This super easy topping is excellent on anything from fruit pie to cobbler to pound cake.
These sweet grilled apricots topped with almond-flavored whipped cream are a perfect way to end a summer meal.
If you’re going with fresh corn, choose firm, tightly closed, freshly picked ears of corn, you don’t want any dried out kernels. Frozen is just fine if the super fresh stuff isn’t available.
Tangy and garlicky, this salad dressing is amazing over a simple green salad of crunchy Romaine and blanched vegetables.
These crostini are topped with an easy, creamy spread that's loaded with spicy green garlic and tangy fromage blanc.
This dish of tender, sweet onions topped with breadcrumbs and melted blue cheese is easy to make on the grill!
Sweet Vidalia onions and Gorgonzola are made for each other. Serve this with crusty bread for an easy but elegant appetizer.
These easy, people-pleasing pizzas use portobello caps as individual pizza crusts.
Be sure to use Percorino in this salad for a nice, creamy dressing - other cheeses won’t work as well.
In this icebox cake, whipped cream is enhanced with cream cheese and cream of coconut, and layered with graham crackers and lots and lots of mango, then topped with toasted coconut flakes.
This cake is very very easy to make. If you don't want quite as much "ducky" flavor, substitute the duck fat with butter. If you don't like rosemary, omit it altogether, or use lemon verbena, sage, or winter savory instead. For a sweeter cake, increase the sugar to a full cup. Served with whipped cream and fresh fruit, this is a dessert that's sure to please.
This Spanish sauce is also delicious with oven-roasted potato wedges, fries or even grilled shrimp or as a condiment for chicken, lamb chops or meatballs. It makes a great alternative to pesto as well: stir it into soups and stews or toss with pasta.
A simple meal of soup or a roasted chicken becomes a divine repast with the addition of these meltingly tender biscuits. Drop biscuits may not look as perfect as biscuits that are rolled and cut out, but they are just as good, and require less cleanup.
Warm and lightly spiced, this simple soup is easily doubled for packing into lunches all week.
If prepping the Swiss chard is too time-consuming, using 5 or 6 cups of frozen spinach would be a good shortcut - just be sure to squeeze out excess water!
Talk about gilding the lily! Ripe avocados get sliced into wedges, battered, fried, then served with creamy cheese sauce. Note that you do need a fry thermometer for best results.
With layers of flakey dough, a filling of lemon-poppyseed-sugar with a hint of vanilla, and a bright purpley-pink glaze, these buns are well worth the effort of working with yeasted dough. This recipe is a much-speeded-up shortcut of the typical lamination process - it’s still somewhat complicated, but nowhere near as time-consuming as it usually is.
Mascarpone cheese and Meyer lemons are made for each other - both are mild and barely sweet, with a bit of tang. Together they make a rich and silky sauce that’s still light.
Using premade enchilada sauce makes making enchiladas so simple! Dinner will be on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Loaded with fresh ginger and fresh turmeric, this drink is perfect for a winter's day and will warm and nourish you head to toe.
Many of us find ourselves short on time during the holidays with places to go, things to do, people to see. If you find yourself needing to prepare a dessert that looks fancy but takes less than an hour to make, look no further than these easy coconut cookies.
With quinoa and cornmeal, this quick bread is hearty and rustic, with crispy edges and a creamy, custard-y top, thanks to the addition of heavy cream right before baking. It's the perfect side dish to serve at a big meal during the holidays, or bring to a potluck or picnic.
This hearty, healthy salad could be made with quinoa as a base if you’d prefer something gluten-free. A vinaigrette made with lemon juice and parsley is faintly Middle Eastern in flavor and goes wonderfully with the roasted squash, almonds, and creamy goat cheese.
Warm and comforting, this will surely become a new favorite (try it at Thanksgiving!).
When you come across perfectly fresh, bright green Brussels sprouts, shredding them paper thin for a salad is a wonderful treatment. Use a mandoline for very fine, feathery slices. Omit the cheese for an equally pleasing vegan dish.
This is a relatively traditional strudel recipe, delicious as is, but it lends itself to improvisation. For best results, make the apple filling the day before.
This is a substantial meal as is, but the filling can easily be modified for more protein by adding ground beef or crumbled tofu.
This bright green sauce is creamy and tangy, and stirred into pasta is a delicious alternative to tomato sauce or pesto.
A decadent french toast that is great for a special brunch or just a fancier weekend breakfast!
Spicy and delicious side to a local omlette and if you have leftovers it reheats nicely to be a compliment to your sandwich for lunch.
Potato soup is a childhood favorite of mine, and this is the first time I've put tangible measurements to this recipe, so above all else, make this in a way that tastes good to you.
This can be made ahead and reheated. I love that this recipe can be adapted for most any time of year, for just about any kind of mushrooms, herbs or roots available.
I made this up during the spring beet season, and used shrub because I was hunting for vinegar in my cupboard, but didn't have any. It was a happy surprise!
Potatoes make a great stand-in for pasta in this hearty "lasagna".
This is a fresh, easy, and very colorful salad that's sure to impress.
This cornbread, topped with sliced heirloom tomatoes and sharp cheddar cheese, is decidedly out of the ordinary.
Watermelon gazpacho is unexpected, and perfect for pulling out of the fridge when you’re craving something cool and refreshing.
Adding fresh corn to the batter gives these zucchini fritters a special, summery twist.
Have this cake for dessert or for a very special snack with tea.
So many green vegetables would go well with lemon and ricotta, so mix it up with asparagus pieces, green beans, or baby spinach, adjusting the cooking time as needed.
For a satisfying meal, serve these baked, whole onions with a big salad and some bread, or alongside a grilled steak.
This is a great recipe because it's so adaptable to whatever produce is in season. Perfect for picnics and potlucks, too!
These delicious pancakes turn out satisfyingly extra-crispy, thanks to a relatively dry batter, and pressing the pancakes flat in the pan.
Here's a simple salad dressed in a light and creamy dressing, full of fresh herbs.
Good springtime asparagus doesn't need a lot of preparation to become a stellar part of a meal.
Deliciously flavored with grapefruit, this cake is light and springy. Nice for a sweet breakfast, or of course, for dessert.
Possibly the most delicious way you’ve eaten beets, this recipe uses the greens in addition to the roots. They’re served with creamy Boucheron cheese and warm, crusty bread.
This easy dip is excellent with chicken wings!
Using ciabatta bread for pizza crust makes getting dinner on the table fast and easy. This pizza is topped with a tasty and classic Italian combination of sweet cherry tomatoes, fennel, briney black olives and savory parmesan.
Stuffed with a bunch of lacinato kale, these potatoes are tasty and seem indulgent, but have enough green to be wholesome. Serves 3 as a hearty main, or 6 as a side.
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