Make macaroni salad even better with bacon, buttermilk dressing, and cheese. Toss in a few veggies, too, if the mood strikes you.
Fresh field peas get a boost in flavor from summer herbs. For added flavor, add a few strips of bacon to your herb packet and then simmer with the peas to make an aromatic side dish.
This summer stuff all those bright tomatoes with a summer squash, onion, and cheese filling. These beauties make a great addition to a veggie plate, or a side for a meatier meal.
Tomato season is finally here! Pair this bright, summery side dish with a grilled steak or fish fillet.
Using local ingredients gives this tart a homegrown feel, especially with the many vegetable and cheese options available from summer farmers' markets. The Parmesan and thyme in the crust are the perfect complement to the fresh flavors of the vegetables.
This recipe includes soaking the ingredients which mellows the soup, cutting the bite of the onions and garlic and softening the tomato skins. The soaked bread is a simple thickener often found in Mediterranean dishes.
This simple pie is chock-full of blueberries and perfect for summer. A hint of nutmeg adds a mysterious and unique flavor to a classic pie.
Simple cakes are the perfect vehicle for summer’s fresh berries. This one is topped with a basil-scented blueberry compote that is not too sweet, and lets the flavor of the berries really shine.
The use of tangy buttermilk compliments the strong banana flavor that makes this banana bread a great staple for your baked good recipe collection.
Highlighted by fresh herbs, a little mustard, softened butter, and mayo, buttery lemon dill stuffed eggs have a velvety filling.
Make a Greek-style spinach pie without the fuss of phyllo dough. A simple pastry surrounds a cottage and feta cheese, green onion, and spinach filling.
Perloo with chicken, duck, shrimp, or oyster sausage is found across the South. In this version big juicy shrimp nestle in a pot of seasoned rice cooked with onions, celery, tomato, and and bell pepper.
Strawberries are back in season! Strawberry curd makes an elegant and unique dessert. Spread it on toast or almost any other baked good, use it to fill a cake, or pair it with buttery almond cookies.
Goat cheese, lemon, capers, and Greek yogurt stand in for mayonnaise in this artichoke spread. A food processor makes this simple savory spread a snap.
There is a difference between comfort food and comfort cooking, though sometimes the two marry to result in a quiet afternoon in the kitchen, followed by a glorious meal well worth the effort.
Easter morning calls for a special spread, but no one wants to be up early cracking eggs. Make this casserole the night before and simplify breakfast or brunch.
Carrot and dill are made for each other, and the flavor and vibrant color of this risotto will charm family and friends. Serve it as a main course, or a side with pork or chicken and a green vegetable.
In colcannon, mashed potatoes and cabbage are combined to create a dish that will feel like a welcome to the Emerald Isle on St. Patrick's Day.
Old-fashioned yet unusual, cottage cheese makes these rolls light and delightfully tangy.
This pizza casserole makes a quick weeknight meal to please the whole family.