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- A surefire way to upgrade homemade lobster rolls — America's Test Kitchen Feed
- How to protect your market haul from pesky fruit flies — Food52
- A surprising trick that makes birthday cake taste better — Grub Street
- The Paula Deen cancellations continue — Delish
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Sure, we all know that hot dogs and baseball go hand in bun. But the sausage has made its way past stomachs and fields, and into other parts of American pop culture. This National Hot Dog Day, take a look back at how hot dogs went from street food to national icon status. Ahead, check out Elvis crooning a song dedicated to the treat and one famous star whose first on-screen words were "hot dog." The next time a Summer BBQ rolls around, cook up a recipe and be ready to dish all there is to know about hot dogs in movies, songs, and more.
Season to taste: three simple words that can, and often do, mean the difference between a bland and a boisterous dish, but what does it mean exactly? It may seem like a cop-out directive added by lazy recipe writers, but truly, even if a recipe does not explicitly call this step out, it's best practice to include it in your cooking process.
In an ideal world, a recipe would turn out the same regardless of who's at the stove, the ingredients and tools they used, and their interpretation of instructions, but that's simply not the case. While most foods should not taste explicitly salty, tart, hot, or oily, the inclusion of small amounts of ingredients with these qualities can take a dish from bland to exceptional in a flash.
Love dungeness crab, but don't want to spend a pretty penny on it? You can stretch your dollar by incorporating its tender meat in a toothsome pasta. This rustic meal, which comes from the cookbook of culinary show host and former model Sophie Dahl, combines crab with whole wheat linguine, cherry tomatoes, and chile pepper. I love how al dente linguine and a paste of garlic, chiles, and lemon zest highlight the crab's succulence and sweet flavor. Keep reading for the recipe.
Now that we're in the swing of all the season's produce, it's time to take advantage of the berries, stone fruits, and Summer vegetables at the farmers market. My current obsession with produce spans far and wide and includes vegetables like zucchini, tomatillos, and okra. Make the most of what you're seeing this season when you keep reading!
An unexpected mixture of brown sugar, pecans, and coconut turns peaches from Summer fruit into divine dessert, thanks to Gina's creative recipe.
Perfect summer dessert!
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If you haven't yet taken the time to celebrate National Hot Dog Month, it's not too late! Gather your friends 'round and set up your very own hot dog bar, complete with delicious toppings, so loved ones can load their dogs with whatever their hearts desire. It's an easy and fun way to feed a large crowd, and would be great after a day at the beach or playing in the park. See how easily a hot dog bar comes together.
Ultra-comforting, and packed with layers of meat sauce, cheese, and tender noodles, Olive Garden's Lasagna Classico is one of their bestselling menu items (and for good reason). Learn how to make this surprisingly easy dish at home, and bring a taste of Italian-American fare to your table. Gooey, gratifying, and fit to feed a crowd, it's a must-make for large dinner parties — for extra ease make it ahead of time and reheat it — or to keep on hand for leftovers throughout the week. Watch the video to learn how to make it, and then get cooking.
This refreshing cocktail utilizes a favorite ripe summer fruit in the south, the peach. It's the perfect happy-hour beverage to beat the summertime heat!
Georgia-Fresh Peach Mojitos
In a 16-oz glass add:
3 oz white rum
3 fresh mint leaves, chopped finely
2 wedges of fresh lime
1/4 very ripe peach, sliced into cubes
2-3 tsp light organic agave nectar
Club soda (enough to fill the rest of the glass)
Muddle mint, peaches, lime and agave together in a tall glass. Fill glass with ice and add rum. Pour club soda to fill to the top of the glass. Stir and enjoy on a hot summer day.