A wooden table, red and white napkins, with a gray plate with cubes of roasted squash, sprinkled with sea salt, thyme sprigs, and pine nuts.

Roasted Squash with Pine Nuts

A sweet and savory side dish that highlights the ever-lovely delicata squash. And pine nuts, those exotic, buttery, little flavor bombs.

A white platter with melon and cucumber salad with strips of cucumber and melon on a bed of whipped mascarpone, topped with chopped almonds, cilantro and edible flowers.

Melon and Cucumber Salad

The cool combo of cucumber and melon never goes out of style but this version isn’t just gorgeous, it’s also light and refreshing.

A floral tablecloth with a cellar of pink salt, a plate of cornbread, and a pot of field peas and snap beans along with pot liquor and a chunk of salt pork.

Field Peas and Snap Beans

A pretty quick simmer turns field peas and snap beans into a pot full of Southern perfection. The pot liquor that you end up with is tasty as heck, too.

White barn board with a green bowl filled with ice and frozen berries, and 4 deep red raspberry hard seltzer popsicles lying on top, garnished with fresh mint leaves.

Hard Seltzer Popsicles

A fruity, lightly boozy, ice pop for those sweltering summer afternoons. Try a variety of flavors while the sun still shines and you’re looking to chill.

A sliced loaf of hummingbird loaf cake, beside a glass dish of butter and a butter knife.

Hummingbird Loaf Cake

Hummingbird cake is as sweet as it sounds. This snacky, loaf pan version is made with whole wheat flour but still adores a smear of cream cheese icing.

A bowl of butternut queso surrounded by tortilla chips, a hand dipping one into the queso.

Vegan Butternut Queso

A vegan queso dip for anytime you feel like a little snack that’s better-for-you but still super tasty. Perfect for dipping, drizzling, and dousing.

2 chicken gyros filled with romaine, chicken, tomatoes, red onion, pepperoncinis, and tzatziki, with a bowl of tzatziki next to it.

Chicken Gyros

A Mediterranean classic that’s healthy as can be although you’d never guess it from the indulgent taste.

A blue bowl filled with kale, pecans, green apple, and cilantro on a wooden table.

Cilantro Kale Salad

This herby vegan kale salad makes up for other boring salads. Tart apples, pecans, and a creamy dressing give a blast of taste and texture you’ll love.