summer

27 Comfort Food Recipes We’ve Waited All Summer to Make

27 Comfort Food Recipes We've Waited All Summer to Make Chile-Spiced Shredded Beef with Cheesy Polenta Cooler weather means it's time to make all the comforting dinners and sides we've been dreaming of since spring. Roasted chicken and gravy, hearty shepherd's pie and slow-cooked beef are all on the menu, so get ready to dig into these delicious dishes. Recipes like…
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40 best summer recipes of 2021 from salads to dessert

After spending a long time out in the hot summer sun, a certain kind of meal — something comforting yet refreshing — can turn a regular day into a memorable one.Some dishes are best served at room temp for those lazy, hot afternoons, while others should be served hot off the grill with a fresh salad and summery pasta. Top it all off with one of those wonderful summer desserts — you know: ice pops, no-bake cakes or homemade ice cream.Here are a few of TODAY Food's best summer recipes for when you're craving something light, bright and filling.Summer salad…
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Whipped Lemonade Is The New Drink To Try Before Summer Ends

The newest TikTok food trend is also following the trending weather conditions. Whipped lemonade is a perfect drink to help cool down in the summer heat. Fans of Dalgona coffee may flip to this frothy citrus concoction after seeing some of the TikTok videos making whipped lemonade (aka creamy or blended lemonade). There are many versions of whipped lemonade out there but they all seem to involve lemons or a lemon substitute, ice, water, sweetened condensed milk, and whipped cream. Either a frother, immersion blender or full-size blender will get you the drink’s foamy consistency. The basic steps are to…
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Philly food pros serve up easy summer tomato recipes

Scrolling Facebook last month, I stopped on an ad from Growtopia Farms: “Sauce tomatoes are ready! $15 for 25 lb. box — that’s $0.60 a pound.” It included a phone number. I texted and got the address.Next thing I knew, it was a blazing hot Friday afternoon and I was standing in front of a metal farm shed beside a tomato field off a country road south of Swedesboro, N.J.Steve Vazquez, an affable retired Air Force sergeant, ambled over with two boxes. He and business partner Kris Wilson farm 60 acres of roma plum tomatoes — some picked green for…
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All the Summer Recipes Our Food Staff Cooked in June

Isn’t summer grocery shopping just pure ecstasy? The possibilities are endless: succulent stone fruit and berries as far as the eye can see, all the fresh seafood you could ever want, and vegetables — summer squash, okra, corn — that taste as if they were plucked from the sun-warmed dirt just hours earlier. Last month, the Food staff made the most of summer’s bounty while keeping the recipes short, sweet and, most importantly, low on heat (with a few exceptions). Here are the best recipes we cooked in June.At the first opportunity to gather a crowd, I made Gabrielle Hamilton’s…
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20 Summer Potluck Ideas – The New York Times

It’s time for park picnics and backyard potlucks, and, for obvious reasons, our staff is excited for the outdoor hang more than ever this year. And, whether it’s something sweet (Rice Krispies treats loaded with chocolate and pretzels, peach cobbler, plum torte) or savory (deviled eggs, Chinese dumplings, fried chicken), one of their favorites is bound to please everybody at your gathering. So load up your picnic basket and celebrate by sharing one of our favorite dishes with your loved ones — who will surely ask you to pass along the recipe.I think Kwan Bellhouse’s chicken larb (or Hetty McKinnon’s…
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Three light and delicious summer recipes to try

I was recently relaxing in the backyard at a friends’ house with after-dinner drinks when our hostess popped out the back door bearing a platter of what looked, for a moment under the fairy lights, like pizza. But no, it was watermelon wedges drizzled with something creamy and white, flecked with macadamia nuts and scattered with mint.It was beautiful.And it was a delicious surprise that pretty well floored me.Seconds were immediately necessary, even though I wasn’t remotely hungry. What was this wonder, and how did it come about? Joe Merchanthouse is a chef we’re fortunate to call a friend, and this was…
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