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Green Beans and Salt Pork, Together Forever

Green beans are great—add pork and you're on a whole new playing field.<p>There's something special that happens when you cook green beans slowly, with a few generous slabs of salt pork. That thing is a killer Sunday supper side dish.<p>Get the recipe: Slow-Cooked Green Beans with Salt Pork

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Corn Grits, Meet Fresh Corn (and Shrimp)

How do you make corn grits even tastier? Add in fresh kernels, seasoned with garlic, oregano, and paprika.<p>Creamy, well-seasoned grits are a thing of beauty. Fresh corn off the cob is, too. We're introducing the two to set a particularly tasty stage for sautéed shrimp.<p>Get the recipe: Shrimp with …

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The Best Moscow Mule is Made with Fresh Ginger

How do you make a classic Moscow Mule even better? Two words: fresh ginger.<p>A Moscow Mule—traditionally made with vodka and ginger beer—is summertime sipping at its best. But add fresh grated ginger and <i>whoa</i>: It's got some some kick! Now <i>that's</i> a drink.<p>Get the recipe: Fresh Ginger Moscow Mule

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Tonight's 20-Minute Pasta Features Lobster

Lobster makes this easy weeknight pasta decadent.<p>Lobster's not an everyday indulgence, but tonight we're splurging. Adding it to this spicy tomato pasta makes an average dinner feel special—and it still all comes together in 20 minutes flat.<p>Get the recipe: Spicy Lobster Pasta

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How We Cook Weeknight Chicken Dinners Without Recipes

Weeknights are all about easy chicken dinners. Here's how we improvise our birds, from a coconut-milk-and-soy-sauce braise to a roast that lasts all week<p>Earlier this month, we shared our staff's favorite Back Pocket Pasta ideas: non-recipe recipes (it's totally a Thing™) for quick and easy dishes …

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Eat Healthier (and Heartier!) with Tomato-Vegetable Soup

Hearty, veggie packed soup is great for a healthy dinner. Pack the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.<p>Eating healthier these days means eating less meat, but it's also a great chance to add more veggies to your diet: Enter the hearty, tomato-based vegetable soup. We loved it as kids and we love it …

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Lean, Mean, Protein-Packed Meatless Monday Machine

Protein-packed and filled with hearty greens, this is Meatless Monday at its best.<p>Meatless Monday doesn't have to be a big production, but it should be super flavorful. That's why we're digging on this lean, protein-packed salad with hearty greens, lentils, and chickpeas. A few pieces of salty …

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The Quickest, Easiest Seafood Rolls—On the Table in Less than 20 Minutes

Herbaceous shrimp rolls make quick work of a weeknight dinner.<p>Shrimp rolls may seem like a fancy-pants dinner-on-the-ocean sorta dinner, but they're surprisingly simple to make at home. On a random evening. Like a Thursday. Like tonight!<p>Get the recipe: Shrimp Rolls

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Frozen Chocolate Mousse: A Dessert to Get You Through the Week

There's nothing like a Wednesday night treat to get you through the mid-week slump.<p>Sure, there's no technical baking involved in the recipe, but we're deeming this frozen chocolate dessert appropriate for Baking Wednesday anyway, because, like many baked goods, it is prepared in a loaf pan—and …

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