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16 May . 2017

Kicking Off Cooking Out

 

With summer around the corner, we’re planning picnics, scheduling pool parties and kicking off cookouts. Looking for menu inspiration? Here are a few recipe favorites from our very own Briar Chapel staff!

 

Appetizers

Jalapeno Popper Dip (Lee Bowman, Senior Project Manager)

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A blend of rich cream cheese, spicy diced jalapeños and sharp cheddar topped with crispy Panko bread crumbs – a cookout favorite!

 

Corn and Avocado Salsa (Amy Kingrea, Project Coordinator)

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The perfect summer salad filled with veggies and totally customizable to your preferences. I use fresh corn off the cob whenever possible for a fresh summer zing. Serve with crisp tortilla chips or as a stand-alone dish!

 

Sides

Red Skin Potato Salad (Shannon McSwiney, Marketing Director)

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Hearty yet refreshing side perfect for picnics!

 

Amazing Asian Ramen Salad (Tina Feole, Community Representative)

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An easy dish to whip up in a hurry that pairs Asian flavors with a surprising crunch.

 

Main Dishes 

My Mother’s Brisket (Susan Reynolds, Broker Liaison)

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Best prepared a day or two ahead of schedule and gently reheated before your cookout.

 

Tequila-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs (Lee Bowman, Senior Project Manager)

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The quintessential cookout classic with a little extra zest.

 

Dessert

Red, White and Blue Strawberry Shortcake (Tabitha Spencer, Marketing Manager)

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Spectacular summer dessert topped with tons of delicious fresh fruit.

 

Ice Cream Crunch Cake (Tina Fiole, Community Representative)

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Don’t bother with the oven in the summer heat! This easy, tasty dessert pairs the American classic – ice cream – with delicious toppings and a crunch.

 

Enjoy your summer cookouts! Looking for more seasonal tips? Check out our ideas to stage your home for a summer soiree!

 

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