Kansas City Style RibsIf you celebrate Memorial Day -- and the unofficial arrival of summer -- with a big cookout or picnic, you're going to need something to drink with all that grilled deliciousness. Aside from a pitcher of iced tea or lemonade, you could just pick up any old beer or box of wine and be done with it. But with just a little bit more effort, and a few guidelines for finding a suitable match, you can make that brisket you've been lovingly tending for the last 12 hours taste even better.
Without getting too detailed (it's summer -- who wants complicated?):
- Delicate foods are natural partners with lighter style beers and wines; the opposite is true as well.
- Bubbles are great palate cleansers and are terrific with fatty foods.
- Beverages with a hint of sweetness tend to go well with spicier foods.
- Bitterness can be refreshing and is a good foil for rich foods.
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Of course, if you know you love drinking champagne with everything from
Kansas City Style RibsIf you celebrate Memorial Day -- and the unofficial arrival of summer -- with a big cookout or picnic, you're going to need something to drink with all that grilled deliciousness. Aside from a pitcher of iced tea or lemonade, you could just pick up any old beer or box of wine and be done with it. But with just a little bit more effort, and a few guidelines for finding a suitable match, you can make that brisket you've been lovingly tending for the last 12 hours taste even better.Read More »from Best Beers and Wines for Barbecues
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"When you think of basil, you think of pesto, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauces, and pasta dishes. But basil is also great with corn, zucchini, eggplant, even fresh strawberries."
"Use them in place of scallions. They taste great with eggs. If you can, snip them with kitchen scissors instead of cutting them with a knife; if your knife's dull, you'll bruise them."
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"Did you know the stems are flavorful too? Add cilantro to Mexican food: guacamole, tomatoes, rice. I make a tuna salad with cilantro and lime, peanuts, ginger, and chili. If your dish has lime in it, you can usually use cilantro too."
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"I love it in salads, and it's great in marinades-mint, olive oil, and garlic-for meat. And it makes an
When you think of a weeknight meal, tuna burgers and and a miso cabbage salad may not be what comes to mind. However, we think that's exactly the reason it should be your dinner tonight. These dishes combine to make a meal full of bright, zippy flavors that will leave you perfectly satisfied on a Monday (or any) night.
4 scallions, white and light green parts only, finely chopped
1/4 cup minced fresh ginger
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 pound sushi-grade ahi tuna, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 English cucumber
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
1 box broccoli or alfalfa sprouts
6 brioche rolls
Wasabi Ginger Mayonnaise
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons prepared wasabi
6 tablespoons finely chopped pickled ginger (the pink, sweet kind you get with sushi)
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Chocolate Covered Banana Bites
2 cups chocolate chips (semi sweet)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
2 large pinches of sea salt + extra for sprinkling
4 bananas, that aren't over ripe
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1 pinch granulated sugar for sprinkling
Before you start line 2 large plates with aluminum foil and clear some room in your freezer, always good to do these things before your hands are covered in chocolate.
Place the 2 cups of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds. Then add the coconut oil and the peanut butter, microwave for 30 more seconds. Stir with a spoon and make sure that everything is melted and creamy. If you have a few stubborn chips, wait a few seconds and see if the residual heat melts them, if not, give the mixture another 5-10 seconds in the microwave. Once creamy and well combined add the salt, and stir once more.
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Cornballs Two Ways
Arrested Development Cornballs
DANGER: Cornballs are potentially addicting and possibly dangerous! Watch your guests for signs of cornball stealing, taking more than their fair share, or eating the Cornballs while they are too hot. Oh yeah, also watch out for the hot oil.
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon white spelt flour
1/2 cup +1 tablespoon fine cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk with 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
oil for frying
For Savory Cornballs add these ingredients to the mixture:
1/4 cup onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 green onions, minced
1 ear of corn, with kernels off of the cob
1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
2 tablespoons cheddar cheese, grated (optional)
For Sweet Cornballs add these ingredients to the mixture:
1/4 cup + ¼ teaspoon of vanilla sugar (orRead More »from Arrested Development- the Infamous "Cornball" Two Ways
I am a big fan of muffins. The reasons? They are easy to make. Everyone loves them. They never, ever disappoint. To help you figure out the best muffins to make, I've rounded up some of my favorite easy recipes. All of these have the right springy kick that will definitely put a smile on your face. Once these are fresh out of the oven, all you have to do is pile them in a basket, make your favorite tea and breakfast is made! - Kelsey Banfield
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I love pasta and I love vegetables. And I love combining them into one dish. In my mind, a delicious pasta laden with loads of spring vegetables is one of the best easy, healthy dinners for spring. Not only is it a great way to enjoy the flavors of the new season, it is also a great way to enjoy vegetables in a different way. In fact, my daughter will only eat arugula when it it is wilted into noodles. She wouldn't be caught dead eating an arugula salad! Here are a few of our one-bowl vegetable and pasta meals for spring. - Kelsey Banfield
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The best way to get your spinach! Family dinner night has never tasted so good! These cheesy calzones are delicious and fun to make with the whole family. Use store-bought pizza dough for a simple dinner prep.Read More »from A Spinach Calzone Unlike Any You've Known!
1 store-bought or homemade pizza dough
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, for dusting
1/2 cup marinara sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup fresh baby spinach
1 tablespoon water
You can find pizza dough at most specialty grocery stores in the freezer section. Thaw before use.
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1.Preheat oven to 500°F. Dust a clean work surface with 1/4 cup flour. Place the dough in the flour and coat all sides. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a 12-15 inch circle. Dust a baking stone or baking pan with the remaining flour and transfer the dough onto the floured baking stone.
2. Spoon marinara
Farmed catfish is an inexpensive, sustainable option. For a kid-friendly dish, omit the jalapeño in the quinoa.
Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet and about 2/3 cup quinoa mixture)Ingredients
1/3 cup uncooked quinoa
1/2 cup hot water
1/4 cup cornmeal
4 (6-ounce) catfish fillets
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 tablespoon minced jalapeño pepper
2 teaspoons thinly sliced garlic
1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
1 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
4 lemon wedges
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Pesto Chicken Burgers
Rethink your burger: Tomatoes and fragrant pesto give this sandwich a delicious twist.
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Pesto Chicken Burgers
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1 cup baby spinach (1 ounce)
1 clove garlic, peeled
1/4 cup walnuts
4 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for grilling
Coarse salt and pepper
1 pound ground white-meat chicken
2 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
3 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
4 pieces focaccia, halved
1. In a food processor, puree basil, spinach, garlic, walnuts, oil, and 1 tablespoon water. Season pesto with salt and pepper.
2. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Combine 1 tablespoon pesto, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and chicken and form into 4 patties. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Brush tomatoes with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill patties, covered, 4Read More »from Pesto Chicken Burgers
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