Chinese Smashed Cucumber Salad

Is there anything more refreshing than ice cold cucumber on a hot day? This Chinese-style cucumber salad with bits of shredded chicken (or tofu!) takes almost no effort to prepare and makes a fantastic light summer meal. Continue reading “Chinese Smashed Cucumber Salad” »

How To Make Cheddar Cheese Crackers — Baking Lessons from The Kitchn

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman) Open Slideshow Cheese crackers, whether they are square or shaped like an animal, are highly snackable. They’re tender and crisp, a little buttery, and bursting with cheese flavor. Replicating these snack staples can be disappointing, as my 5-year-old told me often during attempt after attempt to make her beloved “cheddar bunnies” … [Read more…]

How To Make Basic Fruit Jam Without Pectin — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Whole berries on board When fresh berries are abundant this summer, do yourself a big favor and snatch them up for jam making. No need to make a huge fuss over buying special ingredient or equipment for canning — you can make summer berry jam with just the fruit, lemon juice, and sugar in about … [Read more…]

25 Lazy Summer Suppers to Eat After a Day at the Beach or Pool — Recipes from The Kitchn

Let’s be honest — the last thing any of us wants to do after getting home from a day of sun and swimming is stand at the stove to make dinner. These are the nights that call for super-easy summer meals that are light and refreshing yet still satisfying. From flank steak panzanella and turkey … [Read more…]