A basket containing two Baja-style tempura fish tacos and some pickled vegetables, with a bottle of Pacifico on the side.

Baja-Style Tempura Fish Tacos

Relax with these crunchy-tender fish tacos filled with a kicky cabbage slaw and sweet-tart mango-banana salsa. Think flip-flops and a beer—all year long.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
An enamel-coated pot filled with strawberry jam and a spoon resting on top.

Strawberry Jam

This quick refrigerator jam doesn’t require canning and processing and preserving. It just requires strawberries, sugar, a pot, and a fridge.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 11
Chops from a spice-glazed grilled pork loin on a cutting board with a glass of stout.

Grilled Pork Loin

No more helplessly watching as the pork chops you toss on the grill toughen into leathery dryness. Not with this clever trick that cooks a whole pork loin and slices it into chops AFTER grilling to retain its juiciness.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 15 H, 30 M
  • 21
A bucket of maple syrup in the snow with streaks of maple syrup snow nearby

Maple Syrup Snow

Indulge your inner Laura Ingalls Wilder with this charming caramel-like candy made by drizzling maple syrup onto fresh snow. Its provenance may be outdated but its appeal transcends time.

  • (1)
  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 40
Several slices of homemade corned beef in a sandwich on a wooden table.

Homemade Corned Beef

Homemade corned beef is crazy easy to make. And it’s not just for St. Patrick’s Day. Although that holiday simply isn’t the same without it.

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  • 30 M
  • 5 D, 3 H
  • 240
A tangle of Japanese cucumber salad, made with cucumbers, mint, cilantro, and an rice vinegar dressing.

Japanese Cucumber Salad

Simple. Surprising. Spunky. Just what we look for in a summer salad. Just what we found in this jumble of cucumbers, vinegar, and ginger.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 8
Small white ramekin filled with coleslaw with maple syrup

Coleslaw with Maple Syrup

A touch of maple syrup infuses traditional coleslaw with a unique, unexpected sweetness. Try this slaw with pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, or barbecue.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 7
Oval pan with cumin-scented carrots sprinkled with chopped chives, orange zest, and pepper

Cumin-Scented Carrots

This goes-with-anything veggie side relies on pantry staples, comes together in 10 minutes, makes minimal cleanup, and may just lower your husband’s cholesterol. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Fried chicken in a vinaigrette sauce on a paper bag, chopsticks nearby

Momofuku’s Fried Chicken

This flour-free fried bird is contrary to everything we know about fried chicken. Or think we know. That’s exactly what makes it so darn genius.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 16