All-American cookout and picnic favorites like hamburgers and barbecue, comfort dishes like macaroni and cheese and New England clam chowder, American cuisine stars the recipes of new American chefs and home cooks, plus classic dishes like American Chop Suey and Shoo-Fly Pie.
Ruby Grapefruit and Avocado Salad
Creamy avocado finds its ideal foils in tangy citrus, crunchy nuts and buttery lettuce.
Banana Bread with Toasted Walnuts
This version of banana bread has less oil for fewer calories and some whole-wheat flour for more nutrition—but you wouldn’t know it from the taste.
Honey-Mustard Chicken with Roasted New Potatoes
Boneless skinless chicken thighs are usually less expensive than breasts.
Rustic Cornmeal Cake with Macerated Berries
Cornmeal and fresh berries give this summery dessert a rustic, country-style flavor.
Grape and Apple Crisp
We’re so used to eating grapes free-hand we forget they make wonderful contributions to comfort dessert recipes such as this crisp.