Strawberries with cream and sugar in a light, fluffy dessert that will cap off your meal with a touch of class.
Carne Asada tacos. Very easy entertaining recipe. If you can wield a food processor and a set of tongs, you are set. I always kick off the summer camping season by doing these over the campfire. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can do most everything beforehand, leaving you time to quaff a few with your buddies. Perfect for tailgating or camping where people stand while they eat.
A spicy meat-filled sandwich that bites back! Chewy sourdough rolls filled with grilled pepper-infused beef, cooled by buttery slices of ripe avocado. Red onions add contrasting sweetness and crunch.
A twist on the famous New Mexico green chile cheeseburger, this stuffed burger is a favorite at our ranch's summer get-togethers. The cream cheese mitigates the heat from the jalapeños, but leaves the wonderful flavors of them and the green chilies intact. The chipotle mayonnaise, filling or even the uncooked burgers themselves can be made a day ahead and kept sealed in the 'fridge overnight. Just get them out of the 'fridge about half an hour before grilling.
As if the pecans don't give it away, this is a healthy-gourmet's best friend from the State of Georgia; add the Georgia Peach-Mayonnaise with fresh tarragon and it is the best ever veggie burger you tasted. Secret: the addition of the pecans on the crust and in the burger gives it a meat-like flavor and I had friends ask me, "What meat did you use?" Try it , even if you are a red meat lover...
A balanced BBQ sauce with equal parts heat and sweet.
A very quick chili, thanks to your trusty food processor or blender. And a very tasty chili, thanks to your trusty bacon.
A mix of tropical and Thai, these quick kabobs get flavor from a basting sauce of apricots, mustard and garlic. A new taste for the grill you'll want to try over and over.
Born in Africa, perfected in the South, this classic summer fruit goes nicely featured in the classic summer soup. (Yes, it's supposed to be cold.)
No skimping on the cheese or the bacon here. You'll be using your finger to get at this if the chips run out.
This fresh salsa is so easy, you'll wonder why you ever used to buy the canned stuff. It's very spicy, so omit some of the peppers if you're serving to a crowd that likes salsa a little more toned down.
A spicy homemade hummus with the bold flavor of sun dried tomatoes.
Try salsa of a different color. Tomatillos and an avocado combine to make a spicy, authentic salsa verde: that is, green salsa.
Feed your man cave guests without missing a play. Starting with canned diced tomatoes, you can practically make this salsa during a TV commercial break.
The OMG Burger gets its name from they way people respond after the first bite. A combination of fresh quality ingredients and grilling technique make these babies shine at any cook out.
This is all southern: Bacon; a good barbecue rub; mac cheese, which is a "vegetable" down south; and a Brussels sprout slaw (made with bacon grease, of course). Serve this only to the hungry.
You'll love these grilled sirloin burgers with bacon, sharp Cheddar, and roasted poblano chilies. They're an explosion of flavor!
Just thinking about it makes me want one. 50% Ground chuck, 50% ground bacon. Yeah I said ground bacon! Pepper Jack cheese, Medium fried egg, Chipotle mayo, Avocado mash! What you are doing reading this. Print the dang thing and hit the store it's time to GRUB!
A healthy football dip that takes just a few minutes of knife work and a short trip to the blender. Add more cayenne if you like it hot.
Dips are usually for the dark winter months--bring the color and taste of summer back with sun-dried tomatoes.