Seasonal Sundays (Week 31) Cool Down with Gazpacho

When the temps go up-up-up, it's time to cool down-down-down with gazpacho. Here I share three different recipes, a traditional Spanish-style tomato gazpacho, another that mixes tomato and melon, plus a bright-bright green fruit gazpacho that's so flexible it can be a main course, an appetizer, even a dessert. Also! Let me know what you think about the brand-new "Pick Three" format. Also! Where I've been for the last month, yes, that familiar pink ribbon is a give-away.

Fresh Creamed Corn

This is not your mama's can of creamed corn ! Instead, it's my long-time recipe for homemade creamed corn, full of summer's best fresh corn sweetness and real corn kernels, accented with fresh rosemary or fresh lavender. This is absolutely gorgeous, a must-make recipe when summer's sweet corn is at its finest. Creamed Corn, Made from Scratch & Nothing Like Canned Creamed Corn. Real Food, Fresh & Inventive. A Summer Classic. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Easy DIY. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegetarian. Naturally Gluten Free. What're you waiting for?!

Southwestern Chicken Taco Salad Plates

A summer-y salad plate reminiscent of a de-constructed chicken taco. No cooking required, that's thanks to meat from a rotisserie chicken, a Quick Corn Relish made with fresh sweet corn plus a Quick Salsa Dressing with just three ingredients that's so good, I recommend stirring together extra for other salads later on. If only all meals were this easy, this delish! Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. No Cooking, Just Assembly. Hearty & Filling & Flexible. Another Quick Supper , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Not just easy, Summer Easy . Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Scales from Small Plates to Large Platters. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. What're you waiting for?!

Cucumber-Mango Salad

Eat more fruits and vegetables! Good advice, right? So! Here's one way to eat both healthy foods at once, a simple vegetable-fruit salad, a compelling partnership of wet crunchy cucumber and sweet soft mango united by a simple lime vinaigrette with the tiniest spikes of honey and hot sauce. Be prepared to put this salad on your list of "favorite summer recipes" – an intriguing/compelling/surprising side for summer suppers like fish, burgers, grilled chicken, etc. So good, this! Real Food, Fresh & Fun. Mere Minutes to the Table. Not just easy, Summer Easy . Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Potluck & Party Friendly. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegetarian & Easily Made Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free.

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

A salad celebration for dill pickle lovers, a pasta salad studded with a whole half pound of dill pickles and spiked with an entire cup of dill pickle juice. Add some sharp cheddar and the combo is a real winner, not only for potlucks and parties but also as a refrigerator salad to nibble on over several days. The TikTok Phenomenon, Made from Scratch. Real Food, Fresh & Inventive. Mere Minutes to the Table. Hearty & Filling. A Summer Classic. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Potluck & Party Friendly. Vegetarian.

Ten Tips for Better Burgers

Who needs a drive-through or a pricey gourmet burger when right at home, just a few easy techniques can transform a good burger into a better burger and even a great burger? Here I'm sharing the handful of tips we use for burgers on the grill and cooked inside. Simple Tips for Burger Perfection. Easy Techniques, Fresh & Family-Tested. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 26) Happy Father's Day!

So here it is, another Sunday recipe collection, my usual patchwork of June-ish recipes plus three special features, last-minute pies to make your favorite dad happy-happy-happy and what to make with fresh mangoes while waiting for peaches to ripen plus a Scandinavian menu for Midsummer.

Five-Minute Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

So easy, guys! Just toss together a few common pantry ingredients and you've got a creamy-spicy cocktail sauce for shrimp, veggies and more and maybe just maybe, an instant party. Better still? Make it to taste, make only as much as you need! Quick Cocktail Sauce, Made from Scratch. Just Five Minutes & Six Ingredients. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Potluck & Party Friendly. Easy DIY. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 25) Mid June

Break out the fans because much of the country's going to be in the hundreds (hundreds!) much of this week. So in addition to the usual motley collection of June-ish recipes, this week you don't want to miss "What to Eat When It's Too Blazing Hot to Cook" and "what to make with those pretty little zucchini" that show up in grocery stores for just a few weeks about now. And if you do turn on the oven, make it count: yes, blueberries for sweet treats!

Salmon with Crispy Crust

How to bake salmon topped with a super-easy crispy bread crumb crust that's light and fresh with lemon and parsley, the perfect topping for moist, flaky fish. It all makes for a quick, healthy dinner, something to really look forward to and make again and again. Real Food, Simple & Seasonal, Fast & Flexible. Another Quick Supper , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Not just easy, Summer Easy . Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Low Carb. Low Fat. High Protein. Very Weight Watchers Friendly.