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Table of Contents

From our Readers4

Q&A6

Perfect Pastas8

Go ahead and plan a spring fling with these simple pasta dishes loaded with the season’s best flavors.

Roasted Grape Tomato & Garlic Spaghetti with fresh arugula8

Cheesy-Pesto Pinwheels9

Summer Squash Pasta with frizzled prosciutto10

Caprese-Burrata Salad11

Summer Straw & Hay Pasta with corn & bacon12

Spinach & Tomato Salad13

English Peas14

Mom always said “eat your peas,” and it’ll be so much easier once you taste this soup and pesto.

Fresh Pea Soup with ham & mint14

Mint Pea Pesto15

Fresh Fruit Dessert Bars16

Being square is anything but boring in these two desserts that are sure to entice your sweet tooth.

Peach & Raspberry Bars with oatmeal crust16

Strawberry Shortcake Bars with fresh strawberry topping18

Bring On the Brines20

Looking to add flavor and moisture to lean meats like chicken and pork? You can pickle that!

Pickle-Brined Pork Chops20

Mustard Grits with dill pickles21

Pepper-Brined Chicken with honey-garlic sauce22

Sautéed Greens with banana peppers23

Healthy Pizza24

Just because you’re watching what you eat doesn’t mean pizza can’t be on the menu.

Cajun Chicken Sausage Pizza24

Healthy No-Cook Pizza Sauce26

Veggie Pizza26

Ham & Potato Pizza27

Cold-Proofed Pizza Dough28

Homemade pizza is all about the crust. A deliciously easy food-processor dough … that’s amoré.

No-Fail Foil Dinners30

With minimum preparation time, some heavy-duty foil, and a hot grill, dinner is just minutes away.

Provençal Shrimp & Vegetables30

Creamy Saffron Orzo31

Jerk Chicken & Pineapple Salsa32

Cilantro-Coconut Rice33

Barbecue Season34

Yes, they’re sticky, but oh-so good. Make these ribs and the side dishes part of summer’s ultimate feast.

Slow-Cooked Baby Back Ribs with root beer-chipotle barbecue sauce34

Skillet Cornbread with scallions36

Root Beer Baked Beans with bacon37

Cucumber Potato Salad with ranch dressing37

Flank Steak38

No one will wonder where the beef is once they dig into these fabulous flank steak recipes.

Greek Lettuce Wraps38

Flank Steak Fajitas with chipotle sour cream39

Thai Flank Steak Satay40

Mini Steak Sandwiches with horseradish sauce41

Getting Creative With Carrots42

Deliciously diverse, these two culinary creations will have you chopping away at these edible orange roots.

Morning Glory Muffins42

Carrot Chutney with raisins, pineapple & plums44

Rotisserie Chicken46

From salads to cheesy dip to a Mexican meal, these ideas for using a weeknight staple are all but basic.

Hawaiian Chicken Salad46

Buffalo Chicken Dip46

Chicken & Mandarin Orange Salad47

Saucy Chicken Tostada47

Triple Berry & Cassis Sorbet48

There’s no need to swelter. This taste-tempting sorbet, bursting with berry flavor, will soon cool you off.

Fresh & Fabulous Recipes51

Take advantage of the best the season has to offer with these fresh meals, sides, and dessert.

Southwest Salad with spice-rubbed turkey52

Creamy Avocado Dressing53

Chicken & Bucatini with eggplant sauce54

Garlic Crostini with hummus55

Bánh Mì Spring Rolls with chili garlic dressing56

Wasabi Dip with fresh vegetables57

Steak House Chop Salad with beans & potatoes58

Tomato Vinaigrette59

Tropical Noodle Salad with crabmeat & mango60

Ginger Limeade61

Mexican Stuffed Tomatoes with black beans and pepper jack62

Grilled Corn with avocado butter63

Banana Split Cakes with strawberries & pineapple64

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