For lots of us, milkshakes aren't just delicious—they appeal to our sense of nostalgia, too. They conjure up the days of soda jerks and drugstore fountains, or, for those of us too young to remember things like that, just remind us of the little joys of childhood. Here are 12 milkshake recipes, ranging from sophisticated and subtle to super-rich, to keep your inner kid happy for the rest of the summer.
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I'm not a morning person, which tends to mean that I'm not much of a breakfast person, either—on weekdays, I'd rather laze in bed than make myself oatmeal, eggs, or even cereal. But something about skipping breakfast for so long has me a little nostalgic for the hearty seasonal breakfasts of childhood. Here's how to do it right.
Not much can beat naturally sweet, juicy summertime corn, especially when it goes from stalk to dinner table in a matter of hours—but on-the-cob, daubed-in-butter isn't the only way to serve it, good though it may be. If you're looking to branch out a little, try one of these 17 delicious ways to enjoy fresh corn at its peak.
The too-short season of fresh cherries makes spotting them in markets akin to discovering a long-lost treasure, and the gentle pop when you bite into a firm one has almost no parallel in the food world. If, like me, you tend to go a little nuts and buy pounds of cherries when their time finally comes around, here are 11 recipes to help you make use of these summer gems.
If your weather is anything like mine right now, it's hot. It's there's-no-way-I'm-turning-the-oven-on hot. At times like these, my thoughts turn to recipes that require only the bare minimum of cooking—and, moreover, are served cold. Here are 14 quick and refreshing recipes that do just that, so you don't have to spend your summer days slaving in the kitchen.
The tomato—with the exception, perhaps, of the little grape variety—is one piece of produce that can really suck when eaten out of season. Luckily, we're entering peak tomato season, which means a whole different breed of tomato is available. These 23 dishes showcase the fruit in its sweet, acidic, and juicy glory—the taste of summer, if there ever was one.
It's been one of those sweltering weeks when even my air-conditioned apartment feels overwhelmingly humid and hot. And when air-conditioning isn't cutting it, there's no way I'm turning on the stove, let alone the oven. But that doesn't mean we can't eat one helluva home-"cooked" meal.
Most of us, no matter how discerning we sometimes get about our meals, have a soft spot for fast food in one form or another, whether it's chow mein, McDonald's French fries, or the towering might that is Shake Shack's Double Shack Stack. Try one of these 15 fast-food and takeout re-creations to get all the deliciousness, with no scary ingredients and no drive-thru required.
Whether you are busting at the seams with the green squash or planning to grab a sackful at the farmers' market, the possibilities are endless. Zucchini can go sweet or savory, and be prepared so many ways—grilled, roasted, shredded, baked, or even left raw. To help you get started, we've got 18 summery recipes that feature the versatile squash.
When you think of a pasta dinner, you're probably thinking of spaghetti tossed in vibrant marinara, or penne in creamy vodka sauce. But heavy, hearty sauces are far from the only way to enjoy pasta, and we have 18 pretty spectacular recipes to prove it. Recipes that are light in body, deliver on flavor, and don't require too much cooking, for simple and summery weeknight meals.
Your July 4th burgers and ribs are the perfect lead-in to a treat that's sweet enough to complement the smoke and impressive enough to make your guests ooh and ahh. Here are 17 delicious options.
If you're going to celebrate Independence day by a grill or on the beach, then you're going to need ice cold refreshments. Pull out your blender to prep a pitcher or two of frozen cocktails made with sweet summer fruit, or mix up a batch of sangria to bring along. Don't forget a booze-free option to keep the heat at bay, and be sure to stock up on ice to keep the party going. Here are 20 recipes to get you started.
Meat tends to get all of the glory at summer grill-outs, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be accompanied by equally tantalizing side dishes. I'm talking flavorful grilled vegetables, cooling salads, and saucy baked beans. We've got 18 recipes to complete your Fourth of July feast that'll almost make your guests forget about those smoky, savory ribs.
Can't decide what to make for the biggest cook-out holiday of the year? We've got you covered. From smoky ribs to spiced kebabs, juicy pork chops, and spicy chicken wings, we have 16 great excuses to fire up your grill this Fourth of July.
True, grilled meat doesn't need much gussying up to taste good. But if you're ever going to make a homemade hot dog really special, July 4th is the day to do it, and these are the recipes to do it with.
A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. From vegan and vegetarian options to the meatiest, cheesiest, over-the-top-iest burgers of your dreams, we've got 21 recipes to make this July 4th one for the history books.
In the midst of a heat wave, the last thing you'll want to do is turn on your oven. When you're looking for a summery dessert that's more imaginative than ice cream—but almost as easy—go for one of these delicious no-bake recipes.
I'm sure your dad loves you unconditionally and probably had lots of patience for burnt pancakes when you were a kid, but I think we can agree that it's even better to cook something as delicious as it is memorable. It's a tall order, I know. Which is why we're here to help.
Now that summer has finally arrived, it's time to step outside and enjoy the warm weather. And few foods are more picnic-friendly than sandwiches—portable, easy to share, easy to eat, and totally customizable. From lobster rolls to the most awesome fried chicken sandwich you'll ever eat, we've got 18 recipes to fill your basket.
Tender, creamy potatoes make the perfect hearty-but-neutral base for simple summer salads. From the tangy, mayonnaise-dressed classic to a light and fresh-tasting pesto-tossed version, we've got 10 crowd-pleasing takes on potato salad.