Fish Tacos

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These Baja-style tacos are a food truck staple across the country. View recipe here.
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Southern Fried Chicken

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Not that you're ever tempted by KFC ... but just in case you are, put this homemade version on your bucket list. View recipe here.


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Bacon Cheeseburger

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Who needs drive-through when great burgers happen right in your own backyard? Add sweet potato fries for a complete package. View recipe here.
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Pad See Ew

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Thai noodles are one of the author's favorite dishes in NYC, but this version cuts the standard grease. View recipe here.
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Homemade "Doughnuts"

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Skip the trip to Dunkin' Donuts and serve these beignets as soon as possible—they're best when piping hot. View recipe here.
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Crispy Shrimp Stir-Fry

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Pass the chopsticks: a spicy, ginger-garlic-flavored dish to leave everyone at your table asking for more. It's even gluten-free. View recipe here.
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Pizza Patate

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This recipe will make you never want to look at another pizza box. Adapted from a Gourmet version based on Jim Lahey's recipe, it features potato slices that practically melt into the crust. View recipe here.


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Fried Rice

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Fresh and colorful asparagus and peas contrast nicely with the chewy rice in this recipe. View recipe here.
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Baked Ziti

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Making this homemade baked ziti—part of the author's family recipe collection—is almost as easy as picking up an order. View recipe here.
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Lamb Kebabs With Chutney and Chaat

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Do "Indian in" with this main course, served over basmati rice. View recipe here.
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Iced Coffee

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Dropping your life savings at Starbucks every afternoon? Follow Jerry Baldwin's advice and be your own barista. View technique here.


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Caramel Ice Cream

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Trade the ice cream truck for an adventure in the old-fashioned kind. This salted caramel flavor is a simple and elegant place to start. View recipe here.
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