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Blistered Edamame brings the heat with dried chiles de arbol and crushed red pepper flakes.EVE EDELHEIT | Times

Five ideas for cooking with edamame

New #CookClub recipe: Grilled Pork Chops With Honey Carots

The Fourth of July is the perfect time to break out the grill and try a new recipe. This one is simple but delicious.

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    Snowflakes, fingerprints, grilled pizzas: No two are ever the same. • If you can embrace the imperfect outcomes and improvisational spirit, grilling pizzas can be a lot of fun. You start with the same essentials you'd use for oven-made pizza — dough, sauce, toppings — but cook the pizza directly …

    When the crust goes on the grill, the heat should be medium. Have a spray bottle handy in case you need to tame any flames.
  2. In Our Kitchen: Blistered Shishito Peppers With Sesame recipe


    Hot dogs, check. Icy beer, check. Pie, check. Burgers, potato salad, corn. Check. Check. Check.

    It’s easy to make the crowd-pleasing Blistered Shishito Peppers With Sesame.
  3. #CookHack: Tips for getting your charcoal grill started


    If you have a charcoal grill but you don't have a chimney starter — a metal cylinder that is used to light the charcoal — it's worth getting your hands on one. But if you need to light a fire on the grill without it, here's a tip for doing it in a pinch. Crumple up about 10 pieces of newspaper and place them …

  4. Recipes for unexpected grilled sides: avocado, peach panzanella, fruit kebabs


    Add some sparkle to your traditional barbecue fare this Fourth of July with unexpected grillables.

    Grilled Watermelon Caprese is a refreshing summer dish.
  5. Ray Lampe, a.k.a. Dr. BBQ, offers grilling advice on rubs, marinades and brining



    Barbecue titans quake when they see him. He's buds with Guy Fieri, but also helped pal Justin Timberlake with his Southern Hospitality in New York. And he's routinely seen as a judge on shows like Chopped, World Food Championships and American Grilled.

    Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe of St. Petersburg has written the book on barbecue, or rather several of them. He has been on the barbecue circuit, grilling professionally, for more than two decades.
  6. Wines to pair with grilled chicken, seafood and red meats

    Bars & Spirits

    You've got the fancy grill tongs, the special mesquite wood chips and the space-age meat thermometer, everything you need to get serious at the barbecue. But now you're thirsty. Parched, in fact. What to quaff with grillables is tricky, but Tampa's Cru Cellars sommelier and general manager William Lucius has you …

  7. #CookClub: Grilled Pork Chops With Grilled Honey Carrots for Fourth of July


    A couple of weeks ago, our cover story told you how to make the perfect burger, tips that will surely come in handy this Fourth of July weekend. And for this week's #CookClub recipe, I've chosen another grilling standby: pork chops. They come together so easily, I'm wondering why I don't make them more …

    Give the burgers a rest and try Grilled Pork Chops With Grilled Honey Carrots.
  8. Chocolate Spinach Smoothie: A quick way to get veggies, fruit


    Smoothies are a refreshing way to get your summer fruits and camouflage vegetables for children and those who won't even look at a slice of tomato. But many recipes are high glycemic, eliciting the same elevated sugar responses you might experience after eating a candy bar.

    Special to the Times Get your veggies and fruit with a Chocolate Spinach Smoothie.
  9. You Asked For It: Starbucks Lemon Pound Cake Copycat recipe


    I would love a copycat recipe for Starbucks lemon pound cake. Does anyone have one?

    Karen Zimner, Bradenton

    Follow the Starbucks Lemon Pound Cake Copycat Recipe for a dessert that tastes a lot like the original.
  10. Enjoy snacks, dinner at a binge-watch party with 'Gilmore Girls'


    It has been 15 years since Gilmore Girls first aired on TV, but it's clear the Girls are still a part of pop culture. Earlier this month, thousands of fans flocked to a Gilmore panel at the ATX Television Festival in Texas, where many of the show's cast members gathered for a reunion, and once again …

    It’s time to party with Lorelai (Lauren Graham), left, and Rory (Alexis Bledel).