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Portions of this site were updated on 25 June 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 June

Fourth of July Menu and Recipes
Grilling Recipes
Father's Day (archive)
Monthly Features

Independence Day Recipes and Menu

July Fourth is a day to celebrate America's independence with family, friends and lots of good food. I have posted one of my favorite menus for the occasion featuring grilled baby back ribs and, for those who prefer, grilled chicken, both with a homemade molasses barbecue sauce. When guests arrive, they can help themselves to tzatziki served with vegetable crudités and pita triangles. The side dishes include pasta and parmesan cheese salad, corn on the cob, baked beans and pepper cabbage salad, a Pennsylvania Dutch favorite. My mother's berry crumb pie, made with fresh blueberries and served with homemade ice cream, completes the meal. Most of the dishes can be prepared in advance or require minimal last minute effort, as described in the menu preparation notes. For alternate choices, every recipe includes links to similar dishes. I hope you enjoy.

~\~/~ Happy Birthday America ~\~/~

Grilling Recipes

We love to grill, whether for a gathering of friends and family or just for everyday cooking because it is easy, involves less clean-up, generally healthy and tastes so good. This is a collection of my favorite recipes for the grill, as well as some shared recipes from contributors, including meats, poultry, seafood and vegetables. If you don't have access to an outdoor grill or if the weather does not cooperate with your plans, any of the recipes can be made indoors with a grill pan, a broiler or, in some cases, in the oven.

Monthly Features

Featured Recipe

Mexican-Style Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

Shared Family Recipe

Heidi's Praline Chocolate Dessert

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.

No matter where I take my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best.
Pennsylvania Dutch Saying

Dry-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs with Molasses Barbecue Sauce

Dry-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs Recipe Photo

Pasta and Parmesan Cheese Salad

Pasta and Parmesan Salad Recipe Photo

Mexican-Style Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

Mexican-Style Beans Recipe Photo

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