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Pesto, Change-o: 5 Recipes to Use Up Leftover Basil

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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6 Sweet Ways to Booze Up Your Watermelon

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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Fire Up the Grill for a Mexican Grilled Corn Fiesta

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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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Seconds with 4 Microwave Desserts

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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Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese on the Food’s Greatest Hits Premiere

If you are always looking for new ways to incorporate cheese into meals, let Food’s Greatest Hits give you some fresh ideas. On the premiere of Cooking Channel’s new show, comfort foods are transformed into wacky creations. You’ll get to watch brave volunteers captured on camera as they try remixes like triple-decker breakfast grilled cheese and shrimp-topped savory cheesecake. You’ll also see some familiar faces — like Haylie Duff, Rev Run and Justine Simmons, Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, and others — providing commentary about cheese’s rich history and ways you can use it.

If you missed the first episode, check it out in all its cheesy glory below, and watch more of the wacky remixed food on Food’s Greatest Hits every Monday at 10 and 10:30pm ET.

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Call On These 5 Dishes for Your Ghostbusters Party

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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4 Vinegary Potato Salads That Won’t Melt at Your Picnic

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 Man Fire Food Season 5 Premiere Is Too Hot to Handle

Roger Mooking is back for another season of Man Fire Food, and in the Season 5 premiere, he discovered even crazier ways to cook with fire. In Miami, he made paella and roast butterflied pork on a coal-fueled contraption called the Cross Table, and then in Birmingham, Ala., he made a meat-lovers’ feast with a portable oven.

If you missed any of the fiery action, watch the full episode below, and tune in for more Man Fire Food on Tuesdays at 9pm ET on Cooking Channel.

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Watch Roger Mooking’s Fiery Takeover of Food Network’s Snapchat Discover

’Tis the season — barbecue season, that is. And who better to get you pumped up to take on the quest for the perfect smoke and sauce than Cooking Channel’s resident flamethrower, Roger Mooking? To celebrate Man Fire Food Season 5 (premiering tonight, Tuesday, July 5 at 9pm ET), Roger is taking over Food Network’s Snapchat Discover.

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Patriotic 4th of July Dishes That Are Fireworks of Flavor

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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