How To Make Halfway Cookie Bars — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Chewy cookie on the bottom, marshmallow-like meringue on top, and a rich layer of chocolate sandwiched in between — these "halfway" cookie bars have got to be one of the best inventions ever!

The basic recipe has been around for decades; I often come across it in old church and community cookbooks. The only problem is that some of the instructions are unclear or have gotten scrambled over the years, and that makes it rather hard to follow along. An updated version is definitely in order!

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Recipe: Crab Cakes with Easy Rémoulade — Recipes from The Kitchn

When I was in college, I took a spring break scuba-diving trip off the coast of St. Eustatius, a tiny little island a hop-skip-and-jump away from the better-known St. Martin. It was a carefree week of exploring long-lost shipwrecks, sipping on homemade piña coladas, and nursing a serious sunburn.

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Recipe: Sweet Corn and Tomato Salad — Side Dish Recipes from The Kitchn

There aren't many summer dishes as pure as a sweet corn and tomato salad. It's summer eating at its more blissful: sweet and crunchy, juicy and tangy. And so easy too!

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25 Days of Glorious Vegetables from The Vegetable Butcher — The Vegetable Butcher

Who do you call when you have a vegetable question? The Vegetable Butcher, that's who! Cara Mangini was our guest this month, lovingly featuring 20 of her favorite vegetables, with fresh ways to slice, dice, and cook them in the kitchen, and surprising new ideas to honor them at the table. From radishes to fennel, and turnips to garlic, turn to the Butcher for your vegetable needs and wants. In case you missed any of her pieces, here's a look back. Bookmark the collection page for reference later, and don't forget to visit Cara online at Little Eater or Instagram.

  1. 1. Introducing The Vegetable Butcher
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  2. 2. The Vegetable Butcher Wants to Guide You to Your Radish Soul Mate
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  3. 3. Cauliflower Hummus Is the Dip You Need in Your Life
    The Vegetable Butcher
  4. 4. The Vegetable Butcher Answers the Most Important Asparagus Question
    The Vegetable Butcher
  5. 5. 7 Reasons Celery Leaves Deserve Far More Attention
    The Vegetable Butcher
  6. 6. The Vegetable Butcher Explains Why You Should Always Wash Your Produce
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  7. 7. Jicama Is Probably the Most Exciting Vegetable You're Not Eating
    The Vegetable Butcher
  8. 8. Sorrel Is the Lemon of the Vegetable World
    The Vegetable Butcher
  9. 9. The Vegetable Butcher Really Wants You to Give Fennel a Chance
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  10. 10. The Vegetable Butcher's Favorite Way to Eat Leeks All by Themselves
    The Vegetable Butcher
  11. 11. Are You Eating the Best Part of Broccoli?
    The Vegetable Butcher
  12. 12. A Better Way to Get Your Beet On
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  13. 13. 10 Tips to Give Your Vegetables a Long and Happy Shelf Life
    The Vegetable Butcher
  14. 14. The Vegetable Butcher's Top 10 Ways to Make Cooked Carrots Irresistible
    The Vegetable Butcher
  15. 15. 3 Reasons to Drop That Lettuce and Meet Escarole
    The Vegetable Butcher
  16. 16. The Vegetable Butcher Shows You How to Break Down Romanesco
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  17. 17. The Vegetable Butcher Explains Why Swiss Chard Is the Sweetest and Sexiest of the Greens
    The Vegetable Butcher
  18. 18. The Vegetable Butcher Banishes Your Fear of Celery Root
    The Vegetable Butcher
  19. 19. The Vegetable Butcher's Favorite Tool for Ribbons and Noodles
    The Vegetable Butcher
  20. 20. The Vegetable Butcher Offers You 10 Ways to Make Zucchini a Main Dish
    The Vegetable Butcher
  21. 21. What to Do with the Smallest, Most Beautiful Eggplants of All
    The Vegetable Butcher
  22. 22. If You Hate Turnips, Sweet Baby Turnips May Surprise You
    The Vegetable Butcher
  23. 23. Your Cast Iron Pan Is Begging for Shishito Peppers
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  24. 24. Garlic Confit Is the Magic Secret to Loving Any Vegetable
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  25. 25. 15 Vegetables to Instantly Improve Your Vegetable Platter
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Dessert Recipe: No-Bake Peach Tarts with Ginger and Coconut (Gluten-Free & Vegan) — Dessert Recipes from The Kitchn

You could make these no-bake peach tarts because you can't bear to turn on the oven on a hot summer day. You could make them because you're gluten-free or raw or vegan or paleo or whathaveyou. Or you could make them because the combination of ripe peaches, ginger, and coconut is simply irresistible.

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Summer Recipe: Grilled Cherry Tomato, Corn, and Goat Cheese Pizza — Recipes from The Kitchn

Pizza on the grill is my number-one way to entertain outdoors. Just ask any of my friends and neighbors, and they'll tell you there is always a fresh pie on the grates. I love creating new flavors using up the last of my farmers market finds, and cherry tomato, corn, and goat cheese pizza is one of the best. This grilled pizza showcases some of my favorite summer ingredients, and the glorious taste of that summer goodness will please your dinner guests completely.

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