May

Weeknight Shorts: Sticky Delicious

When you can toss together a dinner in about a half hour and make it healthy, delicious, and easy, you are bound to put it into your regular dinner rotation. When you can do all of that, cater to some allergy concerns, and prep some of it in advance, it gets emergency fancy weeknight dinner status!

Replenishing

Soup is the cure for what ails you, especially if it's just being darned tired after a long day of hiking and exploring the great outdoors. Find an exception to the no soup in warm weather rule with a hearty chowder that's made to replenish you while making you feel pampered.

Bread Alone

Sometimes, I really think I could live on bread alone, as long as it's focaccia! If you think that fresh, homemade focaccia is too much work, you haven't turned to your bread machine for help! Get a tried and true method and break out your finest olive oil and grated cheese. It's dinner time!

Flavor Mates

Some flavor combinations are just meant to be: chocolate and peanut butter, hot pepper and lime, and ginger and orange. The last one is showcased in an elegant bundt cake that's company-ready.

Weeknight Shorts: Dinner Without Piles of Dishes

Sometimes it seems like you have a balancing act when it comes to dinner: quick dinner, easy dinner, low cleanup dinner, dinner your family will love, dinner that's nutritious. It seems like you can pick one, maybe two, of those things. This time around, get all five of them!

4 Poolside Cocktails for Summer

Warmer weather begs us to prepare for summer sipping. Get your cocktail bar ready for sunning by the poolside with drink in hand. It's time to get your shaker, ice, and fun glasses and embrace the upcoming warmer weather!

A Steak-Worthy Side

Sometimes, it's hard to figure out what to serve alongside fantastic steak. I mean, baked potatoes are ubiquitous, but boring. Salads are nice, but rarely can hold their own when paired with steak. Your search is over — bruschetta to the rescue!

Easy, Elegant Eggs

When time is running short, but you aren't wanting takeout or leftovers, turn to the versatile egg and turn dinner into an event. With a quick turn around the kitchen, you can have a frittata that will have you leaning back with a glass of wine and imagining yourself in a classy cafe!

Weeknight Shorts: Grab Your Chopsticks

Stir-fry is a great way to get dinner on the table in minutes. It's also incredibly versatile. This time around, it's time to see how you can take shrimp and broccoli to the next level by making a creamy, spicy sauce that will have you putting this dish on the menu again and again.

Eating Solo

Sometimes, when I'm on my own for dinner, I take a crack at combining culinary themes I haven't blended before. Sometimes, it's a flop and other times, a new favorite is born. Introducing Reuben Nachos!

Weeknight Shorts: Makeover Cole Slaw

Cole slaw finds its way onto plates as second fiddle to sandwiches or fried fish, but it never gets a starring role. What if you could tweak lowly cole slaw such that it became dinner's center piece? It's time to make a healthy main dish cole slaw with an Asian twist!