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A New Orleans-style Shrimp Boil Recipe

Here in Seattle we’re known for our fresh, delicious seafood - salmon, oysters, spot prawns, Dungeness crab, geoduck, razor clams - but going to another coastal region with a rich culinary tradition in seafood like ours is always a treat. Show More Summary

The Food Lab: Chacarero Chileno, a Steak Sandwich as Delicious as It Is Unlikely

On paper the chacarero Chileno sandwich seems... weird. Grilled meat, sliced tomato, and cooked green beans. But when done properly, it works. Here's how.

The Michelada Roadmap: Our Template for a Great Beer Cocktail

The best micheladas are icy, spicy, and tart, with the perfect balance of several potent components. Done well, it's one of the best summer drinks around. Here's how to get it right.

19 Summer Salads to Serve as a Main Course

A summertime dinner salad should be light and refreshing, but also filling.

Special Sauce: John T. Edge on His Love-Hate Relationship With the South

John T. Edge discusses his new book The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South.

East, West, Then Backward: Falling for Groundnut Soup in Ghana

A simple bowl of peanut stew salvages a root-seeking trip gone awry.

Zucchini Ricotta Cheesecake

This has been a favorite recipe ever since I initially posted it in 2008. I threw together a zucchini-flecked ricotta cheesecake after a summer visit to the farmers' market. The green and yellow squash skins along with a nice amount of chopped dill visually pepper the interior of this savory cake. Show More Summary

zucchini grilled cheese

A highly recommended way to be very unpopular with the people you share meals with is to tell them you’re making zucchini grilled cheese for dinner. “Like, zucchini as the bread?” “Zucchini instead of cheese?” “But I don’t like zucchini!” “KEENY.” And so we’re not going to. Show More Summary


Ratatouille Recipe 1-2 eggplants4-5 summer squash (zucchini, cousa, or yellow)2 yellow onions2 peppers (red, yellow, or orange)5 garlic cloves1 Tbsp minced fresh rosemaryolive oil as needed for browning28 oz diced canned tomatoes1/2Show More Summary

Rachael Ray Hard Anodized Cookware Set Review & Giveaway

This is a review of the Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Anodized 12-Piece Cookware Set, including both PROs and CONs. Product was provided by Bellacor, an online home goods retailer. First time customers get 15% off, and if you also sign upShow More Summary

Ronco EZ Store Rotisserie Giveaway

We recently reviewed the Ronco 5250 EZ Store Rotisserie Oven. We've owned a different version (5500) for over 8 years, read about the differences and what we think of the 5250. We've got another rotisserie oven to give away! You'll love...Show More Summary

Chinese Bird’s Nest Soup Recipe

Bird’s Nest Soup ?? is one of the most luxurious and expensive delicacies in Chinese cuisine. The shallow cup-shaped nest that hang from the sides of caves takes the swiftlet bird over 30 days to build. For hundreds of years, bird’s nest soup has been prized for its health benefits, especially increasing libido. Show More Summary

Easy Breakfast Recipe: Low-Carb, High Protein Keto/Paleo Egg Muffin

If you're cutting back on carbs or following a ketogenic or Paleo diet, then you'll love this breakfast sandwich. It takes just a few minutes to make in the microwave and will keep you satiated all morning long. This is my go-to breakfast on gym days after I've had a hard workout. Show More Summary

10 Minute S’mores Granola

Granola is a fantastic snack for munching when you’re on the go – and because I have a bit of a sweet tooth, I happen to like my granola to be on the sweeter side. Sometimes, this means sweetening it up with dried fruits and a bit of sugar. Other times, it means adding in...

Gold Rush

When it comes to whiskey cocktails, there are a lot of options to choose from. The rich, brown spirit is loaded with toasted oak and vanilla flavors that work well with a wide variety of spirits and mixers. The Old Fashioned is a standby for many bourbon fans, but if you haven’t had a Gold...

Bites from other Blogs

I’m in a nutty mood this week and that means that all of the recipes in this week’s Bfob feature nuts in some form or another. While the easiest nut option is as  a mix-in for cookie dough, nuts can bring a lot of flavor and texture to a wide variety of baked goods.  Sweet...

Jack Daniel’s Chocolate Cake

When you think of whiskey, you probably think of cocktails and not dessert, even though there are more than a few good desserts that are on the boozy side of the spectrum. This Jack Daniels Chocolate Cake just might be the perfect special occasion dessert for a someone who enjoys the occasional whiskey drink, as...

How to Use a Pineapple Corer

While not everyone is a fan of unitaskers, I find that my pineapple corer is one of the better gadgets I’ve added to my kitchen in the recent past – and I say that as a big fan of pineapples. Pineapples are wonderfully sweet, tropical fruits that are delicious in everything from smoothies to pie...

Dorie’s Cookies

Over the years, I have posted more than 350 cookie recipes on Baking Bites. Based on that number alone, you can probably guess that I am a big cookie fan. I imagine that I must like cookies about as much as Dorie Greenspan, author of many wonderful cookbooks including Dorie’s Cookies, her most recent volume....

Whidbey Island, WA: A Culinary and Vintners Delight

After a 20-minute car ride from Seattle, my wife and I found ourselves boarded on the ferry to Whidbey Island. The beauty of this trip can be enjoyed in one day or spread the over several days. We voted on several. The excitement started...Show More Summary

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