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Happy Summertime! There is no place on earth I would rather be in the summertime than right here in the Flathead Valley! I love the long sunny days, the blue skies, the local festivities and our weekend family bike rides in Glacier. Don’t you just love the smell of a fresh mowed lawn, steaks on the grill, and a just-opened watermelon for dessert? Each one of us have our own summer traditions that we look forward to each year. Check out our summer issues for new recipes that will enhance your meals during our beautiful warm weather. We will celebrate Father’s Day this month on Sunday, June 16th. Let’s not forget to show honor to the fathers and grandfathers who have shown us such love, wisdom and guidance throughout our lives. I know I would not be where I am today without the unconditional love and encouragement of my father and grandfather. I have been very blessed to have been given a strong family legacy of hard work, integrity, character, and oldfashioned values. I pray I will continue passing this on to my children and grandchildren. I know you will join with me on Father’s Day as we “raise a toast” to the wonderful men in our lives! Feel free to let us know what you enjoy most about Seniors’ Scoop! We love to hear from our readers!

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Bring the garden inside to add a romantic and softer touch to your home décor. Though real flowers are always a gorgeous addition, they can be costly and, unfortunately, they will expire. Due to their permanent and authentic nature, more decorators are turning to their faux counterparts when glamming up interiors. Boasting an incredibly realistic look and feel, faux flowers are available in many varieties and colors. So, no matter what type of décor appeals to you – from contemporary to colonial – you can find the perfect petals to match your look and style. Here are tips for using artificial flowers in your home: • When shopping, choose the best you can afford within your budget. You’ll be happy you spent the money on quality blooms that you’ll treasure for years to come. • In doubt of your decorating skills? Simply tuck one stem of your favorite variety in a glass vase for a classic, chic look. • Faux petals are easy to care for and clean with the use of a handheld vacuum, a steamy shower or a soft, dampened cloth. • Add one or two accent pieces that feature artificial flowers. From pillow cases to lamp shades, this look is everywhere and will add a cheerful glow to any room. • Stay away from colors that don’t naturally occur. For example, a rose in a bright blue shade will not convey the same amount of charm as a dusty pink.

For more fun projects to liven up your home décor, visit www.joann.com/projects.

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Linda’s Garden by Jill Seigmund

Although not the most famous garden in the Flathead Valley, Linda Spangle’s is probably the most appreciated; its yellows, purples, and reds greet thousands of people every day during the summer months. It has undoubtedly brightened your day on more than one occasion.

At the heart of the Flathead’s busiest thoroughfare, Linda’s flower garden conveys a simple message to passing motorists: “Smile.” By now you may recognize this iconic garden as the colorful, terraced beds on the east side of Highway 93 in Kalispell, just south of Flathead Valley Community College.

Linda’s garden began modestly, with a few irises transplanted from the beds in front of her house. Over the next 15 years, she and her family added row after row until there was no more room to expand. Everyone chipped in. Her husband Chuck added railroad ties to hold up the hillside. Joshua Myren and other grandchildren hauled dirt and water. Her son Darin crafted a wooden sign displaying The Ten Commandments, a prominent feature in the garden. Linda doesn’t play favorites to her flowers. “Whatever is in bloom is my favorite,” she says. “I love ‘em all.” While the most famous garden in the Flathead Valley is undoubtedly the Bibler Gardens located near Foy’s Lake, Linda’s garden has a special connection to the Bibler Gardens. She was employed by Sam Bibler for more than a decade as a caretaker for his wife. Knowing Linda’s appreciation for flowers, Sam gave her bulbs from his garden to plant in hers. Some of those Bibler flowers are still blooming today in Linda’s roadside garden.

Many people have felt compelled over the years to express their gratitude to Linda for brightening their day. She has received cards and photos from people she has never met. One day Linda happened to open her front door as a woman she didn’t know was leaving a package for her. Inside the package was a quilted table runner with a special handwritten message: “Thank you for your beautiful floral hillside.” It graces Linda’s kitchen table.

During this month of June, be sure to glance out your window when you pass Linda’s garden. You’ll see Pot of Gold alyssum, rock cress, and irises waving hello to you.

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For years, research has shown that having a pet can be very beneficial to a person’s health. In addition to warming your heart, a cute and cuddly friend can also help protect it by helping to lower your blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve your overall mood. From online websites to local drives, the opportunity to adopt is abundant. Millions of dogs and cats are looking for their forever home. With the many joys associated with pet ownership, there are also many things to consider. Here are several tips to be mindful of regardless of whether you are a first-time or seasoned pet parent:

Helpful Tips for First Time Pet Owners

• Visit the Vet: Get your new buddy checked out at your local veterinarian’s office. While many pet adoptions include a complete medical check-up with the adoption fee, it’s still important to ensure they are up-to-date on all shots and preventatives. The vet is also a valuable resource to answer any questions you may have about the proper care of your new companion. • Get to Grooming: Many people think it’s only “for the dogs,” but both canines and felines need to be groomed on a regular basis. Though this task may seem uncomfortable for your pet, beginning this routine will make the task more predictable for them. Your vet can help you select the proper brush and bath supplies for your pet. • Avoid Odors and Stains: Accidents happen so be sure that you have a plan to fight stains and odor with the proper household cleaners. For your feline friends, make sure that the litter box is easily accessible. A litter like ARM & HAMMER™ Ultra Last Clumping Cat Litter is longlasting, with powerful odor destroyers to continuously eliminate even the worst odors and keep your home smelling fresh and clean.

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• Pet-Proof Your Home: Make sure your home is a safe haven for your new furry friend, from the floor to the ceiling. Cats love to scratch and dogs love to chew. Providing them with the proper toys will not only keep them happy, but will also help protect your furniture and personal items. • Instill Good Behavior: Begin good behavior habits from the moment you bring your pet home. Though nipping may seem adorable at first, this behavior may become a pattern that could become a big problem later. Use simple words to praise and command, setting boundaries and confirming you are the boss. For more formal training, seek your local animal trainer or enroll your pooch in an obedience class. For more information about keeping your home odor-free, visit www.UltraLastLitter.com.

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EVENT CALENDAR

THE MUSEUM AT CENTRAL SCHOOL 406-752-8381 FREE Historic Book Club Event June 13, 6:30 pm “Very Close to Trouble, the Johnny Grant Memoir” FREE Movie and Popcorn June 24, 7 pm “The Mouse That Roared” HOCKADAY MUSEUM OF ART Docent Guided Tour Every Thurs & Sat, 10:30 am Learn about the current exhibits from a trained Hockaday docent. Senior Tour & Tea Day June 13 Free admission for Members & Seniors age 60+. Docent-led gallery tour at 10:30 am. Complimentary coffee, tea & cookies served 10 am – 4 pm Plein Air Landscape Painting, Adult Workshop June 15 & 16 Nicholas Oberling, instructor, will explain the fundamental concepts involved with painting directly from nature and atmosphere effects, drawing, composition, and color progressions. Students will spend the day painting with individual help provided by the instructor. Members/$200, Non-members/$225 Cheryl Ferrin: Blackfeet Portraits Thru June 22 These art quilt portraits are of living artists from the Blackfeet Nation and comprise a traveling exhibit of approximately 45 art works.

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Terrance Guardipee: Honoring the War Horses of the Blackfeet Thru Aug 17 Terrance Guardipee is a celebrated Blackfeet painter and ledger artist. He is renowned for creating a unique contemporary style of art that incorporates the depiction of traditional Blackfeet images. 6th Annual Plein Air Paint Out June 27 thru Aug 24 The Hockaday’s 6th Annual Plein Air Paint Out will have artists painting outdoors June 19 - 21. A selection of the works created during the Plein Air Paint Out event will be offered for sale at fixed prices through the end of the exhibition. NEW WEST HEALTH SERVICES Neighborhood Meetings June 19, 11:30 am 1203 US Hwy 2 West, Suite 45, Kalispell Learn about the New West Medicare Advantage PPO plans. KALISPELL FARMERS MARKET NEW LOCATION: Flathead Valley Community College Saturdays, 9 am – 12:30 pm Local farmers, artists and craftsmen sell their goods. FIRST FRIDAY Downtown Kalispell June 7 Head downtown for live music, hot deals, free refreshments and a great chance to buy local. Stop by the Kalispell Visitor Center to pick up your free wooden coin, good for $5 off at many downtown businesses.

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EVENT CALENDAR THE HEALTHX COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell June 15, 9 am – 6 pm HealthX is a community wellness expo featuring seminars and displays of Montana’s leading healthcare providers.

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KALISPELL SENIOR CENTER Kalispell Kreamery June 15 Meet at KSC at 11 am Tour of the Kalispell Kreamery at their Milk and Cookies Event. Bingo Thursdays 1 pm

Pinochle Tuesdays & Fridays 1:30 pm

Line Dance Thursdays 6 pm

Cribbage Mondays 1 pm

Open Paint Wednesdays 12 pm

Art Class Fridays 12:30 pm

Exercise Class Mon’s, Wed’s, Fri’s 10 am

Computer Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am

HARVEST RIDERS OF FLATHEAD VALLEY Christian Motorcyclists Association 406-885-4746

Square Dance Second & Third Saturday of month 6:30 pm

Swing Dance Fridays 7 pm

CMA Monthly Chapter Meeting June 8, 9 am Contact: Joe Clark 406-885-4746 Missoula ride after the meeting.

General Meeting Last Thursday of each month 5 pm Pot Luck & Bingo Bring a dish or $3

Contra Dance First Saturday of each month 7:30 pm

Seniors’ Scoop will be at this event! Be sure to stop by and say hi. PICNIC IN THE PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 2013 Downtown Kalispell June 25 & 26, 7 pm – 9 pm Join one of Kalispell’s best-loved summer traditions. THURSDAY! FEST Downtown Kalispell June 27 Downtown Kalispell’s lively street festival featuring music, food vendors, a children’s activity area, work by local artists.

Libby Logger Days Ride June 22, 8:30 am Contact: Mitch Davis 406-270-0933 Meet at the Sears parking lot to gather at 8:30 am.

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Directory Listings

ASSISTED LIVING Bee Hive Homes of Columbia Falls 1660 13th St. West, Columbia Falls, 406.407.3253, beehivehomes.com The Springs at Whitefish 1001 River Lakes Pkwy, Whitefish, 406.862.6322 thespringsliving.com Timber Creek Village 375 Meadow Lake Blvd., Columbia Falls, 406.892.3400, timbercreekvillagecommunity.com Wel-Life at Kalispell 156 Three Mile Rd., Kalispell, 406.756.8688, wlkalispell.com AUTOMOTIVE Howie’s Tire & Alignment 6470 Highway 93 South, Whitefish, 406.862.6666, howiestire.com

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Howie’s Tire & Auto Care 33 3rd Ave E.N., Kalispell, 406.755.6662 Montana Auto Center 601 East Idaho, Kalispell, 406.752.5511, montanaautocenter.com The Good Car Company 1212 S Main St., Kalispell, 406.755.7777, thegoodcarcompanyllc.com CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Sarah Klingenberg 410 1st Ave W, Kalispell, MT 59901, 406.212.1909, gonsteaddr@hotmail.com DENTAL Glacier Denture Center 1340 Airport Road, Kalispell, MT 59901, 406.257.5283 Montana Periodontics 115 Commons Way Suite 101, Kalispell, 406.755.4722 Rocky Mountain Dentures 1825 Hwy 93 South, Suite A, Kalispell, 406.752.1003 kalispelldentures.com

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HEALTH FOOD Mountain Valley Foods Organic Grocery 25 Commons Way, Kalispell, 406.756.1422 mvf@mountainvalleyfoods.com HEALTH SERVICES The Sleep Medicine Center 200 Commons Way, Lower Level, Kalispell, 406.752.1729 HOME HEALTH CARE A Plus Health Care 1310 S. Main St, Kalispell, 406.755.4968, aplushc.com Flathead County Home Health Agency 736 S. Main St., Kalispell, 406.751.6800, paradigm99@centurytel.net INSURANCE AGENCIES Best Insurance 175 Hutton Ranch Rd, Suite 113, Kalispell, 406.755.8888 LONG-TERM NURSING CARE Heritage Place 171 Heritage Way, Kalispell, 406.755.0800, heritagekalispell.com

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MASSAGE THERAPY Touch for Life 103 Ponderosa Ln. Kalispell, 406.270.3847, karen.l.rog@gmail.com Paula Rich Massage 20 Four Mile Dr, Suite 4, Kalispell, 406.249.6025, paulastanford@hotmail.com MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT INSURANCE Flathead Insurance 2330 Hwy 2 East, Kalispell, 406.752.7676, northwestinsurer.com

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MEMORY CARE Edgewood Vista Assisted Living + Daycare Services 141 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, 406.755.3240, edgewoodvista.com Expressions Memory Care Home 240 Hidden Meadow Lane, Columbia Falls, 406.897.1017, expressionssmch.com The Springs at Whitefish 1001 River Lakes Pkwy, Whitefish, 406.862.6322 thespringsliving.com

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PHARMACIES Evergreen Compounding Pharmacy 2141 U.S. Hwy 2 East #300, Kalispell, 406.257.2083 evergreencompoundingpharmacy.com PHYSICAL THERAPY Professional Therapy Associates 1234 Whitefish Stage Road, Kalispell, 406.756.7878, ptflathead.com REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS NoDoubt Land Company 1103 S. Main St., Kalispell, 406.257.6638, theresnodoubt.com West Venture Properties, LLC 17 1st Ave East, Kalispell, 406.751.5600, westventureproperties.com RESTAURANTS Café Max Soup Company 20 Commons Way, Kalispell, 406.257.7687, cafemaxsoupmt.com Café Max Soup Company 6475 Hwy 93 S, Whitefish, 406.270.9840, cafemaxsoupmt.com

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Cislo’s Family Restaurant 2046 Hwy 2 East, Kalispell, 406.756.7330 RETAIL Gold Rush Pawn Company 1353 Hwy 2 East, Kalispell, 406.257.7296 (PAWN), goldrushpawn.com The Shops at Station 8 38 Hwy 2 East, Columbia Falls, 406.892.1123, station8antiques.com

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Seaside Inspiration for the Home

Trips to the beach are popular getaways – but if you can’t get to the beach, you can bring it to your home. • • • •

Find or make pillows and accents with a nautical or beach theme. Make a beach terrarium with a glass bowl, sand, shells and pieces of coral. Print beach photographs or scan illustrations and frame a set in white wood frames. Create a tablescape with books about the sea, neutral colored candles, and items like sand dollars and shells in a wooden tray.

This antique-look Photo Frame Accent Table is ideal for displaying fun-in-the-sun photos past and present. A whitewashed finish is the natural choice for breezy, beachcomber appeal. Photo Frame Accent Table Some experience necessary Approximate Crafting Time: 3 to 5 hours, plus drying time Supplies and Tools: Large picture frame with glass 4 table legs and brackets for attaching to back of frame L-brackets and screws for securing photo panel to underside of frame Martha Stewart Crafts acrylic paint: Gray Wolf, Porcelain Doll, Wedding Cake, Linen White household candle Sandpaper: course and fine Foam core board Linen fabric Batting or felt Adhesive or tacky glue 1. Attach hardware to frame for removable legs. 2. Paint legs and frame Gray Wolf; apply 2 coats for good coverage. Let dry. 3. Rub candle onto all areas of frame and legs where a distressed look is desired. 4. Paint 2 coats of a mixture of all the whites onto all surfaces. Let dry. 5. Sand lightly with course sandpaper, then with fine grit sandpaper. 6. Prepare the insert for the frame: Cut foam core to fit into the opening. Cut a layer of batting or felt slightly smaller than the foam core; attach to foam core. Cover all with linen fabric and glue to foam core on the underside, stretching tightly. 7. Attach various photos to the linen, with your choice of adhesive. Attach to the underside of the frame, using L-brackets and short screws, inserting the glass first. 8. Attach legs.

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New Baking Trend “Pushes” Pops of Color onto the Scene Welcome the arrival of warm weather with sunny colors, vibrant flavors and the newest baking trend – cake push pops. These treats add a dash of family-friendly fun for gatherings, graduations and birthday parties. “These cake push pops are easy to create and make any celebration an unforgettable one,” said Mary Beth Harrington of the McCormick Kitchens. “A variety of colors and flavors can be mixed together to form a flavorful, one-of-a-kind treat that’s sure to make a lasting impression.”

Using an angel food cake base and white frosting, the color and flavor combinations are endless with these cake push pops. For a fruity sweet treat, think orange cream or blue raspberry, and for a refreshing twist on a favorite summer sip, pink lemonade will please anyone’s palette. Angel Food Cake Push Pops with Pink Lemonade Frosting Prep Time: 30 minutes Makes: 8 cake push pops 1 1 1 1 2 6 8

package (10 ounces) round angel food cake cup (2 sticks) butter, softened teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract box (16 ounces) confectioners’ sugar, sifted tablespoons milk drops McCormick® Red Food Color cake push pop molds

Cut angel food cake into 1/2-inch thick layers. Cut out 32 rounds with the same diameter as the push pop molds. For easier cutting, press out cake rounds with a round cookie cutter. Set aside.

Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add lemon extract; mix well. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until well blended after each addition and scraping sides and bottom of bowl frequently. Add milk and red food color; beat until light and fluffy. Fill piping bag fitted with a small plain tip with frosting.

For each Push Pop, pipe a small amount of frosting into push pop mold. Place 1 cake round into tube, pressing, into the frosting. Top with a small amount of frosting and a second cake round. Repeat layering for a total of 4 cake layers. Top with frosting. Test Kitchen Tips: • Cake push pop molds are available in the cake decorating aisle of craft and party stores and online specialty stores. • In place of angel food cake, use your favorite baked cake.

If you don’t have push pop containers, use small, clear cups or mason jars instead to create mini trifles, perfect for any gathering.

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Southern Hospitality by Jill Seigmund

You don’t have to be from the South to attend the Flathead Southerners’ Catfish Fry & Gatherin’ on June 30 at the Vista Linda Restaurant Pavilion in Somers, but a southern heritage will help you understand the jokes, according to the event’s founder, organizer, host and emcee Bill McGuffie. This year’s event will be the 17th year in a row Southerners and Yankees alike will gather on the last Sunday in June to enjoy a southern feast of classics such as fried catfish, gumbo, hush puppies, turnip greens, and more. “It’s one of the funnest parties of the year,” says McGuffie. “It’s about meetin’, greetin’ and eatin’.” Last year nearly 300 people turned out for the festivities. McGuffie, who originally hails from Mississippi, was craving catfish when he launched the first event back in 1996. Another Mississippi native, Jan Brash, knew exactly how to fix the catfish the way McGuffie liked it, and her recipes are still in use today. The fun begins at 4:30 p.m. with a social hour featuring mint juleps, hurricanes, and a variety of nonalcoholic beverages. Dinner is served at 5:30, and a silent auction boasting thousands of dollars’ worth of gifts closes at 6:30. All this is for the very affordable price of $22 per person ages 13 and up. Kids ages 12 and younger are admitted for a dollar per year of their age. The Catfish Fry & Gatherin’ is more than just a fun party. Proceeds from the silent auction and a raffle will benefit the nonprofit Samaritan House, the Flathead Valley’s homeless shelter and transitional living program. The Samaritan House provides shelter and basic needs for homeless people of all ages, while fostering self-respect and human dignity. Even if you aren’t able to attend this year’s Catfish Fry & Gatherin’, McGuffie encourages you to make a donation to or volunteer your time at the Samaritan House. Donations can be sent to the Samaritan House, P.O. Box 592, Kalispell, MT 59903. For information about volunteer opportunities, call the Samaritan House at 257-5801. Tickets are not sold in advance for the Catfish Fry & Gatherin’, but reservations are required to ensure enough food will be available. To make a reservation, call Vista Linda Catering at 857-3158 by Friday, June 28. To join the Flathead Southerners’ mailing list, email McGuffie at flatheadsoutherner@hotmail.com or write to him at P.O. Box 1515, Bigfork, MT 59911. Enjoy, y’all!

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Those hot summer months are almost here and it’s time to take your workout to the next level to get in shape. Whether you are looking to shed a few pounds that came with the cold weather, training for a race, or beginning team workouts, there is no time like the present to get moving. While some people find it easy to make a workout part of their daily routine, many struggle with creating a fitness plan and sticking to it. Below are a few tips to help you create and maintain a diverse and healthy schedule this month and beyond: • Bring A Buddy – Exercise doesn’t need to seem like a chore. Join a running group or grab a friend and head to the gym – accountability will make you less likely to skip a workout. • Track Your Trips – Keep a calendar and mark each trip you make to the gym, go for a run, or participate in a fitness activity. Tracking your progress and routines will allow you to make adjustments and improvements to your fitness plan. • Start Small – Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Set short-term realistic goals that are attainable. Lengthening your running distance each week, upping the number of reps you do on your favorite machine or increasing the weights you lift (by no more than 10 percent each week) will create a sense of accomplishment. Even when you feel like you do not have enough energy for a full workout, go outside for a walk, hop on the treadmill for 15 minutes or simply make it a point to take the stairs when possible – every little step counts! • Refuel Your Body and Reward Your Taste Buds – It is crucial to refuel your body post-workout with a mix of carbohydrates and high quality protein. One such protein-rich choice is Rockin’ Refuel Intense Recovery, which is 100 percent real milk with 20 grams of protein and features a 2:1 carb to protein ratio which has been proven to maximize muscle recovery. Your muscles will feel the difference and your taste buds will appreciate the great taste of real milk! • Switch-Up Your Schedule – Do not get stuck doing the same routine each time you are heading to the gym. Try taking a class such as CrossFit, Boxing or Boot camp; join a summer sports league or sign-up for your first triathlon. Trying out different types of workouts will make you feel refreshed and allow you to exercise different muscles.

Warm Weather Shape Up Tips

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Grill Up a Father’s Day Feast Make Father’s Day special by combining two of Dad’s favorite things – sweet treats and the grill. Hot dogs have gone gourmet and a big, juicy hamburger or steak is a tried-and-true classic. But, this year, show Dad how much you love him with a healthy twist on two American favorites – the chicken wing and watermelon. If Dad is usually the one manning the grill, review these simple tips for cooking chicken outdoors before you begin: • Preheat the grill on high. • Make sure the grate is well oiled to prevent sticking. • Transport the chicken to the grill on one plate and use a clean plate to take the prepared food back to the kitchen. • Use tongs to turn the chicken instead of a fork, which may tear the meat. • Keep the grill covered as much as possible for quicker, more even cooking.

one or two on the rim of a glass to add a festive flair. Grilling out is a time-honored tradition so fire up the charcoal and let the celebration begin.

Chipotle Maple Citrus Watermelon Wings Watermelon Glaze: 2 cups watermelon puree Juice from 3 fresh lemons 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1/2 cup maple syrup (can use light version) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper, or to taste Chicken: Chicken wings or drumettes

• Have a spray bottle filled with water handy in case of a flare up.

2 cups pineapple juice

• Once you remove the chicken from the grill, allow it to “rest” for five minutes so it will retain its juices when cut.

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

Get the kids involved in the meal preparation by creating a fun dessert. They can use a small ice cream scoop or melon baller to scoop out watermelon, cantaloupe or honeydew. Serve the cool, refreshing treat in a pretty bowl or thread the melon balls onto skewers. Slices of watermelon can also be cut into fun shapes with cookie cutters. Add the shapes to the plate for a fun garnish or place

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1/2 cup soy sauce 3 cloves minced fresh garlic To prepare the watermelon glaze, simmer ingredients together in a heavy saucepan for 20 minutes or until sauce is thick. Makes 2 cups. Keep warm. To prepare the chicken, place the chicken in a large zipper lock bag with rest of the ingredients and seal tightly. Allow to marinate at least 2 hours or up to 12. Grill until cooked and arrange on a warm platter. Pour the glaze over the chicken and serve immediately. Source: National Watermelon Promotion Board

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