I love sandwiches. I think I could eat them for every meal if I had the chance and in the summer sandwiches are perfect for lunch, dinner, picnics, parties, buffets, hanging out outside or just about any time. They take only a little effort, little to no cooking and you can have a great meal without heating up the house. Saveur has put together over 20 great summertime sandwich recipes so you can have great ideas for the summer on any time during the year. Check it out!
Monthly Archives: July 2015
Summertime, with all of the great fruits that are available, screams out for pie-making. I have already made several pies myself this summer and hope to get to make some more, making use of all of the berries and stone fruit you can get this time of year. Saveur has put together a great collection of over 20 summer pies and tarts you can try to settle your pie craving this year. Check it out!
Easy dinners are great no matter what time of ywear it may be, but having some easy dinners to make are even better in the summer when it is too hot to spend hours in the kitchen or you just want something quick. Delish has 40 easy summer family dinner ideas for you to give you a little bit of everything to try and choose from to make dinnertime easy. Check it out!
It wasn’t until the past year or so that I started making my own pizza dough and doing more experimenting with pizzas, but boy am I glad I did. everyone enjoys pizza and trying out different combinations, types of dough, crusts and more can lead to the discovery of all kinds of great flavors. new York Times Cooking has put together 27 great pizza recipes to cover everything you need to make dough and all kinds of pizzas to delight in. Check it out!
There is nothing more discouraging then going to the grocery store and picking out some fruit or vegetables that you think was really good only to get it home and find out it is flavorless, bitter or just plain disappointing. It can even happen when you go to farmer’s markets, so it is always a good idea to know just what to look for so that you can spend your money wisely and get something that tastes great. Refinery 29 has put together a list of some of the top summer produce and what you should look for so you can see when something is ripe and at its best. Check it out!
I think hot dogs are one of those things most people take for granted. Some people may not eat them at all and they get little respect from cooks because they seem easy to make and don’t have much to them, but the fact is that you can cook a hot dog incorrectly and it can really mess up your cookout. Bon Appetit has set forth 5 rules for cooking your hot dogs the right way so that you make sure that the fire is right, the buns are right, you have the right condiments (ketchup vs. mustard? I am a mustard guy!) and everyone loves what you offer. Check it out!
I love one-dish dinners, especially during the weeknights when getting dinner on the table can sometimes seem hectic as you try to figure out what you can do. When you are able to get your meat and vegetables all in one place and have only one pot to clean up, it is a great night! Bon Appetit has put together 21 of their best one-dish dinners that you can try for any night of the week when you want a great meal with easy clean-up. Check it out!
Summer fruit are always some of my favorites of the year. I just love all of the berries, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines and everything else that comes along in the summer. There are so many different things you can do with all of it, from making a simple fruit salad (or a complex one), smoothies, ice cream and of course great pies and cobblers. Food52 has put together 12 great summer fruit recipes that you can try to tempt your taste buds with the best fruits of the season. Check it out!
One of the favorite summertime (or really any time of year) pastimes is to go camping. Just because you are going camping does not mean you cannot eat a great meal along the way. All it takes is bringing the right ingredients, tools (don’t forget your cast iron pan) and a campfire and you can have fantastic meals during your trip. Bon Appetit has put together 25 camping recipes that are perfect for your next outdoor trip. Look them over and see what you can make next time you go camping. Check it out!
French cooking is considered among the finest and most elegant in the world. If you are celebrating Bastille Day and want to try your hand at some traditional French recipes, Saveur has posted 50 classic French recipes that you can give a try and reach new gastronomic heights. Check it out!