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50 Quick Summer Dinner Ideas For Lazy People

It’s 7 p.m., the sun’s still out and it’s 85 degrees. Do you <i>really</i> want to spend the night in front of the stove? (We didn’t think so.) These 50 …

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The Alternative to Cast Iron You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

We all love our cast iron skillets—they heat evenly and require simple maintenance. But have you heard of it's beautiful stone cousin?<p>When it comes …

Sarah's Rice Pilaf Recipe

"This is a delicious twist to traditional rice."<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons butter<p>1/2 cup orzo pasta<p>1/2 cup diced onion<p>2 cloves garlic, minced<p>1/2 cup …

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Watermelon Summer Salad Recipe

"This is a recipe I stumbled upon one hot lazy afternoon. Don't be scared by the ingredients, they work together to make a very tasty and refreshing …

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20 Ways to Make Chicken a Fast and Fancy Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn

There are basic chicken recipes we all keep in our meal plan rotation — and then there are the chicken recipes that make you feel like a dinner …

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How To Create Weird But Brilliant Food Pairings

How does flavor work, exactly? Why does our tongue like what it likes? James Briscione was the Director of Culinary Research at the Institute of …

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Tangerine Beef with Scallions

Recipe courtesy of<p>From:<p>Total:35 minPrep:15 minInactive:10 minCook:10 min<p>Yield:4 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories341Total …

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Pork Chops with Blue Cheese Gravy Recipe

"This recipe makes the most delicious creamy gravy to serve over pork chops. It tastes like something from a fancy restaurant. Serve with sauteed …

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Garlic and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes Recipe

"Roasted Yukon gold potatoes seasoned with garlic, salt, and vinegar."<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes<p>1/4 cup white vinegar<p>1/4 cup olive oil<p>2 …

The Best Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: June 14th</b><p>The Netflix name has meant many things, including the best shows not on TV. And while there are some glaring omissions in their selection of good movies, there’s still plenty to peruse. Narrowing them down to just 35 of the best Netflix films wasn’t easy. Nonetheless, here’s …

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If You Love Mushrooms, You Need These 20 Recipes

I believe I survived my years as a vegetarian because of mushrooms. Their sturdy texture and hefty flavor were such an easy substitute for meat, …

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11 No-Fuss Party Platters That Will Make Guests Think You Got It Catered

Who doesn’t love a good party? Party prep, on the other hand… can be less of a blast. From cooking countless dishes to mixing pitchers of cocktails …

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Lighter Creamed Spinach Will Become Your Go-To Dinner Side

Classic creamed spinach is good in the same way that mashed potatoes or mac and cheese is — it's usually all cream and flour, with the spinach adding …

11 More Delicious Reasons to Eat More Seafood

Fresh or frozen, canned or vacuum-packed, seafood is the super-hero of all proteins<p>Make a habit of adding seafood to your grocery list when planning …

Almond Cookie Tart with Peaches & Berries Recipe

From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2018<p>Consider this easy gluten-free fruit tart recipe your year-round secret dessert weapon. It serves a crowd, …

Greek Orzo Salad Recipe

"A delicious, colorful salad, with artichoke hearts and feta. I receive a lot of requests for this one."<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups uncooked orzo pasta<p>2 (6 …

The Lao-Style Coconut Milk Marinade You'll Want to Use on Any Meat

<i>The following essay, recipe, and photos are excerpted from</i> Hawker Fare: Stories & Recipes From a Refugee Chef's Isan Thai & Lao Roots <i>by James Syhabout. A word on the marinade: though it is pictured with kalbi (beef), which is how James's mom prepared it, it goes just as well with chicken. Memorize</i> …

How to Marinate Chicken Right, Plus Amazing Marinade Recipes

When you marinate chicken, the meat is your blank canvas; the marinade, your palette with which you paint on the deliciousness. And there are so many …

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I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

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Famed Bartender Derrick Turner Shares His Favorite Places To Drink In Manhattan

<i>You know how to EAT THIS CITY. With top chefs as tour guides, you’ve learned how to scout out hot spots for breakfast and brunch, where to go for a delicious date night, and how to feast like a local liege in the cities you love. But where do you wash it all down? Do you know how to find the best</i> …

5 of NYC's Greatest Speakeasies

Gotham has a love affair with the speakeasy style of bar: creative craft-cocktail spots hidden behind unmarked doors or false storefronts such as …

22 Superb Sandwich Shops in NYC

In New York, a sandwich is an argument waiting to happen. While Americans all over can name their favorites, in Manhattan alone, the variety of delis, pita shacks, torta-slinging Mexican cafes, and newfangled American lunch stands is enough to keep any enthusiast of the bread-based meal busy for …

Movies You Can Stream On Netflix Right Now That Are Just As Scary As "A Quiet Place"

Keep that horror high going strong all week long!

13 Creative Ways to Use a Rotisserie Chicken for Dinner

If you're looking for an inexpensive shortcut to dinner, then pick up a rotisserie chicken from your supermarket. At usually less than 10 dollars a pop, rotisserie chicken can be shredded up and used seamlessly in almost any recipe that calls for chicken. Plus, you get to skip the steps of waiting …

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Beurre Blanc Sauce Recipe

Beurre blanc is a simple butter-based emulsified sauce that's great with fish or seafood. It's a relative newcomer to the culinary repertoire, having …

These 15 Chicken Dinners Were Made for Busy Weeknights

Chicken breast is a solid staple on the weeknight dinner table, and for good reason: It's quick to prepare and endlessly adaptable. These 15 recipes …

At-Home Shrimp Boil

A scaled-down version of a seafood party spread<p>“This is a nod to the grand outdoor boils I remember as a child,” says Amber Wilson, who grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Nashville-based writer and photographer’s new cookbook, <b>For the Love of the South: Recipes and Stories from My Southern</b> …

Easy Dinner Party Recipes

Dinner parties don't have to be stressful and difficult--turn to these simple recipes that feature fresh salads, svaory appetizers, impressive main …

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Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend Around Boston: The Mother’s Day Crunch Time Edition

<i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend</i><i>, a weekly</i><i>(ish)</i> <i>column in which the Eater Boston team recommends, well, five restaurants to try this weekend.</i> <i>Most</i> <i>Friday</i><i>s</i><i>, we offer up a blend of old and new spots, typically including a mix of suggestions in Boston proper, Cambridge/Somerville, and</i> …

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