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15 (New! Exciting!) Ways to Season Grilled Chicken

Make your grilled chicken better by doctoring it up with one of these 15 seasoning ideas. From Japanese spice blends to fish sauce, your bird is about to get a whole lot better.<p>Grilled chicken doesn't <i>need</i> much more than salt, pepper, and a little char. But hey—when were we ever ones to settle for …

Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

These smoked chicken thighs are stuffed with lots of white cheddar and jalapeños, seasoned with <b>Jeff’s original rub</b> (purchase recipes here) and …

Smoked Pork Chops Stuffed with Oaxaca Cheese and Green Chile

I’m not a jealous wife, but when it comes to my husband talking about someone else’s recipes…I have to admit that I turn green with envy. Yes, it’s …

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Smoked Armadillo Eggs

Start up smoker and get it up to 250F. You could use many different types of wood for this, although I usually use hickory, pecan, or apple.<p>Cut the …

Chicken Grenades on the BBQ!

Well lately I didn't have much time to grill since I was gone on a military course then on Holidays. Now that I am back I decided to be creative on …

Pickled Jalapeños

8 Servings<p>All chiles vary in heat, so choose wisely!<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 jalapeños<p>2 sprigs oregano<p>2 sprigs thyme<p>1 bay leaf<p>1½ cups white wine vinegar<p>¼ cup vegetable oil<p>2 tablespoons kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>1 teaspoon black peppercorns<p>1 teaspoon cumin seeds<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Bring …

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Servings<p>Juicy and delicious, skirt steak cooks quickly for an impromptu BBQ. Serve this with colorful and flavorful Chimichurri Sauce. Watch the step-by-step video here.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1 1/2-lb. skirt steak (about 1/2' thick), cut it in half crosswise<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1/2 …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

The BA Patty Melt

Makes 4 Servings<p>You may ask yourself, Does this sandwich really need mayonnaise? The answer is yes. A swipe of mayo, not butter, on the bread encourages that gorgeous exterior. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>caramelized onions<p>2 …

Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

4 to 6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 50 min<p>Total Time: 50 min<p>This stuffed chicken breast is elegant enough for a dinner party.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>8 thin slices prosciutto<p>8 thin slices provolone cheese<p>32 fresh basil …

The Old Fashioned

<i>Some things just go together -- and the obvious accompaniment to food is drink. Welcome to Booze52, in which we explore all manner of libations that do much more than just wash down a meal.</i><p><i>Today: A drink with a name that lies -- walk through our step-by-step photos to make a cocktail has never gone</i> …

Perfect Poached Salmon with Béarnaise Sauce

Impress your guests with this elegant dish — they'll never guess it was such a cinch to make.<p><b>For the Poached Salmon</b><p><i>Yield: 6 to 8 servings</i><p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons minced shallots<p>2 pounds boneless, skinless salmon<p>½ teaspoon salt<p>¼ teaspoon ground black pepper<p>1½ cups white wine<p>2 tablespoons salted …

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Skillet Peach Cobbler

8 Servings<p>When peaches are in season, there's nothing that tops a classic peach cobbler recipe crisped to perfection in a cast-iron pan. And this recipe garners some bonus points with whipped cream doctored with crème fraîche. Decadent and delicious.<p>August 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose …

Pan-Roasted Brined Pork Chop

2 Servings<p>Brining these pork chops makes them moist, tender, and seasoned throughout, and the sugar helps create a dark, caramelized sheen. Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la Table.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup kosher salt<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>1 teaspoon …

Sambal Chicken Skewers

4 Servings<p>Kebabs get a bad rap. (Decades of alternating zucchini coins and cherry tomatoes can do that.) But this Asian take, with a spicy, sticky glaze, makes for a very convincing comeback.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/3 cup hot chili …

Moroccan Chicken Brochettes

8 Servings<p>Dark-meat chicken is the best for grilling: Unlike lean breasts, thighs have plenty of fat, so they won’t dry out.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Garlic Sauce<p>4 garlic cloves, finely chopped<p>Kosher salt<p>⅓ cup olive oil<p>3 tablespoons plain yogurt<p>Chicken<p>2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Come Sail Away! 25-Calorie Low-Carb Zucchini Boats

Many gardens are overflowing with zucchini and fresh basil, so here's a delicious recipe that pairs the two. It's savory, warm, soft, and delicious. It's perfect for a low-cal appetizer or as a main dish — each piece is about 25 calories.<p>The creamy cheesy flavor complements the tender, juicy …

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Why You Should Try Pizza Eggs Tonight

Your taste buds and muscles will thank you for this protein-packed treat<p>If you love pizza and you love eggs, then you will devour pizza eggs.<p>“They're about as close to guilt-free pizza as your taste buds will ever get,” says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>(Check out the <i>Men’s Health</i> …

6 great chicken recipes for weeknight dinners

Chicken is one of the most versatile things to cook, lending itself to many diverse ingredients and flavors, different techniques and styles of cooking. Depending on what you pair with it, you can transform poultry into a dinner with Greek influences or Indian flavors — or roast it with potatoes, …

Easy Pasta Salad Recipes You Can Take to Work for Lunch

Some of the most iconic American dishes include beef stroganoff, spaghetti and meatballs, tuna noodle casserole, and chicken noodle soup. No matter …

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6 Awesome Ways to Eat Scrambled Eggs for Breakfast

Scrambled eggs are a perfect weekday breakfast option—here are six great ways to cook them.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot.</i> …

12 Surprisingly Easy Recipes That Are Sure To Impress Your Guests

It's always tough to decide what to serve for dinner. You want something beautiful and delicious but at the same time feasible and easy. These 12 …

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Roast Beef Tenderloin with Caesar Crust

8 Servings<p>Lightly salting a center-cut tenderloin, a.k.a. chateaubriand, overnight allows the salt to penetrate this luxurious roast and keep it extra-flavorful and juicy.<p>December 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 4-pound center-cut beef tenderloin, fat and silverskin trimmed<p>Kosher salt<p>4 teaspoons freshly …

Easy Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp cocktail. A quintessential appetizer that’s so easy to make and is ready in minutes.After making it yourself you’ll wonder why you ever bought …

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Lawnseats

Makes 4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 lemon, thinly sliced<p>8 ounces bourbon (W.L. Weller Bourbon)<p>2 ounces Rothman and Winter Apricot Liqueur<p>1 ounce Simple Syrup<p>4 sprigs mint<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Prepare grill for high heat. Grill lemon slices until lightly charred, about 30 seconds per side. Let cool.<p>Muddle …