July/August 2019 Table of Contents

Welcome to the thick of summer! The summer months are times to recharge your batteries whether by exploring somewhere new for vacation or heading out to a summer music festival or just enjoying time outside with friends and family. We at RecipeLion Magazine are here to help you enjoy your summer to the fullest with recipes you’ll love all season long. We start with a selection of summer salads that range from party-favorite deli salads to green salads you’re going to want to bring along to work. Expand your healthy eating palate by discovering new ways to cook with one of everyone’s favorite fruits: avocado! They aren’t just for guacamole—avocados star in a variety of different dishes, including pudding. (Yes, you read that right—chocolate pudding, in fact!) Everyone’s looking to add a bit of sizzle to their summer, and there’s no easier way to do that than with a spicy, flavorful buffalo chicken recipe. And we have plenty to choose between from a piping hot party dip to a family-style casserole. And if you need something to cool down the flavors in our spicy buffalo recipes, then you’ll want to check out our section on sweet Southern desserts. From classic peach cobbler to travel-worthy pecan pie bars, there’s something here for everyone. Plus, we’re giving “TGIF” a whole new meaning by celebrating our own version of “fried”-day with everything from fried chicken to fried pickles. And our long-form article this week covers everything you ever wanted to know about knives, from which ones you actually need in your kitchen to how to keep them in tip-top shape for decades. With so much material to get through, you’re sure to stay entertained all summer long!


Apple Butter Peach Cobbler

Does any other fruit scream “summer” more than peach? This homemade peach cobbler recipe is especially enticing because it’s made in the slow cooker, which means you don’t have to worry about heating up the house in 90 degree heat. All you have to worry about is having snacks on hand to curb your hunger… Read Recipe

Strawberry–Cream Cheese Salad

This recipe’s an oldie but a goodie. The sweet and creamy strawberry–cream cheese top is contrasted against the crispy, salty pretzel crust, which entices you to keep chowing down on bite after bite. Read Recipe

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Sliders are the ideal dish to serve to large parties of people, primarily because they leave plenty of room on the plate for small samplings of other dishes. This chicken slider recipe is packed full of flavor from spices to sauces, but given that it’s all cooked up in the slow cooker, it takes almost… Read Recipe

Buttermilk Fried Pickles

If you’re planning to check out any state fairs this summer, you’re bound to run across some beloved fried pickles in one of the booths. What you may not know is how easy they are to make at home! Serve them up as an appetizer or side dish the next time you have people over… Read Recipe

Nutritious Chickpea & Avocado Sandwich

While avocados have certainly cemented themselves into the hearts (and diets) of the nation, chickpeas are still gaining steam. If you’re looking for a way to add this superfood into your routine, this sandwich is the perfect start. Chickpeas are full of protein, healthy carbs, and fiber, making them an ideal substitute for meat in… Read Recipe

Knife Infographic

Knives. They’re the most important tool in any cook’s kitchen. Whether you’re a five-star Michelin chef or a newbie to the cooking scene, the right knife will determine if your cooking experience runs smoothly or not. With so many different makes and brands to parse through, there’s enough there to confuse just about anyone. The… Read Recipe

Jul/Aug 2019

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Editor: Jessica Thelander
Executive Chef: Addie Gundry
Photographers: Megan Von Schonhoff and Tom Krawczyk
Cover Design: Matt Paulson
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