The Perfect BLT Hot Dog and More Recipes

In today's Weekly Recipe Review, magically puffy pancakes, plus a summer strawberry jam with kiwi

Check out our editors' picks for the best recipes from food sections across the country.

NY Times
You'll never make strawberry jam without kiwis and a touch of mint, ever again.

LA Times
A savory-ish cocktail made with salt-and-pepper syrup might be just what we need tonight.

SF Chronicle
Nothing says summer quite like apricot cherry pie.

Ice cream with eggs and cream might be the most commonplace, but try your hand at Indian kulfi, where milk takes on a caramelized flavor and a pinch of saffron.

Chicago Tribune
Slice and bake cookies are quick and easy desserts, but they also double as a kid-friendly afternoon activity.

Seattle Times
This might not be your grandmother's pho, but this faux pho recipe will do if you don't want to spend an entire day skimming a pot of broth.

Kitchen Daily
Here is Rocco Dispirito's recipe for Italian wedding soup (which, apparently, has nothing to do with weddings).

Portland Press Herald
Yes, seafood can go with cheese. Example A: Lobster, smoked ham, and cheese grits. We're obsessed.

Washington Post
Make this at your next cookout: BLT Hot Dogs, topped with seasoned mayo, red wine vinegar, lettuce, tomatoes, and bacon.


Wall Street Journal
Insanely elegant and every bit as delicious, a French 75 cocktail works surprisingly well as a punch.