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Recipe of the Week

Detail of Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes



Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes


A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.


Father's Day Cookout Menu
by Wen Zientek-Sico

Enjoy some of my favorite outdoor recipes that are perfect for a sunny June afternoon when we celebrate everyone's favorite guy! (That would be Dad, of course!)



Spoil Dad something terrible with this terrific Father's Day menu. It combines a few of my family's favorite summer recipes (including their favorite "manly" fare) along with preparation hints that make life very easy on the cook. Most of the recipes require very little last minute preparation and can be prepared well in advance. Dad loves the grill, so many of the recipes are prepared on the grill to help you keep a cool kitchen for when company arrives. The recipes for the grill require little watching or basting, so even if Dad ends up watching the grill he can take it easy on his special day.

The Menu

Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings
Vegetable Crudités and Dips
Berry Good Punch
Frozen Coffee Shakes
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Grilled Garlic Baguettes
Dad's Favorite Italian Grilled Steak
Grilled Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce
Grilled Green Tomatoes
Fresh Green Bean and Tomato Salad
Basic Make Ahead Potato Salad
Orange Glazed Grilled Pineapple
Strawberry Orange Shortcakes

The Plan

One-Two Days in Advance

Prepare the Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings.

Soak the corn in ice water for the Grilled Corn on the Cob.

Make the Mustard Dill Sauce for the Grilled Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce.

Make the Grilled Green Tomatoes.

Make the Basic Make Ahead Potato Salad.

Make the shortcakes for the Strawberry Orange Shortcakes.

4-6 Hours in Advance

Prepare the Berry Good Punch except for adding the ginger ale and frozen berries.

Marinate Dad's Favorite Italian Grilled Steak.

Prepare the Fresh Green Bean and Tomato Salad
.

30 Minutes in Advance

Start grilling the Grilled Corn on the Cob.

Start grilling Dad's Favorite Italian Grilled Steak.

15 Minutes in Advance

Start grilling the Grilled Garlic Baguettes.

Start grilling the Grilled Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce.

Reheat the Grilled Green Tomatoes on the grill or stove.


Immediately Before Serving

Add the ginger ale and frozen berries to the Berry Good Punch.

Prepare the Frozen Coffee Shakes.

Prepare the Orange Glazed Grilled Pineapple.

Assemble the Strawberry Orange Shortcakes.






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