July 4th

On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and two days later, delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as not just the birth of American independence, but also our right as citizens to light dangerous things on fire, cook as much meat as we can fit on our grill, and day drink to our heart's content, even on a weekday. Invite your British friend and thumb your nose at them before handing them a tasty burger. America!

Rhubarb Gin Sour

The perfect summer drink! Homemade rhubarb syrup is paired with botanical gin and tart lemon juice, balanced by a little shake or two of bitters and a foamed egg white.

Ranch-Marinated Grilled Chicken

This quick and simple marinade, using homemade ranch, might just result in the best grilled chicken we’ve ever tasted.
Deviled Eggs Classic

Classic Deviled Eggs

No longer just the darling of 1970s dinner parties, deviled eggs are a delightful addition to any gathering. And they’re a cinch to whip up! Our version has tender whites, and a creamy, almost whipped center bursting with flavor.
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Thighs with Blue Cheese Slaw

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Thighs with Blue Cheese Slaw

If you’re looking for an easy, delicious dinner, boneless, skinless chicken thighs are your best friend. We were inspired by America’s favorite bar snack: Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dip.
Strawberry Pretzel Pie

Strawberries and Cream Pretzel Pie

The perfect combination of sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy, our Strawberries and Cream Pretzel Pie is the ultimate summer dessert. It’s as beautiful as it is delicious.
Cheddar Corn Pudding CABOT

Spicy Cheddar Cornbread Pudding

A little spicy, a little sweet and a lot delicious, this Spicy Cheddar Cornbread Pudding is our most-requested side dish ever.
Blackberry and Vanilla Marbled Cheesecake

Half-Baked / No-Bake Blackberry-Vanilla Swirl Cheesecake

Even though this cheesecake just has a single bake for the base, there’s nothing half-baked about the flavor: whipped vanilla and blackberry batters swirled into a beautiful pattern.

Summer Berry Tart with Lemon Mascarpone Cream

This Summer Berry Tart with Lemon Mascarpone Cream is supermodel gorgeous, rich and creamy, balanced by the bright citrusy flavor of lemon curd. And super-duper easy to make!

Easy Creamed Corn with Basil

Easy Creamed Corn with Basil is a summer staple in our house. These sweet kernels are just barely simmered in a sauce made from silky mascarpone cheese, a little half and half and not much else. Add a sprinkle of fragrant basil and you’ve got a simple, supremely summery side!

Herbed Potato Salad

Everyone has a favorite potato salad recipe and here’s ours: flavored with Dijon mustard and plenty of chives, parsley and dill. It’s our go-to BBQ side.

Basil Green Goddess Grilled Chicken with Red Onions

Give chicken thighs a long marinade in Green Goddess dressing, and char them to perfection on the grill along with red onions. Then dollop more herby dressing on them for good measure and eat dinner under the stars.

Strawberry Lemon Curd

Strawberry Lemon Curd: A balanced spread, not too sweet, not too tart, that lets all the fruit shine through. It’s what fresh strawberries were meant for.

Kimchi Pimento Cheese Patty Melts

A classic American sandwich, with a twist: Kimchi Pimento Cheese Patty Melt. It’s a thin burger topped with caramelized onions, served on griddled rye bread slathered with spicy Kimchi Pimento Cheese. A happy, if messy, marriage between a burger and a buttery grilled cheese sandwich, this is the ultimate five-napkin dinner. 

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan with Roasted Tomatoes, Burrata and Garlic Herb Breadcrumbs

Our summery take on Eggplant Parmesan: grilled eggplant paired with sweet, roasted Campari tomatoes and creamy burrata cheese, topped with crispy garlic and herb breadcrumbs. 

Blueberry-Lemon Curd Tartlets with Almond Crust

The perfect use for our gorgeous pink blueberry lemon curd, these pastry tartlets are flavored and decorated with almonds. Each tartlet is a miniature delight, yet sufficient to share with a loved one (or keep to yourself, of course, you gannet).

Crostini with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes, Burrata and Chive Oil

The building blocks of a classic Caprese salad are re-imagined in these summery toasts. First, cherry tomatoes are blistered in a skillet until bursting with juice. Then creamier burrata takes the place of the more standard mozzarella. And in place of basil leaves, a quick and easy chive oil adds an herbal accent. The result makes…

Bulgogi Burgers with Kimchi Mayo

When we want the flavors of bulgogi and the convenient outdoor grilling method of a burger, there’s an easy solution: combine them.

Strawberry Lemon Tiramisu

Layers of lemon syrup-soaked lady fingers, silky smooth mascarpone cream, and perfectly-ripe summer strawberries. Not a traditional tiramisu, perhaps, but it might become your new favorite.

Vietnamese Grilled Pork Chops (Thit Heo Nuong Xa) with Cold Rice Noodles

These Vietnamese pork chops are marinated in a perfectly balance of lemongrass, ginger and sugar, grilled to perfection, and served with cold rice noodles and pickled sides.

Quick-Marinated White Bean Salad With Feta

A bean salad doesn’t have to be boring. Creamy white beans absorb the bright flavor of a vinaigrette in just a few minutes. Paired with briny olives, fresh cucumbers, tomatoes and feta cheese, and served in lettuce cups, they make a quick and substantial dinner.

Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Tomato Skewers with Basil Chimichurri

Grilled chicken doesn’t always need a long marinade to be full of flavor. These spend just a few minutes in a lemony-garlicky mix before they’re grilled to charred perfection. The hot chicken absorbs the flavor of the fresh basil chimichurri, and the grilled cherry tomatoes bring sweetness and acid.
A fried chicken sandwich on a board

Ultimate Fried Chicken Sandwich with Basil Green Goddess Slaw

The ultimate, best-ever fried chicken sandwich; crisp, craggy crust, juicy, tender meat topped with a fresh Basil Green Goddess slaw.

Hibiscus-Vodka Cocktail with Mint and Jalapeño

This gorgeous cocktail combines homemade hibiscus syrup with lime, vodka (or gin), and a few slices of jalapeño and mint. Poured over ice, it’s just what you want on a hot summer day.  

Pulled-Pork Sandwich with Pickled Onions and Radishes

A low and slow pulled pork sandwich for the ages, garnished with piquant pickled red onions. It’s what the word “nom” was invented for.

Vanilla Custard Tart with Berries

This custard tart with berries makes a great start to the summer. Creamy, rich vanilla custard in a crisp, buttery tart shell, topped with sweet berries and mint.

Pesto Couscous Salad with Mozzarella and Tomatoes

If, like us, you have a mountain of basil in your garden, go make pesto! And then make this pesto couscous salad and feel damn proud of yourself.

Grilled Steak with Blue Cheese and Chive Compound Butter

Grilled steak ramped up with a tangy, creamy blue cheese and chive compound butter – watch out, steak night, the bar just got raised.

Blueberry, Oat and Almond Crumb Bars

These blueberry crumb bars with oats and almonds are a perfect bake sale recipe and our favorite way to use up summer blueberries.

Grilled Buffalo Shrimp and Avocado Sandwiches with Blue Cheese Sauce

The fact that Matt grew up in a rural English village and I grew up in New York City means that, every so often, we have absolutely no idea what the other person is talking about. For example, here’s an exchange that may (or may not) have occurred recently (it did not, but work with me here). ……

Insanely Delicious Key Lime Pie

Tasting Key Lime Pie instantly makes me feel like I’m on vacation. It’s decadent, refreshing and just plain old fun.
Asian Chicken Skewers with Creamy Avocado-Cilantro Sauce

Spicy Chili-garlic Chicken Skewers with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce

With the perfect balance of sweet, salty and spicy, our grilled Asian chicken skewers are a treat any night of the week. We like to serve it with creamy avocado-cilantro sauce.

Lemongrass Collins

A lemongrass collins takes a little work, and a little time, but you will end up with a delicious, refreshing cocktail that will also and not coincidentally knock you on your arse.

Blood Orange Margaritas

We ring in the new year with blood orange margaritas, combining the winter citrus with tequila, lime and triple sec to create damn tasty cocktails.

Baby Back Ribs With Coffee-Honey Barbecue Sauce

You, yes YOU, can make oven-baked ribs. And even better, you can slather those ribs all over with coffee-honey barbecue sauce. Prepare to be popular.

Rhubarb Curd Tartlets with Whipped Mascarpone and Berries

If you made rhubarb curd from our earlier recipe, you’ll want to show it off in these cute mouthful-sized tartlets. Go crazy with the fruit garnish!

Rhubarb-Lemon Curd

Creamy pudding-like rhubarb lemon curd makes a great filling for desserts or as a sweet spread on toast. Believe us, it’s a lot tastier than it looks!

The Rhubarb 75

What’s that? You say it’s spring and you want a delicious, refreshing cocktail. Oh, and it has to be perfectly balanced, not too sweet, not too tart? So demanding! Well, you are in luck, my nerdy friends. Let me introduce you to the Rhubarb 75. As you may know, a classic French 75 is made ……

Pulled-Pork Sandwich with Pickled Onions and Radishes

I’m not going to tell you that slow-roasting a pork shoulder is the quickest path to dinner – far from it – but, for a weekend cooking project, it definitely pays off in spades.  There are actually two different cuts that get called pork shoulder: “Boston butt” and “picnic shoulder.” Either is fine for this, ……