June

Lending Flavor

Summer brings many opportunities for creative cocktails on the patio, refreshing drinks at the beach, and inspired beverages for the the backyard BBQ. Why not take it to the next level by infusing your favorite spirits with a variety of flavors?

Cool Dinner

As we enter the hottest part of the year, sometimes you just want to avoid the stove and definitely the oven when it comes time for dinner. And while the grill might be great for that, you can broaden your options even more with simple, delicious spring rolls.

4 Ways to Host the Perfect Summer Dinner Party

Summer is an ideal time to entertain. Get some great ideas to inspire your other gathering and you'll find it quickly becomes a regular happening. While the sun is shining and the weather is warm, take advantage of it!

Weeknight Shorts: Folded Pizza

If you find yourself ordering stromboli from your favorite restaurants, but stopping short of making it at home, it's time to take on that challenge. The good news is that it's not really a challenge at all!

Defense Cookies

Before you wonder what kind of weapon my kitchen has wrought, I'll rush to clarify that I'm sharing the cookies I made for my husband to take along for his committee when he recently defended his dissertation. They ate over a dozen cookies!

Casserole Comfort

If you think you need a can of tuna or ground beef in order to get a comforting casserole on the dinner table, you've got another think coming! It's time to take advantage of beautiful produce and creamy dairy to get dinner on the table.

Moroccan Menu: Grilling Kebabs

Lowly ground beef is transformed into a Moroccan-inspired beef kebab when the combination of spices and the searing heat of the grill meet. Meet the star of our Moroccan menu and get ready to set the table!

Moroccan Menu: Beautiful Rice

If you think rice is boring, it's time to investigate the beauty and flavor imparted to this pantry staple in places like Morocco. Studded with brightly-colored bits of dried fruit and bringing the aroma of saffron and cardamom to your table, this simple rice will become a new favorite.

Moroccan Menu: Cooking with Clay

Roasting vegetables in a clay pot results in a tender, caramelized, simply heavenly side dish. Add Moroccan spices to the mix and you've got the makings for a feast. All week, we'll be featuring recipes from a Moroccan menu.

Weeknight Shorts: Slow Cooker Takeout

Before you reach for the phone or opt to order online, consider dusting off your slow cooker and letting it handle dinner instead. Tangy, spicy orange chicken is easy to get on the table when you use your kitchen tools.

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids are naturally curious and adventurous. Those are excellent qualities to have in top-rate kitchen helpers. But don't stop there. Get them involved with all aspects of food selection and preparation and you'll set them up to be great cooks now and in the future.