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Portions of this site were updated on 28 August 2016.

Anyone who likes to cook will tell you that part of the fun of cooking is sharing good recipes. At Teri's Kitchen, you will find hundreds of tried-and-true recipes from my family and personal collections, plus several hundred shared recipes from contributors. In addition, there are menus for every day and special occasions, cooking tips, links and much more. I will post additions and revisions to the site on this page as they occur throughout the month. To browse the kitchen, visit the Site Index or, for specific recipes or information, use the search boxes throughout the site. I hope you will enjoy what I have to offer.

Featured in August

Labor Day Menu
Casual Main Dishes
Monthly Features

Labor Day Recipes and Menu

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, so why not bid the season farewell with an outdoor celebration. This menu includes delicious foods that are perfect for outdoor entertaining, but can be prepared inside if the weather does not cooperate. For the main dish, I chose roasted or grilled pulled pork butt roast, served as is or in sandwiches. The meat is bathed in a vinegar-based barbecue sauce, a popular Eastern Carolina staple. The simple sides include my favorite potato salad, bean salad, coleslaw, a must with pulled pork, and deviled eggs. Dessert is peach crisp, a delicious way to use local peaches, served with homemade or store-bought butter pecan ice cream. All of the recipes, any of which can be prepared at least one day in advance, provide links to alternate choices. Preparation notes are included to help you plan for the event. Enjoy and have a great Labor Day!

Casual Main Dish Recipes for Summer

These are some of the main dish recipes I love to make in the summer for everyday fare or casual entertaining. Most are light, easy to prepare and budget-friendly. Many of the meats and some of the vegetables are grilled because I enjoy cooking outdoors as much as possible during the summer, although they all can be made indoors. Additionally, I include seasonal foods such as seafood, summer vegetables, fruits and berries, which are especially tasty and usually less expensive during the local harvest. I hope that you will try some of the recipes and enjoy!

Monthly Features

Featured Recipe

Eggplant Lasagna

Shared Family Recipe

Francine's Ten Great Smoothies

Menu Suggestions

Menus based on this month's featured recipes.


New recipes are always welcomed. For information and to browse all the shared recipes, visit the Shared Family Recipes page.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Saying

Slow-Roasted or Grilled Pulled Pork Butt Roast and Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Recipe Photo