Classic southern stewed okra and tomatoes, with bacon, bell pepper, onions, celery, okra and tomatoes.
Recipes by month:
Elegant chocolate bundt cake, with an even, fine crumb, and deep flavor.
Quick and easy macaroni salad with hard boiled egg, roasted red bell pepper, onion, mayonnaise, and paprika.
Tender long Japanese eggplants quickly grilled, served with sesame tahini sauce.
How to grill juicy, tender, grilled corn-on-the-cob. Grill fresh corn cobs in their husks on direct high heat.
Quick easy quinoa salad with cucumbers and mint. Perfect for a summer picnic salad!
Tomatillo salsa made with grilled tomatillos, grilled corn, jalapeño, onions, garlic
Easiest brownie ever, a single serving brownie microwaved in a mug.
Chicken marinated in oil and vinegar with olives and raisins, then baked with wine and brown sugar. Pollo Estofado.
Cucumber salad tossed with a dressing made from tahini paste and lemon.
Classic Italian Tuscan panzanella salad made with large cubes of crusty bread, ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and basil.
Cornish game hens spatchcocked and grilled.
Homemade lemonade with infused lavender.
Skinless boneless chicken breasts marinated with lime and cilantro and grilled.
A Moroccan-inspired couscous side with pistachios and dried apricots
Turkey burger patties with grated zucchini, herbs, cumin, and cayenne, served with lemony sour cream sauce.
Asian inspired tuna salad with canned tuna, radishes, cilantro, shredded carrot, ginger, rice vinegar and sesame oil.
A hamburger flavored with chipotles in adobo, cumin and onion, served with jack cheese and avocados.
Fresh melon, diced, and tossed with lemon or lime, mint, and serrano chili.
Bluefish fillets baked in foil with lemon, white wine, butter, and herbs.
Slow-cooked chicken drumsticks coated in Ethiopian style berbere spice.
New potatoes or fingerlings tossed warm in a Dijon vinaigrette with capers, olives, garlic, and parsley.
Chicken fajitas, marinated chicken breasts seared quickly and served with seared onions and bell peppers, served with flour tortillas.
Ginormous zucchini in your garden? Try this recipe, hollowed out zucchini, stuffed with basil pesto, fresh croutons, Mozzarella, pine nuts and cherry tomatoes.
Fall apart tender and smoky, barbecued pork shoulder, cooked low and slow on a 2-burner gas grill.
Step by step instructions on how to cut a pineapple, so you keep the sweetest and juiciest parts.
Crispy fried catfish fillets coated in a seasoned cornmeal crust.
A light corn chowder with fresh corn, yukon gold potatoes, chopped fennel and onion, and fresh tarragon.
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.
Slices of sweet potatoes grilled over a hot fire and slathered with a cilantro-lime dressing.
Hearts of romaine lettuce, painted with a herb vinaigrette, and grilled. Served whole, or chopped for a grilled salad.
A cool twist on a simple chicken salad, with poached chicken breasts, roasted red bell peppers, toasted almonds, garlic and parsley.
Eggplant caponata, diced eggplant cooked with onions, garlic, tomatoes, pinenuts, olives, raisins, capers, and parsley. A great Italian relish for bread sticks.
No time to make a pie? Make a cobbler instead! Blackberry cobbler with fresh blackberries and topped with a homemade biscuity cobbler topping.
Small new potatoes, roasted with onions, garlic, tomatoes, olives, and herbes de Provence.
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.
A classic Louisiana po boy sandwich with fried shrimp, shredded lettuce, tomato and homemade remoulade sauce.
A Louisiana-style remoulade sauce made from mayonnaise, mustard, hot sauce, garlic, paprika and Cajun or Creole seasoning.
Cherry pie made with fresh, sweet cherries, baked in a buttery crust.
Shrimp marinated in a spicy paprika garlic sauce, threaded onto bamboo skewers and grilled.
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.
Zesty and spicy chicken, marinated with a cashew, garlic and jalapeño sauce. Grilled to a crisp golden brown and served with lime wedges.
Cool and refreshing agua fresca, made with cucumbers, lime, and mint. Perfect for hot days!
Lovely, moist zucchini bread with fresh rosemary and lemon zest.
Eggplant cooked Sichuan-style with plenty of garlic, ginger, scallions, and lots of heat! Perfect for all you fire eaters out there.
Grilled pork tenderloin dry rubbed with herbes de Provence and served with grilled peaches.
A summer salad of cherry tomatoes, orzo pasta, cucumbers, feta cheese, oregano and green onions, dressed with olive oil and lemon juice.
Traditional New England Anandama bread, a dark yeast bread made with flour, cornmeal, and molasses.
Looking for a mussels recipe with Wow factor? This is it. Fresh mussels cooked in and served with a spicy coconut curry broth.
Summertime salsa made with fresh peaches, jalapenos, shallots, lemon, mint, and ginger.
The best blackberry pie ever. No kidding. All butter crust, loads of blackberries, spiced with a little lemon, cinnamon, and almond extract. Yum.
Sweet pickled jalapeño chili peppers, processed with vinegar, sugar, onions, and spices.
Rich and creamy homemade chocolate ice cream, with a custard base, milk, cream, sugar, chocolate and cocoa.
Classic Louisiana Cajun dirty rice, a rice pilaf made with the holy trinity of onions, celery, and peppers, and ground pork and chicken livers.
Chilled egg salad with fresh tarragon, fennel, red bell pepper, and green onions.
American buffalo (bison) burger made with ground buffalo meat and seasoned with sage, topped with smoky barbecue sauce.
It's smoky! Rich, spicy, smoky barbecue sauce. Perfect for burgers, ribs, or beef brisket.
Corkscrew pasta with a tomato sauce with Italian turkey sausage and smoked mozzarella cheese.
Quick and easy apricot chicken with skinless boneless chicken breasts and fresh apricots.
Like blueberries? Try them in a blueberry shortcake with biscuits and whipped cream.
Cool, refreshing, and filling, this classic Spanish white gazpacho is made with bread, almonds, cucumbers, grapes, olive oil, and garlic.
Black-eyed pea salad with a Greek twist, fresh spinach, Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, green onions, garlic, and lemon.
The quintessential summer treat, a root beer float, with scoops of vanilla ice cream floating in bubbly foamy root beer.
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).
How hot is that jalapeno? Here's a tip to help gauge the level of heat before you buy or pick the pepper.
Simple fresh cucumber salad with rice vinegar, salt, pepper, and chopped fresh dill or basil.
Large zucchini stuffed with ground turkey, mushrooms, tomatoes, basil, rosemary, and Parmesan cheese.
How to make ricotta cheese at home, with whole milk, yogurt, vinegar, and cream.
Savory zucchini casserole with eggs, ricotta cheese, Parmesan, plum tomatoes, bread, and basil. Zucchini ricotta strata.
Simple, classic blueberry pie recipe, perfect for the summer blueberry season.
Black beans cooked with onions, chili peppers, garlic, oregano, red chili sauce, chipotle, cumin, orange juice and lime.
Vibrant and tangy fresh apricot jam, seasoned with Riesling wine.
Simple, spicy shrimp cocktail appetizer, boiled shrimp served with homemade cocktail sauce.
South American high-protein quinoa, cooked with onions, garlic, bell peppers, pilaf style, with chopped fresh herbs added for the finish.
Apricot and berry cobbler with buttermilk biscuit cobbler topping.
Easy to make blueberry frozen yogurt, made with fresh or frozen blueberries. Light alternative to ice cream, intense blueberry flavor.
Perfect summer potluck potato salad with Yukon Gold potatoes, bacon, onions, and chopped apple.
A delicious, easy-to-make, moist zucchini bread recipe, with freshly grated zucchini, cinnamon, nutmeg, and optional walnuts and dried cranberries or raisins.
Baked salmon provencal recipe with a sauce of fresh tomatoes, fresh chopped herbs, a few shallots, lemon juice, balsamic and olive oil.
Simple wax beans recipe with wax, or yellow green beans, chopped mint, olive oil, and salt. Delicious combination of mint with the beans.
Minced clams mixed with butter, onions, parsley, and bread crumbs, spooned into half clam shells and baked. Quahog Stuffies recipe.
Blueberry, peach, nectarine fruit salad seasoned with fresh thyme, ginger, and lemon juice.
Mexican chicken pozole recipe, pozole blanco, traditional dish of Guerrero, Mexico, made with hominy, chicken, and several garnishes.
Cool and tasty shrimp ceviche recipe, shrimp served with chopped red onion, chile, cilantro, cucumber, avocado with lemon and lime juices.
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.
Simple plum sorbet recipe made with fresh sliced plums, lemon juice, sugar, and a little Grand Marnier.
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.
Quick and easy grilled tomatoes recipe for grilling over a gas or charcoal grill.
A method for easily and cleanly getting corn kernels off of a cob, using a bundt pan to catch hold the corn cob and catch the kernels.
Classic snickerdoodle cookie recipe, cinnamon sugar topped cookies, crackly on the outside while pliable on the inside.
Watermelon salad two ways, one with feta cheese, lime, mint, and parsley, the other with cotija cheese, cilantro, chili pepper, jicama, lime, and cumin.
Rosemary marinated chicken skewers, grilled or broiled, and served with a blackberry sauce.
Refreshing limeade served with sprigs of mint. Perfect for a hot summer day.
Easy-to-make summer dessert with mixed berries and a brown sugar almond crumble topping.
Outrageously good homemade barbecue sauce with molasses, chili, onion, lemon juice, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and bourbon.
Don't have a smoker? Smoke ribs on your Weber grill, low and slow. Step-by-step instructions on how to smoke meat on your kettle grill.
Delicious individual sized upside down cakes made with plums.
Favorite zucchini fritters recipe, similar to potato latkes-but with zucchini.
A delightful chilled pea salad, made with smoked almonds, water chestnuts and a hint of curry.
A plum conserve jam recipe made with Santa Rosa and Satsuma plums, orange slices, raisins and chopped walnuts.
A beautiful blend of fresh strawberries, aged balsamic vinegar, and a hint of sugar, topped with a ricotta-mascarpone mousse.
Broccoli salad, blanched fresh broccoli tossed with toasted almonds, bacon and peas, topped with a homemade honey vinegar dressing. A favorite picnic salad.
Hard boiled eggs recipe. Tips for how to boil eggs so they come out perfectly every time.
Poached salmon, the easiest way to prepare delicious salmon steaks or fillets, poached in white wine, seasoned with fresh dill.
Bacon-wrapped shrimp, grilled and seasoned with chipotle chili and lime.
How-to guide with step-by-step instructions and photos on how to peel and devein shrimp.
Fingerling potatoes, boiled and then dressed with vermouth and an herb vinaigrette.
Agua fresca made with fresh strawberries and watermelon. Classic Mexican fresh fruit drink.
A Chinese chicken salad that combines toasted sesame seeds, almonds, and bean threads. Topped with a dark sesame oil and vinegar dressing.
Butterflied, grilled leg of lamb, marinated first in rosemary garlic marinade. Grilled over charcoal or gas.
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.
Butterflied chicken stuffed with ricotta, Parmesan and herbs, then grilled or baked.
The best pineapple upside down cake recipe ever. No kidding. Caramel topping with pineapple rounds over a dense cake with almond flour.
This napa cabbage picnic salad combines Chinese napa cabbage, radishes, snow peas, toasted slivered almonds, with a sweet soy mayo dressing.
A richly flavored stove top baked bean recipe combining molasses, bacon, ketchup and vinegar - a great addition to hot dogs too.
Asian pasta salad with thin vermicelli pasta, sesame oil, soy sauce, crushed red chili pepper, honey, and cilantro.
Rich and creamy spinach soup, with fresh or frozen spinach, onion, potatoes, broth, cream and sour cream. Serve hot or chilled.
Cucumber yogurt tzatziki, a simple salad of peeled, sliced cucumbers, yogurt, dill, and salt and pepper. To accompany spicy dishes.
Chickpea tomato salad with fresh summer tomatoes, garbanzo beans, hard boiled eggs, and sweet onions, and tossed with a light vinaigrette.
Sonoran quesadillas made with extra large, thin flour tortillas, toasted with butter and cheese, and served with strips of mild green chiles.
Heirloom tomato, basil, Mozzarella salad made with beautiful, ripe heirloom tomatoes. Classic Italian Caprese salad recipe.
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.
Classic Italian pasta primavera with sauteed fresh seasonal vegetables in a marinara sauce.
The best Chicken Parmesan recipe ever. Chicken parts dipped in melted butter, dredged in bread crumbs and Parmesan, and baked until crisp.
Summer pesto pasta salad with fresh basil pesto, spiral pasta, pine nuts, olives, peas, and cherry tomatoes.
Summer berry tart with an all-butter crust, mascarpone cheese and whipped cream base, covered with raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
Roast chicken marinated first in honey, sherry, cardamom, and pepper, then browned on the stovetop and baked to doneness in the oven.
Fabulous blueberry muffins recipe - light, fluffy, and packed with blueberries. An all time favorite.
How to preserve summer fruit such as nectarines and peaches, with just ascorbic acid and sugar.
Grilled cheese sandwich recipe with Gruyere Swiss cheese and sauerkraut on rye bread.
Rich, moist, lucious blackberry muffins recipe. A family favorite.
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 favorite oatmeal cookie recipe, with oats, brown sugar, white sugar, flour, shortening, walnuts and raisins (optional on the raisins).
Lovely blueberry cake recipe, simple single layer cake made with two cups of fresh blueberries.
Chicken marbella recipe, classic chicken party dish, chicken cooked with white wine, prunes, green olives. Adapted from the Silver Palate Cookbook.
Juicy, grilled hamburger recipe seasoned with fresh rosemary and A1 sauce and topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, and avocado.
How to poach an egg, with great results every time. Simple poached egg recipe.