Baby back ribs are a summertime classic, but standing around a grill or smoker on a hot day can be a pain. In this episode of The Easiest Way, Christine Gallary of the CHOW Test Kitchen shares a simpler method for making ribs using our easy Vinegar and Spice Oven-Baked Ribs recipe.
Two spice rack staples—cinnamon and nutmeg—give this chicken a wonderful depth of flavor, and fresh tomatoes, lemons, and herbs add zest. Buy bone-in chicken breasts that are about the same size so that they cook evenly.
Juicy summer tomatoes are the stars of this main dish salad—they’re even used in the tangy vinaigrette. Toss two kinds with whole-grain croutons, other veggies, and chicken for a hearty take on panzanella.
Whether added to snickerdoodle cookies to make them wonderfully soft, to whipped egg whites to make them stable, or to simple syrup to prevent sugar crystals from forming, cream of tartar is an all-around good thing to have on hand.