Category Archives: Seasonal Recipes

Hamburgers (or simply burgers)

One of America’s favorite foods, said to have made its first appearance in 1904, are hamburgers. Cheeseburgers, a favorite at our house, is said to have made their appearance in 1924. Grilling and hamburgers seemingly go hand in hand.

Tips to make the most of your grilling experience include:

First, when purchasing ground beef to make hamburger patties, look for meat that is coarsely ground. The reason, the finer the beef is ground the more compact the end product will be.

Keep Your Cool This Summer!

Ovens and air conditioners do not mix if your goal is to stay cool.  You can have tasty summer meals and keep the cooling bill under control at the same time with a few simple hints.  Rethink your cooking appliances.  Meals can be easily prepared on or in the following appliances:    
  • Grills
  • Toaster oven
  • Side burners on the grill
  • Bread machine
  • Slow cookers
  • Outdoor fire rings
  • Crock pots
  • Camp stoves
  • Electric roasters
  • Pressure cookers
Most of these appliances can easily be plugged in on a rain-safe patio.  Use caution around small