Fluffy, tender buttermilk biscuits doused in velvety, peppery cream gravy with plenty of sausage mixed in -- what could be better for breakfast? (Or lunch, or dinner?) No need to be intimidated by making biscuits, either; just be sure to keep all your ingredients cold, and be gentle when patting out the dough.
Smoky-Sweet BBQ Beef Short Ribs
Beef ribs can stand up to strong flavors. Here, a spicy-sweet rub with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic, and brown sugar coats the meat, which is roasted to tenderness. Finishing on the grill with a smoky chipotle barbecue sauce ensures the meat gets a nice char and the sauce lacquers.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy