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The Best Dry Rub for Steak

Take your steak to the next level with this pre-made Steak Rub! It smells so good and will make your steak taste even better. It works with any beef cuts, plus it lasts a long time!

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The Best Dry Rub for Fish and Seafood

This make-ahead spice rub for fish and seafood is great on everything from salmon and halibut to shrimp and scallops! It keeps for a LONG time, too. Try it!

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal and chocolate chips are great together. Add in some pecans and coconut and we're pretty excited. But it's the brown butter that take these cookies over the top!

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10 Best No-Bake Summer Desserts

Too hot to bake? Craving something sweet? We've got your back with these 12 fabulous no-bake desserts. From no-bake cheesecake to peanut butter-chocolate cookies, there's something for every sweet tooth!

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Grilled Cheese BLT

Finally! This Grilled Cheese BLT means you'll never have to choose between two delicious sandwiches for your lunch ever again. Have them both! Right now!

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Easy Cashew Chicken

Skip the Chinese takeout and make this Cashew Chicken at home! Marinate the chicken in peanut oil, chili powder, honey, and tamari, and then cook with onions and mushrooms.

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Pulled Pork Sandwich

Skip the jarred BBQ sauce! This pulled pork comes together easily and the homemade marinade makes the difference. Slowly cooked pork shoulder becomes fall-off-the-bone tender.

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How to Make Bacon in the Oven

Want to know the secret to perfectly crispy bacon every time? Bake it in the oven! It's easy to make and easy to clean up. (No more bacon grease splatters on the stove!)

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11 Easy Skillet Meals for Busy Weeknights

We do love a good skillet dinner. Easy, fast, and satisfying — what's not to like?! From skillet enchiladas to shrimp fajitas, here are some fresh ideas to add to the rotation.

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Skirt Steak with Avocado Chimichurri

Add a little Argentinian flair to pan-seared skirt steak with a simple avocado chimichurri sauce. The lean and beefy cut cooks in just minutes in a sizzling hot skillet. It’s a quick dinner that will take your taste buds on a South American adventure!

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How to Cook Skirt Steak

Skirt steak is a meat lover’s dream! This thin, quick-cooking cut is loaded with beefy flavor and stays tender and juicy after briefly searing in a hot pan. Learn how to cook skirt steak with finesse with these simple tips.

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Easy Breakfast Casserole

This breakfast casserole is adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand—cheese, veggies, meats—and can be assembled the night before and baked in the morning. Or eaten for dinner—your choice!

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Tomato Soup

This Classic Tomato Soup is rich with a velvety texture. It’s easy to make with canned tomatoes, and perfectly suited for all of your grilled cheese dipping needs. Better than a can of Campbell's and just about as easy!

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: September Week 1

Make the most of the late summer bounty with this back-to-school meal plan. Sweet potato waffles, curried chicken salad with mango, and corn chowder are quick, easy, and delicious weeknight meals!

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How to Cook Brown Rice

PERFECT brown rice! Slow and low is the way to go. Yes, it takes a little longer than white rice, but it’s not any harder. We have a few hacks to bump up flavor and ensure fluffy results.

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How to Make Ghee

Ghee, also known as clarified butter, has a lovely nutty flavor, lasts indefinitely, and has a high smoke point. It can also often be eaten by people who are lactose intolerant.

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: August Week 3

Too hot to cook? We've got you covered! This meal plan is full of dinner ideas that don't require an oven. Zucchini Noodle Chicken Pesto makes the most of fresh basil. Breakout the Instant Pot to whip up a batch of carnitas. Keep dinner on the light side with lettuce wraps or Panzanella salad. YUM!

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Creamed Corn

Make the most of sweet corn season by serving up this creamed corn at your next backyard BBQ. This dish also freezes beautiful and can be made with frozen corn (hello, Thanksgiving side dish!).

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Spicy Bloody Maria Cocktail

Forget a Bloody Mary—try a Bloody Maria instead! Swap tequila for the vodka, and add a little smoky chipotle in adobo for a killer brunch drink that pairs perfectly with Mexican food.

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12 Amazing Ways to Grill Chicken this Summer

Got chicken? Got a grill? Then you're halfway to making any of these twelve delicious recipes! From chicken satay to chili garlic chicken to grilled spatchcocked chicken, you enough recipes to keep you happy all summer long.

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Spicy Zucchini Soup

Here's another delicious way to use fresh zucchini: Turn it into a spicy soup with mint, cilantro, and jalapeño. Serve it hot or cold!

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Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches

Be the hero of your backyard barbecue when you bring out a tray of homemade ice cream sandwiches. Creamy vanilla ice cream layered between thin, soft chocolate brownie “cookies” is nostalgic dessert perfection.

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Zucchini Fritters

Have extra zucchini? Make zucchini fritters! With freshly grated zucchini, egg, flour, and herbs, they are easy. Serve with a garlicky lemony sour cream dipping sauce.

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Chicken Salad

This family favorite chicken salad is made with celery, bell pepper, green olives, apple, lettuce, and mayo—plus a secret ingredient that makes all the difference!

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Green Bean Salad with Lemon and Dill

Fresh green beans are a summertime staple! This vibrant green bean salad dressed in lemon and dill will have everyone reaching for seconds during weeknight dinner and asking for the recipe at backyard cookouts.

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Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella sticks in the air fryer! We figured out the secret! They are delicious, not hard at all to make, and so much better than their freezer section counterparts.

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Steak Noodle Bowls with Miso-Lime Dressing

Looking for a quick, healthy, and satisfying weeknight dinner or workday lunch? These steak noodle bowls are bursting with crunchy sugar snap peas and cucumbers then finished with a zippy miso-lime dressing. All this goodness in under 30 minutes.

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: August Week 2

Get your grill out! This meal plan is all about making the most of the great outdoors (even if it's only as far as your patio). Think juicy ribs, grilled garden pizza, rosemary-scented grilled fish, and spicy shrimp.

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Planter’s Punch Cocktail

Need a boozy pitcher cocktail for your next summer party? Planter's Punch is it. Make the mix in advance and store it in the fridge, then add rum when you're ready to serve!

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The Friday Buzz: Quick & Easy Eats from the Simply Recipes Team

Here's our roundup of all good things, good advice, good feelings. It’s the happy hour of blog posts! We did something a little different this week and are sharing quick and easy meals that The Simply Recipes Team loves and adores! 

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