Sausage and Grape Skewers

This recipe, my slightly off-kilter ode to harvest, was adapted from Micol Negrin’s gem of a book, The Italian Grill.

Easy Mushroom Ragu

This easy vegetarian ragu is also an incredibly versatile little number. Toss it with pasta, serve it over polenta, or spoon it onto crostini smeared with goat cheese.

Melone e Limone (Melon and Lemon)

I fell in love with this simple, stunning Melone e Limone (Melon and Lemon) appetizer recently as a simple way to showcase fresh, ripe, peak-season fruit.

“Melted” Summer Squash

This is one of my favorite ways to serve summer squash. You can use any type of squash, but I prefer the denser, green-fleshed varieties, such as zucchini.

Smoky-Sweet Tri Tip

With a tender tri tip steak, wood chips and a hot grill, you can enjoy lip-smacking smoked barbecue any night.

Lime Caesar Dressing

Try this easy, bold-flavored Caesar salad dressing recipe, inspired by Cristina Ferrare’s “Big Bowl of Love.”