Summer salad captures Minnesota's favorite flavors

This recipe with local cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and corn goes from good to great with the addition of griddled bread cheese.

4 potato salads for your next backyard barbecues

The flavors of the recipes might differ, but the technique is the same. And it's simple if you follow these tips.

Spice up your Independence Day weekend with this hot dog hoedown

Whether you're a purist or love to pile on the toppings, a hot dog can hit the spot.

Blueberry mojitos are the best kind of fruit cocktail

Save some Minnesota blueberries for this refreshing drink — with or without alcohol.

A bite of nostalgia, in the form of ham and cheese sliders

Whether feeding a crowd or just each other, these simple sandwiches hit the spot.

Follow these tips for super-smooth fruit smoothies

Cool, refreshing and healthy, fruit-filled smoothies are the answer to summertime snacks and breakfasts.

How to make chicken gyros at home, no rotisserie required

This recipe for the traditional Greek sandwiches tastes even better when served on Minnesota-made pita or lavash.

3 spice blends you should be making at home

Seasonings like togarashi, chile-lime and za'atar add a light but flavorful touch to whatever's in season.

It's asparagus season and we couldn't be happier

Avoid the temptation to overdo it — simple is best when cooking early season spears.

The genius way to use day-old bread

Try this recipe for savory bread pudding for brunch. It makes the most of leftover bread and can be tailored to your tastes and the season.