When the garden comes in this is the recipe to have on hand. It goes together quickly, and you can easily adjust the vegetables to make more if you have a bumper crop of tomatoes or peppers.
This is one of my favorite brunch recipes. It is easy to make, and while it bakes you can cut up a nice local fruit salad or get a load of laundry done. This recipe is dear to my heart as my mother-in-law used to make it. Now my husband continues the tradition of making this for a brunch potluck, or for the two of us leaving us with plenty of leftovers.
Potatoes make a great stand-in for pasta in this hearty "lasagna".
I enjoy this recipe because it can be changed so many ways by adding different herbs and spices and also because it is just as delicious without adding meat.
This is a fresh, easy, and very colorful salad that's sure to impress.
Freshly toasted spices with ripe, in-season peaches make this an incredible appetizer.
This hearty salad is easily doubled if you're feeding more than two.
Thank goodness, you don’t actually need to peel the 40 cloves of garlic here. This easy chicken dish is moist and infused with flavor.
The filling for these burritos will be sure to please everyone – creamy with black beans and nicely seasoned.
This cornbread, topped with sliced heirloom tomatoes and sharp cheddar cheese, is decidedly out of the ordinary.
A perfectly light and fresh summer tomato sauce to serve over pasta.
Pure summer in a glass. This recipe is easily doubled.
This classic Lebanese salad packed with toasted pita, summer vegetables, and loads of herbs tends to be a hit with everyone, and is filling enough to serve as a meal.
A flavorful salsa made with parsley, mustard, and vinegar really makes this meal.
Fragrant, saucy lamb is ladled over orzo with loads of chopped parsley, then topped with generous amounts of feta and kalamata olives in this hearty, Greek (-inspired) meal. This crowd-worthy dish is easy enough to make (just two dirty pots!), but doesn’t taste that way.
Adding fresh corn to the batter gives these zucchini fritters a special, summery twist.
Serve with an herby, lemony salad for a satisfying meal, or serve as a side dish alongside something grilled. Try using gluten-free pasta!
Have this cake for dessert or for a very special snack with tea.
This jam could be served with roasted chicken or pork tenderloin, or spread on a grilled cheese sandwich.
This two ingredient compote couldn’t be easier! Serve it on waffles, fresh toast, pancakes, oatmeal, or ice cream. When it’s cherry season, try using pitted cherries in place of up to half of the strawberries. And when fresh strawberries are no longer available, frozen would be a great substitute.
The anchovy-basil sauce turns this chicken dish from yummy to amazing.
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.
This baked egg dish is made by layering the ingredients in muffin tins, making them simple to serve and a pleasure to eat.
This might turn into your new favorite dinner: really easy to put together, but full of flavor and healthy to boot.
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.
This striking, dark pink pasta dish looks as good as it tastes. A simple green salad is all you need to make this the star of a special meal.
Serve with some good bread for a wholesome, warming dinner.
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.
This quick, one-pan meal will surely become a favorite.
This fresh and vibrant salad hits the spot on dreary winter and fall days.
This is just the kind of soup to make at the beginning of the week for lunches. It’s hearty enough to keep for several days, and is so delicious you won’t tire of it.
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.
This recipe uses heat and sugar to quickly pickle thinly sliced Meyer lemon. The sweet, sour, and lightly bitter pickled lemon adds tons of flavor to this fast chicken dinner.
These not-too-sweet, shortbread-style cookies are a great basic cookie to have in your back pocket. Barley or oat flour instead of the rye flour could be interesting here, or if you want something more neutral, regular all-purpose would work too!
This gratin, with a crispy crust and a soft, creamy filling, is surprisingly easy to make.
After a long day, this is a good, easy dinner to throw together that's fast but still tastes incredible.
Leftover pork from this easy dinner is fantastic in a sandwich the next day.
Scented with leek and garlic and enriched with cream and Gruyère, this gratin is baked in a low oven, which leaves a crispy crust and buttery potatoes. A mandoline will make quick work of the potatoes!
This palate-cleansing salad balances out rich winter meals. The recipe calls for the vegetables to be thinly sliced, and a mandoline would come in handy here.
This healthy meal can be on the table in 30 minutes, perfect for a weeknight dinner, or feeding impromptu guests.
The addition of coconut milk and vanilla makes this sweet potato dish really special.
Crunchy and vibrant, this salad is flavorful and refreshing.
Refreshing, light, and festive, this granita is the perfect way to finish a heavy meal.
Sure to please vegetarians and omnivores alike, these hearty burgers are easy to make and are so satisfying, with sharp cheese and just a touch of heat. If you've cooked the wild rice ahead of time, this recipe comes together very quickly.
Wild rice grows truly wild in Wisconsin, not just cultivated as in other states. Nutty, filling, and flavorful, this pilaf is a wonderful everyday dinner addition, but would also be welcome at the Thanksgiving table.
Winter root vegetables turn sweet and packed with flavor when roasted, and when lightly coated in maple syrup, they turn into a stand-out side dish.
Winter vegetables can often seem heavy, but this root vegetable and apple salad is crisp and refreshing, a great antidote to filling holiday foods.
This lightly sweet, shortbread-style crust truly is easy - you don't even have to roll it out, just press it in the pan.
The key to light, fluffy mashed potatoes is a potato ricer: it gently turns the potatoes into tiny flakes, leaving you with perfect mashed potatoes.