How To Make 3 Easy Coleslaw Dressings — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Some things in life are difficult: taxes, air travel over the holidays, mastering the perfect kouign amann. Coleslaw is not one of those things. Classic creamy, crunchy coleslaw is easy. Coleslaw is effortless. Coleslaw asks for nothing beyond a serving bowl and a backyard party that requires its presence.

It follows that dressing your homemade coleslaw should also be easy. Here are three different dressings — mayonnaise, buttermilk, and sour cream — that are so easy, you can make them in under a minute.

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An Afro-Asian 4th of July Menu from Bryant Terry — Holiday Menus from The Kitchn

Like most of my work, this Afro-Asian 4th of July menu has the texture of autobiography and draws heavily on the way my family eats at home. Don’t get me wrong, we don't pull out all the stops every day like we did for this menu. But on weekends, holidays, and celebrations, we invite family and friends over to cook multiple dishes and break bread together, all while talking, laughing, and dancing.

My wife and I are very excited to collaborate with The Kitchn on this menu, and we hope it inspires your 4th of July celebration — as well as other family and community gatherings throughout the summer!

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15 Make-Ahead Pitcher Cocktails to Sip All Summer — Recipes from The Kitchn

Every summer shindig needs a refreshing cocktail. And since summer is a time for kicking back and relaxing, skip the made-to-order drinks — it's time for pitcher cocktails!

From sangrias to margaritas to mojitos, here are 15 cocktails to stir and shake before your guests arrive.

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Everything You Need to Know About Growing Thyme — Herb Gardening 101

Thyme is such a big part of what summer smells like for me. Ornamental versions thrive and spread among the paving stones on my garden path, and the fragrant aroma is present with every step. Culinary versions, like French and lemon thyme, also dot my herb garden and grace my annual dried herb blend.

From classic Italian seasoning to herbs de Provence to a bouquet garni, thyme contributes a subtle, savory note that complements so many of my slow-simmered soups, stews, and roasted dishes.

It's also another perennial herb that doesn't need much extra care in order to enjoy year after year.

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What to Read This Weekend — Food News June 29 – July 5

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