In summer, I am always looking for ways to use the fresh basil and tomatoes that grow in my herb garden. This recipe combines the two flavors in a wonderful salad that you can make any time of year! —Mary Ann Turk, Joplin, MO
Here's a juicy, delicious and savory meal in a bun! I make it for picnics, barbecues and tailgate parties, and it always gets compliments. To transport, wrap the hot dogs in foil and then in paper. —Peter Halferty, Corpus Christi, TX
With only five easy-to-double ingredients, these mouthwatering kabobs are one of our favorite recipes. To prevent wooden skewers from burning, soak them in water for 30 minutes before threading on the meat. We like them with hot cooked rice and a tossed salad. —Carole Fraser, Toronto, ON
My husband and I love barbeque chicken pizza, but I decided to take it up a notch by adding other toppings that we love, including smoky bacon and creamy Gorgonzola. My mouth starts to water just thinking about it! —Megan Crow, Lincoln, NE
I was introduced to basil when I married into an Italian family. I loved the aromatic fragrance and flavor of the herb and begun to use it in everything. Basil and dill add a unique touch to this cabbage slaw.
-June Cappetto, Seattle, Washington
This is one of those dishes that sounds so wrong but tastes so right! Trust me—barbecue chicken leftovers are fantastic with the fries. We like it with lettuce, tomato and pickle, but you can add almost any toppings you like. —Janet Telleen, Russell, IA
Really, it’s simple arithmetic…or something like that: Beer is good. Banana bread is good. Beernana bread is great! Even guys who don’t know their way around the kitchen can pull this one off. —Steve Cayford, Dubuque, IA
I first had this summery salad at a family reunion. It's one of my husband's favorite dinners. Sometimes, we leave out the chicken and serve it as a side dish instead. --Jennifer Madsen of Rexburg, Idaho.
Here’s my twist on a classic. Creamy avocado, balsamic mayo and crisp salad greens make this version legendary in my book. For a lighter take, I often use turkey bacon. —Ami Boyer, San Francisco, CA
If you haven’t already enjoyed the rich, creamy pairing of blue cheese with your favorite steak, stop reading and get cooking! I take it a step further by folding in a little butter to make the dish even more drool-worthy. —Amanda Martin, Monson, MA
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