10 Ideas For Dinner: Cherry Tomatoes

Marinated, roasted, served with goat cheese
Aug 18, 2014 11:00 am

Do you remember a few weeks back when we did Tomato Week? Well, Tomato Week was pretty great — and a big part of the fun was cherry tomatoes. Or are we talking about grape tomatoes? Anyways, the point is…right now is basically the pinnacle of tomato season in many parts of North America. So run to your farmers market and buy some and make one (or all) of these dishes. 

8 Ideas For Dinner: Better With Butter

Every dish deserves a custom compound butter
Aug 12, 2014 1:30 pm

Compound butter is very simply softened butter blended with something else, then re-firmed up and used liberally. Preferably on something grilled. Tonight, mix up a batch for steak, pork, veggies, oysters and (perhaps most famously) snails and see how much flavor you can pack into a simple, humble ingredient. Here are 8 great ways to do it.  

D.I.Y. Condiments Are Where It's At! 8 Ideas For Skipping The Squeeze Bottle.

Put down that bottle of ketchup. Walk away.
Aug 4, 2014 3:00 pm

Tonight, we're skipping whatever's in the bottle or jar. Homemade condiments are where it's at. Not ketchup, don't mess with bottled ketchup, it's perfect. But as far as the olive relish in the muffuletta quesadilla, chipotle sauce on that pork tenderloin or steak sauce you're planning to dip that grilled bacon in goes, DIY. Love that peanut stuff that comes with Thai chicken satay. You're in luck. 



    9 Ideas For Dinner Tonight: Hot 'N Spicy Chicken

    Hot summer recipes for delicious, fiery chicken
    Jul 29, 2014 12:00 pm

    You know what they say: spicy food beats the heat. Whether or not that's less scientific fact and more plug for spicy foods (not that they need any) is irrelevent, because we're running with it all the way. Tonight, deep-fry some spicy General Tso-style chicken, grill it island-style, grind it and mix with chili paste for lettuce wraps or stuff it into a sandwich with pickled chilis. Capsaicin's natural painkillers are a great remedy for that sunburn. 

    The Meal Plan: A No Holds Barred Fried Chicken Fiasco!

    We map it out, you pull it off. Got chicken?
    Jul 3, 2014 2:30 pm

    Tonight's menu features some good old-fashioned deep-frying. There's also blackening and grilling, two other things you should get into while it's hot. Sounds counter-productive with the heat and heat, but you'll be fine. Choose your fried chicken, there are several, then pick from our hand-selected list of salads and fixins to make a crowd-friendly feast best served outdoors. 

        The Meal Plan: Here's The Right Way To Eat Grilled Shrimp

        We map it out, you pull it off. Got shrimp?
        Jun 25, 2014 3:30 pm

        Tonight, fire up a sparkling-clean grill, oil it lightly and grill the hell out of some shrimp. We've got grilled shrimp recipes of all kinds, plus the salads and sides you'll want to serve with them for a light, flavorful hot weather meal. Don't worry, your grill won't be confused when don't slap yet another batch of burgers on it — rather, it will be pleasantly surprised and you'll be handsomely rewarded.

            8 Ideas For Dinner Tonight: Veggies On The Grill

            Hot recipes for all kinds of grilled vegetables
            Jun 23, 2014 3:00 pm

            Even the most vegetable-averse people still like veggies on the grill: we're seen it. If it's barbecued fare you crave, smoky, savory grilled vegetables stand their ground on Meatless Monday or any other day you feel like lightening up your dinner (while also lightening up the grill). Check out eight of our favorite recipes for produce on the barbie and hey, if you add sausage to the grilled Asian greens, we won't tell. 

            The Meal Plan: Tapas Al Fresco

            We map it out, you pull it off. Got wine?
            Jun 18, 2014 12:00 pm

            Tonight, we've curated a blend of Mediterranean and Spanish themed small plates for the perfect al fresco dining experience. Take your pick from savory dips and spreads, small bites, small bites on sticks and large family-style dishes just right for warm weather entertaining. Refresh your sangria game and maybe even pop on a pair of white pants. It's tapas time.


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