When traveling, the first thing we look for is delicious food. Whether it’s great barbecue in Texas or succulent seafood in Maine, one of the best parts about roving across the country is chowing down. But if you’re stuck at home this summer, don’t worry — you can easily re-create some states’ signature dishes from the comfort of your own kitchen.
We’ve highlighted seven of our favorite summer recipes below, ranging from the classics (Key Lime Pie from Florida) to the adventurous bites (Salmon Candy from Alaska). For the full list of all 50 states’ recipes, click here.
Alabama: Fried Green Tomatoes
The combination of salty and sweet fried green tomatoes is so great that it inspired a movie starring Julia Roberts. Try serving them with green chile mayonnaise for an extra kick.
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You may not realize it, but you’re eating your favorite foods the wrong way. Sure, they’re delicious, but there are much easier solutions to getting bites from your plate to your mouth. Thankfully You’re Eating It Wrong host Dan Pashman is here to solve your problems, particularly for summer treats like perfectly cut watermelon, non-drippy ice cream cones and less-messy corn on the cob.
Check out some of his best food hacks below, and watch all of his videos here.
1. Take your corn off the cob.
There’s nothing worse than having a bunch of corn stuck in your teeth at a barbecue. Cut the corn off the cob and mix with any seasonings you like — Dan is a big fan of going Mexican with Cotija cheese, chili powder, lime and cilantro.
Watch the You’re Eating Corn Wrong video.
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When you open up your cabinets, you probably have at least a few dozen spice bottles staring at you. How many of them do you really use? Instead of letting them collect dust, it’s time for a spice purge, and we have the perfect recipes to do it.
FYI, spices last about six months once opened, although some brands claim you can keep them up to three years. Even though old bottles may not be spoiled, they lose flavor over time. So let’s get to cooking with everything from Italian blends to that allspice you use only twice a year.
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Planning a party can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead of freaking out about every little detail of your next summer bash, let the experts do the work for you. With full summer-themed episodes of Cooking Channel shows online, you can plan everything from the comfort of your bed, including easy, unique dishes, fun signature cocktails and much more.
Check out six tips straight from our hosts below, and be sure to stream full episodes using the links below.
1. Go Small or Go Home
Instead of making a huge, six-course meal, just whip up some appetizers. Giada De Laurentiis’ easy yet impressive dishes like mini Foccacia Lobster Rolls and Avocado and Papaya Salad will wow your crowd.
Watch the full episode.
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When you fire up the grill for summer barbecues, it’s easy to stick to tried-and-true grilling recipes like steaks, ribs and vegetables, but why not mix things up? This season, try putting some char on everything you serve, whether it’s appetizers, sides, desserts or even cocktails. There are infinite possibilities for new fiery flavor combinations, and we’ve rounded up nine new and innovative grilled recipes to wow your guests.
Breakfast: Grilled French Toast with Strawberries and Rosemary
Michael Symon’s genius grilled breakfast is sweet and savory with rosemary-and-strawberry-topped French toast. Feel free to grill up some bacon on the side.
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When you look in your spice cabinet, you probably see a lot of miscellaneous, barely used bottles. Instead of just letting them sit around and expire — because most do within a year — try blending a few of them up for delicious DIY spice blends. Whether it’s taking the everything spices from your bagel and putting them on, well, everything, or making a homemade chai for a fraction of the price of one at your local coffee shop, we’ve got you covered.
Check out seven spice blend recipes below, from sweet to savory and back again.
Once you’ve mastered a chai tea latte at home, you’ll never need to buy one at the coffee shop again. You can also use these flavors to spruce up coconut macaroons or a milk shake.
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Today is about to become your new favorite “holiday,” because it’s National Doughnut Day. Even though we associate the sweet treats with jelly or lots of powdered sugar, they can take on the flavors of any dessert. Stuffed with cream, they become Boston Cream Pie doughnuts, while after being coated with cinnamon sugar, they taste like churros. You can even stack some with frosting to make an Icebox Doughnut Birthday Cake.
Take a walk on the wild side with some of our favorite delicious combinations below — even a savory chicken-and-waffles one — and for even more crazy confections, check out Donut Showdown Thursdays at 9pm ET.
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New York strip or filet mignon is usually a hit for a crowd, but when you’re grilling for a special person in your life, you want to make sure it’s the right cut for him. With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to think long and hard about the perfect steak to grill for him, and we’re here to help with an easy personality match-up.
For example, if your pop is super frugal, go for a flash-grilled skirt steak, but if he likes a taste of decadence, splurge for a bone-in rib eye or porterhouse. Check out all of our matches below, then get to grilling.
Penny-Pinching Papa: Skirt Steak
If your dad doesn’t want you to spend the big bucks on him, try Grilled Skirt Steak. It should be served medium-rare alongside a flavorful sauce like chimichurri and can also be made into quick tacos with salsa and tortillas.
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As your daydreams about time on the beach become a reality this summer, so does slimming down to fit into your swimsuit. But just because you want to look good while splashing around, that doesn’t mean you have to eat salads and boiled chicken all summer; in fact, you can still enjoy all of your comfort food favorites with a few easy swaps.
Whether it’s macaroni and cheese with some secret squash filler or devil’s food cupcakes turned angelic with whole-wheat flour, it’s easy to slim down your meals. Check out nine mind-blowing meal transformations below.
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