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Seasonal Recipe: Make Our Quick Lemon-Basil Pesto

June 5, 2021

Grab some fragrant fresh basil at the store or farmers market, or pick some from your garden, for this zippy summer recipe.

This simple no-cook sauce is great on pasta or pizza. Try it on fish or chicken, or mix some into mayonnaise for a flavor-packed sandwich spread.

If you have leftover pesto, freeze it in an ice cube tray for future use.

Lemon-Basil Pesto:

1 cup packed fresh basil ...

Cool Drinks to Crave on Hot Summer Days

Now that the unofficial start of summer is here, get ready to cool off with these refreshing cold drinks:

Pineapple Mint Water: Float a few slices of pineapple and a handful of mint in a pitcher of water. Let stand in fridge at least an hour before serving.

Cold Brew Iced Coffee: Insanely easy and more flavorful than pouring hot coffee over ice. Watch how to make it with no special ...

6 Tasty Ideas for Your Next Backyard Party

As the weather turns warmer and more people become comfortable getting together, it’s a great time to plan an outdoor party.

Here are six ideas for your next gathering, with tasty suggestions for what to serve:

Movie Night: Set up the projector, place out some comfy seating and have individual boxes of movie candy ready. For something fancy, put out bowls of truffled popcorn: ...

In Season Now: What’s That Weird Vegetable? It’s Kohlrabi!

NEW JERSEY — It’s Kohlrabi season in the Garden State, and if you don’t know what that means, well, you’re not alone.

The bulbous, cruciferous vegetable isn’t the state’s best-known crop, but once you’ve added it to your repertoire, you’ll be glad you did.

Kohlrabi comes in two colors — green and purple. Its crunchy flesh can taste like ...

10 No-Fuss Cocktails to Make at Home with 3 Ingredients or Less

A tropical drink with three types of rum, two kinds of freshly squeezed juice and a garnish that resembles a fruit salad? That’s great if a bartender is making it for us.

When it comes to a cocktail in the comfort of our own home, sometimes we just want something simple. Something that doesn’t require washing out the blender when we’re done.

With that in mind, here are 10 ...

10 New Ways to Love Asparagus This Spring

NEW JERSEY — Spring is here, and that means tender spears of asparagus are on the table.

Whether your stalks are thick or thin, it’s the method that you use to cook this vegetable that affects the way it tastes. Steam it in the microwave or on the stove and you’ll get a “green,” grassy flavor. Grill or roast it and you’ll get a more nutty, sweet ...

10 Easy Tricks for Making the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

For a quick and easy lunch or weeknight dinner, grilled cheese has it all — easy, cheesy, gooey comfort food at its finest. Press it in a sandwich press or indoor grill, toast it in a hot pan or pop it into the oven and it’s ready in minutes.

But don’t stop there. Level up your sandwich-making game with these tips for making the best grilled cheese ever:


NJ Cookbook Author Shares Her Favorite Hamantaschen Cookie Recipe for Purim

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish festival of Purim is almost here, which means it’s time for hamantaschen! 

The traditional triangle-shaped cookies have a reputation of being a little dry, but Shannon Sarna, cookbook author and editor of The Nosher, swears by the recipe below.

The South Orange mom of three said her children love getting creative while helping ...

5 Ways to Brighten Your Winter Cooking with Meyer Lemons

What’s that over there in the citrus section of the supermarket? Rounder than a lemon, lighter in color than an orange — it’s a Meyer lemon!

Meyer lemons are sweeter than ordinary lemons, with a rich, spicy fragrance. The citrus fruit is available this time of year and definitely worth picking up.

The juice of a Meyer lemon is less acidic than an ordinary lemon, ...