Show your patriotic spirit for Team USA and the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games with a big plate of soft, red, white, and blue M&M cookies.
This versatile dish makes a great main dish with a green salad, or as a side dish to grilled meats, and it works for brunch or dinner, too.
Heat is optional, big flavor isn’t, when sweet, savory and a host of spices get together in pork chops with balsamic peaches.
Pickled beans are delicious eaten right out of the jar and make a wonderful substitute for a pickle with a sandwich or burger.
Crunchy and sweet, brighten up a cheese or charcuterie plate with pickled carrots.
Too hot to cook but craving a sweet treat? Keep the oven off and try stirring up these no-bake cookies
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.