Fresh Apricot Bars

Apricot Bars aren't your everyday snacking cake, right? But oh, these easy, seasonal bars belong on your make-asap list. The "bar" itself is akin to a rich, shortbread-style cake, then it's topped with halves or slivers of fresh apricot (canned apricots work too) that turn all sweet and jammy in the oven. I've been making these bars for, um ... a few decades! There's just something remarkable about the soft, barely-cooked tang of apricots against the almond-scented buttery bars. Simple & Seasonal. A Sweet Treat for Summer. These Keep for a Week!

Homemade Frozen Yogurt with Blackberry Sauce

Such a simple summer treat, one best reserved for the sweetest, plumpest fresh blackberries. Just five ingredients for both the yogurt and the blackberry sauce! This combination of frozen yogurt with blackberry sauce is so simple, so summery and refreshing. Just Five Ingredients! Fast & Summery. Light & Refreshing. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipes ~ ~ Homemade Frozen Yogurt ~ ~ Homemade Blackberry Sauce ~ Happy National Ice Cream Day! Huh, what? National Ice Cream Day? Just who designates these fun "holidays", who knows, but the good news is, making frozen yogurt at home is so easy, so tasty, no holiday or special occasion is required to churn up a fast batch. It takes all of two ingredients – Greek yogurt and sugar – plus a little vanilla for anyone who's inspired that way but there's a special tang to yogurt that deserves its day (a holiday?!) in the sunshine. The recipe for b

Beef Tacos with Avocado Cucumber Mango Salsa

Homemade grilled tacos. Quick-grilled beef on warm tacos with a bright salsa. During the summer, it seems that getting supper on the table is more about "quick assembly" than real cooking. Oh sure, we might have to cook one thing or another, but only as a contribution to the supper assembly line. Salads. Cold suppers. Meat from the grill. Ahhh, the ease that summer delivers. This taco supper was quick and easy and decidedly tasty. It offers a million riffs: pork or chicken rather than beef. Red cabbage or lettuce instead of Napa cabbage. A whole new set of salsa ingredients. And those are just the "obvious" changes. Ah, the ease that summer delivers. ALANNA's TIPS There's enough meat to fill eight tacos. The whole wheat tortillas were especially good when warmed through on the grill. Yum. BEEF TACOS is adapted from The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life by Ellie Krieger. My friend Linda sent a copy of this new cookb