Garlic & Onions

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Roasted Tomatillo Sauce — 3-Ingredient Recipes

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Add a spoonful of smoky, roasted tomatillo sauce to your plate and dinner instantly become a lot more exciting. Blended together with tangy tomatillos, poblano pepper, and a pop of garlic, this everyday sauce hits your tongue with punchy flavor that's just the right balance of sweet and smoky, with a hint of heat.

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Recipe: Crispy Chicken Thighs with Fresh Cherry Salsa — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Chicken thighs are on the menu weekly in my house. It's hard to beat their versatility and affordability. This is how I plan to eat them until fresh cherry season — aka the best season — comes to an end. The thighs are cooked in a cast iron skillet until their skin crackles and then they're topped with a quick and easy cherry salsa made with red onion, jalapeño, fresh cilantro, and a big squeeze of lime. When piled onto the chicken thighs, it's an effortless yet elegant summer meal that's as ready for casual weeknights as it is for simple dinner parties out on the back porch.

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Recipe: Tomato-Basil Chicken and Rice — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Summer needs comfort food just as much as every other season. Sure, there are those super-hot days when you can really only manage to eat a salad for dinner, but there are other days when you crave something a little more satisfying. Maybe the heat finally broke or there's a summer storm brewing — whatever the reason, it's important to have recipes on hand that fit that mood. This one is exactly that. Chicken thighs bake on a bed of rice that has been flavored with diced, in-season tomatoes for a crowd-pleasing casserole that needs nothing more than a handful of chopped fresh basil to make it taste like summer.

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Recipe: Flammekueche (Tarte Flambée) — Recipes from The Kitchn

Au revoir, Paris! Ann Mah takes us off the tourist path on a culinary tour of France's favorite regional foods.

The name translates literally to "flame cake," but flammekueche is neither a cake, nor is it on fire. Instead, it's a cross between a savory tart and a pizza, a thin sheet of unleavened dough spread generously with crème fraîche, and sprinkled with slivered onions and bacon. The result is a study of contrasts: crisp-chewy crust, tangy cream, and nuggets of salty, smoky pork.

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How To Make Easy Creamy Peanut Sauce — Saucy Summer Recipes

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My first restaurant job was at a little lunch cafe famous for its giant cookies, towering hummus sandwiches, and cold peanut noodles. This husband-and-wife-run neighborhood joint was regularly filled with young professionals slurping cold, spicy soba noodles from plastic clamshell containers. While the owners were always generous with recipes — they gave me a notebook of their cookie recipes when I left that job to attend culinary school — they would not share the secrets to their peanut sauce.

I have spent many years, and many jars of peanut butter, trying to replicate that well-loved sauce. All those trials and errors have led me to this recipe. I can definitively say the recipe here is the easiest, creamiest, most versatile peanut sauce you can make from pantry staples. There are a few surprising things you learn during the search for a really good peanut sauce, all of which I'm sharing with you now!

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Recipe: 3-Ingredient Maple-Mustard Onion Sauce — 3-Ingredient Recipes

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

If you ask me, onions spend far too much time in a supporting role, so we're changing that with a simple sauce that packs big, bold flavor. It comes together with three basic ingredients (salt, pepper, and oil are freebies) to create a flavor-packed sauce that is just the right balance of smoky, sweet, and tangy.

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