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How to Make the Most of Gorgeous Late-Summer Tomatoes

Source: Grub Street NY

I didn’t really intend to spend a recent afternoon elbow-deep in tomatoes, but the timing was right: I came into 30 or so pounds of “seconds” — organic, gorgeous, but imperfect — and quickly turned that into sauce. It was a bit of a production — …

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This Real Ranch Dressing Is Fantastic on Just About Everything

Source: Grub Street NY

Homemade ranch dressing is infinitely better than store-bought: It’s free of artificial ingredients — especially if you make your own mayonnaise — and the flavor is much fresher and brighter. It’s also endlessly versatile, and you can mix in other ingredients as you see fit. (I’ve included a few below.) The …

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This Fried Chicken Is the Easiest, and Best, I’ve Ever Made

Source: Grub Street NY

I’ve made fried chicken for as long as I’ve been cooking, but I might go five years without making it. I began with a Paula Peck recipe that contained cinnamon in the coating — not bad, I still do that occasionally — and cooked the chicken mostly covered. …

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This Berry Pudding Is the Perfect Midsummer Dessert

Source: Grub Street NY

This lighter, simpler version of a trifle is among the best ways to showcase summer berries. Cooking them into a quick compote brings out their sweetness and natural juices, which soak every bite of the cake. (The cake is easy to vary, too: Pound cake is dense enough to hold …

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This Tomato Crumble Is the Perfect Summer Side Dish

Source: Grub Street NY

The topping on this cobblerlike pie is a savory streusel that miraculously holds up in the fridge for a day or two without getting soggy. When you’re shopping for cherry tomatoes, make sure they’re all relatively the same size, so they cook evenly. You can serve this as a main …

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I Am Obsessed With These Charred-Carrot Tacos

Source: Grub Street NY

I am obsessed with carrots. I came close to writing about the 100-odd true “baby” carrots I grilled over the weekend with a friend, but instead of that, I want to pass along a new recipe. Recently, I was at the Solid Sound festival in North Adams, Massachusetts, …

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How to Make Mark Bittman’s Simple, Satisfying Veggie Burgers

Source: Grub Street NY

These burgers are fantastic served on a bun with the usual fixings, no matter which bean you use, but I will say that black beans are my fave. If you start with well-seasoned, cooked-by-you beans, the results are even better. Like almost all veggie burgers, these hold together better if …

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These Buttered Carrots Are So Good I Eat Them by the Drawerful

Source: Grub Street NY

I don’t remember the first time I ate roasted vegetables, but it wasn’t among the first of my eating or cooking experiences. What’s now a cliché — a mixture of, like, potatoes, turnips, celeriac, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, garlic, onion, you name it, doused in olive oil — was not …

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