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9 Recipes Starring Fried Green Tomatoes

A beloved 90s film as well as a delicious summer treat, fried green tomatoes are crispy, juicy, and delicious. A Southern specialty, the cornmeal and flour-coated green tomatoes are fried in hot oil and taste best fresh out of the skillet. READ MORE

A Field Guide to the Potato Salad Styles of the World

Potato salad is one of those things that no two cooks make quite the same. If you were to bounce from barbecue to barbecue all across America, you’d likely come across it in a number of different forms, from the eggy, to the vinegary, to fanciful versions decked out in spices, pickles, and more. READ MORE

How to Make the Best Teriyaki Chicken

Traditional Japanese cuisine is guided by principles that, at times, can verge on the philosophical. One of those principles is anbai. To sum it up in a nutshell, anbai means achieving a harmony between the basic flavors. Teriyaki, the classic sauce and marinade, is a great example of the concept. READ MORE

9 Reasons Why Summer Fruit + Pancakes is the Best Match Ever

Pancakes are a whole lot more interesting when you load them up with chunks of fruit. In the fall, you can fill them with apples; spring is for experimenting with rhubarb or strawberries. But summer is when mother nature really challenges you to up your pancake game. READ MORE

9 Recipes that Prove Pigs in a Blanket is the Best Summertime Snack


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Every great present deserves a good gift wrap, right? The beauty of what’s on the outside acts as a build up to the awesomeness of what waits within (unless that gift happens to be an artfully-wrapped stapler or necktie organizer). READ MORE

10 Reasons You Should Have Honey on Hand at All Times

Everybody has one of those sticky little plastic bear jars in the cupboard. But for cooking, baking, and drinks-making with deep deliciousness, it pays to always have a more serious and flavorful stash of honey in the pantry. Here are 10 reasons why. READ MORE

11 Ways to Amp Up the Flavor Factor of Rice

When it comes to side dishes, rice is pretty much your no-brainer, goes-with-everything, workhorse par excellence. And while there is a sort of understated elegance to a mound of plain, unadorned rice, sometimes it can feel a little bit, well, plain. Luckily, the grains work like a sponge, soaking up any spices, broths, or dressings you add to them. READ MORE

12 Paleta, Milk Shake, and Ice Milk Recipes to Keep You Cool

When the temperature rises, you need something cool and sweet to regulate your own personal heat index. We’ve rounded up an even dozen creative confections to help you chill with style, from a delicious paleta recipe, through a tone of milk shakes (boozy and not), and one lower-in-fat almond ice milk. READ MORE

7 Reasons to Cook Your Summer Squash in the Slow Cooker

Summer squashes are a wonderful thing, except for when they’re overcooked into oblivion. Which is easier to accomplish than it seems—you’ve likely wound up with some singed black slices of zucchini or bloated, watery chunks of pattypan at least once or twice before.

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9 Key Lime Pie-Inspired Recipes You Can’t Miss

Key lime pie is a sweet and tangy summer dessert that makes the most of fresh citrus. Traditionally made with a graham cracker crust, it’s also one of the easiest pies to add to your repertoire. READ MORE