How To Make Garlic Aioli: The Easiest, Simplest Method — Saucy Summer Recipes

If there was ever a strong case for making your mayonnaise at home, aioli is it. The key to making the best version at home is tempering the robust flavors of the garlic with a gentle hand. The resulting sauce is a knock-out, full of flavor and ideal for elevating frozen french fries, roasted vegetables, or even poached fish. Aioli is best in small batches, so it's great for learning the principals of emulsions without wasting time or ingredients. In this cooking lesson, we'll walk you through making aioli step by step for the most gorgeous garlic mayonnaise you'll ever taste.


How To Make Socca: A Naturally Gluten-Free Chickpea Flatbread — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Socca is a popular street food in Nice, France, and is often enjoyed as an appetizer with a glass of crisp rosé. In our own kitchens, this classic dish can be a go-to, any-time-of-day recipe. Learn how to make it by heart and it might just be one of those recipes that comes close to changing your life.


Next Week’s Meal Plan: 5 Simple Dishes for a Week of Easy Cooking — Next Week’s Meal Plan

This week I'm traveling to New York for a photo shoot with the Kitchn team and my husband is in charge of feeding the kids. My husband is a great cook, even though he doesn't do it regularly, but he isn't very confident in the kitchen so he chooses simple, easy dishes plus a few things I won't normally cook that he and the kids love.

Here's what our family's meal plan looks like when my husband is in charge of dinner for the week.


Recipe: Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt Cups — On-the-Go Breakfast Recipes

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Yogurt cups are one of my favorite on-the-go breakfasts or fuss-free lunches. They're convenient, easy to grab, and yummy. But they are often too sweet for me, and so I wondered why I was settling for the flavors at the grocery store. Why not make my own?


The 5 Recipes That Made Me Love Zucchini — Tips from The Kitchn

Confession: I don't really like zucchini. It's not that I don't like how it tastes; it's more that I just find it pretty boring. Each and every summer I try hard to embrace it, picking up plenty when it hits the farmers market, but then, once I'm home, I get distracted by the juicy tomatoes and sweet corn I also bought, leaving the zucchini to sit sadly in the crisper drawer until I have to face it before it goes bad.

Poor zucchini — I've treated it so unfairly for so many years. Really, it's not a bad vegetable; it just needs a little more TLC than others to make it awesome.


10 Ways to Keep Those Outdoor Bugs Away — Reader Intelligence Report

I've lived in the Northeast for more than 10 years now and somehow every summer I forget about bugs. As the days become longer I get excited about grilling, ice cream, and shorts. (Ignorance is bliss!) But then one night I'll be on someone's rooftop about to open a beer and I'll be painfully reminded of blood-thirsty mosquitoes, or that bee that just won't seem to move away from the guacamole. What are you supposed to do? Stay inside? Buy a house with a screened-in porch? Neither!

Our readers shared their best advice for dealing with bugs when they're outside this summer. From purchasing special clothing to clipping dryer sheets to your shorts, there are a whole slew of ideas you need to try.


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