4Th Of July
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You Need This Cheesy Garlic Butter Corn Before Summer Ends
Give corn on the cob a proper send-off.
Sep 17, 2020
Tomato & Mozzarella Caprese Skewers Epitomize Easy Summer Eating
The perfect ratio of tomato to cheese to basil.
Aug 2, 2020
3 Ways to Bake a Potato: In the Oven (With Foil), in the Microwave, and in the Slow Cooker
Whether topped with a simple pat of butter or a scoop of hearty chili, baked potatoes are a favorite no-brainer meal when you just want something easy and warm to eat.
Aug 2, 2020
Ooey Gooey Indoor S'mores Are Pure Summertime Magic
You're just 10 minutes away from summer's greatest treat.
Aug 5, 2020
Don’t Let Summer End Without Making This Peach Cobbler
You won’t be able to get enough of it!
Jul 18, 2020
Take a Beach Vacation at Home with a 3-Ingredient Piña Colada
Tiny umbrella not required, but encouraged.
Jul 13, 2020
Tahini and Peaches Are a Perfect Pair — This Summer Tart Proves It
This is, without question, the ultimate summer dessert.
Jul 10, 2020
The Absolute Best Chili Dogs for Your Backyard BBQ
These are easier and more delicious than you can imagine.
Jul 2, 2020
These Are the Best Costco Groceries to Pick Up for the 4th of July
Groceries
From buns to Beyond Meat burgers, Costco has you covered for the 4th.
Jul 3, 2020
Young, Scrappy, and Hungry! A Hamilton-Inspired Menu for Your Independence Day Movie Watch.
Pick and choose from these recipes to build a Hamil-feast for your own viewing experience.
Jul 2, 2020
These Are the Best 4th of July Groceries to Pick Up at Trader Joe’s
Groceries
According to the self-professed Trader Joe's Sample King!
Jul 1, 2020
How To Make Easy Homemade Corn Dogs: A Step-by-Step Guide
The very best way to make the state fair favorite at home.
Jun 24, 2020
I Tried Ina Garten’s 5-Star Potato Salad, and Now I Understand the Hype
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
It's classic, creamy, and seriously good.
Jun 24, 2020
This Red, White, and Blue Trifle Is the Ultimate 4th of July Dessert
It's packed with heaps of fruit, homemade pudding, and tender angel food cake.
Jun 23, 2020
A Sparkly Spangly Fourth of July Flag Cake
This cake has a colorful surprise inside that makes it stand out from the rest.
Jun 23, 2020
Carla Hall’s Potato Salad Is a Pickle-Lover’s Dream Come True
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
Even the potatoes are boiled in pickle juice.
Jun 23, 2020
Grandma’s Double Crust Peach Cobbler
Juneteenth
It’s my hope that cooking this recipe will bring you the same summertime joy that it brought me and my family.
Jun 19, 2020
Recipe: Smoky Corn & Jalapeño Dip
Southerners are famous for their quick and easy dips, most of which come together using canned ingredients and a lot of mayo. Judge if you must, but I’ve never seen any of these dips not get devoured within minutes of serving. That being said, since it’s already summer and the produce is rockin’, I decided to nix the usual pantry staples (canned corn and green chiles) and use sweet corn on the cob and spicy jalapeños instead.
Jun 18, 2020
How to Grill Cedar Plank Salmon: An Easy Method for Smoky, Tender Fish
This right here is some of the best salmon you'll ever eat.
Jun 12, 2020
How To Grill Juicy, Flavorful Shrimp
Shrimp should be grilled hot and fast, making it one of the fastest-cooking proteins for the grill.
May 20, 2020
Of All the Desserts That Call Themselves Salads, Strawberry Pretzel Is Queen
This retro Southern summertime favorite is one of the easiest, prettiest, and most refreshing fresh fruit desserts around.
May 29, 2020
This Strawberry Dutch Baby Is the Best. The End.
Most Wanted
You want this.
May 27, 2020
How To Make Juicy, Flavorful Grilled Chicken Breast
We promise ease, delicious flavor, and not a rubbery bite in sight.
May 1, 2020
Recipe: Greek Pasta Salad
Make this vibrant, flavorful side dish when you're craving pasta and vegetables!
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: S’mores Bars
Not to play favorites, but this is my favorite cookie bar recipe of all time.
Feb 3, 2020
How To Make Better Classic Tuna Macaroni Salad
Look, we had to get rid of the peas — trust us.
Jan 29, 2020
Summer Salad Recipe: Roasted Garlic, Olive & Tomato Pasta Salad
I spent last week on the coast of Northern California, splitting the time between Marin County north of San Francisco, and Big Sur to the south. We drove north to south in the middle of the week, through golden hills and irrigated rows of green. Suddenly, with fields all around, I sniffed. Had I forgot to wash my hands after last night’s garlicky pasta dinner? No — even that wouldn’t give off this garlic pungence, this scent of a thousand garlic cloves minced and oily.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Southern Smashed Potato Salad
Everyone’s mother has a signature potato salad recipe, at least in the South it seems. I’ve got about four versions that I rotate between, including an Ina Garten recipe that uses whole-grain mustard and my mother-in-law’s recipe with Greek yogurt and plenty of chives. With warmer weather promising lots of potential potlucks and barbecues, I decided it was high time I came up with my own signature potato salad.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Tomato & Mozzarella Potato Salad with Lemon-Buttermilk Dressing
I have waxed on (and on) about my love of potato salad; I’ve shared half a dozen recipes for lighter, fresher potato salads here, many starting with a moment of improvisation with what is in season. Why do I love it potato salad much? Potato salad is quick, it easily feeds a crowd, and it can be the perfect vessel for seasonal vegetables. Take this one, for instance: Tomatoes, tiny mozzarella balls, and heaps of fresh basil. I had these summer goodies on hand, and some buttermilk too.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make the Best Pasta Salad Without Mayo
I have to admit an unpopular opinion: I am just not into mayonnaise-based summer salads. When it is hot out, I want to eat light and refreshing salads, not thick and creamy ones. So when I say this is the best pasta salad ever, it’s with that opinion in mind. But a mayo-free pasta salad can still come with a degree of creaminess. In this case it’s by way of an olive oil-rich vinaigrette and a sprinkling of flavorful soft cheese.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Bacon-Lovers’ Potato Salad
As many variations of potato salad as there are out there, it’s hard to beat the classic combination of smoky bacon and tender potatoes. In this tangy German-inspired potato salad, there’s bacon-y goodness infused into every single bite. For all you bacon-lovers out there, this recipe should be at the top of your list the next time a side of potato salad is needed to go next to some fried chicken, burgers, hot dogs, or barbecued ribs. This potato salad gets all its flavor from bacon.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Sesame Ginger Slaw
If coleslaw has always been your go-to, here's how to change things up this summer.
Jan 29, 2020
Grilling Recipe: Ultimate Beef & Bacon Burgers
I don’t know about the rest of the country, but Atlanta seems to be the epicenter of a giant burger boom. Everywhere you turn, there is a new chef-owned burger joint promising the best beefy bite between buns you’ve ever tasted. But are those $20 burgers really worth it? Perhaps once you try these Beef and Bacon Burgers you won’t think so. I love a good burger as much as the rest of the American (meat-eating) population, maybe even more.
Jan 29, 2020
Your Grill Is the Secret to the Best-Ever Guacamole
It's rich, silky, and deliciously smoky.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Iced Green Tea with Mint & Ginger
As summer slowly winds down and with only a handful of grilling weekends left, it’s time to savor some hot-weather favorites — like this twist on the classic iced tea. Kick off your Labor Day weekend with a simple and refreshing glass of iced green tea flavored with ginger, mint, and honey. For this batch of homemade iced tea, I chose to steer clear of flavored tea bags and opted for plain green tea sachets instead.
Jan 29, 2020
Pitcher Drink Recipe: 4-Ingredient Sparkling White Peach Sangria
Great sangria can be refreshing, and it's perfect for a summer party.
Jan 29, 2020
Perfect Pitcher Drink Recipe for Summer: Sparkling Watermelon Sangria
Throughout the summer, our CSA membership has pushed my culinary prowess to extremes. Finding ways to continually interpret items such as spinach, Swiss chard and summer squash into new and exciting versions has been trying to say the least. Canning and preserving have eased the plethora of said veggies, and incorporating herbs and berries into Happy Hour has been advantageous — not to mention delicious. Here’s the latest: sparkling watermelon sangria. Here’s the story.
Jan 29, 2020
Weeknight Recipe: Pesto Chicken Tart
I must confess that weeknight dinners can be a major struggle in my house, which probably seems contradictory coming from someone who writes about food! It’s true that my refrigerator is often filled with an eclectic group of ingredients—most of which cannot be transformed into any sort of suitable meal. I often find myself scavenging the pantry for anything I can pass off as adequate, and trust me when I tell you that a starving girl + Nutella does not equal dinner.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Bars
They're lemon-kissed and filled with the juiciest summer berries.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Speculoos-Swirl Skillet Brownie
If you like your brownies chewy, dense, and rich with chocolate, this is the recipe for you. Add a few swirls of melted speculoos — that sweet cookie spread that’s second only to Nutella — and you have brownie perfection. What better way to show off this brownie than in a striking, rustic pan? My handy dandy cast iron skillet has done it again, proving that it’s not just for savory dishes, but it can produce awesome desserts, too!
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: BBQ Ranch Chicken Bites
All you need is chicken, ranch dressing, and barbecue sauce to reach BBQ ranch nirvana.
Jan 21, 2020
How To Make Strawberry Shortcakes for a Big Party
I would contend that strawberry shortcake is not only the best summer dessert, but also the best dessert for a summer party. Why? Well, beyond the obvious — juicy ripe berries, cool whipped cream, and tender biscuits are basically a love note in the form of dessert, complete with hearts dotting every “i” — all the components can be made well ahead of party time, and even packed up to go.
Jan 21, 2020
How To Make Ribs in the Instant Pot
This changes your whole summer rib plans!
Oct 18, 2019
Recipe: Grilled Smoked Sausage Skewers with Three Zesty Sauces
Happy Independence Day! (And to our visitors from outside the U.S., happy Thursday!) All across our great country today, patriotic folks will be slipping into swimsuits, cracking open cold beers, and firing up their grills. But just in case you didn’t get a menu planned in time, these splendidly simple grilled sausages with their trio of dipping sauces have you more than covered. The Fourth of July is definitely a food-focused holiday.
Sep 11, 2019
This Freezer-to-Oven Fruit Crumble Is the Easiest Summer Dessert
Weeknight Preserving
You can use any fruit in your freezer.
Aug 8, 2019
This Almond-Rugelach & Cherry Pie Hybrid Is Totally Gluten-Free
Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine says this gluten-free cherry galette is her ode to California. The dough is inspired by a classic rugelach, and the inside is a combination of California cherries and frangipane.
Aug 1, 2019
21 Slow Cooker Recipes for the Fourth of July
Here's your playbook for feeding a crowd without heating up the kitchen.
Jun 28, 2019
Put This Watermelon Salad on Repeat All Summer Long
You'll never get tired of these refreshing flavors.
Jun 26, 2019
Recipe: Summer Farro Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Basil
It's packed with fresh veggies and loads of basil.
Jun 22, 2019
How to Grill Perfect Every Single Time
Here's how to achieve maximum flavor, a gorgeous crust, and an evenly cooked interior every time.
Jun 6, 2019
Recipe: Heavenly Lemon Bars with Almond Shortbread Crust
I’ve been holding out on you. I know, I’m sorry. I don’t even know why, because these lemon bars … oh man, they are meant to be shared. In fact, keeping them to yourself would be very dangerous. The truth is that I’ve been making this lemon curd recipe on its own for years, and I’ve been tinkering with my favorite shortbread recipe for years. Now, finally, I’ve had the presence of mind to bring them together.
Jun 5, 2019
Patriotic Recipe: Mixed Berry Fool
I am not often one for kitschy holiday desserts, but don’t mistake that for boring. In fact, I use any government-mandated celebration I can as an excuse to whip up a new recipe. That said, I usually prefer to keep it simple. I don’t want any glitter, fluorescent dyes, flames, sparklers, or God forbid, a Roman candle near my food. Is that too much to ask? Take this mixed berry fool. It is the epitome of class.
Jun 5, 2019
A Guide to the Flavors of Pop Rocks
A long while ago, I got it into my head to try every single flavor of Pop Rocks as a service to a wanting public, and today that dream is being realized. If a detailed description of grape-flavored Pop Rocks is what you’re after, or you’re seriously in need of Pop Rocks recommendations from a newly minted expert, my friends, you have come to the right place. This is the last guide you’ll ever need on the canon of Pop Rocks flavors.
May 30, 2019
Recipe: Bomb Pop Cocktail Pitcher
The ice cream truck may have shunned the streets of the deep-woods neighborhood I grew up in, but my parents made sure that my brother and I didn’t miss out on the joy of a Popsicle on a hot summer day. They kept a second freezer in the basement, and though I’m sure it was used for important things like storing meat, vegetables, and the odd set of important documents, it was reliably stocked with what seemed to be a never-ending supply of Flav-Or-Ice Pops.
May 29, 2019
How To Turn a $5 Bottle of Wine into a Wine Cooler
A classic combination of wine and bubbles, the wine cooler exists for moments of summer when pure, unbridled refreshment and the glory of wine collide.
May 29, 2019
Recipe: Firecracker Rice Krispies Treats
Two words: Pop Rocks.
May 28, 2019
Grilled Rice Krispies Treats Are the S'mores Alternative Your Summer Needs
This is the perfect after-dinner grilled dessert.
May 28, 2019
Grill Recipe: Blackened Beer-Brined Chicken Breasts
Grilling is a beautiful thing. You can grill something (perhaps accidentally) until it’s so blackened and beyond edible-looking that you think it won’t be fit for anyone but the dog. But when you tentatively slice off a piece, it turns out to be absolutely perfect. This recipe for beer-brined chicken is a case in point. I didn’t originally intend for “blackened” to be anywhere near this recipe.
May 3, 2019
Strawberry Icebox Cake Is the Ultimate No-Bake Dessert
It'll disappear in seconds.
May 2, 2019
Refreshing Summer Recipe: Aguas Frescas
Aguas frescas, or “fresh waters,” are light, cooling fruit drinks so magically refreshing it’s clear why they’re the unofficial thirst-quencher of Latin America. In their purest form, agua frescas are simply blended fruit, water, and a little lime – the essence of summer fruit, sipped through a straw. Adding an herb-infused simple syrup (and maybe a splash of vodka) opens a world of inventive flavor possibilities. The key is to use the ripest fruit you can find.
May 2, 2019
Easy Entertaining Recipe: Grilled Peppadews with Smoked Mozzarella
Every now and then I stumble upon a recipe that quite literally stops me in my tracks. It can happen anytime, anywhere, with any type of food, but it’s not often that a combination of just two ingredients blows my mind. But there is something about zippy little Peppadews — yep, the ones you find in the your grocer’s salad bar — that always keep me coming back from more. When you add a melty cheese to the mix and throw ’em on the grill? Better hold me back!
May 2, 2019
Easy Summer Recipe: Succotash Salad
The first time I had succotash, it was made with freshly shelled, barely cooked fava beans, bright heirloom tomatoes, corn from the garden and a lot of cracked black pepper. It was a hot night, and paired with a big tumbler of rosé, it was all I needed for dinner. I loved the way the flavors stood on their own and harmonized together, and I loved the name itself.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: 4th of July Wine Sparklers
Fourth of July recipes can be so fussy, instructing you to carve watermelon baskets, make precise stripes of fruit on flag-shaped desserts, and whip up elaborate, food coloring-tinted layer cakes. Yeah, definitely not my thing! Enter these spritzers…er, sparklers. (See what I did there?) A cocktail with two ingredients, made right in the serving pitcher, with a cute fruit garnish for a little patriotic flair? I’ll take it!
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Spicy Korean Grilled Chicken
Hot off the grill, this spicy Korean chicken will not disappoint. Using chicken drumsticks and chicken thigh meat doused in a spicy, flavorful marinade, this grilled chicken needs to make an appearance on your dinner table soon! The summer is in full swing and I’m loving every minute of it.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Coca-Cola Soft Serve Ice Cream
If the 4th of July has you feeling nostalgic for drive-ins, soda shops, and old summer loves, perhaps it’s time to revisit an all-American blast from the past, the iconic “Coke Float” — updated to ice cream form. I can guarantee that memories of this fresh take on the classic will linger all summer long. As a reward for braving the dentist as a kid, my father would often take me to our local soda shop for a feast of greasy grilled cheeses and mile-high chili dogs.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Peanut Butter & Graham Cracker Pudding Pops
You know why pudding pops are so great? Because you get all of the flavor and creaminess and deliciousness of pudding, but you don’t ever have to worry about that gross skin that forms on top of them. That skin! Will my nightmares about George’s Pudding Skin Singles ever end? Probably not for a while, since I’ve spent the last two weeks making pudding, but trust me — it’s worth it in the name of these popsicles.
May 1, 2019
How To Grill Even Better Asparagus
Perfect grilled asparagus just got easier.
May 1, 2019
How To Make Ketchup in the Slow Cooker
If you’ve ever wanted to make homemade ketchup, but found it a little too fussy for your taste, the slow cooker is about to change that. Short of measuring the ingredients for you, it takes care of all the heavy lifting, slowly producing you a deep, vibrant sauce that’s like nothing you’ll ever taste from the grocery store. I understand if homemade condiments feel a little fussy to you. I used to feel the very same way. Plus, that squeeze bottle is pretty darn convenient.
May 1, 2019
10 Easy Ways to Dress Up a Corn Dog
Corn dogs are actually pretty amazing. Think about it: It’s a hot dog covered in cornbread batter and deep-fried on a stick. The result is a symphony of flavors and textures that deserves more than just a slick of yellow mustard. Consider the dressed-up corn dog a centerpiece of your next get-together. Whether you make your corn dogs from scratch or grab the bake-at-home variety from the grocery store, here are 10 ways to dip, drizzle, sprinkle, or dress your corn dog for maximum delight.
May 1, 2019
5 Fresh Salads for Your Next Party, Potluck, or Backyard BBQ
Go ahead, step up your salad game for summer potlucks this year.
May 1, 2019
5 Delicious Ways to Have a Very Berry 4th of July
I can’t think of a holiday that’s as feel-good as the Fourth of July. You’ve got family and friends, cold beer, hot dogs and hamburgers, and of course all that pursuit of happiness to celebrate. This year put the cherry on top with a slew of very berry desserts (including one honorary cherry pie). These recipes are unabashedly red, white, and blue, thanks to strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and loads of whipped cream.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Grilled Pork Loin
I cook for a big crowd of people at least once a week — sometimes twice. And lately I have been relying on the grill, since it doesn’t heat up the kitchen. But sometimes I get a little tired of grilling individual pieces of chicken, or individual burgers that have to watched and tended. It’s nice to have some bigger, simpler options. This pork loin is one of those: Slap it on the grill, walk away, come back, feed a crowd. Well, that is a little deceptive.
Jul 14, 2010