Pie IS nostalgia. And this particular Lemon Icebox Pie represents my own personal stroll down memory lane, complete with sighs and happy feelings. There’s just something about a creamy, dense lemon filling topped with sour cream, settled on top of a graham cracker crust. It’s one of those old-fashioned desserts that takes you back in Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: July 21st, 2018

Do you love pie, but stress about the crust? Welcome to a very large club. Never fear. Homemade pies aren’t just for those people who were born with the domestic gene. After making this graham cracker crust, you will be able to start your very own new club called “Look, Ma, I Made a Pie!” Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: July 21st, 2018

This month, Summer Miller is back, sharing her meal plans for July. Summer is a mom, a full-time food writer, and also helps test the fabulous recipes we bring you every week at Simply Recipes. Midway through July, my kitchen counters usually succumb to their seasonal role as garden vegetable display tables. Every available surface is covered Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: July 21st, 2018

Tacos are my “single girl” food. You know, the food that you make whenever your partner, kids, or roommates are out of town and you get to sit down and be really honest about what you and only you feel like eating? I never tire of them and am always looking for ways to amp Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: July 18th, 2018

Jackfruit is turning up in more grocery aisles and restaurant menus these days. Although I am occasionally skeptical of new food trends, this nutritious, tasty fruit looks like it’s here to stay in my pantry thanks to its versatility and affordable price. Continue reading “What is Jackfruit and How Can You Use It?” »

Category: Recipes | Date: July 18th, 2018

Blueberries! Strawberries! Raspberries! Just give me ALL the berries! The love for sweet, ripe, juicy berries and other fruits has always been strong in my family — my mom often says that the one thing she could be sure my brother and I would eat when we were kids was the fruit salad. For me, Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: July 17th, 2018

There is a true beauty to one-skillet dinners, and it’s not just the fact that there is only one pan to wash. It’s just very satisfying to place a skillet right in the middle of the table and scoop out essentially your whole meal. It’s family style dining at its best. (Just be careful of Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: July 16th, 2018

Packed with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers—not to mention Kalamata olives and feta cheese—this pasta salad has all the flavor of your favorite Greek salad! The lemony garlicky dressing is also flavorful enough to stand up to olives and feta, but it doesn’t overpower the more delicately flavored ingredients such as cucumber and tomato. Continue Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: July 15th, 2018

One thing we gardeners can count on in the peak of summer is a surplus of zucchini and tomatoes, right? That basil plant in the corner of the garden bed is pretty happy too. If you are looking for ideas of what to make with the most summery of summer produce, check out this zucchini Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: July 14th, 2018

Many sweet and savory pie recipes require pre-baking or “blind baking” a crust. No one really knows where the term got its name, but “blind” baking a crust means baking it without a filling. Continue reading “How to Blind Bake a Pie Crust” »

Category: Recipes | Date: July 14th, 2018