Host Your Own Ice Cream Sundae Party

Are you looking for a unique family friendly party idea? How about throwing an ice cream sundae party? It doesn't have to be only for the kids. What a perfect way to spend an evening or afternoon during this time of the year. With a hot Fourth of July weekend ahead, it's high time for an old fashioned ice cream social!

Salad Elegant

The desire to spend little time cooking in a hot apartment combined with the urge for something fancy results in an elegant salad that is company-worthy. Sometimes it's amazing how simple food can be so very inspired! In this one, ahi tuna combines with a seed-filled crust that's lightly seared and drizzled with an Asian-inspired dressing over a fresh garden salad base.

Salad Days ... Take Two

The smoked chicken adventure continues with another great salad. This one's inspired by a classic chicken club sandwich and boasts fresh greens and veggies, shredded smoked chicken and crispy bacon, and a generous helping of shredded cheddar cheese. It's hearty enough to be a meal on its own and smoked chicken makes it extra special.

Salad Days

Imagine a blissed out foodie singing "These are a few of my favorite things" while putting together this salad. Then make and eat this salad. Then you will understand! When smoked chicken, goat cheese, fresh fruit and veggies, nuts and honey mustard all end up on one salad, it's enough to have me singing in the kitchen!

Smokin' Lessons

Smoking chickens requires time and a smoker. A weekend visit gives me access to both and lessons from a pro. Now I just need to figure out how to store more chicken in my freezer!

Perfect Burgers and Liquid Nitrogen?

This is a great find for those foodie geeks out there. Dr. Nathan Myhrvold offers a truly fascinating method for making the perfect burger. It involves freezing patties in liquid nitrogen and deep-frying them! Super tasty? Not sure. Worth reading about? Definitely.

Safe Travels

Facing two weeks of simple food and rough living calls for a proper send-off, including grilled rib steak and special fixings like marinated feta cheese and grilled portabella mushrooms.

Perfecting Microwave Popcorn

Make your own microwave popcorn for a fraction of the cost of prepackaged popcorn and enjoy the art of flavoring it to your tastes and making just the right amount for you and your family.

How To Grill Asparagus Perfectly

Asparagus on the grill is truly a thing of beauty. Worried you'll burn it or lose it through the grates? Never fear -- our asparagus-grilling guide is here! Get everything from preparation tips to suggestions on flavoring this favorite springtime vegetable.