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Spaghetti all’Aglio e Olio

Spaghetti all’aglio e olio–spaghetti with garlic, olive oil, pepper flakes, and cheese–is a simple authentic Italian classic that makes an ideal weeknight supper. Adapted from Women for Women International | Share | Kyle Books, 2013 This spaghetti all’aglio e olio recipe is classic Italian simplicity and frugality. Or so says its author. We’re not arguing. The pasta cooking water is the secret ingredient as it lends a unique… devour more »          

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Sautéed Summer Squash

This sautéed summer squash is an easy, healthy side dish made with zucchini, yellow squash, and a sprinkling of Parmesan. Here’s how to make it. Adapted from Karissa Long | Clean Keto Lifestyle | Rockridge Press, 2018 Simple. That’s the lesson in this obscenely easy sautéed summer squash that calls for just a handful of ingredients and less than 15 minutes of effort, if you can even call it that. And, even more simple, it’s sized to… devour more »          

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Chorizo Breakfast Tacos

These chorizo breakfast tacos, loaded with eggs, potatoes, radish, crumbled chorizo sausage, Cotija cheese, and cilantro, are spectacular any time of the day. Adapted from Max and Eli Sussman | Best Cookbook Ever | Olive Press, 2013 “It’s so easy to wake up and fry eggs and put them on a tortilla,” say the authors of this book. That’s what we think, too. Even at breakfast, such dinner-inspired fare beckons. And even at dinner,… devour more »          

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Leftover Coffee Ice Cubes

These leftover coffee ice cubes make excellent use of extra coffee that might otherwise have gone to waste. Here’s how to make them. Adapted from Georgia Pellegrini | Modern Pioneering | Clarkson Potter, 2014 Have leftover coffee in that pot? Don’t toss it in the sink. Instead, pour it into ice cube trays and freeze it overnight. Adding it to your iced coffee cubes to your coffee will keep it cold without diluting it, which is especially… devour more »          

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Red Wine Popsicles

These red wine popsicles, made with wine, orange zest, cardamom, cinnamon, and sugar, are a sweet summer treat just for grown-ups. Adapted from Georgia Pellegrini | Modern Pioneering | Clarkson Potter, 2014 Turn old wine into red wine popsicles. After a big night, there are often myriad bottles of wine with a little bit left in the bottle. Or you may open a bottle of wine one night, and not have a chance to finish it the next night before it… devour more »          

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Grilled Carrots

Grilled carrots. They’re easy and quick and gonna revolutionize your weeknight side dish situation. Seriously. They’re a backyard grilling game-changer. Adapted from Ben Tish | Grill Smoke BBQ | Quadrille Publishing, 2017 These grilled carrots are a backyard grilling game-changer. No need to crank up your oven in the heat of summer to get sweet and tender roasted carrots. And no longer do you need to run back and forth between stovetop… devour more »          

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Jim Lahey’s Pizza Dough

Jim Lahey’s pizza dough allows you to create the sort of quality pizza crust at home that you’ve only ever experienced at the best of Italian bakeries and pizzerias. And it’s easier than you’d expect. Adapted from Jim Lahey | My Pizza | Clarkson Potter, 2012 We know you’ve always wanted to fling pizza dough like a boss. And Jim Lahey is going to help you get there. We just want to caution that it may not come… devour more »          

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Roasted Potatoes on the Grill

These roasted potatoes on the grill are a cinch to make–simply potatoes, garlic, oil, and rosemary—that turn crispy on the outside, blissfully tender on the inside. And they’re made without foil or turning on the oven or running back and forth between backyard and kitchen for the side dish next time you grill. Adapted from Frank Pellegrino Jr. | Rao’s on the Grill | St. Martin’s Press, 2012 These roasted potatoes on the grill rival… devour more »          

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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

This strawberry rhubarb jam is incredibly easy compared to most homemade jams. It relies on lemons for pectin, vanilla for loveliness, and a simple technique to make a small batch of preserves in just half an hour. And you can stash the jam in the fridge rather than process and can it. Adapted from Sarabeth Levine | Sarabeth’s Good Morning Cookbook | Rizzoli, 2015 Those familiar with Sarabeth’s strawberry rhubarb jam know well the… devour more »          

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Braised Radishes

Braised radishes are a relatively unknown novelty, or shall we say art form, that rely on a French cooking technique, chicken stock, and butter to turn the everyday into the elegant. Adapted from Skye Gyngell | Spring | Quadrille Publishing, 2016 Heck yeah you can braise radishes. In fact, we’d go so far as to say braised radishes are tantamount to an art form. When subjected to gentle heat, radishes’ vibrant fire engine red fades to… devour more »          

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