Everyone loves a pizza party! Mix up the pumpkin pizza dough and pumpkin-tomato sauce ahead of time, then gather plenty of toppings, the kids, or a group of friends, and go to town.
It's not quite stew season, but a savory cobbler seems just the ticket. Sweet corn and juicy shrimp are nestled under a bed of tender biscuits.
Keep this easy spread simple with a few crackers, or stir in some walnuts or dried cranberries and serve it on square slices of rye.
Sometimes simple pies are the very best. This butterscotch pie comes together in the blender in just a few minutes.
Spoon bread is an old Southern recipe. Adding bacon to the bread and topping with tomato-bacon jam makes this dish more than just a simple side.
To pep up your tabbouleh, first soak the bulgar wheat in lemon juice. Then add a variety of fresh, summer market vegetables and seasoning for flavor-packed salad.
Once you taste tomato butter, you may never go back to ketchup. Preserve the sweet and tart taste of a good tomato to use throughout winter.
For a light summer supper, serve up a dish of lady peas and tuck a few buttermilk hoe cakes alongside.
Add a little confectioner's sugar to a basil pesto and use it as a sauce on sweet melon.
Baked beans go with everything at a cookout: burgers, ribs, or grilled chicken. During the summer, when beans are plentiful at farmers' markets, use fresh shelly or October beans to make a pot.
Sometimes the simplest ingredients combine to make something absolutely divine. Serve this cake in the morning or for tea and call it a coffee cake, serve it after supper with a scoop of ice cream and call it dessert.
A quick tomato sauce always comes in handy. Use this recipe to top pizza, pasta, or bruschetta.
Traditional Mexican food uses squash blossoms as flavoring in a wide variety of dishes. Sauté squash blossoms and onions to stuff tortillas, and then use them as added flavoring for a mild salsa whipped up in the blender.
This classic Tuscan dish makes a great summer dinner. The whole thing comes together in minutes using leftover bread, tomatoes, and a few herbs and spices.
Using boiling water creates an extra gooey sauce with this cobbler. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream so all that sauce and fruit can run together with melted ice cream.
Chicken salad works great for almost any occasion, especially dinner on a hot day. Spice up your chicken salad with Greek yogurt, Moroccan flavors, herbs, apricots, and carrots.
Skip the cornbread or the biscuits, and try this shortcake instead. The base of the cake is soft like a biscuit with a creamy buttermilk, sour cream, onion custard top.
Strawberries and mint combine to make a seasonal and refreshing dressing that can be used to sweeten spinach-based salads or enhance a fruit salad.
This Memorial Day, brine some pork chops, fire up the grill, and coat them in a sweet tea glaze. Don't forget to brew a big pitcher of sweet tea for drinking.
This simple Southern cake is a great go-to summer recipe, and wonderful vehicle for almost any fruit topping. Try it with strawberry caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.