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9 Labor Day Grill Favorites

Food52 | Posted 10.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

For most children, Labor Day is a bittersweet holiday; it is a last hurrah that signals summer's impending end. For grown-ups, however, this holiday is much more exciting. It promises a day off, a cold cocktail, and a chance to shine at the grill. Whether you're a novice griller or a seasoned professional, here are 10 fresh ideas for putting your grill to good use and throwing your most impressive backyard barbecue to date.

10 Labor Day Desserts

Food52 | Posted 10.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

What's the best part of Labor Day weekend? We say: dessert. Here are 10 desserts that will make your celebration even sweeter -- and will let you taste the last that summer has to offer.

Healthy & Vegan Labor Day Recipes

Carolyn Scott | Posted 10.30.2012 | Taste
Carolyn Scott

It's time to say goodbye to summer and hello to school, busy schedules, turning leaves and chilly weather. Let loose this weekend and have a great time, and try these light and luscious recipes for your final summer soiree.

Grill Shish Kebab Labor Day Weekend or Anytime

Laura Kumin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Taste
Laura Kumin

Food-on-a-stick is great fun to eat. Chicken grilled on a skewer, also known as chicken shish kebab, is easy to make and delicious -- a lovely summer dinner with couscous and green salad.

What Is the Greatest Innovation in the History of French Cuisine?

Quora | Posted 10.25.2012 | Home
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jonas M Luster, http://jluster.org/ Quite a few, actually. If I had to put my hand on some, here�...

5 Ways To Add Avocado To Every Meal

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 10.29.2012 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Labor Day is as good a time as any to get your avocado on. Try one of these ideas as part of your BBQ spread, or keep them in your back pocket for back to school season.

8 No-Bake Desserts

Food52 | Posted 10.22.2012 | Taste
Food52

When it comes to ice cream, we know we've got you covered. But how about other summer-friendly desserts?

The Link Between Grilled Foods and Cancer

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

t's summer and the barbecue is all fired up. You can smell it from your neighbors backyard, and you are salivating. Don't jump over the fence quite so fast. Think before you eat! The longer meat is cooked, the more dangerous it becomes.

9 New Ways To Use Summer Produce

Food52 | Posted 10.21.2012 | Taste
Food52

You're starting to resent those plump, ripe specimens at the market, on your counter. We're here to show you how to embrace them again.

Turmeric 101

Anjali Malhotra | Posted 10.21.2012 | Taste
Anjali Malhotra

Turmeric is a root from the ginger family. In its original form, it has a knobby shape similar to ginger.

Frozen Honey-Hazelnut Mousse

Nikki Gardner | Posted 10.21.2012 | Taste
Nikki Gardner

It's difficult to bring up dessert mousse without talking about the '80s. It was the darling on every dessert menu and for good cause.

9 New Ways To Use Zucchini

Food52 | Posted 10.20.2012 | Taste
Food52

Here are 9 new ways to use zucchini and summer squash, to make that gigantic pile feel exciting, inspiring, and new again.

The 9 Best Things To Do In Vietnam

Marilyn Downing Staff | Posted 10.20.2012 | Travel
Marilyn Downing Staff

A hopeful current is buzzing throughout much of the country, and it's a thrill to watch the chaos and order play out their yin and yang amidst honking horns, noodle stands, crumbling colonial remnants and high-rises. Here is my list of the nine best things to do in Vietnam.

WATCH: Chef Danielle's Almost Spicy Lamb Burgers

Posted 08.19.2012 | Black Voices

Backyard season may be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean grilling has to. This week's Soul Fusion mash up -- Chef Danielle Saunders' Almost Spic...

Presto! Pesto in 10 Minutes

Laura Kumin | Posted 10.15.2012 | Taste
Laura Kumin

I know you can whip this up in minutes because I did it one recent Sunday afternoon. After cutting the fresh basil, I set to work on the pesto, and was finished in the time it took the pasta to cook. Not bad for a last-minute lunch!

9 Unusual Ways To Cook Without An Oven

So Good | Posted 10.15.2012 | Taste
So Good

With the summer heat wave season in full effect, cooking meals the old school way can transform your once tranquil prep space into a Hell's Kitchen.

My Tangential Connections to Julia Child, Who Would Have Been 100 Today

Lea Lane | Posted 10.15.2012 | Home
Lea Lane

Julia Child would have been 100 today. That anniversary reminded me of how huge a role Julia Child played for those of us who learned to cook in the 1960s and 70s.

Bon Appétit! It's Julia Child's 100th Birthday

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.14.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

Julia was a complete original. She was who she was and always seemed to be having a great time. She never set out to change the world, educate the masses or become a best-selling author and TV star, but she accomplished all that, anyway -- with grace, humor and, of course, her signature sign-off: "Bon appétit!"

WATCH: Chef Danielle's Kale & Collard Caesar Salad

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.19.2012 | Black Voices

Chef Danielle worked her "Soul Fusion" magic into a yummy risotto jambalaya last week and while this week's creation -- a mixed kale and collard caesa...

Kitchen Ninja: A Hack For Slicing Cherry Tomatoes

Food52 | Posted 10.10.2012 | Taste
Food52

Here's a quick tip for halving handfuls of cherry tomatoes at a time, using a few things you probably have lying around your kitchen.

POLL: Are You A Good Cook?

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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Stuffed Figs with Burrata, Arugula and Wrapped in Prosciutto

Laura Klein | Posted 10.09.2012 | Home
Laura Klein

This fig recipe is simple and delicious! It doesn't require any cooking. All you need are four ingredients for this easy recipe.

What Your Style Of Eggs Say About You

Foodiggity | Posted 10.09.2012 | Home
Foodiggity

What Your Style of Eggs Say About You by Bite.ca, is a handy little infographic/personality test. Covering almost any preparation of eggs imaginable -- it will either give you a good laugh at the expense of more pretentious egg-eaters, or present some unfortunate self-realization.

Dessert Makeovers: Frozen Style

Christina George | Posted 10.08.2012 | Taste
Christina George

Baby, it's hot outside! But, baby still needs dessert, am I right?

Con-Artist Cooking: How to Fake it if You Can't Really Make It

Janice Harper | Posted 10.07.2012 | Taste
Janice Harper

There comes a time in every bad cook's life when guests arrive for dinner. And just because you don't know your way around the grocery store, much less around the kitchen, is no reason to despair.