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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.
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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, it's a hit!The recipe (if you can call som…

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? It sure does. We’re not sure what it does,…

Old-Fashioned Homemade Lemonade

How to make real lemonade and the most lemony lemonade you've maybe ever tasted! The trick? A simple technique that extracts extra flavor from the lemon peels.


Fresh & Refreshing, a Summer Classic. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep.

Easy Summer Recipes

Less Cookin'. More Livin'.
Make it your summer motto! This is a seasonal collection of the simplest of simple summer recipes, recipes so short, so intuitive, so repeatable, that we might be reluctant to even call them "recipes".


Real Food, Fresh & Summery from Simple Suppers to Sides, Salads and Sandwiches with the Best Summer Produce Plus Summery Sweets and More.

Rhubarb Chutney

Everyone loves rhubarb – don't we usually cloak it in sugar for cake, cheesecake, rhubarb sauce and first and foremost, pie? This recipe shifts rhubarb to the savory side, a chutney that's fabulous with grilled steak, roast pork, even stirred into Greek yogurt for a savory dessert. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~


COMPLIMENTS!
".... my god is that good stuff" ~ Kevin
"The Rhubarb Is Ready, the Rhubarb Is Ready!"In my childhood, when the rhubarb was ripe, summer had truly arrived.My mom kept a few plants on the north side of the house. The cherry-red stalks were tart-tart-tart so Mom sent us to fetch some with a small dish of sugar – tasting while picking was encouraged! My dad's been trying to kill my mom's last rhubarb plants with Round-Up for years - thankfully, rhubarb is resilient and two plants survived. I've transplanted one plant into my own garden in Missouri and with the promise that rhubarb pie is the likely outcome, Dad is faithfully tend…

Two Poppy Seed Cake Recipes

One Homemade, One That Starts with a Cake Mix,
Both From My Family's Cookbook of Favorite Family Recipes
The first recipe is for a homemade poppy seed cake with stripes of chocolate-cinnamon streusel. (It's the streusel which really makes it special.) The second recipe starts with a cake mix to make a moist and lemony poppy seed cake. (The cake-mix cake is so easy, kids can definitely help pull it together!) Both recipes are keepers! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipes ~

~ Homemade Poppy Seed Cake ~
~ Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Cake ~


COMPLIMENTS!
"... more than delicious." ~ Sara"... the closest to my grandmother's recipe that I have found in 30 years!" ~ Anonymous What Does "Scratch" Mean?A "scratch golfer" shoots par or better then jots quick notes onto a "scratch pad". To "scratch the surface" is just the beginning while "scratching a plan" brings one to an end. To "raise some scratch" is to gather cas…