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Cocktail Sauce
Cocktail Sauce

This zesty dip for shrimp and other seafood isn't just cheaper than bottled cocktail sauce; you can… >>

Ripe Every Time: #1 Trick of the Avocado Whisperer

Summer is the season of avocados, and I thought I knew all the tricks: how to make them ripen… >>

Eating Well with Nora Ephron
Eating Well with Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron, the "writer and filmmaker with a genius for humor," inspired an incredible… >>

restaurant secrets, chef
13+ Things You Shouldn’t Eat at a Restaurant

We surveyed dozens of people in the restaurant biz on what they never, ever touch, whether its to… >>

Video: A Fascinating Look Inside a McDonald’s Photo Shoot
Video: A Fascinating Look Inside a McDonald’s Photo Shoot

Ever wonder why that Big Mac looks so much better in the commercial than it does when you sink your… >>

Fantastic 4th of July Desserts

To be honest, most of my 4th of July parties involve a lake, a cheap grill, and however many hot… >>

Dessert Meets Grill
Dessert Meets Grill

Summer is now in full swing, and the Fourth of July is right around the corner. That means one very… >>

Easy-to-Make Recipes While Cooking on Vacation
Easy-to-Make Recipes While Cooking on Vacation

These fast, tasty ideas will help you save time and money when making meals away from home. >>

grilling secrets, steaks
How to Grill Like a Pro

Use these insider chef tips for grilling just like a pro—and your meat will taste just like those… >>

Patriotic Gelatin Salad
Cool Jell-o Recipes

Put a wiggle on the table with these showstopping Jell-o desserts. >>

Genius Idea: Picnic Party
Genius Idea: Picnic Party

I don’t have air conditioning in my New York City apartment—which is a perfectly fine way of… >>

15 Secret Pantry Ingredients that Make Your Recipes Better
15 Secret Pantry Ingredients that Make Your Recipes Better

Try these surprising ways to make your favorite recipes taste better, using everyday pantry items. >>

Patriotic Trifle
Red, White, and Blue! July 4th Desserts

Show off your patriotic spirit with these fun, festive, and very colorful July 4th desserts. >>

How to Grill Juicy Burgers and Steaks
How to Grill Juicy Burgers and Steaks

Get fired up for juicy burgers and tender steaks! >>

grilling times
The Foolproof Guide to Grilling Burgers, Chicken, and Everything Else

Here's how to perfectly grill any food, every time. >>

Layered Picnic Loaves
9 Great Recipes for Your Next Picnic

Whether you enjoy them in a park or your own backyard, these fun picnic recipes from Taste of Home… >>

Fun New Food Alert!
Fun New Food Alert!

I’m a very good eater—it comes with my food editor job, or so I tell myself. So whenever… >>

healthier fourth of july barbeque, hot dog
8 Fun Ways to Eat a Hot Dog

Move over, ketchup and mustard—we've got the fun new toppings to take your hot dog from normal to… >>

7 Foods You Didn't Know You Could Grill
7 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Grill

Grilled watermelon, who knew? These easy grilling ideas will be unexpected hits at your summer… >>

Posh pigges
14 Festive Fourth of July Appetizers

Kick off your Fourth of July party with these summery light appetizer bites, dips, and finger foods. >>