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Meatless Monday: Wild Rice Pancakes Recipe

Savory whole-grain pancakes make a great side
Jul 28, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Guy Ambrosino

You love your cast-iron skillet, and we love that you love it. Make the most of this bromance with The New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, an ode to the best, most versatile and frankly attractive pan in your kitchen. With recipes from the American South to Europe, South America, Asia and beyond, you'll have plenty of reasons (besides "too much bacon") to break out this book and cook something great, like these savory, hearty wild rice pancakes. 

Grilled Potato Salad With Feta And Dill Recipe

Tangy lemon-spiked potato salad hot off the grill
Jul 16, 2014 2:00 pm
grilled potato salad with feta and dill
Photo: Mark Shaw

Nothing ruins a great picnic spread faster than terrible potato salad. You know the kind I'm talking about: overcooked potatoes choked with mayo, lacking acidity and salt and just kind of gratuitously there on the table like anyone invited it. This grilled potato salad with lemon, feta and dill is that potato salad's hot cousin from the big city.

Smoked Eggplant Fingerling Potato Salad Recipe

Pimp out your potato salad with baba ghanoush
Jul 10, 2014 12:00 pm
smoked eggplant fingerling potato salad
Photo: Mark Shaw

This super-simple smoked eggplant fingerling potato salad recipe is great for cookouts because while you've got the grill fired up, you can toss a couple of eggplant halves on there, forget about them for a while, then remember them, think you burned them and discover that underneath that dark layer of char is savory velvety-smooth smoked eggplant ready to blanket your potatoes. 

Your July 4th Ultimate Grill-Out Sides Roundup

Would you like some sides with your fireworks?
Jul 3, 2014 1:00 pm

This July 4th, we declare independence from goopy, mayo-choked potato and macaroni salads, uninspired vegetable dishes, and lame store-bought, frozen or canned versions of what should arguably be the second-most important part of your 4th of July barbecue: sides. Obviously the meat is the most important part. Or maybe fireworks are first, meat second, sides third. And here are 25 you'll want to make.

Grilled Baby Bok Choy With Miso Butter Recipe

Toss fresh, healthy baby bok choy on the grill
Jun 12, 2014 1:30 pm
grilled baby bok choy

Calling the world's healthiest vegetables! Oh here they are, in author Laura B. Russell's new cookbook, Brassicas: Cooking The World's Healthiest Vegetables. Fans of broccoli, cauliflowers, Brussels sprouts and darling kale should be very excited. Here is a recipe for grilled baby bok choy with miso butter that will leave you entirely satisfied. Guaranteed.

Cheesy Tomato Grits Recipe

Leftover tomato sauce? Time for cheesy grits.
Jun 7, 2014 10:00 am
Photo: Alexandra Grablewski

From our dude Nick Evans at Macheesmo comes Love Your Leftovers, an essential tome of what to do with the leftovers in your fridge. Brunch is a particularly useful meal when it comes to repurposing extra food, and these cheesy tomato grits are a great way to kick off your weekend. Make too much tomato sauce? Infuse cheesy grits for a flavor-packed brunch dish just begging for a poached egg.

Grilled Sweet & Spicy Pickles Recipe

Grill those garden cukes, toss em in a pickling jar
May 29, 2014 12:00 pm

World champion pitmaster Chris Lilly makes us wish we lived in Alabama, where he heads the grill at Decatur's Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Cue. His new book, Fire and Smoke: A Pitmaster's Secrets is full of the knowledge you'll need to finish first in this season-long grilling contest. Yup, it's a contest. Win it with something really innovative, like these grilled sweet and spicy pickles.

Texas Potato Salad Recipe

A tangy Texas baked potato salad with the fixins
May 20, 2014 3:00 pm

Every great grill-out needs an arsenal of side dishes, and Tim Love's Texas-style potato salad is just that. Remember, food folks: mayonnaise is your friend. As are spicy chopped pickled jalapeños, plenty of tangy whole-grain mustard and toasted pumpkin seeds for crunch.

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