, it’s nearly impossible to have just one.

Considered Korea’s national alcohol, Soju, at its most basic, is a colorless, 20–24 percent alcohol-by-volume spirit. It’s neutral-tasting, like vodka, and is traditionally made from rice. But modern producers often use other starch…