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Easy, basic recipe for barbecue beef brisket

In this fourth part of mastering backyard and competition barbecue, Ardie Davis tells how to barbecue beef brisket. Brisket has the reputation for being the greatest challenge for beginners, but when it’s smoked to perfection, it’s the gold standard of barbecue.

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Latin American appetizers star at El Salvadoreno’s food cart

New El Salvadoreño’s food cart sets up at the Overland Park Farmers Market until Nov. 22, offering plenty of Five Buck Lunch options. The mobile vending setup supplements the walk-in traffic to the quaint cafe, which has offered a long picture menu of appetizers, traditional entrees and desserts in a charming space with a distinctly tropical vibe since it opened across the street from the market back in 2011.

Fire tables are red hot, creating a cozy ambiance with the flip of a switch

Fire pits are a natural addition to many backyard landscapes, but the fire table makes it easier than ever to enjoy the ambiance of firelight with the flip of a switch. Most fire tables sold locally are “chat height,” which is approximately 24 inches tall, for sitting comfortably around and staying awhile as the evening cools.

Make a splash before summer’s end

What’s on your summery to-do list before pools close and that vacation vibe starts to dissipate? My list includes thrilling water slides, cool drinks and a shopping trip.

Fire tables are red hot, creating a cozy ambiance with the flip of a switch

Fire pits are a natural addition to many backyard landscapes, but the fire table makes it easier than ever to enjoy the ambiance of firelight with the flip of a switch. Most fire tables sold locally are “chat height,” which is approximately 24 inches tall, for sitting comfortably around and staying awhile as the evening cools.
 

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Slice into a tomato, the juicy icon of summer

Tomato growers can be stubbornly protective — first of young plants, then of delicate vines and eventually of tender ripening fruit. And they measure success as only true tomato lovers do — by the ultimate yardstick of taste.

Slice into a tomato, the juicy icon of summer

Tomato growers can be stubbornly protective — first of young plants, then of delicate vines and eventually of tender ripening fruit. And they measure success as only true tomato lovers do — by the ultimate yardstick of taste.

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Blowhards shy away from social media, study suggests

Tired of that friend or relative who won’t stop posting or tweeting political opinions? Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests they are in the minority. In a report released Tuesday, the Pew Research Center found that most people who regularly use social media sites were actually less likely to share their opinions, even offline.