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Grilling up the Sea

The allure of grilling seafood is a symphony of flavors that dances between the sea and the fire, captivating both the heart and the palate. I invite you to join me in my profound love affair with ...

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The Adventures of Grilling

The sizzling world of grilling can turn ordinary ingredients into extraordinary delights. If you've ever wondered why grilled food holds a special place in our hearts (and taste buds), join me on ...

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Squash All Summer

I am a novice gardener. This spring, after years of sitting on the waitlist, we finally got a note that our number was up for a small plot tucked away in the back corner of the park. I was giddy. We ...

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Building a Better Kabob

Growing up, I spent summers at Sebec Lake visiting my grandparents and cousins. I remember sitting on the porch shucking corn and shelling peas, nightly boat rides, family dinners on the porch, and ...

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Ditch the Potato Salad: 3 Easy Grilled Sides to Bring to your Next BBQ

The summer is far from over and with plenty of sunny days and warm weather ahead, we can expect plenty more barbeques and backyard bashes with friends and family in the next few months.

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From Scratch Barbeque Sauce

I have come to notice that many of the barbeque sauce recipes I’ve come across online consist of mainly a few ingredients. They’ll contain basic condiments, some sugar, and a couple of spices. These ...

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Stuffed Fresno Chiles: A Versatile Filling for Your Next Party

It all started with me needing to clean out my fridge. I had Fresno chilis that were about to go bad, ground beef that was starting to oxidize… what was I going to do? I have had stuffed peppers on ...

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Grill your Salsa this Season

I make salsa year-round, but there is something so much more enjoyable about making and eating it when the weather is warmer. As it gets nicer out, grilling becomes an option and one of the first ...

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Global Grilling with Galbi

It’s grilling season, finally! The weather in Chicago has vastly improved within the last week which inspired me to clean up my deck over Memorial Day weekend so that I could officially enjoy my ...

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Crostini from the Grill

As Chicago's Spring seems to be redefined as alternating bursts of frost and scorch, I’m trying to take advantage of the occasional gorgeous night. This means grilling. Last Tuesday, I hit up the ...

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