Glass jar of pumpkin seed pesto, nearby the lid and a spoon with pesto

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Calling all pesto lovers! This variation on the classic is unconventionally unique and every bit as much a keeper as the familiar rendition with pricey pine nuts.

A small glass filled with cantaloupe granita and a spoon sticking out of it.

Cantaloupe Granita

Icy. Slushy. Sorbet-y. Creamy. Melony. Everything you imagine a granita could be, you’ll find it here.

A batch of vegan chocolate cupcakes on a wire rack with half of them iced and a bowl of frosting beside the cupcakes.

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan chocolate cupcakes. So scrumilicious and deep dark chocolatey no one’s even going to notice they’re vegan. Swear.

Two white bowls filled with shaved zucchini salad, topped with dill sprigs and two forks on the side.

Shaved Zucchini Salad

A jumble of raw shaved vegetables that comes together easily, tastes magnificent, and doesn’t even require you to turn on the stove. Sounds like a summer staple to us.

A red, white, and blue tart with a graham cracker crust, cream cheese filling, and raspberries, blueberries, and blackberry on top

Red, White, and Blue Tart

Simple and stunning. That’s what we think of this ridiculously easy tart made with a graham cracker crumb crust, a luscious cheesecake-like filling made of cream cheese, cream, and sugar, and a scattering of summer berries.

A sheet pan with flattened, crispy potatoes

Easy Smashed Potatoes

Kid friendly. Adult approved. Gluten-free. Vegan. Awesome for entertaining. And even awesomer for when you simply want to stand at the stove and inhale carbs straight from the baking sheet.

Sheet pan and a yellow bowl filled with seafood and chorizo stew of mussels, shrimp, clams, chorizo, and potatoes

Seafood and Chorizo Stew

This seafood and chorizo stew is simply clams, mussels, shrimp, chorizo, potatoes, lemon, and saffron that come together, curiously, in a roasting pan rather than a stockpot. Hands-off and comes together in less than an hour.