Summer Raspberry Blondies Recipe

These are elegant and easy. The batter is a variation on chocolate chip cookies, but with fresh raspberries and pecans. Best of all, no shaping or scooping. Just bake into bars, then serve in decadent squares. Summer Raspberry Blondies Ingredients 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cups light brown sugar, packed 2 […]

Sweet and Sour Coleslaw Recipe

  This old-fashioned coleslaw goes with anything and everything grilled. It makes a lot of salad, but the leftovers last for days, so make the whole recipe even if you’re just cooking for a small group. Sweet and Sour Coleslaw Serves: 12 Prep Time: 15 minutes and then 24 hours to marinate before serving Dressing […]

Cuban Tortilla Sandwich Recipe

Grill these tasty Cuban sandwiches at the picnic. Assemble them at home—even a day ahead—then keep them cold until ready to heat up. Serves: 4 Total time: 40 minutes. 30 minutes to assemble,10 minutes to grill. Complete the menu: Corn, Black Bean and Red Pepper Salad; lemon ice for dessert Ingredients 1 pork tenderloin (** […]

Glazed Grilled Salmon Recipe

  This is my go-to grilling recipe for salmon. It’s quick enough for a weeknight dinner and fancy enough for guests. This year, I’ve been making it on wood planks, which give the salmon a smoky taste that’s the perfect complement to the sweet glaze. Serves: 4-6 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15-20 minutes […]

Two Dip Recipes for Backyard Entertaining

Here are two dips that are perfect for backyard entertaining. A little exotic, but not too crazy different, and both are a snap to make. Roasted Red Pepper Dip Recipe Serves: 8-12 as part of a party spread Prep Time: 10 minutes 1 jar roasted red peppers (12 ounce) 1 small shallot 1 tbsp. extra-virgin […]

Fiesta Casserole Recipe

Kathryn Guylay of Nurture teaches youth simple and healthy cooking. This super-easy, highly affordable recipe comes from Kathryn Guylay, executive director of the nonprofit Nurture.