Recipes

Tequila and ice cream: A delicious pairing!

Tequila and ice cream: A delicious pairing!

The beauty of this three-ingredient shake is that it is made with ice cream, so you don’t need to add ice and dilute the flavor.

DIY helps make cured salmon an everyday pleasure

DIY helps make cured salmon an everyday pleasure

Cured salmon — with all its rich, salty, savory, lusciously fatty goodness — too often is relegated to the breakfast or brunch table, and even then mostly for special occasions.

Banishing the blues with healthy blueberry muffins

Banishing the blues with healthy blueberry muffins

Ripe, plentiful blueberries are such a highlight of summer that some of us are prone to getting the blueberry blues during the rest of the year.

Taking a sweet and tangy approach to gazpacho

Taking a sweet and tangy approach to gazpacho

Watermelon and tomatoes may seem an unlikely combination, but in this simple, refreshing gazpacho they blend perfectly.

Japanese rice updates the tired old stuffed pepper

Japanese rice updates the tired old stuffed pepper

We started by ditching the ground beef in favor of chicken, then replaced the flavorless white rice with the more robust japonica, a colorful Japanese variety.

Is it worth it to chop your own burgers? You bet!

Is it worth it to chop your own burgers? You bet!

Ground beef tends to be overworked during processing. And overworked beef is tough beef.

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.