Is there anything more appetizing than a skewer of your favorite foods, sizzling on a grill?
Here’s a tip to save time the next time you’re putting one together:
Follow this two-step technique to grill or roast a chicken that has crispy skin and perfectly cooked meat.
If you’re growing tired of traditional summer fare (hotdogs, hamburgers, grilled corn), turn up the heat with these three tasty and unique options:
Need your daily dose of caffeine on a hot summer morning? If there’s no iced coffee on hand, no problem. With a cocktail shaker and a few ingredients, it’s easy to whip up a frothy, evenly blended beverage that tastes like it came straight from the coffee shop.
Just a spoonful of simple syrup is all you need to sweeten your favorite lemonade or tea. Rather than reaching for the sugar bowl, which can leave sandy granules at the bottom of the glass, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of simple syrup for every teaspoon of sugar you’d normally use.
Sure, fresh fruit tastes great–especially in the summertime–but there’s no denying everything tastes just a bit sweeter with a little dip. Prep one of these delicious dips for your next picnic and serve with some freshly cut fruit or baked goods.
If you’ve ever tried to turn a kebab loaded with meat or veggies, you know how tricky it can be to prevent individual pieces from rotating.
In the mood for corn-on-the-cob?
When you’re at the grocery store, look for tightly-wrapped, bright green husks with plenty of silk coming out of the top. (Sticky strands indicate freshly-picked ears!) The husks should be moist, and the corn should feel firm and heavy for its size. If you can, take a peek to check that the kernels are plump, uniformly shaped, and closely spaced.
Most produce is at its peak during the summer months. Get your fill of in-season vegetables (and take advantage of the garden fresh taste!) by preparing these all-stars au naturel.
You don’t need special molds to make delicious (and healthy!) ice pops. As long as you have a kitchen that’s stocked with ice-cube trays, plastic drink cups, empty yogurt containers, or small canning jars, you can make frozen desserts to enjoy all summer long. Here’s how: