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The Fourth of July is a colorful holiday – and it’s fun to bring some of that color into the foods you’re serving, as well as into your holiday decorations. Sprinkled with Jules baked up an American Flag Pie that is made with fresh blackberries and strawberries. The fruits in the filling are arranged so...

The Food Lab: 5 Steps to the Best Grilled Shrimp

What does it take to get grilled shrimp that are as tender and juicy as the most delicately poached shrimp? Shrimp that burst with a decisive snap in your mouth, all with a deep, sweet, crisply charred crust? These five steps, that's what.

Firing Up the Grill? Give Your Cocktail a Little Char

Rambutan possesses a pleasant sweet-tartness that becomes much richer when you take it on a quick trip to the grill, where the sugars caramelize beautifully. The resulting slightly nutty flavors pair wonderfully with tequila, while fresh lime and grapefruit juice highlight the floral and tart elements of the rambutan in this drink.

20 Refreshing Drinks for Your Independence Day Party

If you're going to celebrate Independence day by a grill or on the beach, then you're going to need ice cold refreshments. Pull out your blender to prep a pitcher or two of frozen cocktails made with sweet summer fruit, or mix up a batch of sangria to bring along. Show More Summary

What is malted milk powder?

Malt is cereal grain that has been dried, sprouted, dried a second time and then toasted in an oven. Any grain can be malted, including wheat, oats and rice, however barley malt is the most common type of malt that you’re likely to come across. Grains are malted to give them additional layers of flavor...

Classic Maine Lobster Roll

19 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Lobster rolls are a luxury.  This simple sandwich is an example of pure decadence.  Succulent chunks of lobster are mixed with chives, lemon juice and mayonnaise before it piled high into a buttered roll with fresh basil and lettuce...

Crispy and Delicious Clam Cakes

19 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

One of the best things about traveling is coming home with recipes to share with friends and family.  I spent a lovely week in New England visiting family, seeing historic landmarks and eating my weight in seafood.

Flag Pie Crust Cutter

Pies are wonderful desserts for the Fourth of July – not because pies themselves are naturally patriotic, but because July is a summer month that is bursting with all kinds of seasonal fruits and berries that are perfect for pie-making. I enjoy classics like traditional apple pie, as well as more colorful combinations like Strawberry...

Peruvian Jalea is the Fried Seafood Dish to Rule Them All

I love all kinds of fried seafood, from oysters to Ipswich clams and fish and chips, but if I had to pick a favorite, Peruvian jalea would be one of the frontrunners. A platter of mixed fried seafood including fish, shrimp, and calamari, it's topped with a bright, refreshing, slightly spicy salad of red onions, tomato, and cilantro marinated in lime juice.

The Best Smokers Under $500, 2015 Edition

While you can smoke well on a grill if you know the tricks, nothing beats a dedicated smoker for succulent low-and-slow smoked ribs, pork, and brisket. You don't have to spend $10,000 on a big black submarine as seen on TV. Whether you...Show More Summary

18 Sides and Salads for Your July 4th Festivities

Meat tends to get all of the glory at summer grill-outs, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be accompanied by equally tantalizing side dishes. I'm talking flavorful grilled vegetables, cooling salads, and saucy baked beans. We've got 18 recipes to complete your Fourth of July feast that'll almost make your guests forget about those smoky, savory ribs.

Best Ever Summertime Finger Foods

Summer parties are made for celebrating. Your guests can celebrate the warm days and school being out, while you can celebrate by cooking your favorite party foods. We think one of the best ideas in the world, is making your party portable.

5 Must Try Healthy Summer Recipes

Warm sunny days are no reason to not eat healthy. Although it's the time of year when families tend to get together and parties just seem to happen, you can still adhere to a fairly healthy diet with a little creativity.

Chilled Riz Au Lait With Citrus Honey Poached Peaches

Thank you to everyone who has inquired about the workshop in Charleston. Yes, it is sold out but we do have a waitlist if you are interested. You can send me an email at helenedujardinphoto[at]gmail[dot com]. It's been a busy May with...Show More Summary

Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust

Chocolate wafer cookie crusts are a delicious delivery vehicle for many different flavors of pie. They go particularly well with chocolate fillings, but can lend a wonderful contrast to fruity fillings, like a zesty key lime pie. It is easier to buy chocolate wafer crusts rather than to make them, largely because chocolate wafer cookies themselves...

Sweet, Savory, and Sometimes Boozy Cupcakes

Cupcakes have a reputation of being overly sweet, but the truth is that these little cakes can be very versatile and don’t necessarily have to be sweet-on-sweet by the time they are assembled. Cupcakes can come in a wide range of flavors and fillings, using everything from sweet, fresh fruits to mouthwatering salted caramels. In...

oven ribs, even better

Oven Ribs, Even Better Adapted and updated from Molly’s and Harold McGee’s Dry Rub Ribs For 1 5-pound rack spare ribs; we estimate about a pound of ribs per person. We tripled this recipe for our first ribs party this summer, doubled it for our second. Makes about 1 cup rub per rack. (This is […]

No Tools? No Experience? No Problem. How I Hacked an Ace Barbecue Smoker

Sure, I could have bought my rib-master dad a generic smoker, which would have required minimal assembly but also sent a clear message: "Dad, you're worth exactly $199.99 and a sweaty afternoon." No, my dad deserved something homemade. The only problem: I had no idea what I was doing.

Kenji's Excellent Asian Adventures, Part 4: The Long, Smelly Road to Chengdu

It's difficult to type effectively right now, when your laptop is balanced on a single knee. Why don't I put my knees together and place my computer in my lap like a normal traveling-writer, you may ask? Well, if I were to do that, I'd end up putting my shoes in the puddle of human urine on the floor in front of me, duh. But we'll get to that.

5 Family Friendly Summer Mocktails

Quench your thirst during the hot days of summer with one of these family friendly mocktails. Each one is packed with flavors and not a drop of alcohol.  Staying hydrated doesn't come easy to many of us, but who can resist a tall glass of sparkly, fruit filled beverage? 

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