A white plate with sesame noodles, garnished with cilantro, peanuts, and sesame seeds, with a fork and a bowl of green onions and soy.

Sesame Noodles

A spicy Asian-inspired noodle bowl can be yours in well under an hour. Peanuts, cilantro, sesame oil, soy sauce–it’s all here.

A white bowl filled with potato salad with dill, including quartered red-skinned potatoes, tossed with dill, scallions, and lemon zest.

Potato Salad with Dill

A simple little potato salad that packs a surprising punch of flavors, with no mayo needed. Tangy, zesty, and silky all at once.

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 white rectangular platter with a puff pastry tart filled with caramelized onions, feta cheese, and oregano.

Onion and Feta Cheese Tart

Sweet caramelized onions and Greek feta cheese make this tart an ideal companion with a salad. It’s especially easy with store-bought puff pastry.

2 dark chocolate sandwich cookies filled with white cream filling, leaning against a glass of milk.

Whoopie Pies

This updated version of Devil Dogs is chocolate-y, cake-y cookies sandwiching a creamy, vanilla-y filling.

A wooden table with a pitcher and a green plate holding a chocolate bundt cake drizzled in chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Reason number #456 to love summer? This luxuriously decadent yet relatively, marginally, healthful chocolate zucchini cake. Seriously.

A white with 6 slices of corn on the cob, covered with coconut milk and a mixture of spices.

Spiced Corn on the Cob

Fresh corn is another of those perfect summer foods–sweet and crisp. And it’s even better when slathered with coconut and spices.

A large rectangular key lime pie cut into sixths, covered with whipping cream and slices of lime, covered with lime zest and sliced limes next to it.

Key Lime Rum Tart

A tangy and creamy dessert that gets a bit of an edge from rum and piles of whipped cream on top. A graham cracker crust never hurt, either.