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May 26, 2010 - 12:26pm

I hate to throw things away (please don’t look in my closet!), especially when it comes to food (you probably should avoid my freezer too). Whenever I serve burgers at a barbecue I inevitably end up with some extra buns.

(I can never use a whole bottle of barbecue sauce either. Find a dozen ways to use up a bottle of barbecue sauce here.)

While I love a good burger, I like to enjoy them in moderation. So to use up those extra hamburger buns (aside from making breadcrumbs), I make one of these delicious...

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May 25, 2010 - 12:28pm

I love cooking seafood on the grill because it’s so fast and, because most seafood is relatively mild, it readily absorbs smoky flavors. Plus seafood is  super-healthy—it’s an excellent source of lean protein and some types of fish, such as salmon, are good sources of omega-3 fats, which are good for your heart and your mental health. Click here to find out 6 of the best fish and shellfish to eat and 6 to avoid.

But seafood can be delicate, so here are a few tricks that we use in the EatingWell Test Kitchen for good results when we’re making grilled...

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May 24, 2010 - 11:24am

As a professional recipe tester, I’m all for cooking techniques that produce the best results. But when it comes to good barbecue, sometimes the secret is in the sauce.

Get grilled chicken recipes that will make your mouth water here.

Barbecue sauce can make or break a meal. But it can also make or break your diet—especially many store-bought barbecue sauces, which can be loaded with sodium and sugar.

(Make your own with these healthy recipes for homemade BBQ sauce).

So the EatingWell Test Kitchen crew set out to find some healthier options. Here’s our...

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May 21, 2010 - 11:57am

This Memorial Day, my husband, Dan, and I are having a BBQ. Since I’m a food editor at EatingWell, our friends are used to a delicious spread of food when they come over for dinner. But throwing a backyard BBQ doesn’t need to be complicated or costly—the menu we’re going to serve is full of inexpensive dishes that are super scrumptious too. Here’s a sneak peek at our menu, which for everything from drinks to desserts, costs just about $5 per person:

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When I’m entertaining, I love to grill a big hunk of meat. It‘s just easier to have only one thing to pay attention to rather than keeping track of who wants cheese on their burger and who doesn’t. Smoked Turkey Breast is great for entertaining because it feeds a crowd, plus it costs about $1.50 per serving....

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May 20, 2010 - 12:23pm

When I go to the grocery store to buy bread, there are three things I look for on food labels.

1. I prefer breads made from whole grains rather than ones made from refined grains with added fiber. Whole grains (e.g., wheat, oats, rye) are rich in vitamins and minerals and contain at least as many antioxidants as some fruits and vegetables and are good for your heart.

Get grab-and-go whole grain breakfast recipes here.

Of course I'd like to bake my own bread, but when I don't have time to bake I look for bread that’s labeled "whole grain," then double check that a grain is listed first in the ingredients list. Keep in mind that for wheat, oats, corn, rye and barley, unless the word "whole" precedes the grain...

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