Celebrate summer with our effortless recipes that keep it easy. Bring friends together with our party-perfect dishes and truly refreshing cocktails, all served up family-style. Plus, we have creative twists on the quintessential summer dessert -- buttery, fruit-filled shortcakes!
Spend a warm summer night surrounded by close friends and family. Bring everyone to the table with simple summer recipes like Creamy Sweet Potato Salad and Smoky Slider Skewers, all served up on one platter. Keep things sweet with our inventive twists on classic shortcakes and pitcher-perfect cocktails. These delicious dishes are vibrant, flavorful, and carefree -- perfect for summer.
It wouldn't be summer without classic strawberry shortcakes. We're sure you'll swoon over these light, buttery cakes topped with juicy, macerated strawberries and fresh whipped cream.
An adults-only take on classic lemonade, this super-refreshing drink screams summer. Plenty of torn fresh basil ups the wow factor.
Make the most of fresh summer spinach with a vibrant pesto. Our version blends nutty almonds, plenty of lemon, and Parmesan cheese for loads of flavor.
Chocolate-lovers, rejoice! Our fudgy shortcakes get triple the indulgence from cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and chocolate-hazelnut spread.
Editor's Tip: Add a splash of raspberry liqueur to your whipped cream for a burst of flavor.
Our food editor Hali shows you how to make our decadent, rich chocolate-hazelnut shortcakes.
An unexpected but delicious combination of juicy peaches and fresh sweet corn comes together in this farm-inspired salad. The sweet, bright flavors sing summer.
Editor's Tip: Want a smokier salad? Grill the corn first.
Not all salads start with lettuce. Our Mediterranean-inspired salad is perfect for a filling lunch or light dinner. We loved the dressing so much, we had it for dinner the next day spooned over grilled chicken.
We've got dinner covered. Our juicy pork chops are topped with brown sugar and chili powder, then pan-seared to caramelized perfection. Temper the sweet, spicy heat with a zippy cilantro pesto.
Escape the heat with this refreshing summer spritzer. Lillet, a light, fruity French wine, and bubbly Prosecco make the perfect summer sipper. Garnish your glass with fresh citrus fruit and mint.
See our potluck-perfect sweet potato salad come together! Plus, get our secret for ultra-flavorful potatoes.
A perfect pairing of savory and sweet, these buttery shortbread cookies have an unexpected twist. Fresh thyme, lemon, and honey bring delicate flavor while cornmeal adds texture.
This quick weeknight-meal soup tastes like its been slow-simmered all day. Adding corncobs to the broth infuses the soup with a deep, intense corn flavor.
Editor's Tip: Not a fan of cheddar cheese? Try Swiss or Parmesan in the biscuits.
Play up the fruitiness of extra virgin olive oil with sweet, citrusy oranges. Perfect for slicing and sharing, this elegant shortcake is layered with the most decadent mascarpone cream.
A bright mix of cilantro and lime gives this edamame-studded quinoa salad a fresh, tangy flavor. We love it served with grilled chicken, fish, or pork.
Editor's Tip: Both edamame and quinoa are packed with protein, which means this healthy salad will keep you full and satisfied.
Our sweet and refreshing rose cooler is a must-have for your next summer party. Delicate St. Germain and sweet rose wine perfectly complement cooling cucumber slices.
Skewer up a classic steak-and-potato dinner! A dill-seed dry rub gives the skewers an earthy, grassy flavor. We love them served with ranch dressing.
Crunchy almonds and nutty spelt flour make a rustic, crumbly cake, perfect for sopping up juicy apricots. Finish the bowl with a generous dollop of mascarpone whipped cream.
Spice up your salmon dinner! Our chile-laced salmon cakes pack a punch of fiery Sriracha in every bite. Serve them over spinach for a light yet ultra-flavorful meal.
Transform classic creamed spinach into an airy, dinner-worthy dish. We've kept all the delicious creaminess but lightened it up with whipped egg whites and fresh herbs.
Sweet tomatoes (two kinds!) pack a flavor punch in this fresh condiment. We love it on everything from scrambled eggs to sandwiches.
It's no secret we love cocktails. This playful riff on a classic dark and stormy is the perfect toast to summer. Your guests will love each gingery sip.
Melt-in-your-mouth ricotta and spinach dumplings have become our go-to warm-weather comfort food. You'll love the bright, fresh flavor of zesty lemon peel and sharp Asiago cheese.
Keep a bottle of our sweet pickled peppers in the fridge -- you'll be putting them on everything. The addictive spicy-sweet crunch kept us coming back for more.
Add a cool, crunchy twist to your next bowl of guacamole. Simply stir in chopped seedless cucumbers for a refreshing riff on everyone's favorite dip.
Slightly tart and super refreshing, lemon thyme gives this lemonade sophisticated flair. We keep it sweet with fresh peaches and peach nectar.