Swoops and swirls of ethereally airy whipped cream lend these cupcakes a more adult air. Sort of. You know, in a playing-grown-ups way.
For your little princess, these pink, pink, pink cheesecakes meld a buttery graham-cracker crusts cradle plenty of creamy cheesecake and swirls of raspberry puree. A definite kid-friendly treat.
Sea scallops are threaded onto rosemary branches, brushed with olive oil, and grilled until plump and opaque. On the side is a zingy tomato-ginger chutney.
Coolness personified. A creamy vanilla-honeydew shake is topped with an icy cucumber-lime granita. A must-make recipe for summer entertaining.
Who woulda thunk it? Cubes of sake-ginger-flavored gelatin sit on thin slices of cool cucumber with candied ginger lending a bracing heat.
This cocktail of white Lillet, vermouth, and vodka gets a little bite from a garnish of green olives stuffed with pimento. A summer cocktail party must.
It doesn’t get more classic than this recipe. Gin, cherry brandy, sweet and sour fruit juices, and club soda. Just the thing for an afternoon on the deck.
Sangria goes down under. In this recipe, kiwi, white wine (New Zealand sauvignon blanc), melon liqueur, lemon juice, and pineapple make it festive.
The iconic summer cocktail. Traditionally, this gin-based drink sparked with lemonade and ginger ale, is served with just a floating cucumber and mint.
Chunks of duck breast are steeped in an herby marinate then threaded along with olives and figs on skewers and grilled to perfection.
For perfect golden french fries that are golden and crunchy and fluffy white on the inside, soak them to get rid of the excess starch.
Somewhat akin to a spice cake, this uber autumnal dessert takes a lovely autumnal lilt from pumpkin purée in the batter, maple syrup in the frosting.
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