Ultimate Summertime Cole Slaw

Ultimate Summertime Cole Slaw

Ultimate Summertime Cole Slaw

Let’s talk summer cookouts, specifically COLE SLAW. I love cole slaw in the summer. Like, looooove. I could eat a whole head of cabbage to myself if I put my mind/stomach to it. Maybe this is thanks to my Austrian/Hungarian heritage.

Or maybe it’s just because I make one of the best cole slaws ever. I want to be modest but oh well, the secret’s out, my cole slaw is the bomb! I get requests for this slaw all summer long. Make it for your friends and you will, too.

My cole slaw is so much better than anything you’d buy at a grocery store. It’s not creamy or heavy. It’s light and bright with a bit of an Asian flair. It’s healthy, it’s inexpensive (important when you’re making slaw for like 40 drunk & hungry people), and it comes together in seriously five minutes. And it’s full of avocado. That’s the real game changer right there.

Ultimate Summertime Cole Slaw

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Apricot Mango BBQ RIbs

Sweeten Up Your Usual BBQ… with Vanilla?!

Apricot Mango BBQ RIbs

Memorial Day Weekend is HERE! Thank god for my first official three-day weekend of 2014. I don’t know about you guys, but it’s not a true holiday weekend with out some solid grillin and chillin. I’m going to my friend Katie’s BBQ on Monday and I was brainstorming what I want to contribute when a press release from the peeps at Nielsen-Massey, announcing new BBQ recipes incorporating their premium vanilla. Vanilla as a meat seasoning?! A bit outside the box for me, but their recipes do sound ultra delicious. Give this one a try.

Apricot Mango BBQ Baby Back Ribs

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This Week at the Farmers Market: June Strawberry Salad

I spent Father’s Day weekend with dad at my parent’s country house near the Adirondacks, mowing, weeding, trimming overly eager tree branches, sweeping out the cobwebs, vacuuming the pool, and generally sprucing the place up in anticipation of summer. After our hard work we treated ourselves to a some fresh produce from the neighboring farms… not sure if you’ve heard but strawberry season is in full swing and THANK GOD, because strawberries are one of those fruits, like melons and blueberries (coming soon!!), that are basically bland and tough in the off-season. But holy mother, in June there’s nothing better.

Of course, juicy strawberries are superb on their own, topping off ice cream, boiled down for homemade jam, or baked into a pie. This weekend it was effing hot and I didn’t feel like turning on the oven, plus I wanted to try something a bit more savory to go with our dinner of grilled salmon. The farm stand down the road also sells local cheeses, meats and greens, so we picked up a bag of big, leafy spinach, and a small wheel of goat cheese, wonderfully named “Purple Haze,” and this salad was born.

June Strawberry Salad with Goat Cheese, Fresh Spinach, and Lemon Vinaigrette

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100 Ways to Cook with BBQ Sauce

Alright, we’re calling it: it’s officially summer as far as we’re concerned! All around the nation, loyal ESers are firing up their grills, cracking up a cold brewski (or two, or three, or ten…we don’t judge), and getting ready to devour their body weight in BBQ-sauce drenched goodness. We support this and want to help you in your summertime BBQ journey, so we’ve rounded up 100 of the most delicious ways to create and utilize delicious BBQ flavor. There are the usual suspects (read: meat, meat, and more meat) but we’ve got the vegetarians and vegans covered, too… BBQ tempeh burgers or BBQ pulled portobello quesadillas, anybody? What about BBQ in our pasta, on our pizzas, or glazed on our fruit? Don’t mind if we do!

Click on the photos for full recipes.

Strawberry BBQ Sauce Tempeh Sandwich Blue Cheese BBQ Chicken Pizza BBQ bacon-wrapped jalapenos Baked-In BBQ Sauce Onion Rings
BBQ Pulled Pork Cinnamon Rolls Blueberry Balsamic BBQ Meatballs Homemade Guava BBQ Sauce Pulled Turkey Sandwiches with Cranberry BBQ Sauce
Pulled BBQ Brisket over Sweet Potato Waffles BBQ Chicken Burgers Pulled Pork Empanadas BBQ Green Beans
Grilled BBQ Potato Chips BBQ Caramelized Onions BBQ Chicken Quesadillas Smokey Bear Salad Dressing
Homemade Peach Jalapeno BBQ Sauce Calico Beans BBQ Chicken Chili Vegan BBQ Porter-Bella Sandwiches
BBQ Tempeh Tahini Citrus Salad BBQ Brisket Tacos Vegan Shell Pasta in BBQ Sauce BBQ Chicken Calzones
BBQ Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts BBQ Pheasant Smoked Baby Back Ribs with Espresso BBQ Sauce Eggs Benedict with BBQ Hollandaise
Skillet BBQ Chicken Pasta Lil Texas Sliders Sweet and Sour BBQ Pork Spare Ribs Bahn Mi Burgers with Vietnamese Caramel BBQ Sauce
Smoky BBQ Hummus BBQ Lentil Sandwich BBQ Baked Beans, Barley, & Lentils Disheveled Joseph Sloppy Joes
Roast Cauliflower with BBQ sauce Pulled Pork BBQ Pasta Slowcooker Beef Shortribs BBQ Cranberry Chickpea Wrap
Pork and Apple Rolls with Peach BBQ BBQ Meatloaf BBQ Chicken Salad
BBQ Jelly Oven Baked Chicken Wings Turkey Apple BBQ Panini Goat Cheese Stuffed Turkey Burger with Peach BBQ
Pulled Pork Breakfast Toast Pulled Chicken Sliders with Blackberry Chipotle Sauce and Cilantro Lime Slaw BBQ Spiced Sweet Potato Chips BBQ Mini Sausages
Strawberry BBQ Sauce Bacon, Sausage & Ham Breakfast Kebabs with Marionberry-Cinnamon BBQ Sauce BBQ Cream Cheese Chicken Dip Grilled Eggplant with Korean BBQ
BBQ Black-eyed Pea-Collard Rolls Creamy BBQ Pasta Salad Ginger Honey BBQ Pork Tenderloin BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad
Bacon Explosion BBQ Chicken Enchiladas BBQ Nachos Kansas City BBQ Bacon Shrimp
Tangy BBQ Tofu BBQ Chicken Soup Smokey Black Eyed Pea BBQ Chili Cornbread BBQ Sandwiches
BBQ Seitan and Broccoli Burritos with BBQ Sauce, Plantain, Sweet Potato, Broccoli Grilled Chicken with White BBQ Sauce Ravioli with Pulled Pork and Pickled Onion
BBQ Chicken Baked Potato BBQ Jalapeno Poppers Loaded BBQ Fries BBQ Portobello Sandwich with Smoked Gouda
BBQ Pork Wonton Nachos BBQ Salmon Burgers Pulled Chicken Panini BBQ Goat
Roast Beef BBQ Sauce Grilled Cheese BBQ Chicken Ranch Mac & Cheese Strawberry BBQ Pulled Pork BBQ Chicken Blue Cheese Slaw Wraps
Tofu Po’Boy with Barbeque Cole Slaw BBQ Flaxseed Crackers Hickory BBQ Meatball Sandwiches
BBQ Sauce Glazed Peaches BBQ Baked Beans with Brisket and Shiner Beer BBQ Tempeh Burger with Jalapeno Slaw BBQ Mac & Cheese Pizza
Brisket & Brie Quesadillas with Mango BBQ Sauce Oven-Baked Duck Leg in BBQ Sauce Bacon BBQ Grilled Cheese on Texas Toast Chipotle BBQ Corn & Bean Salad
Open-Faced BBQ Breakfast Sandwich BBQ Salmon Panini BBQ Glazed Sausage BBQ Portobello Quesadillas


All 100 Ways — 1,600 recipes and counting! — found here.

Happy Grilling Season! Endless Simmer’s Top 10 Favorite Things to Cook Outside

Not that we wait until Memorial Day to pull out the grills, but the unofficial start of summer does mean it’s time to start getting serious about BBQ season. Need some help? Here are Endless Simmer’s top 10 favorite things to throw on the grill.

10. Grilled Pickles

Just trust us on this one, it works. Grilled pickles.

9. Grilled Pizza

Any pizza is better with a few char marks. Grilled pizza recipe + the perfect pizza dough recipe.

8. Grilled Ribs

Of course you already know if you have a beautiful rack like this, it’d be a sin not to cook it on the grill. But you don’t have our secret hoisin sauce BBQ ribs recipe. Now you do.

7. Grilled Sweet Corn with Chili Lime Butter

This one doesn’t need any sales pitch, does it? Grilled corn on the cob with chili lime butter recipe.

6. Grilled Sliders with Onion Marmalade

Why eat one burger when you can have 14 tiny ones? Grilled sliders with onion marmalade recipe.

Next: Our Top 5 Favorite Things to Cook Outside

Spring Forward to Summer: Chocolate and Salted Caramel Pudding Pops

Spring has just begun and I’m already fast forwarding to summer with these pudding pops. It’s hard to deny a chocolate and salted caramel pairing.  Especially one on a stick that is begging you to have a seat and enjoy the slow pacing a popsicle has to offer — that is if you can keep yourself from biting into it.

Incredibly easy to make and even easier to devour, you should have no problem whipping up a dozen or more of these in under 30 minutes. The hardest part will be waiting for them to freeze. Let me say that if you’ve never had a pudding pop, well it’s a lot like a Fudgiscle but better and richer.
So relax, enjoy and yield to the slow pace of licking a popsicle.
Chocolate and Salted Caramel Pudding Pops

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