Throw an outdoor soiree with these fire-friendly dishes.

The Middle Eastern Feast

Posted April 3, 2013

Josephine mentioned wanting to make a feast of dishes and, quite honestly, I’m drooling all over this Middle Eastern meal – homemade pita, hummus, and even a spice mix. The sun is shining around here and I’m thinking that a…

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Grilled Turkey

Posted November 13, 2012

Cooking turkeys has long been fodder for sitcoms, with the overachieving first-time-holiday-hostess haplessly serving a frozen bird or salvaging a charred turkey from the depths of the oven. Even for a seasoned cook (in real life), the turkey plus all…

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Fresh Fish and Chips

Posted September 9, 2012

Fish and chips are traditionally beer-battered or deep-fried, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But I wondered: How about fish and chips made on a barbecue? Josephine, an Australian who knows a thing or two about grilling, took her assignment…

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Bonfire Food: Banana Boats

Posted August 9, 2012

S’mores have long held the seat of honor at summer bonfires.   The promise of melty chocolate and perfectly golden marshmallows sandwiched between two squares of graham crackers will quickly send kids running to look for the perfect roasting stick.…

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Grilled Cheese and Jam

Posted June 4, 2012

Grilled cheese is one of those amazing foods that appeals to kids as much as adults and has endless combinations:  eat it open faced, sandwiched with veggies or bacon, any type of cheese, endless bread options — really any way…

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Big, Gigantic, Cheesy, Lopsided, Not Perfect Burger

Posted August 20, 2008

I don’t believe I ever shared photos of my big, gigantic, cheesy, lopsided burger: It’s nestled in a slightly-over-charred bun with butter lettuce leaves from my garden. It’s filled with gorgonzola cheese and topped with caramelized red onions. It’s thick…

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