Ahh, the Memorial Day cookout: Your annual chance to reconnect with family, enjoy the magical late-spring weather and flex your grilling muscles in preparation for the (hopefully many!) summer cookouts to come. And while burgers and hot dogs might be default Memorial Day entrées, that just gives side dishes and dessert more room to shine! I’ve gathered a few traditional-faves-with-a-twist, including potato salad, macaroni salad and my very favorite fruity (yep, fruity!) cole slaw recipe, to help up your patio-party game.
Today I’m pulling out the citronella candles, lawn games, paper plates, bug spray and…my slow cooker! Along with the fireworks, this weekend is full of potlucks and cookouts and potluck cookouts—it’s all been so much simpler since I discovered the secret of the summer slow-cooker recipe. Continue reading
Corn is a long-established summer essential—and for good reason: Those juicy, sweet kernels can’t be beat alongside a hot dog, hamburger or, well, anything. But plain butter and salt can get old after awhile… I’m shaking things up this summer with some easy but exciting toppings. Continue reading
FACT: Food tastes better on a stick. No, we can’t explain it. But like love or um, magnets, sometimes the best things can’t be explained with logic. On that note, allow me to introduce the 12 best “stick with it!” foods to eat this summer. Continue reading
This Memorial Day, skip the store-bought potato salad! Your own personalized version will taste absolutely amazing. Continue reading
I think we can all agree that avocados are the rock stars of the fruit (yes, fruit!) scene. Case in point: What other produce would you PAY to have put on your plate beside your burrito? That would be none.
Click here for the recipe: Roasted Vegetable Guacamole. Continue reading
If you’re asking yourself, “Why is it called ‘dump cake’?” you’ve probably never made one of these sweet treats. Usually a dump cake recipe includes a box of cake mix, canned fruit and not much else. And you usually skip the bowl entirely. About the time you’ve poured a box of cake mix and a can of fruit directly into a baking dish it will occur to you, “Ah, right. Dump cake.” Continue reading