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Summer is just around the corner. It's time to spruce up the outdoors to get ready for summer entertaining. (WLS)

Summer is just around the corner! It's time to spruce up the outdoors to get ready for summer entertaining.

We have some lush looks for less to give you that fabulous look without breaking the bank. IKEA specialist Meredith Kelleher is here to show Windy City LIVE quick, easy and affordable ways to spruce up your back yard.

When we have the look, we need the food! Meredith shows us some easy recipes to wow your guests - all done on the grill.

To find out more about the outdoor options at IKEA, visit www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/outdoor.

To check out the food options at IKEA, visit www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/food.

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Meatball Skewers

Skewer KYCKLINGKOTTBULLAR chicken meatballs with pineapple chunks and diced bell peppers. Grill until heated through, basting skewers with glaze while grilling.

1 jar MARMELAD APELSIN & FLADER orange and elderflower marmalade
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey

1/3 cup Sriracha
Stir until well combined

Summer Salad with Lingonberry Vinaigrette

Top baby spinach with toasted pecans, dried cranberries and OST BLAMOGEL blue cheese. Dress salad with lingonberry vinaigrette.

Lingonberry Vinaigrette:
cup SYLT LINGON Lingonberry preserves
1 tablespoon SENAP Mild mustard
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2/3 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine lingonberry preserves, mustard, salt and pepper to small bowl. Mix until smooth then mix in balsamic vinegar. Once combined, slowly whisk in olive oil until well combined.

Grilled Side of Salmon

1 LAX HELSIDA side of salmon
2 cloves of garlic
1/3 cup minced dill
cup olive oil
Lemon zest from 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

Finely chop garlic, add to bowl with minced dill and lemon zest. Drizzle in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Stir until combined.

Heat grill to med-high heat and place the side of salmon skin side down on the grill. Brush the herb oil on the fish and cover the grill. Allow the salmon to cook for 15-20 minutes depending on size, or until fish flakes easily when pierced with fork.

Blueberry Sparkler

1 cup DRYCK BLBR Blueberry syrup
4 cups club soda
cup fresh squeezed lime juice

Mix to combine. Serve over ice.
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