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bread and butter pickles recipe
Bread-and-Butter Pickles

Flavor your homemade butter pickles with turmeric and mustard seeds.

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cast-iron apple-blackberry crumble with sour cream whip recipe
Cast-Iron Apple-Blackberry Crumble with Sour Cream Whip

A dollop of tangy whipped cream balances out this dessert's fruity sweetness.

bee's knees shandy recipe
Bee's Knees Shandy

Update this beloved 1920's lemon cocktail with a splash of lager.

lemon creme sandwich cookies recipe
Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies

These easy lemon cookies are half-homemade, half store-bought, and totally delicious.

campari sangria
Campari Sangria

Live up your rosé with this easy sangria recipe featuring oranges and strawberries.

roasted red cabbage and collard green slaw recipe
Roasted Red Cabbage-and-Collard Green Slaw

Add a pop of color to this side salad with bright red cabbage.

salt and pepper charred green beans recipe
Salt-and-Pepper Charred Green Beans

Forget butters and sauces and instead, try this simple (and healthy!) grilled green bean recipe.

smashed buttermilk potato salad recipe
Smashed Buttermilk Potato Salad

Crispy spuds and rich buttercream team up in this easy summer side.

pickled gingery plums recipe
Pickled Gingery Plums

Pickle plums and oranges with a sugary-sweet brine for a refreshing summer dessert.

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apricot sparkler recipe
Apricot Sparkler

This easy fruity Prosecco cocktail takes less than 5 minutes to whip up.

oven-roasted pulled pork recipe
Oven-Roasted Pulled Pork with Sweet-and-Spicy Sauce

Turn this easy barbecue dinner into a fun family activity with a DIY pulled pork bar.

whipped ricotta and grilled bread recipe
Whipped Ricotta and Grilled Bread

Because sometimes you need to indulge in fancy grilled cheese.

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sweet and smoky cedar-planked salmon recipe
Sweet-and-Smoky Cedar-Planked Salmon

Fire up the grill to make this flavor-packed fish dinner.

farro and tomato salad with crispy capers recipe
Farro-and-Tomato Salad with Crispy Capers

Make this colorful farro side dish with a mix of red, yellow, and orange tomatoes.

charred gem lettuce recipe
Charred Gem Lettuce

Dress up grilled lettuce with shaved cheese and creamy dressing.

bourbon bbq glazed pork chops
Bourbon BBQ Glazed Pork Chops

Liven up your pork chops with this homemade barbecue sauce featuring a splash of whiskey.

grilled hot dogs
Grilled Hotdogs with Fixin's

Top your dog with one of three easy, flavor-packed fixin's.

Vegetable Kebabs with Lemon-Scallion Vinaigrette
Vegetable Kebabs with Lemon-Scallion Vinaigrette

Pair your cookout burgers or grilled chicken with this summer veggie medley.

creamy potato salad
Creamy Potato Salad

Dijon mustard and lemon juice balance out this potato salad's creamy flavor.

Charred Corn Salad
Charred Corn Salad

The secret's out: This easy corn salad is actually just another excuse to eat queso.

Mini Stars Berry Pies
Mini Stars Berry Pies

Celebrate America with these patriotic triple-berry pies (and a scoop of ice cream).

old fashioned lemonade
Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Give your summer lemonade patriotic flair with red and blue berries.

orange-chamomile cake
Orange-Chamomile Cake

This zesty cake is the real deal, complete with freshly steeped tea.

tangy potato salad
Tangy Potato Salad

Spoiler alert: Pickle lovers will love this tangy side dish.

coriander-maple glazed carrots
Coriander-Maple Glazed Carrots

Add gorgeous color to your plate with this sweet and nutty carrot side.

bunny sugar cookies
Bunny Sugar Cookies

These sweet Easter treats double as decorations.

lillet spritz
Lillet Spritz

Give this bubbly Prosecco cocktail some springtime flair by garnishing it with edible flowers.

asparagus, snap pea and radish salad
Asparagus, Snap Pea, and Radish Salad

This springy side salad is packed with healthy greens and cheese.

deep-dish bacon and leek quiche
Deep-Dish Bacon and Leek Quiche

Cheesy eggs and crust—who could ask for anything more?