ShutterstockWith so much action going on this summer - what with all your grilling parties and barbecue menus in the works - it's important not to get bogged down in the heat of it all, so we're here to help you be as efficient as you can be.
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Efficiency in the kitchen is a mysterious thing, and it can hide in the most unexpected and peculiar places. Like, for example, your kitchen drawer. You know that drawer, the third one down to the left of the sink where you keep your resealable bags, Saran wrap, and parchment paper? There's a friend hiding in that drawer, a friend that you may often overlook, but one that can make your life a lot easier this summer at the barbecue. Its name is aluminum foil.
That's right - this familiar kitchen supply is a wonder when it comes to grilling in more ways than you might think. This isn't a lecture on how easy it is to wrap up leftovers with the stuff, or how it makes it easy and mess-free to grill your
ShutterstockWith so much action going on this summer - what with all your grilling parties and barbecue menus in the works - it's important not to get bogged down in the heat of it all, so we're here to help you be as efficient as you can be.Read More »from The Best Unexpected Grilling Aid for Summer
Your dad will feel like a SuperDad with his very own monogrammed Superman mug! Fill it with his favorite coffee and serve it alongside our amazing brunch menu, and you're all set to make this the world's best Father's Day.
Printer & printer paper
Plain white or light colored mug
Sharpie oil-based paint pens in red and yellow
SuperDad MugHow to:Read More »from SuperDad Father's Day Mug
Print out a Superman logo with the first letter of your dad's name. Check out the link for the Superman font here:
http://www.dafont.com/pauls-super-font.font. Cut the letter out and color the backside of the paper with a pencil making sure to press firmly. When the back of the letter is completely colored, carefully position the penciled side onto your clean, dry mug and use tape to hold it in place. Trace the logo using the pencil. Remove the paper and see your magically transferred design! If you're happy with how it looks, use your Sharpie paint pens to color your SuperDad logo. Let your paint dry overnight: this
Show your dad how much you care by making him the best Father's Day breakfast in the Universe! Our crispy Super Smashed Potatoes, flavorful Metropolis Morning Bacon, and a perfect fried egg will have your dad feeling like a superhero in no time!
A Perfect Fried Egg
Looking for a foolproof technique to make crispy, perfectly cooked fried eggs? This recipe will have you dishing out fried eggs like a pro in no time.
8 large eggs
In a small non stick frying pan pour enough olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Heat the oil over a medium flame, and once hot, break two eggs into the pan. Let the eggs fry for about two minutes. If the oil starts to splatter, turn down the heat! The oil should be hot enough to cook the egg, but not hot enough to jump out of the pan. Once the edges of the whites begin to crisp up, carefully spoon the hot oil over the yolks for about 30 seconds. If you like your yolks well done, continue this process until a whiteRead More »from SuperDad Father's Day Breakfast
Crisp on the outside, buttery and soft on the inside, these smashed potatoes will change the way you think about breakfast. But don't let these gourmet potatoes deceive you, they're surprisingly easy to make.
12 small yukon gold potatoes
½ teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
2 tablespoons chives, chopped
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
Large pinch of salt
In a large pan boil the potatoes until they are soft, about 20 minutes. Once soft, drain the water and allow the potatoes to cool (if you have the time, this is a great step to do the day before).
Heat a large saute pan over medium heat with a quarter inch of olive oil. While the oil is heating, fold the Ziplock bag around your potatoes (one at a time) and use a mallet to gently flatten them. Fry the flattened potatoes in the oil until golden brown, about two minutes per side.
To finish, sprinkle the fried potatoes with salt, chili and herbs. This is delicious served with a fried egg or as aRead More »from Man of Steel Super Smashed Potatoes
Every week on Food52, the team behind the popular home cooking site pools their answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.
Today, cooking advice for the next generation of home cooks.
Baby Mirabelle -- the newest addition to the Food52 family -- with dad, Michael, one of Food52's developers.
Many of us attribute most of our food memories to mom -- but weren't our fathers there, too, watching us in the kitchen, raving about our first batches of cookies, and maybe even teaching us a thing or two themselves?
This year, we're honoring fathers, both old and new, by rounding up our favorite kitchen advice -- so if you're a seasoned cook about to be a father, a father who wants to do more in the kitchen, or a child who wants to cook something amazing for Dad this year, we've got your back.
If you could give baby Mirabelle one piece of cooking advice, what would it be?
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flickr.comAs the weather heats up, let's give a warm welcome to one of the country's favorite herbs-chives-universally adored, universally versatile. With a delicate and sweet onion flavor and bright vibrant color, chives add both taste and beauty to any party dish (savory dish, of course. We advise you don't go replacing your sprinkles with this green…unless you really want to make an impression).Read More »from The Perfect Secret Ingredient for Summer Dishes
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Starting in June, chives peak and burst with flavor, practically begging to be added to your potato salads, meat dishes, finger-food appetizers, and so much more. Just check out our Yardbird Southern Table Deviled Eggs recipe. Drool-inducing before, but suddenly with the addition of chives, they become delectable (and frankly, irresistible). For more chive-spiration, check out 6 Seasonal Recipes for Chives and Spring Onions for more dish ideas. Now the possibilities are endless, so get chopping, sprinkling, and partying!
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Easy Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe
For the peanut sauce:
-1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
-1 tablespoon water
-1 tablespoon fish sauce
-1/2 tablespoon ketchup
-1 1/2 teaspoons chile paste
-1 teaspoon garlic, minced
-1 teaspoon hot sauce
-1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
For the shrimp pad thai:
-1/2 cup carrots, julienned
-1/2 cup zucchini, julienned
-1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
-1 tablespoon canola oil
-1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
-1 teaspoon brown sugar
-1 package rice noodles
-3/4 cup medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
-Salt and pepper, to taste
-1/3 cup pea shoots or sprouts
-Cilantro, for garnish
-Crushed peanuts, for garnish
-1 lime, cut into wedges
For the peanut sauce:
Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix together until full incorporated into a smooth, medium-thick sauce. (Feel free to adjust the flavor of the sauce to suit
Paws to enjoy them!C'est vrai! These easy-to-make cookies are inspired by the dolled-up dogs of Paris. These would work especially well for a girl's birthday party, but will be enjoyed by everyone.Read More »from Te-ruff-ic Treats! Make Pink Poodle Paw Cookies
Chocolate sandwich cookies
Tube(s) of icing
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1. With your tube of icing, draw a simple paw design on one side of a chocolate sandwich cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies.
2. You can alternate designs on different cookies, so for a Paris party -- especially appropriate with the pink and black color scheme -- you can draw the Eiffel Tower, an artist's palette, pink pearl necklace, etc. For different party themes, you can also do other colors with simple designs, like flags, logos, etc.
3. Using chocolate sandwich cookies can be a simple alternative to using traditional sugar cookies. Plus, more chocolate! Enjoy!
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Sweet, simple, and delicious!This cake is simple to prepare, super-moist, and will have your family screaming for more. Serve it with delicious lemon curd for a coconut-citrus treat or top it with whipped frosting and shredded coconut (how my family likes it).Read More »from Go Coco-nutty in the Kitchen! Bake White Cake with Shredded Coconut
1 (15.25 oz) box white cake mix.
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
6 oz. whipped topping
3/4 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
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1. Preheat oven 350° F.
2. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, coconut milk, oil and eggs until smooth. Approximately 2 minutes.
3. Pour mixture in a greased 9-inch bundt pan.
4. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
5. Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Remove from pan and let it cool completely.
6. Frost with whipped frosting and sprinkle with sweetened shredded coconut.
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Every Tuesday at 5:30 pm, members of Elemental Wellness can attend a free "Cooking with Cannabis" lesson at the Center's dispensary in South Bay. Chef Gabe, the class's leader, is a well-reputed chef who has previously cooked at Crown and Merrill Colleges, Google, and the former Ciao Bella Act II Restaurant in Ben Lomond, California. Chef Gabe has also lived and worked on organic farms in Hawaii and has significant experience with vegan and vegetarian cooking, a skill he frequently incorporates into his marijuana cooking classes.
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So, what kind of interesting recipes can you make in the Cannabis Cooking Club? Past creations have included everything from a 'Medicated Seared Ahi Tuna with Sauteed Veggies' to 'Medicated Corn Muffins with Chili". This
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