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45 Summer Pastas Full of Tomatoes, Pesto, Herbs and More

We don't mean macaroni salad.<p><b>We'll happily eat pasta year-round</b>, but there's something particularly great about summer pasta. We're big fans of blanketing pasta with fresh herbs, tomatoes, and other seasonal favorites that won't weigh us down. (But there can still be cheese!) Check out 45 of our …

Is Edamame Drenched in Sea Salt Still Good for You?

If you douse your edamame in sea salt, is it still good for you?<p><i>We teamed up with nutritionist McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN from Nutrition Stripped to give us some friendly feedback on how we’re doing in the snack department. Are they good for us? Could they be better? We don’t always know, but McKel</i> …

Summer Berry Pudding

10 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>September 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pints strawberries, hulled, quartered<p>2 pints blueberries<p>2 pints raspberries<p>1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar<p>1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>1 1-lb. loaf brioche or challah bread, cut crosswise into 1' slices<p>6 tablespoons unsalted …

Homemade Pasta

4 (makes 12 oz.) Servings<p>Because this dough is eggless, it has great al dente texture. If you can’t find durum wheat flour, all-purpose will work well, too.<p>September 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup plus 2 tablespoons fine durum wheat flour or all-purpose flour plus more for dusting<p>1 cup semolina flour …

Maple-Ginger Cider Switchel

4 Servings<p>Stir well before each serving. It’s natural for the ginger to settle to the bottom.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 5"-piece fresh ginger (about 6 ounces)<p>½ cup apple cider vinegar<p>3 tablespoons pure maple syrup<p>1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice<p>4 cups water or club soda<p>Mint sprigs (for serving)<p>Recipe …

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Grilled Sweet Potato Baba Ghanoush

4 (makes about 2 cups) Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>There’s a method to making baba ghanoush. And it applies to way more than eggplant.<p>July 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil, plus more<p>2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 2 medium)<p>3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>2 tablespoons tahini<p>½ …

Thai Grilled Chicken Wings

4 Servings<p>The tangy dipping sauce is great with pretty much any grilled meat. Keep it on heavy rotation this summer.<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dipping Sauce<p>6 dried chiles de árbol<p>⅓ cup fish sauce<p>1 tablespoon fresh lime juice<p>1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds<p>2 teaspoons sugar<p>Wings and Assembly<p>½ cup …

Grilled Scallions with Hot Sauce and Sesame Seeds

4 Servings<p>This is also delicious with pretty spring onions; increase cooking time to 6 or 8 minutes.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 scallions, trimmed, halved lengthwise<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>Hot sauce and toasted sesame seeds (for serving)<p>Recipe …

Classic French Toast

4 Servings<p>A mixture of milk and cream delivers a custardy interior texture, but you could use 1½ cups whole milk if that’s what you’ve got on hand. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 large eggs<p>¾ cup heavy cream<p>¾ cup whole milk<p>¼ cup sugar<p>Pinch of …

Pasta alla Gricia

2 Servings<p>Both guanciale and Pecorino are quite salty; Leonardo Vignoli, the chef at Da Cesare al Casaletto, recommends undersalting the pasta water to give you more control.<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil<p>6 ounces guanciale (salt-cured pork jowl), cut into ¾-inch pieces<p>8 …

Got 5 Minutes? Treat Yourself to One of These Simple Strawberry Dishes

These quick and easy ideas will keep you full on strawberries all season.<p>Strawberry season always feels cruelly fleeting. So when it's here, we make unofficial plans to spend all season with permanently red-stained hands and mouths. So the next time you find yourself blessed with an overload of …

Corn and Fregola with Grilled Halloumi Cheese

8 Servings<p>If this were our party, we’d get all the grilling out of the way early in the day and toss this Mediterranean fantasy of a salad together in our caftans.<p>July 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup walnuts<p>1 cup fregola or Israeli couscous<p>Kosher salt<p>4 ears of corn, husked<p>2 tablespoons plus ¼ cup olive …

Strawberry-Ginger Lemonade

Makes 1 Servings<p>This non-alcoholic summer drink is perfect for an all-day hang.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 strawberries, hulled<p>4 oz. Lemon-Ginger Brew (click for recipe)<p>Lemon slice (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Muddle strawberries in a highball glass. Add Lemon-Ginger Brew and stir well. Fill glass …

“Tandoori” Carrots with Vadouvan Spice and Yogurt

4 Servings<p>What’s vadouvan, you ask? It’s just one of our new favorite exotic spice blends, a French-Indian formula that includes onion, shallots, and garlic added to a currylike mix.<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vadouvan<p>2 garlic cloves finely grated, divided<p>½ cup plain whole-milk Greek …

Smoked Tomato Soup

4 Servings<p>Skillet smoking is a chef’s trick that’s easy to do at home.<p>July 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 pounds plum tomatoes, halved, seeded, divided<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>1 large onion, chopped<p>1 large leek, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced<p>3 garlic cloves, crushed<p>2 bay leaves<p>2 …

7 Fast and Sweet Blueberry Recipes for That Pint Still Sitting In Your Fridge

Got 5 minutes? You've got time to make one of these fast and easy blueberry recipes.<p>We wait all year for this: blueberry season! Sweet and faintly tart, these antioxidant-rich fruits are good for way more than just snacking or sprinkling over cold cereal. Of course, we'll never turn down a …

How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Green Beans, in Season in July

Here's how to buy, store, and cook with green beans, in season in July.<p>Despite their instance on gracing our Thanksgiving Day tables, green beans are actually in season in the height of summer. They're crisp and crunchy, tasty raw, excellent stir-fried or sautéed, delicious steamed, and great …

You Say Potato, We Say Make These 23 Potato Salads Right Now

Because you can’t have a picnic without potato salad.<p>Potato salad is one of summer's essentials. Easy to whip up for a crowd, potato salads are reliable and so darn delicious. So whether you're hosting or attending a summer party—or getting weeknight dinner on the table—here are 23 of our …

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Buttered Spinach with Vinegar

4 Servings<p>Use mature flat-leaf spinach—the baby leaves lack flavor and texture.<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 bunches flat-leaf spinach, trimmed, rinsed, with some water clinging<p>6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter<p>2 teaspoons (or more) red wine vinegar<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>Recipe …

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Grilled Chicken Wings with Vinegar and Chiles

4 Servings<p>These wings are hot, sweet, and tangy.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 chiles de árbol or ½ tsp. red pepper flakes<p>2 pounds chicken wings, tips removed, flats and drumettes separated<p>½ cup rice vinegar<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>4 garlic cloves, peeled, smashed<p>1 tablespoon agave syrup (nectar) or honey<p>2 …

Caramel Chicken

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Don’t be put off by the sugar in this recipe—it’s balanced by the vinegar and soy sauce.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>2½ pounds skin-on, bone-in chicken legs and thighs<p>Kosher salt<p>8 garlic cloves, peeled<p>⅓ cup (packed) light brown …

Shake It Up: Serve Smoothies for Your Next Summer Party

Your friends and family expect you to do a few things when you invite them over for a get-together: Feed them, play some tunes, and provide cold drinks. One way to exceed their expectations? Serve smoothies. They’re easy to make, crowd-pleasing, and perfect for chilling out on hot days. All you …

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10 Recipes You Loved in June

These are the 10 new recipes you loved the most in June.<p><b>From soft scrambled eggs to spicy grilled chicken</b>, these were the 10 recipes you loved most this month.

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Brew a Better Batch of Iced Tea: Don't Make These Mistakes

Whether you like it sweet or just plain strong, there are a few common mistakes you should avoid when making iced tea.<p>Whether you like it sweetened or strong, it's hard to deny the allure of a perfectly-chilled glass of iced tea. Bottled teas are often filled with preservatives and artificial …

27 Pineapple Recipes That Take Us Straight to the Tropics

From cocktails to tacos and everything in between, these 27 pineapple recipes make us feel like the sun is always shining.<p><b>Close your eyes and let yourself daydream:</b> You're on a tropical island somewhere, sipping on a coconut, and eating all the pineapple you could ever want and more. That dream is …

Grilled Vegetable and Rice Salad with Fish-Sauce Vinaigrette

4 to 6 Servings<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Salad<p>1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)<p>Vegetable oil<p>12 okra pods<p>3 ears of corn, shucked<p>2 large zucchini, halved lengthwise, centers scooped out<p>2 long red chiles (such as Holland or Anaheim), stemmed<p>1 small eggplant, cut lengthwise into 1' slices<p>1 …

Cilantro Margarita

Makes 1 Servings<p>Attention: Also delicious with mint in place of the cilantro (some people really hate cilantro).<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 ounces fresh lime juice<p>2 ounces tequila blanco<p>1 ounce simple syrup<p>¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems<p>Lime wedge (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine lime …

Pad Thai

2 Servings<p>This pad Thai recipe is not the dish from the neighborhood take-out joint. "It ain't made with chicken," says Ricker, whose traditional take—pleasantly funky with fish sauce and preserved radish and a touch sour from tamarind—is meant to be eaten in the evening as a stand-alone …

Crispy Potato Cake with Garlic and Parsley

8 Servings<p>This crispy potato cake is a decadent side that goes with almost everything—especially breakfast.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided, plus more for pan<p>6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced<p>3 pounds small Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, sliced ¼” thick<p>Kosher salt and …

Coconut-Blueberry Smoothie

2 Servings<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>Total Time: 5 min<p>Raspberries or blackberries can be swapped in for the blueberries.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ cups fresh (or frozen, thawed) blueberries<p>½ cup unsweetened coconut milk<p>1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves<p>1 teaspoon (or more) fresh lime juice<p>1 teaspoon (or …