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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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Peach Cobbler

This peach cobbler is an old-fashioned beauty made with peaches, flour, milk, sugar, and a surprise trick to make the surface irresistibly crackly and crisp. What we consider one of the best stone fruit cobbler specimens ever. Adapted from Renee Erickson | Jess Thomson | A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus | Sasquatch Books, 2014 Peach cobbler takes many forms. This particular one has been deemed by our testers as “The finest cobbler that I have… devour more »          

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Nashville Hot Fried Chicken

Nashville hot fried chicken boasts just the right level of heat which it takes from a bath of buttermilk and habanero sauce. It’s the style served at Prince’s Hot Chicken down South. Here’s how to make it at home. Adapted from Kelly Alexander | Southern Living: No Taste Like Home | Oxmoor House, 2013 Hot and spicy enough to make you holler. That’s what we think about this Nashville hot fried chicken. Which is exactly how… devour more »          

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Iced Berry Cake

This iced berry cake couldn’t be easier. A store-bought cake is filled with fresh raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and whipped cream. An easy and fast celebration cake. Adapted from Bill Collison | Cook, Eat, Smile | Salt Yard Book Co., 2011 As author Bill Collison explains, “This is an all-singing, whooped-up, somewhat-over-the-top, photo-opportunity cake that requires no cooking at all and can be… devour more »          

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Burger Buns

Burger buns, specifically homemade soft hamburger buns that are almost like brioche, are the best in our book. These buttery, light, yet sturdy specimens are the most incredible we’ve ever had. The recipe comes from the baking geniuses at King Arthur Flour. Adapted from King Arthur Flour | Originally posted online in The Baking Circle When King Arthur Flour first shared this recipe for homemade burger buns recipe online, the website was… devour more »          

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Gluten-Free Fried Chicken

This gluten-free fried chicken doesn’t call for buttermilk but instead relies on coconut milk plus cornstarch and a pinch of chili powder to make the best fried chicken. No one will even notice it’s gluten-free and dairy-free. Adapted from Silvana Nardone | Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites Transformed | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014 Because we believe awesome fried chicken is a birthright for all, we… devour more »          

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Grilled Pork Loin

This grilled pork loin roast creates the best, most tender pork chops ever. The pork loin takes a dunk in a marinade or brine made with garlic, cumin, and paprika and then is grilled and sliced into chops. Here’s how to cook juicy pork chops every time. Adapted from Adam Perry Lang | BBQ 25 | William Morrow, 2010 There’s a time and place for everything. And this grilled pork loin technique proves to us the best time to slice a pork… 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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Memphis BBQ Mop Sauce

This Memphis BBQ mop sauce is an amazing yet simple concoction of everyday ingredients that captures that elusive balance of sweet, spicy, salty, and tangy. Slather onto brisket, chicken, ribs, burgers, and pulled pork. Here’s how to make it. Adapted from Ray Sheehan | Award-Winning BBQ Sauces and How to Use Them | Page Street Publishing, 2020 This award-winning Memphis BBQ mop sauce manages to achieve that elusive balance of sweet, spicy,… devour more »          

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Smoked Spare Ribs

These smoked spare ribs are rubbed with sugar, chili powder, cumin, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne then smoked for 5 hours. A Texas-style barbecue sauce is the final flourish. Adapted from Matthew McCarry and Stacy Toth | Beyond Bacon | Victory Belt, 2013 Learning to smoke ribs to finger-lickin’ perfection is super simple. And this smoked spare ribs recipe is an exquisite example of just how easy it can be. Authentic… devour more »          

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