Pesto Farfalle

The pasta I’ve used here, farfalle, means “butterfly”, and the thicker texture is a good balance for the sweet and flavorful classic pesto.

Mushroom Ravioli Olio with Parmesan

Aside from being ridiculously fun to say, Ravioli Olio is ridiculously easy to make.

Simple Bucatini all’Amatriciana

This pasta dish only requires a few ingredients, but is full of bright & sophisticated flavors.

Brown Sugar Shortbread

These cookies from Ellie are so very good. Decadent with brown sugar, they would pair perfectly with a cup of hot tea.

Rosemary Cookies

It’s such a unique mix: savory herbs in a sweet cookie. But these cookies have such a lovely, delicate flavor and texture bound to make those tasting take a second bite. And then a third, and a fourth…

Penne all’Arrabbiata

This sauce is a spicy standby when you are looking for a little extra heat in your pasta.

Hot Chile Chili

Calling everyone who likes spicy food! This hot & spicy chili recipe will make your taste buds dance!

Zupan’s Albacore Tuna & Cherry Tomato Bites

Strawberry Risotto

Potato and Shishito Pepper Hash

Lamb Chops with Raspberry Marsala Sauce

Strawberry, Watermelon & Tomato Gazpacho

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