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10 Recipes to Celebrate Inside-Dads

Since we celebrate in summer, Father’s Day has sort of become another default grilling occasion. And sure, lots of dads love to grill—but some of us have inside-dads! If your dad, husband, grandpa, or all-around great father-figure is more of a tablecloth and wine glass kind of guy, here are […]

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4th of July Side Dishes to Steal the Show

Either you’re the person who waits all year for a grilled hot dog or burger, or you’re the person testing the limits of those paper plates with a scoop of every side dish, because nothing beats a good potato salad. Of course, no food decision is a bad decision, so […]

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All About Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue sauce is a grilling basic. There are plenty of good barbecue sauces that you can buy, but they are easy to make at home in large enough amounts to last for a couple of weeks of grilling. You can double or triple any of our favorite recipes, like Classic, […]

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All About Quick Pickles

If your kitchen cabinets are currently storing more than one empty glass jar, you are officially missing an easy pickling opportunity. Pickled fruits and vegetables are the absolute best way to add some excitement to any recipe, cheese plate, or mid-afternoon snack attack. There are many pickling strategies, which can […]

Grilling, Main Dishes

Asian Glazed Flank Steak

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 2 flank steaks (3 to 3 1/2 lb total) 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup mirin 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce Directions Trim any excess fat from the flank steak. To make the marinade: Combine the soy sauce, honey, […]

Allergen Friendly, Main Dishes, Salads

Banh Mi-Inspired Chicken Salad

Makes 6 servings Banh mi is a ubiquitous Vietnamese sandwich that reflects the cuisine’s French influence, with roasted pork, pork pâté, pickled vegetables, and lots and lots of herbs filling a baguette-style roll. This salad takes inspiration from the sandwich, with herby tender greens, pickled veggies, and crisp French bread […]

Breakfast & Brunch, Family Fun

Blueberry Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup

Makes 8 Servings Pancakes Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 1/4 cups buttermilk 4 large eggs 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen Cooking spray or vegetable oil to coat […]

Beverages & Cocktails

Caipirinha

Yields 8 portions Ingredients 16 limes 1 cup sugar 2 cups cachaça Crushed ice, as needed 1 lime, thinly sliced Directions Cut the limes in half lengthwise, remove the white pith in the center, and cut into wedges. Divide the limes and sugar between 8 cocktail glasses and, using a […]

Breakfast & Brunch

Cheese Blintzes with Mixed Berry Sauce

Makes 12 servings Ingredients 24 Crêpes 2 cups Mixed Berry Sauce 1 cup farmer or pot cheese 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese 1 cup cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup sugar 3 large eggs 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons butter, or as needed Directions The crêpes […]