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Citrus Spritzer (Easy LaCroix Tangerine and Campari Cocktail)

Yesterday, we discovered we were out of tonic water. A tragedy was averted because I had some St. Croix lemon and some fresh lime juice and lime syrup on hand. The lime syrup is from a recipe for fresh lemon syrup found on Serious Eats. I don't know what proportions were used but husband mixed vodka, fresh lime juice, fresh lime syrup, and the St. Croix for a lovely and refreshing cocktail.

The Easy Steps to Perfectly Tender Pulpo Gallego (Galician Octopus)

What if I wanted grilled octopus? Would I give it the hot water treatment and then finish it on the grill? I'm reminiscing about the amazing grilled octopus I had at The Optimist restaurant in Atlanta. It was lightly charred and finished with olive oil and pimenton. Tender, slightly crispy, delicious.

Who am I kididng. I'm never going to get my hands on some octopus.

Grilled Green Bean Salad With Red Peppers and Radishes

Just picked over a gallon of beans from my garden. Will try grilling some of them!

Ultra-Flavorful Fresh Limeade

I used your sugar-extraction method on some kumquats. I mixed the kumquat syrup with vodka for a tasty adult beverage!

The Easy Way to Make Fresh Corn Tortillas at Home

Did you know that you can buy uncooked corn tortillas at most any major grocery store? They are certainly a more expensive option, but they are quick and good. Heat up a griddle on your stovetop, plop the ready made tortilla on it. Flip it a few times until it puffs. Voila, delicious, hot tortilla. And you only need to cook as many as you are going to eat in the moment. They come in a resealable bag. I find them in the dairy case at my Kroger in Mississippi.

Stop Throwing Lemon Rinds Away! Make This No-Cook Syrup Instead

I just lucked into a couple pounds of kumquats. I think I'll try making fresh kumquat syrup with some of them!

Want the Best Thanksgiving Stuffing? Consider the Oyster

My mother is from New England and we always had oyster dressing made with bread cubes. My husband's mother is from the Deep South and he grew having sage-heavy cornbread dressing. I now make cornbread-oyster dressing and it is glorious. And for @Ananonie, I've even made it with oysters, sausage, and chestnuts. It's a meal in itself.

Southern-Style Unsweetened Cornbread

Why oh why did I not read the comments beforehand? This is SO SALTY. I made it according to the recipe and I used unsalted butter. Good thing I'm using it make dressing; I won't need to add any extra salt .

The Food Lab: The Book Has Arrived

Thanks @ANANONNIE! I will definitely be purchasing the book.

The Food Lab: The Book Has Arrived

Is there a pot roast recipe in the book? Please tell me there is.

The Food Lab: 5 Steps to the Best Grilled Shrimp

The easiest way I know of to grill moist shrimp is to grill them with the heads on. Problem solved!

The Best Lobster Rolls in Boston

I was in Boston recently and tried to get into the Neptune Oyster. Forget it. I'm sorry, but no sandwich is worth a two hour wait.

Taste Test: The Best Supermarket Bacon

Oscar Meyer? Seriously? That's salted cardboard. I'll buy Wright's brand over all other supermarket brands any day. The very best commercially available bacon I've had is Nueske's. I order it every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is divine.

8 Nonalcoholic Drinks That'll Satisfy When You're Craving a Cocktail

One of my favorite things to drink when I was pregnant was OJ combined with ginger ale. Easy and delicious. Served in a wine glass with a little ice.

Why My Fridge Is Never Without Shirataki Noodles (and Yours Shouldn't be Either)

@joan clone
I have IBS and eat a low FODMAP diet and I eat shirataki noodles all of the time. My grocery store only carries the soy version but I've also eaten the traditional ones. All shirataki noodles are very low in starch and low in calories.

Which are the Best Inexpensive Mandoline Slicers?

I have that Benriner model and I don't much like it. The bed where the food sits is way too narrow. Even your basic tomato is too wide to sit there. And the finger guard is totally worthless. After slicing my thumb open one time while using it, I have switched to wearing Kevlar gloves (the kind used for oyster shucking).

Meet Smørrebrød, the Best Sandwich You're Not Eating

Huh. I already make my own sourdough rye; these sandwiches look like a great idea!

The Food Lab's Definitive Guide to Prime Rib

I have been using Kenji's recipe for perfect prime rib since he first published it in 2009. My roasts always turn out perfectly, no matter the size. I have my butcher remove the meat from the bone and then tie it back on so I can cook it on the bone and then have a very easy time slicing it.

Perfect perfect perfect.

Simple Orange-Carrot Juice

I made orange-carrot-ginger juice last night but I did it without a recipe. I had about 10 lbs of carrots, two oranges, and an inch of ginger root. It all went into the juice and came out amazing.

Quick Drinks: Tart Cherry Cocktail

My drink of choice lately: 2 parts either gin or vodka, 1 part fresh lime juice, 1 part simple syrup. Shake with ice, pour into chilled martini glass. To give it a new twist, use vodka that you've infused for 24 hours with fresh tarragon.

Bacon, Cheese, and Scallion Waffles

Y'all are not making it easy for me to stick to my new year's diet.

Eat This Now: Rabbit Dumplings From Cochon, New Orleans

The best Donald Link restaurant going right now is Peche which serves the freshest seafood perfectly grilled over a wood fire. Dang, I need to get back there now.