The Best Vegetables for the Grill This Summer

A few years ago, I picked up a grill basket at Target and, little did I know, that grill basket would open up a whole new world of options as far as veggies go for the grill. I personally love the smoky charred flavor that the grill gives all food, from meats to veggies to even pizza (if you haven’t...

Summer Cookout Staples: Corn on the Cob & Baked Beans

School is out and summer is here - kids everywhere are rejoicing! When warm weather hits, I take full advantage of dining outdoors, because here in Wisconsin, summer does not last long enough. Now that the grill is out and the parties are lined up, it's time to start planning menus. Not much goes better with a summer BBQ than...

5 Foods to Prep for Easy Summer Meals

Many of us go into the school year thinking it’s the busy time of year. But for some reason summer seems even busier in our house. I think it’s because we spend as much time outside (as long as there is daylight) and before I know it, it’s past 6pm and dinner isn’t ready! In an effort to make summer...

Where to Start Planting a Garden with Kids

I have 3 kids, ages 12, 10 and 5. They are at different developmental stages, so I have to be creative when it comes to finding things we can all do (and enjoy!) together. Bike riding is a hit. So is going out to eat and swimming. But this year, I’m trying something new: gardening as a family. My husband...

3 Ways to Use the Whole Watermelon

It’s watermelon season! Today’s guest blog post comes from our friends at the Watermelon Board, who represents 1,500 watermelon growers, shippers and importers nationwide. Their goal is to promote the nutritional, culinary and convenience benefits of watermelon. Nothing screams summer quite like a slice of refreshing watermelon! Watermelon is made up of 92% water, so it’s a natural and delicious...

Grilled Cantaloupe Salsa for Father’s Day

The start of summer brings so many fresh produce varieties to stores and farmer’s markets, including melon. Cantaloupe is one of the sweet varieties of melon that I love and pairs nicely with spicy, lemony flavors. For tips on how to pick, prepare and store cantaloupe, check out the Produce Tips page.  At home, grilling season is our favorite time...

California Strawberry Season is Here + Strawberry Lime Popsicles

Today we’re excited to have California Strawberries guest blogging and sponsoring this post! The commission is responsible for conducting research to support California’s strawberry industry, including sustainable farming practices, production and nutrition research, food safety training and education, marketing and communications, trade relations and public policy. With summertime just around the corner - and an abundance of fruits and veggies...