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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

This recipe is what would happen if your favorite deviled eggs hooked up with a sinfully delicious potato salad.

Rich, creamy, tangy, eggy and starchy, this is everything you want in a July Fourth side salad.

This also happens to be a lovely do-ahead recipe. In fact, we highly recommend you prep it the day before to give the flavors more time to marry.

Just hold off on the smoked paprika garnish until just before serving.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
This May 18, 2015 photo shows Father's Day Dagwood sandwich in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

You know what Dad really wants for Father's Day this year? A sandwich.

No, seriously. Guys generally are not complex creatures. And they don't tend to ask for much.

The occasional electronic gizmo (which they'd rather pick out for themselves anyway, thank you very much). Maybe tickets to a sports game. Perhaps somebody else to mow the lawn for once.

Heck, even just a night off to play poker with his buddies.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
AP Photo/Matthew Mead Chili-stuffed avocados

There's no real shocker here avocado pairs delightfully with a rich and meaty chili.

But I decided to pair them in a fresh way that is just right for summer grilling season.

Rather than simply whip up a pot of chili and scatter some diced avocado over it, I decided to spoon mounds of chili into pitted avocado halves, top everything with cheese, then pop the entire delicious mess on the grill until melty and bubbly.

The chili in this recipe is intentionally simple and meaty. Of course feel free to substitute your favorite chili recipe, or add to mine as you see fit.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
This April 27, 2015 photo shows infused lemonades, from left, cucumber, mixed berry, herb, mango chili and watermelon in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

We're going to come at this one a little backward, and you're going to love us for it.

Straight up fresh lemonade is, of course, delicious. It's the classic summer refreshment. And we're going to walk you through making a truly wonderful basic lemonade, as well as some terrific infused lemonades that doctor up that basic batch with some fantastic complementary flavors.

But first, let's move way beyond basic.

Because as good as a straight up lemonade is, we can't help but think it gets even better when you add a little splash of something adults-only.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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As spring brightens the weather and fills the world with blooms, grocery stores and farmers markets are being brightened by the vibrant red hue of rhubarb.

Popping up all over home gardens and restaurant menus, rhubarb has experienced a renaissance over the past few years. Chefs and home cooks alike have rediscovered the tart and tangy flavor these colorful stems add to all kinds of dishes, whether fresh or frozen.

Bring the taste of spring to your kitchen this season with these rhubarb recipes from Taste of Home.

Rhubarb Citrus Punch

Yield 12 servings

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Unofficial start of summer

This weekend is the unofficial launch of the summer season. QVC's resident foodie, David Venable, has several recipes to help you get the summer off to a tasty start.

Grilled Chicken Breast with Pico de Gallo

Serves 4

Pico de Gallo:

4 ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped

1 small white onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped

1 1/2 tablespoon lime juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Chicken:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
This April 13, 2015 photo shows herb compound from left, steak, citrus and herb butter in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

It's summer and your grill is about to go into overdrive. At the start of the season you'll probably be content to cook up perfectly seared, but otherwise unadorned steaks, chops and portobello mushrooms. A few weeks down the road, you may want to dress them up a little bit. Flavored butters do the trick beautifully.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
AP PHOTO Grilled red onions and shishito peppers with peanut sauce.

Much as I love my grill for the low-and-slow magic it works with a monster hunk of pork butt or a thick, beefy steak, I find it often shines brightest on more tender fare, such as peppers, corn and mushrooms.

Soft produce such as these blister and brown so nicely under the intense heat of the grill. They absorb the flavors of the smoke and char, and transform from something raw and watery to a savory and robust treat. So to kick off grilling season, I created a simple and fast grilled vegetable dish that would play up the smoke and char.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
AP Photo/Matthew Mead Not sure about the idea of beets in a cake? Believe it or not, you won't even know they are there. But you will know this is an incredibly moist and rich chocolate cake, and that's what matters.

Mom always said to eat your vegetables. So call this getting even ... Make her vegetables as a Mother's Day dessert.

Or maybe it's just the ticket for letting her know how much you listen to what she's always saying. We took beets and incorporated them into a delicious, moist and surprisingly rich chocolate cake. To up its lovability even more (because hey, your mom loves you) we added sweet-tart raspberries and serve the whole thing with a luscious buttermilk cream.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
AP Photo/Matthew Mead Mother's Day tea sandwiches.

Some moms want a spa day. Some moms crave chocolate. And some moms just want a little fancy pampering.

If your mom falls into that last category, consider throwing her a tea party this Mother's Day.

And it's so much easier than it sounds.

Brew up some of her favorite teas. Purchase some high-quality sweets some beautiful candies and chocolates, as well as some delicate cakes are ideal.

True to the tea party theme, everything should be small. So if you can't find small pastries, get some that are easily cut and divided.