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Dinner Rush! Grilled Ratatouille w/ Tomato Vinaigrette

They always say we should eat more vegetables. And whether “they” are doctors, nutritionists or the infamous veggie marketing people from Portlandia (apparently celery is the new thing), making an all-vegetable dinner that’s both delicious and good for you isn’t too hard at this time of year.

Dinner Rush! Grilled Shrimp Florentine Pizza

That grill’s starting to get a workout, huh? You’re grilling chicken, you’re grilling steaks, you might even be grilling your salad*. Might as well throw a pizza on there, too. When it comes to grilled pizza, there are two schools of thought.

Dinner Rush! “Shore Dinner” Mussels

If you’ve spent any time on a New England beach during the summer season, you’ve likely heard of — or even been to — a “shore dinner.” Along the lines of clam bakes and oyster roasts, alfresco shore dinners are when a group of people get together on the beach, start a campfire and make […]

Dinner Rush! Grilled Steaks with Scallions and Baby Sweet Peppers

Have you seen these baby sweet peppers cropping up in your local market? They’re amazing! So tiny, so crisp, so sweet, so perfect for a Dinner Rush. Typically sold in a pouch containing about a pound of them, these bell peppers en miniature make a great snack on their own, or can be a really […]

Dinner Rush! Tilapia with Grapefruit + Avocado Salsa

How good does this sound: dinner on the table with two minutes of prep, less than 20 minutes of cooking and only one dish to wash. Delicious, right? That’s the beauty of cooking dinner in foil on the grill.

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.

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