This Retro Ingredient Makes the Best Fried Green TomatoesRecipes
Ruby-red tomatoes may be the crown jewel of summer, but I say that fried green tomatoes are the season’s unsung hero. Turn stubbornly unripe green tomatoes into a crunchy Southern specialty. You can make the ultimate fried green tomatoes by dipping in tangy buttermilk, coating in cornmeal, and then frying until golden. Once you taste them warm with a spicy remoulade sauce, you may never wait for tomatoes to ripen again. These fried green tomatoes are extra crispy.
Jul 19, 2024
How To Quick Pickle Any Summer VegetableRecipes
Cool, briny pickles straight from the fridge are one of the simplest pleasures of summer. Quick pickling is also a brilliant solution for preserving a plethora of summer vegetables from the market or your garden. Quick pickling doesn’t require canning or a bushel of vegetables. Best of all, you can adapt this simple formula for any fresh vegetables; try a mixture of vinegars and spices for a truly custom pickle pleasure. Here’s how to make these easy quick pickles in just 20 minutes.
Jul 12, 2024
Once You Start Grilling Tofu, You'll Never Cook It Another WayRecipes
If there’s a food that’s not improved by grilling, I’ve yet to find it. The open flame and sizzling grill grates add flavor, complexity, and gorgeous grill marks to meat, veggies, fruit, and extra-firm tofu (what we’re talking about today!). With just a few smart steps — including dredging the planks in a simple spice rub and finishing them with a punchy herb sauce — tofu can be one of the most flavorful foods to come off the grill.
Jul 10, 2024
These "Dilly Beans" Are Just Like the Ones My Grandma Used to MakeRecipes
My grandmother kept a tidy little vegetable garden outside her New England home. While she did a decent job of growing summer squash, cucumbers, and some tomatoes, her best results always came out of her snap bean plants. This also meant my annual August trips to visit her were filled by snapping beans on her porch (a job reserved strictly for grandchildren) and putting jars of quick-pickled green beans in her refrigerator.
Jul 9, 2024
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Taste Like a Reese's CupRecipes
No-bake cookies — the kind made with oats, peanut butter, and chocolate — are a classic dessert and an easier option than homemade cookies from scratch. Mothers and grandmothers around the country regularly make this stovetop cookie, to varying results. I remember at least a few times eating failed no-bake cookies with a spoon because they never fully set. Here’s my secret to better no-bake cookies: Think of the process more like candy-making than cookie baking.
Jul 8, 2024
How to Make a Perfect Soft-Boiled EggRecipes
Get your toast ready.
Jul 8, 2024
3 Ways to Cook Pattypan Squash Into Crisp-Tender PerfectionRecipes
When summer heat floods the farmers markets and groceries stores with green zucchini and yellow squash, it also brings pattypans, the darling of the summer squash family. These small, adorable, disk-shaped squashes with their sometimes scalloped edges come in all shades of green and yellow, and are just as delicious as their bigger counterparts.
Jul 5, 2024
How To Grill Peaches: The Easiest, Simplest MethodRecipes
The grill has the ability to elevate sweet, juicy peaches from over-the-sink snack to the most stunning dessert or a side dish with nothing more than heat. Grilled peaches are the kind of magic that happens in a hot grill’s twilight, when dinner is nearly done, and sweet fruit is the best pairing for the cold wine and ice cream destined for dessert. Here’s how to pull it off with grace and ease in only four simple steps. They’re incredibly easy to grill.
Jul 5, 2024
How To Grill the Juiciest Pork Tenderloin in Under 30 MinutesRecipes
Picture this: You’ve got guests coming over for a cookout in less than an hour. What can you grill that will be both impressive and quick? The answer is almost always grilled pork tenderloin. Pork, especially the pork tenderloin, takes incredibly well to the smoky char of the grill. With just a smart dry rub of sugar, salt, and spices, pork tenderloin grills up with a thin, tender-crisp crust, while being incredibly juicy and, well, tender in the interior.
Jul 5, 2024
The 3-Ingredient Frozen Dessert I’m Making All Summer LongRecipes
When you have a glut of fresh summer fruit, sorbets are the answer. You don’t need a recipe — just a basic template to follow and a little creativity. Strawberry-peach sorbet? Mint-infused watermelon sorbet? Raspberry-rosé sorbet? Yes, let’s make all of these this summer. All you need is chopped fruits, puree it, then add a little simple syrup and lemon juice, chill the base, churn the sorbet, and then freeze it.
Jul 5, 2024
Everything You Need to Know to Cook Your Best Burgers EverRecipes
If you’re craving a juicy, tender, cheese-topped burger — one that you can really sink your teeth into — then you need to try the stovetop method. No dry hockey pucks here! Just the kind of burger you’d normally pay big bucks for at a restaurant. Today we’re talking burgers. From the best kind of ground beef to use to tips for shaping the patties, with a step-by-step recipe for simply the best burgers you’ve ever had — at home or elsewhere. Ready?
Jul 5, 2024
This Is the Easiest Way to Cook Corn on the CobRecipes
As a Midwestern gal, born and raised, I do love my corn on the cob. What I don’t love, however, is standing over a boiling pot of water waiting for the cobs to cook on a sweltering summer day. Boiling has also always felt to me like a lot of labor for what amounts to a few minutes of actual cook time. Enter: the microwave. Ever since we first talked about this method, the microwave has become my favorite tool for quickly cooking a few ears of corn for a weeknight summer dinner.
Jul 5, 2024
How To Roast and Freeze Green ChilesRecipes
I’m visiting family in Texas this summer, and I did a triple-take upon seeing the price of Hatch green chiles from neighboring New Mexico: three pounds for a mere dollar! There are only so many chile peppers one can eat in a sitting, but that didn’t stop me from buying them in bulk and roasting them to put up in my family’s freezer.
Jul 3, 2024
I Sprinkle This Super-Flavorful Gremolata on EverythingRecipes
Gremolata is one of those things where the whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts. Sprinkled over any number of dishes, it will make every mouthful pop with its bright, fresh flavors. Along with classic basil pesto and chimichurri sauce, it’s one of the essential condiments made with fresh herbs that you can add to practically anything grilled or roasted. Plus it’s a great way to use up a bunch of parsley!
Jun 28, 2024
Easy Gazpacho Recipe (Takes Just 10 Minutes!)Recipes
It's the no-cook dish of my dreams.
Jun 28, 2024
How To Cook Chicken Breast in the Instant PotRecipes
This basic chicken breast technique gets meal prep done faster!
Jun 28, 2024
How to Make the Perfect BLTRecipes
A step-by-step guide to the best sandwich of summer.
Jun 28, 2024
Filipino "Halo-Halo" Is the Most Delicious Way to Beat the HeatRecipes
Ice cream is great and snow cones are good, but for me the ultimate summer dessert is halo-halo. The refreshing, multi-layered, shaved-ice-based Filipino dessert is packed with incredible flavors and textures — icy, creamy, chewy, crunchy, sweet, syrupy. I’ve been lucky to eat halo-halo here in the United States and all over the Philippines and it still thrills me every time.
Jun 28, 2024
The Easy Guide to Grilling Corn (On Any Grill)Recipes
It’s summer, which means that not only is your grill hot, but corn on the cob is also finally juicy and sweet. The two need to meet. While I’d like to tell you it’s as simple as throwing the cobs on the hot gas grill or charcoal grill and letting the two mingle, there is some work that must be done to get the corn and its husk ready for the grill. Get to know which corn to buy, steps for grilling, and the essentials to achieve a grilled corn perfection.
Jun 28, 2024
This Cedar Plank Salmon Is the Best Method for Smoky, Tender FishRecipes
Fresh salmon that’s been rubbed with herbs and grilled slowly over wine-soaked cedar planks: Let me tell you, this right here is some of the best salmon you’ll ever put in your mouth. This is such a simple and elegant technique for cooking salmon. The fish steams gently in the heat of the grill, staying incredibly tender and moist. It also picks up smoky flavors from the grill and woodsy flavors from the cedar, along with whatever was used to soak the planks. So good.
Jun 28, 2024
We Got KFC's Top-Secret Spice Blend for This Fried Chicken RecipeRecipes
Whether you’re a first-time fryer or a seasoned chef, this step-by-step guide for making the very best fried chicken at home will create the most honest-to-goodness, crispy, juicy, finger-licking delicious chicken — a fried chicken with a glistening coating so full of crunchy ripples, herbs, and spices that it is hard to stop eating it once you start.
Jun 26, 2024
The Easiest Way to Clean and Season a Blackstone Griddle, According to ExpertsKitchen
Plus, what to do if it’s rusty.
Jun 23, 2024
The Chicken Lettuce Wraps I'm Making on Repeat This SummerRecipes
For all the times I have ordered chicken lettuce wraps at restaurants like P.F. Chang’s, inhaled entire “appetizers” by myself, and sighed with happiness while licking sticky sauce from my fingers, it never once occurred to me to try making this dish at home. Partly, lettuce wraps have always felt like an indulgence that needed restriction to restaurant visits only.
Jun 20, 2024
After Years of Tinkering, I Finally Perfected My Hawaiian Butter Mochi RecipeRecipes
Butter mochi is a staple at almost any party in Hawai‘i, and it’s easy to see why. The coconut custard glutinous rice cake is perfectly chewy, slightly sticky, and just dense enough, with a hint of vanilla and salt. Growing up Japanese-American, or hapa, in Hawai‘i, I’ve had my fair share of butter mochi.
Jun 20, 2024
The Iconic "Juicy Lucy" Burgers Are the Best You'll Ever HaveRecipes
A Juicy Lucy is a simple but ingenious twist on a cheeseburger (with a super-cute name). Instead of cheese melting on top of a hamburger patty, it’s stuffed inside of it, creating an oozy, cheesy center.The first time I heard of this concept, I was instantly intrigued (which isn’t surprising, given how much I loved Oscar Mayer cheese-stuffed hot dogs growing up).
Jun 17, 2024
Make a Jar of Dill Pickles In Less Than 30 Minutes Recipes
Cool and crunchy, delightfully sour and capable of going from a quick snack to a crunchy addition to a hearty sandwich without a hitch — that’s what I call a good pickle. Did you know they’re a cinch to make at home? You don’t even need to set aside the afternoon; you can make a few pint jars in less than 30 minutes. Here’s everything you need to know to make your own batch of homemade dill pickles right now.
Jun 17, 2024
I Make This Refreshing Cold Brew Coffee All Summer LongRecipes
There are few things more satisfying than the cool, caffeinated sip of a cup of iced coffee. But cold brew is easy to DIY, and we’re sharing all the secrets to enjoying it at home. The first is to make a big batch in advance — a gift to your future self that’s even faster than hopping in the car and whipping through a Starbucks drive-thru. The second secret? Using the same technique that Starbucks — and other big coffee shops — use to make cold brew in bulk.
Jun 13, 2024
This 3-Ingredient Shrub Syrup Makes the Most Refreshing Summer DrinksRecipes
Have you ever sipped a shrub? Not the bush out in your front lawn, but a fruit syrup, preserved with vinegar and mixed with water or alcohol to make a tangy, refreshing beverage. An old-fashioned favorite, shrubs have steadily made a comeback in the last several years — especially on cocktail menus — but they aren’t solely the province of mixologists.
Jun 11, 2024
This One-Pot Pasta Primavera Is My Family’s Favorite Summer DinnerRecipes
Where once I’d pounce on a chef-made bowl of al dente pasta and crisp-tender spring vegetables, now it’s a dish I prefer to make at home. Using what’s fresh and new at the market, I slice and dice carrots, bell peppers, peas, spring onions, and baby Broccolini before tossing them into a pot to quickly cook with penne pasta. Finished with bright and citrusy lemon butter and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, this warm-weather supper is perfection. And the best part?
Jun 6, 2024
How to Make Muesli (Easy 30-Minute Recipe)Recipes
Move over, granola.
Jun 4, 2024
This Is the Only Potato Salad You Should Be Making for Memorial DayRecipes
For all your potluck and BBQ needs.
May 31, 2024
You Don't Even Need a Grill to Make the Best RibsRecipes
This is our favorite method.
May 30, 2024
The Easy Secret to the Best-Ever BBQ ChickenRecipes
Sticky-sweet BBQ chicken is the quintessential summer dinner that shouldn’t be limited to the lucky folks with backyard grills. I love BBQ chicken from the grill as much as anyone, but if we’re being really honest here, it is kind of time-consuming to do well. You’ve got to cook the chicken pretty perfectly without the sauce, and once the sauce is added you have to spend a lot of time flipping and basting to get that burnished-but-not-burned coating we all crave.
May 23, 2024
This Is the Pasta Salad I Bring to Every CookoutRecipes
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.
May 23, 2024
The Only Pasta Salad Recipe You Need Right NowRecipes
Is there a more quintessential warm-weather side dish than cold pasta salad? This cool salad keeps well, and it’s the perfect make-ahead lunch that you can pack throughout the week. Just about everyone in your family, from your kids to your mother-in-law, will eat it! This recipe is truly as simple as boiling water and tossing in a few key pasta salad ingredients.
May 21, 2024
How to Clean Every Inch of Your Kitchen Sink (Using Things You Already Have!)Kitchen
It’s so simple, but so important.
May 20, 2024
This Is Hands-Down the Easiest Way to Cook Flank SteakRecipes
Lately, I have been all about flank steak. This cut isn’t quite as fancy — or typically as expensive — as premium steaks, like ribeye and filet mignon, but it cooks just as quickly and delivers big on flavor. I love it for more casual weeknight meals, like easy steak fajitas or alongside some roasted veggies. Plus, the leftovers make tasty steak sandwiches for lunch the next day.
May 16, 2024
How To Poach Chicken Breasts Perfectly Every TimeRecipes
Banish all thoughts of stringy, tough, sad chicken from your mind. For our chicken salad sandwiches and quick chicken weeknight meals, we want nothing but the best. And for that, poached chicken is definitely the way to go. This poached chicken method is easy, fast, and foolproof. Totally tender chicken breasts that are as good for dinner as they are for lunch the next day? Not a problem.
May 15, 2024
The Foolproof Ratio to Make an Easy Frittata Any TimeRecipes
It's the easiest dinner you'll ever make.
May 14, 2024
These Homemade Roasted Peanuts Taste So Much Better than Store-BoughtRecipes
We love roasted peanuts in everything from homemade granola to crunchy slaws and vibrant salads. But we found found that it’s much cheaper to buy raw peanuts in bulk and to roast them at home. It’s quick and easy, and it lets us control the roasted flavor more precisely. It’s so easy! You start with raw, shelled peanuts, spread them on a baking sheet, then roast them in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. That’s it! They taste better than store-bought roasted peanuts.
May 10, 2024
The Homemade Syrup I Drizzle on EverythingRecipes
Date syrup is a thick, caramel-colored sweetener made from dried dates. You may have seen date syrup on the shelves in your local health food store or online, as many cooks embrace it as an alternative sweetener. Date syrup is incredibly easy to make at home, can be more affordable than store-bought, and has the lush caramel hue and heady date flavor of its namesake fruit. Here is everything you need to know about making date syrup at home. Medjool: Medjool dates are ideal for making date syrup.
May 10, 2024
This Red Sangria Is the Best Make-Ahead Cocktail for SummerRecipes
Here at The Kitchn, we are firm believers in the power of sangria. Whether you serve it in the spring, in the summer, in the fall, or in the winter, sangria is the perfect make-ahead cocktail. Pull a pitcher from the fridge as guests arrive and no one needs much encouragement to start pouring glasses. It feels fancy and instantly festive, but sangria is also one of the easiest big-batch cocktails you can make. As the party host, it’s a no-brainer.
May 8, 2024
This Blender Hollandaise Sauce Is Absolutely FoolproofRecipes
A good hollandaise sauce, whether it’s over eggs Benedict on Saturday morning or steamed asparagus for dinner, truly levels up anything on your plate. Maybe you didn’t know that this creamy, buttery, slightly tangy sauce that you love so dearly could be made at home in about two minutes using just a blender. Want to impress your friends this weekend? Invite them for Sunday brunch or a steak dinner and tell them you’re making hollandaise sauce.
May 7, 2024
How to Cook Beans on the StovetopRecipes
If you’ve avoided cooking dried beans at home because you’ve heard they are tricky, finicky, or complicated, it’s time to leave all that behind. Cooking dried beans, whether they’re black beans, pinto beans, or dried chickpeas, is no more trouble than filling a pot of water and letting it simmer happily on the back burner all afternoon. In fact, that’s basically all it is.
May 7, 2024
The Last Thing to Do with a Melted-Down Candle Jar Before You Recycle ItKitchen
This brilliant trick makes the sticky chore so much easier.
May 5, 2024
The Easiest Way to Clean a Pizza Stone (Without Ruining It)Kitchen
A pizza stone is a great tool! You just have to be a little careful with how you clean it.
Apr 30, 2024
How to Make an All-Natural Kitchen Cleaner with Things You Already HaveKitchen
It's ready in seconds — at a fraction of the price of store-bought cleaners.
Apr 30, 2024
This Is the Only Way to Caramelize OnionsSkills
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Apr 29, 2024
How To Make Puff Pastry from ScratchRecipes
Ever had a classic French palmier? A flaky turnover filled with fruit? A bite of puff pastry filled with cranberry sauce and brie at a cocktail party? All these delicious treats start right here, with this dough. Yes, you can buy puff pastry at the store, but if you’re in the mood for a real baking project, you can make it yourself at home. All you need is a pastry scraper and a French rolling pin, and simple ingredients like flour, water, and butter.
Apr 29, 2024
You've Been Cutting a Jalapeño Wrong Your Entire LifeSkills
Burning hands, begone.
Apr 29, 2024
These Easy Pitcher Mint Juleps Are Always a Hit at My Derby PartyRecipes
Do you love a mint julep as much as I do? This classic cocktail always seems to have the right amount of minty sweetness, just enough fizz, and a strong bourbon flavor. It’s a near-perfect sip on a hot porch in summertime. Kentuckians in particular have strong opinions about what should and should not go into a julep cup. Most would agree that a classic julep should start with mint muddled with a bit of sugar.
Apr 26, 2024
The 3 Biggest Rules For Better Homemade PizzaRecipes
You'll immediately notice the difference.
Apr 25, 2024
The Only Matzo Ball Soup Recipe You'll Ever NeedRecipes
We've got the secret to fluffy and dense matzo balls.
Apr 25, 2024
This Is, Hands-Down, the Easiest Way to Cook ShrimpRecipes
Years ago, when I was just beginning to cook for myself, I felt intimidated by shrimp. Like other crustaceans from the deep, they seemed mysterious, expensive, and exotic. But then I learned that shrimp are incredibly easy to cook.One of my favorite walk-in-the-door meals is shrimp, roasted until hot and juicy, tossed over a bowl of pasta, on top of creamy polenta, or in a hearty kale salad .
Apr 18, 2024
How to Properly Cut Brisket No Matter How You Cooked ItSkills
Learn how to slice your brisket into tender morsels.
Apr 18, 2024
The Secret to Impossibly Fluffy Southern-Style BiscuitsRecipes
Southern biscuits are the perfect fictional device for telling the narratives of Southern families. One cook makes his biscuits with White Lily flour only because that’s how his Maw Mae did it. Another swears by lard, as her family never had the funds for high-dollar butter or shortening. Most Southern cooks bake biscuits at least once a week — a ritual and rite of passage as the recipe is handed down through the generations. My biscuit recipe is much the same.
Apr 18, 2024
This Top-Rated Strawberry Shortcake Recipe Never DisappointsRecipes
For me, the moment that marks the beginning of spring isn’t when I spot the first cherry blossoms or pack away my winter coat — it’s when I bite into my first strawberry of the season. Homemade strawberry shortcakes are the very best way to showcase the freshly picked, super-juicy spring berries.
Apr 16, 2024
Learn How to Cook (And Eat!) ArtichokesRecipes
Despite being beautiful, delicious, and good for you, artichokes don’t get much play in the kitchen because — let’s face it — they’re a little intimidating. But with just a tiny bit of prep work, artichokes are surprisingly easy to pick, cook, and eat. The next time you’re at the farmers market or grocery store, pick up a few and give it a go. I’ll walk you through everything you need to know.
Apr 11, 2024
This 2-Ingredient Simple Syrup Will Elevate All of Your CocktailsRecipes
When I first started learning how to make cocktails at home, I had no idea people made their own simple syrup. I was the person who went to the store to buy a bottle of what I later learned to be sugar water. That’s right — sugar dissolved in water. Simple syrup is an essential ingredient in cocktails and other beverages like iced coffee because it blends so well with other liquids, and it’s super easy to make yourself — we promise.
Apr 10, 2024
How To Make Easy Shredded Chicken in the Slow CookerRecipes
Behold the single food that has revolutionized my weekly meal plan – shredded chicken! The very best thing about cooking up a batch of shredded chicken are all the possibilities it brings to mealtime. It can mean a week’s worth of dinners — everything from chicken tacos and chicken burritos to chicken salad are made more satisfying with shredded chicken. It’s an easy solution for make-ahead lunches and weeknight dinners the whole family will love.
Apr 9, 2024
If You’re Tired of Kale, It’s Time to Try Mustard GreensRecipes
Tender sautéed greens are an easy go-to vegetable side everyone should know how to make. They pair with everything from quick pastas to weeknight chicken dinners, and come together in minutes. These mustard greens are smothered in lots of garlic, kicked up with a pinch of red pepper flakes, and brightened with balsamic. When you have the main dish squared away, mustard greens are the easiest answer to “What should we have with it?
Apr 5, 2024
I Found the Key to Perfect Southern-Style Sweet TeaRecipes
Before my fellow Southerners read this and start thinking, “Are you kidding me? Who doesn’t know how to make sweet tea?” — hear me out. I am Florida-born and Georgia-raised, but when I moved to California, one of the first things I noticed was that no one drinks sweet tea out here! I always keep a pitcher ready in my fridge, and my friends inevitably ask me, “How do you make this?” Today you’re going to find out how.
Apr 5, 2024
These Summer Rolls Are Easier to Make than You ThinkRecipes
Summer rolls, also known as fresh spring rolls, are one of my favorite things to order at a restaurant. They are made from rice paper wrappers rolled around fresh crunchy vegetables partnered with cold proteins, fresh herbs, and sometimes noodles. Gỏi cuốn are Vietnamese in origin (along with chả giò, which are fried spring rolls) but there are countless variations of fillings made with an assortment of veggies and proteins.Summer rolls are also easy to make at home!
Apr 4, 2024
This Is the Only Way I'll Ever Cook an OmeletRecipes
There are many amazing breakfast recipes out there, but nothing can get me out of bed on a lazy weekend like an omelet stuffed with melty cheese and herbs. This classic dish is so easy that it can be made before you’ve even had your first cup of coffee (omelets also make an ideal breakfast-for-dinner!). Plus, omelets go great with side dishes like sheet-pan home fries, a fresh berry fruit salad, and, of course, crisp, oven-cooked bacon.
Apr 2, 2024
How to Cut Carrots Like a ProSkills
There's so much more than the basic slice.
Mar 28, 2024
The Delicious Peanut Sauce I Drizzle on Almost EverythingRecipes
My first restaurant job was at a little lunch cafe famous for its giant cookies, towering hummus sandwiches, and cold peanut noodles. This husband-and-wife-run neighborhood joint was regularly filled with young professionals slurping cold, spicy soba noodles from plastic clamshell containers. While the owners were always generous with recipes — they gave me their cookie recipes when I left that job — they would not share the secrets to their peanut sauce.
Mar 28, 2024
This Cheesy Baked Ziti Is One of the Best Recipes We've Ever PublishedRecipes
lasagna's lazier cousin.
Mar 27, 2024