When grilling, aromatic woods such as hickory, mesquite, apple or cherry can be added to the preheated coals to give the meat a distinctive flavor.
The word barbecue comes from the Arawak word barbakoa, meaning 'frame of sticks.' What's your favorite thing to BBQ?
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Despite popular belief, sweet corn is good for you - low calories, high antioxidants, 3g of fiber for a medium ear of corn.
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme – not just a Simon & Garfunkel album. Not just ingredients to skip over in a recipe. Do you know the benefits of fresh herbs?
ALL ABOUT HERBS
Find a watermelon that's firm, symmetrical and free of dents. It's heavy for it's size. And the underside has a creamy yellow spot from where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun.
Mix textures such as a crisp raw vegetables with soft pasta salads. Better yet? Stop by the deli for grab-and-go sides like Albacore Tuna Salad, Egg Salad, Buffalo Chicken Dip and more.
NEED A SIDE?
Patty melts are delicious in and of themselves. For a new twist on a classic, try it on artisan bread, old country sourdough, classic rye or English muffin bread.
There's an app for that! Try FoodKeeper, a free app from the USDA that helps make sure our fridges stay fresh throughout the summer months.
NO MORE MOLD
Consider the colors of the food that will be served together and make sure there is variety - from fruits and veggies to sides, snacks and sweets.
From fruit infused waters and veggie cups to dish-free preparation, watch a few quick tips to throw a backyard BBQ your guests will remember.
Bakery and produce? Yes! When it comes to bakery and berries especially, there are endless possibilities. Angel food and strawberries. Biscuits and cherries. Don't forget dessert cups!
You can tell a lot about a person by their burger choice. This one screams adventure! Try this Ahi Tuna Burger with Sriracha Aioli.
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