Summer: the season of fresh berries, beach picnics, lobster shacks.
Between pricey farmers’ market produce (though we can help you make the most of your farmers' market), travel and dining out, make room in your schedule—and on your terrace, if you have one—for dining in.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by summer’s bounty, and it's even easier to spend a lot of money going out with friends.
We've made a five-piece dinner plan perfect for summer entertaining, so you don't even have to think about it (these recipes are also great on their own if you're cooking for yourself).
We'll keep you out of the kitchen as much as possible.
Spend your afternoon outside, then come in just in time to toss the salad and get the chicken going. You can butter and season the garlic bread ahead of time, and repurpose the extra baguette for the hors d’oeuvres, a crostini that makes great use of a budget amount of brie.
Four lucky readers will each win two tempting cookbooks for their kitchen: Ed Levines "Serious Eats" and Anne Burrell's "Cook Like a Rockstar." To enter, go to our Facebook giveaway page and tell us what your favorite summer food is!