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Dinner Rush! Cherry-Cola BBQ Chicken

The kickoff to summer is just around the corner — finally! It’s almost officially acceptable to start amassing charcoal, propane and sunscreen in hoarderlike quantities without fear of ridicule. Now would also be as good a time as any to plan a menu for the first big cookout of the year.

Dinner Rush! Spinach-Artichoke Stuffed Chicken

There’s a reason spinach-artichoke dip is on so many restaurant menus – it’s based on a flawless combination. You can’t lose when tender artichokes and a blend of sharp cheeses make nice with just enough bright green spinach to make it feel at least a little bit healthy.

Dinner Rush! Sweet Potato + Chorizo Frittata with Goat Cheese

The frittata is generally known as the cook’s ace in the hole. They can be made to feed a boatload of people, you can put almost anything in them, they take hardly any time and the leftovers are flawless. Caught off-guard by a dozen unexpected brunch guests? Frittata for 12, coming right up. Wondering how […]

Dinner Rush! Italian Patty Melts

Is 30 minutes too long to wait for a burger? Not if that burger is a patty melt. There’s a reason this beauty is a staple of diner menus from coast to coast. If a grilled cheese sandwich and a hamburger had a baby with French onion soup-like tendencies, this is what the kid would […]

Dinner Rush! One-Pot Chicken + Spring Rice

Spring is here. Those are three words we’ve all hoped to hear over months of frozen nights (and a cripplingly catchy Frozen song). As markets grow packed with loads of tasty new vernal treats (and in honor of Earth Day), this Dinner Rush is all about going green.

Dinner Rush! Greek Meatballs with Lemon-Dill Tzatziki

The clean, fresh flavors of a Greek sandwich — lemon, tomato, cucumber, onion and spiced meat wrapped in flatbread — are so ubiquitous that they can feel somewhat cliched, but the authentic gyro experience is a thing of true beauty. In a perfect world, one would find an amazing Greek restaurant that cooks the meat […]

Dinner Rush! Chicken Briks with Couscous + Fennel

Let’s come right out and say it — there’s a lot happening in this week’s Dinner Rush! It’s got a funky name, lots of cool ingredients going on and seriously — less than 20 minutes? Your eyes do not deceive you, my friends; it’s all true, thanks to a brik. Briks are a North African […]

Dinner Rush! Gin + Tonic Salmon BLTs

Cooking Channel has gone mash-up crazy in the best way possible. Caesar salad is commingling with pizza. Doughnuts are adorning icebox cakes. Would a rose by any other name taste as sweet as lasagna meatloaf? If you’re still looking to deviate from the norm, here’s one more for you to try: the BLT meets a […]

Dinner Rush! Farro + Red Lentils with Tahini-Soy Vinaigrette

Beef stews, roast chickens, tuna casseroles — it’s all good in moderation, but it can get to be too much. I’m not saying to swear it off; I’m saying to lighten up one night this week. Sometimes just eating clean and light food can be the jump-start we need to get out of the slump […]

Dinner Rush! Serrano-Wrapped Cod + Chili-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Outta the way, kale! There’s a new hit vegetable in town and, not unlike the potato chip, eating just one is all but impossible (partly because they’re delicious and mostly because it’s silly to buy just a single Brussels sprout). In the days before the great revelation of Brussels, we’d scour the dark corners of […]

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