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Bay Area Labor Day Weekend:  Peak of Summer BBQ Menu

Bay Area Labor Day Weekend: Peak of Summer BBQ Menu

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. For anyone except those of us who live in the Bay Area. For us, it’s the peak of summer. The weather warms, the sun shines, the fog lifts, and we relish those two or three balmy evenings where we can sit outside and have a proper summer barbecue.

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Bet You Can’t Stop Eating These: Vanilla Pavlovas with Summer Nectarines, Berries, and Cream

Bet You Can’t Stop Eating These: Vanilla Pavlovas with Summer Nectarines, Berries, and Cream

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crispy-chewy meringue nests envelop whipped cream and vanilla-scented summer fruit for an ethereal, and gluten-free dessert that is impossible to stop eating.

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Get Your Sweet Grill On: Grilled Corn, Pepper, Tomato, and Arugula Salad with Feta

Get Your Sweet Grill On: Grilled Corn, Pepper, Tomato, and Arugula Salad with Feta

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Light up the grill, crack open a beer, and throw on some corn and sweet peppers, and voila, you have a memorable salad that will come together in a snap.

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Summer Italian Potato Salad: Potato and Green Bean Salad with Lemon Pesto Vinaigrette

Summer Italian Potato Salad: Potato and Green Bean Salad with Lemon Pesto Vinaigrette

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Looking for a way to sass up your potato salad? This fresh, summery version kicks the mayo to the curb in favor of zingy pesto and lemon vinaigrette.

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Party food! Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs with Summer Veggies

Party food! Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs with Summer Veggies

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

From chicken to pork to assorted vegetables, kebabs are deliciously fun to eat, quick to cook, and endlessly versatile. These chicken kebabs are some of my summer favorites.

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Throw Your Salad on the Grill: Grilled Mushroom, Kale, and Bacon Salad

Throw Your Salad on the Grill: Grilled Mushroom, Kale, and Bacon Salad

| August 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

Grilling meaty mushrooms, especially when brushed with garlic and herb oil, highlights their umami flavors. Tossing them into a kale salad graced with bacon and lemon will highlight your meal.

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Summer Decadence: Crispy Zucchini Fritters with Lemony Yogurt-Herb Dip

Summer Decadence: Crispy Zucchini Fritters with Lemony Yogurt-Herb Dip

| August 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Crisp-edged, pan-fried zucchini cakes—like a summery latke—make use of the season’s delicious bounty. Top them off with a flavorful lemony yogurt and herb dip.

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Final Sips of Summer: Easy Cocktails for Labor Day Weekend

Final Sips of Summer: Easy Cocktails for Labor Day Weekend

| September 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Skipping the playa this year? Now that it finally feels like summer, kick back and chill out with our easy Labor Day weekend cocktails.

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The Great Charcoal Debate: Briquettes Vs. Lumps?

The Great Charcoal Debate: Briquettes Vs. Lumps?

| May 24, 2013 | 4 Comments

Does the kind of charcoal you use really make a difference when it comes to grilling up a tasty steak or other food on the grill? Yes — but deciding which one to use depends on what you’re after. Both briquettes and lump charcoal — aka “natural” hardwood charcoal — have their advantages and disadvantages.

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