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QUICK BITES: • TEST-KITCHEN TIPS, RECS, AND OTHER TIDBITS TO CHEW ON
TASTING VEGAN CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM
Bourbon Chicken • Sample this homemade version of a craveable food-court treat.
A Crescent City Gem
Sweet Fresh Corn Muffins • For a double dose of sweet, summery corn flavor, add fresh corn kernels to corn muffins.
Do Corn Strippers Work?
Baba Ghanoush • This creamy, smoky roasted eggplant dip is easy to make and infinitely customizable.
The Appetizing Eggplant
Tomato and Chickpea Salad • We reroute the flavors of romesco sauce into a hearty, refreshing tomato salad.
Kalbi • These sweet, savory, charred flanken-style short ribs might be the most irresistible food that comes off your grill this summer.
Chicken Parmesan Meatballs • Why choose a favorite? Two beloved dishes come together in this easy entree.
House Salad • Here’s a new take on a familiar standard.
Grilled Chicken Souvlaki • A bold marinade, intense heat, and an extraordinary sauce made this grilled chicken something we couldn’t stop thinking about for years.
Barbecue-Spiced Potatoes • The term “barbecue” needn’t apply solely to meat.
Summery Summer Squash Pasta • Think you don’t like summer squash? This recipe—a delicious study in contrasts—will likely change your mind.
Berries • While all kinds of berries are in season throughout the year in different regions, they always seem sweetest and juiciest during the summer. Here’s what you need to know to get cooking with four common varieties of nature’s candy.
Okra and Shrimp Stew • This slow-simmered stew of okra, shrimp, sausage, beans, and tomatoes is built upon a potent ham hock broth.
THE AMERICAN TABLE
Breakfast Burritos • It’s never too early for extra-crispy tater tots.
Scotcheroos • These old-fashioned cereal-based cookie bars are ready for a comeback.
Lemon Cookie Bars • Sugar-cookie chew meets lemon-bar pucker.
Preserved Peaches in Syrup • Extend your enjoyment of perfect peaches with this simple, timeless technique.
Preserved Peach Recipes • We developed three knockout recipes using our Preserved Peaches in Syrup (page 24) that bring summer to your table all year long.
Candied Jalapeños • You’ll want these jewels of sweet heat on everything you eat.
Panzanella • Why have bread on the side of your salad when you can have bread right in it?
Chicken Breasts with Sweet Potatoes and Poblanos • One pan, three main ingredients, and lots of flavor.
Best Blenders Less Than $100 • Could we get great performance on a budget?
Get Your Blend On: Which Blender (or Blenders) Is Right for You?
The Secrets to a Good Blender
When to Splurge and When to Save • When grocery shopping, it pays to be strategic. From price and packaging to potential time savings while cooking, here’s what to consider at the supermarket.
Cardamom–Brown Sugar Butter