No ice cream maker required. Just watermelon, citrus, sweetness, mint, and a little time in the deep freeze. Vodka optional. Then all you do is scoop it up and plop it in a pretty bowl.
Rita C., Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Rita C. has tested.
Care Package Brownies
Designed to maintain their just-out-of-the-oven loveliness for days, these are ideal for sharing something sweet with the ones you care, whether via the USPS or porch delivery. Or save ’em all for yourself.
Baked Asparagus with Parmesan and Balsamic Vinegar
These spring spears, buried beneath a behemoth of Parmesan, is making converts of even the most reticent veggie eaters.
Cedar Plank–Grilled Salmon
Imagine, if you can, a technique that imbues salmon with a touch of smoke and ensures your pricey catch doesn’t stick to the grate. You’re welcome.
Herbed Ricotta Dip with Spring Vegetables
True story: This luscious little number inspired one toddler to dip and dunk his way through an entire bag of baby carrots. An entire bag. Behold, the power of the dipper!
Blueberry Yogurt Pie with Granola Crust
We’ve clamored for dessert for breakfast many a time, but breakfast for dessert? With this inspired makeover, you betcha.
Carrot Soup with Leftover Chicken
What’s even more stunning about this soup than its vibrant hue and soulful taste is just how magnificently it serves as a vehicle for leftover roast chicken.