Table of Contents
From our Readers4
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
Summer Squash Pasta with frizzled prosciutto10
Summer Straw & Hay Pasta with corn & bacon12
Spinach & Tomato Salad13
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
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
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
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
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
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.