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Looks Delicious! French Burgers with Easy French Fries

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! (French Burgers & French Fries, submitted by TK member Christina of Dessert for Two)

It’s Friday! That means we have another summer weekend almost upon us, and hopefully that weekend brings with it some grill time. If you’re looking to change up your usual burger fare, have I got the burger for you.

These French Burgers with Easy French Fries from Tasty Kitchen member Christina have been calling my name ever since I laid eyes on them. First, there’s that lemony, herby chicken. With cornichons. (I’ve never been able to get over how cute those tiny pickles are.) On a baguette. With brie. Slather a bit of mayo in there, and I’m done.

As a bonus, we also get these easy French fries, using a unique method from America’s Test Kitchen. Burgers and fries with a twist. And brie! Did I mention brie?

Thanks for sharing this, Christina! Check out her blog, Dessert for Two, for more great recipes and beautiful photography. (Oh, and if you want the printable recipe, just click on the photo above.)

Have a great weekend, everyone!

 

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Share Your Quick and Easy Summer Snacks!

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (Quick and Easy Summer Snacks)

These days, we’re all about the quick and easy: shirts that don’t need ironing, little robots that clean the floor (not that quick but definitely easy), dishes that clean themselves and walk themselves to the cupboards (quick and easy, just not reality yet). There’s no other season I truly appreciate quick and easy like summer. See, summer is when we have a constant parade of house guests, lovely friends and family who are in full-on vacation mode. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that full-on vacation mode means regular snack breaks.

I’m guessing summer snacking is big in many households too, so today’s Kitchen Talk topic will hopefully help us all. Tell us:

Do you have any favorite quick and easy (and healthy!) snack ideas?

My usual go-to is hummus, with these homemade almond crackers. A friend of mine dips baby gherkins (the sweet kind) in hummus, and that’s addictive too! Sometimes, when I’m in the mood for something cold and creamy, I’ll have a bowl of Greek yogurt (2% please) and drizzle some maple syrup over it. I also love the No-Bake Granola Bars in the photo above, as featured here in the Tasty Kitchen Blog.

How about you? Share your tips for easy, healthy summer snacks, and if you have a recipe link, feel free to include that too!

 

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Looks Delicious! No Churn Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! (No Churn Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple)

July is ice cream month, so we can’t begin to entertain thoughts of August without featuring an ice cream recipe. As an added bonus, it has cheesecake in it, so that’s two desserts in one. Score!

This No Churn Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream from our lovely friend Anita is a special treat indeed. It’s simple to make, and there’s no custard to cook. You don’t even have to worry if you don’t have an ice cream machine, or if you’re like me and have stored your ice cream bowl somewhere in the basement and never remember to stick it in the freezer the day before. The cream cheese and condensed milk give it nice body and substance, so the ice cream stays smooth without the churning.

You can click on the photo above to get the printable recipe. Thanks for sharing this, Anita! Make sure you check out her TK recipe box, which is full of all kinds of creations both savory and sweet from her blog Hungry Couple. Oh, and did you know she has a cocktail blog as well? She’s all kinds of amazing.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

 

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Let’s Talk Zucchini!

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (Zucchini)

These days, when I walk into my local vegetable market, the bin holding zucchini is just a sea of deep green freshness. Sometimes, in the winter, you’ll see some sad-looking specimens. But not in the summer. I have a hard time resisting them, even though I usually still have a small supply at home. I can’t help it—fresh vegetables are my weakness. Especially since I’ve given up trying to grow anything in my backyard. (The deer and groundhogs won that battle.)

Whether you are fortunate enough to have zucchini plants in your garden, or like me, want to bring home way too much zucchini every time you head to the market, there’s no denying it: there’s zucchini everywhere. So let’s put that abundance to good use, shall we? Tell us:

What’s your favorite way to use zucchini?

I love grilled vegetables, like Ree’s Grilled Zucchini with Lemon Salt that you see in the photo above. Zucchini bread is another favorite, and I’ll sometimes add shredded zucchini to other baking recipes because I’m sneaky like that. As a bonus, the zucchini makes the end product moist, so I think that’s a win-win!

How about you? Do you have any favorite ways to use zucchini? Share your ideas with us below! And, as always, if you have a recipe link, share away!

 

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5 Years and a Blendtec Giveaway (Winner Announced!)

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Hi friends! We're celebrating a special day today, the fifth anniversary of Tasty Kitchen! Five years of delicious recipes and fabulous community. We want to say thanks to you for being a part of Tasty Kitchen, so we're having a week of giveaways---5 years, 5 days of fun loot. Here we go!

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Looks Delicious! Philly Steak Grilled Cheese

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Plain grilled cheese is incredible on its own. A Philly cheesesteak? Sublime. But when you put the two together and then throw in sautéed onions, peppers, and mushrooms, then you're just showing off. Wrap it up in foil and throw it on a grid over fire? Now you're flirting with sandwich greatness.

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Homemade Ice Cream Tips and Tricks

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Homemade ice cream presents a few challenges, like unwanted ice crystals or mixtures that refuse to freeze properly---or at all. Ice cream making can be a tricky science, but armed with the right tools, techniques, and pointers, anyone can do it and be rewarded with a creamy concoction that'll make both Ben and Jerry proud. So let's talk about this here ice cream…

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Looks Delicious! Queso Fundido con Chorizo a la Tequila

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Queso Fundido con Chorizo a la Tequila The title says it all. Cheese. Chorizo. Tequila. Then everything is flambéed so your guests will be just as wowed by the fire display inside your kitchen. I can't think of anything more perfect right now. Thanks for…