In its ideal form, crab dip is a warm, decadent party pleaser full of creamy, meaty seafood and savory spices.
When store displays of beach towels and flip-flops are replaced by three-ring binders and backpacks, change is in the air.
Sausage and onions are a classic pairing that sounds tailor-made for the grill.
This colorful vegetable casserole has a striking look but a simple approach.
Shrimp can turn from moist and juicy to rubbery and dry in the blink of an eye over the heat of a grill.
There is a time for steaming bowls of hearty stew and savory chili. This is not it.
Peppery watercress balances the sweetness of the grapefruit and the richness of the avocado and salmon in this light, bright dinner salad.
For an easy, rustic dessert, you really can't beat a cobbler. With a fleet of tender biscuits floating on a sea of sweet fruit, a good cobbler can hold its own against any fancy cake or pastry.
The unmistakable flavor of Old Bay seasoning is the key ingredient in many seafood dishes north, south and west of the Chesapeake Bay, particularly anything to do with crab and crayfish.
Good fortune just smiled on Michael Pan. Viewers of NBC's TODAY show July 10 saw nutrition and wellness contributor Dave Zinczenko showcase a few of his favorites from among about 200,000 items featured at the recent Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.
Although most people think of pesto as an Italian sauce made with herbs (most famously, basil), many ingredients can be ably featured in a pesto.
The heart of any great strawberry shortcake is the topping of lightly sugared, juicy, ruby-red strawberries.
If I have one go-to technique for grilling and smoking fish, it is to use a cedar plank. The plank supports the delicate fish as it cooks and doubles as a serving platter.
It's summer. It's hot. And we still need to make dinner.
July is National Hot Dog Month, and that sent me digging into the back story of one of America's favorite foods. What an entertaining side trip it was.
You don't need a campfire to capture the flavors of s'mores; the combination of wheaty graham crackers, rich chocolate, and sweet, gooey toasted marshmallow is good any time of year.
Hand-cut vegetables marinated in seasoned vinegar are the key to this stellar gazpacho.
Holy mother of summer, it's gotten hot.
This is one of those salads that just saves the day over and over again.
Let's say you wanted to land a luxurious rib-eye steak at the center of your Fourth of July picnic, but worried about being able to afford it.