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Contributed by Nicole from Cooking for Keeps Since I was a kid, I’ve loved the Fourth of July. Our street growing up was full of children and every Fourth of July, all of us kids would competitively decorate our shiny bikes with red, white and blue streamers, cards and festive ribbons and then parade up and down the street while our parents stood on the sidelines and cheered us on. Of course the night ended with fireworks and sparklers, but … continued…

Fourth of July Steak Salad 7
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            After the long winter months, it creeped up on us again and it’s here: swimsuit season. Surely there are those that welcome this time of the year with zero hesitation… And then there are the rest of us… flashing back to all those moments we knew better than to choose that jelly filled donut but just couldn’t quite resist… Oh but to have the will power to resist such temptations. However, not all is … continued…

Debut That Bikini In 5 Easy Steps
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This could not be easier—and the fact that we’ve taken apart the pesto and made those ingredients garnish makes for a pretty dish. Serve this with plenty of fresh tomato salsa/salad, which seems a perfect complement to the flavors of pesto. We use pecans because that is what we happen to have, but walnuts or the more traditional pine nuts would be every bit as delicious.     Sirloin Steak with Deconstructed Pesto Topping Prep Time: 5 Minutes  |  Cook … continued…

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There’s something about the combination of mint and bourbon that can only mean a Kentucky Derby tie-in. I love the combination. The mint and bourbon both come through on this one, and the brown sugar and bourbon both help make a nice crust on this grilled flank steak. Of course it doesn’t have to be served just on Derby Day…Mint (grow your own—even I can get mint to grow) is just a nice, surprising addition to a lot of savory … continued…

Derby Flank Steak sliced
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‘Tis the season to tailgate! Or maybe for those who enjoy watching the games and grilling from the comfort of your own homes, “homegating!” Either way, food and fun are both on the menu. We’ve teamed up with The Big Green Egg® to bring you the ultimate grilling experience! Each week through September 28th, we are giving away large Big Green Egg® grills. For your chance to win one of these amazing prizes, head on over to Laura’s Facebook page … continued…

Great Grill Giveaway
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Jerk seasoning is widely known in Caribbean cooking, and it’s widely known as hot-hot-hot! I made this recipe milder, giving you the option of adding 1 to 2 hot peppers. You can buy plenty of prepared versions, but as with so many things, this is far better when made at home with fresh herbs and spices.   Note: For party appetizers, skewer one or two cubes of marinated beef onto shorter bamboo skewers and pass as small bites. Prep time: … continued…

Jerk Beef Skewers
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The flavors of a sizzling fajita come together with enormous success in this burger. Four tortillas make a nice substitute for a traditional burger bun to let these flavors really pop.   Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 8 minutes Serves 4   2 teaspoons oil 1 large onion, sliced 1 large red bell pepper, sliced 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon tomato paste, no salt added 1 clove garlic, minced Pinch Salt 2 teaspoons chili powder Juice of 1 … continued…

Fajita Burger
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I love food. Even the hot dog. Just make it a good hot dog! That said, sometimes, it’s all about the garnishes. I used the famous Chicago hot dog as a jumping off point to season and top this dish. I even shaped the ground beef to fit into hot dog bun. And if you can find the poppy seed buns, that would be another great way to honor the Windy City!   Prep time: About 5 minutes Cook time: … continued…

Red Hots
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Burgers don’t always have to be served with a bun, right? Here, we wrap each burger up with a nice dollop of spicy mayo, some avocado and a slice of melting cheese, some shredded cabbage just for crunch—all in a flavorful tortilla. This is a taste and color sensation. Prep time: About 5 minutes Cook time: About 6 to 8 minutes Serves 4   1 pound Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Round 4 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise 1 tablespoon chipotle en adobo, … continued…

California Burger Wrap
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I love it when I can cook an entire meal, start to finish, dessert included, on the grill. It means the house stays cool and we stay outside, lingering as the sun sets. And there is nothing easier than the grill cleanup: close lid, walk away. Right?   So here are five great ideas for grilling your desserts—and yes, every single one of them can be topped with some vanilla ice cream… or low-fat frozen dessert of your choice. 1. … continued…

Grilled Pineapple
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