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TAG : Summer 2019

Salt-Slab-Brownie

Project Fire: Salt Slab Chocolate Brownie S’mores

I give you the richest, most decadently chocolaty s’more of all. Picture this: You start with your favorite chocolate brownie. You top it with a bar of 70 or 80 percent pure cocoa chocolate. You use fine artisanal marshmallows, preferably ones that come in rectangles large enough to cover the ...

Smoked-Carrots

Project Fire: Smoke-Roasted Carrots with Spice-Scented Yogurt

These slender root vegetables are turning up on fashionable menus everywhere. Sometimes roasted, and sometimes smoked or grilled, carrots are served as starters, desserts, and even in cocktails. Sometimes they precede the steak; sometimes they are the steak. And of course, they always make a ...

Tomato-Zucchini Bruschetta Recipe

Photo by Getty Images/DronGYields 8 servings.Ingredients:2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided1 small zucchini, diced1 clove garlic, minced1 pound tomatoes, diced1/2 small red onion, diced2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil1/4 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 ...

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe

Photo by Getty Images/DarcyMaulsbyYields about 12 servings.Ingredients:2 cups crushed pretzels3/4 cup butter, melted2 tablespoons plus 3/4 cup sugar, divided1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature1 container (8 ounces) whipped topping1 1/2 cups boiling water2 packages (3 ounces ...

Square and Compass Quilt Block Pattern

Photo by Amanda BarnwellDepending on who designed them and how and where they were modified over time, quilt patterns can have different names. This pattern is called Square and Compass in The Collector’s Dictionary of Quilt Names & Patterns, but that book also pictures another block by ...

Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese Recipe

Photo by Getty Images/rudisillYields 6 servings.Ingredients:3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste1 clove garlic, minced2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil2 pounds heirloom ...

Quick Beef Enchiladas Recipe

Photo by Getty Images/Bartosz LuczakYields 6 servings.Ingredients:1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef3/4 cup chopped onion2 cups Simple Salsa, divided1 can (10 ounces) red enchilada sauce, divided12 flour tortillas (8-inch diameter)2 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, dividedDirections:Preheat ...

Simple Salsa Recipe

Photo by Getty Images/Lauri PattersonYields about 5 cups.Ingredients:3 cups chopped tomatoes1/2 cup chopped green pepper1 cup diced onion1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro2 tablespoons fresh lime juice4 teaspoons chopped hot peppers, including some seeds, as desired for spiciness1/2 teaspoon ground ...

Photo Frame Craft Projects

Photo by Allison SarkesianIf you’re looking for some new and exciting craft ideas, and you have photo frames you’re not using, these projects will put them to good use around your home. If you don’t have any frames on hand, they’re relatively inexpensive, considering the cost of home ...

Raise a Healthy Flock

Photo by iStockphoto.com/Dusko MaticFrom urban hens in Wisconsin to 4-H chicken projects in Florida, the backyard poultry revolution is sweeping the nation. Whether you raise chickens for meat or eggs, breed show birds or game birds, or have a big flock or just a couple of hens, health is an ...

Rustic Luminary Project

Photo by Traci SmithThis is a great way to create a soft glow on a table or mantle, while showcasing loved ones at the same time. Luminaries are perfect for honoring a loved one who’s passed away, or for showing off the grandkids (or dogs) at work. They also make great centerpieces for just ...

Peach Salsa Recipe

Photo by Getty Images/DronGYields about 4 cups.Ingredients:4 medium peaches, peeled and diced2 large tomatoes, peeled and diced2/3 cup diced red onion1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro2 cloves garlic, minced2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles4 teaspoons cider vinegar1 teaspoon lime ...

Triple-Steak-Burgers

Project Fire: Fan the Flame With Triple Steak Burgers

Photo by Kesu01 Nothing says summer quite like firing up the grill on a warm afternoon, and dishing out hamburgers and hot dogs. But a grill is capable of so much more than these summer staples, and very few people take full advantage of its power. Luckily, all it takes to fix this are the ...

Multipurpose Tray Project

Photo by Allison SarkesianThis multipurpose tray can be used for a variety of things. It’s handy for carrying condiments outdoors for a summer gathering; it keeps a TV remote, reading glasses, and a book at your fingertips in the living room; and it makes a functional and stylish catch-all ...

Peach Ice Cream Recipe

Photo by Getty Images/TheCrimsonMonkeyYields 8 to 12 servings.Ingredients:3 to 4 large, ripe peaches, peeled and roughly chopped2 cups heavy cream1 tablespoon vanilla1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milkDirections:Cook the peaches in a saucepan over medium heat just until they become ...