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Get out There and Light that BBQ!

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Why aren't you barbecuing right now? What are you, a commie?

Here are a few favorite barbecue recipes to help you celebrate our freedom from living under a regime that taxed the hell out of us! Freedom from a regime where the rich and politically connected were treated differently than the average citizen!

Umm...here's to drinking beer with our friends instead of being at work!

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(BBQ Recipes after the jump!)

CREAMY POTATO SALAD

8 medium baking potatoes
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
Dash tabasco
2 shallots
1 white onion, minced
Salt and pepper
Paprika

Peel potatoes and cut into chunks. Put them into a pot of salted water and cook until medium-tender. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, hard boil the eggs. Put them immediately into icewater to keep the yolks yellow. Peel, separate out yolks and chop the whites.

Mash 1/3 of the potatoes with mayonnaise, sour cream, tabasco, and 2 of the egg yolks until creamy. (You can discard or eat the other 2 yolks)

Peel shallots and grate into mashed potato mixture.

Cut remaining potatoes into 1" chunks. Add potato chunks, onions, and chopped egg whites to mashed potato mixture. Salt and pepper to taste, stir together gently. Sprinkle with paprika.

You can adapt it for as many people as you like, figure about a half a potato per person.

TABASCO HONEY-GLAZED CHICKEN

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12 chicken breast halves

MARINADE:

1/3 cup olive oil

2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh sage

GLAZE:

1/2 cup honey

2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

8 drops Tabasco red pepper sauce

Mix marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.

Miz glaze ingredients. Remove chicken from refrigerator.

When coals are ready, barbecue chicken until done. Brush with glaze and barbecue 2 minutes. Turn chicken, brush with glaze and barbecue another 2 minutes.

Photo by Fred Armitagevia Flickr