5 Freezer Marinades for Chicken or Pork — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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While marinades are brilliant at turning cuts of meat that can often dry out when cooked into flavorful, moist meals, it's easy to forget to plan ahead and get that meat into a marinade well before you're ready to cook it. Enter: the freezer marinade, when you bring that meat home from the grocery store toss it in a marinade first and freeze it right in it. It will absorb the marinade whenever you decide to thaw it, and then all you have to do is bake, sauté, or grill it. This is a weeknight dinner game-changer.


We Asked Some of America’s Most Obsessed Tailgaters for Their Favorite Supplies — Here Are Their Picks — Shopping

Your favorite football team could already be off to a terrible start, but your ability to dominate the parking lot should never falter. No matter what's happening on the field, you've gotta be able to bring the heat (and the burgers, and the beers, and all the other necessary supplies).

To help you, we tapped six tailgating fanatics — they've been to more than 657 games combined! — for their must-have parking-lot cooking essentials. Here's what they say you need.


Why Grilling Outdoors Makes Me Feel Like a Kid in Morocco Again — Best of Summer

There's something festive, transfixing, and special about cooking around an open fire. It's a ritual as old as humanity that transcends time and place, and immediately bridges everything I miss and love from my past with everything wonderful about my present. When we fire up our grill on our small stone patio in Brooklyn this summer, surrounded by high wooden fences and climbing ivy, I'm instantly transported back to my happy place: My perfectly spiced childhood in North Africa, the freedom and fun of that distant time, and the mouthwatering grilled food that so often fueled my days and nights.


25 Awesome Main Dishes for a Crowd-Pleasing BBQ — Recipes from The Kitchn

Here's my secret to being a backyard BBQ baller: I keep my sides, drinks, and desserts simple, but serve up the biggest, most impressive main dishes I can muster. Ribs, whole artichokes, or even a big ol' turkey are sure to wow your guests.

From teriyaki pork tenderloin and dill pickle chicken, to cauliflower steaks and short ribs, here are 25 impressive mains for your next BBQ that will feed a crowd and then some.


An Honest Review of 3 Meal Kit Recipes for the Grill — Shopping

Looking to ease the dinnertime dilemma with a meal kit sent right to your door? You're in luck, because you've now got more than a dozen companies to choose from — and counting. Deciding which one to choose is the hard part. They've all got the packaging and delivery down pat, but it's what's inside the box that counts. The big question is: Do the contents satisfy your cravings or leave you wishing you had ordered takeout? That's why each month we'll put a few meal kit services through their paces in order to see which ones deliver more than just efficiency.

You've waited all year to dust off your grill and take your cooking outdoors, so your meal kits need to come along for the ride. The trouble is, not every service offers recipes fit for flames. In fact, most don't. Of course, not everyone has a grill, which is why grilling recipes in meal kits seem to be few and far between. But then again, a grill pan and a hot stove is a perfectly good alternative, as two of the recipes we tested this week made sure to note. These three companies understand that when summertime comes around, we need to take it outside. Here's how their recipes turned out.


15 Easy Weeknight Grilling Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

Your grill doesn't want to sit lonely Monday through Friday just waiting for the weekend. Grilling on a weeknight can be fast and fun, plus it keeps you from heating up the house in these dog days of summer.

Here are 15 of our favorite weeknight grilling recipes — from quick veggie burgers to easy grilled chicken — for making the most of outdoor cooking before summer ends.


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