From the Archives: Steakhouse Kebabs

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July 29, 2014 // Uncategorized



Beef sirloin tip marinated in a bold mix of Worcestershire sauce with mustard and garlic brings the flavor of a steakhouse to your grill. On a stick. What more could you want?
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In this recipe from her new cookbook, A Change of Appetite, Diana Henry elevates the classic caprese combo of mozzarella, tomato, and basil with the addition of nectarine. The ripe fruit adds a juicy sweetness that I never realized was missing. Dressed with just olive oil and white balsamic, every element shows at its best. So simple, so smart.
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While nearly every Kansas City joint with a smoker will sell you the entire barnyard, each barbecue spot has its own specialty that should be the start and end of your order. And KC has more than just barbecue to offer. Consider this your guide to Kansas City’s best meals, plus where to go for beer, cocktails, and more.
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What do you get when you take Mexico’s greatest sandwich and combine it with a good ol’ all-beef burger from the U.S. of A.? Why, the cemita burger, claro! Refrieds, chipotle, avocado, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, and more come together for this extravaganza of burger toppings.
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San Diego Cheap Eats: 10 Great Dishes Under $10

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July 29, 2014 // Uncategorized



San Diego can be an expensive city to live in (or visit), but with a little ingenuity, eating well on a tight budget is easy, whether you crave comfort food like killer mac and cheese, or international fare, like Thai curry or Vietnamese noodles. For the most part, the best bargains are found outside of the touristy areas, but even within these enclaves, you can eat well on a modest investment. Here are 10 of our top picks for a great meal, all under $10.
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How to Roll and Grill Salmon Steaks

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July 29, 2014 // Uncategorized



Grilling salmon steaks is, in theory, as simple as throwing them on the grill until done. But with a little prep work, you can make boneless rounds that cook more evenly and are easier to handle on the grill. Here’s how.
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Are Heirloom Tomatoes Always Worth The Price?

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July 29, 2014 // Uncategorized



Colorful, gnarled heirloom tomatoes are typically marketed as a more flavorful upgrade to their more standardized hybrid cousins. But do you always get a better tomato for those high prices?
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10 Great Ways to Buffalo Sauce Your Food

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July 29, 2014 // Uncategorized

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Maybe it’s something about being a college student, but the only thing that really registers on my tastebuds at 2 AM is some hot, tangy, sinus-clearing chicken from an on-campus eatery. Not that this penchant is limited to the dorm room; for me, Buffalo sauce has become a way of life. So why stop at wings? From Buffalo cauliflower to Buffalo chicken waffles, we’ve got 10 great ways to shake things up.

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Manner Matters: How to Order Pizza for a Group

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July 29, 2014 // Uncategorized



Everyone likes a pizza party. But who should decide the order, and what if someone has a dietary restriction?
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Habanero Carrot Cake From ‘Sweet and Vicious’

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July 28, 2014 // Uncategorized



If the fire-breathing dragon wasn’t hint enough, one bite will prove this cake is packing heat. In her recently released cookbook, Sweet and Vicious: Baking with Attitude, Libbie Summers stirs hot pepper extract into a lightly spicy batter, and spikes the cream cheese frosting with spiced pecans. The fruitiness of the pepper works well with the carrot-heavy batter, further enhanced by traditional cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves.
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