Monthly Archives: June 2017

20 Dinners Your Family Can Serve Themselves — Recipes from The Kitchn

By Sheela Prakash

On the busiest of weeknights, it can be nothing short of a challenge to gather every member of your family around the table for dinner. When everyone is running in their own direction to whatever activity they have on the agenda, it may seem impossible to feed them. No worries, though — you have options. Relying on dinners that keep well in the fridge, freezer, and slow cooker means a meal can be ready whenever it needs to be for everyone in the household. Here are 20 recipes that prove it.

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Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy

Real, Honest Confessions of 4 DIY Brides — Homemade Weddings

By Lisa Freedman

The problem with Pinterest is that doesn’t give you the full story. Sure, it’ll give you a ton of great ideas, but it doesn’t tell you how many hours, tears, or Band-Aids were wasted during the process.

We talked to real DIY brides to get the honest truth. They told us how they pulled everything off, what they wish they had known, and what they would have done differently.

Rest easy: None of these ended in tragedy and no weddings were ruined in the making of these DIY moments.

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Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy

grilled pizza

By deb

Before we snuck a grill onto our balcony one glorious day last May, I would regularly show up at friends-with-grills homes with prepared pizza dough and a few toppings in the summer; I love grilled pizza so much that I’d feed a crowd just to get my fix. It was one of the first things I made when we bought our own. The benefits of cooking pizza outside are manifold. With heat circulating all around the pizza and the dough resting on open grates instead of a flat tray, I find that you can get more texture — crisp on the outside but staying stretchy within — and flavor — charred spots that will immediately remind you of your favorite brick-oven pizzeria, without heating up your apartment, pretty much the last thing any of us want to do in the summer. Plus, it’s really quick. Once your dough is purchased or prepared, you could be eating your pizza in 10 minutes; not bad for a homemade dinner after a long day.

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This No-Bake Tart Looks Impressive, but Is Secretly Super Simple — Delicious Links

By Lauren Kodiak

(Image credit: How Sweet It Is)

My favorite type of dish is one that looks really impressive but is actually super simple to execute. This no-bake cheesecake tart, with three types of berries on top, is the perfect red, white & blue dessert to bring to your 4th of July gathering this year. It will elicit all the oohs and aahs, and no one has to know how easy it was for you to throw together.

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Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy

Print These 5 Recipes from the New York Times Before You Have to Pay — Food Media

By Ariel Knutson

Yesterday Sam Sifton announced that the cooking section of the New York Times is going to go behind a paywall. Readers and cooks can sign up for a 28-day free trial, but after that they have to pay five dollars a month to get access to recipes. If you already have a New York Times subscription, you can access the cooking site as a part of that package.

This change, according to Sifton, is not to punish readers, but to let editors and recipe developers continue to produce an excellent product. “The work we do is expensive, and we want to do more of it. We travel ceaselessly, and cook every day. We test our recipes relentlessly. We photograph and make videos about them, we think beautifully,” says Sifton in the announcement.

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Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy

10+ Recipes You Need for a Classic 4th of July BBQ (Plus a Few More Great Ideas) — Recipes from The Kitchn

By Hali Bey Ramdene

One of the greatest things about the Fourth of July is the food. It’s usually everything you want to eat at this time of year presented without too much fanfare (that gets saved for the fireworks). Since most of us prepare the same things every year — the grilled corn, the ribs, the potato salad — the dishes get perfected with every candle added to America’s birthday cake. Here are those classics all in one place. Consider them a menu of sorts — a hub you can use to double check details, or inspiration if this is your first time hosting a bash. This is only the tip of the iceberg of the Independence Day eats. Once you’ve perused the classics, it’s time to check out our collection of recipes for sides and desserts. There are a few wild card ideas thrown into the mix, because you never know when you might need 10 ways to top a corndog.

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Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy

What Are the Rules of Cooking Over a Fire Pit? — Around the Fire Pit

By Brittany Burke

There’s no denying that there’s something satisfyingly primal about the idea of cooking over an open fire pit. It makes feels like you could totally hold your own as an extreme camper or on a season of Survivor. Of course, you can cook over an open flame even if you’re not living in the wild or competing for a cash prize.

If you’re heading out on a brief camping trip or adding a fire pit to your yard, here are some best practices to keep in mind.

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Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy