Summer Recipes

We love to celebrate summer with all its garden-fresh possibilities! Here you’ll find endless varieties of fresh salads, light meals, and bbq dishes to enjoy all summer long. Everything from our picnic favorites like southern fried chicken, deviled eggs, and potato salad to Scallops au Gratin. And it wouldn’t be summer without our favorite frozen treats and no-bake desserts to get carry us through the dog days of summer.

A vintage Italian serving platter with 7 total glistening barbecued ribs on it

Easy Smoky Fall-Off-The-Bone Oven-Baked Ribs

If you’re wondering how to make tasty BBQ ribs without a grill or a smoker, this oven-baked recipe is a great place to start. They’re really good. Not only are these ribs smoky, sticky, and just a little bit sweet, they’re fall-off-the-bone delicious and take less than 10 minutes to […]

a large rectangular piece of lasagna in a pasta bowl

Abruzzese Almost-Bolognese (Lasagna al Ragù w/Porcini Béchamel)

This melty, cheesy, saucy, beefy lasagna al ragù uses whole sheets of golden fresh egg pasta layered with tomato and beef white wine sauce, creamy porcini béchamel, grated Grana Padano, and mozzarella cheese. It’s full of flavor and it’s much quicker than making authentic Lasagna Bolognese (which you should also […]

a single fluffy cinnamon roll on a dessert plate with the pan of cinnamon rolls visible in the background

Mom’s Famous Cinnamon Rolls (Best Cinnamon Rolls Ever)

This easy homemade cinnamon roll recipe is made 100% from scratch (and we happen to think they’re the best cinnamon rolls ever).  Anyone who knew my Mom also knew her locally-famous cinnamon rolls. These buttery, fluffy-soft, ooey-gooey cinnamon-swirled sweet rolls were some of the first items to be snatched up […]

a serving platter with a stack of beautiful pumpkin-colored pancakes with melting butter, toasted chestnuts and covered with maple syrup

Super Fluffy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes for Two (or a Crowd)

This homemade pumpkin pancake recipe is without a doubt one of our all-time favorites to eat — super fluffy, crispy buttery-edged, and topped with melted butter, roasted chestnuts, and drizzled with pure maple syrup they’re heaven. These pancakes are perfect for fall (and a great way to use up leftover […]

swedish meatballs smothered in a pan gravy on top of a bed of white rice

Easy Swedish Meatballs with Cream Gravy (Köttbullar)

This authentic Swedish meatball recipe is ready in just about 35 minutes. Smothered in a rich flavorful cream sauce, these little meatballs pair perfectly with a side of rice or mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam or this 10-minute fruitti di bosco sauce. Plus, they’re a cinch to make — perfect […]

Pan-seared golden brown butterflied turkey thigh with herbs, olive oil, and halved shallots in a cast iron skillet

Easy Oven-Roasted Turkey w/Shallots & Herbs

This tender juicy oven-roasted turkey recipe is delicious and ready in just under an hour. Seasoned with shallots, garlic, and our favorite fall herbs, it’s just as perfect to make for healthy mid-week meals as it is for anyone looking for a much easier roasted turkey option for Thanksgiving (or […]

a small glass Weck jar with homemade BBQ seasoning spice rub in it

Easy Homemade BBQ Spice Rub (Barbecue Dry Rub)

This all-purpose BBQ seasoning recipe adds a smoky southern barbecue flavor to everything from grilled chicken, to pork ribs, turkey, shrimp, tofu, and even vegetables. We love this house blend because you can add it to just about anything whether you’re smoking, roasting, pan-searing, or grilling. And it’s a great […]

an oval platter of Singapore Mei Fun noodles with shrimp, carrots, cabbage, scallions

20-Minute Singapore Mei Fun Noodles (Shrimp Mei Fun)

A takeout favorite you’ll find on just about every Chinese-American restaurant menu, Singapore noodles couldn’t be easier to make at home. These delicious rice noodles get their bright yellow color (and flavor) from curry powder and are filled with shrimp, eggs, carrots, Napa cabbage, onions, and scallions. Plus, it’s a […]

delicious golden brown grilled chicken shawarma with a sprig of fresh oregano on top

15-Minute Grilled Chicken Shawarma (with Homemade Shawarma Seasoning)

This delicious grilled chicken shawarma recipe is bursting with Middle Eastern flavors and it takes just 15 minutes to make.  Juicy tender grilled (or pan-seared) chicken thighs get a generous dusting of our easy DIY shawarma seasoning that is full of warm, smoky, spicy, tangy, and well-balanced flavors giving you […]

Shawarma spice blend on a plate in individual mounds not yet mixed together

Delicious Shawarma Seasoning (tastes great on everything)

Make a quick batch of this easy DIY shawarma seasoning to flavor all of your favorite Middle Eastern-inspired dishes including beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, falafel, fish, chickpeas, or even tofu. We’re partial to this house blend of spices because it’s warm, smoky, spicy, tangy, and incredibly well-balanced with no one […]