Serve these maple-flavored biscuits warm with a slather of melting butter.
A quick bread with a crackly glaze that has the sweetness of a tea cake.
Rhubarb combines easily with other fruits to make desserts worthy of vanilla ice cream.
Chill out in the hammock with a thirst-quenching citrus cooler made from freshly squeezed oranges and lemons.
Fair warning: These are rich, decadent cakes suitable only for chocolate lovers. Arm yourself with vanilla ice cream before proceeding.
An easy, creamy dessert that will showcase the season's delightful fresh fruits.
A simple and healthy chicken dinner made in only 30 minutes that cuts down on the washing up.
Potato salad is so good for hot summer days. Tip: cook the potatoes with water seasoned with salt and vinegar for a perfect taste.
The third Sunday in July is National Ice Cream Day. You can whip up a batch of creamy homemade ice cream easier than you think.
Cream cheese is the secret ingredient in this ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe.
For when you are planning your next big get together outdoors, a "mess of shrimp" is the perfect way to round out a day spent at the lake.
Creating your own simple syrup is a deliciously refreshing way to dress up seltzer for a cool summer beverage.
A process so easy for making a jar of fresh fruit preserves no formal recipe is required. So you can get back to your summer reading in the hammock.
Chutney pairs perfectly with curries, meat, and even mixed with yogurt for breakfast.
Feta cheese, black olives, red onion, dill, and lemon juice and zest do their predictably wonderful thing when mixed together and heaped on pan-seared pork chops.
Feed big crowd with this fresh corn casserole for a backyard meal. It's perfect with steaks, burgers and hot dogs, or with fried chicken or fish.
Cool off your Fourth of July party with a tall glass of fruity iced tea.
Bring a bit of red, white, and blue to your Fourth of July cookout with a creamy blueberry yogurt tart atop a gingery graham cracker crust.
Build a meal with cold rice noodles, add your favorite crunchy vegetables, top with peanut sauce, fresh herbs, and a pan-seared steak.