Apricot Cake

Apricot Cornmeal Cakes

Make the most of summer stone fruit. Apricot Cornmeal Cakes, made with cornmeal cake batter, is a luxurious yet homey treat for any occasion.

Kung Pao Chicken Skewers

Kung Pao Chicken Skewers

A 4th of July table isn’t complete without something fresh off the grill. But who says it has to be burgers? Try these bold Kung Pao Chicken Skewers for your Independence Day Feast!

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Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa

Today is all about the dogs. Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa, that is, with zippy Pineapple Mustard. It’s fun on a bun!

Edamame Salad

White Bean Edamame Salad with Bacon

What makes a great Summer Side Dish?  Easy to prepare. Very little cook time. Can sit out for long periods without spoiling. This colorful White Bean Edamame Salad with Bacon is a triple threat and...

Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones are a winner with children and adults, alike. You can make your own dipped cones this July 4th with this kid-friendly ice cream cone recipe!

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Amazing Food Blogs

I recently read an article that attacked the food blog community, stating that it is a threat to the well-being of “real” food professionals. I won’t bore you with the angry onslaught, yet let...

Tom Collins

Lavender Meyer Lemon Tom Collins Cocktail

Looking for a refreshing and unique summer beverage? This Lavender Meyer Lemon Tom Collins Cocktail is a play on the classic Tom Collins, similar to a Gin Rickey or Gimlet, with a sparkling burst of herby...

Yellow Summer Squash Recipe

Yellow Squash with Blistered Tomatoes

Yellow Squash with Blistered Tomatoes: Another easy summer side dish that will bring smiles to the dinner table. This yellow summer squash recipe with pan blistered tomatoes is a great way to use your...

Java Ice

Brandy Java Ice

Brandy Java Ice: After all your hard work making kid-friendly meals and beverages, isn’t it time you made a treat just for you? This coffee milkshake variation, combining the best qualities of the ever-popular...

Hanger Steak

Hanger Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Hanger Steak with Chimichurri Sauce: Father’s Day is just a little over a week away. What are you cooking for Daddy this year? How about a juicy grilled Hanger Steak and a zesty cilantro...


June Monthly Meal Plan

June Monthly Meal Plan: A monthly menu to make your summertime a little more leisurely. Four weeks of easy meals, making the most of this season’s bounty!