Homemade crispy shallots! Fry thinly sliced shallots in a light neutral oil until golden brown. In about 20 minutes, you will have the most irresistible, crunchy fried shallots, perfect for salads, green bean casserole, or finishing off grilled and roasted meats! You will never buy store-bought again! GF, DF, V
These sweet and sour pork skewers are charred, spicy, and just a little sweet! Make up to 2 days in advance, then grill with enough food to feed a crowd. Serve with pineapple skewers and thinly sliced Thai chilis. A super flavorful main to serve at any cookout! GF, DF
Make the most of strawberry season with this light, flavorful strawberry chicken salad! Top fresh baby spinach with roast chicken, strawberries, goat cheese, almonds, and a homemade poppy seed dressing. It'll leave you full and tastes amazing! GF
Homemade salmon ceviche is a celebration of raw, high quality Norwegian salmon that is citrusy, refreshing, and best served with homemade tostadas. Cube salmon, then marinate in fresh lime and lemon juice with thinly sliced red onion. Before serving, toss with jalapeño, chopped tomatoes, avocado, and fresh cilantro. Ceviche makes for an easy appetizer or light meal any day of the week.
We love these easy, flavorful pesto zoodles with salmon for a healthy weeknight dinner! Bake a fresh salmon fillet with tomatoes, then toss with sautéed zucchini noodles, crispy pancetta, and vibrant pesto sauce. Serve with lots of grated Parmigiano Reggiano. Light, but completely satisfying! GF
This easy-to-make zucchini frittata features fresh summer squash, eggs, basil, chives, and cheese. Start on the stove top, then finish in the oven until golden brown and puffed up. A light, but flavorful breakfast or brunch recipe! Vegetarian, GF
When you want something warm, decadent, and sweet, look no further than this easy homemade chocolate cherry dump cake! Combine fresh pitted cherries with store-bought chocolate cake mix, then bake with melted butter to make a fudgy, gooey cake the whole family will love!
This chicken pesto panini is the best sandwich ever! Layer homemade chicken cutlets with pesto sauce, roasted red peppers, fresh arugula, and provolone cheese between slices of thick focaccia bread. Press until the cheese is melted and the sandwich is warm throughout. A great make-ahead lunch that is full of flavor!
These grilled swordfish skewers are so easy to make! Alternate swordfish and lemon slices on skewers, then grill quickly for 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve with a flavorful, homemade Italian salsa verde made from parsley, capers, anchovies, garlic, lemon, and red pepper flakes. A great, healthy swordfish recipe the whole family will love! GF, DF, Whole30
These pulled pork sliders are the ultimate cookout food! Dry rub a boneless pork shoulder the day before, then refrigerate overnight. Smoke for 8-12 hours, then rest and pull the meat. You'll be left with a crispy exterior bark, with tender, juicy pulled pork that is flavored with apple cider vinegar, beer, and warm spices. Serve with our best ever coleslaw recipe and lots of Caroline gold bbq sauce! A 4 ½ lb boneless pork butt will easily yield 3 dozen sliders. GF, DF
This light, crisp coleslaw for pulled pork is crunchy, slightly sweet, but not too creamy. Best enjoyed after at least 1 hour, but holds up well for days! GF, Vegetarian
We love this easy tuna pasta salad! It's inexpensive to make, tastes delicious, has no mayonnaise to be found (instead, we're using a homemade balsamic vinaigrette to dress the salad!), and features our favorite pantry staple: jarred tuna fish! It's sure to elevate any summer picnics or cookouts. Plus, it's easy to make ahead! DF