Summer Melon Salad [RECIPE]

Summer Melon Salad is a subtly sweet and totally delicious. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

When summertime melons are at the peak of freshness, they are quite delicious on their own. But sometimes we bring them together in this wonderful side dish that guests always seem to remember. Drizzled and tossed in a subtle citrus glaze, these warm weather treats suddenly go from yum to wow!

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Tartar Sauce [RECIPE]

Tartar Sauce
Make your own tartar sauce. It’s super easy! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Nearly every time we buy a jar of tartar sauce at the store, we wind up tossing it out because it expires before we can use it all. Now we just make it ourselves. It tastes better, is super fresh, and it makes the perfect amount for one dinner. Best of all, it is really easy to prepare. Serve it with fish, French fries, or even on top of your favorite burger.

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Herb Melon Salad [RECIPE]

Herb melon salad
Chill out with this delicious herb melon salad. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Earth is heating up pretty much everywhere, but especially here in Texas where we are no stranger to triple digit temperatures. On those super-hot days, we actively avoid cranking up the oven and prefer to look for refreshing, cool eats like this herb melon salad. Using farm fresh melons and herbs straight from our backyard, this is one of those dishes that only gets tastier the longer it sits in the fridge. If you plan to entertain, make it a day ahead for optimal flavor. It goes great with pretty much everything!

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Zucchini and Ham Pie [RECIPE]

Zucchini and Ham Pie
Our Zucchini and Ham Pie comes together in about 30 minutes! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Every summer, zucchini always seems to grow plentifully. This is a fabulous way to transform that squash into a quick, easy, and delicious dish your family will love. Just serve with a tossed green salad for a complete meal or serve it as a yummy side that goes perfect with your favorite fish or grilled meats.

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Yacov Morad Teaches Us Simple Recipes for Delicious Homemade Liqueurs in ‘Beyond Grapes’ [REVIEW]

Homemade pomegranate liqueur
Learn to make specialty liqueurs at home. (Photo courtesy Canva)

When we travel, we love discovering new vineyards, languishing in their tasting rooms, and sampling new wines. We’ve sipped traditional reds and whites in California, muscadine wines in Texas, and ice wines in Canada. But it wasn’t until we went to New Mexico that we tried pistachio wine! Until that point, we had no idea our favorite adult beverage could be made with anything other than grapes. But it was spectacular, and we couldn’t get enough of it. Now, Israel’s world-famous winemaker Yacov Morad totally blows our minds with Beyond Grapes, a book that proves you can make your own liqueur using any fruit, vegetable, or plant you want!

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