Best Cookbooks May 2016

There’s a lot of potential inherent in any new cookbook. Here are those recently published books that make good on what they promise.

Spiced Chocolate Truffles Recipe

At last, spiced chocolate truffles made with dark chocolate that taste delectable, are easy to make, and—believe it!—nutrient dense. Our prayers have been answered.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0

Bluebarb Pie Recipe

Tart rhubarb collides with sweet blueberries to create some serious summer pie envy among strawberry rhubarb loyalists.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 4

South Carolina Slaw Recipe

This may not seem like coleslaw to some given its lack of mayo. But its sweet tanginess is going to woo you like never before.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0

Best St. Louis Ribs Recipe

“These ribs are among the best I’ve had.” That’s what folks are saying about these ribs slathered with spice rub and smothered with barbecue sauce and smoked until knee-wobblingly tender.

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  • 25 M
  • 10 H
  • 4

Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Sauce Recipe

This sweetly spicy little number wooed us from our very first spoonful, banishing bottled barbecue sauce forever from our pantries.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2

Barbecue Pork Burgers Recipe

A weeknight-friendly riff on slow-roasted pulled pig that juxtaposes tangy sauce, sweet pork, and old-fashioned slaw, all in a jiffy.

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  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 24

When a Stranger Cooks Your Food

David was surprised when a virtual stranger cooked a meal for him from his book, making him judge, jury, and guest of honor.

Fish Tacos Recipe with Creamy Chipotle Cabbage Slaw

Okay, so this fish taco isn’t exaaaaaactly like what we’ve experienced in Baja. But it’s close. Close enough. Maybe even better.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 20

Birthday Cake Fudge Recipe

No-bake cake doesn’t get any easier than this funfetti fudge that’s complete with a semisweet chocolate “cake” layer, a white chocolate “frosting” layer, and sprinkles galore.

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 45 M
  • 0

Easy Rhubarb Jam Recipe

Pink preserves were never so pretty—or so easy—as this foolproof recipe that relies on just four ingredients and an occasional stir. No prior canning experience required.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 55

Rhubarb Crostata Recipe

Crostata loosely translates from Italian as “the easiest riff on pie you ever did make.” Which means you could—and should—toss together this lovely and simple crostata on countless casual occasions during rhubarb’s crazy short season.

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  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 2

Pork Loin Roast Recipe

This old-fashioned pork roast is just like what your grandma would put on the table for Sunday night supper. No complaints here.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 11

Sugar Cookie Recipe

Exactly like those soft, puffy, cakey frosted sugar cookies found in the bakery of your local grocery store that the kids beg you to buy—minus the scary artificial ingredients.

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  • 25 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
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