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On The Cob And On The Grill
Corn is one of America's all-time favorite vegetables, and according to cookbook author and teacher Tori Ritchie, this is the time to find it at its sweetest, seasonal best.

Going Green On A Shoestring
What's for dinner? Chef Waldy Malouf offers a green market menu: Chilled Yellow Tomato Soup; Crisp Penne with Ricotta, Roasted Tomatoes and Herbs; Smoky Corn Succotash; and Peaches with Balsamic Vinegar.

Desserts That Are Not The Pits
Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and cherries are in season now. So take the Five-Minute Cooking class with Tori Ritchie. She has delicious recipes, along with useful tips on how to use these stone fruits.

Desserts That Are Not The Pits
Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and cherries are in season now. So take the Five-Minute Cooking class with Tori Ritchie. She has delicious recipes, along with useful tips on how to use these stone fruits.

Have Cuba Libre Party!
There's nothing as fun as a theme party, and a terrific idea in the warm months is a get-together with a Cuban theme: a Cuba Libre party. Colin Cowie tells you how to throw this tropical bash.

Staib: Chef In A Time Machine
A taste of history is what you'll get if you go to the restaurant of Walter Staib. He presides over the kitchen at City Tavern in Philadelphia, once a favorite of George Washington and other Founding Fathers.

Brining Adds Taste To Turkey
Brining is not just for Thanksgiving. Brined Grilled Turkey Breast and Succotash is Chef Bobby Flay's recipe to wow your friends and family with. Give it a try.

Mangia: Mussels And Panzanella
It sounds very Italian: Watermelon Panzanella, Tagliolini with Mussels and White Wine, and Affogato Shots. Impress your guest with Chef Michael White's recipes on the $40 Chef on a Shoestring budget.

New Twist On Lemon And Lime
Billy Reece of New York's Billy's Bakery visits The Early Show to share easy-to-make summer treats. His recipes for Key Lime Pie and Lemon Ice Cream won't require much time or hard-to-find ingredients.

Striped Bass And Sabayon
Summertime means picnics, barbecues, camping and poolside dining. So medical correspondent Dr. Emily Senay offers from The Early Show kitchen food safety tips.

It's The Berries (And Cherries)
Summer is a great time for fruits and vegetables, and berries and cherries are at their peak right now. Tori Ritchie visits The Early Show with easy-to-make treats using these seasonal ingredients.

When In Doubt, Throw It Out
James Beard award-winning chef Christopher Lee of Philadelphia's seafood restaurant Striped Bass takes the Chef on a Shoestring challenge. Try his recipes for Striped Bass and Blueberries and Mint Sabayon.

Roasted Chicken And Bread Pudding
Spinach salad, roasted chicken with a side of creamed corn succotash and strawberry bread pudding -- that's what Chef on a Shoestring Laurent Tourondel is preparing with just $40. Try his recipes.

Grill A Burger Fit For A President
Most people spend the Fourth of July outdoors grilling up a feast for friends and family. If you're looking to grill burgers, former White House chef Walter Scheib offers tips and a simple easy-to-make recipe for you.

Picnic For Eight With $80
Don't know what to bring to the Fourth of July picnic? How about Spicy Black Bean Dip and Pasta Spirals with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Goat Cheese? Chef on a Shoestring's Robin Vitetta-Miller shares her recipes.

Cool Treats For A Hot 4th
Fourth of July weekend is a perfect time to cool off with an icy dessert, and cookbook author and teacher Tori Ritchie shows you some unexpected ways to satisfy that craving. Check out her recipes.

Picnic Ideas To Light Up July 4th
If you're going to catch fireworks at your community park or waterside this Fourth of July, author and cooking teacher Tori Ritchie has a great picnic menu. Try her recipes.

The 'Best' Grill For Your BBQ
Charcoal, electric, portable, it's a BBQ bonanza at The Early Show as Best Magazine senior editor, David Gregg, shows some of the latest home grills. Find out which one is the best for your next BBQ.

Essentials For A Lobster Feast
Catch the attention of your family and friends this summer with a lobster party. Bon Appétit's Tanya Steel explained on The Saturday Early Show what you need to cook and host a lobster feast in a pinch.

Grilled Goodness: Pork And Purple
In part two of his grilling series, The Early Show resident chef Bobby Flay shows how easy it is to make eggplant and pork. They are not only flavorful, but good for you, too.

For Healthy Flavor, Try Grilling
Grilling is a favorite summer activity. It's also the topic of Bobby Flay's sixth cookbook, which showcases his signature bold flavors, with a healthy twist. He kicked off a three-part Early Show series with chicken and mushroom recipes.

Warming Up To Party Tables
Smart, simple and sophisticated (and steeped in the scent of citronella), it's time for the joys of summer entertaining. Who better qualified to help you pull it all together than Colin Cowie?

Hobnob With Kebobs
Grilled kebobs are a summer favorite. So, for the latest Five Minute Cooking School, The Early Show joined some friends at the Williams-Sonoma flagship store in New York City for a lesson in grilling up the perfect kebob.

Jerk Chicken On The Grill
Award-winning chef Brad Thompson takes the Chef on a Shoestring challenge, preparing a Father's Day grilling menu. The meal includes Curried Vegetable Salad, Jerk Grilled Chicken with Corn on the Cob and Berry Dessert Parfaits.

Side Dishes For Dad's BBQ
No barbecue is complete without a variety of side dishes, so as Dad celebrates his day having fun at the grill, try Tori Ritchie's recipes. On The Early Show, she showed how easy it is for you and the kids to make them.

No-Bake Summer Treats
Just because you don't want to turn on the oven in the sweltering summer heat doesn't mean you can't make delicious desserts. Chef Bobby Flay offers easy recipes that take almost no time to prepare.

Throw A Party Like A Pro
Entertaining buffet style is a great way to enjoy your guests this summer. The Early Show's event planner, Colin Cowie, shares how to set a balanced buffet table. Get tips and recipes from three menu options.

Whole-Meal Summer Salads
Now is a great time to take advantage of all the wonderful vegetables coming into season, and what better way to enjoy them than with flavorful summer salads? Get recipes for a main dish in the Five-Minute Cooking Class.

'Good Deal' Summer Meal
If you watch the Food Network, you've probably seen "Good Deal with Dave Lieberman." The network's youngest host prepares a summer meal for four with the Chef on a Shoestring budget of $40.

Not All Hot Dogs Are Equal
Nothing is more "American" than hot dogs. Depending on the condiments and the dogs you use, they can reflect regional flavors. Try chef Bobby Flay's favorite recipes: New York Dog, Cincinnati Dog, and the Georgia Slaw Dog.

Creative Cocktails
The Paysan, Rum Punch and Vento Fizz are three of the 200 cocktails that passed muster in Grace Parisi's Food & Wine test kitchen. Just in time for Memorial Day, she visited The Saturday Early Show and showed us how to make them.

BBQ Boston Style
Pino Maffeo, executive chef of Boston's Restaurant L, puts a creative spin on a Memorial Day BBQ menu. Barbequed Pork Ribs with Green Chili Sauce is the main course he prepares on the Chef on a Shoestring budget.

Cook Up Steaks That Sizzle
Summertime is often associated with beaches, cool drinks, and, of course, grilling. But if you find grilling intimidating or difficult, the author of "Weber's Real Grilling" offers great tips and recipes.

A Salad Garden To Last All Summer
Even if you don't have a big greenhouse, The Early Show gardening guru Charlie Dimmock shows how you can get a salad garden to grow even if you don't have lots of space. Check out her ideas and tips.

Summer Italian Brunch
This summer, prepare brunch on the grill. Chef Nick Stellino took The Saturday Early Show's Chef on a Shoestring challenge and offers easy and tasty Italian recipes you, too, can make with a $30 budget.

Grilled To Perfection
Rain or shine, grills all over the country will be fired up this Memorial Day. The Early Show resident chef Bobby Flay provides a warm-up with tips and recipes from his new book, "Bobby Flay's Boy Gets Grill."

Grill The Greens
You don't have to cook just steak at the grill. The Early Show resident chef Bobby Flay explains grilled vegetables can also whet the appetite. He demonstrates some recipes on The Early Show

Tips For The Perfect Grilled Steak
The Early Show found out what most of Chicago knows -- Morton's Steakhouse cooks some of the best steak in America. One of the restaurant's founders shared some of his secrets for grilled steak.

Low-Country Fare For Memorial Day
Chef Cindy Wolf again takes on the Chef on a Shoestring Challenge. This time, she prepares an easy low-country cuisine, a refined mix of English, French, African and West Indian culinary traditions, for the Memorial Day weekend.

For The Vegetable Lover In You
In his latest book, "Fresh Food Fast," Peter Berley offers straightforward instructions for simple, seasonal meals that can be prepared in under an hour. Try his recipe for Chilled Avocado Soup With Lime And Jalapeño.

Easy Labor Day Recipes
The Early Show invited Chef Gerry Hayden, owner of Amuse restaurant in New York, and his wife, award-winning pastry chef Claudia Fleming, to share their low-labor Labor Day recipes.

Lobster Cooked On Planks
Many of the first Americans cooked their fish on planks of wood. Now, Early Show resident chef Bobby Flay expands on their recipe with a lobster tail and smoked chile corn relish dish.

Tasty Drinks For Cocktail Time
It is always a good time to throw a cocktail party for a group of friends. Party planning expert Colin Cowie has some delicious drink ideas that don't require weeks of planning.

Eating Well At The Beach
There was a time when the menu for a beach picnic consisted of soggy tuna sandwiches, chips, boardwalk burgers and fries. Not anymore. Co-authors of "The Lobster Roll" share their recipes for beach outings.

Roadside's Fried Bologna
This time when you hear bologna, don't run away. A village tavern habitué in central Ohio will tell you what a crispy and grease-free bologna sandwich tastes like.

Exclusive: Flay's Scallop Salad
If you're looking for a new menu twist for your next outdoor party, try serving grilled sea scallops in a refreshing salad. Chef Bobby Flay shares his recipe from a new cookbook.

Wine, Food And Music
Andrea Immer, one of 10 women Master Sommeliers in the world, has created four enhanced CDs that mix music, food and wine. She visited The Early Show to offer great tips to consider when pairing food with wine.

Longer Lasting Produce
Summer is a great time for fruits and vegetables, says Chris Kimball, founder and editor of Cook's Illustrated magazine. Kimball provides some ideas to keep produce unspoiled longer in the days of summer.

Summer Is For Cherries
The executive food editor at Gourmet magazine visited The Early Show to share recipes from the magazine's August feature article for summer's sour cherries.

Forget Ice Cream; It's Granitas Now
Nadia Roden's new book, "GranitaMagic: 55 Ices For Every Reason and Every Season" showcases classic and contemporary granita recipes. Don't miss her interview Monday on The Early Show. Get her recipes.

Cents For Candy
CBS News Sunday Morning makes a sweet Roadside stop in Pennsylvania, where penny candy really costs a cent.

Lemonade Without Lemons?
This summer, if you're not in the mood to make lemonade from scratch, try it the real simple way. Kris Connell of "Real Simple" magazine has some tangy twists for jazzing up lemonade from concentrate.

Sip Into Summer
Some wines are especially suited for the hot weather and breezy celebrations of summer. CBS News Correspondent Bill Plante asks expert authors Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher to recommend a few of the best.

The Sugar And Spice Of Summer
Author Debra Ponzek shares some recipes from her book, "The Summer House Cookbook," for the Chef On A Shoestring challenge. On her menu: Ginger Lime-Marinated Flank Steak; Grilled Corn in the Husk with Chipotle Butter; and Lemon Cake.

Steak-Like Fish
The Early Show resident chef Bobby Flay shows how to grill some hearty fish at any barbecue — giving steaks and burgers a little company and your menu a nice variety.

Barbecue Safety
Before lighting up the barbecue, chef and veteran New York City fireman Joe Bonanno says to follow some few basic tips to make an outdoor cookout fun and safe for everyone.

Having Fun With Meze
Diane Kochilas shares the traditions and tastes of the meze table - small dishes of Greek food served in the middle of the day -- the perfect fare for sharing conversation and drinks.

Building A Classic Brick Barbecue
The Saturday Early Show's Rent-A-Husband, Kaile Warren, shows how to build a classic brick barbecue grill in the backyard — from picking the bricks to installing the grill supports.

Beer-Simmered Bratwurst
The Early Show's resident chef Bobby Flay shows us how we can have our own street fair in our backyard with a delicious and easy recipe for bratwurst and onions.

A Menu To Remember
For a special Memorial Day Chef on a Shoestring challenge, the Saturday Early Show invited Cornelius Gallagher, the executive chef at Oceana restaurant, to cook an entertaining menu for six for under $60.

Hot Dog Taste Test
The folks at Food and Wine Magazine loosened their belts and tested 15 brands of hot dogs to find the leader of the pack. The Early Show had the report on which ones cut the mustard.

The Ultimate Burger
What better way to celebrate summer than with an old-fashioned hamburger? Chef Bobby Flay visits The Early Show to prepare what he calls the Ultimate Burger.

A Cuban Food Fest
The Early Show kicked off its series of Summer Food Fests 2002 with Cuban cuisine. The feast featured such flavorful dishes as frituritas de malanga, vaca frita and the classic Cuban drink mojito.

Summer Punch
Bowls of punch can liven up any summer party, and restaurateur Nick Mautone is just the man to tell you how to put them together. He dropped by The Saturday Early Show to share a few recipes.

Good Eating From The Grill
Joe Bonanno, author of "The Firehouse Grilling Cookbook," showed us how to make Grilled Red Peppers With Balsamic Vinegar And Garlic, Grilled Flank Steak, and Mexican Bananas Foster.

Rating The Grills
Warm weather sends many people out shopping for a grill. And with a little sound advice from Chris Kimball, an editor from Cook's Illustrated magazine, potential chefs can find just the tools they need.

The Grill Drill
Trying to buy a grill? Start by asking yourself how often you're going to be using it and what you're going to be cooking on it.

The Wines Of Summer
Andrea Immer has the scoop on wines you might want to consider during the summer months, with its barbecues and fresh garden produce.

Summer Brunch Menu
Chef Erik Blauberg cooked up an easy, delicious summer brunch. So invite your friends over for a great meal and don't worry about breaking the bank on this Chef On A Shoestring meal.

Summer Meal
Chef Todd English created a tasty meal which includes a refreshing chilled spring pea soup -- all for under $20.
  • Ellen Crean

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