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Dinner Rush! Buffalo Chicken Meatball Salads

Football season is here! It’s time for buds, brews and, of course, Buffalo sauce. Like peas & carrots, spicy Buffalo and the ol’ pigskin are meant to be together. It’s one of those rare instances of cosmic serendipity that reminds us that everything is going to be all right.

Lucky for all of us, Buffalo chicken couldn’t be a simpler miracle to pull off.

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Dinner Rush! Wild Mushroom Risotto with Honeyed Mascarpone

Why is it that pasta is the go-to “pantry raid” dinner of choice? Sure, pasta just seems so effortless and satisfying. But here’s a fun fact: so is risotto.

Arborio rice. Stock. Some aromatics. The vegetable of your choice. Cheese. That’s pretty much all you need to have on hand to get dinner on the table.

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Dinner Rush! Italian Combo Calzone

Spoiler alert: Italian Combo Calzone is a shorter way of saying “you’ve earned something delicious for dinner tonight.”

Borrowing inspiration from a classic Italian combo sub, this almost effortless calzone packs not just one but three different meats. It’s easily prepared with some store-bought pizza dough, and it has an ingredient list that requires virtually no advance prep.

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Dinner Rush! Quick Cauliflower Curry

In the fast-paced, cutthroat world of trendsetting foods, one industry veteran has managed to stay the course through it all. While sprouts, kale and juices may come and go with the seasons, the mighty cauliflower has managed to keep its head high and its florets robust through the storm. 

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Dinner Rush! Thin Spaghetti with Crab, Chile and Lemon Breadcrumbs

 

So what if the calendar says summer vacation is over? No one gave the memo to those warm September nights that are perfect for the porch. Keep life simple for just a few more weeks with this surprisingly refined pasta dinner.

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Dinner Rush! Spatchcocked Grilled Chicken

Gather ’round and silence your chuckles because today’s lesson is all about spatchcocking. And it’s going to add some serious A-game cred to your run-of-the-mill grilled chicken.

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Dinner Rush! Mojo Turkey Burgers

If you’re anything like me, you’ll read about mojo sauce for the first time and immediately ask why your food is in need of a boost of “moe-joe.” Turns out my meal was perfectly shagadelic all on its own – it was my pronunciation that was all off.

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Dinner Rush! Grilled Carne Asada Tostadas

The tostada is to Tex-Mex what the club sandwich is to a chrome-and-neon diner. This open-faced sandwich comes high-brow or low-brow however you want to have it, served up on a flat (or sometimes slightly concave) crisp tortilla. Enjoy one for a snack, two for a meal or three for those moments of absolute desperation.

Like that famous mile-high diner staple, tostadas come with an almost unlimited potential for toppings and flavors. It sounds cliche to say “make it your own” and “have it your way,” but seriously, it’s true. Your only prerequisite is a crisp and crackly tortilla base. Anything after that is up to you.

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Dinner Rush! Honey-Bourbon Chicken + Herbed Salt Potatoes

Summer state fairs are a big deal in my stomping grounds of New York and New England. Concerts, ring tosses, red wine slushies (yes, they’re a thing) and the state’s finest butter sculptures — they’ve got it all. The best part, though, is the fair food. Footlong hot dogs and funnel cakes are fine, but the real jackpot is the salt potatoes.

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Dinner Rush! Tomato-Cantaloupe Salad w/ Lemon Grilled Shrimp

Melons, melons, everywhere, so what do we do now? If you’re tired of eating them as simple wedges, try incorporating them in your savory dishes.

When paired with fresh zucchini, corn or, in this instance, tomatoes, melons make an affordable and delicious side salad that’s perfect for lazy backyard barbecues. They’re adaptable, versatile and practically begging to be tossed with fresh herbs and fruity olive oil.

While the combo in this recipe uses cantaloupe, feta and tomatoes for heartiness, you can lighten things up with watermelon or go green with a blend of honeydew, cucumbers and basil. Just be careful with all of this experimenting — you might never be able to look at a wedge of melon the same way again.

Tomato-Cantaloupe Salad with Lemon Grilled Shrimp

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