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Tag: Barbecues

Quick Refrigerator Pickles

August 13, 2017
Quick Refrigerator Pickles

This recipe for small batch, quick refrigerator pickles is straight from my great-grandma, with no need for kettle steamers or vacuum-tight lids or canning. You can enjoy them on burgers or sandwiches of course, but I usually snack on them…

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Passion Fruit Margaritas

July 26, 2017
Passion Fruit Margaritas

I don’t always make cocktails at home, but when I do, I like to try new concoctions. Margaritas are easy to make, and easier to drink. Adding passion fruit to your margarita makes a cocktail that is both sweet and…

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12 Easy Fourth of July Recipes

June 29, 2017
12 Easy Fourth of July Recipes

Got plans? No plans? Camping? Winging it? Relaxing at the beach? Wherever you’ll be this Fourth of July weekend, I hope there’s good food there for you to enjoy. And maybe a night game of baseball. For Fourth of July…

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Summer Couscous Salad

June 21, 2017
Summer Couscous Salad

This recipe takes advantage of some of the best parts of summer – plenty of fresh parsley, cilantro, cucumbers, and tomatoes. The main ingredient, couscous, is not really a Midwest thing. But somehow my brother became a huge fan of…

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Grilled Hawaiian Steak Kabobs

June 15, 2017
Grilled Hawaiian Steak Kabobs

Here in DC, pleasantly cool summer nights are not a thing. The heat hangs around even after the sun sets, with a little mugginess usually thrown in. But that doesn’t stop us from grilling. Or from enjoying a night out…

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Zesty Grilled Chicken Kabobs

June 17, 2016
Zesty Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Summer. It’s here, finally! Sunshine and heat and pool days. I am spending as much time outside as possible (with a whole lotta sunscreen). Grilling, however, is one activity that has never been limited to a certain time of year…

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Healthy Summer Potluck Recipes

May 25, 2016
Healthy Summer Potluck Recipes

Let’s lay out the basics for a good potluck dish: it can be served at room temperature, it has to travel well, and the recipe shouldn’t be too complicated. I have been to many a potluck in my (almost) 28…

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Summer Potato Salad with Dijon

May 19, 2016
Summer Potato Salad with Dijon

Who knew that potato salad could actually look pretty? You, too, can make something that looks this good. No summer cookout, picnic, or barbecue is complete without a bowl of potato salad to pass around. Am I right? This version…

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