July 27 - Taste of Home August/September 2010 Issue

Savor summer's best with the August/September issue of Taste of Home

July 27 Taste of Home August September 2010 Issue

July 27 Taste of Home August September 2010 Issue

Pie, Oh My! Plus Apples, Tailgating, Back to School, Shortcuts for Big Time "Savings," and much, much more

On newsstands July 27, 2010—Greendale, WI: Summer's best eats are on the menu in the August/September 2010 issue of Taste of Home with super snacks for kids, spectacular sandwiches for tailgating, and awesome apple creations. And if your pie-in-the-sky aspirations have sometimes resulted in painful crash landings in the kitchen, we've got luscious fruit pies that we guarantee will have people peeking over your shoulder as you pull them from the oven. Plus, we've got lots of shortcuts from home cooks and our test kitchen experts spread throughout the magazine to help you save time and money and stress less. Enjoy!

Our "Pie, Oh My!" Feature Makes Baking Easy as Pie (pages 63-68)
Nothing fills the house with better smells and tempts us more than a magnificent pie. And while any season can be pie season, summer's bounty means our fields and freezers are loaded with wonderful fruit such as the apples, rhubarb, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries that fill the flaky crust of our cover model: Five-Fruit Pie. That stunningly beautiful creation is joined by a show-stopping Blueberry Dream Pie, a prizewinning Cherry-Berry Streusel Pie, a gorgeous sugar-topped Apple & Blackberry Pie, a cool and chocolate-y Strawberries & Cream Pie, and a delectable Streusel Peach Pie. For those who think a perfect pie is impossible, check out the special "Easy as Pie" lesson from blue-ribbon winner Josie Bocheck of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. (Her award-winning Fresh Cherry Pie can be found at

Advice for Attacking After-School Appetites (page 44)

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Kids' after-school hunger is legendary. It's only a matter of moments between the time the bus drops them off and the call of "Mommmmm...I'm starving!" Instead of a bag of this or a microwaved zap of that, whip up one of our issue's simple snacks in a matter of minutes, including Apricot Turkey Pinwheels (a sweet and savory mix of puff pastry, jack cheese, turkey, and mustard), Maple-Pecan Snack Mix (made with Honey-Nut Chex, granola, pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon), and Bacon-Wrapped Breadsticks (with a touch of Parmesan).

It's Crunch Time! Be the Apple of Everyone's Eye (pages 20-21)
A sure sign that summer will soon give way to the cool days of fall is the arrival of apples. After a trip to the orchard, instead of just divvying up the bushels and pecks, gather everyone for some fresh apple treats. Serve up a quick and easy Apple Salad (a twist on the classic Waldorf salad seasoned with ginger, dried cranberries and water chestnuts) and some comforting Slow-Cooked Stuffed Apples for dessert (slow-cooker easy and filled with chewy pecans and topped with caramel). And then wake 'em up the next day with rich and tempting smell Crisscross Apple Crowns.

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Be a Tailgating "Hero" (pages 27-28)
Are you ready for some football? Regardless of who wins, you'll score points with the entire game-day crowd when you serve these fabulous, fast-to-fix sandwiches: Deli Beef Heroes (filled with marinated artichokes, caramelized onions, green olives, roasted peppers, cream cheese, ricotta cheese, roast beef, and more), Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches (loaded with zucchini, red peppers, basil, tomatoes, and hummus), and Fiesta Tuna Salad Sandwiches (which also doubles as a dip or a hot tuna melt).

Ready, Set...Supper! Weeknight Solutions For The Weary (pages 46-48)
Sometimes, you need more than an idea for dinner — you need help planning entire meals for your busy family all week long. Taste of Home to the rescue with five easy, perfectly paired menus for every day of the week like a slightly spicy Fire Island Ziti (loaded with sausage and broccoli and served with Monterey Ranch Bread), Kielbasa Chicken Kabobs (flavored with pineapple juice and served with an Almond Rice Pilaf), and Chicken Continental (a mouthwatering meal loaded with garlic and mushrooms and served with Basil Buttered Beans).

And those are just some of the 147 ways to wow your family in the August/September 2010 issue of Taste of Home. Whether you are barbecuing or baking, still in bathing suits or back to school, there's always time for a little more cooking, caring, and sharing this summer.

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