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Summer Cooking

Outdoor cooking tips and great summertime recipes

The Kabob Cookbook star
In my ebook cookbook you´ll find over 65 kabob recipes + many extra marinade and grilling sauces. Also.... easy assembly and skewering ideas for kabobs with extra eye appeal and maximum taste.

Buying and Storing Specialty Melons star
These once "exotic" melons are now widely available in supermarkets, depending on their peak season

Buying and Storing Tropical Fruit star
Learn more about the most common varieties of tropical fruit - recipes included.

Chicken on the Grill star
Delicious grilled chicken is a versatile summertime favorite. It can be just lightly seasoned and grilled, grilled with a sauce for spicy barbecued chicken, or skillfully seasoned and marinated according to a gourmet recipe.

Cookbook Corner - Summer Cookbooks star
Summer Cookbooks, Barbecue Cookbooks, Grilling Cookbooks, Picnic Cookbooks, RV and Camping Cookbooks, Home Canning and Preserving Cookbooks

Freezing Green Beans star
Freezing is the easiest way to preserve fresh summer green beans to enjoy all year long. For the highest quality and nutrition, green beans should be frozen at the peak of freshness, as soon after harvesting as possible. Here´s how.

Freezing Vegetables star
Freezing is an excellent way to store and preserve home-grown vegetables or farm-fresh vegetables bought at low late summer prices.

Fresh Fruit Smoothies star
These healthy, delicious fruit drinks couldn´t be easier to make!

Fresh Lemonade Recipes star
Make real old-fashioned lemonade with a taste that´s so refreshing!

Got Zucchini? star
Finding good, new zucchini recipes seems to be an annual summertime challenge for many people who grow the prolific summer squash in their backyard garden.

Grilling Times star
A chart of suggested grilling times for the most commom cuts of meat and poultry.

Hamburgers & Hot Dogs - All-American Food! star
These Summertime favorites are at the top of the list of foods most associated with America.

Home Canning Fruit & Vegetables: Processing Times star
Recommended canning methods with recommended processing times for pint jars and quart jars.

Homemade Ice Cream star
With today´s ice cream makers, you can enjoy homemade ice cream anytime, with no hand cranking, no bags of ice and no rock salt. Read more about these affordable appliances and try some new ice cream recipes.

Icy Teas star
Recipes for Mint Iced Tea, Lemon Iced Tea, Refrigerator Tea and refreshing Citrus Tea Cooler.

It´s Fresh Strawberry Season star
Fresh berry season begins with strawberries, the most popular of all berries. Although strawberries can be found in supermarkets almost any time of year, during late spring and early summer locally grown berries are ripe and ready to eat and enjoy in many areas across the country.

Kabobs star
Kabobs make outdoor entertaining festive and fun. They can be easily assembled ahead of time, grilled to perfection in minutes and there´s little clean up after the meal. Here´s kabob ideas and recipes.

Stars and Stripes Cakes star
Directions for 2 variations of the the classic flag cake - How to assemble and decorate.

Successful Home Canning star
Here´s an easy to follow guide with all the basics you need to know for successful home canning. If you´ve never done any canning because you think it´s just too complicated, perhaps this will encourage you to give it a try.

Summer Beverages star
Instead of reaching for a canned soda or drinks made from a mix, try a thirst quenching, simple to make homemade fruit beverage... made from natural ingredients.

Summer Melons star
Summer melons are some of natures sweetest treats. Fresh, sun ripened melons capture the taste the summer. A slice of ice cold watermelon, half a cantaloupe or a piece of honeydew...lightly chilled, ready to scoop and enjoy are part of the fun of summer.

Treat Dad to A Father´s Day Feast star
Family cookouts are a very popular way to celebrate Fathers´ Day. Here´s an assortment of special Dad tested and approved recipes.

Vegetable Freezing Chart star
A handy reference chart with preparation tips + blanching and chilling times for the most popular vegetables.

A Sparkling of Summertime Fun & Folklore - Recipes for Summertime Gatherings star[offsite link]
Great summer recipes for entertaining family and friends, folklore and advice from The Old Farmer´s Almanac.

All About Entertaining - Summer Parties star[offsite link]
Betty Crocker.Com features menus with recipes and planning guides. Great Grilling Get-Togethers, A Summer Solstice Gathering, A Fourth of July Blast, A Pack-´n-Go Picnic, A 19th Hole Brunch, A Family Reunion BBQ, A Beautiful Summer Brunch, A Fire-Up-the-Grill Get-Together, A Rev-´em-Up Race Day Picnic, and a Summers´ Bounty Brunch are just some of the fun ideas for summer gatherings.

BBQ Bests star[offsite link]
Get grilling with sizzling recipes from burgers to kabobs.... from kraft.

Burger Tips star[offsite link]
Achieving better burgers is easy when you follow the practical pointers from Lawry´s.

Cool Pops star[offsite link]
Whip up homemade ice pops with recipes from Weight Watchers. Not only can you save dollars making fruity ices at home, you will finally be in charge of the flavor assortment.

Cool Summer Dessert Recipes star
Here´s four new recipes for summer desserts. Prepare any of these dessert recipes for a cool and refreshing end to a summer meal.

Farmers Market Locator star[offsite link]
Click on a state to find a list of that states farmers´markets, listed by city. Includes locations and days/hours of business. Use this handy chart to make a list before you travel.

Fish For Dinner star[offsite link]
Fish is the perfect summertime food: delicious, easy to cook and healthy. Get tips for cooking your catch, plus some tasty marinades.

Food For the 4th star
Make your 4th of July celebration patriotic and delicious! Here's recipes for burgers, steaks and chops, chicken, kabobs and more, plus recipes for sensational side dishes and cool desserts and beverages.

Gas Grill Buying Guide star[offsite link]
What to look for when purchasing a grill - a database to help you sort through all of the different grills, sizes, and options and eliminate some of the confusion when buying a gas grill.

Grilling Tips from Reynold´s Kitchens star[offsite link]
Tips and timesaving ideas - The Right Grilling Equipment, Charcoal Grilling Tips, Adjusting Charcoal Heat, How to Determine the Temperature of a Grill, How to Handle Flare-Ups, How to Determine if Food is Done

Grilling Vegetables star
Grilling brings out the ultimate taste in vegetables! Here's how to prepare veggies for the grill plus grilling times.

Grilliong Tips from Johnsonville star[offsite link]
Johnsonville Brats has facts and important details for sausage grilling success, from smoking your Brats to injecting bbq sauce in your Brats to making Brat kabobs and more.

How to Barbecue Chicken Without Burning It star[offsite link]
The secret to great barbecued chicken, one with moist, tender meat and sticky, pleasantly smoky skin, is to lower the heat of the fire and leave the sauce off until the last minutes of cooking.

Make Ice Cream.com star[offsite link]
Many recipes for making your own ice cream - Most make 1 to 1.5 quarts and can be doubled or tripled for larger ice cream makers.

Must Do BBQ Tips star[offsite link]
Grilling is cooking over direct heat, usually a hot fire for a shot time. Barbecuing is cooking by using indirect heat at low temperatures and long cooking times. It is the smoke from the wood gives barbecue its unique and delicious flav. Get tips from an expert on grooming the grill, marinating, using the right tools and more....

Outdoor Barbecuing for Small and Large Groups star[offsite link]
Functions that involve outdoor cooking for a crowd are popular summer fundraisers. Being organized will help ensure food that´s appealing, ready on time, served at the right temperature, available in sufficient quantity and delicious. This site offers advice in menu planning, site selection, buying food & paper goods , labor selection, food prep and safety, serving and clean-up.

Pack A Picnic Anytime star[offsite link]
Many useful picnic packing ideas from Reynolds Kitchens

Patriotic Parties star[offsite link]
Celebrate the patriotic summer holidays with this colorful collection of red, white, and blue recipes from Kraft

Perfectly Grilled Steaks star[offsite link]
There´s nothing quite as satisfying as a beautiful steak grilled over a hardwood fire. The ritual of building the fire, the aroma of smoke, and the mouthwatering flavor of grilled steak all contribute to the uncomplicated pleasure of this summer tradition.

Popsicles - Refreshing Summer Treats star[offsite link]
A list of make-it yourself kid-pleasing popsicle recipes.

Quick and Easy Grilling Tips star[offsite link]
Grill prep, quick & easy edibles, and the secrets to tastier seafood.

Recipes for Memorial Day star
Memorial Day is a time for flag waving, backyard picnics and mom's apple pie! If you're celebrating this patriotic holiday at the beach, at a campground, or just having a family picnic at home, here's recipes for foods to fill your picnic basket or your Memorial Day table!

Summer BBQ Helper star[offsite link]
Whether you’re packing a picnic basket, grilling in the backyard, or having dinner on the patio after a long day at the beach, here are some ideas and inspiration to make this summer cool, easy and enjoyable - from Kraft Kitchens

Summer Stain Mishaps - Don´t Let Them Spoil Your Plans star[offsite link]
From Tide detergent - how to get out barbecue sauce, ice cream, ketchup, mustard and other summer stains.

Turkey Grilling Tips star[offsite link]
Information about grilling turkey tenderloins, cutlets, boneless breasts and drumsticks, ground turkey, turkey breast and the whole turkey.

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