Recipes by month:


Chocolate Bundt Cake

Elegant chocolate bundt cake, with an even, fine crumb, and deep flavor.

Mom’s Macaroni Salad

Quick and easy macaroni salad with hard boiled egg, roasted red bell pepper, onion, mayonnaise, and paprika.


Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob

How to grill juicy, tender, grilled corn-on-the-cob. Grill fresh corn cobs in their husks on direct high heat.



Brownie in a Mug

Easiest brownie ever, a single serving brownie microwaved in a mug.

Spanish Baked Chicken

Chicken marinated in oil and vinegar with olives and raisins, then baked with wine and brown sugar. Pollo Estofado.


Panzanella Bread Salad

Classic Italian Tuscan panzanella salad made with large cubes of crusty bread, ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and basil.






Asian Tuna Salad

Asian inspired tuna salad with canned tuna, radishes, cilantro, shredded carrot, ginger, rice vinegar and sesame oil.

Chipotle Burger

A hamburger flavored with chipotles in adobo, cumin and onion, served with jack cheese and avocados.


Baked Bluefish

Bluefish fillets baked in foil with lemon, white wine, butter, and herbs.


Provencal Potato Salad

New potatoes or fingerlings tossed warm in a Dijon vinaigrette with capers, olives, garlic, and parsley.

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas, marinated chicken breasts seared quickly and served with seared onions and bell peppers, served with flour tortillas.

Pesto Stuffed Zucchini

Ginormous zucchini in your garden? Try this recipe, hollowed out zucchini, stuffed with basil pesto, fresh croutons, Mozzarella, pine nuts and cherry tomatoes.


How to Cut a Pineapple

Step by step instructions on how to cut a pineapple, so you keep the sweetest and juiciest parts.

Fried Catfish

Crispy fried catfish fillets coated in a seasoned cornmeal crust.

Tarragon Corn Chowder

A light corn chowder with fresh corn, yukon gold potatoes, chopped fennel and onion, and fresh tarragon.

Mixed Berry and Banana Fruit Salad

Get out your red, white, and blue with this simple fruit salad of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apple, and bananas, tossed with honey and lemon juice.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Slices of sweet potatoes grilled over a hot fire and slathered with a cilantro-lime dressing.

Grilled Romaine Lettuce

Hearts of romaine lettuce, painted with a herb vinaigrette, and grilled. Served whole, or chopped for a grilled salad.


Caponata, Eggplant Relish

Eggplant caponata, diced eggplant cooked with onions, garlic, tomatoes, pinenuts, olives, raisins, capers, and parsley. A great Italian relish for bread sticks.

Blackberry Cobbler

No time to make a pie? Make a cobbler instead! Blackberry cobbler with fresh blackberries and topped with a homemade biscuity cobbler topping.

Provencal New Potatoes

Small new potatoes, roasted with onions, garlic, tomatoes, olives, and herbes de Provence.

Beef Kebabs

What's a summer grill without beef kebabs? Top sirloin chunks, marinated in soy sauce, garlic, ginger, olive oil marinade, grilled with onions, mushrooms, bell peppers.

Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich

A classic Louisiana po boy sandwich with fried shrimp, shredded lettuce, tomato and homemade remoulade sauce.

Remoulade Sauce

A Louisiana-style remoulade sauce made from mayonnaise, mustard, hot sauce, garlic, paprika and Cajun or Creole seasoning.

Sweet Cherry Pie

Cherry pie made with fresh, sweet cherries, baked in a buttery crust.


Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream

Inspired by Ben and Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch ice cream, this coffee-infused ice cream is mixed in with chopped Heath Bar toffee.

Spicy Garlic Cashew Chicken

Zesty and spicy chicken, marinated with a cashew, garlic and jalapeño sauce. Grilled to a crisp golden brown and served with lime wedges.



Sichuan Eggplant

Eggplant cooked Sichuan-style with plenty of garlic, ginger, scallions, and lots of heat! Perfect for all you fire eaters out there.


Cherry Tomato Orzo Salad

A summer salad of cherry tomatoes, orzo pasta, cucumbers, feta cheese, oregano and green onions, dressed with olive oil and lemon juice.

Anadama Bread

Traditional New England Anandama bread, a dark yeast bread made with flour, cornmeal, and molasses.

Coconut Curry Mussels

Looking for a mussels recipe with Wow factor? This is it. Fresh mussels cooked in and served with a spicy coconut curry broth.

Peach Salsa

Summertime salsa made with fresh peaches, jalapenos, shallots, lemon, mint, and ginger.

Blackberry Pie

The best blackberry pie ever. No kidding. All butter crust, loads of blackberries, spiced with a little lemon, cinnamon, and almond extract. Yum.


Chocolate Ice Cream

Rich and creamy homemade chocolate ice cream, with a custard base, milk, cream, sugar, chocolate and cocoa.

Dirty Rice

Classic Louisiana Cajun dirty rice, a rice pilaf made with the holy trinity of onions, celery, and peppers, and ground pork and chicken livers.

Tarragon Egg Salad

Chilled egg salad with fresh tarragon, fennel, red bell pepper, and green onions.

Buffalo Burger

American buffalo (bison) burger made with ground buffalo meat and seasoned with sage, topped with smoky barbecue sauce.

Smoky Barbecue Sauce

It's smoky! Rich, spicy, smoky barbecue sauce. Perfect for burgers, ribs, or beef brisket.


Apricot Chicken

Quick and easy apricot chicken with skinless boneless chicken breasts and fresh apricots.

Blueberry Shortcake

Like blueberries? Try them in a blueberry shortcake with biscuits and whipped cream.

White Gazpacho

Cool, refreshing, and filling, this classic Spanish white gazpacho is made with bread, almonds, cucumbers, grapes, olive oil, and garlic.

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Black-eyed pea salad with a Greek twist, fresh spinach, Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, green onions, garlic, and lemon.

Root Beer Float

The quintessential summer treat, a root beer float, with scoops of vanilla ice cream floating in bubbly foamy root beer.

Beer Can Chicken

Tender, falling-off-the-bone, moist on the inside, crispy on the outside. That's what you get with beer can chicken (also known as beer butt chicken).


Cucumber Salad

Simple fresh cucumber salad with rice vinegar, salt, pepper, and chopped fresh dill or basil.


Homemade Ricotta Cheese

How to make ricotta cheese at home, with whole milk, yogurt, vinegar, and cream.

Zucchini Breakfast Casserole

Savory zucchini casserole with eggs, ricotta cheese, Parmesan, plum tomatoes, bread, and basil. Zucchini ricotta strata.

Blueberry Pie

Simple, classic blueberry pie recipe, perfect for the summer blueberry season.

Spicy, Citrusy Black Beans

Black beans cooked with onions, chili peppers, garlic, oregano, red chili sauce, chipotle, cumin, orange juice and lime.


Shrimp Cocktail

Simple, spicy shrimp cocktail appetizer, boiled shrimp served with homemade cocktail sauce.

Quinoa Pilaf

South American high-protein quinoa, cooked with onions, garlic, bell peppers, pilaf style, with chopped fresh herbs added for the finish.


Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

Easy to make blueberry frozen yogurt, made with fresh or frozen blueberries. Light alternative to ice cream, intense blueberry flavor.


Zucchini Bread

A delicious, easy-to-make, moist zucchini bread recipe, with freshly grated zucchini, cinnamon, nutmeg, and optional walnuts and dried cranberries or raisins.

Salmon Provencal

Baked salmon provencal recipe with a sauce of fresh tomatoes, fresh chopped herbs, a few shallots, lemon juice, balsamic and olive oil.

Wax Beans with Mint

Simple wax beans recipe with wax, or yellow green beans, chopped mint, olive oil, and salt. Delicious combination of mint with the beans.

Baked Stuffed Clams

Minced clams mixed with butter, onions, parsley, and bread crumbs, spooned into half clam shells and baked. Quahog Stuffies recipe.


Chicken Pozole

Mexican chicken pozole recipe, pozole blanco, traditional dish of Guerrero, Mexico, made with hominy, chicken, and several garnishes.

Shrimp Ceviche

Cool and tasty shrimp ceviche recipe, shrimp served with chopped red onion, chile, cilantro, cucumber, avocado with lemon and lime juices.

Ginger Chicken with Almonds

Delicious ginger chicken recipe. Chicken strips, marinated in coriander and ginger, stir-fried with scallions and ginger, served mixed with mango chutney and topped with toasted almonds.

Plum Sorbet

Simple plum sorbet recipe made with fresh sliced plums, lemon juice, sugar, and a little Grand Marnier.

Wild Rice Salad

Delicious rice salad with wild rice and long grain rice, green onions, celery, peas, dried cranberries, pine nuts, in a sesame vinegar and oil dressing.

Grilled Tomatoes

Quick and easy grilled tomatoes recipe for grilling over a gas or charcoal grill.


Snickerdoodles

Classic snickerdoodle cookie recipe, cinnamon sugar topped cookies, crackly on the outside while pliable on the inside.

Watermelon Salad with Feta or Cotija

Watermelon salad two ways, one with feta cheese, lime, mint, and parsley, the other with cotija cheese, cilantro, chili pepper, jicama, lime, and cumin.



Berry Almond Crumble

Easy-to-make summer dessert with mixed berries and a brown sugar almond crumble topping.

Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Outrageously good homemade barbecue sauce with molasses, chili, onion, lemon juice, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and bourbon.



Zucchini Fritters

Favorite zucchini fritters recipe, similar to potato latkes-but with zucchini.

Cold Pea Salad

A delightful chilled pea salad, made with smoked almonds, water chestnuts and a hint of curry.

Plum Conserve

A plum conserve jam recipe made with Santa Rosa and Satsuma plums, orange slices, raisins and chopped walnuts.


Broccoli Salad

Broccoli salad, blanched fresh broccoli tossed with toasted almonds, bacon and peas, topped with a homemade honey vinegar dressing. A favorite picnic salad.


Poached Salmon

Poached salmon, the easiest way to prepare delicious salmon steaks or fillets, poached in white wine, seasoned with fresh dill.





Martha’s Chinese Chicken Salad

A Chinese chicken salad that combines toasted sesame seeds, almonds, and bean threads. Topped with a dark sesame oil and vinegar dressing.


Cucumber Salad with Mint and Feta

Using delicate, thin skinned, Persian cucumbers, this cucumber salad recipe includes mint, feta cheese, red onions and sliced radishes with a simple oil and vinegar dressing.

Ricotta Stuffed Chicken

Butterflied chicken stuffed with ricotta, Parmesan and herbs, then grilled or baked.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

The best pineapple upside down cake recipe ever. No kidding. Caramel topping with pineapple rounds over a dense cake with almond flour.

Napa Cabbage Picnic Salad

This napa cabbage picnic salad combines Chinese napa cabbage, radishes, snow peas, toasted slivered almonds, with a sweet soy mayo dressing.

Stove-top Baked Beans

A richly flavored stove top baked bean recipe combining molasses, bacon, ketchup and vinegar - a great addition to hot dogs too.


Cream of Spinach Soup

Rich and creamy spinach soup, with fresh or frozen spinach, onion, potatoes, broth, cream and sour cream. Serve hot or chilled.

Cucumber Yogurt Salad

Cucumber yogurt tzatziki, a simple salad of peeled, sliced cucumbers, yogurt, dill, and salt and pepper. To accompany spicy dishes.


Oven-toasted Sonoran Quesadilla

Sonoran quesadillas made with extra large, thin flour tortillas, toasted with butter and cheese, and served with strips of mild green chiles.


Marion Blackberry Shortcake

Berry shortcake recipe made with sweet marion blackberries, or marionberries. Several biscuit recipes, including a scratch biscuit recipe, recipe for Bisquick biscuits, and a gluten-free biscuit recipe.

Mom’s Pasta Primavera

Classic Italian pasta primavera with sauteed fresh seasonal vegetables in a marinara sauce.

Parmesan Chicken

The best Chicken Parmesan recipe ever. Chicken parts dipped in melted butter, dredged in bread crumbs and Parmesan, and baked until crisp.

Pesto Pasta Salad

Summer pesto pasta salad with fresh basil pesto, spiral pasta, pine nuts, olives, peas, and cherry tomatoes.

Berry Tart

Summer berry tart with an all-butter crust, mascarpone cheese and whipped cream base, covered with raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.

Cardamom Honey Chicken

Roast chicken marinated first in honey, sherry, cardamom, and pepper, then browned on the stovetop and baked to doneness in the oven.

Blueberry Muffins

Fabulous blueberry muffins recipe - light, fluffy, and packed with blueberries. An all time favorite.

Mom’s Nectarines

How to preserve summer fruit such as nectarines and peaches, with just ascorbic acid and sugar.


Blackberry Muffins

Rich, moist, lucious blackberry muffins recipe. A family favorite.

Sun Tea

A great way to make some tea without heating up your kitchen is to use the power of the sun to make sun tea.

Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookies

Grandma's favorite oatmeal cookie recipe, with oats, brown sugar, white sugar, flour, shortening, walnuts and raisins (optional on the raisins).

Blueberry Cake

Lovely blueberry cake recipe, simple single layer cake made with two cups of fresh blueberries.

Chicken Marbella

Chicken marbella recipe, classic chicken party dish, chicken cooked with white wine, prunes, green olives. Adapted from the Silver Palate Cookbook.

Jim’s Famous Hamburger

Juicy, grilled hamburger recipe seasoned with fresh rosemary and A1 sauce and topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, and avocado.

Easy Poached Eggs

How to poach an egg, with great results every time. Simple poached egg recipe.