Homemade apple butter recipe, complete with step-by step instructions. Apple butter spiced with cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and lemon. There is no butter in apple butter, by the way.
Packed with green apples, not too sweet, and with a thick, delicious almost shortbread-like crust, this apple cobbler is a favorite dessert in our family.
Delicious homemade applesauce recipe. There is nothing better than homemade applesauce with hand-picked apples, and it is so easy to do!
Peppery corn salad with freshly cooked corn, arugula, bacon, green onions, and cumin.
Fall apart tender and smoky, barbecued pork shoulder, cooked low and slow on a 2-burner gas grill.
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.
Beautiful summer berry and banana terrine recipe, a gelatin and white grape juice base, filled with fresh berries and bananas.
Summer berry tart with an all-butter crust, mascarpone cheese and whipped cream base, covered with raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
A fresh black bean salad, perfect for a summer picnic or potluck. Tomatoes, jalepenos, avocado, black bleans and corn combined to give this salad it's kick and fresh flavors.
The best blackberry pie ever. No kidding. All butter crust, loads of blackberries, spiced with a little lemon, cinnamon, and almond extract. Yum.
Blueberry buckle recipe, an old-fashioned single layered cake, peppered with blueberries, and topped with a streusel topping.
Fabulous blueberry muffins recipe - light, fluffy, and packed with blueberries. An all time favorite.
Simple, classic blueberry pie recipe, perfect for the summer blueberry season.
Quick and easy, classic boysenberry cobbler recipe.
How to make sweet sliced cucumber bread and butter pickles, perfect for sandwiches.
Broccoli salad, blanched fresh broccoli tossed with toasted almonds, bacon and peas, topped with a homemade honey vinegar dressing. A favorite picnic salad.
Bruschetta with tomato and basil. Chopped fresh tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil, and vinegar, served on toasted slices of French or Italian bread.
Old fashioned, buttermilk marinated, flour coated, crispy, tender fried chicken recipe.
Classic ceviche (or seviche) recipe in which cubes of red snapper are cooked by lime and lemon juice. Traditional Latin American method to prepare fresh fish.
Chicken, zucchini, sliced tomatoes, and ricotta cheese, layered on focaccia or ciabatta bread for a perfect summer sandwich.
Chickpea tomato salad with fresh summer tomatoes, garbanzo beans, hard boiled eggs, and sweet onions, and tossed with a light vinaigrette.
American classic chili dog, grilled hot dog on a bun, smothered in ground beef chili sauce, sprinkled with cheddar cheese and onions.
Rich and creamy homemade chocolate ice cream, with a custard base, milk, cream, sugar, chocolate and cocoa.
A delightful chilled pea salad, made with smoked almonds, water chestnuts and a hint of curry.
Cold tomato vegetable soup, made with fresh, uncooked tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, red bell pepper, celery, sweet onion, and garlic. Perfect for a hot summer day.
Simple corn chowder made with sweet, fresh corn, onion, carrot, celery, potatoes, red bell pepper, milk, and bacon.
Classic creamed corn with fresh yellow corn cut straight from the cob, onion, butter, and cream.
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.
Cucumber yogurt tzatziki, a simple salad of peeled, sliced cucumbers, yogurt, dill, and salt and pepper. To accompany spicy dishes.
Classic Greek salad recipe, with plum tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, bell pepper, black olives, and crumbled feta cheese. Served with a red wine vinegar vinaigrette.
Classic potato salad recipe with boiled Russet potatoes, dill pickles, celery, parsley, red onion, scallions, hard boiled eggs and a mayonnaise Dijon dressing.
Classic deviled eggs recipe, perfect for post-Easter and summer picnic potlucks. Mashed cooked egg yolks, mixed with mayonnaise and Dijon, spooned or piped into cooked egg white halves. Sprinkled with paprika.
Quick and easy way to grill salmon fillets, using a soy-sauce based marinade.
Eggplant and roasted red pepper terrine recipe, with sliced eggplant, roasted red bell peppers, parsley, Brie or Mozzarella, in a fresh tomato sauce.
A classic Italian baked eggplant Parmesan casserole with fried eggplant slices layered with Mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, and tomato sauce.
Classic, simple basil pesto recipe with fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, Romano or Parmesan cheese, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper.
Mexican salsa recipe made with chopped fresh tomatoes, jalapeno and serano chili peppers, red onion, cilantro, and lime. Also called Pico de Gallo or Salsa Fresca.
A classic Italian mixed seafood salad made with calamari, shrimp, clams and scallops, dressed with olive oil and lemon.
California version of the classic Spanish gazpacho recipe. Chilled soup made with ripe, uncooked tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, celery, onion, and seasoned with fresh herbs, Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
Hot dogs stuffed with cheese, onions, and sauerkraut, wrapped in bacon and cooked on a hot grill.
Skinless boneless chicken breasts marinated with lime and cilantro and grilled.
How to grill juicy, tender, grilled corn-on-the-cob. Grill fresh corn cobs in their husks on direct high heat.
A melt in your mouth flank steak that is cooked quickly with a high heat. The marinade of soy sauce, honey and garlic does the trick for this cut of meat.
Heirloom tomato, basil, Mozzarella salad made with beautiful, ripe heirloom tomatoes. Classic Italian Caprese salad recipe.
Homemade popsicle recipe. Easy to make your own juice popsicles, with concentrated juice or lemonade.
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.
Fresh melon, diced, and tossed with lemon or lime, mint, and serrano chili.
How to preserve summer fruit such as nectarines and peaches, with just ascorbic acid and sugar.
Classic Italian pasta primavera with sauteed fresh seasonal vegetables in a marinara sauce.
Zucchini and summer squash, sauteed with bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, and served with melted cheddar cheese.
Spicy bundt cake made with chopped fresh apples, grated coconut, and walnuts or pecans, topped with a sugar glaze.
Sweet, Southern-style nectarine and peach cobbler recipe. Fresh nectarine and peach slices baked with a cobbler topping.
Old fashioned pink lemonade with fresh squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup of sugar and water, and cranberry juice for color.
Panaché, a light and refreshing French drink with beer and 7-Up.
Classic Italian Tuscan panzanella salad made with large cubes of crusty bread, ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and basil.
Peach cobbler, easy and delicious, prepared with ripe yellow peaches, lemon, nutmeg, and a crumbled dough topping.
Everybody knows how to make lemonade, right? Squeeze some lemons, add sugar and water. But how to make lemonade so that it tastes right everytime? Here's a surefire method.
Easy and delicious classic plum cobbler, using Santa Rosa plums, topped with a biscuity cobbler topping.
Classic potato salad with boiled potatoes, sour cream, mayo, green onions, celery, parsley, pickles and bacon.
Perfect summer potluck potato salad with Yukon Gold potatoes, bacon, onions, and chopped apple.
Prosciutto-wrapped melon with Mozzarella cheese recipe, perfect summertime appetizer. Prosciutto di Parma, honeydew and cantaloupe melons, and fresh cherry-size Mozzarella cheese.
New potatoes or fingerlings tossed warm in a Dijon vinaigrette with capers, olives, garlic, and parsley.
Roasted zucchini recipe, fresh zucchini, cut lengthwise, oven-roasted with olive oil, garlic, black pepper, and Herbes de Provence.
Baked salmon provencal recipe with a sauce of fresh tomatoes, fresh chopped herbs, a few shallots, lemon juice, balsamic and olive oil.
A great way to cool off is with a refreshingly chilled salmon salad. Use up leftover salmon from a summer barbecue. Easy and quick salmon salad recipe.
Shrimp and avocado salad recipe. Freshly cooked shrimp and creamy avocado are a perfect match, especially with a crisp vinaigrette. What better way to cool down in the heat of summer than with a delicious cold salad?
Cool and tasty shrimp ceviche recipe, shrimp served with chopped red onion, chile, cilantro, cucumber, avocado with lemon and lime juices.
Zesty, spicy corn fritters, served with a sweet chili sauce. Step-by-step instructions with photos.
Turkey burger patties with grated zucchini, herbs, cumin, and cayenne, served with lemony sour cream sauce.
Classic Tex Mex fajitas recipe, made with strips of skirt steak, onions and bell peppers, and served sizzling hot with fresh tortillas, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa.
Stewed tomatoes with basil and freshly made toasted buttered croutons.
Old-fashioned strawberry shortcake recipe, with fresh strawberries, sliced and macerated in sugar, spooned over freshly baked biscuits, topped with whipped cream.
Agua fresca made with fresh strawberries and watermelon. Classic Mexican fresh fruit drink.
Large zucchini stuffed with mushrooms, ham, bread crumbs, and Gruyere or Parmesan cheese.
Large zucchini stuffed with ground turkey, mushrooms, tomatoes, basil, rosemary, and Parmesan cheese.
Delicious fresh pea soup recipe with petit peas, mint, cream, broth, and shallots.
Summer squash salad. Zucchini carpaccio. Thinly sliced summer squash served with olive oil, lemon juice, mint, Parmesan cheese, and toasted pine nuts.
Fresh chopped tomatoes, basil and onions, topped with mixture of shredded cheese and mayonnaise, baked in a pie shell.
Rich tomato soup made with fresh tomatoes, Yukon Gold potatoes, and bacon. Perfect use of summer garden tomatoes.
Veggie tacos with onions, zucchini, tomatoes, green chiles, jalapeños, cheddar and cotija cheeses, and cilantro in corn tortillas.
Simple wax beans recipe with wax, or yellow green beans, chopped mint, olive oil, and salt. Delicious combination of mint with the beans.
White bean and cherry tomato salad with a dressing of rosemary infused olive oil, garlic, Parmesan, anchovies, and lemon.
A delicious, easy-to-make, moist zucchini bread recipe, with freshly grated zucchini, cinnamon, nutmeg, and optional walnuts and dried cranberries or raisins.
Favorite zucchini fritters recipe, similar to potato latkes-but with zucchini.
The best zucchini bread muffins ever. Moist, sweet, packed with shredded zucchini, walnuts, dried cranberries, and spiced with vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Simple zucchini recipe, zucchini strips cooked with butter, onion, parsley, bouillon, and thyme.