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Sizzle Up Your Summer with Grilled Tomahawk Steak

Grilling season is here, and it’s my favorite time of the year! There's something magical about firing up the grill, gathering friends and family, and indulging in the smoky, charred goodness of ...

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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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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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Armadillo Eggs

I absolutely love when the Chicago weather cooperates, and I am able to cook outside. Grilling and smoking outdoors is something my husband and I are truly passionate about. If you are new to the ...

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Grilled Red Cabbage with Magic Green Sauce

It’s grilling season, and I am ready for it! I love entertaining, but sometimes I prepare so many appetizers for fear that my guests will be too hungry while I am grilling that by the time I present ...

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Grilled Eggplant Three Ways

I find that eggplant generally gets a bad rap. I’m not sure if people are averse to its texture or flavor, or they are just not familiar with how to prepare it, but I absolutely love eggplant, so I’m ...

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Summertime Barbeque Smoke Out

If you are like me, you would agree that summertime is the best time for cooking. With the gorgeous weather, cooking and eating outdoors just can’t be beat. All of the bountiful produce from the ...

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The Easiest Way to Grill Fish and Seafood

It’s summer, and I’ve been putting the grill to good use. In Chicago, we need to seize each day of our short grilling season! I want meals that are simple and fast, yet also healthy and delicious. ...

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How to Cook a Steak Accurately

Cooking a steak is one of the most basic skills a cook can learn, and yet it is one that eludes even the best of cooks. Don’t feel bad if you haven’t mastered the art of steak cookery. How many times ...

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Grilled Boston Beef Roast with Carrot Top Pesto

I recently got back from a “Beef Trip” to Certified Angus Beef® brand test kitchens in Wooster, Ohio. I was thrilled to learn about so many different cuts of beef from their meat scientist (never ...

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