When you’re short on time but need to add a punch of flavor, turn to one of our favorite condiments: pesto. The versatile, herbaceous sauce can be spread on sandwiches, tossed with pasta or used to marinate meat. It’s also great for using bunches of leftover basil and other herbs you have sitting around.
Find out how your favorite chefs make pesto with six of our favorite recipes, including Kelsey Nixon’s Every Herb Pesto (pictured above) — mint, tarragon and basil — perfect for topping crunchy crostini.
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This summer, be a melon baller by adding booze to your watermelon. Sip on a Watermelon Martini (pictured above) — made with freshly pureed watermelon cubes and melon liqueur — or try one of the other refreshing recipes below.
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Grilled corn is great — sweet, juicy and crunchy — but Mexican corn is a-maize-ing. Unique flavor combinations like lime butter, queso fresco and a kick of cayenne pepper (pictured above) elevate classic grilled corn on the cob into summer must-haves. Check out more corny recipes below.
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It’s too hot to turn on the oven, so give your microwave some lovin’. In mere minutes, you can dig into delicious desserts such as Michael Symon’s three-minute chocolate cupcakes (pictured above). Check out three more easy microwave recipes below.
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Strap on your Proton Pack and get ready to extinguish some Ghostbusters-themed appetizers. Ahead of the new movie’s release, we have compiled drinks and dishes inspired by ghoulish villains and ghostbusters alike from the 1984 original and the 2016 reboot. Whether you’re hosting a viewing party of the old-school flick or kicking back at the theater with some snacks in your bag, we’ve got you covered.
For starters, drink some refreshing Mean Green Cucumber Juice (pictured above) that looks just like Slimer, and check out more ideas below.
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When the sun threatens to melt all of the food at your picnic, pull out a secret weapon: vinaigrette-dressed potato salads. Not only does vinegar add a punch of bright, zesty flavor, but it also helps salads hold up for hours outside, unlike mayonnaise-based dressing.
Check out four of our favorite vinegary potato salads — including the tarragon-, dill- and parsley-studded herbed potatoes pictured up top — before you pack your next picnic, and be sure to check out our other summer side ideas for pasta and potato salads and more.
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The most-patriotic way to kick off a 4th of July party is with a festive spread that explodes with so much flavor that it rivals the fireworks above. Whether you’re firing up the grill for the best burgers, making red, white and blue desserts — like a July 4th berry tart (pictured above) — or mixing up fruity summer cocktail recipes, we’ve got you covered.
Below, we’ve rounded up six dishes and drinks worth saluting at your Fourth of July bash.
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Change up your grilling routine by trading barbecue sauce for soy sauce with these four flavorful Asian-inspired ribs recipes. Double up on Korean marinades, and make your own kimchi with Tyler Florence’s Bulgoki (pictured above), or spice things up with more ideas below.
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Devouring juicy burgers by the pool is living the dream, but picking which one to make isn’t. Match your foodie personality with our favorite burgers below and find out if you should grill up a classic burger (pictured above), a cheese-stuffed patty or some other befitting burg.
Want fries with that? Get our favorite french fry recipes, too.
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White BBQ sauce is popping up on menus from Portland, Ore., to New York City, where Shake Shack’s Danny Meyer is dousing wings with it at Blue Smoke, to fine-dining restaurants like Publican in Chicago, where Paul Kahan has served char-grilled carrots with white BBQ sauce. So what is it, and what makes it so special? Actually, the sauce has existed since the early 1920s, when “Big Bob” Gibson opened his eponymous restaurant in Decatur, Ala. Over 90 years later, a lot of people in Alabama believe BBQ sauce is white, because that’s what they grew up with. Outside of Alabama, people who have ever heard of such a thing have been few and far between. But with 93 (and counting) Shake Shacks around the world, Danny Meyer is as good a barometer as any for what you can expect to see on your plate in the coming years.
We caught up with the man who helms the pit at “Big Bob” Gibson Bar-B-Q these days, Chris Lilly, to find out why he thinks white BBQ sauce is the best.
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