Elegant Dinner from the Garden for 6

Published June 1, 2010.

In our Summer Vegetable Gratin, salting the zucchini and summer squash, placing the tomatoes on top, and baking the casserole uncovered allowed the tomatoes to roast and caramelize. Complete the meal with Charcoal-Grilled Veal Chops with Mediterranean Herb Paste, Leafy Green Salad, and Upside-Down Plum Cake.

Summer Vegetable Gratin

Salmon Dinner for 6

Published June 1, 2010.

For a salmon cake recipe that would produce crisp, browned, bright-flavored cakes, we chopped fresh fillets by hand, used a bit of mayonnaise as a binder and fresh bread crumbs for texture, and flavored the cakes with a simple combination of onion, lemon juice, and parsley.

Pan-Fried Fresh Salmon Cakes

Indoor Barbecue for 6-8

Published June 1, 2010.

For our Indoor Pulled Pork with Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce, we transform pork shoulder into smoky-tasting barbecue with a crusty exterior and tender interior without trading our indoor oven for and outdoor pit. Also on the menu: Barbecued Baked Beans, Corn Fritters with Cheddar and Chives, Creamy Buttermilk Coleslaw, and Fresh Sour Cherry Cobbler.

South Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce

Weekend Dinner for 6

Published June 1, 2010.

Any weekend is an ideal time to cook dinner with friends, especially with our recipes for Grilled Lemon Chicken, Sweet and Smoky Grilled Tomato Salsa, Creamy Buttermilk Coleslaw, Out-Of-Season Corn Fritters, and Sponge Cake with Rich Lemon Filling.

Grilled Lemon Chicken

Meat and Potatoes for 6-8

Published June 1, 2010.

The classic, crowd-pleasing combination comes together in this menu, featuring: Grill-Roasted Prime Rib, French Mashed Potatoes with Cheese and Garlic, Summer Vegetable Gratin with Roasted Peppers and Smoked Mozzarella, and Peach Shortcakes.

Grill-Roasted Prime Rib For Charcoal Grill

Late Summer Menu

Published August 8, 2009.

Our recipe for Grilled Tuscan Steak with Garlic Essence transforms an ordinary T-bone into something elegant. We add stuffed tomatoes, grilled flatbread, and fresh peach cobbler to complete a late summer menu.

Blueberry-Peach Cobbler with Lemon-Cornmeal Biscuit Topping

Cuban Grilled Pork Dinner for 8

Published June 12, 2009.

A customary mojo sauce—with notes of garlic, cumin, vinegar, and orange—nicely complements our barbecued pulled pork, as do traditional sides of black beans and rice and mango and avocado salad. Be sure to save room for our tender coconut layer cake.

Black Beans with Ham Hocks, Cilantro, and Lime

Casual Fourth of July Dinner for 4

Published June 1, 2009.

On this celebratory day, enjoy a classic spread of old-fashioned burgers, bread and butter pickles, and grilled corn with garlic butter and cheese. Chocolate-chunk oatmeal cookies with pecans and dried cherries make for a handy, after-dinner treat.

Best Old-Fashioned Burgers

Tropical Dinner for 8

Published June 1, 2009.

Brighten even the dullest of days with this light and refreshing menu of pan-seared sesame-crusted tuna steaks with avocado-orange salsa, sweet-and-tart cucumber salad, and rice salad with pineapple, jicama, and pumpkin seeds.

Boiled Rice for Rice Salad

Easy Barbecue Dinner for 10

Published June 1, 2009.

Pulled pork is the perfect vehicle for our spicy chili rub. Pair with our quick bread and butter pickles, Southern-style cornbread, and buttermilk coleslaw for the perfect barbecue menu.

Spicy Chili Rub

Middle Eastern Vegetarian Dinner for 8

Published June 1, 2009.

This traditional menu spotlights the best of Middle Eastern cuisine. Our favorites include: grilled baba ghanoush, chickpea fritters, also known as falafel, and pita bread salad or fattoush—all perfect recipes for the dabbling home cook.

Restaurant-Style Hummus

Southwestern Grill Menu

Published June 1, 2009.

Our Southwestern-style marinade—bursting with chili and smoky cumin flavors—is sure to liven up even the most ordinary steak tips. Take flavor up a notch with our avocado-orange salad with romaine and lime-cumin dressing.

Garlic, Ginger, and Soy Marinade

Grilled Chicken Kebabs Dinner for 6

Published June 1, 2009.

Inspired by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors, we created this light menu of hummus, grilled chicken kebabs with tzatziki dipping sauce, and rice salad with oranges, olives, and almonds. Finish with a moist and never soggy slice of carrot cake.

Middle Eastern Marinade for Chicken Kebabs

BBQ Ribs Cookout for 6

Published June 1, 2009.

This is casual, summer entertaining at its finest. From authentic barbecue pork spareribs to creamy coleslaw to a sweet slice of strawberry cream cake, our classic cookout menu is sure to please all in attendance.

Strawberry Cream Cake

Holiday Ham Dinner for 12

Published December 1, 2008.

With traditional holiday fare in mind, we paired an easy glazed, spiral-sliced ham with mashed sweet potatoes, simple broiled asparagus, and buttermilk biscuits. For dessert, impress your guests with our appealing and tasty lemon layer cake.

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

Beef Tenderloin Dinner for 6

Published December 1, 2008.

This bold and hearty menu features some cold-weather classics, including roast beef tenderloin with caramelized onion and mushroom stuffing, mashed potatoes, and for a sweet ending, dark chocolate mousse.

Beef Tenderloin Dinner for 6

Comfort Food Dinner for 6

Published December 1, 2008.

Traditional and enduring flavors rule this menu—from glazed meatloaf to mashed potatoes to simple broiled asparagus. Be sure to save room for our sweet and tart apple-cranberry pie.

Meat Loaf with Brown Sugar-Ketchup Glaze - Loaf Pan Variation

Chinese Takeout at Home for 6

Published December 1, 2008.

Excite your tastebuds with this complexly flavored menu of potstickers, Chinese barbecued pork with rice, and broiled asparagus with soy-ginger vinaigrette.

Chinese Takeout at Home for 6

Italian Supper for 8

Published December 1, 2008.

Our classic recipe for hearty meat lasagna is complemented by a light green salad and buttery garlic bread. Complete the meal with our flavorful and never soggy tiramisu.

Simple Lasagna with Hearty Tomato-Meat Sauce

Southern Dinner for 8

Published December 1, 2008.

Find comfort in our down-home menu of braised beef short ribs, cooked greens and black-eyed peas, and buttermilk biscuits. Finish with a slice of our light and citrusy lemon layer cake.

Southern Dinner for 8

Mexican Night for 6

Published December 1, 2008.

With bold flavors at the forefront, this menu of fresh margaritas, chunky guacamole, and turkey mole is sure to please all. For dessert, indulge with our smooth and creamy flan.

Chunky Guacamole

Prime Rib Dinner for 8

Published December 1, 2007.

Guests will be lingering over our perfectly grill-roasted prime rib, aching for our rich twice-baked potatoes, and pining for our fallen chocolate cakes.

Grill-Roasted Prime Rib For Charcoal Grill

Italian Dinner for 6

Published December 1, 2007.

For those who long to taste the very best of Italian cuisine, we developed this menu with you in mind. Our menu features a wilted spinach salad, braised beef, creamy polenta, and a classic panna cotta.

Classic Panna Cotta

Southern Favorites for 6 to 8

Published December 1, 2007.

This is Southern food at its finest—rich, satisfying, and flavorful. Oozing down-home comfort, our crab cakes, Creole-style shrimp and sausage gumbo with rice, and biscuits are pleasing and easy to prepare.

Creole-Style Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

Italian Pork Roast for 6 to 8

Published December 1, 2007.

For this Tuscan-inspired menu, we played with herbs and spices to create the perfect garlic-rosemary roast pork loin. Finish with a creamy panna cotta with berry coulis.

Tuscan-Style Garlic-Rosemary Roast Pork Loin with Jus
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