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How-To's

How to Grill the Perfect Steak

A perfectly flame-charred steak is truly a work of art, but you need more than just a full tank of propane to become an artist. These tips are sure to put you on the road to success.

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.


Recipes

Boston Bean Dogs

When it comes to topping hot dogs, why should ketchup or mustard be all there is to choose from? These recipes prove that practically all of the world can be your hot dog topper. Boston Bean Dogs take inspiration from the classic New England dish. Much like canned pork and beans, these sweet and tangy beans complement the salty, savory dogs.

Lasagna Salad with Honey-Balsamic Syrup

This all-in-one meal of lasagna salad looks too good to eat, but with just one tiny bite, you’ll dive right in. Packed with vegetables, this is sure to become a summer favorite.

Jungle Bird with Tropical Fruit

This classic tiki cocktail originated in the Aviary Bar in Kuala Lumpur and was named after the birds you could see through a glass panel while facing the stage. Many tiki drinks are so sugary, they’re a bit off-putting. But the Jungle Bird, with its bitter component, Campari, cuts the sweetness in this cocktail.

Aperol Veneziano

This Aperol Veneziano is a classic Italian aperitif of bitter Aperol, Prosecco and a splash of club soda. Technically, this cocktail is a spritz, which is an Italian wine-based cocktail commonly served before a meal to cleanse the palate and stimulate one's appetite. It's a light and refreshing low-alcohol drink, perfect for sipping on a warm day.

This recipe is reprinted with permission from Lidia's Celebrate Like an Italian by Lidia Bastianich. You can visit her website here.

Corn & Shrimp Soup

Sweet corn is synonymous with summer. And this Corn & Shrimp Soup capitalizes on its prized sweet flavor by pairing it with shrimp. This soup makes a light and healthy lunch or dinner, plus it makes a big batch to further stretch your meals. But keep in mind — the corn is only as good as the ears you choose. Freshly picked farmstand ears, used within two days, are best.

Frozen Peach Daiquiris

When the weather is stifling, there’s no better way to cool off than by blending up a batch of frozen Peach Daiquiris.

Peach Ice Cream

Homemade peach ice cream combines two of the greatest parts of summer: frozen desserts and fresh, juicy peaches! This Peach Ice Cream is one sweet dessert everyone will scream for.

Cherry-Almond Pie with Lattice Top

When the trees are bursting with fruit that’s ripe for the picking, ‘tis the season for fresh fruit pies. And this incredibly tasty tart cherry pie is quite the stunner. Pie is one of those things — there are those who prefer the filling and those who like the crust. This cherry pie recipe is sure to please both camps. The flaky, buttery crust does double duty-it’s on the bottom and the top in lattice form. Plus, a sprinkle of sliced almonds and coarse sugar adds extra crunch and sweetness. Then there’s the filling. You just can’t go wrong with juicy tart cherries. But dried cherries soaked in cherry brandy boost their flavor to create an even more fresh-tasting and flavor-packed pie. Let’s just say there won’t be any pie leftover for breakfast.

Smoked Slaw

If you're looking for a unique coleslaw recipe, don't stop at just smoking meat when there’s space on the grate to try other things. Add a head of cabbage to the smoker and transform your coleslaw into a smoky, spicy side dish. The smoke permeates this tasty side dish recipe and rounds out any grilling menu.

Sweet Corn Cupcakes with Corn Cream

Sweet corn is synonymous with summer, but rarely does it make an appearance in desserts. These sweet corn cupcakes capitalize on its prized sweet flavor and short season. But keep in mind — the corn is only as good as the ears you choose. Freshly picked farmstand ears, used within two days, are best.

Gingered Peach Butter

Savor the flavors of summer by making homemade preserves. Simply follow our tutorial How to Make Homemade Preserves. Then put your skills to use with this recipe for Gingered Peach Butter. It's smooth in consistency and as sweet as summer with a spicy kick from fresh ginger. Be sure to follow cooking times closely. Overcooking can result in a fruit butter that’s gummy.