10 Ideas For A Beat The Heat Dinner Tonight, Starring Vinegar

The tart, the pickled, the sour, the awesome.
Jul 15, 2013 1:01 pm

A little vinegar spike is exactly what we need to cool down, as is proven by science. The cooling effects of these light, tart dishes is sure to bring the temperature down to a tolerable simmer. That pickled shrimp makes a hell of a cocktail on ice. Peruse this selection of tested and approved summer dishes and save the beef and cheese-stuffed stuff for when you've got actual heat to generate and conserve.

      12 Ideas For Dinner Tonight: Schmears, Spreads And Glazes

      Stack up the flavor layers with these recipes
      Jul 10, 2013 3:01 pm

      What's one thing spreads, schmears and glazes have in common? They exist to build up, complement and highlight flavors. Also, we realize spreads and schmears are more or less the same thing, but we apply schmears with slightly more gusto. Check out our tart, savory and sweet fruit and veggie-forward recipes and see how much better everything tastes with a little extra love schmeared on it.

          Wasabi Edamame Schmear Recipe

          Fresh blended soybean dip with a spicy hot kick
          Jun 10, 2013 3:01 pm
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          Photo: Jen Altman

          If you're proud of your dip (and you will be if it's homemade), do something about it: bring a batch to every party until you're the "dip person." This spicy, healthy edamame spread is a good place to start. 

          New York Sweet Cranberry Mustard Recipe

          Cranberries with a kick in time for the holidays
          Oct 30, 2012 1:01 pm
          Photo: Laura Edwards

          This is inspired by a mustard served at New York’s Home Restaurant, a fabulously comforting place. Its selling point is that it is both hot and sweet. Ready for an easy recipe for fruit-spiked condiment, dip, spread, marinade and more? 

          Easy Baba Ganoush Recipe

          A versatile eggplant recipe for fall
          Oct 12, 2012 1:01 pm
          Photo: booheadswife on Flickr

          Baba ganoush and hummus are pretty much like brothers who could agree on everything except chicks. Well, chickpeas. If you switch out hummus' chickpeas with eggplant, the result is a silky, tangy spread you'll be enjoying by the spoonful. Like hummus and tzatziki, baba ghanoush works as a dip, spread and even just straight up as a healthy side. 

          Grilled Corn Fritters With Jarlsberg Pimento Cheese

          Get creative with your pimento cheese recipe!
          Aug 1, 2012 3:01 pm
          pimento cheese recipe
          Photo: Sam Horine

          Guess who can make grilled corn fritters? The dude who has the ability to fire up a grill and make pancakes, not even at the same time! And if you can grate cheese and loosely measure other ingredients, Jarlsburg pimento cheese is on your horizon. Paddle forth and conquer this recipe after the jump.

          How To Make A Korean Banchan Spread

          The art of the Korean snack spread known as Banchan
          Mar 15, 2012 3:31 pm

          The banchan is probably the spread with the most integration into a meal; if banchan isn't part of your Korean lunch or dinner experience, you're in the wrong place. 

          Pimento Cheese Sandwiches For Lunch

          One pimento cheese recipe changed my life
          Feb 29, 2012 12:31 pm
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          It wasn't until high school, when I met my first south of the Mason Dixon line native, that pimento cheese and I were introduced. My friend Russ' mom flew from Memphis to see him, with a sizable vat on ice packs of the one thing her son had requested. You know, back before blended cheese could potentially be a weapon.


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