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.

Grilled Cheese Greatness

Why is April National Grilled Cheese Month? We’d guess it’s because few things go better with April showers than grilled cheese and a companion dunking bowl of tomato soup. But regardless the reason, we’re stoked that the entire month is dedicated to the nostalgic favorite. Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month with these old-school takes and new-school twists on the…

The Final Four: Game-Changing Flavors

As the clock counts down to the Final Four games of March Madness this weekend, it’s time to turn your attention to the spread … the snack spread, that is. With college basketball teams from Washington, Oregon, North Carolina and South Carolina facing off on Saturday, will your party playbook favor the flavors of the…

Why We’re Stalking Rhubarb

Step aside, strawberries. The start of spring belongs to rhubarb. It may be a semi-tough stalk that needs a lot of time to stew, but rhubarb yields a tart, sweet result that is so much better than the usual seasonal superstars. If you plan to land a few ’barbs in your kitchen, here’s where to…

Win Tia Mowry’s Cookbook

This is your chance to win Tia Mowry’s new cookbook. But first, you should know why this cookbook exists. Tia has a condition called endometriosis that made it difficult to conceive a child. After advice from doctors and a lot of research, she decided to make changes to a major part of her life: the…