These cookies really are pure chocolate, the recipe calls for semisweet, unsweetened, and bittersweet chocolate. Roll them in confectioners sugar for a final sweet touch.
Graining cauliflower is a great alternative to rice, quinoa, or couscous. Pairing plums and proscuitto makes for a playful sweet, tart, and salty combination in this salad.
Matambre, an Argentine-style stuffed beef roast, brings back memories of university mates, vacations abroad, and the tantalizing prospect of uncovering family mysteries. Serve with a simple chimichurri sauce.
Pureeing the carrots beforehand, and adding coconut, walnuts, and pineapple make this carrot cake extra moist. Add cream cheese frosting and you have the perfect carrot cake, and a temptation for little hands.
Add a little confectioner's sugar to a basil pesto and use it as a sauce on sweet melon.
Egg whites and ricotta take these pancakes to new heights. Serve them with seasonal summer fruit and honey or syrup and bring a restaurant-style brunch to your kitchen table.
A slow-simmered dish like ratatouille makes perfect use of summer tomatoes and other fresh vegetables.
Pesto is a perfect summer flavor. Marinate shrimp in your favorite blend before grilling and serve up this tasty alternative to backyard burgers.
Sweet, salty, and a little bit smokey, grilled corn is one of summer's easiest side dishes.
Get a whiff of Elizabethan England with these orange, cinnamon, and date muffins.
A sister's trip to Hawaii inspired The Gourmand Mom to recreate Oahu's famous garlic shrimp.
Served warm, these pineapple muffins with a crunchy streusel topping is like having your own personal-sized pineapple upside down cake.
Ever thought about jump starting your day with vegetables? Mix some kale with sweet pineapple into a smoothie and you'll forget this is a 'good for you' breakfast.
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.
Rice pudding during the summer might seem crazy, but what's better than mocha rice pudding during a summer thunderstorm? Malagkit rice is the preferred rice for this recipe, but Japanese sushi rice or any short grain rice will do.
By George, it's a boy! The world sends congratulations to Will and Kate with edible delights.
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.
Are your summer tomatoes coming in? A rustic galette serves as the perfect crust for barely roasted homegrown tomatoes with mozzarella cheese and a sprinkling of fresh herbs.
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