June through September gardens are awash with juicy red tomatoes, thick green beans, purple eggplants and bushy basil. Fresh vibrant foods are in order. Summer means quick cooking or no cooking.
Tomato Sauce from Scratch
With a windfall of super-ripe tomatoes, Editor Jill Melton whips up a fresh all-purpose tomato sauce that serves a multitude of purposes all summer long.
Juicy Peach Desserts
In the summer when peaches are at their juicy best, a perfect dessert is only a few ingredients away.
Perfect Potlucks: 6 Simple Tips
Follow these simple tips for a stellar summer evening with friends and neighbors.
Glorious Rotten Tomatoes
What do you with an abundance of almost past-their-prime tomatoes? Don’t toss ’em—cook ’em! Here are 10 juicy dishes those juicy jewels are perfect for.
VIPs (Very Important Pies)
Some summer pies are so good they deserve velvet-rope treatment—here’s the creme de la creme of our collection.
No-Bake Fruit Desserts
If you can’t take the heat, don’t get out of the kitchen—just turn off the stove and whip up a dessert using the bounty of fruits available in summer.
Ugly Tomato Contest
America’s ugliest tomato? We’ve got more than 50 of them – the good, the bad and the ugly in all their tomato-ey glory.
Summertime Bean Salads
Kidney, Black, Green, Pinto and Garbanzo beans all get their chance to shine this season in these refreshing salads.
What Is Root Beer?
A frothy favorite for more than a century, root beer has been touted as everything from a health tonic to the better half of a young-at-heart dessert.
Easy Peach and Nectarine Dessert
Showcase freshly plucked peaches in a gingery, buttery crisp that’s perfect for dessert…or a midnight snack.
Green Beans in Season
Whether you call them pole beans, snap beans or rattlesnake beans, green beans by any name are fresh right now and as versatile as can be.
From heirloom beans to fresh field peas, summer legumes are nutritious, fresh and cook in 10 minutes flat—serve some tonight.