31 Side Dishes That Go Great with Grilled Steak — Recipes from The Kitchn

For a special summer dinner or just a random Wednesday night, there’s nothing better than steaks on the grill. But while your beef might be the main attraction, you can’t live on steak alone. With that in mind, we have plenty of ideas for delicious summer sides that will complement that perfectly browned and charred T-bone, rib-eye, or Porterhouse.

You can give the classic potato side a salt-and-vinegar update, or add a cool, crunchy slaw to keep things light.


Yogurt Is the Key to Perfect Grilled Chicken — Delicious Links

Kitchn’s Delicious Links column highlights recipes we’re excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.

What are you grilling on Monday? If your answer is just burgers and hotdogs, may I suggest these chicken kebabs? No, this is not the dry, bland chicken you might’ve had at cookouts before — this chicken is moist and flavorful, thanks to one special ingredient.


This Is the Most Popular Potato Salad Recipe on Pinterest — On Trend

As we head into grilling, potluck, and picnic season, it’s time to dust off all those tried-and-true recipes you’ve been missing for the last eight months or so. You need your burgers, your hot dogs, your pasta salads, your grilled pizza, and, of course, a killer potato salad.

The potato salad I grew up with was heavy on the potato and mayonnaise. It was delicious, but maybe not the healthiest of options. It’s also a little bit of a bummer because there are so many delicious in-season vegetables that don’t usually make it into this summer staple.

Well, Pinterest has some news for you. The most popular potato salad on the platform is chock-full of delicious summer vegetables and you need to try it ASAP.


Next Week’s Meal Plan: 5 Dinners from Grilled Leftovers — Next Week’s Meal Plan

Here’s how I’m planning to make the most of my long weekend: Instead of spending a bunch of time cooking next week, I’m going to do major meal prep on the grill on Sunday evening. Admittedly, I’m a much better meal planner than I am a meal prepper, so for the short Tuesday through Friday week that follows Memorial Day weekend, I’m going to need all the dinner help I can get.

For this special Memorial Day meal plan I’m including Sunday’s dinner in the mix and showing you how you can use the grill (and leftovers from it) for meal prep to last a week.


How To Make Better Classic Tuna Macaroni Salad — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

What we’ve got here is an updated take on a classic pasta salad that still leaves you eating something that feels familiar. There are no random peas, no cloying mayonnaise dressing. In this take, tuna and macaroni still make up the base but they pal around with celery, peppers, and red onions, and the whole thing gets a tangy, peppery yogurt dressing.

There are a few secrets to making a tuna macaroni salad this good: a trick for flavoring the vegetables, a quick tip for rapidly cooling the pasta, and a perfect ratio for a mayo-yogurt dressing that is anything but gloppy.

We’re updating things a bit, but as far were concerned this is still pretty classic — old-fashioned, even! And it’s still a tuna macaroni salad that your grandma would be proud of.


7 Big-Batch Mocktails for Your Next Gathering — Recipes from The Kitchn

While it may be important to serve plenty of wine or beer at your next party, it’s equally as important to serve a great non-alcoholic drink. That doesn’t just mean serving water, either. For those who might not be imbibing, it’s really nice to have something to sip on that’s just as festive as the spiked selection.

These seven recipes are fruity, fun, and most definitely fit for any kind of celebration.


The Worst Thing You Can Reach for When Packing Up Dishes — Organizing Tips from Kitchn

The other week, we ran a post with instructions detailing how to pack up dishes and glassware for a move. To do it, we teamed up with Lior Rachmany, the CEO and founder of Brooklyn-based Dumbo Moving + Storage. He’s moved more than 6,000 apartments throughout his career, so he had a ton of smart tips and points.

One really stuck with us more than the others, though. Turns out, there’s one thing people reach for again and again when packing up their dishes — but they really shouldn’t.

Any guesses as to what it is?


‘An Amazing Ride,’ Carla Hall Reacts to The Chew Getting Canceled After Seven Seasons — Food TV

Sad news: ABC confirmed yesterday that after seven seasons, The Chew has been canceled.

The Chew was groundbreaking when it debuted seven years ago as a food show that’s also a talk show, but it really worked, thanks in large part to the banter between hosts Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, and Michael Symon. They have an amazing rapport, and the set just looked like so much fun. It was impossible to watch The Chew without thinking, “I want to hang out too!” (Mario Batali was a co-host too, but he was fired in December and is currently the subject of a criminal investigation, according to NBC.)