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Roasted Rhubarb

An easy summer dessert, just stalks of colorful rhubarb cooked until just soft in the oven then served with Greek yogurt, rice pudding, ice cream or even stirred into the morning oatmeal! Simple Summer Dessert, Made from Scratch. Just Three Ingredients. Real Food, Fresh & Fast. Not just easy, Summer Easy . Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Easy DIY. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.

Cauliflower Salad with Fresh Herbs

An easy summer salad, just steamed cauliflower tossed in a vinaigrette with fresh herbs. So simple to make but memorable to serve. No mayonnaise so perfect for picnics and outdoor gatherings. Weight Watchers Friendly & Low Carb. Vegan & Naturally Gluten-Free. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ This recipe is so quick and easy that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes published every summer since 2009. Watch for new "summer easy" recipes all summer long! With a free e-mail subscription , you'll never miss a one! Summer Easy: The First Inspiration Truth be told, this was the first of two recipes that inspired this summer’s recipe theme, Summer Easy, a collection of easy summer recipes. (The second recipe? This Easy-Easy Grilled Mushroom Appetizer !) I made it one night, twas excellent. The next night, we ended up with an impromptu party with about 90 minutes notice. I made it again, this time without thinking, just

Easy-Easy Grilled Mushroom Appetizer

My favorite easy summer appetizer, a real crowd pleaser, just fresh mushrooms cooked in Italian dressing over a hot grill. For the cook? Totally easy, just two ingredients. For the health-conscious eater? This mushroom appetizer recipe is also low-cal and low-carb! For the taste-hungry foodie? On the grill, these mushrooms get all dark and syrupy. So good! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ This recipe is so quick and easy that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes published every summer since 2009. Watch for new "summer easy" recipes all summer long! With a free e-mail subscription , you'll never miss a one! BEST RECIPES! Easy-Easy Grilled Mushroom Appetizer Made the List! Best Recipes of 2009 The Essence of Summer Easy! When I first launched the new collection of easy summer recipes back in 2009, this easy appetizer recipe – just two ingredients! – was exactly what I had in mind. It's not just easy, i

Ten Tips for Better Burgers

Just in time for summer's burger season, ten easy tips for grilling juicy burgers. TIP #1 GOOD MEAT Good meat makes a difference. For a few months, we’ve been devouring pound after pound of corn-fed, pasture-grazed locally raised beef. Honestly? With good meat, you could dispense with TIPS 2 through 9, it’s that good, even salt and pepper can be superfluous. TIP #2 WORCESTERSHIRE Gently work a little Worcestershire sauce into the meat. It adds moisture and depth to the meat. Then season the meat with salt and pepper, no more. TIP #3: MAKE 'EM THICK Form the hamburger patties quite thick, this helps the cooked burgers stay juicy. TIP #4 ADD SMOKE About 15 minutes before starting to grill, place water-soaked hickory, apple or cherry wood chunks on the grill away from the meat. A log works too if one happens to be handy. TIP #5 ICE WATER * Dip each burger into a big bowl of ice water for 30 seconds before dropping onto the grill. Sound crazy?