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5 Links to Read Before Eating Avocados

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Everything you wanted to know about everyone's favorite fruit.</i><p>For those of you who believe bacon makes everything better, I'm here to remind you that …


Hush Puppies

Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cayenne in a large bowl. Stir together buttermilk, eggs, and grated …


Easy roasted chicken thighs with lemon and oregano

Do you love chicken but don't want to be stuck in the kitchen prepping and cooking? Lucky for you, TODAY is teaming up with celebrity chefs to make things simpler for you. Join TODAY's "Super Simple Chicken: The Only Recipes You'll Ever Need," cooking series, which features five days of delicious …

Summer in a bottle: Transform fruit, vegetables or herbs into homemade liqueurs

The Easy Way to Grill Shrimp and Scallops | Men's Health

A couple items worth spearing as often as possible: shrimp and scallops. Both are firm and filled with protein, and they hold up well to direct heat. And because they're so small, your kebabs will cook in about 4 minutes, making them perfect for the kind of casual weekend parties where neighbors …

What to Do with an Overload of Radishes

<i>It's the season of overflowing market bags, heavy CSA boxes, and gardens run amok. Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Cooks is showing us how to store, prep, and make the most of the bounty, without wasting a scrap.</i><p><i>Today: Get inspired by a glut of radishes, whether you're on your first bunch of the</i> …

Food Preservation

5 Frozen Cocktail Recipes (No Cabana Boy Needed)

5 frozen cocktail recipes you can make with fruit, liquor, ice, and a blender<p><b>You don't need a cabana boy to fetch a freshly made frozen cocktail</b>. All it takes is a blender, some fruit, and the push of a button.


Yogurt with Fresh Figs, Honey, and Pine Nuts

8 Servings<p>Warming the honey with rose water infuses it with flavor.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons pine nuts<p>¼ cup honey<p>½ teaspoon rose water or orange-flower water<p>3 cups plain Greek yogurt<p>16 fresh figs, halved<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Toast pine nuts in a dry small skillet over medium-low heat, …


Cherry Compote

45<p>2<p>Shares 47<p>I think I have something wrong with me. I seem to be afflicted with a particular malady that forces me to buy way too many summer fruits …

Sesame Peanut Cucumber Salad Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> It’s hard to beat an ice cold cucumber salad on a hot day. Unfortunately, they can be find very one dimensional at times. This light but flavor-rich salad was inspired by Deborah Madison’s recipe for Cucumber Salad with Chile and Peanuts from her book Local Flavors. It’s a bit fussier …


Oyster Sauce Glazed Asparagus and Mushrooms Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This dish falls into the asparagus comfort food category in my mind. Its flavors are sweet, salty, and deep. The mushrooms help it feel satisfying and filling. But the star is the green spring asparagus. Both the asparagus and the mushrooms are sautéed in a dry pan to get some …


Arugula, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette Recipe on Food52


Jennie Cook's Zucchini Butter Recipe on Food52

• 2 pounds zucchini or assorted summer squash (feel free to use less or add extra -- cooking times will vary)<br>• 1/4 cup olive oil or butter<br>• 2 minced shallots, garlic, or combination of both<br>• Salt and pepper<p>Coarsely grate the zucchini. Let it drain in a colander for 3 to 4 minutes or until you are ready to …


Sautéed Zucchini with Basil Leaves Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Really, the key to this dish is finding the freshest squash you can lay your hands on. —thirschfeld<p><b>Serves: 4</b><p>10 small zucchini and summer squash, preferably from your garden, cut into 3/8 inch rounds<br>• olive oil or butter<br>• 8 basil leaves<br>• Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper<p>Place a large …


Composed Summer Salad Recipe on Food52

• 10 ounces green beans, trimmed<br>• Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper<br>• 1/4 cup parsley leaves, chopped<br>• 1 tablespoon capers, chopped<br>• 2 tablespoons lemon juice<br>• 2 tablespoons walnut or olive oil<br>• 1 bunch arugula, washed and stems trimmed<br>• 1 medium, ripe avocado<br>• 2 (5-ounce) cans tuna in olive oil<p>Fill a medium …


Grilled Summer Squash with Charred Chickpeas, Raisins + Garlic

• 3 medium, mixed summer squash (such as zucchini, yellow, pattypan), cut lengthwise into 1-inch wedges<br>• 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided<br>• 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest plus lemon wedges for serving<br>• Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<br>• 2 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed<br>• 4 garlic cloves<br>• 1/4 …


Jeffrey Alford & Naomi Duguid's Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe on Food52


Corn Salad with Cilantro & Caramelized Onions Recipe on Food52


Absurdly Addictive Asparagus Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I guess there's a reason Vosges Haut-chocolat Bacon and Chocolate bars are growing in just seems that when you add bacon to almost anything, the salty smokiness heightens the other ingredients. Bacon may rule, but its Italian cousin, Pancetta, is also a contender for …


The Meatball Shop’s Golden Ticket Giveaway

The Meatball Shop is taking a cue from Willy Wonka.<p>In celebration of their newest outpost on NYC’s Upper West Side opening this Monday, The Meatball …