Esquire's manliest cocktail order... "old-fashioned, no fruit"
Texas Tea, an orange and lemon laced sweet tea, is a great way to beat the heat.
When it's too hot to cook, summer salads are perfect.
The Everything Stew. A rich stew made with leftovers! So go on, raid your fridge!
The Antidote Cocktail. An answer to the heat of summer with ingredcients like red currants, strawberries and ginger.
Panzanella, Italian Bread Salad by Rita Banci
Grilled Fruit Crisp ~ Keep the kitchen cool with this great grilled dessert!
Bruschetta with Tomatoes & Basil (Bruschetta al Pomodoro). Easy & healthy Italian appetizer.
There are enough shortcuts in this Crab Ravioli with Ginger Broth to keep you out of the kitchen this summer.
Yes, these are edible! Stop by to see how I made these Spools-of-Thread Cake Pops!
Vegan Tomato Scallion Soup flavored with toasted cumin.
A beautiful Orange & Cranberry Cake
Cool off with this Korean Chilled Cucumber Soup!
Tzatziki - Greek Yogurt Sauce and Dip
Pineapple Mint and Strawberry Watermelon Basil Fruit Pops
Bourbon Raspberry Cherry Preserves - sweet with the adult finish of bourbon.
Oh Joy came across this cute crustless lemon meringue pie in a jar from Cube in Los Angeles.
Bluebird cake — plus tips on how to veganize any baking mix!
Absolutely divine white chocolate no bake cheesecake with seasonal fruit from the garden.
Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream and Sorbet Sandwiches
A fun twist on a favorite: a skillet-made chocolate chip cookie!
Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes, a tray of citrusy roast you can put together with one eye closed.
Pan Fried Cauliflower with Yogurt and Soy Sauce - Indian spiced side dish with a hint of Asian flavors
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and Gingersnap Cookies come together in a tasty, frozen treat--Jerry and Ginger Ice Cream
Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk and Coconut Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies ~ Kitchen Simplicity shares this great version of the classic dessert.
Southern Eclipse ~ A cocktail made with Wild Turkey, cognac, maple syrup and an amazing view. Just one of the delicious signature cocktails at The Loft in Montage Laguna Beach.
Gilt Taste presents this oddly hypnotic film of dancing salt shakers that's reminiscent of old dance routines and synchronized swimming.
Homemade marshmallows - messy but fun!
Olivada - When it's too hot to move, this salty, briny, more-ish condiment hits the spot.
Inspired by the drink, Black and Tan Brownies!
Creamy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Sorbet - a cool treat to beat the hot summer weather!
Coconut Fried Shrimp. Crispy little bites of goodness!
Roasted Tomato Soup ~ Gorgeous photos and a great recipe from Sprouted Kitchen.
Grilled watermelon & scallop ceviche: A cool, summery dish inspired by Peruvian fare---and Mark Bittman...
Dark Chocolate Cupcake with Marshmallow Frosting
Ruby Grapefruit & Campari granita - elegant, sophisiticated and super easy!
Tom Kha Khai, a beautiful, aromatic, creamy, chicken curry from Thailand
Frozen Lemon Mousse (serves two). Topped with a warm white chocolate sauce.
Carrot Zucchini Muffins with Candied Ginger
A Pina Colada Cake ~ Made with an alternative to creaming!
Tartes aux Bananes - Traditional Banana Tartlets from Mauritius
Pretzel Bites ~ Food Freak shares this German recipe for fantastic homemade snacks!
flavorful light scones with dried pineapple and orange peel.
6 Minute Mushroom Leek Risotto - Quick and easy risotto any night.
Double Chocolate Mocha Crunch Cupcakes ~ Watch out these tasty cupcakes are big, tall and messy!