Mini Desserts That Don’t Require Any Baking 

These frozen sweets are perfectly portioned for an afternoon treat or a post-dinner sampling. And, with no baking required, they make the perfect snack for a hot summer day. 

6 Creative Ways to Use Pluots

Plu-whats? These hybrid stone fruits combine the juicy flesh of a plum with the sweetness of an apricot. They ripen quickly and are rarely mealy. And, like plums, they don’t easily bruise. In other words: Yes! 
 Eat them out of hand, or try them in one of the recipes here. May we recom­mend the pluot-of-this-world Monte Cristo?

What You Must Know When Packing a Picnic

How to safely pack your food this summer so you can feast without getting sick.

Here’s Every Type of Clam in One Simple Chart

The lowdown on a half-dozen varieties of shellfish. 

What to Do With Leftover Cornmeal

So you needed cornmeal for that one recipe. Now what? Here, three delicious ways to use the rest. 

6 Inventive Ways to Cook With Ricotta

Six delicious ideas for ricotta, from a breakfast treat to an after-dinner dessert.