Blog Posts by Everyday Food

  • Have Dessert, Will Travel: 3 Scrumptious Packable Sweets

    Need a dessert that goes the distance? Whether you're planning a picnic or hitting the road, we've packed up some recipes for portable sweets. Check out these make-ahead treats that won't get ruined after a few hours in your backpack or beach bag.

    Outrageous Chocolate Cookies

    The name says it all. These rich cookies are the perfect combination of crisp-on-the-outside and chewy-on-the-inside. Just make them -- you won't regret it.

    8 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
    4 tablespoons unsalted butter
    2/3 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 large eggs
    3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chunks

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat chopped chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-second increments, stirring between each, until almost melted; do not overheat. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

    2. In

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  • Want to Cook Better-for-You Burgers? Make These

    Don't feel like turning on the grill tonight? You don't have to! Today's summery dinner is a broiled salmon burger served with a creamy yogurt-dill sauce. Making these burgers couldn't be easier: Just add all of your ingredients to a food processor, pulse, and then form into patties. Enjoy!

    Salmon Burger with Yogurt-Dill Sauce

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    1 pound skinless salmon fillet, finely diced
    1 tablespoon prepared white horseradish
    1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1 large egg, lightly beaten
    3 scallions, thinly sliced
    2 tablespoons plain dried breadcrumbs
    Coarse salt and ground pepper
    1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
    4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
    Romaine lettuce, for serving

    Related: 34 Reasons to Eat a Burger Every Day

    1. Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. In a medium bowl,
    combine salmon, horseradish, lemon zest and juice, egg, scallions,
    breadcrumbs, 1 teaspoon

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  • This Gorgeous Summer Dinner Needs to Be on Your Table Tonight!

    Today, we're preparing a broiled fluke (but any mild white fish would work) and a corn, tomato, and chopped zucchini salad. The flavors of this meal are so clean and summery, you won't believe that you can get it on the table so quickly. But you really can! Try this light dinner tonight.

    Broiled Fish with Summer Salad

    Related:15 Kitchen Shortcuts That Will Change the Way You Cook

    3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    4 lemon sole or flounder fillets (1 3/4 pounds total)
    Salt and pepper
    3 cloves garlic, minced, divided
    5 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
    1 English cucumber, cut into half-moons
    1 1/2 cups corn kernels (from 2 ears)
    2 tablespoons lemon juice

    Related:35 Beyond Delicious No-Bake Dessert Recipes

    1. Heat broiler. Drizzle 1 tablespoon oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Arrange
    sole on sheet, flipping to coat in oil; sprinkle with one-third the
    garlic and season with salt and pepper. Broil until fish is opaque
    throughout, about 5 minutes.

    2.

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  • This Giant S'mores Sandwich Will Be a Dessert You Dream About

    Have you ever wanted to pack a giant s'more for a picnic or beach trip? Well, now you can! Today we're building a chocolate, hazelnut, graham cracker sandwich on a baguette and baking it right in the oven. This dessert is dripping with deliciousness -- but don't be afraid of the mess! Embrace it, and make this to-go treat this weekend.

    S'mores Sandwich

    Related: 35 Beyond Delicious No-Bake Dessert Recipes

    1 (24-inch) baguette, halved lengthwise
    1 cup chocolate hazelnut spread
    1 1/4 cups marshmallow creme
    2 graham crackers

    Related: Fast, One-Pot Meal Ideas To Feed the Whole Family

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scoop out some of the soft insides of the bread to create a hollow. Spread the chocolate hazelnut spread evenly over bread halves, then top one side with marshmallow cream. Sandwich the two, then wrap in foil. Bake until warmed through, about 10 minutes.

    [VIDEO] Watch Everyday Food's Sarah Carey Make This S'mores Sandwich

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  • Sandwich 911: 6 Ways to Improve the World's Most Perfect Food

    Picnic problems 101: You've made a sandwich in the morning and by lunchtime it's soggy and inedible. Don't be embarrassed -- we've all been there. But it's time to start building something better between your bread. Sandwiches making should employ a bit of culinary architecture and care. Behold our 6 steps to sandwich greatness. Trust us, these are brown bags you'll brag about.

    Related: 15 Kitchen Shortcuts That Will Change the Way You Cook

    1. Pack the condiments separately! Mayo, mustard, pesto, and vinaigrette are all great sandwich spreads because they add flavor as well as moisture. But let them sit for too long and you'll be left with a wet mess (you wouldn't ketchup your fries in advance, would you?). Pack condiments in mini tupperware containers to bring on your picnic and spread before eating.

    2. Remember to season. Because a bland sandwich is a bad sandwich. A pinch of salt and pepper and even drizzling some olive oil can go a long way.

    3. Tuck the tomato in the

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  • A Plateful of Summer: Shrimp and Corn Make a Meal You'll Love

    Is it super-hot where you live? We've been sweating buckets lately here in NYC. That's why we've decided to make shrimp with summer succotash -- a dish that will keep us (and our kitchen!) cool while cooking. Just poach shrimp for a few minutes before quickly sauteing corn, green beans, and sliced zucchini. Serve the shrimp over succotash, and enjoy! This meal is so vibrant and light, we think you'll want to make it at least once a week.

    Poached Shrimp on Succotash

    Related: Hands Down, The 20 Grilling Recipes You Must Try This Summer

    1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
    2 tablespoons champagne or white-wine vinegar
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1 lemon, halved
    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    1 pound large shrimp (31 to 35), peeled
    1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
    2 cups corn kernels (from 3 ears)
    2 medium zucchini, diced medium
    Salt and pepper

    Related: 15 Kitchen Shortcuts That Will Change the Way You Cook

    1. Poach shrimp: In a medium pot, combine 6 cups

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  • Got Corn? Here's 7 More Ways to Eat It, on or Off the Cob

    Got the hot weather blues? Embrace them! This is the perfect time of year to celebrate bountiful summer produce. Check out 7 ways to cook with corn right now.

    Mexican Grilled Corn

    This grilled corn topped with cheese, chili, and lime is fiesta-ready! Better yet, it comes together in minutes, making it party perfect.

    1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) grated Parmesan
    4 ears corn, husks and silk removed, cut in half
    1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
    Coarse salt and ground pepper
    2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
    1/4 teaspoon chili powder, preferably chipotle
    1 lime, cut into wedges, for serving

    1. Heat grill to high. Place cheese on a plate or in a shallow bowl; set aside.

    2. Brush corn with butter, and season with salt and pepper. Grill, turning every 2 to 3 minutes, until tender and slightly charred, 10 to 12 minutes; let cool 2 to 3 minutes.

    3. Brush corn with mayonnaise, and roll in cheese to coat. Sprinkle with chili powder; serve with lime wedges.

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  • This Asian Noodle Salad Transforms Dinner into a Global Adventure

    Looking to add some excitement to your midweek meal? Why not try cooking with soba, the super-healthy buckwheat noodles that boil to perfection in about three minutes. Today we're mixing them into a salad with scallions, peanuts, and fresh mint. Once the pasta water boils, this recipe comes together so quickly. Take your taste buds on an international journey with this Asian-inspired dinner.

    Asian Noodle Salad with Peanuts and Mint

    The bracing combination of fresh lime juice and mind adds minimal calories and not a trace of fat, yet tastes out of this world. Scallions, cucumber, and chopped peanuts up the flavor ante while also adding crunch. Soba noodles, made from buckwheat, are nuttier than those made from wheat.

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    Coarse salt
    12 ounces soba (Japanese buckwheat noodles)
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil, such as safflower
    2 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
    1/2

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  • You Won’t Believe What We Want You to Put on Your Steak

    Do you love combining sweet, savory, and spicy flavors on one plate? Today's recipe for grilled peach salsa contains all of those flavors, and we have a feeling you're going to enjoy it as much as we do! Serve over skirt steak -- since this cut of meat is naturally thin, it cooks very quickly, which means you'll be able to get dinner on the table in almost no time at all. If you'd prefer something lighter, it tastes great on top of simply grilled fish, or even on its own!

    Grilled Peach Salsa

    Related: Hands Down, The 20 Grilling Recipes You Must Try This Summer

    1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for grilling
    3 peaches, halved and pitted
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    2 Thai chiles (or 1 serrano), seeded and minced
    2 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
    2 tablespoons lime juice
    Coarse salt
    1/2 cup finely shredded fresh basil

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    1. Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Toss peaches

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  • This Lemon Chicken Needs to Be on Your Table!

    Why do we think chicken cutlets are the perfect protein for the grill? We'll give you two reasons: They cook quickly, and they become incredibly juicy! For today's recipe, we're preparing a lemon-marinated chicken with a super-fresh, herb-filled salad. This bright and summery meal couldn't be healthier -- or easier to make! Get a good-for-you start to the week, and make this delicious dinner tonight!

    Lemon Chicken with Herb Salad

    Related: Hands Down, The 20 Grilling Recipes You Must Try This Summer

    2 tablespoons grated lemon zest and 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    3 garlic cloves, mashed to a paste
    4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    Salt and pepper
    4 chicken cutlets
    1 1/2 cups fresh parsley
    1 1/2 cups basil leaves
    Shaved Parmesan
    Toasted pine nuts

    Related: 15 Kitchen Shortcuts That Will Change the Way You Cook

    1. Combine lemon zest, garlic, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and salt and pepper. Add chicken cutlets and toss to coat. Grill chicken. Toss together parsley and basil and dress with

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