As we near the end of summer, it’s time to make the most of those vacations and summer Fridays to learn new skills, maybe do some remodeling, or cook a dish you’ve always wanted to cook. Our Pinterest users have been busy filling up their grub boards with the most mouthwatering recipes in our arsenal. From frozen desserts to zesty dipping sauces and Asian noodle dishes, here are our the recipes that our Pinterest followers have loved this August.
A garlic-enriched béchamel renders these parsley-flecked potatoes creamy and decadent. Get the recipe for Julia Child’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes »
Mojo is packed with garlic, and the simple addition of citrus and oil makes it a diverse sauce good for marinating or dipping. Serve it with a roast of pernil. Get the recipe for Mojo Sauce »
Traditional cardamom-scented Indian rice pudding owes its particular richness to the inclusion of whole milk, which has been reduced by half during the cooking process to produce a thick, creamy base. Get the recipe for Indian Rice Pudding »
In Armenian and nearby Middle Eastern cuisines, dolma refers to a family of stuffed vegetable dishes, most often wrapped in grape or cabbage leaves. You can use this same meat-and-rice filling—and a similar steaming technique—to hollow out and stuff zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, or peppers. Dolmas taste best warm, and leftovers can be resteamed one or more times as desired. Get the recipe for Armenian Stuffed Cabbage »
This dessert—a fudgy, frozen or semifrozen chocolate mousse that’s sometimes coated in ganache, then sliced—likely came from the 17th or 18th century, when royal pastry chefs lived large. I like to crumble in Speculoos cookies, like Biscoff brand, before freezing, to add crunch and pretty golden flecks, but anything that works with chocolate—from candied ginger to rum-soaked raisins—is fair game. It’s at its best when semifrozen or thawed but still chilly. Get the recipe for Frozen Chocolate Mousse (Marquise au Chocolat) »
Some say that the patty melt—a griddled sandwich of ground beef, caramelized onions, cheese, and rye bread—isn’t technically a burger, because it has no bun. We love it just the same. Get the recipe for Patty Melt»
In Japan, China, and many other Asian countries, tradition calls for eating long noodles, which signify longevity, on New Year’s Day. This ginger scallion sauce from NYC restaurant Momofuku is the perfect bright and spicy condiment for a bowl of lucky noodles. Get the recipe for Momofuku Ginger Scallion Noodles »