8 hours 24 minutes ago - Simply Recipes
Whenever we go back to my husband’s hometown for any of the summer holidays – Flag Day, July 4th, or Labor Day – there is always a little taco cart sitting at the park with the rest of the food trucks. This one cart always a line stretching out in front and around the corner with people waiting to get their mitts on classic street tacos, bu...
2 days ago - Simply Recipes
There aren’t enough dishes in anyone’s repertoire to use up all the zucchini from the garden and at farm stands this time of year. Add this hearty frittata to your list.
With its bright green flecks of grated zucchini, this dish can go from brunch table to picnic table to dinner table with ease.
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5 days ago - Simply Recipes
Have you seen those bags of sweet mini peppers showing up in the markets recently? They’ve become my new favorite snack. I down them raw like popcorn. Crunchy vegetable popcorn, with stems for handles.
When the grill is out I just toss the peppers with olive oil and plop them on the grill. Sprinkle with salt and you have the easiest pepper side...
A week ago - Simply Recipes
Unlike other lemon cookies, which have just the barest hint of lemon flavor, these cookies pack quite a lemony punch, but without tasting too sour or too artificial. The secret is to use three different types of lemon flavoring in the dough: lemon zest, lemon juice and lemon extract.
Most lemon cookies also tend to be crispy and crumbly. I have an...
07/21/2016 - Simply Recipes
Want iced coffee that stays strong to the very last sip? Then say hello to coffee ice cubes.
I am the tortoise, not the hare, when it comes to coffee. I sip slowly, but I always finish my cup – even when that means grimacing on the last diluted, watery dregs at the bottom of my iced coffee.
No more! Now that coffee ice cubes are in permanent...
07/20/2016 - Simply Recipes
Barbecue sauce is contentious in a way that few condiments are. Local pride is on the line. Sauce-wise, I’m mostly stateless and am just as happy with North Carolina-style vinegar sauce as I am with a Kansas City sauce made with tomatoes and molasses.
But when it comes to grilled chicken, nothing feels as perfect as the tang of a mustard-based So...
07/19/2016 - Simply Recipes
When the hot weather hits, nothing is more cooling than a cucumber salad!
I especially love the thin-skinned varieties of cucumbers—Persian, Armenian, English.
Their peels are thin and delicate, not bitter like regular cucumbers, so they don’t require peeling. They’re also not usually as seedy as their thick-skinned cousins.Continue reading...
07/16/2016 - Simply Recipes
One of the best ways to prepare salmon is to poach it, in just a little liquid. We often use this “shallow poaching” method with a little white wine and herbs.
You can also make a simple sauce and poach the salmon in it, which is what we are doing here with these fillets, cooking them in a sauce of onions, tomatoes, white wine, and capers. P...