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June’s the month to celebrate dads and grads.  Throw in the official start to summer (June 21 this year), and you’ve got more than enough reasons to host a festive backyard party.  Here’s a fun and yummy summertime dish that’ll work beautifully on a backyard buffet table and is sure to satisfy all those hardy teen-and-dad-sized appetites. 

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