5 Ingredients or Fewer Bars Featured gluten-free photo Quick Snack

flapjacks

Golden syrup — picture corn syrup, but made with cane sugar and lightly cooked for a caramel-y vibe — is a central flavor in flapjacks, which is frustrating as it can be hard to find in the U.S. (Although Amazon sells it in many sizes, including the one I keep around.) (It’s also my favorite thing to put in pecan pie instead of corn syrup, if you need more convincing to pick some up.) I…

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5 Ingredients or Fewer Featured Italian Pasta photo Quick Vegetarian

foolproof cacio e pepe

Soon, extremely soon, I’m going to tell you more about our 12 days in Andalucía but before that, before summer is truly over, before I start thinking about cooking more complex meals again, before I even consider turning on the oven again, I wanted to tell you that this summer was the year I finally figured out how to make cacio e pepe, one of my favorite pastas, as good at you’d have in Rome,…

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5 Ingredients or Fewer Chicken Dairy-Free Featured Grilling photo Quick Savory Sauces and Condiments Summer Weeknight Favorite

minimalist barbecue sauce

Needless to say, the recipe as written below will not make a lot, about 1/4 cup. I merely wanted to establish the base formula that I like and how to tweak it. Scale it as needed. I use about 1/3 cup to coat 2 1/2 pounds of chicken cutlets, in large chunks, with some brushed on as it cooks. It’s thinner than a bottled sauce, ideal for cooking on and into other ingredients. 1 generously…

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Beans Featured Grilling Italian photo Quick Recipes Side dish Summer Summer Squash Vegetarian Zucchini

grilled zucchini ribbons with pesto and white beans

This is a very loose recipe. Sure, I made it with zucchini ribbons, but there’s no reason you cannot use smaller or angled slices. Sure, I grilled it but if you don’t have a grill outside or an indoor grill pan, you could roast or broil it instead. It will taste essentially the same, which is to say, I hope, awesome. You could eat this with grilled bread for a light summer meal. You could…

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Date Night Featured Italian Pasta photo Quick Seafood Summer

linguine and clams

It’s only the first day of summer and I’m already weeks deep into our unofficial dish of it, linguine alle vongole, preferably hastily prepared about 10 to 15 minutes before we dive in, eaten outside with a current favorite rosé, caprese salad and a massive bowl of kale caesar (from SKED). It’s infinitely summery. It’s pasta, but I don’t feel like I need a nap after I eat it. And hey, there’s even a t-shirt…

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5 Ingredients or Fewer Cucumber Featured photo Quick Recipes salad Summer Vegetarian Watermelon

watermelon cucumber salad

We’ve decided to spend as much time as humanly possible at the beach this summer, which has led to my other new favorite habit: grabbing a few cookbooks I’ve been meaning to go through and reading them en route. In the fleeting moments when the kids have limited their bickering in the backseat and the traffic isn’t too terrible, when I’ve been away from my laptop and the kitchen for enough hours that I’m ready…

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