A champagne glass of Sgroppino, also called Lemon Chill, on a blue plate

Sgroppino | Lemon Chill

This Italian sipper swirls together vodka, Prosecco, and lemon sorbet to ridiculously satiating, giggle-inducing effect.

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  • 5 M
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  • 6
Two ricotta calzones with sausage and broccoli rabe, one cut in half, the other whole, on a wire rack

Calzones with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Sorta like a slice of pizza that’s folded in half to form a pocket, a calzone is a doughy bundle of indulgent loveliness. This one melds sausage, broccoli rabe, and ricotta cheese.

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A green plate of grilled fresh figs with country ham wrapped over mascarpone cheese, and blue cheese

Grilled Fresh Figs with Country Ham

Plump figs are slathered with blue cheese and mascarpone cheese, wrapped in southern country ham, and grilled. Consummate finger food before the barbecue.

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A wooden bowl filled with golf-ball-size fried potato and chouriço balls on a wooden tray

Chouriço and Potato Balls

Portuguese tater tots. That’s how we think of this mashup of potatoes, chouriço, and onion that’s deep-fried until crisp and golden on the outside and impossibly airy yet rich on the inside.

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  • 10
Spiced Peach Shortcakes

Spiced Peach Shortcakes

This riff on classic shortcake swaps gently spiced peaches for strawberries and they take their place between layers of tender biscuits and softly whipped cream with grace and ease. You’re welcome.

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  • 55 M
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A raspberry crostata--a rustic tart with the crust folded over a filling of raspberries--on a sheet of parchment

Raspberry Crostata

Sometimes a pie craving is just too strong to wait for a plate and fork and fussily crimping a top crust. Enter this easy peasy yet elegant crostata.

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  • 1 H, 50 M
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Baked Feta

Baked Feta and Figs

“Comes together in no time.” “Immensely delicious.” “A keeper.” That’s what folks are saying about this ridiculously easy yet elegant appetizer (or, who are we kidding, simple summer supper).

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  • 25 M
  • 8
Blueberry Tart

Blueberry Mascarpone Tart

Quite possibly the best mingling of blueberries, lemon, mascarpone cheese, and pastry to ever grace a dessert table. We swear it’s going to make you a legend among friends.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H
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Infused Water

How to Infuse Water

Why spend half your paycheck on pricey infused waters when you can make them at home? It’s easy, inexpensive, and lovely.

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  • 8 H, 5 M
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A stone bowl of mint pesto with a knife on top on a metal sheet pan

Mint Pesto

A novel take on the classic. Mint leaves, peanuts, Parmesan, lemon, garlic, and peanuts (yes, peanuts), are blitzed in a food processor. It’s great on lamb, chicken, salmon, and pasta.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
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Grapefruit Campari Popsicles

Campari and Grapefruit Popsicles

After trying these, you just may need to purchase a second popsicle mold—one to keep separate and at the ready for mommy’s special popsicles.

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  • 15 M
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Spiced Chicken with Roasted Cauliflower Tagine

Best Negroni

We upended the proportions of gin, vermouth, and Campari to create a better, stiffer, spiffier negroni cocktail.

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  • 5 M
  • 4
Cutting board with grilled skirt steak tacos, sliced jalepenos, tortillas, lime wedges, pickled onions, cilantro

Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos

Slightly spicy with a hint of sweet. Not to mention oh so satisfying. And did we mention fast and easy?

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