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Summer Soiree: 5 Booze-Free Picnic Sips

Summer is a good time to be thirsty. There are chilled glasses of iced tea and lemonade to be had — often flavored with in-season fruit — not to mention slushies, milkshakes and smoothies. Grab a pitcher and some ice (plus our recipes below) for these good-for-all-ages refreshers. 1. Muddled Lemonberryade (pictured above) Borrow a trick […]

Meatless Monday: Panzanella

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of life. It’s not a campaign to turn everyone in the world vegetarian or vegan; in fact, many involved are meat-lovers. Eating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving […]

5 Sweet Treats for National Strawberry Shortcake Day

On June 14th, raise a pint — of strawberries, that is — to National Strawberry Shortcake Day. The classic combination of biscuits, strawberries and cream never fails to please a crowd, but we’re fêting the all-American dessert with five delightful recipes that call for a twist. Don’t have time to bake biscuits from scratch? Kelsey’s Grilled […]

Summer Soiree: 5 Sizzling Burgers

Backyard barbecues conjure plenty of cravings: lemonade, hot dogs, pasta salad, cold beer. But all are mere supporting cast members for the summer star, the burger. At the heart of nearly every barbecue is a grill full of sizzling patties. The all-American classic is a blank canvas for relishes, vegetables and other condiments. Once you’ve […]

Sifted: Orange Creamsicle Donuts, Sweet Potato Sticky Buns + More

5 Hot Links We’re Loving: 1. The Gunny Sack re-imagines an ice cream truck classic as bite-sized doughnuts topped with a scoop of fluffy orange buttercream. 2. Breakfast just got a whole lot sweeter, thanks to these cardamom-infused sweet potato sticky buns from the Sugar Hit. 3. Still planning the perfect Father’s Day menu? We bet Dad will ask for seconds of the Endless […]

Meatless Monday: Zucchini Chili

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of life. It’s not a campaign to turn everyone in the world vegetarian or vegan; in fact, many involved are meat-lovers. Eating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving […]

Summer Fest: The 5 Best Picnic Sweets

You’ve lunched on sandwiches, nibbled on potato salad and slaws, then washed it all down with a refreshing iced tea. What’s next? Dessert, of course. But with the summer sun pounding up above, it’s best to avoid delicate layered cakes or quick-to-melt ice cream. Before you head out, fill up your baskets with these champion […]

Sifted: Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sandwiches, Shrimp Rolls + More

5 Hot Links We’re Loving: 1. This isn’t your childhood ice cream sandwich. Half Baked Harvest‘s grown-up take packs a scoop of peanut butter cup ice cream into hot-from-the-oven pretzel buns. 2. The size of little cream puffs, Cooking for Keeps’ mini dill-flecked shrimp rolls are the perfect summer substitute for tea sandwiches. 3. To make this […]

Meatless Monday: Monster Mushroom Burger

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of life. It’s not a campaign to turn everyone in the world vegetarian or vegan; in fact, many involved are meat-lovers. Eating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving […]

Summer Fest: 5 Picnic Potluck Ideas

By the time summer rolls around, we’re usually ready to push our casserole pans and dutch ovens into the dusty back corners of our kitchen cabinets. Not so fast — by using fresh summer vegetables, seafood and even berries, you can make lighter one-dish wonders that will feed a crowd without sending them into a […]

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