Weekend Cookout: Mexican Burgers

Weekend Cookout: Mexican Burgers

The patties are infused with intense seasonings and topped with layers of condiments—creamy guacamole, spicy salsa and flavored mayonnaise. The guacamole should be made right before serving, but the salsa and flavored mayonnaise can be made up to 8 hours ahead.

Fudgy Coconut Cookies

Fudgy Coconut Cookies

The Mounds candy bar was the inspiration for these moist, fudgy cookies.

Taco Tuesday: Garlic Shrimp and Avocado

Taco Tuesday: Garlic Shrimp and Avocado

The guacamole that accompanies these tacos has a healthy spin: cucumbers and cilantro are blended with mashed avocados, increasing the amount of guac (so you can use less avocado) and adding flavor without contributing more fat.

Cumin Pork in Mojo Sauce

Cumin Pork in Mojo Sauce

Mojo, a garlic-citrus sauce popular in the Caribbean, nicely contrasts with cumin-crusted pork chops. For best flavor, use fresh garlic in the sauce rather than packaged. Serve with a side dish of sautéed corn and red peppers, and flour tortillas to sop up the delicious remnants.

Coriander Grilled Chicken with Cilantro-Lime

Coriander Grilled Chicken with Cilantro-Lime

Brining is a hands-off way to inject loads of flavor into chicken destined for the grill. This one's infused with an addictive combo of coriander, cumin, lime and cilantro. A final slather of cilantro-lime butter over the finished chicken complements it beautifully.