As July 4th approaches, a significant number of you can only sigh when you think about grilling burgers in the proximity of your own home. You live in an apartment or a condo — no grills allowed, even on the roof. Well, if you long for a way to get your outdoor cooking fix, here is one that even apartment-dwellers can have.
A sweet, rich onion topping enhances the umami, or savory flavor, of these burgers. Look for 93% lean ground beef, which is enough fat to keep the burgers moist and tender, and lean enough to keep them healthy.
There are very few holidays where you can really go over the top with reckless abandon, but during the 4th of July — with explosions in the sky and an excess of family around your house — it seems like the perfect time to partake in one of these 10 oh-so-pretty patriotic desserts.
When two ingredients love each other very, very much, something magical happens. Peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, and eggs and bacon – they are timeless loves. Let's see what happens when rum and pineapple-coconut juice come together in an innocent little game of spin the bottle.
The coconut rice and curried corn in this recipe could very well be eaten separately, and they would make fine additions to lunch or dinner, but the combination of the two is truly special. I call for my homemade Jamaican curry powder, giving the corn a complex spicy, sweet, and slightly sour flavor profile.
Even if you don’t plan to make a whole 4th of July feast on your own, this is one of those dishes that always impresses when you show up at someone else’s cookout.
It’s no secret that watermelon is the "it" ingredient this summer. It’s on craft cocktail menus, it’s served with mint and ricotta in super Instagram-able salads at mega hip restaurants everywhere, and it’s still the best barbecue go-to in all the land.
I love watermelon everything, but I haven’t figured out the perfect way to create a cocktail that doesn’t overpower the light, sweet taste. That’s why I was beyond excited to put together the Everclear® Watermelon Negroni, which let’s you fully enjoy the watermelon, without letting its flavor disappear into alcohol oblivion. It’s basically like eating a ripe watermelon, only there’s alcohol involved, and what could be better? That was a rhetorical question, because literally nothing can compare to this Watermelon Negroni.
White bowls are the little black dresses of the kitchen. A small white bowl can hold your morning cereal or yogurt, soup for lunch, and rice and curry for dinner. They act as prep bowls and a place to scramble an egg; they can serve side dishes and salads. I actually have two white bowls that I've used for years and really like — they're practically perfect.
The Juicy Lucy — a thin burger with an oozing cheese filling — is beloved in Minneapolis, where two rival bars claim to have "invented" it. They are ideally suited to be made with lean ground turkey, because a Juicy Lucy is always served well-done. Just be sure to serve it with plenty of napkins!
So you decided to throw a party for a special occasion — congratulations! How do you plan on inviting all your friends or family? You can go the traditional route and send a card, or get a little modern and send a Paperless Post. You could text or call, if things are last-minute. Maybe you could even email a group of people (cc or bcc is a whole other topic).
But when is it acceptable to send a Facebook invite? Let's discuss.
When I visited IKEA a while back, the summer collection had just hit stores. I always look forward to IKEA's seasonal collections (February's was pretty great), and the summer line is no different. With its recurring pear and strawberry motifs and subtle checks in pink, white, and green, it's super fun and playful without going over the top. Here are the 10 things I'd totally get for my kitchen.