19 Side Dishes That Are Just Perfect with Grilled ChickenRecipes
Tossing some chicken on the grill is an easy dinner solution just about any night of the week throughout the warmer months.
The Secret Ingredient to the Most Flavorful Potato Salad EverRecipes
It's probably in your pantry.
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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
35 Ridiculously Delicious Side Dishes to Serve with RibsRecipes
Summer’s here, and that means one thing: it’s rib season! Whether you cook ribs in the oven, in the slow cooker, in an Instant Pot, or on the grill, they’re always the first to go at a summer cookout. While the ribs are cooking, there’s plenty of time to make tasty side dishes that are just as delicious as the ribs themselves.If you’re wondering what to serve to round out the meal, know that there are so many delicious options.
Jul 17, 2024
How to Freeze Green Beans (Step-by-Step)
Preserve green beans at their peak of freshness for up to three months!
Jul 16, 2024
Southern Fried Corn Is My Favorite Way to Cook Corn Every Summer
Fresh corn on the cob is one of my favorite summer vegetables. Fresh corn has a naturally sweet flavor that makes it a breeze to cook, and the irresistible sound of kernels popping when they’re cut off the cob is music to my ears. Southern-style fried corn is a deliciously simply recipe that excels in maintaining those kernels’ natural sweetness. Despite what it sounds like, fried corn is not deep-fried corn on the cob.
Jul 16, 2024
22 "So Good" Radish Recipes You Gotta Try
For years I skipped over radishes; they felt more like a garnish in green salads than a necessary component. Then I joined a CSA and was bombarded with radishes. I suddenly had to figure out what to do with them all, only to realize radishes have a whole lot of love to give. They’re crispy, peppery, and not only a colorful addition to so many dishes, but can also stand out all on their own.
Jul 12, 2024
How To Quick Pickle Any Summer Vegetable
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
These "Dilly Beans" Are Just Like the Ones My Grandma Used to Make
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
47 Best Corn Recipes to Make All Summer
Summer brings with it so many vegetables that are hard to get enough of. But of all of them, I think it’s safe to say sweet corn is always the one that steals the show. Those sweet, tender-yet-crisp kernels are all too easy to love (especially when they’re grilled!). And since fresh corn is only in season for a couple months a year, we want to get our fill every chance we get.
Jul 5, 2024
3 Ways to Cook Pattypan Squash Into Crisp-Tender Perfection
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
Sweet Potatoes are the Easiest Side Dish to Toss on the Grill
When the sun is shining and you’re contemplating grilling outside, don’t forget that easy grilled sweet potatoes can be a delicious addition to the summer dinner plate. All you have to do is toss thick slices with some oil and salt, and after just 10 minutes on the grill they’ll be sweet and tender with a hint of smokiness from the flames. To up the ante, toss the still-warm grilled sweet potatoes in a sweet-and-spicy dressing. Heat the grill.
Jul 5, 2024
This Is the Easiest Way to Cook Corn on the Cob
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
My Coleslaw Has the Most "Perfect" Dressing (I'll Never Make It Another Way!)
Creamy, dreamy, cold, crunchy perfection.
Jul 1, 2024
The Easy Guide to Grilling Corn (On Any Grill)
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
"Cowboy Pasta Salad" Is Always the First Side Dish to Disappear
You’ve never tasted pasta salad like this before.
Jun 27, 2024
72 Best 4th of July Side Dishes for Your Cookout
I firmly believe a good 4th of July meal is as much about all the summery sides that fill up the plate as it is about the grilled burgers and grilled hot dogs. Whether you’re having a big backyard cookout or keeping things small, your outdoor feast is worthy of the all the best side dishes that you can possibly handle⁠—just don’t forget the dessert! When it comes to side dishes to round out the meal, there are so many delicious options to choose from.
Jun 26, 2024
The "So Good" Make-Ahead Broccoli Salad I'm Famous For Among My Friends
It all starts with store-bought ranch dressing.
Jun 25, 2024
This Is How I've Been Grilling Corn for 15 Years
I make it every summer.
Jun 24, 2024
The Chicken Lettuce Wraps I'm Making on Repeat This Summer
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
60 Classic BBQ Side Dishes for Summer Cookouts
No matter what is on the grill at your next summer cookout — be it baby back ribs, tequila lime chicken, French onion burgers, or mahi mahi — you’re going to need a bounty of sides to feed those hungry crowds. From the tried-and-true classics like potato salad and creamy coleslaw to crowd-pleasers like broccoli salad and slow-cooked cider beans— these are some of our favorite BBQ side dishes for all of your backyard soirées.
Jun 20, 2024
Make a Jar of Dill Pickles In Less Than 30 Minutes
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
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Bush’s Baked Beans Summer Pasta Salad
Some dishes are a must-have in the summer. Two that top the list are baked beans and pasta salad. Here, Bush’s Baked Beans are added to mini farfalle (bowtie) pasta, crunchy cucumber, fresh tomatoes, and sweet summer corn, using the sweet and smoky sauce of the baked beans to dress the salad. It’s a marriage of two classic cook-out dishes that will have everyone in the crowd asking for more.
Jun 14, 2024
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Bush’s Baked Beans with Gochujang
Baked beans are a classic summer side dish for a good reason, and it’s hard to beat the flavor you can get from a can of Bush’s Baked Beans. The beans are slow-cooked in a sweet, smoky sauce in a signature blend of spices. For your next summer cookout, picnic, or party, add gochujang to give every spoonful a kick of flavor. Just a tablespoon or two of the fermented red pepper paste turns the classic beans into something brand new that everyone will want to try.
Jun 14, 2024
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Bush’s Baked Beans Mac and Cheese
The first sign that your recipe is a winner is when a line forms before you’ve even removed the aluminum foil from the serving dish. That’s almost a guarantee when you serve this recipe. It’s a combination of two classic cookout favorites: Bush’s Baked Beans and creamy stovetop mac and cheese. Everyone will love the ooey-gooey summer side because it’s a classic with a twist: The hints of sweet and savory flavors are irresistible.
Jun 14, 2024
The Only Cucumber Salad I'm Making This Summer
It's the perfect summer potluck dish.
Jun 7, 2024
This One-Pot Pasta Primavera Is My Family’s Favorite Summer Dinner
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
60 Easy Summer Salad Recipes to Make All Season
Cool down on those hot summer days.
Jun 4, 2024
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Potato Salad
No more mushy potatoes.
Jun 3, 2024
This Is the Only Potato Salad You Should Be Making for Memorial Day
For all your potluck and BBQ needs.
May 31, 2024
This Is the Pasta Salad I Bring to Every Cookout
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
My Broccoli Salad Is So Good, My Friends Require I Bring It to Everything
This salad has everything — except lettuce.
May 23, 2024
The Secret Ingredient to the Most Flavorful Pasta Salad Ever
So much more than a dip.
May 22, 2024
The Only Pasta Salad Recipe You Need Right Now
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
41 Recipes That Will Make You a Zucchini Believer
Once we’ve reached the middle of summer, it’s impossible to ignore the fresh zucchini piling up at farmers markets and taking over gardens. While some people can’t get enough of summer’s most abundant vegetable, others need a little more convincing. Zucchini has a mild taste with a subtle sweetness, which might make you think it’s a little blah.
May 15, 2024
The Easiest Tangy Cucumber Salad
Sliced cucumbers can't be boring when they're made to be bright and tangy.
Apr 18, 2024
My Creamy Cilantro-Lime Taco Slaw Is Essential for Taco Night
It's amazing on fish tacos.
Apr 18, 2024
My 4-Ingredient Cucumber Salad Is the Hit of Every Party
Everyone will demand seconds.
Apr 8, 2024
These Summer Rolls Are Easier to Make than You Think
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
Scotch Eggs Are Super Popular In London for a Reason
If you’re a savory breakfast person like me, a Scotch egg is a perfect food. The U.K. dish consists of a boiled egg that’s been peeled, covered in breakfast sausage, then breaded and deep-fried. It’s the perfect high-protein breakfast or snack. The roots of this dish are murky. Scotch eggs seem to have been around since the 1700s, with some claiming it was an Indian export due to its similarities to a dish called nargisi kofta.
Mar 15, 2024