Orzo Salad with Summer Vegetables and Lemon Basil Dressing

I’m always on the hunt for a good side dish to take to picnics and barbecues. I need variety, because I get bored eating the same dishes, and I like dishes that feature fresh summer…

Grilled Garlic-Lime Chicken

As far as quick summer dinners go, hamburgers and hot dogs are great, but grilled chicken is my personal favorite. It’s also a must for me at cookouts. We went to a cookout recently, the…

Melon and Tropical Fruit Salad

Growing up, fruit salads were an ever-present dish at family gatherings. I don’t mean the fruit cocktail from a tin can with maraschino cherries. Homemade fruit salad, full of home-canned fruits, like peaches, apricots, and…

Pesto Chicken Pasta

My husband went on a long business trip recently. While I was happy to go with him, it meant living out of a glorified dorm room for several weeks. I didn’t even know if there…