Growing Potatoes In Containers

You want to grow those delicious, colorful, often heirloom potatoes that you see at Farmers Markets and local restaurants, the kind you just can’t find in the stores. But you don’t have the room. Why not grow them in containers? Even limited to a patio, container growing can give you a small bounty of spuds…

Raspberry

Raspberries are a favorite summertime fruit produced by perennial bushes that are easy to grow and maintain. Plants naturally flourish in cooler climates, and through a century of cultivates and crosses several varieties are suitable for a range of hardiness zones. Good site selection, a bit of pruning and soil amending results in healthy raspberry beds that fruit…

Legal Weed and Pesticides

There’s a problem with legal marijuana: pesticides. Cannabis samples from shops and dispensaries in various states that have legalized the sale of recreational marijuana invariably reveal products contaminated with insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides and other compounds used to eliminate or prevent infestations. Pesticides have also been found in medical marijuana. It’s popularly believed that legal cannabis…

(Night)Shade in the Summer: Eggplant Parm + More

Eggplant is the season’s secret weapon for amping up a casual party spread. This late-summer star shines with possibility, ready to be used in main dishes, sides and salads. Master these eggplant-centric recipes and you’ll have it made in the (night)shade. Slay the crowd with this extra-cheesy classic (pictured above) that blankets fried eggplant in…

Chefs’ Secrets to Better Burgers

Think the best burgers are all about the beef? Not necessarily. James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project promotes healthy and more-sustainable cooking by blending beef with mushrooms to decrease the meat content of the patties. This summer, Miami’s The Pubbelly Restaurant Group is spreading the word by inviting local chefs to dream up their own…

Raise the Steaks

Beef up your meat routine with a few easy updates to standard steaks. Try an authentic five-star churrasco in just an hour, brightening grilled skirt steaks with the herbaceous punch of chimichurri sauce. (Watch how to make the recipe.) Switch up the standard marinade. Try a tangy ginger-based blend of sesame oil, garlic, honey and…

Summer-Worthy Fruit Finales

Step away from the store-bought sweets. Win the potluck this summer with Cooking Channel’s best recipes for summer desserts.   Plan a cast-iron blueberry cobbler that looks cool and tastes like a quick visit to Maine. The hulking scoop of vanilla ice cream is entirely optional. Switch up the classic pie routine with Kelsey’s crowd-elating…

Grill Games

Win any backyard bash with sizzling ‘cue. Smoke the competition with these saucy takes: The Ultimate Barbecued Chicken Beer Braised BBQ Pork Butt The Ultimate Barbecued Ribs Get all the recipes.

Travel You Can Taste: A Culinary Armchair Adventure

  If spring break wasn’t in the cards this year, plan a recipe road trip instead. This culinary journey hits the must-try defining dishes from all 50 states. First stops: Connecticut’s New Haven-Style White Clam Pizza Kansas City-Style Ribs Virginia Ham Biscuits Get all the recipes.

Get Excited for Ramps

  Fleeting, wild and desperately coveted, ramps are the spring allium equivalent of a teenage summer romance. Plucked by foragers throughout the East Coast and Midwest, ramps are a two-for-one bonanza of pickle-worthy bulbs and sauté-ready leaves. If you happen to come across a bunch at an area farmers’ market, grab it and try these springy takes: Pickled…

Peep This: New Life for Easter Leftovers

Now that the Easter feast has finished, don’t let all the leftover candies and colored eggs go to waste. Transform those same-old-same-old seasonal staples into exciting snacks with these easy recipes: Easter Dessert Peep-Za Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon Easter Candy Bark Chesapeake Bay Deviled Eggs Dessert Recipes That Use Up Easter Peeps Deviled Egg…

Pump Up Your Passover Spread

No matter that (unleavened) bread is banned from the Passover table; you can still create a flavor-packed spread worthy of this festival of freedom. From savory to sweet, these sumptuous dishes will make you forget all about flour: Noodle Kugel Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake Truffled, Shiitake Matzo Ball Soup Passover Cobbler Get all the recipes.