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Summer means heirloom tomatoes, fresh corn, stone fruit, and lots of zucchini! With all that fresh bounty you’re going to need lots of great recipes and that’s where we come in.

  • basil pesto recipe, in a glass jar

    Basil Pesto Recipe

    My basil pesto recipe is classic, fool proof, and mouthwateringly delicious. I show you how to make authentic pesto Genovese at home, step by step.…

  • chicken margherita pasta in a white bowl

    Chicken Margherita Pasta

    A quick and easy dinner made with classic Italian flavors and a rotisserie chicken. This family pleasing meal with juicy tomatoes, fresh pesto, and creamy mozzarella takes less than 30 minutes!…

  • crispy mini crab cakes on a plate

    Mini Crab Cakes with Ginger and Scallions

    Mini crab cakes with ginger and scallions is a Japanese inspired appetizer or light meal. They’re super crispy on the outside, tender and meaty inside ~ a hint of fresh ginger…

  • bright green pesto in a food processor

    How to Keep Pesto Green!

    Everybody loves pesto, but nobody loves brown pesto! I’ll show you how to keep your pesto vibrant green, with one simple ingredient (no fussy blanching needed!)…

  • Taking a spoonful of creamed corn out of a pot

    The Creamiest Creamed Corn

    The creamiest creamed corn made with fresh or frozen corn is a comforting side dish that goes from summer barbecues to the Thanksgiving table.…

  • coconut pineapple coleslaw in a glass bowl with salad tongs

    Coconut Pineapple Coleslaw

    Coconut pineapple coleslaw is a tropical twist on a classic summer side with a creamy coconut dressing and juicy chunks of pineapple.…

  • a slice of zucchini cake, with fork

    Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    My zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting is an epic layer cake for birthdays and special meals. Packed with shredded zucchini, toasty walnuts, and a hint of cinnamon, this cake is…

  • key lime parfait in a small jar with key limes

    No Bake Key Lime Parfaits

    Tart and creamy Key lime ‘pie’ layered with buttery graham cracker crumbs, these easy no bake parfaits are the best summer dessert.…

  • Green goddess wedge salad on a plate with fork

    Green Goddess Wedge Salad

    Green goddess wedge salad with little gem lettuce, a garlicky green goddess dressing, and a shower of crunchy, delicious toppings!…

  • blackberry pecan bars with fresh blackberries

    Blackberry Pecan Bars

    Blackberry pecan bars are the perfect breakfast to dessert treat with a jammy berry filling in a brown sugar pecan shortbread crust.…

  • Dorie Greenspan’s Dimply Plum Cake

    Dorie Greenspan’s dimply plum cake is a high summer snack cake that can be made with any variety of plum, pluot, or aprium. It’s a simple old fashioned one bowl cake…

  • peach and prosciutto crostini on black and white plates

    peach prosciutto & ricotta crostini

    Peach, prosciutto & ricotta crostini is the perfect summer appetizer to enjoy when the peaches are fresh and the weather is beautiful! Sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy, these easy-to-put-together toasts…

  • pea pod salad with Asian dressing in a bowl

    Snap Pea Salad

    Snap pea salad is a simple Asian inspired salad with sugar snap peas, cucumber, red onion and bell pepper in a umami rich toasted sesame dressing. It’s one of those salads…

  • lemon butter pie, with bite taken

    Lemon Butter Pie

    Lemon butter pie just might be the sweetest discovery of summer ~ an easy almost-no-bake icebox pie with big lemon flavor and a texture you just have to taste to believe!…

  • colorful grand aioli on blue and white plates

    Grand Aioli

    Grand aioli is summer grazing with a French twist! This healthy Mediterranean platter is anchored by a garlicky dip and surrounded by crisp veggies, shellfish, halved eggs, and some crusty bread.…

  • Raspberry bread topped with a lemon glaze

    Lemon glazed raspberry bread

    Lemon glazed raspberry bread is a so-much-better-than-your -coffee-shop little slice of heaven packed with juicy raspberries and bright lemon flavor. This easy lemony loaf cake is an absolute must make!…

  • raspberry poppy seed dressing on a spoon

    raspberry poppy seed dressing

    Raspberry poppy seed dressing made with fresh berries, olive oil, vinegar, and a touch of honey is SO much better than the bottled stuff ~ the bright flavor explodes in your…

  • Cherry Tomatoes Provençal in a white gratin dish

    cherry tomatoes Provençal

    Cherry tomatoes Provençal is a super simple summer side that pairs juicy tomatoes with a crisp herbe de Provence gratin topping. It’s easy, versatile, delicious, and so French countryside!…

  • zucchini muffin with butter knife

    Perfect Zucchini Muffins

    Zucchini muffins are a season spanning treat that combines summer zucchini with toasted walnuts and a hint of cinnamon ~ they’re soft, moist, and yummy.…

  • a soft almond pavlova topped with whipped cream and currants

    toasted almond pavlova with summer berries

    My almond pavlova is a crisp meringue that cracks open to a pillowy marshmallow center. It’s topped with toasted almonds, whipped cream, and summer berries that sparkle like little gems. It’s…

  • Coffee Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

    Coffee cookies and cream ice cream takes two favorite flavors and combines them into summer’s best dessert ever. We’ll take a double scoop!…

  • Watermelon Salsa

    Summer’s here and the eating is easy with my watermleon salsa popped with chili and lime. It’s a healthy low calorie refresher that works as a side dish for barbecues, or…

  • peach bread, sliced

    buttermilk peach bread

    Buttermilk peach bread is a simple quick bread loaded with juicy chunks of fresh peach ~ if you’re looking for an easy peach recipe that goes from breakfast to dessert, you’ve…

  • Giada's lemon spaghetti twirled on a fork

    Giada’s Lemon Spaghetti ~ a no cook sauce!

    Giada’s lemon spaghetti is the ultimate in easy summer eating ~ it’s hot pasta tossed with lemon juice, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, a little starchy water, and lots of fresh basil…

  • batter for spiced peach bread

    20 peach recipes you need right now!

    You’ve got peaches, now you need the recipes ~ here’s 20 of my best summer peach recipes from quick and easy desserts, to main courses and drinks. You’re welcome!…

  • chocolate covered frozen bananas, copy cat Trader Joe's Gone Bananas on parchment paper

    Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

    Chocolate covered frozen bananas are a copycat version of Trader Joe’s famous ‘Gone Bananas’. It’s one of the simplest (and healthiest) desserts you’ll ever eat!…

  • How to Make Homemade Magic Shell

    Homemade Magic Shell is a 2 ingredient chocolate sauce that ‘magically’ hardens when it touches a scoop of ice cream. It will transform any flavor in your freezer into a fun summer dessert.…

  • Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

    My cherry tomato caprese salad with slivers of red onion, Kalamata olives, and a red wine vinaigrette is the little black dress of summer side salads ~ it goes with everything!…

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