july fourth

Two classic cheeseburgers with red onion and pickles on sesame buns on a wooden serving board.

Classic Cheeseburger

What defines the quintessential classic cheeseburger? It’s quite the personal experience. Yet we’ve got a foolproof technique.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Several bars of cut s'mores brownies made with graham crust, fudgy layer and topped with marshmallow on a piece of parchment.

S’mores Brownies

This sassy and satisfying dessert lacks nothing in terms of the retro childhood classic and comes together any time you have a craving. No campfire pyrotechnics required.

  • (6)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 17
A pile of Cajun fried chicken pieces.

Cajun Fried Chicken

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun-style fried hen is memorably moist inside, superlatively crisp outside, and gosh darn perfect through and through.

  • (5)
  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 25
Big fat juicy burger with caramelized onions, melted cheese, and a toasted hard roll

Best Burger

Brisket, short ribs, and chuck. When melded in just the right proportions, as here, they turn out the most luxe made-from-scratch burger we’ve ever experienced.

  • (1)
  • 50 M
  • 1 H
  • 17
Skillet on a grill filled with eggplant caponata--chopped eggplant, onions, fennel, onions, almonds, basil

Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant, celery, fennel, zucchini, onion, tomatoes, olives, raisins, and pine nuts, oh my! Sicilian heaven in the form of a pleasingly tart side dish of sorts.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
A stack of confetti cookies.

Confetti Cookies

Cloudy with a chance of sprinkles. That’s our forecast for anyone who wishes to recreate the sugar cookies of their childhood.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 6
A lobster roll on a toasted split bun, stuffed with lobster in a creamy mayo and lemon dressing with some potato chips on the side.

Lobster Roll

A toasted bun cradling sweet-as-can-be lobster swaddled in mayo. Just like what you’ll find along the winding highways and byways of coastal Maine.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 17
A hot dog in a white bun with a squiggle of mustard on a wooden board.

The Best Hot Dog

Grilling. Boiling. Microwaving. Roasting. Campfiring. We’ve got the best ways to cook wieners right here, folks.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 20
A short glass filled with a mint mojito, muddled mint leaves, a wedge of lime, and several ice cubes.

Mexican Mojito

Inspired by its Cuban cousin, this Mexican mojito is sexy and suave thanks to a smooooooth tequila.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2