Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Escalivada with Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette
Escalivada refers to roasted vegetables in Spain where an oven-roasted version of this dish is a very popular tapas item. Grilling the eggplant, peppers and zucchini gives them additional appeal. It’s wonderful with lots of crusty bread to mop up the juices. Slide a couple of water-soaked... More »
Honey-Basted Asian-Style Ribs
Have the BBQ all fired up for the long weekend? Delicious and meaty, country-style ribs are great grilled with a lick of fire to caramelize the meat, then slow-cooked until fork-tender. The Hoisin Chili Marinade is a stand-out recipe that can be used on any cut of poultry or pork. More »
Buffalo-Style Hot Wings
These are HOT! As with true Buffalo chicken wings, serve these with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks to help cut the heat. The combination can be addictive. It’s great party food, especially when you’re entertaining friends this long weekend! More »
Hot Szechwan Salt & Pepper Potatoes
You can hardly get more basic than potatoes and salt, but when the salt in question includes dried chiles, a little five-spice powder and Szechwan peppercorns, it's a whole different ballgame. Spear these on cocktail toothpicks and pass to your guests along with glasses of good cold lager. The... More »
White Beans with Orzo and Feta (vegetarian)
This is a quintessential Mediterranean combination — simple vegetarian fare that’s both healthy and hearty. It’s perfect for a long weekend, a potluck buffet, a bridal shower, or a simple (and healthy) weeknight supper. The oil-cured black olives add a real punch of flavor. More »
Iced Mocha Syllabub
For coffee lovers, this is the ultimate treat with a punch. Perfect for chilling down on a hot summer day! More »
Red Berry Ice Pops
Raspberries and red currants share the limelight in these red and fruity, satisfyingly tart ice pops. The perfect summertime treat! More »
Margarita Ice Pops
This frozen Margarita is a true classic. The addition of alcohol makes this an 'adults only' treat! But, oh what a tasty treat on a hot summer day! More »
Grilled Pears with Gorgonzola and Drizzled Honey
Ripe, fresh pears and pungent blue cheese make a delicious combination. Grilled, they’re spectacular. Serve as a salad over dressed greens, as part of a cheese course or as a dessert this summer. More »
Easy Grilling Recipes
Looking for a fabulous new grilling recipe? Look no further than Karen Adler & Judith Fertig's Cowboy Steaks with Two-Steppin’ Rub from 300 Big & Bold Barbecue & Grilling Recipes: Serves 4Everything’s bigger in Texas, including rib eyes with the bone in, called cowboy rib eyes. A cowboy... More »
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