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Pork on grill, large salad, fried egg and bacon, and tacos.
15 Readers Share Their Easiest Summer Dinner Ideas
Trader Joe's store front
My 5 Favorite Trader Joe's Shortcuts for Easy Summer Dinners
Person lounging on chair with lazy summer dinners around them
Lazy Summer Dinners
Don Chilio salsa macha
I’m Making Room in My Fridge for This On-Everything Condiment
Yolélé Green! Fonio Chips
These Ultra-Crunchy, Tangy Chips Are Unlike Anything I've Ever Tried Before
Image of 4 bagged salads
How to Upgrade Salads Kits For No-Stress Summer Meals
Instant pot with summery illustrations around it
The Instant Pot Should Be Your Go-To Summertime Gadget
Baguette sandwiched stacked.
Why Sandwiches Are the Ideal Lazy Summer Dinner for Families
Smoked salmon on a platter.
Hot Smoked Salmon Is My Secret to Easy, Flavor-Packed Summer Meals
Trader Joe's storefront
The $4 Trader Joe's Find I Can't Leave the Store Without
Collage of Michael W Twitty with his book "The Cooking Gene"
Michael Twitty’s “The Cooking Gene” Made Me Unapologetically Proud of My Culinary Lineage
Collage of Charity Morgan and her cookbook "Unbelievably Vegan"
How Charity Morgan’s “Unbelievably Vegan” Changed the Way I Look at Food
Klancy Miller and her cookbook "Cooking Solo"
Klancy Miller’s “Cooking Solo” Taught Me the Freedom of Cooking for Myself
A collage of Toni Tipton-Martin and her cookbook "Jubilee"
Toni Tipton-Martin Is My Mentor and Teacher, Even Though We’ve Never Met
Life Is What You Bake It cookbook next to Vallery Lomas collage
How Vallery Lomas’ “Life Is What You Bake It” Helped Me Lean In, Quit My Job, and Follow My Dreams
Learning Korean Cookbook and Peter Serpico
Chef Peter Serpico’s “Learning Korean” Is a Cooking Book, Not a Cookbook
Person holding a tray of three burgers.
How to Celebrate Summer
Plate of yellow and red watermelon
The 5 Things on My Family’s Summer Bucket List This Year
Someone holding a plate filled with elotes
Why My Summer Celebrations Always Include a Corn on the Cob Bar
Person holding a chocolate s'more
What I Want My Child to Remember About the Magic of S'mores
multiple shots of different kinds of banana bread
I Can't Stop Thinking About This Ultra-Moist Banana Bread
Hands opening a masala dabba filled with spices
My Mother's Secret Weapon in the Kitchen Is Her Spice Collection
Family sitting down to dinner at a table with bowls of pho
Why Sitting Down for Dinner Every Night Was So Important for My Family
Woman cooking with the memories of people cooking behind her
It Takes a Village to Teach Someone to Cook With Love
Khadija Hemmati
How Khadija Hemmati is Celebrating Eid (and Life) in New Ways
Fried egg taco
Fried Egg Taco
Grilled chicken with paste being brushed on
Pastes are the Secret to Quick and Easy Grilling
Food Scraps
Tackle Food Waste at Home, the Easy Way
Food scraps in a zip-top bag
10 Essential Ways to Tackle Food Waste at Home
Three photos of people working to reduce food waste
How 5 Nonprofits Are Tackling Food Waste on a Macro Level
Frozen wine cubes slowly melting on a table
10 Foods You Didn't Know You Can Freeze
Book titled "Heloise's Kitchen Hints"
How Heloise Reduced Food Waste Before It Was Cool
People sitting around a table for Eid
5 Things to Know Before Attending Your First Iftar Gathering
Three recipes for Iftar
Why There’s Always Room for Another Person at My Ramadan Table
seven cookbooks
7 Smart Cookbooks for Preventing Food Waste at Home
washing strawberries in a colander
10 Better Ways to Store Fruits and Vegetables
Nigerian Fried Chicken
When It Comes to Nigerian Fried Chicken, the Tougher the Bird the Better
Woman with chopsticks picking up fried chicken
My Grandma's Fried Chicken Is Lost, But Not Forgotten
Rebecca Lang and her Fried Chicken cookbook
Rebecca Lang Is Mastering the Art of Fried Chicken, One Skillet at a Time
Spider strainer on a counter
The One Tool You Need for Perfect Fried Chicken at Home
Bag of rice flour in a bowl
The Secret Ingredient That Makes Southern Thai Fried Chicken So Delicious
Fried chicken in a spider
3 French Tips for the Best Fried Chicken Ever
Women gathering for Holi
Why Communal Cooking Is at the Center of My Holi Celebration
Can of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup
Why You'll Always Find a Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup in My Pantry
Grated egg on avocado toast
I Tried TikTok’s "Grated Egg Toast" and We Need to Talk About It
Trader Joe's Mandarin Orange Chicken
5 Smart Upgrades for Trader Joe's Most Popular Freezer Find
Boxes of frozen pizza
My Family Taste-Tested 10 Frozen Pizzas—Here Are Our Top Picks
Fried chicken sandwich on plate
Will Coleman's Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches
Bagels
Bagels Are the Official Carb of 2022
Plant-Based Cookbooks
4 Cookbooks to Kickstart a Plant-Based Diet
Lunar New Year illustration
Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee's Lunar New Year Is About Listening to the Elders (and Making Mandu)
Braised pork belly for Tết
Uyen Luu's Tết Celebration Is Filled With Fruit, Flowers, and Plenty of Dessert
Illustration of fried fish for Chinese New Year
For Chinese New Year, Vivian Jao Celebrates with a Small-Scale Dinner
Overhead view of fresh fruit in a blender to make a blueberry smoothie recipe.
Do You Really Need a High-Speed Blender To Make Smoothies?
Pasta with peso, shrimp, and beef chili
10 Ingredient Shortcuts That Every Smart Cook Should Know
Kwanzaa Table
How I Started My Own Food Traditions for Kwanzaa
Spinach, cheesecake, and sheet pan sausage and peppers
Our 10 Favorite Recipes We Published in 2021
2021 Cookbooks
The Simply Recipes Editors Share Their 12 Favorite Cookbooks from 2021
Vallery Lomas and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vallery Lomas Shares Her 5 Best Tips for Making Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cousin Willie's White Cheddar Popcorn
The One Snack My Whole Family Loves