Apple Butter

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.

Apple Cobbler

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.

Applesauce

Delicious homemade applesauce recipe. There is nothing better than homemade applesauce with hand-picked apples, and it is so easy to do!

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.

Berry and Banana Terrine

Beautiful summer berry and banana terrine recipe, a gelatin and white grape juice base, filled with fresh berries and bananas.

Berry Tart

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

Black Bean Salad

A fresh black bean salad, perfect for a summer picnic or potluck. Tomatoes, jalapeños, avocado, black bleans and corn combined to give this salad its kick and fresh flavors.

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.

Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry buckle recipe, an old-fashioned single layered cake, peppered with blueberries, and topped with a streusel topping.

Blueberry Muffins

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

Blueberry Pie

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

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.

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

Bruschetta with tomato and basil. Chopped fresh tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil, and vinegar, served on toasted slices of French or Italian bread.

Ceviche

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.

Chili Dog

American classic chili dog, grilled hot dog on a bun, smothered in ground beef chili sauce, sprinkled with cheddar cheese and onions.

Chocolate Ice Cream

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

Classic Carrot Salad

Traditional grated carrot salad with carrots, raisins, chopped apple and mayonnaise. One of the easiest salads to prepare, as well as being kid-friendly and good for you.

Cold Pea Salad

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

Cold Tomato Summer Vegetable Soup

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.

Corn Chowder

Simple corn chowder made with sweet, fresh corn, onion, carrot, celery, potatoes, red bell pepper, milk, and bacon.

Creamed Corn

Classic creamed corn with fresh yellow corn cut straight from the cob, onion, butter, and cream.

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.

Cucumber Yogurt Salad

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

Dad’s Greek Salad

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.

Dad’s Potato Salad

Classic potato salad recipe with boiled Russet potatoes, dill pickles, celery, parsley, red onion, scallions, hard boiled eggs and a mayonnaise Dijon dressing.

Deviled Eggs

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.

Easy Grilled Salmon

Quick and easy way to grill salmon fillets, using a soy-sauce based marinade.

Eggplant and Red Pepper Terrine

Eggplant and roasted red pepper terrine recipe, with sliced eggplant, roasted red bell peppers, parsley, Brie or Mozzarella, in a fresh tomato sauce.

Eggplant Parmesan

A classic Italian baked eggplant Parmesan casserole with fried eggplant slices layered with Mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, and tomato sauce.

Fresh Basil Pesto

Classic, simple basil pesto recipe with fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, Romano or Parmesan cheese, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

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.

Frutti di Mare Seafood Salad

A classic Italian mixed seafood salad made with calamari, shrimp, clams and scallops, dressed with olive oil and lemon.

Gazpacho

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.

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.

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

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.

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 Nectarines

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

Mom’s Pasta Primavera

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

Mom’s Summer Squash

Zucchini and summer squash, sauteed with bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, and served with melted cheddar cheese.

Nectarine and Peach Cobbler

Sweet, Southern-style nectarine and peach cobbler recipe. Fresh nectarine and peach slices baked with a cobbler topping.

Old Fashioned Pink Lemonade

Old fashioned pink lemonade with fresh squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup of sugar and water, and cranberry juice for color.

Panaché

Panaché, a light and refreshing French drink with beer and 7-Up.

Panzanella Bread Salad

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

Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler, easy and delicious, prepared with ripe yellow peaches, lemon, nutmeg, and a crumbled dough topping.

Perfect Lemonade

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.

Plum Cobbler

Easy and delicious classic plum cobbler, using Santa Rosa plums, topped with a biscuity cobbler topping.

Potato Salad

Classic potato salad with boiled potatoes, sour cream, mayo, green onions, celery, parsley, pickles and bacon.

Prosciutto, Melon, and Mozzarella

Prosciutto-wrapped melon with Mozzarella cheese recipe, perfect summertime appetizer. Prosciutto di Parma, honeydew and cantaloupe melons, and fresh cherry-size Mozzarella cheese.

Provencal Potato Salad

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

Roasted Zucchini with Garlic

Roasted zucchini recipe, fresh zucchini, cut lengthwise, oven-roasted with olive oil, garlic, black pepper, and Herbes de Provence.

Salmon Provencal

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

Salmon Salad

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

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?

Shrimp Ceviche

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

Spicy Corn Fritters

Zesty, spicy corn fritters, served with a sweet chili sauce. Step-by-step instructions with photos.

Steak Fajitas

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.

Strawberry Shortcake

Old-fashioned strawberry shortcake recipe, with fresh strawberries, sliced and macerated in sugar, spooned over freshly baked biscuits, topped with whipped cream.

Summer Pea Soup

Delicious fresh pea soup recipe with petit peas, mint, cream, broth, and shallots.

Summer Squash Salad

Summer squash salad. Zucchini carpaccio. Thinly sliced summer squash served with olive oil, lemon juice, mint, Parmesan cheese, and toasted pine nuts.

Tomato Pie

Fresh chopped tomatoes, basil and onions, topped with mixture of shredded cheese and mayonnaise, baked in a pie shell.

Veggie Tacos

Veggie tacos with onions, zucchini, tomatoes, green chiles, jalapeños, cheddar and cotija cheeses, and cilantro in corn tortillas.

Watermelon Gazpacho

Summery watermelon gazpacho, a cold soup with watermelon, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, cucumbers.

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.

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.

Zucchini Fritters

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

Zucchini Muffins

The best zucchini bread muffins ever. Moist, sweet, packed with shredded zucchini, walnuts, dried cranberries, and spiced with vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Zucchini with Thyme

Simple zucchini recipe, zucchini strips cooked with butter, onion, parsley, bouillon, and thyme.