Crispy Chorizo Dogs

I am not going to talk about how hot it’s been the past few days. I just won’t. I will, however, talk about how due to things that I won’t talk about, all my best-laid plans for elaborate Independence Day foods went pfffft. I opted, instead, for hot dogs: and lots of ‘em. Who here [Read On]

Fabulous Homemade Ranch Dressing

This one’s for my friend, Peg. Peg bakes magnificent bread and sells it at our farmers’ market in Angelica, New York. Peg pointed a baguette at me last Saturday and said, “Rebecca. You need to do Ranch dressing. Soon.”  When someone brandishes bread at me, I listen. It didn’t hurt that Peg was doing a [Read On]

Sweet Tea Ice Pops | Make Ahead Mondays

I have a confession to make but I’m going to do it quickly and quietly because I’m going to offend the entire South in one fell swoop. (Idon’tlikesweettea.) There. I said it. I just don’t. I love tea -don’t misunderstand me- but I like my tea black and bitter… like my attitude in hot weather. [Read On]

Greek Millet Tabbouleh (Gluten-Free)

I’ve been wilting like spinach in a screaming hot pan in this humidity and heat. I dropped two of my boys off at camp and drove away after giving the hairy eyeball to all the counselors to try to ascertain whether or not they were secret closet psychos. Conclusion: They are all wonderful people. I’m [Read On]

Chocolate Covered Banana Pops and Homemade Magic Shell | Make Ahead Mondays

  Well, hello Summer Vacation. That snuck up on us quickly, didn’t it? (My kids would argue that it’s taken forever to get here. Ah, youth.) The boys have already thrown themselves headlong into the summer rhythm of fishing, biking, climbing trees, catching snakes, dabbling toes in brooks and lakes, snacking, and swinging in hammocks. [Read On]

One Ingredient Mango (or Banana) Ice Cream

Around a decade ago, my stepmom, Val,  and my dad gave us a seriously burly juicer as a gift. For those of you well-versed in juicers, I’ll name drop for a second here; it’s a Champion. That thing is jet-engine powerful. And I used that jet engine to make juice. Lots of juice. Juice is [Read On]

Creamy Lemon Lime Popsicles (Three Ingredients) | Make Ahead Mondays

Is school officially out for the summer where you are? We’re on the cusp here. So very close! We just have a couple standardized tests to finish up and it’s FREEDOM for a couple of hazy, lazy (I wish!) months. My kids want that break so badly they can taste it. The weather is hot [Read On]

Salsa Beef and Bean Lettuce Cups

I went to bed the other night all prepared to make delicious little calzones for the family’s dinner the next evening. The next day, the temperature outside was roughly that of the surface of the sun. And humid. Now I don’t know about you, but when it feels like a giant sauna outside, I am [Read On]