From juicy chops to fatty belly to fall-apart-tender ribs, versatile pork is the perfect "other meat" for your grilling menu. Handled properly, it's moist and flavorful, and picks up the smoke and char from the grill like nobody's business. It also takes well to being brined, rubbed, sauced, seared, and slow-cooked. We've got 17 recipes to really make it shine come Memorial Day weekend.
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It may or may not be full-on summer weather this Memorial Day, but it's always warm enough near the grill. And whether you're charring veggies, chicken, or steak, you're gonna get thirsty. Here are a few of our favorite recipes for Memorial Day cookout drinks, both boozy and alcohol-free.
Sure, Memorial Day may be a burgers and 'dogs kinda holiday, but that doesn't mean that seafood can't make a splash. Stock up on some fish-friendly wine or beer and throw some shrimp, whole fish, or even octopus on the grill—seafood makes an impressive main attraction that pairs beautifully with classic summery fare like corn, tomatoes, and other grilled vegetables. We've got 16 recipes to get you started.
Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, and nothing quite says summer like a burger or steak hot off the grill. Whether you're firing up a big, fancy outdoor grill, or heating up a griddle on your stove, we've got you covered. Think cheesy, oniony, and beefy burgers and their tasty vegetarian counterparts, along with the very best ways to grill the very best steaks (and what inexpensive cuts will still taste great).
For some people, a stack of pancakes is all about purity: just the delicate crispy edges and tender center of each carefully-cooked round, showcasing a simple homemade batter and the flavor of butter. Real maple syrup is the only acceptable topping. And then there are those of us who like to play with our food, who want to change up our pancake routine and experiment with unusual toppings and additions. If you're looking for ideas to mix up your pancake routine, read on.
Meat tends to hog (ahem) the spotlight on Memorial Day, but don't forget about the veggies. Not only do they complement grilled meats perfectly, but many stand as satisfying main courses of their own. From creamy potatoes to bright, crunchy salads to grilled vegetables of all stripes, we've got 18 crowd-pleasing recipes for your holiday grill.
In mid-March I found myself undergoing a hazing ritual pretty much all pregnant women experience: you show up at the hospital with an empty stomach, get your blood drawn, and then chug a bottle of extra-strong Kool-aid-like glucose solution to see how your system reacts to the sugar over a couple of hours. The fasting blood draw revealed a slightly elevated number—enough to make my doctors wary. For me, it meant goodbye, mocktails, so long smoothies, and definitely hope to see you later, mac and cheese. If you're in the same situation, hopefully these tips will help you love the food you can eat.
Properly grilled chicken is truly delicious—tender and juicy, with a smoky flavor and charred grill marks. But most of us have had our fair share of disappointments—if you're not careful, chicken can wind up dry and stringy. Luckily, we've got tried and true methods for the most flavorful, juicy chicken out there.
Spring pea season is brief but glorious, especially if you can get your hands on the freshest produce at the market. But even frozen peas are pretty great (better, in fact, than fresh ones that have languished for even a day or two). From stir-fried snap peas with mushrooms to a summery pasta salad with peas and pesto, we've got 19 great ways to celebrate the season.
After seven glorious seasons, Mad Men is drawing to a close. In other words, the time to throw the ultimate '60s (and early '70s) bash is nigh. Take a drag from your cigarette holder and whip out your pearl necklaces and cufflinks, your fedoras and your cat-eye glasses: it's time to get retro. We're talking Swedish meatballs with a side of toothpicks, creamy deviled eggs, tangy French onion dip, pastry-encased beef Wellington, and beyond. And yes, don't worry, we've got the drinks covered too.
What better way is there to tell your mom you love her than a homemade brunch on Mother's Day? And while you're at it, what better way is there to say, "Thank you for putting up with me" than a well-mixed brunch drink? Consider this your recipe guide to delicious brunch cocktails (plus nonalcoholic options!) that are a little more unusual than your standard mimosa.
Even if you've never cooked with rhubarb, chances are you've spotted it on your grocery store shelves—the stalks are just plain beautiful, with their deep red, pink, and green hues. And their puckeringly sour flavor balances out exceptionally well when cooked with sugar. The result is fresh-tasting and bright with a smooth texture, sweet-tart flavor, and vibrant rosy color. We've got 18 recipes to show you just how good it can get.
There are holidays, and then there are brunch holidays. And Mother's Day is definitely a brunch holiday. From classic eggs Benedict to yogurt panna cotta, we've got 19 recipes to get you started.
Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In other words, it's a day for celebrating Mexican heritage and independence. And here in the US, it's also a day for eating awesome Mexican-style food and drinking delicious Mexican-inspired cocktails. From nachos, guac, and salsa to enchiladas and chile verde, we've got all the recipes you need to complete your Cinco de Mayo feast.
If you've spent any time at a cocktail bar lately, it's likely you've seen jiggers of mezcal going into the drinks. Long past are the days when the US only had access to cheap, rough versions of this agave spirit. What you can find now is fascinating stuff: herbal and savory, sometimes smoky, and definitely worthy of tasting straight up. We love it in cocktails too, and recommend grabbing a bottle for this year's Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Here are nine recipes to get you started.
Tequila is much more than just the stuff you throw back in a shot or whiz up with ice and fluorescent green margarita mix. (And if you've only gulped it those two ways, let us tell you: you're missing out.) This Cinco de Mayo, why not try a new tequila drink? Here are 17 cocktail recipes that bring together the bright, herbal spirit with fresh fruit, amaro, and more.
The best thing about quick breads is right there in the name: they're quick. With no yeast to coax into rising and no long waits or kneading, they're bread's carefree cousin. We've got 17 recipes to get you well-acquainted.
Tender, grassy, and sweet, asparagus is a true marker of the triumphant arrival of spring. The stalks are at their best when freshly picked, in-season, and as local as possible since transportation and time are hard on the vegetable. We've got lots of tips to help you select the right bunch; once you've found one to your liking, the options are vast. You can braise or broil it, throw it on the grill, turn it into soups or shave it into a light and refreshing salad. Here are 20 recipes to get you started!
We're not pointing any fingers, but it's quite possible you may or may not be looking for some serious junk food today. But whether you're observing a special occasion or just in the mood for some guilty pleasure foods, making them at home opens up a whole new world of options. We've got 21 over-the-top options to get you started.
This four-course meal looks fancy and tastes delicious, but that's just part of the good news: each of these dishes can be made in under an hour from start to finish, and all of them can be made simultaneously. In other words, with a little planning and prep work, you can have a full guest-worthy spread on the table without breaking a sweat.