This Summer, I'm all about apricots. Normally I eat more plums than apricots, but after tasting the best apricot of my life, I can't stop eating them! The soft, sweet fruit is ideal for enjoying out of hand, but it's also wonderful in dessert preparations like this easy tart. It's a no-bake tart with a pistachio-shortbread crust and honey custard. Although this tart is simple to make, the custard needs time to set, so get started on it a couple of hours before you make it. Ready for the recipe? Here it is.
For respite from the harshest Winter days, turn to the simple yet satiating Northeastern staple known as clam chowder. Not only will this soup provide you with warmth in the most bone-chilling weather, but its shellfish base will remind you that balmy Summer days at the beach aren't but several months away. This balanced, nutritious, one-pot meal can be made with shortcuts like bottled clam juice; or, for an extra-special soup, make the seafood base from scratch. To make either version of this New England classic, read more