New Mexico-Style Poblano Chile Barbecue Burger

There are few peppers that can match New Mexico’s “Hatch” variety, a designer breed that has been perfected over the last 130 years. When Hatch chilies aren’t readily available, though, we love this version of a

Beer-battered Oven-baked Onion Rings

Besides being healthier than fried onion rings, these still maintain the crispiness and the flavor all good onion rings should have. We suggest piling them high on a delicious Bacon Burger with Blue Cheese Sauce.

Bacon Burger with Blue Cheese Sauce

Summer isn’t complete without an amazing grilled burger. This moist bacon burger is combined with blue cheese sauce for a flavorful bite. Take it to the next level with our recipe for Beer-Battered Oven-Baked Onion Rings.

Bourbon-Peach Shortcakes with Glazed Pecans

Making shortcakes is a summertime dessert tradition. Instead of the usual strawberries, try using peaches paired with bourbon and glazed pecans.

Braised Salmon with Tomato & Coconut Sambal

Red curry paste, tomato, and coconut milk make a slightly spicy and rich sauce to go with salmon.

Melon Granita

This is the perfect icy cold, refreshing granita to enjoy on hot summer days. Adding wine prevents the granita from becoming frozen solid. To make this granita a kid-friendly one, just omit the wine.

Rhubarb-Raspberry Lemonade

This is one of the best tasting lemonades ever made! With the tangy rhubarb combined with sweet raspberry, it’s the must-try drink recipe of the season.

Smith Berry Barn Strawberry Lavender Milkshake

This sweet, seductive milkshake is the quintessential early summer treat. I came by the recipe when I interviewed Erika Polmar, co-founder of Plate & Pitchfork, the delicious event that turns farms into dining rooms every summer.  The

Mary Ann’s Strawberry & Spinach Salad

Mary Ann Myers makes the best salads. I should know; I’ve been enjoying them for more than 30 years. That’s because Mary Ann and I, along with four other friends, meet for a communal dinner every

Alice Water’s Sun-Dried Strawberry Jam

Alice Water’s shared this recipe with me many years ago when I interviewed her for a newspaper article. It’s the recipe I turn to every summer when Hood strawberries begin to make their appearance. As Alice

Strawberry Anarchy Cake

Italian food lover and cookbook author Faith Willinger told me she improvised this unusual recipe when she had a rather empty larder and company coming for dinner. You might think the “anarchy” is in putting salad

Fresh Strawberry Shortcake with Summer Cream

This classic American summer dessert is always a favorite at my family’s 4th of July party, and there’s a bit of a surprise in the topping: a hint of rose and whirls of flavorful strawberries. You

Individual Chocolate-Cherry Trifle

This recipe has all the components of Black Forest cake, except it’s easier to make and involves no baking. You’ll be surprised at how well the chocolate bread cubes substitute for cake pieces.

Israeli Couscous Tabbouleh Salad

The combination of Israeli couscous & fresh veggies makes this a healthy & flavorful choice perfect for lunch or a dinner side dish.

Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches – 2 Ways

Check out our Masters-style pimiento (or pimento) Cheese sandwiches and be transported to Augusta National. Created with our Zupan’s housemade pimiento spread.

Mango Avocado Salad

A tasty tropical treat to celebrate the spring!

Tonnato Nicoise Toasts

Step up your toast game with this recipe featuring Zupan’s albacore tuna.

Tuna Lettuce Wrap

This simple avocado tuna salad in butter lettuce makes a perfect snack, lunch or dinner.

Baked Halibut in Mustard Cream Sauce

A simple yet delicious way to serve halibut in under 30 minutes.

Pan-Seared Scallops with Sweet Corn Coulis

Enjoy this rendition of juicy and tender scallops with fresh sweet corn coulis.

Seared Sole in Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce

The delicate flavor of sole is enhanced with an aromatic sauce made with tomato and basil.

Fresh & Crispy Summer Slaw

Eating a colorful dish like this summer slaw is a feast for both your eyes and your taste buds. Because it’s a lighter version than the traditional mayonnaise coleslaw, I think it’s just fine to have

Sunchoke Soup with Pepitas

This vegetarian soup uses Jerusalem artichokes & toasted pumpkin seeds for a rich, hearty flavor.

Apple Curry Kale Salad

Refreshing & healthy, this is the perfect salad to pack in your lunch for work.