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Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Granted, this may not be the best or even the most appropriate method for cooking meat, but it is possible, which means there’s hope for those of us who still need our training wheels on when it comes to cooking or just don’t have access to a grill or stove.

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 1:27 PM

For some people, the only reason to grow cucumbers is to make pickles. I love pickles, but if I barely have time to pick my cucumbers, I definitely don't have time to pickle them. That's why, in summer, simple dishes rule.

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 4:52 PM

There are no taco salads in Mexican kitchens. At least I have never, ever seen or heard of a taco salad either in Mexico or served in a Mexican's home, wherever that may be in the world.

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 10:39 AM

Hamburgers are always a hit. Especially in summer. Especially on an outdoor grill. On a rooftop. At sunset. In a foreign country.

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 10:27 AM

Q: I found a way to preserve whole garlic cloves online. I followed the directions: Garlic cloves peeled and well rinsed and put into a jar. Poured boiling distilled white vinegar over them and closed the lid. They were to come to room temperature...

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 10:18 AM

Heading to the beach this summer? Or maybe youíre planning a stay-cation on a lawn chair in the backyard.

Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 3:11 PM

One of the delightful things about the accompanying recipe is that there is a lot of play in terms of ingredients, so feel free to add or substitute whatever inspires you at the market or is begging to be picked from your garden.

Updated Jul 18, 2016 at 2:12 PM

The warm, sunny days of summer are here, and for many locations across the U.S. that means an abundance of fresh, ripe fruits and vegetables to enjoy. Summer is also a time to indulge in frozen and cooling foods. Smoothies are one popular option.

Updated Jul 14, 2016 at 2:11 PM

A classic features boiled potatoes, a zippy green chutney and spices; this riff proves that grilled cheese sandwiches are not just for cozying up to warm tomato soup.

Updated Jul 13, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Beer is something that shows up in my house in the summertime. It seems to go with hot weather and cooking over fire. Whether painting the front stairs or cooking on the grill, at the end of the day I will find one straggler, that last beer, left...

Updated Jul 13, 2016 at 10:06 AM

Q: When I cook for myself, I like to rely on my 50-year-old Pillsbury cookbook. However, its recipes always used dried or ground herbs, which were popular then. Recipes now use fresh herbs. I have kept my dried herbs and spices fresh and have a good...

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