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by Sarah Steimer

Grilled skirt steak with tomatoes

Bill and I had one of those great, lazy Sundays where we just wandered around a few Chicago neighborhoods until we were ready to eat dinner. He decided on this recipe and we had a little kitchen/grill collaboration on a gorgeous late afternoon — complete with some hoppy brews from Ohio left by a friend.

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by Sarah Steimer

Salmon burgers with quick pickles and sriracha mayo

I honestly think pickles will make any dish better, and this was no exception to that made-up rule. Burgers in the summer are the best, so why not switch it up with a little seafood? Pick a Saturday or Sunday, get all your ingredients fresh and make these in the afternoon with a nice beer.

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by Sarah Steimer

Grilled chicken salad with garlic confit

I’m so glad a neighbor gave me two very packed bags of arugula, because it gave me an excuse to make this salad! I also now want to put garlic confit on everything. I’m sort of hoarding the rest of the dressing in my fridge right now.


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by Sarah Steimer

Grilled bread salad with sweet peppers and onions

A grilled bread salad might sound sort of dry, but this dish had the perfect amount of dressing. It was so easy to make, too! The hardest part was remembering what I had to pick up from the grocery store.

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by Sarah Steimer

Moroccan-spiced lamb kebabs

Bill was in the mood for some kebabs, and he landed on this well-spiced lamb recipe. He found the recipe, cooked it up and let me snap photos — and claim at least a teensy bit of credit. We had these kebabs with the chickpea salad I posted Monday, and it was the perfect complement.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Grilled beets and peaches with poppyseed dressing

I’m clinging on to every last excuse to use the grill before fall really kicks in. These beets took on a nice, mildly smoky flavor, and the scallion and peaches tasted all-out grilled. Tip for the beets: If the paper towel method for rubbing away the skin seems like too much of a mess, run the beets under cold water while peeling instead.


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by Caitlin Saniga

Grilled tenderloin

The mustard-curry sauce formed a nice crispy crust on the grill, but the center of the meat stayed moist and tender. Next time, I might serve this dish with saffron rice and mint or mango chutney. And grilled peaches for dessert is a must.


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by Caitlin Saniga

Smoky sweet corn chowder

One reason it pays to get along with your neighbors: trading dinners. I was out burying the corn husks from this recipe in my compost pile when my neighbor Ted called to me from his porch. “Stay right there!” he shouted. When he met me on the lawn, he was holding a covered glass bowl of barbecue pork. So when the chowder was done a half-hour later, I cleaned his bowl, filled it with a couple of servings and knocked on his door. Corn chowder and barbecue pork — now that’s a combination. His words, not mine.

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by Sarah Steimer

My pizza Monday got a big seasonal upgrade with these flatbreads! I only used half the recipe per dinner, which made two flatbreads; four flatbreads total.

My pizza Monday got a big seasonal upgrade with these flatbreads! I only used half the recipe per dinner, freezing the other half to use another night. I probably had it in the freezer for about two weeks, and it tasted just as good as the fresh dough.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Polichinki with grilled apricot filling, Greek yogurt and spicy candied walnuts

I vividly remember many Sunday afternoons of my childhood spent sitting at Baboo’s kitchen table with three plates spread out in front of me: one for a never-ending supply of super-thin fried pancakes, one to use as a filling and rolling station and another one to pile up the finished palacinka. Baboo kept two or three pans going on the stove at one time, and she didn’t stop until she’d made enough pancakes for our whole family (six at the time), which was about 30 palacinka. My goal was to keep the supply plate empty, so with as much efficiency as I could muster, I’d select jelly or yogurt or cottage cheese, and then fill and roll the palacinka, creating an ever-larger mound. My favorite filling was strawberry jelly, but we experimented with lots of flavors: grape, mint, raspberry, even apple butter. But Baboo’s favorite was apricot. With that in mind, I created this recipe. I doubt she’d ever make something like this in her kitchen, but I bet she’d have liked it.

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