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Steak Taste on a Burger Budget: 7 Affordable Steak Recipes

Nothing says luxury like a steak dinner. Of course, nothing says empty wallet like a steak dinner, either. But does it have to be that way? READ MORE

Fajita Recipes, from Vegetarian to Steak

We love the way fajitas bring everyone together around the table for some hands-on assembly: A warm tortilla, a few strips of chicken, blistered sweet peppers, soft onions, and a big spoonful of salsa. They’re already about giving your guests choices; here, we offer 5 recipe choices from fillings, plus an extra-credit recipe for making your own tortillas. READ MORE

11 Slow Cooker Recipes for Father’s Day

Red meat and booze are okay for some dads, others feel better celebrating Father’s Day with foods they don’t feel bad about chowing down on. This diverse group of CHOW recipes—all 11 cooked in the crockpot—represent a gentler, healthier repertoire. Added bonus: They essentially cook themselves, so you and Dad can go do something fun together. READ MORE

Our 9 Favorite Flourless Baking Recipes

Doesn’t matter if it’s for health, religious reasons, or you just have a taste for something rich, moist, sweet, and concentrated, but sooner or later you’ll need a really great flourless dessert recipe. Behold, 9 of the best! READ MORE

7 Recipes That Bring Out the Best of Bok Choy

It’s the summer of bok choy. This relative of cabbage is chock full of vitamins and nutrients, easy to prepare, and extremely versatile. Get ready for bok choy tacos and more.

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10 Ways to Use Up All the Zucchini in Your Garden

Zucchini is one of the easiest and most satisfying vegetables to grow in your garden. It’s also one of the most versatile vegetables and makes a great addition to an appetizer, entrée, or even dessert. READ MORE

13 Rice Krispie Treats That Are Definitely Not for Kids

You’ve loved rice krispie treats since you were old enough to pick one up, but somewhere along the line something happened: they seemed one-dimensional, even boring. That’s where booze comes in—by spiking with liquor or beer, these time-honored sticky kids’ treats become something else, confections of flavor and depth. Here are 13 to try. READ MORE

Bye-Bye Basic, Say Hello to 7 Chicken Salad Recipe Twists

Whether you’re headed on a plane, the car, or just going to the beach, chicken salad sandwiches are a surefire way to please everyone in your party. Don’t settle for the same old chicken, mayo, and celery trio. READ MORE

11 Recipes Kids Will Love at Your Next Family Gathering

Kids can be tough critics and it’s not always easy to find something that everyone will enjoy at a family gathering. But fear not – this roundup of 11 CHOW recipes will keep the adults happy and be sure to please even the pickiest eaters. READ MORE

7 Lemonades You Won’t Find at the Lemonade Stand

Lemonade comes into its own when the mercury rises and afternoons turn sweltering. The simple combination of citrus juice, sugar, and water never fails to refresh, but it sometimes needs a boost to keep it interesting. Here are 7 booze-free variations on the lemonade theme. READ MORE