Apple Butter-Bourbon Sauce

Serve with bone-in chicken pieces, pork chops, or ham slices. Because the sauce contains sugar, bake or grill the meat until 10 minutes from being done. Brush all sides and continue cooking until sauce has caramelized and meat is coated.

Slow-Cooker Apple Butter

Ideal Apples: As with applesauce, apple butter has a more complex, interesting flavor when a few different varieties of apples are used. Use the same apples as you would for applesauce (McIntosh, Cortland, Fuji, Braeburn, or Rome) or choose spicier varieties like Winesap.

Corn Fritters with Summer Bean Ragout

With fresh basil and a drizzle of reduced balsamic vinegar, the dish expresses a very specific moment in the year. I think you will feel the same.

Zucchini, Sweet Corn, and Basil Benne with Pine Nuts and Mozzarella

Zucchini, corn, and basil are quite a trio — one that I turn to over and over again. Here, they come together in a bright summer pasta showered with lemon juice and studded with pine nuts and mozzarella. I am sure you will want to enjoy it all season long.

Marinated Basil and Garlic Peppers on Goat Cheese Tartines

The peppers on these open-face sandwiches are better than anything you can pull out of a store-bought jar: Sweet and mildly spicy peppers are pan-roasted over high heat to make you think they’ve spent time on a grill.

Brick Chicken with Red Chimichurri Sauce

When food sticks to the bottom of your cast iron skillet, don’t use soap or harsh abrasive sponges to clean it. Instead, fill the skillet with water and place in on your stovetop to boil for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and take off the unwanted food by gently using a pan scraper. Finish up by rubbing the skillet with cooking oil.

Farmers Market Chopped Salad

Make this salad your own by choosing different varieties or colors of tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, herbs or berries.