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Coffee Crusted Grilled Pork Chops

Coffee crusted grilled pork chops require nothing more than a simple spice rub yet yield mind-numbing complexity in terms of taste. It’s quite possible you won’t even discern coffee as an ingredient. And chances are you already have all the ingredients you need. Adapted from Ray Lampe | Pork Chop | Chronicle, 2013 This coffee crusted grilled pork chops recipe relies on a simple spice rub for its complex and beguiling taste… devour more »          

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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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Thai-Style Grilled Pork Skewers | Moo Yang

These Thai-style grilled pork skewers are slightly sweet, a traditional Thai recipe that’s thinly sliced pork tenderloin or loin marinated in a marinade made with fish sauce, coconut cream, cilantro, and white peppercorns and known as Moo Yang in its native land. Adapted from Tom Vandenberghe | Bangkok Street Food | Lannoo Publishers, 2010 These Thai grilled pork skewers, commonly experienced as street food in Thailand under the name  moo… devour more »          

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Sweet and Sticky Sriracha Drumsticks

These sweet and sticky Sriracha drumsticks are made with grilled chicken legs slathered with a mix of apricot jam, hot sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and fish sauce. Slightly lip-tinglingly spicy. Thoroughly irresistible. Adapted from Kate McMillan | Chicken Night | Weldon Owen, 2014 Slightly sweet. Slightly sticky. Slightly spicy. Thoroughly irresistible. That’s what we think of these sweet and sticky Sriracha drumsticks. We also think we… devour more »          

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Vietnamese Grilled Pork Patties with Rice Noodles | Bun Cha

These Vietnamese grilled pork patties with rice noodles, or bun cha, from America’s Test Kitchen combine a spicy fish sauce and lime juice sauce with chilled rice noodles, crunchy vegetables, and grilled pork for an outstanding version of traditional Vietnamese fare. Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen | The Complete Summer Cookbook | America’s Test Kitchen, 2020 Anyone who’s experienced the collision of textures, temperatures, and… devour more »          

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Lamb Burger with Arugula, Feta, and Cucumbers

These lamb burgers with arugula, feta, and cucumbers are Greek salad-inspired burgers made with spiced ground lamb patties topped with feta cheese, arugula, and cucumber. Adapted from Michael Symon | Michael Symon’s Carnivore | Clarkson Potter, 2012 This burger is an obvious nod to my Greek heritage. What really makes this burger pop, in my opinion, is the crunchy cucumber topping with a nice squeeze of lemon.–Michael Symon Lamb Burger with… 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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Sweet Whipped Ricotta Cream

This sweet whipped ricotta cream is a creamy blend of ricotta cheese, sugar, vanilla, and lemon that’s perfect for dolloping atop everything from berries to muffins. Adapted from Natalie Paull | Beatrix Bakes | Hardie Grant, 2020 This sweet whipped ricotta cream is just the thing to lend a touch of fancy to all manner of desserts. Rely on the freshest, best quality ricotta you can find to get gloriously creamy results. (And don’t you dare… 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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Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Katharine Hepburn brownies are an American classic and so easy to make with everyday pantry ingredients. Turns out dark, rich, intense, chewy fudge brownies. One of our most popular chocolate desserts. Here’s the original recipe. Adapted from Laurie Colwin | Saveur: The New Comfort Food | Chronicle Books, 2011 We first happened upon the Katharine Hepburn brownie recipe—a charmingly old-fashioned brownie recipe—in the article “A… devour more »          

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