July

Cooling Down

As July draws to a close, embrace keeping your cool. This time around, our favorite breakfast yogurt parfait gets the deep chill and becomes a cool treat that's great morning, noon, or night!

Stone Fruit Sensation

Summer is the perfect time of the year to take advantage of plump, juicy stone fruit. And having a simple cake that's studded with some of these gems is sure to wow friends and family alike. Time to make Ginger-Plum Cake!

The Every Side

Sometimes you find a creative side dish that's simple, delicious, and actually works well for all kinds of meals ranging from a traditional breakfast to a backyard barbecue. Guess what's lurking in this post?

Raising the Bar

Having a truly decadent dessert around can be especially nice when summer activities have us moving around a lot. Then the guilt doesn't set in quite as quickly … unless the entire pan disappears in one day!

Quick Comfort Food

Comfort food often comes in the form of baked casseroles, long-simmered soups, and roasted meats. But this time around, I'm introducing you to one of my favorite comfort food dishes … and it's a one-pot meal that can be done in about a half hour!

Weeknight Shorts: Griddle Patty Melts

Summer's quintessential food is often said to be the burger and patty melts are really that, but in disguise. If you love 'em, but think they can't really be fast food, skip the grill and pull out your griddle. Dinner will take less than a half hour to prepare!

The Home Chef's Farm Road Trip: Where to Go for the Freshest Ingredients

As summer progresses, fresh food takes center stage at the table. That doesn't need to stop when you hit the road for vacations. Get some insight into three of the nation's great farms and farmers' markets.

Dinner Series: Keeping It Fresh

Our week-long dinner series comes to an end with a delightfully fresh salad that boasts a combination of everything from silky smooth avocado to crisp cucumbers. Nestle it alongside roasted potato salad and tender, tangy ribs and you've got a quintessentially summer meal.

Dinner Series: Roasted Salad

Potato salad is a summer staple, but this one's got a twist. Not only does it feature roasted spuds, it also sports a fantastic caesar dressing. Pair it with all your summer favorites, including fall-off-the-bone ribs!

Dinner Series: Start 'Em Slow

My trick for fall-off-the-bone tender ribs? I start them in the slow cooker and finish them in the oven, on the grill, or on the smoker. They key is how you start them, though. Get my secret and never suffer disappointing ribs again.

Weeknight Shorts: Casual Dining

Summer is about taking it slow, but schedules still get busy and if that's going to happen, dinner needs to be quick and easy at least some of the time. Get a fantastic summer salad that fits the bill and is healthy and enough to make your mouth water.