Recipes

Turning your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

Turning your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

Those darn zucchini! There’s an army of them occupying your garden right now and each one is as big as a blimp.

Classic frozen pop from childhood remade as a pie

Classic frozen pop from childhood remade as a pie

After a few misfires, I settled on combining a high-end orange soda with vanilla ice cream in the blender, then pulsing until smooth, but still milk shake-thick. It was simple.

What to serve with your Labor Day burgers and dogs

What to serve with your Labor Day burgers and dogs

In place of the classic potato salad, we created a squash and apple lookalike.

Summer fruit crisp cooked in the most summery way

Summer fruit crisp cooked in the most summery way

The dessert is made for easy entertaining since you can assemble it early in the day and grill it just before you want to eat it.

Use garden harvest for fruit or green smoothies

Use garden harvest for fruit or green smoothies

“Follow the harvest and work with whatever is ripening,” said Nan Chase, who with DeNeice Guest wrote the new “Drink the Harvest” (Storey Publishing).

Keep Labor Day healthy with grilled chicken salad

Keep Labor Day healthy with grilled chicken salad

Allow me to propose an alternative — a dish that’s simultaneously light and refreshing and substantial: chicken paillard.

A shaved salsa that needs no tomatoes, no chopping

A shaved salsa that needs no tomatoes, no chopping

We generally assume two things about salsa that we shouldn’t.

10 Things: 10 fresh ways to dress corn on the cob

10 Things: 10 fresh ways to dress corn on the cob

It’s hard to improve on the delicious simplicity of summer perfect corn on the cob slathered with butter and sprinkled with salt.

Corn adds sunny side to dinner omelet with salmon

Corn adds sunny side to dinner omelet with salmon

If possible, you want not only to buy it from a farm stand or farmers market, but to do so in the morning.

Sangria, roasted peppers make entertaining easy

Sangria, roasted peppers make entertaining easy

When it comes to summer entertaining, it’s not hard to impress.