August

Bacon … It's What's for Dessert!

Time to jump on the bacon bandwagon and leap the final hurdle. Time for bacon to star in its own creamy, decadent ice cream. And time to rejoice because you don't need eggs or an ice cream maker to make it yours!

Tex-Mex Mornings

Weekday leftovers inspire a spicy start to the day when zesty black beans get paired with flour tortillas, tomatoes, salsa, cilantro, chèvre, and eggs to help get you going on the weekend. Brunch will never be the same!

Keeping Cool With Pizza

If you think pizza needs to wait until it's cool enough to fire up the oven again, think again! Pizza is a snap when you have a grill on hand. Get some simple ideas about how to make your very own grilled pizzas without roasting your home.

Move Over, Fries!

I love summer squash, so when there's an abundance of zucchini in my kitchen, it goes into everything from muffins to stir-fry. One of my favorite ways to enjoy it, though, is breaded and baked. Add a yummy dip and French fries can wait until zucchini season is over!

Weeknight Shorts: Stone Fruit Stars

When left to my own devices, I'll incorporate stone fruit into most meals this time of the year. So when I find myself in the possession of a bunch of greens and a need for lunch, these normally sweet-centric fruits become the stars of a savory salad.

Not That Kind of Shrub

Summer is a great time for enjoying shrubs. No, not the little bushes in your front yard … a delightful range of drinking vinegars seasoned with summer's best fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Get started with one of my favorites: Blackberry-Sage!

Mother-Daughter Dinners: Summer Style

Sometimes, my youngster and I are on our own for dinner. It's not often, but when we are, we opt for fun dishes that feature fresh foods and a lot of crunch. A perfect example are salads teeming with gourmet greens, crunchy coconut chicken, and drizzled with a spicy-sweet mustard dressing.

Sweetie Pie

Let's face it: pie is amazing. However, it can be time consuming and fussy … unless you have a couple of secret ingredients and then it can be yours with about 10 minutes of time and effort on your part!

Silky Sorbet

If you've tried to make sorbet at home before only to end up with a chunk of fruity ice, it's time to give it another go with one of summer's favorite flavors. Enjoy a smooth, silky helping of watermelon daiquiri sorbet and you'll find yourself leaning into summer!

Lazy Summer Mornings

Weekends are made for decadent breakfasts and brunches. All the better when enjoying them involves very little work. Get a great make-ahead recipe for baked French toast covered in sweet strawberries and tangy rhubarb and lean into the weekend.